CHARTER
   EDITOR'S NOTE:  The Mentor-on-the-Lake Charter was approved by the voters on October 4, 1966.  Dates appearing in parentheses at the end of a section heading in this Table of Contents, or at the end of a section or subsection in the text, indicate that such section or subsection was subsequently enacted, amended or repealed on the date given.
   Ordinance 71-6, passed February 12, 1971, proclaimed the Village of Mentor-on-the-Lake to be the City of Mentor- on-the Lake and provided for the ratification and enforcement of all ordinance, resolutions, regulations and rules previously promulgated for the Village of Mentor-on- the Lake under the Constitution and laws of the State and this Charter.
PREAMBLE
ARTICLE I - NAME AND BOUNDARIES
   Section 1.01   Name and Boundaries. (Amended 11-6-79)
ARTICLE II - FORM OF GOVERNMENT AND POWERS
   Section 2.01   Form of Government.
   Section 2.02   Powers.
ARTICLE III - MAYOR
   Section 3.01   Election and Term. (Amended 11-6-84)
   Section 3.02   Qualification. (Amended 11-6-84)
   Section 3.03   Removal. (Amended 11-6-84)
   Section 3.04   Absence or Disability. (Amended 11-7-73; 11-6-84)
   Section 3.05   Duties and Powers. (Amended 11-7-73; 11-6-84)
   Section 3.06   Vacancy. (Amended 11-7-73; 11-6-84)
ARTICLE IV - COUNCIL
   Section 4.01   Composition and Terms. (Amended 11-6-84; 11-4-14)
   Section 4.02   Qualifications. (Amended 11-6-84)
   Section 4.03   Vacancy. (Amended 11-6-84)
   Section 4.04   Removal. (Amended 11-7-73; 11-6-84)
   Section 4.05   Powers.
   Section 4.06   Organization. (Amended 11-4-14)
   Section 4.07   Council Meetings. (Amended 11-7-89)
   Section 4.08   Special Meetings. (Amended 11-7-73; 11-6-84)
   Section 4.09   President and Vice President of Council. (Amended 11-7-73; 11-6-84)
   Section 4.10   General Ordinances and Resolutions. (Amended 11-6-84; 11-2-04)
   Section 4.11   Emergency Ordinances and Resolutions. (Amended 11-7-73)
ARTICLE V - SALARIES AND BONDS (Amended 11-6-84)
ARTICLE VI - DEPARTMENTS
   Section 6.01   Departments. (Amended 11-7-73)
   Section 6.02   Administrative Director. (Amended 11-7-73; 11-6-84)
   Section 6.03   Fiscal Officer. (Amended 11-7-73; 11-6-84)
   Section 6.04   Engineer and Law Director. (Amended 11-6-84)
   Section 6.05   Department of Safety.
   Section 6.06   Department of Service. (Amended 11-7-73)
ARTICLE VII - BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
   Section 7.01   Board and Commissions.
   Section 7.02   Planning and Zoning Commission. (Amended 11-6-84)
   Section 7.03   Board of Zoning Appeals (Amended 11-6-84)
   Section 7.04   Parks and Recreation Board. (Amended 11-6-84)
   Section 7.05   Beautification Commission. (Repealed)
   Section 7.06   Tree Board. (Repealed)
   Section 7.07   Civil Service Commission. (Amended 11-6-84; 11-2-04; 11-4-14)
   Section 7.08   Qualifications. (Amended 11-7-73; 11-6-84)
   Section 7.09   Procedures. (Amended 11-7-73)
ARTICLE VIII - FINANCES
   Section 8.01   Fiscal Year.
   Section 8.02   Contracts and Purchases. (Amended 11-6-84; 11-2-04)
   Section 8.03   Limitation on Rate of Taxation. (Amended 11-6-79)
ARTICLE IX - NOMINATIONS, ELECTIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS
   Section 9.01   Nominations and Elections. (Repealed)
   Section 9.02   Oath of Office. (Amended 11-7-73; 11-6-84)
ARTICLE X - INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
   Section 10.01   Initiative and Referendum.
   Section 10.02   Recall. (Amended 11-6-84; 11-4-14)
   Section 10.03   Conflict of Interest. (Amended 11-7-73; 11-6-84)
   Section 10.04   Personal Interest (Elected, Appointed Officers and Employees). (Amended 11-7-73; 11-6-84)
   Section 10.05   Personal Interest (Boards, Commissions, Committees). (Amended 11-7-73; 11-6-84)
ARTICLE XI - GENERAL PROVISIONS
   Section 11.01   Effective Date of Charter.
   Section 11.02   Effect of Partial Invalidity.
   Section 11.03   Effect on Existing Laws and Ordinances.
   Section 11.04   Amendments. (Amended 11-7-73)
   Section 11.05   Charter Review Commission. (Amended 11-6-84; 11-2-04)
   Section 11.06   Flag of the United States. (Enacted 11-7-89)
ARTICLE XII - TAXATION
   Section 12.01   Limitation on the Rate of Ad Valorem Taxation. (Enacted 11-5-96)
   Section 12.02   Other Taxes. (Enacted 11-5-96)
   Section 12.03   Police and Fire Operating and Equipment Levy. 
   Section 12.04   Police Operations Levy. (Enacted 11-4-14; Amended 11-6-18)
   Section 12.05   Fire Operations Levy. (Enacted 11-4-14; Amended 11-6-18)
   Section 12.06   Road Construction and Repair Levy. (Enacted 11-4-14; Amended 11-6-18)