Chapter 733: OFFICERS

733.01 Executive power in cities.

The executive power of cities shall be vested in a mayor, president of council, auditor, treasurer, director of law, director of public service, director of public safety, and such other officers and departments as are provided by Title VII [7] of the Revised Code.

Such executive officers shall have exclusive right to appoint all officers, clerks, and employees in their respective departments or offices and remove or suspend any of such officers, clerks, or employees, subject to the civil service laws.

Cite as R.C. § 733.01

Effective Date: 11-01-1977

733.02 Mayor of city - election - term.

The mayor of a city shall be elected for a term of four years, commencing on the first day of January next after his election. He shall be an elector of the city.

Cite as R.C. § 733.02

Effective Date: 01-01-1967

733.03 General powers of mayor in cities - merger of certain departments.

The mayor shall be the chief conservator of peace within the city. He may appoint and remove the director of public service, the director of public safety, and the heads of the subdepartments of public service and public safety, and shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as are conferred and required by law.

In any city the legislative authority thereof may, by a majority vote, merge the office of director of public safety with that of director of public service, with one director to be appointed for the merged department, and the director of the merged department shall have those qualifications provided in section 735.01 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 733.03

Effective Date: 09-06-1965

733.04 Appointment of municipal officers in cities.

The director of public service, director of public safety, directors of the university, street commissioner, or any officer or member of a board, whose appointment is required by Title VII [7] of the Revised Code shall be appointed not earlier than the second Monday in January and not later than the first Monday in February.

Cite as R.C. § 733.04

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.05 Consultation and advice to directors of departments in cities.

When the mayor deems it necessary, the directors of the several departments of the city shall meet with him at the time and place he designates, for consultation and advice upon the affairs of the city.

Cite as R.C. § 733.05

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.06 Mayor and officers of cities shall attend meetings of legislative authority - mayor's written recommendations.

The mayor, the directors, and the several officers provided for in Title VII [7] of the Revised Code shall attend the meetings of the legislative authority of the city when specifically requested by such legislative authority, and answer at such time questions put to any of them by any member of such legislative authority, relative to the affairs of the city under their respective management and control. The mayor shall make such recommendations, in writing, to the legislative authority for the welfare of the city as seem wise to him.

Cite as R.C. § 733.06

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.07 Acting mayor in cities.

When the mayor is absent from the city, or is unable for any cause to perform his duties, the president of the legislative authority shall be the acting mayor. While such president is acting as mayor, he shall not serve as president of the legislative authority.

Cite as R.C. § 733.07

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.08 Vacancy in office of mayor of city.

(A) In case of the death, resignation, or removal of the mayor, the vacancy in the office of mayor shall be filled, until a successor is elected and qualified, by a person chosen by the residents of that city who are members of the city central committee if there is one, or if not then of the county central committee, of the political party with which the last occupant of the office was affiliated. If the vacancy occurs because of the death, resignation, or inability to take office of a mayor-elect, an appointment to take the office at the beginning of the term shall be made by the members of the central committee who reside in the city where the vacancy occurs.

Not less than five nor more than forty-five days after the vacancy occurs, the specified members of the city or county committee shall meet to make an appointment to fill the vacancy. Not less than four days before the date of the meeting the committee chairperson or secretary shall send, by mail to every member eligible to vote on filling the vacancy, a written notice stating the date, time, and place of the meeting and its purpose. A majority of the eligible members present at the meeting may make the appointment.

If the last occupant of the office of mayor or the mayor-elect was elected as an independent candidate, the vacancy shall be filled, until a successor is elected and qualified, by election by the legislative authority.

(B) If a vacancy in the office of mayor occurs more than forty days before the next regular municipal election, a successor shall be elected at that election for the unexpired term unless the unexpired term ends within one year immediately following the date of that election, in which case an election to fill the unexpired term shall not be held and the person appointed or elected under division (A) of this section shall hold the office for the unexpired term. If an election is held under this division, the person appointed or elected by the legislative authority under division (A) of this section shall hold the office until a successor is elected and qualified under this division.

Cite as R.C. § 733.08

Effective Date: 03-17-1998

733.09 President of legislative authority of city.

(A) Except as otherwise provided in division (B) of this section, the president of the legislative authority of a city shall be elected for a term of two years, commencing on the first day of January next after election. The president of the legislative authority shall be an elector of the city, and shall preside at all regular and special meetings of such legislative authority, but the president shall have no vote therein except in case of a tie.

(B) A city legislative authority may, by majority vote, adopt a resolution causing the board of elections to submit to the city electors the question of whether the term of office of the president of the legislative authority should be changed from two to four years. The question shall be voted upon at the next general election occurring not less than ninety days after the certification of the resolution to the board of elections. If a majority of the votes cast on the question is in the affirmative, the term of office of the president of the legislative authority shall be four years effective on the first day of January following the next regular municipal election.

A city legislative authority whose president's term of office is four years may, by majority vote, adopt a resolution causing the board of elections to submit to the city electors the question of whether the president's term should be changed from four to two years. The question shall be voted upon at the next general election occurring not less than ninety days after the certification of the resolution to the board of elections. If a majority of the votes cast on the question is in the affirmative, the term of the office of the president of the legislative authority shall be two years effective on the first day of January following the next regular municipal election.

Cite as R.C. § 733.09

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.29, HB 48, §1, eff. 7/2/2010.

Effective Date: 07-26-1984

733.10 City auditor.

The auditor of a city shall be elected for a term of four years, commencing on the first day of January next after his election. He shall be an elector of the city.

Cite as R.C. § 733.10

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.11 Books and accounts - merger of offices in certain cities.

The city auditor shall keep the books of the city and exhibit accurate statements of all moneys received and expended, of all property owned by the city and the income derived therefrom, and of all taxes and assessments. In cities having a population of less than twenty thousand the legislative authority thereof may, by a majority vote, merge the duties of the clerk of the water works, clerk of the board of control, and clerk of such legislative authority with the duties of the auditor, allowing him such additional assistants in performing such duties as the legislative authority determines.

Cite as R.C. § 733.11

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.12 Auditing accounts.

At the end of each fiscal year, or more often if required by the legislative authority of the municipal corporation, the city auditor or village clerk shall audit the accounts of all officers and departments. The auditor or clerk shall prescribe the form of accounts and reports to be rendered to his department and the form and method of keeping accounts by all other departments and, subject to the powers and duties of the auditor of state, shall have the inspection and revision thereof. Upon the death, resignation, removal, or expiration of the term of any officer, the auditor or clerk shall audit the accounts of the officer and, if he is found indebted to the municipal corporation, the auditor or clerk shall immediately give notice thereof to the legislative authority and to the village solicitor or city director of law, and the latter shall proceed forthwith to collect the indebtedness.

Cite as R.C. § 733.12

Effective Date: 07-01-1985

733.13 Overdrawing appropriation - proof of claims.

The city auditor or village clerk shall not allow the amount set aside for any appropriation to be overdrawn, or the amount appropriated for one item of expense to be drawn upon for any other purpose or allow a voucher to be paid unless sufficient funds are in the treasury of the municipal corporation to the credit of the fund upon which such voucher is drawn. When any claim is presented to the auditor or clerk, he may require evidence that such amount is due, and for this purpose may summon any agent, clerk, or employee of the municipal corporation, or any other person, and examine him upon oath or affirmation concerning such voucher or claim.

Cite as R.C. § 733.13

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.14 Detailed statements - receipts.

On the first Monday of each month, detailed statements of the receipts and expenditures of the several officers and departments of the municipal corporation for the preceding month shall be made to the city auditor or village clerk by the heads of the departments. The auditor or clerk shall countersign each receipt given by the treasurer of the municipal corporation before it is delivered to the person entitled to receive it, and shall charge the treasurer with the amount thereof. If the auditor or clerk approves any voucher contrary to Title VII [7] of the Revised Code, he and his sureties shall be individually liable for the amount thereof.

Cite as R.C. § 733.14

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.15 Certificate as to election of certain officers.

The city auditor or village clerk shall certify to the court of common pleas, the election of every officer of the municipal corporation having power to discharge the duties of a judge of a county court, to take the acknowledgement of deeds, or to certify depositions or affidavits to be used within such municipal corporation, with the date of such election, and the time when such officer became legally qualified to discharge the duties of such office. Such certificate shall be made within ten days after such qualification.

Cite as R.C. § 733.15

Effective Date: 02-14-1967

733.16 Clerk of court shall record certificates.

The clerk of the court of common pleas shall record the certificates provided for in section 733.15 of the Revised Code in an appropriate record book. The same fees shall be allowed to the officers certifying and recording them as are allowed under division (R) of section 2303.20 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 733.16

Effective Date: 01-01-1993

733.17 Forfeiture for neglect to make report.

Each city auditor or village clerk who is required to make a certificate under section 733.15 of the Revised Code, and each clerk of the court of common pleas required to record such certificate when it is presented for record, who neglects or refuses to perform such duty, shall pay fifteen dollars to the treasurer of the municipal corporation for each such neglect or refusal, to be recovered in a civil action, at the suit of such municipal corporation and shall also be liable for all damages arising from such neglect or refusal.

Cite as R.C. § 733.17

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.18 Duty of city auditor as to receiving bids.

When bids are required to be filed for the letting of contracts by the director of public service or the director of public safety, the city auditor or his chief deputy shall attend and assist at the opening thereof and inspect them.

Cite as R.C. § 733.18

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.19 Deputy auditor in cities.

The city auditor may, when authorized by ordinance, appoint a deputy who, in the absence or disability of such auditor, shall perform his duties.

Cite as R.C. § 733.19

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.20 Seal of city auditor.

The legislative authority of a city shall provide a seal for the city auditor, in the center of which shall be the name of the city, and around the margin the words "City Auditor," an impression of which seal shall be affixed to all transcripts, orders, certificates, or other papers requiring authentication.

Cite as R.C. § 733.20

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.21 Board of control.

The mayor, director of public service, and the director of public safety constitute the board of control of a city. The mayor shall be ex officio president. The board shall keep a record of its proceedings. All votes shall be by yeas and nays and entered on the record, and the vote of a majority of all the members of the board shall be necessary to adopt any question, motion, or order.

Cite as R.C. § 733.21

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.22 Approval of contracts.

Except as otherwise provided in division (D) of section 713.23 , and sections 125.04 and 5513.01 of the Revised Code, no contract in the department of public service or the department of public safety, in excess of five thousand dollars, shall be awarded except on the approval of the board of control of the city, which board shall direct the director of the appropriate department to enter into the contract. The members of the board shall prepare estimates of the revenue and expenditures of their respective departments to be submitted to the city legislative authority by the mayor, as provided by law.

Cite as R.C. § 733.22

Effective Date: 04-13-1990

733.23 Executive power in villages.

The executive power of villages shall be vested in a mayor, clerk, treasurer, marshal, street commissioner, and such other officers and departments thereof as are created by law.

Cite as R.C. § 733.23

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.24 Mayor of village - election - term - qualifications - powers - duties.

The mayor of a village shall be elected for a term of four years, commencing on the first day of January next after his election. He shall be an elector of the village and shall have resided in the village for at least one year immediately preceding his election. Such mayor shall be the chief conservator of the peace therein and shall have the powers and duties provided by law. He shall be the president of the legislative authority and shall preside at all regular and special meetings thereof, but shall have no vote except in case of a tie.

Cite as R.C. § 733.24

Effective Date: 10-17-1985

733.25 Vacancy in office of mayor of village.

When the mayor is absent from the village, or is unable for any cause to perform his duties, the president pro tempore of the legislative authority shall be acting mayor. In case of the death, resignation, or removal of the mayor, such president pro tempore shall become the mayor and shall hold the office until his successor is elected and qualified. Such successor shall be elected to the office for the unexpired term, at the first regular municipal election that occurs more than forty days after the vacancy has occurred; except that when the unexpired term ends within one year immediately following the date of such election, an election to fill such unexpired term shall not be held and the president of the legislative authority of the city shall hold the office for such unexpired term.

Cite as R.C. § 733.25

Effective Date: 02-17-1972

733.26 Election, term, and qualifications of village clerk.

The village clerk shall be elected for a term of four years, commencing on the first day of April next after his election. He shall be an elector of the village.

Cite as R.C. § 733.26

Effective Date: 03-15-1983

733.261 Village clerk-treasurer.

(A) The legislative authority of a village may, by ordinance or resolution passed by at least a majority vote, combine the duties of the clerk and the treasurer into one office, to be known as the clerk-treasurer. The combination shall be effective on the first day of January following the next regular municipal election at which the village clerk is to be elected, provided that a clerk-treasurer shall be elected at such election pursuant to this section and shall be elected for a term of four years, commencing on the first day of April following election. Between the first day of January and the first day of April following such an election, the clerk shall perform the duties of clerk-treasurer. The legislative authority of the village shall file certification of such action with the board of elections not less than one hundred twenty days before the day of the next municipal primary election at which the village clerk is to be elected; provided that in villages under two thousand population in which no petition for a primary election was filed pursuant to section 3513.01 of the Revised Code, or in villages in which no primary is held pursuant to section 3513.02 of the Revised Code, such action shall be certified to the board of elections not less than one hundred twenty days before the next general election at which the village clerk is to be elected.

At such succeeding regular municipal election and thereafter, the clerk-treasurer shall be elected for a term of four years, commencing on the first day of April following the clerk-treasurer's election. The clerk-treasurer shall be an elector of the corporation.

(B) In addition to the circumstances described in division (A) of this section, when a vacancy exists in the office of village treasurer or village clerk the legislative authority of a village may, by ordinance or resolution passed by at least a majority vote, combine the duties of the clerk and the treasurer into one office, to be known as the clerk-treasurer. The combination shall be effective on the effective date of the ordinance or resolution combining the duties of the offices of clerk and treasurer. At the next regular municipal election at which the village clerk would have been elected and each four years thereafter, the clerk-treasurer shall be elected for a term of four years, commencing on the first day of April following the clerk-treasurer's election. The clerk-treasurer shall be an elector of the municipal corporation.

(C) The clerk-treasurer shall perform the duties provided by law for the clerk and the treasurer. All laws pertaining to the clerk and to the treasurer shall be construed to apply to the clerk-treasurer, provided that the initial compensation for the office of clerk-treasurer shall be established by the legislative authority and that action shall not be subject to section 731.13 of the Revised Code relating to the time when the compensation of village elected officials shall be fixed and pertaining to changes in compensation of officials during the term of office.

(D) The legislative authority of a village having a clerk-treasurer may separate the offices by ordinance or resolution passed by at least a majority vote. The action to separate the offices may be taken in either of the following circumstances:

(1) When a vacancy exists in the office of clerk-treasurer, in which case the separation shall be effective upon the effective date of the ordinance or resolution;

(2) When the action of the legislative authority is certified to and filed with the board of elections not less than one hundred twenty days before the day of the next primary election at which the village clerk and treasurer are to be elected; provided that in villages under two thousand population in which no petition for a primary election was filed pursuant to section 3513.01 of the Revised Code, or in villages in which no primary is held pursuant to section 3513.02 of the Revised Code, such action shall be certified to the board of elections not less than one hundred twenty days before the next general election at which the village clerk and treasurer are to be elected.

Cite as R.C. § 733.261

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.29, HB 48, §1, eff. 7/2/2010.

Effective Date: 08-22-1995

733.262 Village fiscal officer.

(A) In lieu of having the elected office of village clerk and the office of village treasurer, or the combined elected office of village clerk-treasurer, a village may combine the duties of the clerk and treasurer into one appointed office, to be known as the village fiscal officer. To make this change, the village legislative authority shall pass, by a two-thirds vote, an ordinance or resolution proposing to make the change effective on the first day of January following the next regular municipal election at which the village clerk or village clerk-treasurer is to be elected.

So that no election for the office of village clerk or village clerk-treasurer is held after the passage of the ordinance or resolution, the village legislative authority shall file a certified copy of the ordinance or resolution with the board of elections not less than one hundred twenty days before the day of the next succeeding municipal primary election at which candidates for the office of village clerk or village clerk-treasurer are to be nominated, or, in villages with a population of under two thousand in which no petition for a primary election is filed under section 3513.01 of the Revised Code or in villages in which no primary is held under section 3513.02 of the Revised Code, not less than one hundred twenty days before the next succeeding regular municipal election at which the village clerk or village clerk-treasurer is to be elected.

(B) In addition to the circumstances described in division (A) of this section, when a vacancy exists in the office of village clerk or village clerk-treasurer, the village legislative authority may pass, by a two-thirds vote, an ordinance or resolution to combine the duties of the clerk and the treasurer into the appointed office of village fiscal officer. That change shall take effect on the effective date of the ordinance or resolution.

(C) A village fiscal officer appointed under this section shall perform the duties provided by law for the village clerk and treasurer and any other duties consistent with the nature of the office that are provided for by municipal ordinance.

(D) A village fiscal officer shall be appointed by the mayor of the village, but that appointment does not become effective until it is approved by a majority vote of the village legislative authority. The village fiscal officer need not be an elector of the village or reside in the village at the time of appointment; however, the fiscal officer shall become a resident of the village within six months after the appointment takes effect, unless an ordinance is passed approving the fiscal officer's residence outside of the village.

The village fiscal officer may be removed without cause either by the mayor with the consent of a majority of the members of the village legislative authority or by a three-fourths vote of the village legislative authority with or without the consent of the mayor.

(E) The legislative authority of a village that has a village fiscal officer may abolish that appointed office and return to an elected office of village clerk-treasurer by passing an ordinance or resolution by a two-thirds vote.

If a vacancy exists in the office of village fiscal officer when this ordinance or resolution is passed, the abolition shall take effect on the effective date of the ordinance or resolution, and the mayor shall appoint a village clerk-treasurer to serve until the first day of April following the next regular municipal election at which a clerk-treasurer can be elected. So an election can be held, the village legislative authority shall file a certified copy of the ordinance or resolution with the board of elections not less than one hundred twenty days before the day of the next succeeding municipal primary election.

If a vacancy does not exist in the office of village fiscal officer when the abolishing ordinance or resolution is passed, the village legislative authority shall certify a copy of the ordinance or resolution to the board of elections not less than one hundred twenty days before the day of the next succeeding municipal primary election.

The person elected at the next regular municipal election as village clerk-treasurer under the circumstances described in this division shall serve a four-year term commencing on the first day of April following that election.

Cite as R.C. § 733.262

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.29, HB 48, §1, eff. 7/2/2010.

Effective Date: 02-01-2002

733.27 Powers and duties of village clerk - training programs.

(A) The village clerk shall attend all meetings of the legislative authority of the village, and keep a record of its proceedings and of all rules, bylaws, resolutions, and ordinances passed or adopted, which shall be subject to the inspection of all persons interested. In case of the absence of the clerk, such legislative authority shall appoint one of its members to perform the clerk's duties.

(B) The village clerk shall attend training programs for new village clerks and annual training programs of continuing education for village clerks that are provided by the auditor of state pursuant to section 117.44 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 733.27

Effective Date: 09-27-1996

733.28 Books and accounts - merger of offices.

The village clerk shall keep the books of the village, exhibit accurate statements of all moneys received and expended, of all the property owned by the village and the income derived therefrom, and of all taxes and assessments. The legislative authority of the village may, by majority vote, merge the duties of the clerk of the board of trustees of public affairs with those of the village clerk, allowing the village clerk such additional assistance and compensation in performing the additional duties as the legislative authority determines.

Cite as R.C. § 733.28

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.29 Seal of village clerk.

The legislative authority of a village shall provide a seal for the village clerk, in the center of which shall be the name of the village, and around the margin "Village Clerk," an impression of which seal shall be affixed to all transcripts, orders, certificates, or other papers requiring authentication.

Cite as R.C. § 733.29

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.30 General duties of the mayor of a municipal corporation.

The major shall perform all the duties prescribed by the bylaws and ordinances of the municipal corporation. He shall see that all ordinances, bylaws, and resolutions of the legislative authority are faithfully obeyed and enforced. He shall sign all commissions, licenses, and permits granted by such legislative authority, or authorized by Title VII [7] of the Revised Code, and such other instruments as by law or ordinances require his certificate.

Cite as R.C. § 733.30

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.31 Filling vacancies in appointive or elective offices.

(A) Unless otherwise provided by law, vacancies arising in appointive and elective offices of villages shall be filled by appointment by the mayor for the remainder of the unexpired term, provided that:

(1) Vacancies in the office of mayor shall be filled in the manner provided by section 733.25 of the Revised Code;

(2) Vacancies in the membership of the legislative authority shall be filled in the manner provided by section 731.43 of the Revised Code;

(3) Vacancies in the office of president pro tempore of a village legislative authority shall be filled in the manner provided by section 731.11 of the Revised Code.

In the event of a vacancy in the office of village clerk or treasurer, the mayor may appoint a person to serve as an acting officer to perform the duties of the office until a permanent officer is appointed to fill the vacancy.

(B) Unless otherwise provided by law, vacancies arising in appointive offices of cities shall be filled by appointment by the mayor for the remainder of the unexpired term.

(C) A vacancy in the office of president of the legislative authority of a city shall be filled in the same manner as provided in division (D) of this section. Vacancies in the office of mayor of a city shall be filled in the manner provided in section 733.08 of the Revised Code. Vacancies in the membership of the legislative authority of a city shall be filled in the manner provided in section 731.43 of the Revised Code.

(D) In case of the death, resignation, removal, or disability of the director of law, auditor, or treasurer of a city and such vacancy occurs more than forty days before the next general election for such office, a successor shall be elected at such election for the unexpired term unless such term expires within one year immediately following the date of such general election. In either event, the vacancy shall be filled as provided in this section and the appointee shall hold office until a successor is elected and qualified.

(1) The county central committee of the political party with which the last occupant of the office was affiliated, acting through its members who reside in the city where the vacancy occurs, shall appoint a person to hold the office and to perform the duties thereof until a successor is elected and has qualified, except that if such vacancy occurs because of the death, resignation, or inability to take the office of an officer-elect whose term has not yet begun, an appointment to take such office at the beginning of the term shall be made by the members of the central committee who reside in the city where the vacancy occurs.

(2) Not less than five nor more than forty-five days after a vacancy occurs, the county central committee, acting through its members who reside in the city where the vacancy occurs, shall meet for the purpose of making an appointment. Not less than four days before the date of the meeting the chairperson or secretary of the central committee shall send by first class mail to every member of such central committee who resides in the city where the vacancy occurs a written notice which shall state the time and place of such meeting and the purpose thereof. A majority of the members of the central committee present at such meeting may make the appointment.

(E) If the last occupant of the office or the officer-elect, as provided in division (D) of this section, was elected as an independent candidate, the mayor of the city shall make the appointment at the time the vacancy occurs.

(F) Appointments made under this section shall be certified by the appointing county central committee or by the mayor of the municipal corporation to the county board of elections and to the secretary of state. The persons so appointed and certified shall be entitled to all remuneration provided by law for the offices to which they are appointed.

(G) The mayor of the city may appoint a person to hold the city office of director of law, auditor, or treasurer as an acting officer and to perform the duties thereof between the occurrence of the vacancy and the time when the person appointed by the central committee qualifies and takes the office.

Cite as R.C. § 733.31

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 3, SB 47, §1, eff. 6/21/2013.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.105, SB 295, §1, eff. 8/15/2012.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.40, HB 194, §3 Made subject to referendum in the Nov. 6, 2012 election. The version of this section thus amended was repealed by 129th General AssemblyFile No.105, SB 295, §1, eff. 8/15/2012.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.29, HB 48, §1, eff. 7/2/2010.

Effective Date: 12-22-1992

733.32 Communications to legislative authority of finances and general conditions.

The mayor shall communicate to the legislative authority from time to time a statement of the finances of the municipal corporation, and such other information relating thereto and to the general condition of the affairs of such municipal corporation as he deems proper or as is required by the legislative authority.

Cite as R.C. § 733.32

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.33 Protest against excess of expenditures.

If, in the opinion of the mayor, an expenditure, authorized by the legislative authority, exceeds the revenues of the municipal corporation for the current year, he shall protest against such expenditure, and enter such protest, and the reason therefor, on the journal of the legislative authority.

Cite as R.C. § 733.33

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.34 Supervision of conduct of officers.

The mayor shall supervise the conduct of all the officers of the municipal corporation, inquire into and examine the grounds of all reasonable complaints against any of such officers, and cause their violations or neglect of duty to be promptly punished or reported to the proper authority for correction.

Cite as R.C. § 733.34

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.35 Mayor shall file charges against delinquent officers.

The mayor of a municipal corporation shall have general supervision over each department and the officers provided for in Title VII [7] of the Revised Code. When the mayor has reason to believe that the head of a department or such officer has been guilty, in the performance of his official duty, of bribery, misfeasance, malfeasance, nonfeasance, misconduct in office, gross neglect of duty, gross immorality, or habitual drunkenness, he shall immediately file with the legislative authority, except when the removal of such head of department or officer is otherwise provided for, written charges against such person, setting forth in detail a statement of such alleged guilt, and, at the same time, or as soon thereafter as possible, serve a true copy of such charges upon the person against whom they are made. Such service may be made on the person or by leaving a copy of the charges at the office of such person. Return thereof shall be made to the legislative authority, as is provided for the return of the service of summons in a civil action.

Cite as R.C. § 733.35

Effective Date: 01-10-1961

733.36 Hearing of charges - action of legislative authority.

Charges filed with the legislative authority under section 733.35 of the Revised Code, shall be heard at the next regular meeting thereof, unless the legislative authority extends the time for the hearing, which shall be done only on the application of the accused. The accused may appear in person and by counsel, examine all witnesses, and answer all charges against him. The judgment or action of the legislative authority shall be final, but to remove such officer the votes of two thirds of all members elected thereto shall be required.

Cite as R.C. § 733.36

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.37 Suspension of accused pending hearing.

Pending any proceedings under sections 733.35 and 733.36 of the Revised Code, an accused person may be suspended by a majority vote of all members elected to the legislative authority of the municipal corporation, but such suspension shall not be for a longer period than fifteen days, unless the hearing of such charges is extended upon the application of the accused, in which event the suspension shall not exceed thirty days.

Cite as R.C. § 733.37

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.38 Power of legislative authority as to process.

For the purpose of investigating charges filed pursuant to section 733.35 of the Revised Code against the head of any department or officer, the legislative authority of a municipal corporation may issue subpoenas or compulsory process to compel the attendance of persons and the production of books and papers before it, and such legislative authority may provide by ordinance for exercising and enforcing this section.

Cite as R.C. § 733.38

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.39 Oaths - compulsory testimony - costs.

In all cases in which the attendance of witnesses may be compelled for an investigation under section 733.38 of the Revised Code, any member of the legislative authority of the municipal corporation may administer the requisite oaths, and such legislative authority has the same power to compel the giving of testimony by attending witnesses as is conferred upon courts. In all such cases, witnesses shall be entitled to the same privileges and immunities as are allowed witnesses in civil cases. Witnesses shall be paid the same fees and mileage provided for under section 1901.26 of the Revised Code, and the costs of all such proceedings shall be payable from the general fund of the municipal corporation.

Cite as R.C. § 733.39

Effective Date: 10-01-1953; 2008 HB525 07-01-2009

733.40 Disposition of fines and other moneys.

Except as otherwise provided in section 4511.193 of the Revised Code, all fines, forfeitures, and costs in ordinance cases and all fees that are collected by the mayor, that in any manner come into the mayor's hands, or that are due the mayor or a marshal, chief of police, or other officer of the municipal corporation, any other fees and expenses that have been advanced out of the treasury of the municipal corporation, and all money received by the mayor for the use of the municipal corporation shall be paid by the mayor into the treasury of the municipal corporation on the first Monday of each month. At the first regular meeting of the legislative authority each month, the mayor shall submit a full statement of all money received, from whom and for what purposes received, and when paid into the treasury. Except as otherwise provided by section 307.515 or 4511.19 of the Revised Code, all fines, and forfeitures collected by the mayor in state cases, together with all fees and expenses collected that have been advanced out of the county treasury, shall be paid by the mayor to the county treasury on the first business day of each month. Except as otherwise provided by section 307.515 or 4511.19 of the Revised Code, the mayor shall pay all court costs and fees collected by the mayor in state cases into the municipal treasury on the first business day of each month.

This section does not apply to fines collected by a mayor's court for violations of division (B) of section 4513.263 of the Revised Code, or for violations of any municipal ordinance that is substantively comparable to that division, all of which shall be forwarded to the treasurer of state as provided in division (E) of section 4513.263 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 733.40

Effective Date: 01-01-2004; 2008 HB420 01-01-2010

733.41 Annual report to legislative authority.

At the first regular meeting in January of each year, and at such other times as the mayor deems expedient, he shall report to the legislative authority concerning the affairs of the municipal corporation, and recommend such measures as seem proper to him.

Cite as R.C. § 733.41

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.42 Treasurer.

The treasurer of a municipal corporation shall be elected for a term of four years, commencing on the first day of January next after his election, except that the first municipal treasurer elected in a newly incorporated municipal corporation shall take office immediately upon receiving a certificate of election pursuant to section 3505.38 of the Revised Code and shall serve from that time until four years from the first day of January after his election. Each municipal treasurer shall be an elector of the municipal corporation.

Cite as R.C. § 733.42

Effective Date: 10-30-1979

733.43 Accounts of treasurer.

The treasurer of a municipal corporation shall keep an accurate account of:

(A) All moneys received by him, showing the amount thereof, the time received, from whom, and on what account received;

(B) All disbursements made by him, showing the amount thereof, the time made, to whom, and on what account paid.

He shall so arrange his books that the amount received and paid on account of separate funds, or specified appropriations, shall be exhibited in separate accounts. In addition to the ordinary duties of such treasurer, he shall have such powers and perform such duties as are required by any ordinance of the municipal corporation, not inconsistent with Title VII [7] of the Revised Code, and not incompatible with the nature of his office.

Cite as R.C. § 733.43

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.44 Powers and duties of treasurer.

The treasurer of a municipal corporation shall demand and receive, from the county treasurer, taxes levied and assessments made and certified to the county auditor by the legislative authority of such municipal corporation and placed on the tax list by such auditor for collection, moneys, from persons authorized to collect or required to pay them, accruing to the municipal corporation from any judgments, fines, penalties, forfeitures, licenses, and costs taxed in mayor's court, and debts due the municipal corporation. Such funds shall be disbursed by the treasurer on the order of any person authorized by law or ordinance to issue orders therefor.

Cite as R.C. § 733.44

Effective Date: 01-01-1976

733.45 Quarterly accounting - annual report.

The treasurer of a municipal corporation shall settle and account with the legislative authority, quarterly, and at any other time which it by resolution or ordinance requires. At the first regular meeting of such legislative authority in January, each year, the treasurer shall report to it the condition of the finances of the municipal corporation, the amount received by him, the sources of such receipts, the disbursements made by him, and on what account, during the year preceding. Such account shall exhibit the balance due on each fund which has come into the treasurer's hands during the year.

Cite as R.C. § 733.45

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.46 Receipt and disbursement of funds.

The treasurer of a municipal corporation shall receive and disburse all funds of the municipal corporation and such other funds as arise in or belong to any department or part of the municipal corporation.

Cite as R.C. § 733.46

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.47 Duty of delivering money and property.

The treasurer of a municipal corporation, at the expiration of his term of office, or on his resignation or removal, shall deliver to his successor, all moneys, books, papers, and other property in his possession as treasurer. In the case of the death or incapacity of such treasurer, his legal representatives shall, in like manner, deliver the money and property which were in the treasurer's hands to the person entitled thereto.

Cite as R.C. § 733.47

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.48 Legal counsel for villages - petition to appoint legal counsel.

(A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, when it considers it necessary, the legislative authority of a village may provide legal counsel for the village, or for any department or official of the village, for a period not to exceed two years and shall provide compensation for the legal counsel.

(B) A petition may be filed with the village clerk, signed by registered electors residing in the village equal in number to not less than ten per cent of the total vote cast for all candidates for governor in the village at the most recent general election at which a governor was elected, requesting that the question be placed before the electors whether, instead of the legislative authority appointing legal counsel for the village or for any department or official of the village, the mayor shall appoint an attorney or law firm as the legal counsel with the advice and consent of the legislative authority. Within two weeks after receipt of the petition, the clerk shall certify it to the board of elections, which shall determine its sufficiency and validity. The petition shall be certified to the board not less than ninety days prior to the election at which the question is to be voted upon.

At the election, if a majority of the electors of the village approves the question, then effective immediately when the mayor considers it necessary, the mayor shall appoint, with the advice and consent of the legislative authority, an attorney or law firm as legal counsel for the village, or for any department or official of the village, for a period not to exceed two years. The appointment of legal counsel under this division shall be pursuant to a contract approved by the mayor and a majority vote of the legislative authority. The contract shall provide for the compensation and other terms of the engagement of the legal counsel, and the legislative authority shall provide that compensation for the legal counsel.

(C) When acting under this section, the legislative authority acts in its administrative capacity.

Cite as R.C. § 733.48

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.29, HB 48, §1, eff. 7/2/2010.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953; 10-21-2005

733.49 City director of law - term of office.

The city director of law shall be elected for a term of four years, commencing on the first day of January next after his election. He shall be an elector of the city.

Cite as R.C. § 733.49

Effective Date: 11-01-1977

733.50 Qualifications of city director of law.

No person shall be eligible to the office of city director of law who is not an attorney at law, admitted to practice in this state.

Cite as R.C. § 733.50

Effective Date: 11-01-1977

733.51 Powers and duties of city director of law.

The city director of law shall prepare all contracts, bonds, and other instruments in writing in which the city is concerned, and shall serve the several directors and officers provided in Title VII [7] of the Revised Code as legal counsel and attorney.

The director of law shall be prosecuting attorney of the mayor's court. When the legislative authority of the city allows assistants to the director of law, he may designate the assistants to act as prosecuting attorneys of the mayor's court. The person designated shall be subject to the approval of the legislative authority.

Cite as R.C. § 733.51

Effective Date: 11-01-1977

733.52 Prosecuting attorney of mayor's court.

The city director of law as prosecuting attorney of the mayor's court shall prosecute all cases brought before the court, and perform the same duties, as far as they are applicable thereto, as required of the prosecuting attorney of the county.

The director of law or the assistants whom he designates to act as prosecuting attorneys of the mayor's court shall receive such compensation for the service provided by this section as the legislative authority of the city prescribes, and such additional compensation as the board of county commissioners allows.

Cite as R.C. § 733.52

Effective Date: 11-01-1977

733.53 Duties as to suits.

The city director of law, when required to do so by resolution of the legislative authority of the city, shall prosecute or defend on behalf of the city, all complaints, suits, and controversies in which the city is a party, and such other suits, matters, and controversies as he is, by resolution or ordinance, directed to prosecute. He shall not be required to prosecute any action before the mayor of the city for the violation of an ordinance without first advising such action.

Cite as R.C. § 733.53

Effective Date: 11-01-1977

733.54 City director of law shall give opinions.

When an officer of a city entertains doubts concerning the law in any matter before him in his official capacity, and desires the opinion of the city director of law, he shall clearly state to the director of law, in writing, the question upon which the opinion is desired, and thereupon the director of law shall, within a reasonable time, reply orally or in writing to such inquiry. The right conferred upon such officers by this section extends to the legislative authority of the city, and to each board provided for in Title VII [7] of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 733.54

Effective Date: 11-01-1977

733.55 Payment of moneys.

The city director of law shall pay to the city treasurer all moneys which come into his hands belonging to the city or by way of fines, forfeitures, costs, or otherwise, and take the treasurer's duplicate receipt therefor, one of which he shall file with the city auditor.

Cite as R.C. § 733.55

Effective Date: 11-01-1977

733.56 Application for injunction.

The village solicitor or city director of law shall apply, in the name of the municipal corporation, to a court of competent jurisdiction for an order of injunction to restrain the misapplication of funds of the municipal corporation, the abuse of its corporate powers, or the execution or performance of any contract made in behalf of the municipal corporation in contravention of the laws or ordinance[s] governing it, or which was procured by fraud or corruption.

Cite as R.C. § 733.56

Effective Date: 11-01-1977

733.57 Specific performance.

When an obligation or contract made on behalf of a municipal corporation, granting a right or easement or creating a public duty, is being evaded or violated, the village solicitor or city director of law shall apply for the forfeiture or the specific performance thereof as the nature of the case requires.

Cite as R.C. § 733.57

Effective Date: 11-01-1977

733.58 Writ of mandamus.

In case an officer or board of a municipal corporation fails to perform any duty expressly enjoined by law or ordinance, the village solicitor or city director of law shall apply to a court of competent jurisdiction for a writ of mandamus to compel the performance of the duty.

Cite as R.C. § 733.58

Effective Date: 11-01-1977

733.581 Taxpayer named as party defendant.

If the village solicitor or city director of law, upon the written request of any taxpayer of the municipal corporation, makes any application provided for by section 733.56 , 733.57 , or 733.58 of the Revised Code, the taxpayer may be named as a party defendant and if so named shall have the right to assist in presenting all issues of law and fact to the court in order that a full and complete adjudication of the controversy may be had.

In any civil action or proceeding involving the public interest the court shall grant the application of any person to intervene if the court believes that the public interest will be better protected or justice will be furthered.

Cite as R.C. § 733.581

Effective Date: 11-01-1977

733.59 Taxpayer's suit.

If the village solicitor or city director of law fails, upon the written request of any taxpayer of the municipal corporation, to make any application provided for in sections 733.56 to 733.58 of the Revised Code, the taxpayer may institute suit in his own name, on behalf of the municipal corporation. Any taxpayer of any municipal corporation in which there is no village solicitor or city director of law may bring such suit on behalf of the municipal corporation. No such suit or proceeding shall be entertained by any court until the taxpayer gives security for the cost of the proceeding.

Cite as R.C. § 733.59

Effective Date: 11-01-1977

733.60 Limitation of action.

No action to enjoin the performance of a contract entered into or the payment of any bonds issued by a municipal corporation shall be brought or maintained unless commenced within one year from the date of such contract or bonds.

Cite as R.C. § 733.60

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.61 Duty of court.

If the court hearing a case under section 733.59 of the Revised Code is satisfied that the taxpayer had good cause to believe that his allegations were well founded, or if they are sufficient in law, it shall make such order as the equity of the case demands. In such case the taxpayer shall be allowed his costs, and, if judgment is finally ordered in his favor, he may be allowed, as part of the costs, a reasonable compensation for his attorney.

Cite as R.C. § 733.61

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.62 Annual report.

The city director of law shall make a report to the legislative authority of the city, at its first regular meeting in January, of the business of his office, the moneys by him collected during the year preceding, and such other matters as he deems proper to promote the good government and welfare of the city.

Cite as R.C. § 733.62

Effective Date: 11-01-1977

733.621 Appointment of assistants or employees.

As used in this section, "chief legal officer" means a city director of law, village solicitor, or similar chief legal officer of a municipal corporation.

Subject to section 2921.421 of the Revised Code, a chief legal officer of a municipal corporation may appoint, as an assistant legal officer, prosecutor, clerk, stenographer, or other employee, a person who is an associate or partner of, or who is employed by, the chief legal officer, assistant legal officer, or prosecutor in the private practice of law in a partnership, professional association, or other law business arrangement. In a municipal corporation having an official who is designated as prosecutor and who has authority to appoint assistants and employees, the prosecutor may appoint, as an assistant prosecutor, clerk, stenographer, or other employee, a person who is an associate of, or is employed by, the chief legal officer, the prosecutor, an assistant legal officer, or an assistant prosecutor in the private practice of law in a partnership, professional association, or other law business arrangement.

Cite as R.C. § 733.621

Effective Date: 03-02-1994

733.63 Sealer of weights and measures.

The mayor of a municipal corporation may appoint a sealer of weights and measures, who shall hold office coextensive with the term of office of the mayor who made his appointment, unless otherwise removed from office.

Cite as R.C. § 733.63

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.64 Qualification and compensation of sealer.

The sealer of weights and measures of a municipal corporation shall be a competent person for the position, and shall receive a salary fixed by ordinance, to be paid by the municipal corporation, which salary shall be in lieu of all fees or charges.

Cite as R.C. § 733.64

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.65 Oath and bond of sealer - appointment of inspectors.

The sealer of weights and measures, before entering upon his duties, shall take the oath of office required by section 733.68 of the Revised Code, and give bond to the municipal corporation in such amount as is prescribed by ordinance, with security to the approval of the mayor, and conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties. The sealer may appoint inspectors to assist him in his duties if authorized by the legislative authority.

Cite as R.C. § 733.65

Effective Date: 11-03-1965

733.66 Comparison with state standards.

The sealer of weights and measures of a municipal corporation shall, at such times as may be required by regulation of the director of agriculture, submit all of his standards to the state sealer for comparison with the state standards.

Cite as R.C. § 733.66

Effective Date: 07-26-1974

733.67 [Repealed].

Cite as R.C. § 733.67

Effective Date: 07-26-1974

733.671 Seeking injunction against violation of weights and measures laws.

The municipal sealer may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for a temporary or permanent injunction restraining any person from violating any provision of the weights and measures laws or regulations of the director of agriculture issued pursuant thereto.

Cite as R.C. § 733.671

Effective Date: 01-01-1974

733.68 Qualifications of municipal officers - oaths.

(A) Except as otherwise provided in division (B) of this section or in another section of the Revised Code, each officer of a municipal corporation, or of any department or board of a municipal corporation, whether elected or appointed as a substitute for a regular officer, shall be an elector of the municipal corporation and, before entering upon official duties, shall take an oath to support the constitution of the United States and the constitution of this state and an oath that the officer will faithfully, honestly, and impartially discharge the duties of the office to which elected or appointed. These provisions as to official oaths shall extend to deputies, but they need not be electors.

(B) Neither this section nor any other section of the Revised Code requires, or shall be construed to require, that a city fire chief be an elector of the city or that a village fire chief be an elector of the village.

Cite as R.C. § 733.68

Effective Date: 01-25-2002

733.69 Bond of municipal officers.

Each officer of a municipal corporation required by law or ordinance to give bond shall do so before entering upon the duties of the office, except as otherwise provided in Title VII [7] of the Revised Code. The legislative authority thereof may at any time require each officer to give a new or additional bond. Each bond except that of the municipal auditor or municipal clerk, upon its approval, shall be delivered to the auditor or clerk, who shall immediately record it in a record provided for that purpose and file and carefully preserve it in his office. The bond of the auditor or clerk shall be delivered to the municipal treasurer, who shall in like manner record and preserve it.

Cite as R.C. § 733.69

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.70 Approval of bonds.

The official bonds of all officers of a municipal corporation shall be prepared by its village solicitor or city director of law. Except as otherwise provided in Title VII [7] of the Revised Code, the bonds shall be in such sum as the legislative authority of the municipal corporation prescribes by general or special ordinance and shall be subject to the approval of the mayor. The mayor's bond shall be approved by the legislative authority, or, if it is not legally organized, by the clerk of the court of common pleas of the county in which the municipal corporation or the larger part thereof is situated.

Cite as R.C. § 733.70

Effective Date: 11-01-1977

733.71 Certain facts shall not invalidate bond.

In each bond mentioned in section 733.70 of the Revised Code, the condition that the person elected or appointed shall faithfully perform the duties of the office shall be sufficient. The fact that the instrument is without a seal, that blanks, for example the date or amount, have been filled subsequent to its execution but before its acceptance, without the consent of the sureties, that all the obligees named in the instrument have not signed it, that new duties have been imposed on the officers, or that any merely formal objection exists shall not be available in any suit on the instrument.

Cite as R.C. § 733.71

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.72 Charges against municipal officers filed with probate judge - proceedings.

When a complaint under oath is filed with the probate judge of the county in which a municipal corporation or the larger part thereof is situated, by any elector of the municipal corporation, signed and approved by four other electors thereof, the judge shall forthwith issue a citation to any person charged in the complaint for his appearance before the judge within ten days from the filing thereof, and shall also furnish the accused and the village solicitor or city director of law with a copy thereof. The complaint shall charge any of the following:

(A) That a member of the legislative authority of the municipal corporation has received, directly or indirectly, compensation for his services as a member thereof, as a committeeman, or otherwise, contrary to law;

(B) That a member of the legislative authority or an officer of the municipal corporation is or has been interested, directly or indirectly, in the profits of a contract, job, work, or service, or is or has been acting as a commissioner, architect, superintendent, or engineer in work undertaken or prosecuted by the municipal corporation, contrary to law;

(C) That a member of the legislative authority or an officer of the municipal corporation has been guilty of misfeasance or malfeasance in office.

Before acting upon such complaint, the judge shall require the party complaining to furnish sufficient security for costs.

Cite as R.C. § 733.72

Effective Date: 11-01-1977

733.73 Appearance of counsel - jury.

On the day fixed by the probate judge for the return of the citation issued pursuant to section 733.72 of the Revised Code, the village solicitor or city director of law shall appear on behalf of the complainant to conduct the prosecution, and the accused may also appear by counsel. A time shall be set for hearing the case, which shall be not more than ten days after such return. If a jury is demanded by either party, the probate judge shall direct the summoning of twelve jurors in the manner provided by Chapter 2313. of the Revised Code. In a municipal corporation having no village solicitor or city director of law, or in case the village solicitor or city director of law is accused of any misfeasance or malfeasance in office, the prosecuting attorney shall appear on behalf of the complainant to conduct the prosecution.

Cite as R.C. § 733.73

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.81, HB 268, §1, eff. 5/13/2012.

Effective Date: 11-01-1977

733.74 Challenge of jurors.

On the day fixed for trial under section 733.73 of the Revised Code, if a jury is impaneled, either party, in addition to the peremptory challenges allowed by law in other cases, may object for good cause to any juror summoned, and vacancies occurring for any cause may be filled by the probate judge from the bystanders until the panel is full, unless the party charged, or the party's counsel, demands that additional jurors be summoned to fill such vacancy.

Cite as R.C. § 733.74

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.81, HB 268, §1, eff. 5/13/2012.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.75 Proceedings on the trial.

On the day designated under section 733.73 of the Revised Code for the trial, the trial shall take place, unless continued on affidavit for good cause to another time not exceeding ten days. On the trial, the village solicitor or city director of law shall appear for the prosecution, examine witnesses designated by the complainant, and such others as he discovers, and either party may have process from the probate judge to compel the attendance of witnesses.

Cite as R.C. § 733.75

Effective Date: 11-01-1977

733.76 Removal of officer if found guilty.

If, on the trial, the charges in the complaint mentioned in section 733.72 of the Revised Code are sustained by the verdict of the jury, or by the decision of the probate judge when there is no jury, such judge shall enter the charges and findings thereon upon the record of the court, make an order removing such officer from office, and forthwith transmit a certified copy thereof to the presiding officer of the legislative authority of the municipal corporation, whereupon the vacancy shall be filled as provided by law.

Cite as R.C. § 733.76

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.77 Payment of costs.

The cost and expenses of the trial shall be charged against the party filing the complaint under section 733.72 of the Revised Code, the accused, or the municipal corporation, or apportioned among them, as the probate judge directs, and shall be collected as in other cases. No costs or expenses shall be charged to the accused if he is acquitted upon trial. If an appeal on questions of law is instituted by the officer complained of, to reverse or vacate the order of the probate court, such officer shall not exercise the functions of his office until order is finally reversed or vacated.

Cite as R.C. § 733.77

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.78 [Repealed].

Cite as R.C. § 733.78

Effective Date: 01-01-1974

733.79 Municipal officers may attend conference or convention - expenses.

Any elected or appointed municipal officer, deputy, assistant, or an employee of any municipal corporation may attend, at the expense of the municipal corporation, any conference or convention relating to municipal affairs, if authorized by the mayor, the chairman of the commission, or the city manager of such municipal corporation, and, if the fiscal officer of the municipal corporation certifies that funds are appropriated and available for such purpose, such person shall be reimbursed for his expense so incurred.

A request for such allowance shall be made in writing to the mayor, the chairman of the commission, or the city manager showing the necessity for such attendance and an estimate of the costs thereof to the municipal corporation.

Cite as R.C. § 733.79

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

733.80 Duties of fire engineer, engineer, superintendent of markets - compensation.

In each municipal corporation having a fire engineer, engineer, or superintendent of markets, each such officer shall perform the duties prescribed by Title VII [7] of the Revised Code and such other duties, not incompatible with the nature of his office, as the legislative authority by ordinance requires, and shall receive for his services such compensation by fees or salary, or both, as is provided by ordinance.

Cite as R.C. § 733.80

Effective Date: 10-24-1975

733.85 Municipal income tax administration in noncharter municipalities.

(A) As used in this section, "municipal corporation" means any municipal corporation, including a municipal corporation organized under Chapter 705. of the Revised Code, that is not operating under a charter adopted or amended pursuant to Section 7 or 9 of Article XVIII, Ohio Constitution.

(B) The legislative authority of a municipal corporation may provide, by ordinance or resolution, for the method of appointing and removing an officer who shall be responsible for the collection and deposit to the municipal treasury of municipal income taxes and the enforcement and administration of the municipal corporation's income tax ordinances, resolutions, and rules, including the powers, duties, and functions of the responsible administering officer and employees serving under the administering officer's direction and control. If no such ordinance or resolution is adopted, the city auditor or village clerk shall be the officer responsible for the collection and deposit to the municipal treasury of income taxes and the enforcement and administration of the municipal corporation's income tax ordinances, resolutions, and rules.

(C) The legislative authority of a municipal corporation may, by ordinance or resolution, authorize the responsible administering officer described in division (B) of this section to promulgate, revise, and repeal rules with respect to the administration and enforcement of the municipal corporation's income tax ordinances and resolutions. The rules shall be filed with the clerk of the legislative authority and made available for public inspection at the offices of the administering officer. The rules shall not conflict with the municipal corporation's ordinances and resolutions.

(D) This section shall apply to any municipal ordinance or resolution existing on September 14, 1981, or thereafter enacted or amended.

Cite as R.C. § 733.85

Effective Date: 07-26-2000

733.99 [Repealed].

Cite as R.C. § 733.99

Effective Date: 01-01-1974