City Council

Regular Meetings

  • 7 PM
  • 2nd and 4th Monday of every month
  • Safety-Administration Building
    4060 Columbia Woods Drive
    Norton, OH 44203

Work Sessions

  • 7 PM
  • 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month
  • Safety-Administration Building
    4060 Columbia Woods Drive
    Norton, OH 44203
These are the regular meeting dates, with the exception of those days which fall on a Federal or State holiday observed by the City, in which case the Council shall meet on the following Tuesday at the same time. Special meetings may be called pursuant to the Charter. View the most recent Meeting Schedule (PDF).

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


Charlotte Whipkey, Council-at-Large

Charlotte Whipkey portrait

Scott Pelot, President

Scott Pelot portrait

Karla Richards, Clerk of Council

Karla Richards portrait

Joe Kernan, Vice President

Joe Kernan portrait

Dennis McGlone

Dennis McGlone portrait

Dan Karant

Norton - A Growing Community

Paul Tousley

Paul Tousley portrait

Jack Gainer

Norton - A Growing Community

City Council Details

Norton City Council is comprised of seven members, one elected from each of the four Wards of the City, with an additional three elected as At-Large members. These Council members constitute the legislative body of the City; authorizing the appropriation of funding, construction of public improvements, and legislation required for the preservation of public peace, health, welfare, or safety of the citizens who reside in the City of Norton. Council members are elected to serve four-year terms, view the Council Ward Map (PDF) to find your representative. Read more about the Elected Officials History (PDF).

Public Participation in Meetings

City Council meetings are designed primarily to act on legislation that has been researched and deliberated in Committee. Public input best occurs at the Committee level. Communications from the public are encouraged and will be granted five minutes to speak on matters now pending before Council or Committee. There are Comment Instructions (PDF) at the public podium in Council Chambers, which must be completed five minutes prior to the meeting start. View or download the Council Rules (PDF).

Clerk of Council

The Clerk of Council position, is a full-time appointed position and is responsible for carrying out the administrative functions of City Council. These administrative functions include keeping and maintaining an accurate record of the proceedings of Council and of its Committees, retaining and preserving all laws and ordinances of the City as well as other duties that Council may require.

Legislative Index

View the archive of all legislation that has been considered by council.


Norton City Council has seven different work-session Committees: Finance, Personnel / Rules, Planning /Economic Development, Property / Mines, Safety, Service, and Utilities. Each Council member is required to serve as the Chair of one of these Committees.
Vice Chair
Pelot Kernan
Personnel / Rules
Planning / Economic Development
Kernan Pelot McGlone
Property / Mines
Gainer Whipkey Karant
Safety McGlone Tousley Pelot
Service Karant Gainer Tousley
Utilities Whipkey McGlone Kernan