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Village Board (Board of Trustees)


In the Village of Akron, a Village Board, consisting of the Mayor and Board of Trustees, serves as the primary governing body of the village. The Village Board endeavors to maintain sound fiscal policies and provide quality and low cost services to residents and local businesses. A tradition exists to provide an environment of low cost utility services and low property taxes.

Trustees are elected for a four-year term, with two trustees being elected every other year, that is, two trustees in the mayoral election and two with the Village Justice election.

Village Board meetings are held twice each month, with the exception of July, August and December where one meeting is normally held. Meetings are the first Monday and third Monday of each month at 7:30 PM in the Village Hall at 21 Main Street. To formally appear before the Board on any issue, you should contact the Village Clerk-Treasurer by the Thursday prior to the meeting to be placed on the agenda.

In Akron, each Trustee coordinates and serves as an associate coordinator, for one of four general service areas. The four areas defined are:

  • Buildings, Composting and Solid Waste,
  • Fire, Police and Domestic Animals,
  • Human Resource and Labor Relations, and
  • Streets, Parks and Community Relations.

The Mayor coordinates Planning, Budgeting and Information Technology and is assisted by the Deputy Mayor on this Board Committee. In addition, the entire Village Board is participates in coordinating Cable Television, Finance, and Utilities (Electric, Water and Wastewater).

The Mayor made the following appointments and designations for the year 2014-2015. 

Appointments and Designations:

Deputy Mayor for ensuing year – Trustee Michael R. Middaugh

Akron Celebration Committee Representative – Kathryn Capan

Deputy Clerk-Treasurer for ensuing year - Tammy L. Kelley

Deputy Clerk for ensuing year – Tammy Anderson  

Budget Officer for ensuing year - Daniel P. Borchert

Village Historian for ensuing year - Nancy Eckerson

Affirmative Action Officer for ensuing year - Daniel P. Borchert

Public Information Officer for ensuing year - Daniel P. Borchert

Records Management Officer for ensuing year – Jayne DeTine

Licensing Officer for ensuing year – Daniel P. Borchert

Village Attorney for ensuing year – Daniel D. Shonn

Planning Board – Richard E. Forrestel (term to expire 4/01/19)

Zoning Board – Roberta Lobur (term to expire 4/01/19)

Zoning Board – David Pann (term to expire 4/01/19)

Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate - ____________________    

Current Board Committee Appointments for the Year (April 2014 through March 2015) are as follows:

WATER AND WASTEWATER COMMITTEE
Coordinator: E. Peter Forrestel, Trustee
Assistant Coordinator: Kathryn A. Capan, Trustee
Members: Richard E. Forrestel
  Brian Perry
  Gregg Brown
Employee Representative: Robert Lucia, John Asmus,
  Jon Cummings, Public Works Manager
Staff Assistance: Daniel P. Borchert, Clerk-Treasurer
   
BUILDING, COMPOSTING AND SOLID WASTE
Coordinator: Kathryn A. Capan, Trustee
Assistant Coordinator: Keith A. Hatswell, Trustee
Staff Assistance: Tammy L. Kelley - Deputy Clerk
  Treasurer
  Timothy Morgan - Chairperson,
  Zoning Board of Appeals
  Michael Borth - Code Enforcement Officer
  Jon Cummings – Public Works Manager 
   
CABLE TV, AND ELECTRIC
Coordinator: Kathryn A. Capan, Trustee
Assistant Coordinator: Michael R. Middaugh, Trustee
Staff Assistance: Daniel P. Borchert, Clerk-Treasurer
  Jon Cummings, Public Works Manager
Employee Representative:  
                       Alternate:  
   
POLICE AND FIRE SERVICES
Coordinator: Keith A. Hatswell, Trustee
Associate Coordinator: Michael R. Middaugh, Trustee
Staff Assistance: Daniel P. Borchert, Clerk-Treasurer
  Gary Baehr, Chief, Akron Fire Co.
  Richard C. Lauricella, Chief of Police
   
HUMAN RESOURCE AND LABOR RELATIONS
Coordinator: Carl E. Patterson, Mayor
Associate Coordinator: E. Peter Forrestel, Trustee
Staff Assistance: Daniel P. Borchert, Clerk-Treasurer
  Jon Cummings, Public Works Manager
  Richard C. Lauricella, Chief of Police
  Norman J. Stocker, Labor Relations
                       Consultant
   
STREETS, PARKS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Coordinator: Michael R. Middaugh, Trustee
Associate Coordinator: E. Peter Forrestel, Trustee
Staff Assistance: Daniel P. Borchert, Clerk-Treasurer
  Village Engineer, Wm. Schutt & Associates
  Jon Cummings, Public Works Manager
   
JOINT FACILITY COMMITTEE
Coordinator: Carl E. Patterson, Mayor
Associate Coordinator: Michael R. Middaugh, Trustee
Staff Assistance: Daniel P. Borchert, Clerk-Treasurer
  Jon Cummings, Public Works Manager
   
JOINT EMERGENCY SERVICES COMMITTEE
Associate Coordinator: E. Peter Forrestel, Trustee
Staff Assistance: Daniel P. Borchert, Clerk-Treasurer
  Richard Lauricella, Chief of Police
   
JOINT MASTER PLAN COMMITTEE
Coordinator: Carl E. Patterson, Mayor
Associate Coordinator: Kathryn A. Capan, Trustee
Staff Assistance: Daniel P. Borchert, Clerk-Treasurer
  Jon Cummings, Public Works Manager