The new Vermilion City Council was sworn in on January 2, 2020 by Judge Dolyk. Council Rep Emily Skahen is Council's newest rep, being elected to the seat previously held by John Gabriel.
Council members are: President: Steve Herron; At Large: Monica Stark; Ward 1: Emily Skahen; Ward 2: Frank Loucka; Ward 3: Steve Holovacs; Ward 4: Barb Brady; and Ward 5: Brian Holmes.
Vermilion City Council consists of seven members elected for two years. Their terms begin on the first day of January following their elections. Five of these council members are elected by the electors of the Wards of the City of Vermilion and two are elected by the electors of the city at large.
City Council meets in regular session at the Council Chambers located at 687 Decatur Street on the first and third Mondays of each month. Committee meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Committees of the Council consist of a Legislative Committee; Finance Committee; Health & Safety Committee; Streets, Buildings & Grounds Committee; Employee Relations Committee, Utilities Committee and Municipal Court Committee. All meeting dates and times are subject to change: Please check with the clerk of council to confirm monthly meeting schedule or check your local cable channel and newspaper for meeting dates.
All members of Council are residents of the Municipality for at least two continuous years prior to their election and have also been residents of the ward from which they are elected for a period of at least one continuous year prior to their election. All Council members elected at large are residents of the Municipality at large and all members elected by electors of the wards shall continue to be residents of the wards from which they were elected. A member of Council does not hold any other public office, except as otherwise provided in the City Charter or by ordinance enacted thereunder, and that of Notary Public or membership in the State Militia or reserve corps of the United States.
Any member of Council who shall cease to possess, or who violates any of the qualifications herein enumerated shall forfeit his office, but failure to maintain said qualifications shall not render void or ineffective any action of Council in which such member has participated.
At 8 p.m. on the second day of January of each even-numbered year (or if such date is Saturday or Sunday, then the following Monday), the Council meets in the Council Chamber for the purpose of organization. The Council adopt its own rules, regulations and/or by-laws except as otherwise provided in the City Charter.
All meeting dates and times are subject to change: Please check with the clerk of council to confirm monthly meeting schedule or check your local cable channel and newspaper for meeting dates.