CHARTER
OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF TROTWOOD, OHIO
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
   EDITOR'S NOTE:  The Trotwood Charter was adopted at an election held on November 7, 2017.
         A date appearing in parentheses following a section heading indicates that the provision was subsequently amended, enacted or repealed on the date given.
   PREAMBLE
   ARTICLE I:      NAME, BOUNDARIES AND FORMS OF GOVERNMENT
   1-1.      Name and Boundaries. (11-8-16)
1-2.      Form of Government.  (8-4-92)
   ARTICLE II:      POWERS
      2-1.      Powers.  (11-6-01)
   ARTICLE III:   COUNCIL
      3-1.      Powers.  (11-2-93)
      3-2.      Members and Terms.  (11-6-01)
      3-3.      Qualifications. (11-7-17)
      3-4.      Removal and Vacancies.  (11-8-16; 11-7-17)
      3-5.      Salaries. (11-7-17)
      3-6.      The Mayor.  (11-2-04)
      3-7.      Vice-Mayor.  (11-6-12)
      3-8.      Meetings.  (8-4-92; 11-6-12; 11-8-16)
      3-9.      Annual Audit.
      3-10      Clerk of Council. (11-6-12)
   ARTICLE IV:   LEGISLATION
      4-1.      Ordinances and Resolutions.
      4-2.      Majority Required.
      4-3.      Form.  (1971)
      4-4.      Enactment of Ordinances.  (6-7-77; 11-8-16)
      4-5.      Effective Date.
      4-6.      Emergency Ordinances.  (11-8-16)
      4-7.      Emergency Appropriations.  (11-7-67)
   ARTICLE V:      THE MANAGER
      5-1.      Appointment.
      5-2.      Qualifications.
      5-3.      Powers and Duties.  (11-6-01)
      5-4.      Interference by Council.  (11-7-17)
      5-5.      Resignation. (11-8-16)
      5-6.      Removal.  (11-8-16)
      5-7.      Absence or Disability of the Manager. (11-8-16)
      5-8.      Appointment of An Acting City Manager.  (11-6-01)
   ARTICLE VI:   ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS
      6-1.      Establishment of Departments.  (11-6-01)
      6-2.      Creation of New Departments.
      6-3.      Department of Law. (11-8-16)
      6-4.      Department of Finance. (11-8-16)
      6-5.      Department of Public Service.  (11-8-16)
      6-6.      Department of Public Safety. (11-8-16)
      6-7.      Municipal Clerk. (11-6-12)
      6-8.      Department of Planning and Development. (11-8-16)
      6-9.       Department of Parks and Recreation. (11-8-16)
   ARTICLE VII:    COMMISSIONS AND BOARDS
      7-1.      Establishment of Boards and Commissions.  (11-6-01)
      7-2.      Appeals from Boards and Commissions. (11-6-12)
      7-3.      Powers and Duties of Planning Commission.(11-8-16)
      7-4.      Powers and Duties of Board of Zoning Appeals.
      7-5.      Powers and Duties of Civil Service Commission.
      7-6.      Classification of Service.  (11-8-16)
      7-7.      Powers and Duties of Parks and Recreation Board.  (11-6-01)
   ARTICLE VIII:   ELECTIONS
      8-1.      Date of Elections.
      8-2.      Ballots.
      8-3.      Nomination by Petition.  (11-3-98)
      8-4.      Procedure.  (11-4-86)
      8-5.      Requirements for Election.  (11-7-06)
   ARTICLE IX:   INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM, AND RECALL
      9-1.      Initiative.(11-8-16)
      9-2.      Referendum.(11-8-16)
      9-3.      Recall.  (11-6-12)
   ARTICLE X:      PROVISIONS
      10-1.      Ordinances in Effect.
      10-2.      Vested Rights.
      10-3.      Debt and Tax Limitations. (11-8-16)
      10-4.      Succession of Powers.
      10-5.      Amendment of Charter.  (11-8-16)
      10-6.      Precedence.
      10-7.      Corrections of Misspellings and Grammar; Making the
            Language Gender Neutral; and Renumbering Upon
            Codification.  (11-7-06)
   ARTICLE XI:   TEMPORARY PROVISIONS
      11-1.      Effective Date.
      11-2.      Initial Appointments to Boards and Commissions.(11-7-06)
      11-3.      Division into District. (11-7-06)
CHARTER
OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF TROTWOOD, OHIO