Birthplace of

Thomas A. Edison


The Mayor, with approval of Council,  appoints residents to fill positions on various committees, boards and commissions. Additionally, the Mayor, at the first meeting of each year, appoints various Council members to Committee positions. The Council persons are charged with understanding the respective Village activities and being Council’s knowledge expert in the given areas.  

Standing Council Committees include

Todd Barber, 
Jim Brown and Pam Crosby sit on the Streets, Sidewalk and Sewers Committee.
Barber, Chris Gilliam and Randy Glovinsky fill the Safety Committee positions.

Jim Brown, Chris Gilliam and Randy Glovinsky are the members of the Finance Committee.
Todd Barber is a member of the Regional Planning and Building Codes Committee. In this role, Todd Barber is also the Village’s delegate to the Erie Regional Planning with Mayor Steve Rockwell 
acting as his alternate.
The Utilities Committee is made up of 
Brown, Chris Gilliam and Randy Glovinsky.

Todd Barber, Pam Crosby and Richard Maloney serve on the Council’s Civic Contacts and Historical Committee.
The Parks and Trees Committee consists of Pam Crosby
, Chris Gilliam and Richard Maloney.

Standing Boards and Commissions include

Planning Commission: This 
five member commission meets on an as needed basis. The current members include three (3) residents; Jim Schoenegge, Larry Smith and Jenny Henry Bobel, along with the Mayor and Councilman Todd Barber. 

Zoning Board of Appeals: 
This five member board is entirely staffed by residents and meets on an as needed basis. The current Board is led by Chairman Dan Frederick and includes members Kevin Ackerman, Robert Gliatta, Stan Roberts, and Larry Schell. 

Property Maintenance Board: This 
five member board meets on an as needed basis. The current members include; Jim Brown, Stan Roberts and Larry Smith along with the Mayor. 

Tree Commission: The commission is made up of five residents and meets on an as needed basis. The current members include David 
Berckmueller, Martha Berckmueller, Candy Draeger, Chris Gilliam and Stan Roberts. Alternate is Fritz Berckmueller.

Records Commission: The commission is made up of one resident and members of the Village administration and is charged with adopting policies and procedures to ensure the handling of the Village’s records following records retention policy as required by the State of Ohio. Mary Basterash represents the residents on the Commission. Other members include a Fiscal Officer, Solicitor and the Administrator representing the Mayor. 

Residents are encouraged to participate in their local government by volunteering for positions on the various boards and commissions. If you have an interest in an appointment to any specific board or commission, please contact the Mayor at 419-499-4161 ext. 5 or email