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Charter - City of LivoniaiLu �m I k711101 Preamble..........am.,,..,...s.a......,.m....m.....nu .......m .. .„...w. ........,...1 Chapter I. Incorporation- .......r... ..m W„............. w,.............,... ..,....1 Section 1.. Name and Boundaries--. ... ........,...a,.......o,.......1 Section 2. Wardsand Precincts ...... ................... ....,,.......... .,...1 Chapter Il. Municipal Power..,.... ...,,u.2 Section 1„ General Powers ......2 Section 2. Intergovernmental Contracts ........... ......v.........2 Section 3. Division of Powers., Section 4. Exercise of Powers. Section 5. Rights and Liabilities---, ........ .........3 Chapter III. Elections.-, ... w...a ......,..,. w..v, ..m..w......,d.. . 4 Section 1. Qualifications...............a .....,..,,.......... .. ....b......4 Section 2. Election Procedure.- ....... . 4 Section 3. Regular City Elections. m.w.......,....m m.,.v.... Section 4. Special Elections....—, ,.. - � .... 4 Section 5. Election Commission... .a.,.....m.............a.........,...5 Section 6. Notice of Election.-.-.... 5 Section T. Voting Hours-- ...... w 5 Section 8. Nomination Petitions..,.,.,.,, ....... 5 Section 9, Approval of Nomination Petitions,.,,, ...... ........... 8 Section 10. Public Inspection of Petitions...... ,..m........ ....... Section 11. Form of Ballots,,..,.,.a.,......,n............. ..........w...... Section 12. Canvass ofote..,.....rc......m ww w.................w.,.....0 Section 11 Tie Vote „....,.w........ .............p.. ......,.... . 9 Section 14. Recount.....m.w ............. .o , ............,............,.10 Section 15. Recall.............,m..............a,.. w.......,....................,,a..10 Section 1. The Council ...... ,.........11 Section 2. Term of Office.... m.....,,m,.,,.. Section 3. Qualifications.... ��,. ......,........�.. . �.�..... ,.....�..11 Section 4. Vacancies ......m......... ......rrm.... ..w .......n .......,.12 Section 5. Compensation .m,,.,...m. 13 Section 6. President.......................... 13 Section 7. Regular Meetings,......,..a........ .......... .. ...........14 Section 8. Special Meetings . m. m..... ,.............. 14 Section 9. Quorum ............... .......... .w,w.w................,.........,.....1 amm�� Section 10. Rules ....... 14 Section 11. Public Health and Safety ......... 15 Section 12. Licenses and Permits 15 Section 13. Contracts and Purchases_._ ............ 15 Section 14. Streets and ....... 15 Section 15. Property Rights ............... _ ....... ....................... ............16 Section 16. Parks and Recreational Facilities. ..... Section 17. Cemetery Regulations...__... ... 17 Section 18. Trusts....,,,.. 17 Section 19, House 17 Section 20. Planning and ........ 17 Section 21. Investigations . . 18 Section 22. Council Action.,,... 18 Section 23. Ordinance Enactment..........,, ..................1 Section 24. Veto,_ 19 Section 25. Penalties. 20 Section 26. Technical Codes .... ___.._, .... 2 0 Section 27. Ordinance Record__ ...... .........21 Section 28. Compilation and Revision 21 Section 29. Initiative and . . .. ... 2 1 Section 30. Power of Council over Salaries and Compensation...,.. ....... 23 Section 31 Additional Powers; Parking Facilities; Gas Stations; Regulation of Trades, Billboards......... ....... 23 Chapter V. Executive ............. ... __ a 24 Section 1 . Administrative Officers; .........24 Section 2. Election; Appointment; Terms..,........ . . .. . .. 24 Section 3. Qualifications_....... 25 Section 4. Compensation 2 5 Section 5. Power and Duties of Mayor,___ ... 25 Section 6. Mayor Pro 2 7 Section 6.1 Mayon-Vacancy 27 Section T. Powers and Duties of Section 7.1 City Clerk --Vacancy ... ..................2 Section 8. Powers and Duties of Treasurer_.....,_ 2 9 Section 8,1 Treasurer -Vacancy.... ...... 30 Section 9. Deputies of Clerk and Treas ure r,,,. . 30 Section 10. Administrative Departments.... _....31 Section 11. Department of Public Safety....... ........ 31 Section 12. Department of Public Works..__. .......... .__ . __ 32 Section 13. Department of Assessment_. ....... ....... 32 Section 14. Depa rtme nt of Law 33 Section 15. Department of Parks and Recreation ............... 34 Section 16, Department of Civil Service ....a 34 Section 17. Department of Finance.._... 41 Chapter V1. Judicial Division--.. ..... ....43 Section 1. Present Law........43 Section 2. Reference to Statute... ... ....... ......... , -. 43 Section 3. Justice of the Peace .n... ....m.... ... m.... .................... 43 Section 4. Powers and Jurisdiction of Justice of the Peace Section 5. Jurisdiction in Charter and Ordinance Cases.............,.......,.. 45 Section 6. Remuneration of Justice of Peace ,......m ..................46 Section 7. Fees and Costs...., ..... ......n....., .w,a.......a...............46 Section 8. Court Sessions ...,...- ...w,... ,. ,...µ........... ....M,...,..,..47 Section 9 . Absence or Disability of Justice of Peace... ...... ............. -4 Section 10. Fines and Penalties ..w...e w.,.., .., ..,.....w.........n..m... ,...um4l Section 11. Reports......, .....N..mm.... ....... ....... ....rrw,..... ,..,.... nm....46 Section 12. Appointment of Clerk and Audit..,....,W....a,.........,.a....a4 Section 13. Court Operating Expense,, ....................................46 Section 14. Court Officer. .......-.49 Section 15. Jury Trials,...,.,,µ.., s.... ..... .... . ...... ,.........49 Section 16. Rules of Court................ n ........,.., ...,w... . ..50 Section 17. Vacancies ......... .... a .................a...... , .........,..w....50 Section 18. Constables...w,.........,...r........................w..........,.,...........50 Chapter VII. General Finance, 52 Section 1. FiscaI Year....,..... ...,52 Section 2. Financial Control...-, ...... 52 Section 3. Budget procedure ... ............ .............. .... .....w.......52 Section 4. Budget Hearing ...,,......b................w.....m........m..... a.....52 Section 5. Adoption of Budget, Tax Limit- ....... 52 Section 6. Transfer of Appropriations--- 53 Section 7. Budget Control...... .w %.................... ........ a..w .... Section & Municipal Borrowing Power- ,w.......,.........n 54 Section 9. Unissued Bonds.,,,,,.,,,,,, ... ,......e...m .w.. ............ ..........54 Section 10, Issuance of Bonds.............m........ ....,...p...w....,... 54 Section 1 . Depository.- - ...... .....,..m..a .o......................w 5 Section 12. Independent Audit .......................... ..w.....,..55 Section 1. Official Bonds., ,U.... 6 Section 14. Trust and Sinking Funds......m.... ,m.. ,m.....a .....,., ....w....56 Chapter VII1. General Taxation .., .....m....,w, .57 Section 1a Power toTax: Tax Limit......... n,...., ....,b... ,.m. e..m...,..a.57 Section 2, Subjects o Taxation ...., n.......... ........................ „59 Section 3. Tax Day.... .............pd................a..... w...m.,...... 59 Section 4. Preparation of the Assessment Roll--- 5 Section 5. Board of Review....m.w....,...m n...... ..a....... ... 60 Section 6, Meetings of Board of Reviews ... M...... w........ m .. w .........60 Section 7. Notice of Meetings-.--..., 60 Section 8. Endorsement of Rall . .,..m........r......... .......... ....r,,.60 Chapter Will. General Taxation, Cont. Section ax R oII... ............... ....... . ...n,,,.. ...,........... 1 Section 10. Certification of T a Levy to Assessor ........................ 61 Section 11. State, County and School Taxes.-,.,,.-..- ... P....aa....,,.....,,61 Section 12. TaxWarrant....- .m........ ...... .. ..m.,.........,.w.......o..a.....,.61 Section 1. Tax Levy. ..............,...,...,..., ...... w...,,.... „.,............. 62 Section 14. Taxes -When Due.-----.... .. . . ........... . , ... ,,, w ......... , ... 62 Section 1. Return to County Treasurer, ..... ................r,.....,nµ...62 Section 16. Errors in Tax Roll- ......mw.,...63 Section 17. Special Assessments .....,..,. r..,...a.............w.....,.. o.. 63 Chapter IX. Utilities -Franchises -Perm it,.m .,.,........v ............m........... .....6 Section 1. Franchises .....w,. u ..,....A .. m.,....,.,..w.....,.ma.....m.a,,......m..6 Section 2. Right of Regulation,........ ... a ...... ...................m65 Section 3. Regulation of Rates...... � . . ...,,,..,.....4.m......,...w......n..w.66 Section, 4. Purchase, Condemnation,-, .. ,...,.. m ..„.. .....,. fib Section 5. Revocable Permits--,-.. 66 Section 6. Joint Use ...... ...................,.. ............... a.. w......,, .........66 Section 7. Use of Streets-.... ... 67 Section 8 . Public Utilities-........ .nm.........,..m....., ,..mU.,..n..........a.. 7 Section 9. Utility Charges .............. ..,...... m ,,...................,..... Chapter X. Miscellaneous Provisionsn.................................mn..........m....6 Section 1. Supervisors,n...m,..... ,.m........... ... . ........o......, ....,. w...69 Section 2. Oath of office........... a....... ...m,.. ..,,m m .a ......... .....69 Section 3. Notice of Election or Appointment,..,...m.,....w...............6 Section 4. Restrictions, 7 Section 5. Vacancy Defined.-- . .......... ...µ........ ,.µ.w..w..m.... ,e.... 70 Section 6. improper Contract or U se of City Property...........m.w..... 70 Section 7. Misdemeanors Under Charter-'—..............n w...........a,,.70 Section 8. Notice by Publication ........... 71 Section 9. Marriage Claims .....,..., .. AW......., n .............. a. ,.....,...P71 Section 10. Meaning of State and City. ..m ,w...m.,. ..m ...,........ ,m...., 7 Section 11. Uniform Accounting............ n......................a ...m..ww... 7 Section 12. Public Records..........w 72 Section 13. Prior Township ordinances and Regulations 72 Section 14. Effect of ,illegality of Any Part ofCharter............„ .n ............ .............w......,...vu m....7 Section15. Ten,se....., .......... ............n.....m ......,..... ..........., ...n...7 Section 16. Corporate Seal .......... ......... ...e...,.. ..,.,..,........,.w...73 Section 17. Headings...... . . ....... ...... ....... ... 73 Section 18. office Quarters, Clerical Help & Supplies .........-........n... 73 Section 19, Amendments-. 73 39