New Franklin City Seal 2010 

5611 Manchester Road
New Franklin, Ohio 44319
Summit County

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330-882-4324
Fax:  330-882-7052

Structure of Government

The City of New Franklin is a charter city and is governed by a Mayor and City Council.  The Mayor and Council members are elected to their positions for a term of four years.

The authority of city government is limited only to those specific duties which are delegated by City Charter and Ohio law. Many of the services commonly associated with city government are under the jurisdiction of Summit County and the State of Ohio, such as animal control, sewers, public health and environmental protection.

 

Mayor

Al Bollas
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The Mayor serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the City. His powers include: supervising the administration of the affairs of the City and its departments; enforcing all laws, resolutions and ordinances; executing all authorized contracts, conveyances, and other instruments; submitting the tax budget and appropriations; keeping Council and the Public advised of the conditions and needs of the City and recommending such measures as he deems necessary or expedient for the City’s welfare; appointing directors, department heads, employees and all members of City Boards, Commissions and other bodies; introducing legislation; and the power to veto legislation.

 

City Council

The Council serves as the legislative body of the City.  Council’s powers include: levying taxes, assessments and incurring debts; providing for the enforcement of police, fire, zoning and sanitary regulations; setting the compensation of the Mayor, Council, employees and any Board or Commission members; requiring bonds for officers and employees; establishing charges for City services; acquiring and selling real property; providing for an independent audit; and approving all contracts with expenditures in excess of $10,000.

The City Council consists of seven members; one member representing each of the four wards; and three at-large members.

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 Jim Cotts

Jim Cotts (WARD 1)
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Terry Harget

Terry Harget (WARD 2)
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David Stock (WARD 3)
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Gust Kalapodis

Gust Kalapodis (WARD 4)
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Judy Jones (AT-LARGE)
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Andrea Norris (AT-LARGE)
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Harry Gehm (AT-LARGE)
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Meetings of City Council

The Council of New Franklin holds its regular and committee meetings on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.  Council Committee Meeting begin at 6:00 pm and are immediately followed by the regular Council Meeting.  All meetings are open to the public and are held in the New Franklin Administration/Police Building, 5611 Manchester Road.

 

Council Clerk

Kelly Kepler

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The Clerk of Council keeps an accurate and complete record of all proceedings of Council; has custody of all laws, ordinances, and resolutions official documents, reports, papers and files of Council; and performs other such duties as Council requires.

 

Finance Director

Susan M. Cooke

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The Finance Director is the Fiscal Officer of the City. The Finance Director is responsible for the collection, disbursement, and custody of all funds, and for the establishment and maintenance of those records and procedures necessary to perform his/her duties.

 

Administrative Staff

The members of the Administrative Staff act as liaisons between the Department Heads and Mayor and Finance Director in the coordination of daily office operations. The Finance Director and office support staff utilize accounting and payroll software, which was designed especially for use by Ohio political subdivisions. Among their various duties are assisting in the preparation of payroll and payroll-related reports, paying invoices and depositing funds; assisting fellow employees with all aspects of human resource-related issues, such as health insurance benefits, Workers’ Compensation and retirement plans; keeping accurate personnel records and files; and preserving and maintaining cemetery records.

Diane K. Snyder, Human Resources Coordinator
Karen Hood-Morello, Accounting/Administrative Assistant
Chris Lippincott, Accounting/Administrative Assistant

Members of the Administrative Staff can be reached via telephone at (330) 882-4324; via fax at  (330) 882-7052; or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, with the exception of legal holidays.

 

Civil Service Commission

The Civil Service Commission is responsible for the ascertainment of merit and fitness as the basis for appointment and promotion in the service of the City, and for the appeals from actions of transfer, disciplinary action, reduction or removal of classified personnel under the civil service provisions.   The Commission consists of three members who are appointed by the Mayor with the consent of Council.  Each term consists of six (6) years.

Roy Mosely, Chairperson

Susan Wigington, Vice Chairperson

Timothy Hoffman, Member

 

 

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