The Mayor serves as the Chief Executive of the Village, is the “chief conservator of the peace” within the Village, and performs the duties prescribed by the Ohio Revised Code and the Village ordinances.
The Mayor serves as the presiding officer at regular and special meetings of the Village Council, but he has no vote except in case of a tie. The agenda for all meetings of the Village Council are prepared by the Fiscal Officer under the guidance of the Mayor and with the assistance of the Village Administrator.
The Mayor appoints the members of Council Committees, subject to approval by a majority of the Village Council. The Mayor also appoints the Village Administrator, the Fiscal Officer and the Police Chief, subject to the approval by a majority of the Village Council.
The Mayor is elected for a term of four years, which commences on the first day of January following the election.
Clerk of Council / Fiscal Officer / Village Tax Administrator
The duties of the Clerk of Council include:
The Fiscal Officer is the chief financial officer of the Village and is appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval by a majority of the Village Council.
The duties of the Fiscal Officer include:
Village Administrator / Zoning Administrator
The Village Administrator is appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval by a majority of the Village Council. The Administrator is under the general supervision and direction of the Mayor and has the power and authority granted to him by Village ordinance and the Ohio Revised Code.
The Village Administrator is responsible for:
The Village Administrator is a non-voting member on each of the committees established by the Village Council. The Village Administrator also serves as the Zoning Administrator.
The duties and responsibilities of the Zoning Administrator include:
The Village Solicitor acts as the legal advisor to and attorney for the Village. and for all officers of the Village in matters related to their official duties.
The Village Solicitor prepares all ordinances, resolutions and contracts for the Village.