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
Patty DeLand, Nate Shafer, and Stefan Taylor are the members of the Streets, Sidewalk and Sewers Committee.
Patty DeLand, Dave Jenkins, and Nate Shafer are the members of the Safety Committee.
Pam Crosby, Dave Jenkins 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 Ben Smith acting as alternate.
Mayor Ben Smith and Carla Rospert are the members of the Erie County - Tax Incentive Review Council.
Pam Crosby, Dave Jenkins and Carla Rospert are the members of the Utilities Committee.
Pam Crosby, Nate Shafer and Stefan Taylor are the members of the Council’s Civic Contacts and Historical Committee.
Pam Crosby, Patty DeLand and Nate Shafer are the members of the Parks and Trees Committee.
Mayor Ben Smith, Administrator Brian Rospert, Al Buggele, Marsha Scott are the members of the Beautification Committee.
Todd Barber is the delegate and Dave Jenkins serves as the alternate of the Erie Co. Council of Governments Rep. committee.
Design Review Board members are Dave Jenkins, Pam Crosby, Ann Basilone-Jones, Larry Schell and Dan Frederick.
Patty DeLand (Delegate) and Dave Jenkins (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 Dave Jenkins.
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 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, Pam Grames Randy Glovinsky and Larry Smith along with Mayor Ben Smith.
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 and
Jennifer Jackson. 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.
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 email@example.com