Except in villages that have provided for the appointment of a village administrator under section 735.271 of the Revised Code, a street commissioner shall be appointed by the mayor of a municipal corporation and confirmed by the legislative authority thereof for a term of one year. He need not be a resident of the municipal corporation at the time of his appointment but shall become a resident thereof within six months after his appointment and confirmation unless such residence requirement is waived by ordinance. Vacancies in the office of street commissioner shall be filled by the mayor for the unexpired term.
The appointment of a street commissioner shall include a probationary period of six months. If an appointment is made for an unexpired term, and if the same village street commissioner is reappointed at the end of that term, the probationary period shall continue into his next term. No appointment is final until the appointee has satisfactorily completed his probationary period. If the service of the appointee is unsatisfactory during the probationary period, he may be removed by the mayor of the village and the reasons for the removal shall be communicated to the legislative authority of the village. If a person is appointed to successive terms as street commissioner, he shall serve only one six-month probationary period during those successive terms.
In any village the marshal shall be eligible to appointment as street commissioner.
Effective Date: 09-10-1987 .