SECTION 5.02   DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND FINANCES.
A.   DIRECTOR OF FINANCE.
   The Director of Finance shall be the head of the Department of Finance and shall have knowledge of and experience in accounting, taxation, budgets and financial control. The Director of Finance shall be appointed by the Mayor and must be confirmed by a majority of the members elected and appointed to Council. (Amended November 8, 2016)
B.   DUTIES OF DIRECTOR OF FINANCE.
   The Director of Finance shall be the fiscal officer of the Municipality and shall be responsible for the collection, disbursement, and custody of all funds. He/She shall establish and maintain those records and procedures necessary to perform his/her duties.
   The Director of Finance shall perform such other functions as may be assigned by ordinance or resolution or by order of the Mayor.  He/She shall perform all other duties performed by city treasurers and city auditors under the general laws of the State of Ohio.
(Amended November 7, 2006)
C.   DEPUTY AND ASSISTANT DIRECTORS OF FINANCE.
D.   TRANSFERS OF APPROPRIATIONS.
   The Director of Finance may transfer an unencumbered appropriation balance or portion thereof between general classifications of expenditures within the various accounts for which a specific fund was established by the original or revised appropriation, under limits set by ordinance.
(Amended November 7, 2006)
E.   COMPETITIVE BIDDING.
   Any purchase of or contract for supplies, materials, labor, services or equipment shall be made in accordance with the provisions of the general laws of Ohio, including those relating to competitive bidding, to the extent not inconsistent with this Charter and ordinances of the Council, provided that Council shall not have power to change the dollar amount limit provided by the laws of Ohio below which competitive bidding is not required by municipalities. Any purchase of or contract for supplies, materials, labor, services or equipment by the Municipality in accordance with procedures established in the Ohio Revised Code for cooperative purchasing by the State of Ohio shall satisfy the competitive bidding requirements of this paragraph E. No contract involving an expenditure in excess of ten thousand dollars shall be awarded without the approval of a majority vote of Council. 
(Amended November 6, 2018)
F.   LIMITATION ON RATE OF TAXATION.
   The power of Council to levy taxes shall be subject to the limitation now or hereafter provided by the Constitution and the laws of Ohio, and nothing contained in this Charter shall be construed as authorizing the levy of any taxes in excess of such limitations without a vote of the people. 
(Amended November 8, 1994)