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Marietta City Council Members

Susan Vessels
President of Council
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740-374-5501

 

 

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Michael Scales
Ward One Councilman
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740-350-2735

Committees:
Finance and Taxation - Chair
Public Lands & Buildings - Member
Streets and Transportation - Member
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Bret Allphin
Ward Two Councilman
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740-350-0781

Committees:
Planning, Zoning, Annexation and Housing - Chair
Finance and Taxation - Member
Water, Sewer and Sanitation - Member

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Bill Gossett
Ward Three Councilman
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740-516-8899

Committees:
Streets and Transportation - Chair
Public Lands & Buildings - Member
Planning, Zoning, Annexation and Housing - Member
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Erin O'Neill
Ward Four Councilwoman
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740-236-3398

Committees:
Police and Fire - Chair
Employee Relations - Member
Streets and Transportation

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Harley Noland
At-Large Councilman
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740-350-9852

Committees:
Public Lands and Buildings - Chair
Employee Relations - Member
Planning, Zoning, Annexation and Housing - Member

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Ben Rutherford
At-Large Councilman
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740-350-9482

Committees:
Water, Sewer and Sanitation - Chair
Finance and Taxation - Member
Police and Fire - Member

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Cassidi Shoaf
At-Large Councilwoman
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740-350-3583

Committees:
Employee Relations - Chair
Water, Sewers and Sanitation - Member
Police and Fire - Member

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Michele Newbanks
Clerk of Council
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304 Putnam Street, Suite 2120
740-374-5501
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Marietta City Council Committees

Standing Committees
The members of Marietta City Council sit on various committees which are responsible for bills that are referred to their respective committees. There are seven standing committees, including Finance and Taxation, Streets and Transportation, Water, Sewers and Sanitation, Public Lands, Buildings and Parks, Employee Relations, Police and Fire and Planning, Zoning, Annexation and Housing. After a bill is introduced to the committee, it is discussed, deliberated and then a vote of recommendation to send it to the city law director to prepare for legislation. Then the legislation is sent back to council where it is voted on in its original form and at this point amendments to the legislation may be made from the floor.

Assignments
The president of council shall promptly following election appoint all council members to the standing committees. Committees shall be composed of at least three members, who shall serve for the term of the president of council. All members of council may attend and participate in committee meetings, but only the committee chairman, two members of the committee or any three members of council may request the legislation be prepared by the city law director after deliberation.

Finance and Taxation
The Finance and Taxation Committee is responsible for all financial matters of the city of Marietta, including passing a balanced budget annually and approving city expenditures and appropriations. In addition to committee meetings, the committee conducts audit meetings on the financial health of the city of Marietta. The Finance Committee oversees and approves fiscal matters relating to city departments.

Streets and Transportation
The Streets and Transportation Committee handles all matters relating to city streets and public transportation and limousine and taxi operations. The Streets Committee handles the approval of new and improvements to transportation infrastructure and operations.

Water, Sewers and Sanitation
The Water, Sewers and Sanitation Committee is responsible for all matters related to Marietta's water supply, sewage disposal, and the municipal collection of solid waste. This committee handles all issues pertaining to the city's sewage rates and approval of sewer taps outside the city.

Public Lands, Buildings and Parks
The Public Lands, Buildings and Parks Committee is responsible for all matters pertaining to public parks, buildings, parking lots, playgrounds and public recreation. In addition, it handles the sale, lease and purchase of all city-owned properties.

Employee Relations
The Employee Relations Committee handles all matters pertaining to all city employees including creating and setting the wages, benefits and union contract approvals. The committee is also charged with approving the city's organizational chart.

Police and Fire
The Police and Fire Committee is responsible for the oversight of matters pertaining to the Marietta Police and Fire Departments. In addition, it is responsible for enacting laws for all matters related to the city' public safety.

Planning, Zoning, Annexation and Housing
The Planning, Zoning, Annexation and Housing Committee is responsible for all matters pertaining to the city's community development, economic development, zoning, annexation and housing. The committee oversees the appropriation and expenditure of Marietta's Community Development Block Grants which fund programs like police patrols, community housing programs and ADA and senior services.

The committee also works to improve the city's sustainable practices and promote environmental awareness and improvement to our natural resources as well as all matters emanating from the City Planning Commission, and city planning and zoning issues.

Non-Specific Matters
All subject matter not pertaining to a specific standing committee will be assigned by the president of council to any standing committee or special committee to be named by the president of council.

TRAFFIC COMMISSION ( Chapter 151 )
Bill Gossett, Member ( Non-Voting )

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY BOARD ( Chapter 152 )
Erin O'Neil Member

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF CEMETERY ENDOWMENT FUND ( Chapter 154 )
Michael Scales, President of the Board
Susan Vessels, Member
Michele Newbanks, Secretary of the Board

STORM WATER TASK FORCE COMMISSION ( Chapter 155 )
Bill Gossett, Member

RECREATION COMMISSION ( Chapter 157 )
Erin O'Neil, Member (Non Voting)

DISABILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ( Chapter 159 )
Cassidi Shoaf, Ex-Officio Member

BRICK STREETS COMMISSION
Bill Gossett, Member

TREE COMMISSION
Harley Noland, Member

The following members of council will serve as representatives to the various special assignments:

INVESTMENT BOARD
Michael Scales, Chairman
Bret Allphin

AUDIT COMMITTEE
Michael Scales, Chairman
Bret Allphin
Ben Rutherford

INCOME TAX BOARD OF REVIEW (Chapter 183.2)
David White
Robert Ferguson

SPECIAL UTILITIES COMMITTEE
Ben Rutherford, Chairman

SOLID WASTE DISTRICT POLICY ADVISORY BOARD
Ben Rutherford, Council Representative

CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU
Bret Allphin, Council Representative

MAIN STREET MARIETTA
Michael Scales, Council Representative

MARIETTA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Susan Vessels, Council Representative

BUILDING ENFORCEMENT BOARD (CHAPTER 1335)
Bill Standish
Gene Strauss
Jared Perry