Members of Council have been organized into committees by the Mayor to focus on matters important to the Village through in-depth research and discussion and make recommendations for policy and action to the full Council.
These Committee meetings are open to the public. On March 22, 2020, Governor Mike Dewine issued “stay at home” orders for residents of the State with specific instructions to municipalities on what meetings/gatherings could continue during the COVID – 19 pandemic. Mayor Densmore issued orders that are detailed here. All in-person meetings, commissions, and committees were suspended. On March 23, 2020, Council began conducting special meetings online by Zoom with public access and meetings posted in an archive on YouTube. Remote access meetings are allowed by emergency legislation adopted by the Ohio General Assembly and approved by the Governor. The emergency legislation added language to RC Section 121.22 allowing public meetings by telephone or video conference during the current pandemic and the declared State of Emergency. As required by the statute, notice of the video meetings will be publicized more than 24 hours in advance to allow public access. The public will also be given back up numbers to call in the event there are difficulties accessing meetings by Zoom video. This Notice of Meeting is posted on the Village’s website and a similar Notice was sent to various media outlets. Click here for archive.
Generally meetings are scheduled as follows:
- Executive Committee: The 2nd Monday of every month at 6:00 pm
- Finance: The 4th Monday of every month at 6:00 pm
- Community Engagement Committee: The 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm
Please check the homepage of this web site for additional information on scheduled meetings.
Each committee prioritizes its business by formal motion unless the full Council refers a matter to committee with a directed schedule.
Addressing Council Committees
Residents who wish to address a Council committee may do so by registering in advance to be included on the agenda. Please call 513-531-7491 by 4:30 PM pm of the business day prior to a scheduled regular meeting to register your name, specific topic, and contact information.
Meets second Monday monthly, 6:00 PM
Chair: Ashley Snyder
Members: Eric Pridonoff. Steve Simiele (Resident), Rob Wilkinson (Resident), Matt Boettcher (Liaison from Finance)
Advisors to the Executive Committee: Village Administrator, Asst. Administrator, Police Chief, Fire District Chief, Village officials as required.
Education Liaison: Sharon Chaney
Works with the administration to monitor and make recommendations to Council on strategies and legislation related to safety, health, operations, infrastructure, property
maintenance, police, environmental, and other issues not directly related to financial issues.
Meets fourth Monday monthly, 6:00 PM
Chair: Matt Boettcher
Members – Sharon Chaney, Eric Pridonoff
Advisors to the Finance Committee: Village Administrator, Fiscal Officer, Police Chief, Solicitor, Budget Analyst/Tax Commissioner, Village officials as required.
Works with the administration to monitor and make recommendations to Council regarding the financial health of the Village including revenue, expenses and financial operations.
Community Engagement Committee:
Meets third Thursday monthly, 6:00 PM
Chair: Danny Kneipp
Members – Roger Van Harn, Billie Simpson (Resident), Sharon Chaney (Liaison from Finance
Advisors to the Community Engagement Committee: Village Administrator, Fiscal Officer, Police Chief, Village officials as required.
Works with the administration and recommends to Council strategies to understand community needs while enhancing and increasing engagement and outreach with residents.
Planning Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals:
Meets first Monday monthly at 6:30 PM pending business.
Chair: Steve Simiele (1/2020)
Members – David Blathers (2018), Matthew Boettcher (2020), Matt Scott (2017), Jim Puthoff (2018)
Advisors to the Commission: Village Administrator, Solicitor, Village officials as required.
- The Planning Commission convenes monthly to review, amend, or modify general building and zoning codes, the zoning plan, and other plans for the development of the Village, all in accordance with general law.
- The Commission shall perform other duties related to planning, zoning and platting as required by ordinance or resolution.
- The Commission will review building codes regulating the construction of buildings and other structures within the Village and from time to time make amendments as required.
- This group will also act as the Village’s zoning board of appeals as appointed by Council.
Meets as required.
- Mayor – Stefan Densmore
- Village Administrator – Ron Hirth
- Solicitor – Terry Donnellon
- Police Clerk – Denise Van Pelt
- Resident –
Tax Board of Appeals
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