Article VI
Salaries and Bonds
   The Council shall fix the salary or compensation of each officer, employee and member of any board or commission of the Village. Any such person may be required by the Council, from time to time, to furnish a bond or bonds for the faithful performance of his duties; such bond shall be paid by the Village. The compensation of the Mayor and of each member of the Council shall be fixed at least thirty days before the time for filing nominating petitions for the terms beginning on the next succeeding first day of January, and shall not thereafter be changed in respect of any such terms or any part thereof. The compensation of each other officer, employee and member of a board or commission of the Village shall be fixed by the Council and, subject to the power of the Council to provide otherwise by ordinance or resolution, may be changed at any time in its discretion. The Council may authorize the payment or reimbursement of expenses incurred by any officer or employee of the Village, or by any member of any board or commission of the Village, in trips taken in the interest of the Village.
Salaries and Compensation of Sworn Full Time Police Officers
   In providing for the wages, terms and conditions of employment for all full-time sworn police officers, Council and the Mayor shall adhere to the provisions set forth in Chapter 4117 of the Ohio Revised Code regarding Collective Bargaining. The Village hereby waives any exemptions granted to municipalities of its type in Chapter 4117 of the Ohio Revised Code.
   Notwithstanding any provisions of the Ohio Revised Code to the contrary, Woodmere Village agrees to abide by all provisions contained in Chapter 4117 of the Ohio Revised Code and permit said employees:
   (a)   The right to form, join or participate in any employee organization of their choosing;
   (b)   To bargain collectively with their public employers to determine wages, hours, terms and other conditions of employment and to enter into collective bargaining agreements; and
   (c)   To engage in other lawful concerted activities for the purposes of collective bargaining.
(Initiative Charter Amendment  passed November 4, 2008.)