CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF SPRINGBORO, OHIO
   EDITOR'S NOTE: The Springboro Charter was adopted on November 7, 1978, and became effective on January 1, 1979. Dates appearing in parentheses following an article or section heading, if any, indicate that the article or section was enacted or amended on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PREAMBLE  (11-4-08)
Art. I   NAME AND BOUNDARIES
Sec. 1.01   Name.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 1.02   Boundaries.  (11-4-08)
Art. II   FORM OF GOVERNMENT
Sec. 2.01   Form of Government.
Art. III   POWERS
Sec. 3.01   Powers of the City.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 3.02   Manner of Exercise of Powers.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 3.03   Construction.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 3.04   Intergovernmental Relations.  (11-4-08)
Art. IV   THE COUNCIL
Sec. 4.01   Powers, Number, Selection and Term. (11-4-08)
Sec. 4.02   Eligibility.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 4.03   Mayor and Deputy-Mayor.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 4.04   Prohibitions.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 4.05   Vacancies; Forfeiture of Office; Disability; Filling of Vacancies. (11-4-08)
Sec. 4.06   Recall. (11-4-08)
Sec. 4.07   Compensation.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 4.08   Judge of Qualifications.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 4.09   Clerk of Council.
Sec. 4.10   Procedure.  (11-7-00)
Sec. 4.11   Independent Audit.  (11-4-08)
Art. V   LEGISLATION
Sec. 5.01   Ordinances and Resolutions.  (11-7-00)
Sec. 5.02   Introduction of Ordinances.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 5.03   Passage of Ordinances.  (11-7-00)
Sec. 5.04   Effective Date.
Sec. 5.05   Emergency Ordinances.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 5.06   Adoption of Ordinances by Reference.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 5.07   Initiative and Referendum.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 5.08   Resolutions.  (11-7-00)
Sec. 5.09   Authentication and Recording; Codification; Reproduction.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 5.10   Mandatory Requirements for Formation of City Contracts.  (11-4-08)
Art. VI   THE MANAGER
Sec. 6.01   Appointment; Qualifications; Compensation.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 6.02   Powers and Duties.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 6.03   Acting Manager.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 6.04   Removal.  (11-4-08)
Art. VII   ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS
Sec. 7.01   Creation of Departments.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 7.02   Creation of New Departments.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 7.03   Department Directors.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 7.04   Administrative Code.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 7.05   Purchasing.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 7.06   Department of Finance.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 7.07   Department of Safety.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 7.08   Department of Public Works.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 7.09   Department of Law.  (11-4-08)
Art. VIII   FINANCE, TAXATION AND DEBT
Sec. 8.01   Fiscal Year.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 8.02   Capital Program.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 8.03   Submission of Budget.
Sec. 8.04   The Budget.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 8.05   Council Action on the Tax Budget.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 8.06   Certification.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 8.07   Revision of the Budget.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 8.08   Annual Appropriation Ordinance.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 8.09   Effect of Appropriation Ordinance.  (11-7-00)
Sec. 8.10   Amendment of Appropriations.  (11-7-00)
Sec. 8.11   Emergency Appropriations.
Sec. 8.12   Debt and Tax Limitations.
Art. IX   BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND AUTHORITIES
Sec. 9.01   Council's Power to Create Boards, Commissions, and Authorities.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 9.02   Removal of Members.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 9.03   Open Meetings.
Sec. 9.04   Organization.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 9.05   Quorum.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 9.06   Planning Commission.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 9.07   Board of Zoning Appeals.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 9.08   Park Board.  (11-4-08)
Art. X   PERSONNEL
Sec. 10.01   Classification of Service.  (11-4-08)
Art. XI   NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Sec. 11.01   City Elections.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 11.02   Conduct of Elections.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 11.03   Nominations.  (11-4-08)
Art. XII   GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 12.01   Oath of Office.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 12.02   Official Bonds.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 12.03   Fees.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 12.04   Amendments to the Charter; Charter Review Commission.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 12.05   Effect of Partial Invalidity.
Sec. 12.06   Personal Financial Interest.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 12.07   Annual Report.  (11-4-08)
Art. XIII   TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 13.01   Effective Date.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 13.02   Succession.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 13.03   Continuation of Council.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 13.04   Continuation of the Mayor.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 13.05   Continuation of Ordinances.
Sec. 13.06   Officers and Employees.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 13.07   Transfer of Records and Property.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 13.08   Continuation of Contracts and Improvements.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 13.09   Pending Actions and Proceedings.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 13.10   Transfer of Finance Functions.  (11-4-08)
Sec. 13.11   Transfer of Clerk's Functions.
Sec. 13.12   Transition of Governmental Service.
Sec. 13.13   Mayor's Court. (11-4-08)
Sec. 13.14   Mayor's Court Magistrate.  (11-4-08)
CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF SPRINGBORO, OHIO