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

Tim McIlrath, Nate Shafer, and Stefan Taylor 
are the members of the Streets, Sidewalk and Sewers Committee.
Mike Bickley, Tim McIlrath and Nate Shafer are the members of the Safety Committee.

Mike Bickley, Patty Deland and Carla Rospert are the members of the Finance Committee.
Stefan Taylor is a member of the Regional Planning and Building Codes Committee. In this role, Stefan Taylor is also the Village’s delegate to the Erie Regional Planning with Mayor Pam Crosby 
acting as alternate.
Mayor Pam Crosby and Carla Rospert are the members of the Erie County - Tax Incentive Review Council.

Mike Bickley, Patty Deland and Carla Rospert are the members of the Utilities Committee.

Mike Bickley, Nate Shafer and Stefan Taylor are the members of the Council’s Civic Contacts and Historical Committee.

Patty DeLand, Tim McIlrath and Nate Shafer are the members of the Parks and Trees Committee.

Mayor Pam Crosby, Administrator Brian Rospert, Al Buggele, Marsha Scott and Ann Basilone-Jones are the members of the Beautification Committee.

Design Review Board members are Pam Crosby, Patty Deland, Ann Basilone-Jones, Larry Schell and Dan Frederick.

Patty DeLand (Delegate) and Stefan Taylor (Alternate) are the members of the Erie County Council of Governments REP (1 Yr. App't).

Standing Boards and Commissions include

Planning Commission: This 
five member commission meets on an as needed basis. The current members include three (3) residents; Rob DeLand, Pam Grames and Jim Schoenegge along with the Mayor and Council member Tim McIlrath. 

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 John Batchelor, Joe Chicotel, Andrew LaVine and Larry Schell. 

Property Maintenance Board: This 
five member board meets on an as needed basis. The current members include; Patty DeLand, Randy Glovinsky and Pam Grames along with Mayor Pam Crosby.

Tree Commission: The commission is made up of five residents and meets on an as needed basis. The current members include David 
Berckmueller and Martha Berckmueller
. 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. Resident Nancy Justice and members of the administration include the Fiscal Officer, Solicitor and the Administrator representing the Mayor.

Design Review Board: The board is Mayor Pam Crosby, Patty Deland, Dan Frederick, Ann Basilone-Jones and Larry Schell.

Beautification Committee: Mayor Pam Crosby, Al Buggele, Ann Basilone-Jones, Brian Rospert and Marsha Scott.

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