Grove City, OH 43123
Grove City Mayor Richard L. "Ike" Stage
In November 2011, Richard L. "Ike" Stage was elected to the position of Mayor for a second consecutive term. Stage served as Mayor from April 1988 through December 1995 and served as the appointed City Administrator of Grove City from January 2000 through November 2003. Stage was elected to City Council in 2005 as the Councilman At Large and served a two-year term ending January 1, 2008.
The Mayor attends all meetings of Council with the right to participate in debate, but not to vote. He also appoints the members of the Civil Service Commission, the City Planning Commission, the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Park Board, as well as any other boards or commissions. As the chief executive, the Mayor appoints (or delegates to the City Administrator) all City employees, subject to the provisions of the Charter and the State Civil Service Law.
The Mayor also submits the tax budget estimates of the City for the ensuing calendar year to the Council annually on or before the first day of July. He also submits the proposed appropriation ordinance for the next calendar year to the Council on or before December 1 of each year.