Sec. 7.  EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE APPEAL BOARD.
   The Employee Discipline Appeal Board shall consist of three (3) electors of the Municipality, not holding other municipal office, one to be appointed by the Mayor subject to confirmation of Council, and two appointed by Council, for a term of six (6) years except that of the three appointed when this section becomes effective the one appointed by the Mayor shall be appointed for a term of two (2) years, one appointed by Council for a term of four (4) years, and the other one appointed by Council for a term of six (6) years.  A vacancy occurring during the term of any member of the Employee Discipline Appeal Board shall be filled for the unexpired term in the manner authorized for an original appointment.
   The Employee Discipline Appeal Board shall hear the appeals of employees from suspensions, reductions in rank or discharges from employment by the Mayor except as otherwise provided in the Charter.  The employee’s appeal must be filed with the Clerk of the Village within ten (10) days of written notification of the Mayor’s decision.  The Employee Discipline Appeal Board shall hear the appeal within thirty (30) days from the filing of the Notice of Appeal.  The employee may appear in person and by counsel at the hearing, examine all witnesses, and answer all charges against the employee.  At the conclusion of the hearing, the Employee Discipline Appeal Board may uphold the Mayor’s judgment, modify the judgment to one of suspension for not more than  sixty (60) days, reduction in rank, or removal from employment or dismiss the charges.  The decision of the Employee Discipline Appeal Board shall be by a majority of the Board.  The decision of the Employee Discipline Appeal Board may be appealed to the Common Pleas Court as provided in the Ohio Revised Code.  (Added 11-5-91.)