Village of Lakeview Meets in Emergency Session Tuesday


The Village of Lakeview Council conducted an emergency meeting to pass legislation Tuesday evening at the Lakeview Fire Department.

Monday, the council met in regular session, however, technically they did not have enough council members to be able to pass any ordinances.

According to the Ohio Revised Code 705.15:

“A majority of all members of the legislative authority of a municipal corporation constitutes a quorum, but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day and compel the attendance of absent members. The affirmative vote of a majority of the members of the legislative authority is necessary to adopt any motion, ordinance, or resolution, and on the passage of every ordinance or resolution the vote shall be taken by “yeas” and “nays” and entered upon the journal. Each proposed ordinance or resolution shall be in written or printed form, and shall contain not more than one subject which shall be clearly stated in the title. General appropriation ordinances may contain the various subjects and accounts for which moneys are appropriated. No ordinance, unless it is declared an emergency measure, shall be passed until it has been read on three separate days, the first and second reading of which may be by title only, and if such measure is printed and a copy thereof placed on the desk of each member the third reading may be by title only. The rule requiring every ordinance to be read on three separate days may be suspended by a three-fourths vote of all members elected or appointed to the legislative authority, taken by “yeas” and “nays” on each ordinance and entered on the journal.”


All council members were present at the meeting.

The following ordinances were passed with a 100% vote:

2024-15 An Ordinance approving, adopting, and enacting American Legal Publishing’s Ohio Basic Code, 2024 edition as the Code of Ordinances for the Municipality of Lakeview, Ohio, and declaring an emergency.

2024-16 An Ordinance amending permanent appropriations for current expenses and other expenditures of the Village of Lakeview, State of Ohio during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2024, and declaring as emergency.

2024-17 An Ordinance approving and authorizing the execution of the agreement between Ken Conaway LLC and the Village of Lakeview, Ohio, and the Mayor’s appointment of Flood Plan Administrator Designee and declaring an emergency.

2024-18 An Ordinance appointing an interim Fire Chief for the Village of Lakeview under R.C. 737.22 and declaring an emergency.

2024-19 An Ordinance approving and authorizing the execution of the Logan County AFG Reginal Grant Application 2023 between the Village of Lakeview, Ohio on behalf of the Lakeview Village Volunteer Fire Department, and Host Bokescreek Fire Department, and declaring an emergency.

Mayor Elaine Fagan-Moore went on to administer the Oath of Office to the Interim Fire Chief of the Villiage of Lakeview, Josh Oakley.

The meeting lasted about 10 minutes and was then adjourned.