CHARTER
OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF
WILLARD, OHIO
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Charter was originally adopted by the voters at the general election on November 4, 1958. Dates appearing in parentheses following a section heading indicate that the section was amended, adopted or repealed on the date given.
ARTICLE I. INCORPORATION, FORM OF GOVERNMENT, POWERS
Section 1.01   Incorporation.
Section 1.02   Form of Government.
Section 1.03   Powers.
Section 1.04   Manner of Exercise of Powers.
ARTICLE II. THE COUNCIL
Section 2.01   Number, Selection, Term and Wards. (June 2, 1992)
Section 2.02   Qualifications.
Section 2.03   Vacancies.
Section 2.04   Salary.
Section 2.05   Powers of Council. (Nov. 2, 1965 and Nov. 7, 1967)
Section 2.06   Meetings. (June 2, 1992)
Section 2.07   Election Contests.
Section 2.08   Rules; Journal.
Section 2.09   President of Council. (Mar. 19, 1996)
Section 2.10   Clerk of Council. (Mar. 19, 1996)
ARTICLE III. THE MAYOR
Section 3.01   Selection. (Nov. 7, 1967 and Mar. 19, 1996)
Section 3.02   Duties.
Section 3.03   Relation to Council.
Section 3.04   Salary of Mayor.
Section 3.05   Vacancy.
ARTICLE IV. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS
Section 4.01   Action by Council.
Section 4.02   Procedure in the Passage of Ordinances. (Nov. 2, 1976)
Section 4.03   Publication. (Mar. 19, 1996)
Section 4.04   Effective Date of Ordinances. (Nov. 7, 1967 and Mar. 19, 1996)
Section 4.05   Initiative and Referendum.
Section 4.06   Adoption of Ordinances by Reference.
Section 4.07   Administrative Code.
Section 4.08   Procedure in the Passage of Resolutions. (May 2, 1989)
ARTICLE V. THE CITY MANAGER
Section 5.01   Appointment of Manager.
Section 5.02   Manager; Qualifications.
Section 5.03   Council Relation to Manager.
Section 5.04   City Manager; Powers and duties.
Section 5.05   City Manager; Absence or Disability.
Section 5.06   Removal of City Manager.
Section 5.07   Administrative Departments. (Nov. 7, 1967)
Section 5.08   Department Directors.
Section 5.09   Departmental Divisions.
ARTICLE VI. FINANCE
Section 6.01   Fiscal Year.
Section 6.02   Annual Tax Budget.
Section 6.03   Public Inspection and Hearing on Tax Budget.
Section 6.04   Tax Levies.
Section 6.05   Revision of Tax Budget.
Section 6.06   Annual Appropriation Ordinance.
Section 6.07   Date of Final Adoption; Failure to Adopt.
Section 6.08   Effect of Appropriation Ordinance.
Section 6.09   When Appropriations Become Available. (Nov. 7, 1967)
Section 6.10   Transfers of Appropriations.
Section 6.11   Certain Contracts and Expenditures Prohibited.
Section 6.12   Fees.
Section 6.13   Central Purchasing.
Section 6.14   Competitive Bidding. (Nov. 4, 1980)
ARTICLE VII. BORROWING
Section 7.01   Power to Incur Indebtedness.
Section 7.02   Issuance of Bonds.
Section 7.03   Procedure in Bond Issues.
Section 7.04   Fiscal Agent.
ARTICLE VIII. PERSONNEL
Section 8.01   Merit System Established.
Section 8.02   Exempt Positions. (Nov. 7, 1967)
Section 8.03   Personnel Director.
Section 8.04   Personnel Appeals Board. (Nov. 4, 1980)
Section 8.05   Duties of Personnel Appeals Board. (Nov. 4, 1980)
Section 8.06   Prohibitions. (Nov. 2, 1976)
Section 8.07   Appeals for Exempt Personnel. (Nov. 7, 1967)
ARTICLE IX. BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
Section 9.01   City Development Commission. (Nov. 2, 1976)
Section 9.02   Powers and Duties.
Section 9.03   Subcommission on Cemeteries, Parks and Recreation.
Section 9.04   Powers and Duties Affecting Cemeteries, Parks and Recreation.
Section 9.05   Building and Zoning Appeals. (Nov. 7, 1967)
Section 9.06   Building and Zoning Board of Appeals. (Nov. 4, 1980)
Section 9.07   Board of Health.
ARTICLE X.   NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Section 10.01   Municipal Elections.
Section 10.02   Conduct of Elections.
Section 10.03    Nominations. (June 2, 1992)
Section 10.04   Acceptance; Verification. (Nov. 2, 1993)
Section 10.05   Ballots.
Section 10.06   Watchers and Challengers.
Section 10.07   Plurality; Tie Votes.
ARTICLE XI. RECALL
Section 11.01   Recall.
Section 11.02   Form of Petitions; Committee.
Section 11.03   Filing and Examination of Petitions.
Section 11.04   Amendment of Petitions.
Section 11.05   Submission to Voters.
ARTICLE XII. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
Section 12.01   Oath of Office.
Section 12.02   Official Bonds.
Section 12.03   Personal Interest. (Mar. 19, 1996)
Section 12.04   Removal From Office; Disqualification.
Section 12.05   Amendments to the Charter.
Section 12.06   Severability Clause.
ARTICLE XIII. TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
Section 13.01   Fiscal Succession.
Section 13.02   Continuation of Ordinances.
Section 13.03   Continuation of Officers.
Section 13.04   Continuance of Employees.
Section 13.05   Transfer of Records and Property.
Section 13.06   Continuance of Contracts and Public Improvements.
Section 13.07   Pending Actions and Proceedings.
Section 13.08   When Charter Takes Effect.