CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF MILFORD, OHIO
TABLE OF CONTENTS
   EDITOR'S NOTE:  The Milford Charter was approved by the voters on November 3, 1970.  Dates appearing in parentheses following section headings indicate those sections were subsequently amended, added or repealed on the date given.
   PREAMBLE
ARTICLE I - NAME, BOUNDARIES AND CLASSIFICATION
Sec. 1.01     Name and Boundaries.  (11-3-81)
Sec. 1.02     Change in Classification.  (11-3-81)
ARTICLE II - MUNICIPAL POWERS
Sec. 2.01     Municipal Powers.
Sec. 2.02     Form of Government.  (11-3-81)
ARTICLE III - COUNCIL
Sec. 3.01     Members.
Sec. 3.02     Qualifications.  (11-2-99)
Sec. 3.03     Terms of Office.  (11-4-86)
Sec. 3.04     Powers and Duties of Council.  (11-3-81)
Sec. 3.05     Organization.  (11-5-91)
Sec. 3.06     Special Meetings.  (11-5-91)
Sec. 3.07     Vacancies.  (11-2-99)
Sec. 3.08     Forfeiture of Office.  (11-2-99)
Sec. 3.09     Filling of Vacancies.  (11-2-99)
Sec. 3.10     Salaries.  (11-2-99)
Sec. 3.11     Mayor and Vice Mayor.  (11-5-91)
Sec. 3.12     Council Minutes.  (11-4-86)
Sec. 3.13     Appointments and Removals.  (11-2-99)
Sec. 3.14     Creation and Abolition of Offices.
ARTICLE IV - MANAGER
Sec. 4.01     Appointment, Qualifications, Compensation. (11-5-91)
Sec. 4.02     Authority and Duties of the Manager. (11-3-81; 11-4-86)
Sec. 4.03     Removal of Manager from Office.  (11-4-86)
Sec. 4.04     Acting Manager.
Sec. 4.05     Relations Between Council and City Employees. (11-2-99)
Sec. 4.06     Interim Manager.  (11-3-81)
Art. V - OTHER OFFICIALS
Sec. 5.01     Duties of the Clerk of Council.  (11-5-91)
Sec. 5.02     Duties of the Director of Finance. (11-4-86)
Sec. 5.03     Law Director.  (11-4-86)
Art. VI - DEPARTMENTS
Sec. 6.01     Police Protection, Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services Protection.  (11-4-86)
Sec. 6.02     Police Department.  (11-2-99)
Sec. 6.03     Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services.  (11-4-86)
Sec. 6.04     Water Department.  (11-4-86)
Sec. 6.05     Sewer Department.  (11-4-86)
Sec. 6.06     Building Department.  (11-4-86)
Sec. 6.07     Other Departments.
Sec. 6.08     Direction by Manager.
Sec. 6.09   Parks and Recreation Commission. (11-2-99)
ARTICLE VII - PLANNING COMMISSION
Sec. 7.01     Planning Commission.  (11-2-99)
ARTICLE VIII - BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
Sec. 8.01     Board of Zoning Appeals.  (11-5-91)
ARTICLE IX - BOARD OF HEALTH
Sec. 9.01     Board of Health.  (11-3-81)
ARTICLE X - PERSONNEL
Sec. 10.01     Personnel Commission.  (11-2-99)
Sec. 10.02     Merit System Established.(11-2-99)
Sec. 10.03     Exempt Positions.  (11-2-99)
Sec. 10.04     Promotional Examinations. (11-2-99)
Sec. 10.05     Appeals.  (11-2-99)
Sec. 10.06     Commission Procedures. (11-2-99)
Sec. 10.07     Rules and Regulations. (11-2-99)
Sec. 10.08     Exclusive Provisions.  (11-2-99)
ARTICLE XI - FINANCIAL
Sec. 11.01     Fiscal Year.
Sec. 11.02     Budget.
Sec. 11.03     Tax Levy.
Sec. 11.04     Sharing of Taxes.
Sec. 11.05     Appropriation Ordinance.  (11-5-91)
Sec. 11.06     Bonded Indebtedness.
Sec. 11.07     Capital Improvement Reserve Fund.
Sec. 11.08     Investment of Funds.  (11-4-86)
Sec. 11.09     Purchases and Contracts.  (11-2-99)
Sec. 11.10     Expenditures.  (11-2-99)
Sec. 11.11     Annual Audits.
Sec. 11.12     Separation of Funds.  (11-3-81)
Sec. 11.13     Depositories.  (11-3-81)
ARTICLE XII - ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS
Sec. 12.01     Action of Council.  (11-2-99)
Sec. 12.02     Introduction of Ordinances.  (11-4-86)
Sec. 12.03     Adoption by Reference.  (11-2-99)
Sec. 12.04     Introduction of Resolutions.
Sec. 12.05     Adoption of Ordinances and Resolutions. (11-2-99)
Sec. 12.06     Emergency Ordinances.  (11-3-81)
Sec. 12.07     Effective Date.  (11-5-91)
Sec. 12.08     Publication.
ARTICLE XIII - INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
Sec. 13.01     Initiative.
Sec. 13.02     Referendum.  (11-3-81)
ARTICLE XIV - NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Sec. 14.01     Nominations.  (11-5-91)
Sec. 14.02     Elections.  (11-5-91)
Sec. 14.03     Recall.
ARTICLE XV - GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 15.01     Oath of Office.  (11-4-86)
Sec. 15.02     Official Bond.
Sec. 15.03     Conflict of Interest.
Sec. 15.04     Malfeasance, Misfeasance and Nonfeasance of Officials, Employees or Members of Boards or Commissions.
Sec. 15.05     Fees.  (11-5-91)
Sec. 15.06     Records.  (11-4-86)
ARTICLE XVI - AMENDMENT
Sec. 16.01     Method.
Sec. 16.02     Charter Revision Committee.  (11-5-91)
Sec. 16.03     Definitions.  (11-5-91)
Sec. 16.04     Construction of Charter.
Sec. 16.05     Savings Clause.
CHARTER OF THE MUNICIPALITY
OF MILFORD, OHIO
PREAMBLE
   We, the people of the Municipality of Milford, Ohio, in order to secure the benefits of and exercise the powers of local self-government under the constitution and laws of the State of Ohio, do hereby adopt this Charter for the government of the Municipality of Milford.