State of Emergency Responsibilities


Responsibilities of the Mayor

Executive Powers

The Mayor shall be the chief executive officer of the Municipality. He shall (1) supervise the administration of the Municipality's affairs; (2) exercise control over all departments and divisions; (3) be the chief conservator of the peace within the Municipality and shall cause all laws and ordinances to be enforced therein; (4) recommend to the Council such measures as he may deem necessary or expedient; (5) see that all terms and conditions imposed in favor of the Municipality or its inhabitants in any franchise or contract to which the Municipality is a party are faithfully kept and performed; (6) prepare and submit to the Council such reports as it may require; (7) act as the official and ceremonial head of the municipal government; (8) execute on behalf of the Municipality all contracts, conveyances, evidences of indebtedness and all other instruments to which the Municipality is a party; (9) shall have custody of the seal of the Municipality and may affix it to all of the aforesaid documents, but the absence of the seal shall not affect the validity of any such instrument; and (10) perform such duties as are conferred or required by this Charter, by any ordinance or resolution of the Council or by the laws of the State of Ohio.
   Subject to the provisions of the civil service regulations and the provisions of this Charter, the Mayor shall have the power to appoint, promote, discipline, transfer, reduce or remove any officer or employee of the Municipality except those required by this Charter to be elected, and those whose terms of office may be affixed by this Charter.


Legislative Powers

Legislative Powers. The Mayor shall attend Council meetings but shall have no vote therein. He shall have the right to recommend and introduce legislation and to take part in the discussion of all matters coming before Council.
Every ordinance or resolution adopted by Council shall be signed by the President of Council or other presiding officer, attested by the Clerk of Council and presented promptly to the Mayor for consideration before it goes into effect. If the Mayor approves such ordinance or resolution, he shall sign and return it to the Clerk of Council within ten days after its adoption by Council, but if he does not approve it, he shall return it to Council within said ten days with his written objections by delivery to the Clerk of Council, which objections shall be entered in full on the journal of the Council. The Mayor may approve or disapprove the whole or any item of an ordinance or resolution appropriating money, but otherwise his approval or disapproval shall be addressed to the entire ordinance or resolution. If he does not return an ordinance or resolution within said ten-day period, it shall take effect in the same manner as if he had signed it. When the Mayor has disapproved an ordinance or resolution, or a part or item thereof as herein provided, the Council shall, not later than its next regular meeting, proceed to reconsider it, and if upon reconsideration the ordinance or resolution or part or item thereof be approved by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members of Council, it shall then take effect as if it had received the approval of the Mayor.


Judicial Powers

The Mayor shall have all the judicial powers granted from time to time by the general laws of the State of Ohio to mayors of municipalities of the class of this municipality.



Responsibilities of the Safety Director

Codified Ordinance 1068.06 Authority of Safety Director

The Director of Public Safety is hereby authorized and directed to manage and control the motor vehicle impound facility of the City in a safe, economical and efficient manner.
The Director of Public Safety is authorized and directed to make such bylaws and regulations as he or she may deem necessary for the safe, economical and efficient operation of the motor vehicle impound facility of the City. Such bylaws and regulations shall have the same force and effect as an ordinance of Council.
(Ord. 94-40. Passed 6-6-94.)