This is an example of Cleveland Heights' communist anarchism. Jeffrey Robertson is the city's former chief of police. The duties of a police chief are found in R.C. 737.06 and they are to station and transfer police officers under the rules and regulations of the safety director; who has rule writing authority only under the mayor. Robertson is not an "appointing authority" under any Ohio law who is authorized to administer an oath of office to another police officer that "appoints" them to a job. The city manager is the "appointing authority" for Cleveland Heights. The mayor for all other municipal corporations. So the net effect of Annette Mecklenburg being administered an oath of office by Robertson is that she is not the city's chief of police. She is a criminal impersonating a law enforcement officer.

There’s a shadow Soviet government in Cleveland Heights whose officials are violating laws right in everyone’s face

CLEVELAND, OH – It takes “any” 5 “electors” of Cleveland Heights to file a complaint under oath with the probate judge of the county to remove Annette Mecklenburg from the police chief’s job pursuant to Section 733.72 of Ohio’s revised code for being administered an oath of office by an employee of the city with no oath authority pursuant to R.C. 3.24.  An “elector” is a resident of Cleveland Heights who is registered to vote.

Any five purposeful electors of Cleveland Heights with knowledge of the sections of the U.S. Constitution, Ohio Constitution, federal laws, state laws, local ordinances, and the city’s charter, can reshape the entire criminal administration and council if they knew how to identify the acts connected to the laws the city’s officials are criminally violating.  Once the acts these criminals are identified as crimes, then R.C. 2935.09 and 2935.10 lets any citizen with knowledge of their crimes file criminal complaints with Cleveland Heights municipal court.

If the prosecutor neglects the duty to prosecute, then one person can file a complaint to have them removed from office by the common pleas judge pursuant to R.C. 309.05.  If Judge J.J. Costello refuses to direct the complaint to the prosecuting attorney, a federal criminal complaint alleging a violation of 18 U.S.C. 4 can be filed with the U.S. Attorney.  Kentucky Judge Richard Baumgarten spent 18 months in a federal prison before he died 2016 after he was prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice after an FBI investigation concluded he engaged in “misprision of felony” for failing to report felony offenses occuring in the court.

15 percent of the Cleveland Heights residents voting in the city’s most recent “municipal” election can put Costello in front of a probate court judge for misconduct pursuant to R.C. 3.07.  One citizen can hold any elected or appointed public official accountable; especially the ones who obstruct and are remembered on election day.   An anonymous flyer is protected by the 1st Amendment and can kill any criminal in elected office’s career.  Just ask Gary Norton about the East Cleveland Tattler.

Jeffrey Robertson cannot deny the plainly-observable facts that he is administering an oath of office to Mecklenburg in the feature image I’ve shared.  It’s the same with Mecklenburg administering oaths of office to other peace officers.  It’s the same with the city’s fire chief, Dave Freeman, exercising oath administration duties reserved for “elected officials.”

The instructions in R.C. 3.24 are in plain and understandable English as it exists as an unsuspended general law none of the “elected idiots” in Cleveland Heights government have read.  If any of these stupid fucks say they’ve read and know the state’s general laws; then they’re willfully disobeying and refusing to enforce them and should be criminally prosecuted.

The heading of the unsuspended state general law identified as R.C. 3.24 is captioned, “Administration of oaths.”  The Soviet dreamers running Cleveland Heights city hall as a shadow Communist government must not have learned plain English.  Мы не публикуем законы США на русском языке.  That’s Russian for, “We don’t publish U.S. laws in Russian.”  They need to understand the words that are coming out of my mind.

Every person holding an elected office under the constitution or laws of this state may administer oaths of office to persons elected or appointed to offices under the constitution or laws of this state if those persons are elected or appointed to offices within the geographical limits of the elected officer’s constituency, except that members of the general assembly may administer oaths of office to persons elected or appointed to any office under the constitution or laws of this state. Nothing in this section shall forbid the judge of a court established by the constitution of this state or a notary public commissioned in this state from administering an oath to any person.  When an oath of office is required to be certified in writing, the person taking the oath shall write the person’s signature immediately under the text of the oath. The person administering the oath under authority of this section shall then write the administering person’s signature, the title of the elected office that the administering person holds, and the date; and shall affix the seal of office if a seal is prescribed for, or has been adopted by, the administering person’s office.”

Every mayor reading my words knows their police or fire chief had better not even think of appointing or administering oaths of office to their replacement; or thinking they have the authority to promote a subordinate to a higher position.  The duties of the chief of police are contained in one fucking sentence in the Revised Code of Ohio.  Section 737.06.  The heading is Chief of police.

The chief of police shall have exclusive control of the stationing and transfer of all patrolmen, auxiliary police officers, and other officers and employees in the police department, and police auxiliary unit, under such general rules and regulations as the director of public safety prescribes.

Notice R.C. 737.06 doesn’t even give the police chief the authority to write rules and regulations.  The director of public safety prescribes them.  Police chiefs have no authority whatsover under any Ohio law to hire or fire any “civil service” employee.  Not even the secretaries, dispatchers and corrections officers.  Not even a custodian.  Neither the chief of police nor the fire chief have contract signing authority; so the NCIC/LEADS agreements that contain the chief’s signature are fraudulent.

They have zero authority to even touch the FBI’s NCIC database as unsworn private citizens impersonating law enforcement officers pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 534 under the heading, Acquisition, preservation, and exchange of identification records and information; appointment of officials. 

The fire chief’s duties are in one sentence found in R.C. 737.09.  The heading is simple and in plain English just like the duties of the chief of police.  Chief of fire department.  Fire chiefs also do not have rule and regulation “prescribing” authority.

The chief of the fire department shall have exclusive control of the stationing and transferring of all firemen and other officers and employees in the department, under such general rules and regulations as the director of public safety prescribes.

What’s alarming is the truth that Soviet immigrants who are following no laws or rights guaranteed U.S. citizens in the Constitution control the FBI’s NCIC database; and now have access to the nation’s national defense secrets and information about private citizens they can review in violation of the “written authorization” requirements.  If these disloyal Soviet immigrant supremacists will disregard laws that instructs who is authorized to administer oaths of office, and impersonate U.S. government officials while using the authority of public offices to do what they want, they will share information they’re stealing from the NCIC with agents of the foreign governments they’re interacting with to obstruct the enforcement of naturalization laws.

Their unlawful shadow government-like presence has to be viewed as a Communist infiltration that should be investigated as espionage. They look like officials of the government; but are not operating as officials of the government.  Cleveland Heights entered a “Sister City” relationship with Volzhsky, Volgograd Oblast in Russia; and I guarantee that relationship was not authorized by the U. S. Department of State.  These disloyal traitors are deeply involved in global espionage and they’re using city hall as cover.

Article 15.1 of Ohio’s Constitution says “there shall be no suspension of laws but by enactment of the general assembly.”  Police chiefs are not the “general assembly.”  Neither are “city councils.”  If any of them offers a “policy” as justification for the oaths they’re admitting to obstructing the will of the government and exceeding the authority of their public offices.  Remember.  The duties of police chiefs in R.C. 737.06 and fire chiefs in R.C. 737.09 include no rule or regulation prescribing authority.  Stationing and transferring.  The laws did not even give them control over discipline for the “civil service” employees they station and transfer.

R.C. 124.11 sets up two types of workers in all levels of Ohio government.  Unclassified and classified.  The classified workers are the civil servants.  The unclassified workers are the directors, administrative support staff, boards and commissions, elected officials.  Those in unions are typically classified.

Police and fire, along with police chiefs in townships, are in the classified service.  The civil service commission is responsible for approving all testing, hiring, promotions, demotions, terminations and discipline.  Observe those duties were not assigned to the chiefs of police and fire under two unsuspended general laws.  The civil service commission is required to handle discipline for police and fire and every other civil service worker.  Internal discipline is further evidence of obstruction.  The civil service commission, however, cannot establish a “rule” that is contrary to a general law.  Violations of civil service rules are criminal offenses.

124.62 Violations of civil service rules or statutes.  After a rule has been duly established and published by the director of administrative services or by any municipal or civil service township civil service commission according to this chapter, no person shall make an appointment to office or select a person for employment contrary to such rule, or willfully refuse or neglect to comply with or to conform to the sections of this chapter, or willfully violate any of the sections. If any person who is convicted of violating this section holds any public office or place of public employment, such office or position shall by virtue of such conviction be rendered vacant.  Effective Date: 08-09-1974.

All the public offices in every unit of state, county and local government are described in laws; and each office has its own separate “qualifications” and “duties.”  Title 33 includes the laws that control state universities, public schools and libraries.  Every elected and appointed public official has a statutory job description found in constitutions and general laws they don’t read until someone like me comes along with the intent of putting their asses behind bars.  Then everybody gets to reading and realizing their non-reading, curve-graded azzes fucked up.

Think of the reporter whose pictures I’m fairly using for educational purposes of Mecklenburg being administered an oath of office by Robertson. This journalistic idiot thought they had a great shot of an official act, but did not know or report on cleveland.com that the swearing-in was evidence of obstruction of official business, dereliction of duty, theft in office and violation of rights under the color of law for beginnings. The rest are racketeering level conspiracies and federal felonies.  Had the cleveland.com reporter known what he was photographing he might have taken the pictures to the civil service commission with a question about its “appointment rules.”  The request from a reporter to a “real” civil service commission had the violation been confirmed should have triggered a “investigation.”

124.56 Investigation of violations.  When the state personnel board of review or a municipal or civil service township civil service commission has reason to believe that any officer, board, commission, head of a department, or person having the power of appointment, layoff, suspension, or removal, has abused such power by making an appointment, layoff, reduction, suspension, or removal of an employee under his or their jurisdiction in violation of this chapter of the Revised Code, the board or commission shall make an investigation, and if it finds that a violation of this chapter, or the intent and spirit of this chapter has occurred, it shall make a report to the governor, or in the case of a municipal or township officer or employee, the commission shall make a report to the mayor or other chief appointing authority, or in the case of a civil service township, the commission shall make a report to the board of township trustees, who may remove forthwith such guilty officer, board, commission, head of department, or person. The officer or employee shall first be given an opportunity to be publicly heard in person or by counsel in his own defense. The action of removal by the governor, mayor, or other chief appointing authority is final except as otherwise provided in this chapter of the Revised Code.  Effective Date: 08-09-1974.

No.  I’ve never wanted to work for mainstream media.  Shit’s too dumb for me.  I could never be as stupid as Tom Meyer or follow Mark Naymik’s record busting 17 stories on Ken Johnson’s $1000 a month expense account. Meyer’s spent the last decade jerking off to my drag pictures.

Right now Cleveland Heights police and fire employees are an organized crime gang operating in conspiracy with the city’s law department and municipal court to violate the rights of U.S. citizens and other statutory officers of the municipal corporation under the color of law.  U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge, U.S. Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown must request the U.S. Department of Justice to immediately investigate Judge J.J. Costello and law director William Hanna for engaging with police in violations of 18 U.S.C. 241, 18 U.S.C. 242 and 18 U.S.C. 1961. Before a “full criminal investigation” is launched, concerned Cleveland Heights residents should make sure the appointment violations are prosecuted.

124.64 Prosecutions for violations of civil service rules or statutes.  Prosecutions for the violation of sections 124.01 to 124.64 of the Revised Code, or the rules and regulations of the director of administrative services established in conformity thereto, shall be instituted by the attorney general or by the director acting through special counsel, or by the county prosecutor for the county in which the offense is alleged to have been committed. Prosecutions for violations of such sections and the rules and regulations of any municipal civil service commission by any officer or employee of such city, city school district, or city health district, shall be instituted by such municipal civil service commission through the legal department of the city or by such municipal civil service commission acting through special counsel.  Effective Date: 12-04-1973.

None of the municipal corporation’s statutory legal officers are advising and ensuring that the duties of public offices are being discharged under the Constitution of the United States of America, the Constitution of Ohio, the United States Code, the Ohio Revised Code, the sections of Cleveland Heights’ charter that do not conflict with the state’s general laws; and this city’s “unconflicting” ordinances.  Those ordinances and resolutions that conflict with constitutions and general laws are unenforceable.  Civil rights lawyers are going to have a field day with these curve-graded racketeering idiots.

Hanna has been criminally-derelict in applying the “specific performance” to avoided public duties pursuant to R.C. 733.57.  Oops.  This mandatory public duty imposed on law directors is captioned “Specific performance.” Reading is so very fundamental to staying out of jail as a loyal American elected and appointed public official.  The disloyal Americans do criminal shit and then cry “victim.”

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.

There are two legal terms that describe acts officials engage in that are “contrary to law.” Ultra vires is a Latin term used in law that means “beyond the powers” and operates the same as contrary to law.  Void ab initio is Latin for “void from the beginning” as it cancels out any act that is ultra vires or contrary to law.  The criminal law codification of ultra vires is found in Section 2921.44(E) of Ohio’s revised code under the heading, ” dereliction of duty.”  It’s a 2nd degree misdemeanor.

No public servant shall recklessly fail to perform a duty expressly imposed by law with respect to the public servant’s office, or recklessly do any act expressly forbidden by law with respect to the public servant’s office.

We see in the pictures duty-exceeding acts being committed by Robertson, Mecklenburg and Freeman that are “contrary to law” and beyond their powers right in front of Cheryl Stephens. Stephens as the “ceremonial” mayor is the “elected” official for the municipal corporation “required” to discharge the oath duties identified for municipal workers in R.C. 705.28 as enacted on October 1, 1953; about a month and 20 days before my birth.  The heading, is again in English, and easy to comprehend.  “Oath of office.”

Every officer of a municipal corporation and every employee holding a position upon an annual salary, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation, which shall be filed and kept in the office of the clerk of the municipal corporation, that he will:  (A) Support the constitution of the United States and of this state, and the charter and ordinances of the municipal corporation;  (B) Not be influenced by any consideration except that of merit and fitness in the appointment or discharge of employees;  (C) Not make or authorize the expenditure of public money otherwise than for adequate consideration and efficient service to the municipal corporation;  (D) Faithfully, in all other respects, discharge the duties of his position or office.  Effective Date: 10-01-1953.

So what we know from the pictures is that oaths were administered by unelected public employees of Cleveland Heights.  We don’t know the content of the oaths of offices the chiefs administered.  We have reviewed what R.C. 705.28 requires to be in the content of the oath office and where the public record is mandated to be filed.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is properly administering an oath of office to police officer the mayor and no police chief has the authority to “appoint” after they’ve passed a civil service examination. Notice how Mayor Jackson’s right hand is raised as the individuals he’s swearing in has their hands raised. The mayor raises his hands and instructs them to repeat after me. He recites the oath, they state their names, they then pledge to obey the U.S. Constitution, Ohio Constitution, federal laws, state laws, the local charter and ordinances; and to discharge the duties of the office. Nothing in any of the Cleveland Heights picture resembles a legal swearing in.

An oath not in the clerk of council’s office is not filed and the person who should have taken it is not authorized to “enter the office” or “discharge its duties.”  Under R.C. 733.49 the person who has not taken the oath is deemed to have refused the position.

I have not yet confirmed if they are filed with the clerk of the council as required in R.C. 705.28.  Even if they were filed with the clerk of couincil the oaths were not lawfully-administered and the clerk had no legal authority to accept anything other than an oath administered by an elected official pursuant to R.C. 3.24; and executed as spelled out in plain fucking English in R.C. 705.28.

R.C. 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. Effective Date: 01-25-2002 .

If there is any doubt that R.C. 705.28 imposes an oath duty on Cleveland Heights officials there is a state general law cited as R.C. 705.07 under the heading “Sections applicable to each plan” it appears the curve-graded “immigrant supremacists”obstructing the city’s official business have disobeyed as well.  R.C. 705.07 to 705.32, inclusive, are general laws applied to all plans of government.  Immigrant supremacists who think they have a right to interfere in naturalization may not know Cleveland Heights is organized under the “city manager plan” found in R.C. 705.51.

The form of government provided in sections 705.51 to 705.60, inclusive, of the Revised Code, to be known as the “city manager plan,” shall consist of a council of five or more citizens, according to the population of the municipal corporation as determined by the last preceding federal census, who shall be elected at large. The council shall constitute the governing body of such municipal corporation with power to:  (A) Pass ordinances;  (B) Adopt resolutions;  (C) Appoint a chief administration officer, to be known as the city manager;  (D) Approve all appointments made by the city manager, except as provided in sections 705.01 to 705.92, inclusive, of the Revised Code;  (E) Fix all salaries;  (F) Appoint a civil service commission and all boards or commissions created by ordinance.  Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .

The duties of city manager Tanisha Briley are identified in R.C. 705.59.  Earlier I referenced the mayor’s oath authority as an elected officer of a municipal corporation.  The city manager under R.C. 705.51 functions in the same capacity as the mayor as the “chief conservator of the peace” or “chief law enforcement officer.”  R.C. 705.59 sets forth the “Duties of city manager.”

The city manager shall:  (A) See that the laws and ordinances are faithfully executed;  (B) Attend all meetings of the council at which his attendance is required by that body;  (C) Recommend measures for adoption to the council;  (D) Appoint all officers and employees in the classified service of the municipal corporation, subject to Chapters 124. and 705. of the Revised Code;  (E) Prepare and submit to the council such reports as are required by that body, or as he deems advisable;  (F) Keep the council fully advised of the financial condition of the municipal corporation and its future needs;  (G) Prepare and submit to the council a tentative budget for the next fiscal year;  (H) Perform such other duties as the council determines by ordinance or resolution;  (I) Sign all contracts and bond for and on behalf of the municipal corporation.  Effective Date: 08-26-1977 .

The point is that for every specific duty the general laws prescribed above required, the failure to discharge the duties described above as written criminally obstructs the will of the government; and makes what Robertson, Mecklenburg and Freeman did contrary to law and beyond the powers of the public offices they did not lawfully enter.  As they’ve administered oaths to public safety employees, none of the employees working in police, fire and EMS in Cleveland Heights are legally authorized to be on the streets or collecting wages.

There’s nothing “American” about the way the Soviets controlling Cleveland Heights city council are governing the city.

Void ab initio cancels every time card they’ve submitted, arrest they’ve made, health benefit they’ve used and pension earnings as they were not ever lawfully authorized to enter the “office” or “public employment.”  It cancels all their orders and documents they’ve signed.  It cancels every decision they’ve made that affected a civil service public employee.  It vacates the employment of every police officer and firefighter to whom they administered oaths.  If any are at work today they’re an organized crime gang running a racketeering influenced corrupt organization engaged in a pattern of racketeering activity as defined in 18 U.S.C. 1961(1).

The codification of void ab initio is in two state general laws that automatically and without exception declares an office vacant within 10 days after the oath is not administered.  It is deemed to have been “refused.”   The first gives “statewide” guidance.

R.C. 3.30 Failure to give bond of office or file oath of office.  Except as otherwise provided in section 3.061 of the Revised Code, a person elected or appointed to an office who is required by law to give a bond or security previous to the performance of the duties imposed on the person by the person’s office, who refuses or neglects to give such bond or furnish such security within the time and in the manner prescribed by law, and in all respects to qualify self for the performance of such duties, is deemed to have refused to accept the office to which the person was elected or appointed. Such office shall be considered vacant and shall be filled as provided by law.  A person subject to a policy adopted under section 3.061 of the Revised Code, is deemed to have refused to accept the office or employment when the person fails to take, certify, and file the oath of office as required by law or fails to document proof of insurance coverage as provided in division (B) of section 3.061 of the Revised Code and the office shall be considered vacant and shall be filled as provided by law.

The second state general law declaring an office vacant in 10 days is specific to municipal corporations.

R.C. 731.49 Failure to take oath or give bond.  The legislative authority of a municipal corporation may declare vacant the office of any person elected or appointed to such office who, within ten days after he has been notified of his appointment or election, or obligation to give a new or additional bond, fails to take the required official oath or to give any bond required of him.  Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .

The Communist Control Act of 1954 in its “Findings of Facts to see the characteristics of this anarchism in the “disloyal to the nation” acts of Cleveland Heights officials.

“The Communist Party is relatively small numerically, and gives scant indication of capacity ever to attain its ends by lawful political means. The peril inherent in its operation arises not from its numbers, but from its failure to acknowledge any limitation as to the nature of its activities, and its dedication to the proposition that the present constitutional Government of the United States ultimately must be brought to ruin by any available means, including resort to force and violence. Holding that doctrine, its role as the agency of a hostile foreign power renders its existence a clear present and continuing danger to the security of the United States. It is the means whereby individuals are seduced into the service of the world Communist movement, trained to do its bidding, and directed and controlled in the conspiratorial performance of their revolutionary services. Therefore, the Communist Party should be outlawed.”

As immigrants, dreamers and undocumented workers educated in this area’s curve-graded public education system now think they can serve in elected office and run government agencies, they enter the jobs with no “depth” of cultural and institutional knowledge of what is already in the laws of the nation, state and local governments that instructs all on how they are “mandated” with words like “shall” to be managed.  If they’ve read and chosen not to enforce federal, state and local general laws they are duty-exceeding criminals obstructing the will of the United States government; and unlawfully committing acts under the color of law that are not official or authorized duties.

The “officials” of Cleveland Heights are not operating a government that on its surface complies with the laws of this nation and state.

For further statutory reading.

124.63 Taxpayer’s suit.  The right of any taxpayer to bring an action to restrain the payment of compensation to any person appointed to or holding any office or place of employment in violation of sections 124.01 to 124.64 of the Revised Code, shall not be limited or denied by reason of the fact that said office or place of employment has been classified as, or determined to be classified as, not subject to competitive examination; provided any judgment or injunction granted or made in any such action shall be prospective only, and shall not affect payments already made or due to such persons by the proper disbursing officers, in accordance with the civil service rules in force at the times of such payments.

Effective Date: 12-04-1973.

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.

3.07 Misconduct in office – forfeiture.  Any person holding office in this state, or in any municipal corporation, county, or subdivision thereof, coming within the official classification in Section 38 of Article II, Ohio Constitution, who willfully and flagrantly exercises authority or power not authorized by law, refuses or willfully neglects to enforce the law or to perform any official duty imposed upon him by law, or is guilty of gross neglect of duty, gross immorality, drunkenness, misfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance is guilty of misconduct in office. Upon complaint and hearing in the manner provided for in sections 3.07 to 3.10, inclusive, of the Revised Code, such person shall have judgment of forfeiture of said office with all its emoluments entered thereon against him, creating thereby in said office a vacancy to be filled as prescribed by law. The proceedings provided for in such sections are in addition to impeachment and other methods of removal authorized by law, and such sections do not divest the governor or any other authority of the jurisdiction given in removal proceedings.  Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .

705.26 Duties of officers and employees of a municipal corporation.   The duties of all officers and employees of a municipal corporation shall be those prescribed by sections 705.01 to 705.92, inclusive, of the Revised Code, or by ordinance or resolution of the legislative authority.  Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .

705.07 Sections applicable to each plan.  Sections 705.07 to 705.32, inclusive, of the Revised Code, apply to and are a part of each plan of government provided in sections 705.41 to 705.86, inclusive, of the Revised Code. The powers conferred upon municipal corporations by Title VII of the Revised Code so far as applicable, shall govern unless otherwise provided by law. Each such plan may be proposed by the legislative authority of any municipal corporation, or by the electors of such municipal corporation by petition in the manner prescribed by law for the submission of initiative petitions. Such plan shall take effect and be in force when approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon.  Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .

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.  Effective Date: 01-25-2002 .

733.69 Bond of municipal officers.  Except as otherwise provided in the municipal charter or in section 3.061 of the Revised Code, 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 the municipal charter or in section 3.061 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 the auditor’s or clerk’s office. The bond of the auditor or clerk shall be delivered to the municipal treasurer, who shall in like manner record and preserve it.  Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 291, §1, eff. 3/20/2019.  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.  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.  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.

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.  Effective Date: 11-01-1977 .

 

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