2014 PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL

RICK RODGERS

330-807-3487

2014 VICE-PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL

CHARLOTTE WHIPKEY

330-825-6006

CLERK OF COUNCIL

KARLA  RICHARDS

330-825-7815,

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

LAW DIRECTOR

JUSTIN MARKEY

330-376-2700

CHARTER OF THE CITY OF NORTON

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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.
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(updated 1/27/14)

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2014 Calendar


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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
:
 
Milich's Village Inn
4444 S. Cleve-Mass 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.

Click HERE to view the 2014 City of Norton Council and Committee Work Session meetings schedule

 


Rick Rodgers
Ward 1

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

COUNCIL PRESIDENT

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.


Danny Grether
Ward 2

term expires 12/31/17
E-Mail
330-825-6067


Married to Melissa, they have one Daughter, Samantha. A graduate of Barberton High School, Danny has lived in Norton since 2004. He has earned a Bachelors degree in Business Management, attends Prince of Peace Church, and is involved in various volunteer activities throughout the community. He has served the Norton community on both the Planning Commission, and the Board of Building and Zoning Appeals as the Ward 2 representative.


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.

Scott Pelot
At-Large
term expires 12/31/15
E-Mail
330-825-0279

 

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.

 

Dennis McGlone
At-Large
term expires 12/31/15
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 with his Mother at Rubber City Realty.  Dennis served on Council from 2002-2009 as the Ward 2 Councilman.

Charlotte Whipkey

At-Large
term expires 12/31/15
E-Mail
330-825-6006

 

COUNCIL VICE-PRES
 

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. This is Charlotte's first position in municipal government.


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 eight different work-session Committees:
Finance
, Personnel/Rules, Safety, Planning, Property, Utilities,
Service
and Economic Development
Each Council member is required to serve as the Chair of one of these Committees,
and must also serve on at least two other committees other than the one he/she chairs.

2014 COMMITTEES

COMMITTEE

CHAIR VICE-CHAIR MEMBER
FINANCE Rick Rodgers Dennis Pierson Charlotte Whipkey

PERSONNEL/RULES

Paul Tousley Dennis Pierson Danny Grether

PLANNING

Danny Grether Paul Tousley Rick Rodgers

PROPERTY

Charlotte Whipkey Dennis McGlone Paul Tousley

SAFETY

Dennis Pierson Danny Grether Rick Rodgers

SERVICE

Scott Pelot Charlotte Whipkey Dennis McGlone
UTILITIES Dennis McGlone Dennis Pierson Scott Pelot
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Danny Grether Scott Pelot Charlotte Whipkey
MINE Charlotte Whipkey Danny Grether Paul Tousley

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