CHARTER
Editor's note:
   The Middletown Charter was adopted by the electors at a special election on August 8, 1913. Dates appearing in parentheses at the end of section headings indicate those provisions which were subsequently amended or repealed on the date given.
   Preamble.
   ART. I.   GENERAL PROVISIONS
      1.   Name and Boundaries. (11-3-1981;11-6-1990; 11-6-2018)
      2.   Saving Clause.
      3.   Officers; How Elected. (11-6-1990; 11-7-2000; 11-6-2018)
      4.   Nominations. (11-6-1990; 11-7-2000)
      5.   Charter Review Committee. (11-7-1972; 11-7-2000)
      6.   Gender. (11-3-2009)
   ART. II.   CITY COUNCIL
      l.   Abolition of Existing Offices.
      2.   City Council. (11-6-1990; 11-7-2000; 11-8-2005; 11-6-2018)
      3.   Election. (11-6-1990; 11-7-2000; 11-8-2005; 11-6-2018)
      4.   Definition. (11-8-1949; 11-7-2000)
      5.   Meetings of City Council. (11-7-1972; 11-7-2000)
      6.   Special Meetings. (11-7-1972; 11-7-2000)
      7.   Meetings Open to the Public. (11-7-1972; 11-6-1990; 11-7-2000)
      8.   Right of Petition. (11-8-1949; 11-7-2000)
      9.   Power of City Council. (11-8-4 199; 11-7-2000)
      10.   Investigations by City Council. (11-8-1949; 11-7-2000)
      11.   Reports of City Council. (11-8-1949; 11-7-2000; 11-6-2018)
      12.   Compensation. (11-7-72; 11-6-1990; 11-7-2000; 11-8-2005)
      13.   Mayor and Vice Mayor. (11-7-1972; 11-7-2000; 11-8-2005)
      14.   Clerk of City Council. (11-8-1949; 11-7-2000)
   ART. III.   ADMINISTRATION
      1.   Appointment of City Manager. (11-8-1949; 11-7-2000)
      2.   Qualifications of City Manager. (11-8-1949; 11-7-2000)
      3.   Power and Duties of City Manager. (11-8-1949; 11-7-2000)
      4.   Removal of City Manager. (11-8-1949; 11-7-2000)
      5.   City Council Not To Interfere in Administrative Departments. (11-8-1949; 11-7-2000)
      6.   Attendance at City Council Meetings. (11-8-1949; 11-7-2000)
      7.   Creation of New Offices; Change of Duties. (11-7-1972; 11-7-2000)
      8.   Administration. (11-7-1972; 11-7-2000)
      9.   Combining Offices. (Repealed 11-7-1972)
      10.   Compensation. (11-8-1949; 11-7-2000)
      11.   Bonds. (11-8-1949; 11-7-2000)
      12.   Oath of Office. (11-8-1949; 11-7-2000)
      13.   Director of Law. (Repealed 11-7-1972)
      14.   Department of Finance. (Repealed 11-7-1972)
      15.   Department of Public Services. (Repealed 11-7-1972)
      16.   Department of Public Safety. (Repealed 11-7-1972)
      17.   Department of Public Utilities. (Repealed 11-7-1972)
      18.   No Officer to be Interested in Contracts. (11-8-1949; 11-7-2000)
      19.   Fee and Costs to be Paid Into City Treasury.  (11-8-1949; 11-7-2000)
   ART. IV.   LEGISLATION
      1.   Legislative Procedure. (11-8-1949; 11-7-2000)
      2.   Form of Legislation. (11-8-1949)
      3.   Passage of Legislation. (11-3-1981; 11-7-2000; 11-6-2018)
      4.   Effective Date of Legislation. (11-7-1972)
      5.   Authentication; Legal Publication; Publication in Book Form. (11-8-1949; 11-6-1990; 11-7-2000; 11-6-2018)
      6.   Adoption by Reference. (11-8-1949; 11-7-2000)
   ART. V.   BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
      1.   Board of Health (11-7-1972; 11-7-2000)
      2.   Board of Library Trustees. (11-8-1949; 11-7-2000)
      3.   Park Board. (11-7-1972; 11-7-2000)
      4.   Civil Service Commission. (11-8-1949; 11-7-2000)
   ART. VI.   INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
      1.   Initiative and Referendum. (11-8-1949; 11-7-2000)
      2.   Recall. (11-8-1949; 11-7-2000)
   ART. VII. SAVING CLAUSE
      1.   Existing Officers Retained. (11-7-2000)
   ART. VIII. FINANCES
      1.   Taxation. (11-8-1949)
      2.   Budgets. (11-8-1949; 11-7-2000)
      3.   Indebtedness. (11-8-1949; 11-7-2000)
      4.   Sinking Fund. (11-8-1949; 11-7-2000)
      5.   Limitation on Rate of Taxation for Current Expenses. (11-6-1951)
      6.   Levies for Debt Service. (11-6-1951; 11-7-2000)
   ART. IX. ELECTION AND TIME OF TAKING EFFECT
      1.   Time of Election of Officers.