SECTION 12.  OATH OF OFFICE.
   Every officer and employee of the City of Middletown holding a position upon an annual salary, shall, before entering the duties of his office or employment, take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation to be signed and kept in the office of the Clerk of the City Council, that he will support the laws and the Constitution of the United States of America and the State of Ohio, and the Charter and the ordinances of the City of Middletown; that he will not be influenced by any consideration except that of merit and fitness in the appointment or discharge of employees; that he will not make or authorize the expenditure of public money other than for adequate consideration and efficient service, and that he will in all other respects faithfully discharge the duties of his employment or office.
(Amended 11-8-1949; 11-7-2000)