Structure of Government
The Village of Hartville is comprised of a Mayor/Council form of government with a Fiscal Officer. The funding for the Village is generated by a 1% income tax on employees and businesses in the community. The Village contracts for the services of the Village Solicitor and Village Engineer. A full service Street Department and Waste Water Treatment Plant, as well as a 24 hour Police and Fire Department are provided to our residents.
The Mayor and Council members have the voting power to create, pass, or disapprove local laws, ordinances, and resolutions that govern the Village.
Mayor Billings served on Village Council for 11 years before being elected to lead the village as Mayor in 2016 and won re-election for a second term in 2019. Mayor Billings is extremely active in the community.
The Mayor is the chief conservator of peace within the Village of Hartville. Mayor Billings is responsible for the general management of the village and for seeing that all laws and ordinances are enforced.
The Mayor appoints all boards and commissions. Mayor Billings chairs the council meetings and is expected to lead the council to resolution even on difficult issues.
202 W. Maple Street, Hartville, Ohio 44632
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638 W. Maple Street
Hartville, OH 44632
In addition to keeping the financial records, the Fiscal Officer is responsible for managing the finances and accounts of the Village, assisting with the preparation of budgets and appropriations. Also, the Fiscal Officer is responsible for various general accounting procedures including financial reporting, budgetary reporting, payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable. In addition, the Fiscal Officer shall keep the Journal of Council and BPA, a precise and complete record of all proceedings of Council and BPA, have guardianship of all laws, ordinances, and resolutions of Council, and is responsible to carry out the administrative functions of City Council. The Fiscal Officer also serves at the Tax Administrator for the Village.
Scott Varney, Fiscal Officer
Besides performing many important duties for the Village, the Office Manager is responsible for maintaining the efficient operation of the office. It is the responsibility of the Office Manager to execute many clerical tasks during the course of the day, supervise employees in the office, order supplies and manage the inventory of those supplies. The Office Manager is the Clerk of Mayor's Court as well as the Clerk in the Building and Zoning Departments.
Cheryl Marcelli, Office Manager
The legislative authority of the Village of Hartville rest in its six elected members of Council. Most powers and duties of the Village Council are set forth in the Ohio Revised Code. They must reside within the Village limits for one year preceding their election. The Mayor Pro Tem is appointed by Council. All residents are welcome to attend Council meetings, held at 7:00 pm on the first (1st) and third (3rd) Tuesdays of each month (except Holidays) at the Village Hall, 202 W. Maple Street. See the Community Calendar for the next scheduled meeting.
President of Council – Kelly Ries
- Parks & Recreation
- Street & Drainage