The Village of Milan is a statutory form of government as allowed by the Ohio Revised Code for municipalities with populations less than 5,000. The Village is governed by a six member at large Council lead by an elected Mayor. The Council acts as the legislative body where the Mayor only votes in the case of a tie.
A Council President is elected at the first meeting of each year. The Council President acts on behalf of the Mayor during the Mayor’s absence.
The Mayor oversees the daily operation of the Village through his direct reports; the Police Chief, Fiscal Officer and Village Administrator. The Mayor also determines the need for temporary or permanent committees, boards and commissions, filling the positions respectively with approval of Council.
The Mayor and each Council member serve four year terms.
Mayor's Office Information
Pam Crosby is the Mayor of Milan. The Mayor serves as the administrative head of government representing the Village. The Mayor’s office is located in the Administration Building, 11 S. Main Street, 419-499-4161 ext. 5, or email at email
Council information and current members
The Village of Milan holds Council Meetings on the 4th Wednesday of each month in the Council Room at the Village Administration Building, 11 S. Main Street. The meetings are held at 6 P.M.
All Council Meetings are open to the public. Residents are encouraged to attend to hear firsthand what is happening in the Village and to allow their opinions to be heard.
We will keep the first 15 minutes available for public participation. If you have any question, you may email Cathy Ramey at email stating your name, address and your question for Council.
Current members of council include Council President Carla Rospert, Mike Bickley, Patty DeLand, Tim McIlrath, Nate Shafer and Stefan Taylor.
The Village of Milan's Fiscal Officer Catherine Ramey, runs the day to day financial operations. Milan operates under budgetary fund accounting guidelines, which include budgets and appropriations that guide the Village throughout the year. The Village of Milan's finances are audited on a two year cycle by the Auditor of the State of Ohio.
The Fiscal Officer's office is located in the Administration Building, 11 S. Main Street.
Village of Milan Administrator
The Village Administrator position is appointed by the Mayor and approved by Council. The Village Administrator, oversees the operations of the Street Department, Electric Department, Water and Waste Water Departments as well as the Utility Office.
The Mayor, with approval of Council, appoints residents to fill positions on various committees, boards and commissions. Additionally, the Mayor, at the first meeting of each year, appoints various Council members to Committee positions. The Council persons are charged with understanding the respective Village activities and being Council’s knowledge expert in the given areas.
Standing Council Committees include
Tim McIlrath, Nate Shafer, and Stefan Taylor are the members of the Streets, Sidewalk and Sewers Committee.
Mike Bickley, Tim McIlrath and Nate Shafer are the members of the Safety Committee.
Mike Bickley, Patty Deland and Carla Rospert are the members of the Finance Committee.
Stefan Taylor is a member of the Regional Planning and Building Codes Committee. In this role, Stefan Taylor is also the Village’s delegate to the Erie Regional Planning with Mayor Pam Crosby acting as alternate.
Mayor Pam Crosby and Carla Rospert are the members of the Erie County - Tax Incentive Review Council.
Mike Bickley, Patty Deland and Carla Rospert are the members of the Utilities Committee.
Mike Bickley, Nate Shafer and Stefan Taylor are the members of the Council’s Civic Contacts and Historical Committee.
Patty DeLand, Tim McIlrath and Nate Shafer are the members of the Parks and Trees Committee.
Mayor Pam Crosby, Administrator Brian Rospert, Al Buggele, Marsha Scott and Ann Basilone-Jones are the members of the Beautification Committee.
Design Review Board members are Mayor Pam Crosby, Fritz Berckmueller, Patty Deland, Ann Basilone-Jones and Dan Frederick.
Patty DeLand (Delegate) and Stefan Taylor (Alternate) are the members of the Erie County Council of Governments REP (1 Yr. App't).
Standing Boards and Commissions include
Planning Commission: This five member commission meets on an as needed basis. The current members include three (3) residents; Rob DeLand, Pam Grames and Jim Schoenegge along with the Mayor and Council member Tim McIlrath.
Zoning Board of Appeals: This five member board is entirely staffed by residents and meets on an as needed basis. The current Board is led by Chairman Dan Frederick and includes members John Batchelor, Joe Chicotel, Jeff Huber and Andrew LaVine.
Property Maintenance Board: This five member board meets on an as needed basis. The current members include; Council member Patty DeLand, Randy Glovinsky and Pam Grames along with Mayor Pam Crosby.
Tree Commission: The commission is made up of five residents and meets on an as needed basis. The current members include David Berckmueller, Martha Berckmueller, Beau Busdicker and Brock Busdicker. Alternate is Fritz Berckmueller.
Records Commission: The commission is made up of one resident and members of the Village administration and is charged with adopting policies and procedures to ensure the handling of the Village’s records following records retention policy as required by the State of Ohio. Resident Nancy Justice and members of the administration include the Fiscal Officer, Solicitor and the Administrator representing the Mayor.
Residents are encouraged to participate in their local government by volunteering for positions on the various boards and commissions. If you have an interest in an appointment to any specific board or commission, please contact the Mayor at 419-499-4161 ext. 5 or email email
Meetings Minutes and Legislation
A searchable database of the Village’s codified ordinances is available at American Legal.
NOTE: COUNCIL MINUTES POSTED AFTER COUNCIL APPROVAL AND SIGNED.
|January 22, 2020||June 24, 2020||September 23, 2020|
|February 26, 2020||July 22, 2020||October 28, 2020|
|March 25, 2020||August 5, 2020 - Special Meeting||November 4, 2020 - Special Meeting|
|April 22, 2020||August 26, 2020||November 18, 2020|
|May 27, 2020||September 9, 2020 - Special Meeting||December 16, 2020|
|January 23, 2019||June 26, 2019||November 20, 2019|
|February 27, 2019||July 24, 2019||December 18, 2019|
|March 27, 2019||August 28, 2019|
|April 24, 2019||September 25, 2019|
|May 22, 2019||October 23, 2019|
|January 24, 2018||June 27, 2018||November 28, 2018|
|February 28, 2018||July 25, 2018||December 19, 2018|
|March 28, 2018||August 22, 2018|
|April 25, 2018||September 26, 2018|
|May 23, 2018||October 24, 2018|
|January 25, 2017||March 29, 2017 - Special Meeting||August 23, 2017|
|February 1, 2017 - Special Meeting||April 26, 2017||September 27, 2017|
|February 8, 2017 - Special Meeting||May 24, 2017||October 25, 2017|
|February 22, 2017||June 21, 2017||November 15, 2017|
|March 22, 2017||July 26, 2017||December 20, 2017|
|January 27, 2016||June 22, 2016||November 16, 2016|
|February 24, 2016||July 27, 2016||December 14, 2016|
|March 23, 2016||August 24, 2016|
|April 27, 2016||September 28, 2016|
|May 25, 2016||October 26, 2016|
|January 28, 2015||June 24, 2015||November 18, 2015|
|February 25, 2015||July 22, 2015||December 16, 2015|
|March 25, 2015||August 26, 2015|
|April 22, 2015||September 23, 2015|
|May 27, 2015||October 28, 2015|
|January 8, 2014||April 9, 2014||August 27, 2014|
|January 22, 2014||April 23, 2014||September 24, 2014|
|February 12, 2014||April 30, 2014 - Special Meeting||October 22, 2014|
|February 26, 2014||May 28, 2014||November 19, 2014|
|March 12, 2014 - Canceled Due to Weather||June 25, 2014||December 17, 2014|
|March 26, 2014||July 23, 2014|
|January 9, 2013||April 10, 2013||September 11, 2013|
|January 23, 2013 - Canceled||April 24, 2013||September 25, 2013|
|February 13, 2013||May 8, 2013||October 9, 2013|
|February 27, 2013||June 12, 2013||October 23, 2013|
|March 13, 2013||July 10, 2013||November 13, 2013|
|March 27, 2013||August 14, 2013||December 11, 2013|
|January 11, 2012||May 9, 2012||September 12, 2012|
|January 25, 2012||May 23, 2012 - Canceled Due to Lack of Quorum.||September 26, 2012|
|February 9, 2012||June 13, 2012||October 10, 2012|
|February 22, 2012||June 27, 2012||October 24, 2012 - Canceled|
|March 14, 2012||July 11, 2012||November 14, 2012|
|March 28, 2012||July 25, 2012||November 28, 2012|
|April 11, 2012||August 8, 2012||December 19, 2012|
|April 25, 2012||August 22, 2012|