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October 13, 2020 Cemetery Committee Meeting

City Of Hancock - City Council

There are seven Councilors. Four are elected at large from the entire City, and one each from the three Wards. Each represents the City as a whole, and their respective wards individually. The Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem are elected from the Council by the Councilors and serve a one year term. Councilors are elected by the registered voters of the City and serve a four year term.
The Council's duties and responsibilities include:
  • Adopting and amending City laws.
  • Determining City policies and standards.
  • Determining how money is spent, and for what purposes.
  • Determining what City taxes shall be.
  • Approving contracts and agreements.
  • As a whole, representing the City of Hancock

A City Council Meeting is the process of making and amending laws, developing policy and making decisions. Governing your city by citizens elected by you.

The council follows a regular order of business in the conduct of its meetings. The agenda is prepared in advance and subjects on it usually have been investigated by the City Manager of a Department Head, so that the Council can have all available facts. Copies of the agenda are available in the City Clerk's Office.

Business presented to the Council is disposed of by one of the following methods:

Communications: A motion is ordinarily used to indicate majority approval of a procedural action.

Public Hearing: This gives the public audience an opportunity to make comments upon a particular subject that the Council is considering.

Resolution: A resolution may be passed to approve contracts, to express the policy of the Council, or to direct certain types of administration action. It requires only one reading before Council action may be voted upon by a roll call or voice vote.

Ordinances: An ordinance is a "legislative act" and requires two readings at seperate Council meetings, after which a vote is taken. An ordinance becomes a law: 1) immediately upon passage if it is determined to be an emergency to public health, safety, or welfare; 2) on the effective date specified in the ordinance, or 30 days following adoption of the ordinance, whichever is later.

2020 Meeting Schedule
The following is a copy of the various committee/commissions and council regular meeting dates for 2020. If for any reason there is a change in these dates or a special meeting is called, Public Notice of said meeting shall be given pursuant to and in compliance with Act. No. 267, Public Acts of Michigan, 1976, as amended.

City of Hancock Council Meeting. 3rd Wednesday, Calendar, 2020.

January 15, 2020
February 19, 2020
March 18, 2020
April 15, 2020
May 20, 2020
June 17, 2020
July 15, 2020
August 19, 2020
September 16, 2020
October 21, 2020
November 18, 2020
December 16, 2020

All Council Meetings are held in the Hancock City Hall Council Chambers. Meeting begins at 6:00 p.m..

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Council Members
Paul LaBine, Mayor
At Large - Expires 2022
1306 Garden  Street
  Will Lytle, Mayor Pro-tem
At Large - Expires 2022
330 Cooper Avenue
Dan Seguin
Ward II - Expires 2020
918 Elm Street
  John Slivon
Ward III - Expires 2020
1124 Sigsbee St

Ron Blau
Ward I - Expires 2020
403 Cooper Ave
  Whitney Warstler
At Large - Expires 2022
John S. Haeussler
At Large
1203 Portage Dr
Memorial Day - Lakeside Cemetery
Flowers at Porvoo Park
Laurn Grove
Peter Wickley - DDA retirement after 39 years
Terrace Park Tennis Court



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