Richard A. Duffett RDuffett@canfield.gov
Richard A. Duffett RDuffett@canfield.gov
Charles H. Tieche CTieche@canfield.gov
Anthony Nacarato ANacarato@canfield.gov
City Council Chambers
104 Lisbon St.
Canfield, OH 44406
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The legislative powers of the Municipality shall be vested in a council of five (5) members consisting of the Mayor and four (4) persons elected from the Municipality at large.
All members of Council shall have been electors of the Municipality for at least one (1) continuous year immediately prior to the time of filing for office, and shall continue to be qualified electors of the Municipality during their respective terms of office. No member of Council shall hold any other office or employment with the Municipality, except as otherwise allowed by this Charter or by ordinance of the Council, nor shall any member of Council hold any other public office, except the following: Notary Public; member of National Guard or state militia; member of the reserves of the Armed Forces of the United States; national, state, ward or precinct committeeperson of a political party or any other office of a political party; and delegate to a municipal, County, state or national convention of a political party. Any member of Council who shall cease to possess or who violates any of the qualifications of office herein provided or who is finally convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude shall forthwith forfeit his office. Forfeiture of office as provided herein shall not render void or invalidate any action of the Council in which such member participated.
The Mayor shall be elected from the Municipality at large. Beginning with the general election of November, 2013, the Mayor will be elected to a term of 4 years and a maximum of 2 consecutive terms commencing on the 2nd day of January next following such election and shall serve until a successor is elected and qualified. Any person having currently held any elected office for more than 6.5 years is not eligible for reelection for any elected office in the 2013 or 2015 General Election. The mayor will be eligible for election to any office after an intervening term. If for any reason the Mayor shall fail to qualify for office within forty-five (45) days, after January 1 of the year following the election, a vacancy shall be deemed to exist and such vacancy shall be filled in the manner provided in Section 3.14 of this Charter. Subsequent to the November, 2013 general election, election of the Mayor shall occur on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in each odd-numbered years beginning with the 2017 regular municipal election. The Mayor elected in 2013 and thereafter shall serve terms of four (4) years. The Mayor shall be a member of the Council with the right to vote on all matters, except on the question of the removal of the Mayor or whether the Mayor’s absence from his official duties shall be excused. The Mayor shall have every and all other rights, privileges, duties and obligations provided in this Charter for members of the Council in addition to the rights, privileges, duties and obligations provided hereinafter to the office of Mayor. The Mayor shall not serve as President of the Council and shall not have any veto power over the actions of the Council. The Mayor shall also be the ceremonial head of the Municipality; shall be recognized as head of the Municipality by the Governor for military purposes and by the Courts for the purpose of serving civil processes. The Mayor shall administer oaths, exercise all the judicial powers which are conferred upon Mayors by the laws of Ohio, and perform such other powers and duties as are elsewhere provided in this Charter or as provided by the Council. The Mayor shall not interfere with the powers and duties of the Manager in the supervision and conduct of the affairs of the administrative departments and divisions of the Municipality