The City Clerk is a full-time, salaried, position appointed by the Newton Falls City Council and works under the direct supervision of the City Manager, David Lynch. The Clerk acts as the Clerk of Council and is responsible for:
Giving notice of all Council meeting;
Keeping a journal of the minutes of all council proceedings;
Keeping all public records;
Acting as: Secretary & assistant to the City Council; Secretary to the Planning & Zoning Commission; and Secretary to any other board, commission or committee, as directed by Council;
Representing Council, the Manager, and/or the City in a wide variety of deliberations & interactions with other governmental, private and private non-profit organizations, as assigned.
Notice of Public Records Policy
The City of Newton Falls has adopted a Public Records Policy to comply strictly with the Public Records Act of Ohio. Any exceptions to public access are to be narrowly interpreted, and any denial of access to public records in response to a valid request must be accompanied by an explanation, including legal authority, as outlined in the Ohio Revised Code. If the request is in writing, the explanation must also be in writing. A copy of the complete policy is available upon request.
The City of Newton Falls, in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code, defines records as including the following: Any document – paper, electronic (including, but not limited to, e-mail), or other format – that is created or received by, or comes under the jurisdiction of a public office that documents the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, operations, or other activities of the office. All records of the City are public unless they are specifically exempt from disclosure under the Ohio Revised Code.