CHARTER
OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF
MONTPELIER, OHIO
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ARTICLE I       NAME, BOUNDARIES AND FORM OF GOVERNMENT
   Section 1.01   Name.
   Section 1.02   Boundaries.
   Section 1.03    Form of Government.
ARTICLE II       INCORPORATION AND POWERS
   Section 2.01   Incorporation.
   Section 2.02   Powers.
   Section 2.03   Manner of Exercising Powers.
   Section 2.04   Construction.
ARTICLE III    MAYOR
   Section 3.01   Term of Office.
   Section 3.02    Powers and Duties.
   Section 3.03    Qualifications.
ARTICLE IV    COUNCIL
   Section 4.01   Composition and Terms.
   Section 4.02   Quorum.
   Section 4.03   Organization.
   Section 4.04   President of Council.
   Section 4.05   Power and Duties.
   Section 4.06   Removal.
   Section 4.07   Vacancies.
   Section 4.08   Qualifications.
   Section 4.09   Rules and Journals.
   Section 4.10   Clerk of Council.
ARTICLE V      DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
   Section 5.01   Appointment.
   Section 5.02   Removal.
   Section 5.03   Acting Director of Finance.
   Section 5.04   Compensation.
   Section 5.05    Powers and Duties.
ARTICLE VI    MANAGER
   Section 6.01    Appointment.
   Section 6.02    Removal.
   Section 6.03   Acting Manager.
   Section 6.04    Compensation.
   Section 6.05   Powers and Duties.
ARTICLE VII   DEPUTY MANAGER
   Section 7.01   Appointment.
   Section 7.02    Powers and Duties.
   Section 7.03   Compensation.
ARTICLE VIII   ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS AND MOTIONS
   Section 8.01   Procedures.
ARTICLE IX   ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS
   Section 9.01    Creation of Departments.
   Section 9.02   Police and Fire Protection.
   Section 9.03   Department Heads.
   Section 9.04    Law Department.
   Section 9.05   Department of Finance.
   Section 9.06    Department of Utilities.
ARTICLE X   BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
   Section 10.01   Council Power to Create.
   Section 10.02   Park Board.
   Section 10.03   Removal of Members.
   Section 10.04    Open meetings.
   Section 10.05   Organization.
   Section 10.06   Quorum.
ARTICLE XI      FINANCE
   Section 11.01   General.
   Section 11.02   Limitation on Tax Rate.
   Section 11.03   Limitation on Debt.
   Section 11.04    Payment in Lieu of Taxes.
   Section 11.05   Contracting Procedures.
ARTICLE XII   NOMINATIONS, ELECTIONS AND SALARIES
   Section 12.01   Elections.
   Section 12.02   Recall.
   Section 12.03   Initiative and Referendum.
   Section 12.04   Municipal Elections.
   Section 12.05   Conduct of Elections.
   Section 12.06    Ballots.
   Section 12.07   Salary of Elected Officials.
ARTICLE XIII   GENERAL PROVISIONS
   Section 13.01   Oath of Office.
   Section 13.02   Conflict of Interest.
   Section 13.03   Amendments to the Charter.
   Section 13.04    Saving Clause.
   Section 13.05   Disposal of Property.
ARTICLE XIV   TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
   Section 14.01    Succession.
   Section 14.02   Effect of Charter on Existing Laws and Rights.
   Section 14.03   Effective Date of Charter.
   Section 14.04   Transition Provisions.
   Section 14.05   Continuation of Present Officials.
   Section 14.06   Continuance of Present Employees.
CHARTER
OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF
MONTPELIER, OHIO