CHARTER
OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF
MINERVA, OHIO
 
   EDITOR'S NOTE:  The Minerva Charter was approved by the voters on June 5, 1979.  Dates appearing in parentheses following section headings indicate those sections were subsequently amended, added or repealed on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Art. I     Name, Boundaries and Form of Government
Sec. 1.01       Name and Boundaries.
Sec. 1.02       Form of Government.
Art. II     Corporate Powers
Sec. 2.01       Powers Granted.
Sec. 2.02       Manner of Exercise of Powers.
Sec. 2.03       Construction.
Sec. 2.04       Intergovernmental Relations.
Art. III     Council-Mayor
Sec. 3.01       Number and Term.
Sec. 3.02       Qualifications.  (11-4-86)
Sec. 3.03       Removal.
Sec. 3.04       Organization of Council.
Sec. 3.05       Mayor, Election, Term, Qualifications and Powers.
Sec. 3.06       Absence or Disability of the Mayor.
Sec. 3.07       Clerk of Council.
Sec. 3.08       Powers of Council.
Sec. 3.09       Regular Council Meetings.
Sec. 3.10       Special Council Meetings.
Sec. 3.11       Meetings to be Open to Public.
Sec. 3.12    Quorum.
Sec. 3.13       Rules of Council.  (11-5-85)
Sec. 3.14       Vacancies in Office of Council or Mayor.
Sec. 3.15       Salaries.
Art. IV     Legislative Procedure - Ordinances and Resolutions
Sec. 4.01   Action to be Taken by Ordinance or Resolution.
Sec. 4.02   Introduction of Ordinances and Resolutions.
Sec. 4.03   Style of Ordinances and Resolutions.
Sec. 4.04   Subject of Ordinances and Resolutions.
Sec. 4.05   Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions.
Sec. 4.06   Vote Required for Passage of Ordinances and Resolutions.
Sec. 4.07   Content of Emergency Ordinances and Resolutions.
Sec. 4.08   Effective Date of Ordinances and Resolutions.
Sec. 4.09   Authentication of Ordinances and Resolutions.
Sec. 4.10   Recording of Ordinances and Resolutions.
Sec. 4.11   Amendment of Ordinances and Resolutions.
Sec. 4.12   Referral of Zoning Ordinances to Planning Commission.
Sec. 4.13   Public Hearing on Zoning Ordinance or Resolution.
Sec. 4.14   Adoption of Technical Codes by Reference.
Sec. 4.15   Codification of Ordinances and Resolutions.
Sec. 4.16   Publication of Ordinances and Resolutions. (11-6-90)
Art. V     Administrator
Sec. 5.01   Appointment and Removal.
Sec. 5.02   Qualifications.  (11-5-85)
Sec. 5.03   Acting Administrator.
Sec. 5.04   Powers and Duties of the Administrator.
Sec. 5.05   Council-Administrator Relations.
Sec. 5.06   Administrator May Act as Department Head.
Art. VI     Administrative Departments
Sec. 6.01   Creation of Departments.
Sec. 6.02   Department of Law - The Law Director.
Sec. 6.03   Powers and Duties of the Law Director.
Sec. 6.04   Department of Finance - Office of Treasurer.  (11-5-85)
Sec. 6.05   Powers and Duties of the Director of Finance.
Sec. 6.06   Department of Public Service.
Sec. 6.07   Department of Public Safety.
Sec. 6.08   Organization of Departments and Divisions.
Art. VII     Boards and Commissions
Sec. 7.01   Planning Commission - Membership.
Sec. 7.02   Planning Commission - Powers and Duties.
Sec. 7.03   Board of Zoning Appeals. (11-7-95)
Sec. 7.04   Board of Zoning Appeals - Powers and Duties.
Sec. 7.05   Civil Service Commission - Membership.
Sec. 7.06   Classification of Service.
Sec. 7.07   The Classified Service.
Sec. 7.08   The Unclassified Service.
Sec. 7.09   Civil Service Commission - Powers and Duties.
Sec. 7.10   Park, Recreation and Cemetery Board - Membership.
Sec. 7.11   Park, Recreation and Cemetery Board - Powers and Duties.
Sec. 7.12   Charter Review Commission.
Sec. 7.13   Boards and Commissions - Organization.
Sec. 7.14   Vacancy in Board or Commission.
Sec. 7.15   Removal of Members of Boards and Commissions.
Art. VIII     Nominations, Election and Recall
Sec. 8.01   Nominations.
Sec. 8.02   Ballots.
Sec. 8.03   Regular Municipal Elections.
Sec. 8.04   Special Elections.
Sec. 8.05   Conduct of Elections.
Sec. 8.06   Recall Elections.
Art. IX     Initiative and Referendum
Sec. 9.01   General Authority - Initiative and Referendum.
Sec. 9.02   Commencement of Proceedings: Petitioners' Committee; Affidavit.
Sec. 9.03   Petitions - Initiative and Referendum.
Sec. 9.04   Procedure After Filing - Initiative and Referendum.
Sec. 9.05   Referendum Petitions; Suspension of Effect of Ordinance or Resolution.
Sec. 9.06   Action of Petitions - Initiative and Referendum.
Sec. 9.07   Results of Election - Initiative and Referendum.
Sec. 9.08   Conduct of Elections - Initiative and Referendum.
Sec. 9.09   Referral of Ordinance or Resolution to the Electors by Council.
Art. X     Finances, Taxation and Debt
Sec. 10.01   General.
Sec. 10.02   Limitation on Tax Rate.
Sec. 10.03   Limitation on Debt.
Sec. 10.04   Contracting Power.  (11-7-00)
Sec. 10.05   Bond.
Sec. 10.06   Audits.  (11-5-85)
Sec. 10.07   Investment of Municipal Funds.
Art. XI     Financial Procedures
Sec. 11.01   Fiscal Year.
Sec. 11.02   Submission of Budget and Budget Message.
Sec. 11.03   Budget.
Sec. 11.04   Capital Program.
Sec. 11.05   Council Action on Budget.
Sec. 11.06   Council Action of Capital Program.
Sec. 11.07   Public Records.
Sec. 11.08   Amendments After Adoption.
Sec. 11.09   Lapse of Appropriations.
Sec. 11.10   Administration of the Budget.
Art. XII     General Provisions
Sec. 12.01   Succession.
Sec. 12.02   Effect of Charter on Existing Rights.
Sec. 12.03   Separability of Sections.
Sec. 12.04   Interpretation.
Sec. 12.05   Amendments to Charter.
Sec. 12.06   Residence of Employees.  (11-7-00)
Art. XIII  Transitional Provisions
Sec. 13.01   Effective Date of Charter.
Sec. 13.02   Continuance of Present Officials - Abolishment of Offices.
Sec. 13.03   Continuance of Present Employees.
Sec. 13.04   Continuance of Contracts, Public Improvements and Ordinances.
CHARTER
OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF
MINERVA, OHIO