2016 PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL

CHARLOTTE WHIPKEY

330-825-6006

2016 VICE-PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL

SCOTT PELOT

330-825-0279

CLERK OF COUNCIL

KARLA  RICHARDS

330-825-7815,

Ext 322 (office)
330-825-3104 (Fax)

LAW DIRECTOR

JUSTIN MARKEY

330-376-2700

 

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Norton City Council is comprised of seven members, one elected from each of the four Wards of the City, with an additional three elected as At-Large members.  These Council members constitute the legislative body of the City; authorizing the appropriation of funding, construction of public improvements, and legislation required for the preservation of public peace, health, welfare, or safety of the citizens who reside in the City of Norton. 
Council members are elected to serve four-year terms.

City Council meetings are designed primarily to act on legislation that has been researched and deliberated in Committee.  Public input best occurs at the Committee level.  Communications from the public are encouraged and will be granted five minutes to speak on matters now pending before Council or Committee.  There are instruction forms at the public podium in Council Chambers, which must be completed five minutes prior to the meeting start.
Please see here to view COUNCIL RULES
(updated 2/8/16)

The Clerk of Council position, is a full-time appointed position and is responsible for carrying out the administrative functions of City Council.  These administrative functions include keeping and maintaining an accurate record of the proceedings of Council and of its Committees, retaining and preserving all laws and ordinances of the City as well as other duties that Council may require.
 

WHO IS YOUR COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE?
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GROUP COUNCIL E-MAIL

 

Charlotte Whipkey

At-Large

term expires 12/31/19

E-Mail

330-825-6006

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT
 

Charlotte has lived in Norton approximately 43 years and attended Norton schools. 
She operates her own business

as a dog groomer, has an associates degree in paralegal studies and is currently working towards her

bachelors degree. Charlotte held the Councils Vice-President position in years 2014 and 2015

 

 

Scott Pelot

At-Large

term expires 12/31/19

E-Mail

330-825-0279

 

COUNCIL VICE PRESIDENT

Married to Lynn, they have three children, Amber, Tommy and Josh.  Tommy is a student at Bowling Green University and Josh is attending Kent State University.   He has been a resident of Norton since 1997 and has been involved in various activities throughout the community.  Scott served on Nortonís Planning Commission in 2003 and has been a member of Norton City Council since 2004.


Rick Rodgers
Ward 1

term expires 12/31/17
E-Mail
330-807-3487

Married to Susan, they have six children and fourteen grandchildren. Rick and Susan have lived in Norton since 1983. Rick is retired from the Akron Fire Department after twenty-five years where he was a line officer and former paramedic. Rick also ran his own remodeling / building company for thirty-five years.  This is Rick's first position in municipal government.

 

Dennis McGlone
Ward 2

term expires 12/31/17
E-Mail
330-848-9338


Married to Terri, they have one daughter, and two sons. Dennis has lived in Norton for 30+ years and is a graduate of University of Akron (1980) with a Computer Science Degree. He worked at Summit County Fiscal Office for 32 Years as a Computer Systems Payroll Administrator retiring in 2009 and currently works at Rubber City Realty.  Dennis served on Council from 2002-2009 as the Ward 2 Councilman, then served a full At-Large term from 2012-2015.


Dennis Pierson
Ward 3
term expires 12/31/17
E-Mail
330-819-0005

 


Paul Tousley
Ward 4

term expires 12/31/17

E-Mail
330-706-9797
 

 Having lived in Norton since 2003, Paul is married to Lisa and they have six children. He graduated from First Baptist Christian School in Medina in 1992 and has been employed at Tousley Steel Rule Die since 1992 and is currently a department head / quality control coordinator.  Paul is active in various activities and children's ministries through his church. 
This is Paul's first position in municipal government.  He looks forward to serving the residents of Ward 4.

 

Joe Kernan

At-Large

term expires 12/31/19

E-Mail

330-607-9318

 

Married to Hilary, Joe has two daughters, one son and two step-daughters. Joe has lived in Norton for 28 years and is a graduate of Kent State University and the University of Akron School of Law. He is currently employed at the Summit County Juvenile Court as a Program Attorney for CASA of Summit County.  Joe previously served on the Board of Zoning Appeals, Council from 1997-2003 and as Mayor from 2004-2007.


CLERK OF COUNCIL
Karla Richards
E-Mail

Karla has worked as the Clerk of  Council beginning December 9, 2002.   Karla is the keeper of all Council official records and is responsible to all members of Council.  She is a licensed Notary, an active member of the Ohio Municipal League, the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, and the Summit County Clerks Association.  She has earned her Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) designation, and is working towards her MMC (Master Municipal Clerk)

Norton City Council has seven different work-session Committees:
Finance, Personnel/Rules,
Planning/Economic Development, Property/Mines, Safety, Service, and Utilities.
Each Council member is required to serve as the
Chair of one of these Committees

2016 COMMITTEES

COMMITTEE CHAIR VICE-CHAIR MEMBER
FINANCE Whipkey Pelot Pierson
PERSONNEL / RULES Tousley Rodgers McGlone
PLANNING / ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Kernan McGlone Pelot
PROPERTY / MINES Rodgers Pierson Whipkey
SAFETY McGlone Kernan Rodgers
SERVICE Pierson Whipkey Tousley
UTILITIES Pelot Tousley Kernan

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Basic meeting agendas for the most current upcoming
Regular Council or
Committee Work Session  meeting
will be posted on this website no later than the day of the meeting.

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Approved Meeting Minutes from previous meetings
are available here:
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 Paper copies of upcoming Council Meeting information is posted, per City guidelines, in each City Voting Ward on the Friday before the scheduled Monday meetings.

Citizens wishing to view complete pre-meeting documentation of the posted Council meetings may access full meeting packets at the posting area of their ward location--

Ward 1: 
Norton West
Duke and Duchess
Gas Station

3650 Wadsworth Rd.

Ward 2
:
 
Gionino's Pizza
3725 S. Cleve-Mass Rd.


Ward 3
:
 
Norton Public Library
3930 S. Cleve-Mass Rd.

Ward 4
:
 
Sherman Provisions
3998 Johnson Road
&
Circle K
3899 Eastern Rd

Pursuant to the Charter, Council meets in the Council Chambers in the Safety-Administration Building.  Meetings are at 7:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, with the exception of those days which fall on a Federal or State holiday observed by the City,
in which case the Council shall meet on the following Tuesday* at the same time.  

Committee Work Sessions are held on the first and third Mondays of each month
, with the exception of those days which fall on a Federal or State holiday observed by the City,
in which case the Committee Work Session would be held on the following Tuesday* at the same time.
  

Special meetings may be called pursuant to the Charter.