The Mayor serves as the key representative, promoter, and defender of the community in relationships with the State of Michigan, intergovernmental relations, and the media. Regular functions of the Mayor also include presiding at council meetings by directing the orderly flow of the meetings according to parliamentary procedure outlined in Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised. The Mayor also has the authority by the State to perform marriages.
Regular Business Meetings
The Mayor and Council have regular business meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Mondays in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Holidays and other events may affect the meeting schedule. Citizens who speak at Council meetings are asked to make comments within 5 minutes as a courtesy to others. Written information may be presented to provide detailed information.
Any citizen may present a petition or request to the Council by providing written materials to the Clerk's office no later than the Thursday before a Monday council meeting. Please have the information to the Clerk’s office by 12:00pm. For more information, please call the Clerk Treasurer's office at (906) 774-8530.
The Mayor and Council occasionally hold special public hearings. Special meetings will be posted at City Hall, as well as published in the Daily News or other public media.
Agendas and Minutes
Agendas are available for viewing on the website before a Monday Council meeting.
Unapproved Council minutes are available for viewing on the website when completed by the City Clerk after a Monday Council meeting.
Both agendas and minutes for past meetings are available for viewing in the Archive.
Audio files of Council Meetings. Play from your computer, download, or listen from your smartphone.