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Make A Difference in Macedonia: A Q&A On What Being a Councilman Entails

The following is a brief question and answer conducted with Executive Assistant Diana Augustine in regards to the position of Macedonia Councilman, what the job entails, and what requirements one must have to run.

What is the annual pay for a Macedonia councilman?

$8218.32 per year

Does a councilperson receive hospitalization or other benefits? If they choose to opt out of coverage, how much would they receive in lieu of coverage?

Yes, council has the option for hospitalization, if they waive coverage they would receive $60.00 per month stipend for single coverage or $150.00 per month stipend for family coverage. No other benefits offered.

What is the residency requirements to run for council?

Each Councilman shall have been a resident of the Municipality of Macedonia for a period of two years prior to the date of the election (Article IV, Section 4.02 of the city charter)

How many meetings on the average monthly are held?

While the city charter only requires one Council meeting per month (Article IV, Section 4.06 of the city charter). Council traditionally meets twice a month (2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month).

Is there usually a summer break for meetings?

Not a break per se, but traditionally during the months of June, July and August the Council meets once per month rather than the two meetings per month referenced in the previous answer.

When will the meetings be open to the public tentatively?

Meetings have been continuously open to the public virtually during the pandemic. In-person Council meeting at the City Center tentatively to resume on July 22

How long are the length of council terms?

Four years. (Article IV, Section 4.02 of the city charter)

Voter filing deadline is August 4th. It is recommended that you have at least 100 valid registered voters on your filing petition. Three council seats are up for reelection. Thank you again to Executive Assistant Diana Augustine for her time. For any additional questions, please contact the Summit County Boards of Elections 330-643-5200 /

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