Council Meetings: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of month 7:30 PM unless otherwise noted. Planning Commission and or Board of Zoning Appeal meet 3rd Tuesday when scheduled.
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GRAFTON COUNCIL PRESIDENT
Councilman Tim Strah is currently serving in his second term on Village Council. Councilman Strah was first appointed to the position of Grafton Village Council-at Large October 16, 2018 then retained by Grafton electorate in the November 2nd general election. Councilman Strah current 4-year term runs through December 31, 2025.
For the past 38 years Tim and his wife Darla have called Grafton home. They raised 3 children and are active in the community. Tim has served Grafton as a Volunteer Fireman. Tim is an active member of Our Lady Queen of Peace serving on the finance council and is involved with the Helping Hands Ministry. Tim has recently served on the Mayor’s 2018 Charter Review Commission. Tim hopes that his work knowledge and experience as a Lead Maintenance Mechanic will provide insight that will be beneficial to the Village.
Councilman Strah stated, “I see my efforts here on the Village Council as a continuation of my love for Grafton through community service.”
Councilman Strah’s platform for his first term to council:
- Assure the Village of Grafton remains fiscally responsible to its residents.
- Continue strategic efforts regarding an aging infrastructure and the projects that are designed to address all infrastructure needs.
- Seek way to improve the Village Parks and Recreation.
- Support economic development programs and opportunities benefiting Grafton.
- Continue a legacy of community volunteerism through public service.
Councilman Strah’s current term runs through December 2025.
Councilman McCort’s current term runs through December 2023.
Councilman Patrick McCort was appointed to council in April 2023, to finish the unexpired term of the Rick Logue (deceased 12/2022). Councilman McCort is a 46-year resident of Grafton who grew up in North Eaton and moved into the Village in 1977, he currently resides at 1177 Elm St. Councilman McCort is a 1969 graduate of Midview High School, is currently retired following a 47-year career with the Invacare Corporation.
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Village of Grafton – Charter
Section 4. Duties of Council
All legislative powers of the Municipality, except as limited by this Charter and the Constitution of the State of Ohio, shall be vested in the Council, and in furtherance thereof, but without limitation thereto, it shall:
(a) Originate, introduce and pass ordinances and adopt resolutions;
(b) Fix the salaries of all officers and employees of the Municipality, whether elected or appointed;
(c) Require and fix bond for the faithful discharge of the duties of office by officers and employees, the premium for which bond may be ordered by the Council to be paid by the Municipality;
(d) Formulate and adopt a budget;
(e) Provide for a bi-annual financial audit by the State;
(f) Authorize the issuance of bonds under the laws of the State of Ohio;
(g) Perform such other duties and exercise such other rights not inconsistent with this Charter as now or hereafter granted to the legislative authority of municipalities by the State of Ohio.
Village of Grafton – Charter
Section 2. Duties
The Clerk-Treasurer is the fiscal officer of the Municipality, the Clerk of the Municipality and the Clerk of the Council.
Specifically, his or her duties are to:
(a) Demand and receive from the County Treasurer taxes, levies and assessments made and certified to the County Auditor by the Council and placed on the tax list by such Auditor for collection. He or she shall also demand and receive moneys from persons authorized to collect or required to pay them from judgments, fines, penalties, forfeitures, licenses, court costs and debts due the Municipality;
(b) Disburse the funds of the Municipality on the order of the Council;
(c) Keep an accurate account of all moneys received by him or her, showing the amount thereof, the time received, from whom and on what account received;
(d) Keep an accurate account of all disbursements made by him or her, showing the amount thereof, the time made, to whom and on what account paid;
(e) So arrange his or her books that the amounts received and paid on account of separate funds or specified apportionments shall be exhibited in separate accounts;
(f) Settle and account with the Council at such regular intervals as may be required by the Council. At the first regular meeting of the Council in January in each year, the Clerk-Treasurer shall report to the Council the condition of the finances of the Municipality, the amount received by him or her, the sources of such receipts, the disbursements made by him or her and on what account during the year preceding. Such account shall exhibit the balance of each fund in his or her hands at the end of the year.
(g) Attend all meetings of Council and keep the official record of all proceedings, rules, by-laws, resolutions and ordinances passed or adopted; and
(h) Perform such other duties as are required by any ordinance of the Municipality consistent with his or her office.