1st and 3rd Monday of every month (except for the summer schedule)
Council Chambers 333 James E Bohanan Drive Vandalia, OH 45377
Typically, Council holds a workshop prior to the meeting beginning at 6:30 pm in the large lobby conference room. All meetings and workshops of Council (except for executive sessions) are open to the public.
Comments From Citizens
It takes the active involvement of every citizen to effectively govern a community.
If you would like to address Council at the meeting, a portion has been set aside at the beginning of the agenda called Comments from Interested Citizens. You may also contact any Council member before or after the meeting with any concerns or contact them by email or telephone. To contact the Council, view contact information for the Council.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Seven Vandalia citizens make up your City Council. Each serves a four-year term on a staggered term basis with elections held in odd-numbered years. Council members run for election at large and represent the city as a whole, rather than small wards or districts.
One member of Council is the mayor, who also serves a four-year term and is elected on a separate ballot by the municipality at-large. Though Vandalia mayors have no veto power nor independent authority, they do serve as chairperson of Council are frequently called upon to represent the city in community activities and inter-governmental affairs.
As Vandalia’s legislative body, council determines all municipal policies that are not set forth in the City Charter or by state legislation, adopts ordinances and resolutions, votes appropriations, approves the city budget, determines the tax rate and appoints citizens to serve on various advisory boards and commissions. Council members earn $5,000 annually, the mayor earns $5,500.