CHARTER
OF THE
MUNICIPALITY OF ROSSFORD, OHIO
   EDITOR'S NOTE: The Charter for Rossford, Ohio, was adopted at an election on November 3, 1970. A date appearing in parentheses following a section indicates that the provisions of that section were substantially amended or enacted on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
   Art. I      NAME AND BOUNDARIES
   Art. II      MUNICIPAL POWERS
   Art. III   THE COUNCIL
      Sec. 1.0     Composition and Term.
      Sec. 2.0     Qualifications.
      Sec. 3.0     Compensation.
      Sec. 4.0     Organization.
      Sec. 5.0     Quorum.
      Sec. 6.0     Rules and Journal of Council.
      Sec. 7.0     Clerk of Council.
      Sec. 8.0     Vacancies.
      Sec. 9.0     Meetings.  (11-2-93)
      Sec. 10.0     Powers.
      Sec. 11.0     Provisions as to Legislative Action.
      Sec. 12.0     Publication of Ordinances, Resolutions and Notices.
      Sec. 13.0     Effective Date of Ordinances and Resolutions.
   Art. IV   THE MAYOR
      Sec. 1.0     Election and Term.
      Sec. 2.0     Qualifications.
      Sec. 3.0     Compensation.
      Sec. 4.0     Absence or Vacancy.
      Sec. 5.0     Executive Powers. (11-5-91)
      Sec. 6.0     Legislative Powers.
   Art. V     ADMINISTRATOR
      Sec. 1.0     Position Created.
      Sec. 2.0     Qualifications.
      Sec. 3.0     Absence or Disability.
      Sec. 4.0     Powers and Duties.
   Art. VI   CLERK OF COUNCIL
      Sec. 1.0     Appointment.
      Sec. 2.0     Duties.
      Sec. 3.0     Absence.
   Art. VII   MUNICIPAL TREASURER  (11-8-11)
   Art. VIII   ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS
      Sec. 1.0     Director of Public Service and Director of Public Safety.
      Sec. 2.0     Solicitor.
      Sec. 3.0   Finance Director.
   Art. IX   CIVIL SERVICE
      Sec. 1.0     Classification of Employees.
      Sec. 2.0     Prior Service Provisions.
   Art. X   COMMISSIONS AND BOARDS
      Sec. 1.0     General Provisions.
      Sec. 2.0     The Civil Service Commission.
      Sec. 3.0     The Municipal Planning Commission.
      Sec. 4.0     Board of Zoning Appeals.
      Sec. 5.0     The Board of Health.
   Art. XI     NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
      Sec. 1.0   Municipal Elections.
      Sec. 2.0   Nominating Procedure.
      Sec. 3.0   Primary Elections.  (11-8-11)
      Sec. 4.0   Candidates at Regular Municipal Election.
      Sec. 5.0   Who to be Declared Elected.
   Art. XII     INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
      Sec. 1.0   Initiative.
      Sec. 2.0   Referendum.
      Sec. 3.0   Removal from Office and Recall.
   Art. XIII     FINANCE
      Sec. 1.0   Contracts and Fiscal Matters.
      Sec. 2.0   Limitation on the Rate of Taxation.
   Art. XIV     FRANCHISES
   Art. XV     AMENDMENTS TO CHARTER
   Art. XVI     GENERAL PROVISIONS
      Sec. 1.0   Effective Date of Charter.
      Sec. 2.0   Effect of the Charter upon Existing Laws and Rights.
      Sec. 3.0   Continuation of Officers and Employees.
      Sec. 4.0   Military Service.
      Sec. 5.0   Bonds of Officers and Employees.  (11-6-12)
      Sec. 6.0   Forfeiture of Office.
      Sec. 7.0   Interpretation.
      Sec. 8.0   Saving Clause.
CHARTER
OF THE
MUNICIPALITY OF ROSSFORD, OHIO
PREAMBLE
   We, the people of Rossford, in the County of Wood and State of Ohio, in order to secure the benefits of municipal home rule and to exercise all 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 Rossford.
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