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Village Council Duties

The Village of Botkins has six council members, who serve for four years per term, with one being named, through election, President of Council. The village council is vested with the legislative authority of the village pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 731.09.

The legislative authority shall have the management and control of the finances and property of the municipality, unless provided otherwise. The village has contracting approval authority for matters greater than $25,000.00. All other contracting authority is conducted through the village administrator.

The legislative authority, under its investigative capacity, also has the power to compel witnesses and the production of relevant material at any meeting of the village council pursuant to and under Ohio Revised Code 705.21.

There is no statutory authorization for general supervisory powers over village departments or personnel. The village council acts only through its official meetings, and no powers are enumerated to individual village council members.