CHARTER
THE CHARTER
of the
CITY OF
MONTEVIDEO
Chippewa County
State of Minnesota
Adopted July 7, 1969, effective October 15, 1969
Amended by Ordinance 476, effective July 6, 1975
CHARTER TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
Chapter
Subject
 
1
NAME, BOUNDARIES, POWERS AND GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
Name And Boundaries
 
Powers Of The City
 
Charter A Public Act
 
2
FORM OF GOVERNMENT
 
Form Of Government
 
The Mayor
 
Elective Officers
 
Incompatible Offices
 
Vacancies In The Council
 
Salaries
 
Boards
 
Investigation Of City Affairs
 
Interference With Administration
 
3
PROCEDURE OF COUNCIL
 
Council Meetings
 
Officers Of The Council
 
Rules Of Procedure And Quorum
 
Ordinances, Resolutions And Motions
 
Procedure On Ordinances
 
Emergency Ordinances
 
Procedure On Resolutions
 
Signing And Publication Of Ordinances And Resolutions
 
When Ordinances And Resolutions Take Effect
 
Amendment And Repeal Of Ordinances And Resolutions
 
Revisions And Codification Of Ordinances
 
4
NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
 
Election Date
 
Procedure
 
5
INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
 
Powers, Reserved By The People
 
Expenditures By Petitioners
 
Further Regulations
 
Initiation Of Measure
 
Form Of Petition And Of Signature Papers
 
Filing Petitions And Action Thereon
 
Action Of Council On Petition
 
Initiative Ballots
 
Initiation Of Charter Amendments
 
The Referendum
 
Referendum Petitions
 
Referendum Ballots
 
The Recall
 
Recall Petition
 
Filing Of Petition
 
Recall Elections
 
Procedure At Recall Election
 
Form Of Ballot
 
6
ADMINISTRATION OF CITY AFFAIRS
 
The City Manager
 
Powers And Duties Of The City Manager
 
Department Of Administration
 
Subordinate Officers
 
Purchases And Contracts
 
Contracts; How Let
 
7
TAXATION AND FINANCES
 
Council To Control Finances
 
Fiscal Years
 
System Of Taxation
 
Board Of Equalization
 
Preparation Of The Annual Budget
 
Passage Of The Budget
 
Enforcement Of The Budget
 
Alterations In The Budget
 
Emergency Appropriation In Budget
 
Disbursements, How Made
 
Funds To Be Kept
 
Accounts And Reports
 
City Indebtedness
 
Tax Anticipation Certificates
 
Emergency Debt Certificates
 
8
PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS AND SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS
 
Power To Make Payments And Levy Assessments
 
Procedure
 
9
EMINENT DOMAIN
 
Power To Acquire Property
 
10
FRANCHISES
 
Franchises Required
 
Term
 
Public Hearing
 
Power Of Regulation Reserved
 
Renewals Or Extensions
 
11
PUBLIC OWNERSHIP AND OPERATION OF UTILITIES
 
Acquisition And Operation Of Utilities
 
Rates And Finances
 
Purchase In Bulk
 
Lease Of Plant
 
Public Utility, How Sold
 
12
MISCELLANEOUS AND TRANSITORY PROVISIONS
 
Official Publications
 
Oath Of Office
 
City Officers Not To Be Interested In Contracts
 
Official Bonds
 
Sales Of Real Property
 
Vacation Of Streets
 
Delinquent Utility Charges
 
City To Succeed To Rights And Obligations Of Former City
 
Statutes Not Affected By Charter
 
Existing Ordinance Continued
 
Pending Condemnations And Assessments
 
Ordinance To Make Charter Effective
 
Promoting Good Relations With Montevideo, Uruguay