Mayor:   J. Dean Meyer
Council Members:
Timothy I. Macke - 1/1/14 to 12/31/2017
Eugene G. Hovest - 1/1/12 to 12/31/2015
Jo A. Deskins - 1/1/12 to 12/31/2015
Troy D. Yant - 1/16/12 to 12/31/2015
John R. Salsburey - 1/1/14 to 12/31/2017
David L. Michel - 7/14/14 to 12/31/2015
Municipal Director: John T. Williams
Clerk-Treasurer: Barbara J. Hermiller
Law Director: Joseph C. Schroeder

Ottawa Village Council meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 8:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 136 N. Oak Street, Ottawa, Ohio.

All legislative authority set forth in the Charter, which was adopted by a vote of the electorate on November 2, 1999, together with all authority otherwise conferred by the Constitution and the general laws of the State of Ohio shall be vested in Council.  In addition to those powers granted by the Constitution of Ohio and the general laws of the State of Ohio, such powers shall include but are not limited to:

  • Originate, introduce and pass motions, resolutions and ordinances.
  • Determine the compensation of all officials, officers and employees.
  • Require and fix the amount of bonds for officials and employees for faithful performance of duties.
  • Adopt an annual appropriation ordinance by the date prescribed by the general laws.
  • Authorize audits of any or all of the departments or offices of the Village.
  • Conduct investigations of any municipal matter or office, subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, take testimony, and compel the production of evidence.  

To view the Village of Ottawa ordinances, please click here.

2015 Council Minutes and Agendas

The Village of Ottawa Charter
effective January 1, 2000

List of Committees for 2015

Click here to view 2014 Council Agendas and Minutes

Click here to view 2013 Council Agendas and Minutes.

here to view 2012 Council Agendas and Minutes.

Click here to view 2011 Council Agendas and Minutes.

here to view 2010 Council Agendas and Minutes.

here to view 2009 Council Agendas and Minutes.