Village Council


  • 7:00 p.m. 
  • First and Third Wednesday of each month 
  • Village Hall Council Chambers
     24 S. Portage Street
     Doylestown, OH  44230


 Section 4.1    Number and Terms

The Council shall consist of six (6) members, all of whom shall be elected at large for a term of four (4) years or until their successor is elected or qualified. Each council member shall remain a resident of the Municipality during their entire term on council. The two (2) council members elected in 2019 shall serve until the end of their terms in 2023.  In November of 2023, two (2) new council members shall be elected for four (4) year terms.  The four (4) council members elected in 2021 shall serve until the end of their terms in 2025.  In November of 2025, four (4) new council members shall be elected for four (4) year terms. 


Section 4.2    Qualifications

In order to serve on Council an individual must be a registered voter in the Municipality, must have been a resident of the Municipality for at least one (1) year prior to filing for election, and must remain a resident during that individual’s term in office. 


Section 4.3    Vacancy

A vacancy in the office of councilperson shall be filled by the election of a person having the qualifications for councilperson by a majority of the members of the Council. Council shall have sixty (60) days or three (3) meetings, whichever is greater, to make such appointment. Should Council fail to make such appointment in the prescribed period of time, the Mayor shall have the authority to fill such vacancy. The person so elected shall serve the unexpired term of the vacated office of councilperson unless the vacancy occurs more than 180 days before the next municipal election, in which case a successor shall be elected at the next municipal election for the unexpired term. The person appointed by operation of this section may be a candidate for election. 


Section 4.4    Powers

All the legislative power of the Municipality and the determination of all matters of policy shall be vested in the Council including the creation of offices, boards, departments, and commissions not otherwise provided for in this Charter. Without limitation of the foregoing, the Council may, by ordinance, make provision differing from the general law with respect to: 

  1. The time and place of regular meetings of the Council. 
  2. The method of calling and giving notice of special meetings of the Council. 
  3. The method of giving public notice of the enactment of its ordinances and adoption of its resolutions, and of any other of its acts or proceedings which it deems proper to publish. 
  4. The procedure for making public improvements and the levying of assessments, including the procedure for combining two or more public improvements in one proceeding if the Council finds that it will be economical and practical to undertake such improvements jointly. 
  5. The making, advertising, and awarding of contracts.
  6. Such other general regulations as the Council may deem necessary, including regulations as to the custody and use by the Clerk of Council of an official seal which shall be the seal of the Municipality. 


Section 4.5    Council Relations with Municipal Administrator

Neither the Council nor any of its members shall direct or request the appointment of any person to, or his or her removal from, office by the Municipal Administrator or by any of his or her subordinates, or in any manner take part in the appointment or removal of officers and employees in the administrative service of the Municipality except as otherwise expressly provided by this Charter. The Council and its members shall deal with the administrative service solely through the Municipal Administrator and neither the Council nor any member thereof shall give orders to any subordinates of the Municipal Administrator, either publicly or privately.

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