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September 23, 2021 Hancock Tori and Farmers Market
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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.

2021 Meeting Schedule
The following is a copy of the various committee/commissions and council regular meeting dates for 2021. 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. 1st and 3rd Wednesday, Calendar, 2021.

January 6, 2021
January 20, 2021
February 3, 2021
February 17, 2021
March 3, 2021
March 17, 2021
April 7, 2021
April 21, 2021
May 5, 2021
May 19, 2021
June 2, 2021
June 16, 2021
July 7, 2021
July 21, 2021
August 4, 2021
August 18, 2021
September 1, 2021
September 15, 2021
October 6, 2021
October 20, 2021
November 3, 2021
November 17, 2021
December 1, 2021
December 15, 2021

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
  John S. Haeussler, Mayor Pro-tem
At Large - Expires 2022
1203 Portage Dr
Richard Freeman Jr
Ward II - Expires 2024
1007 Fourth Street
  Kurt A Rickard
Ward III - Expires 2024
1640 Jasberg St

Ron Blau
Ward I - Expires 2024
403 Cooper Ave
  Whitney Warstler
At Large - Expires 2022
Will Lytle
At Large - Expires 2022
330 Cooper Avenue
SNB Adopts Terrace Park
CTE Sidewalk Replacement
2020 Holiday Home Decorating Contest
Porvoo Park Gardens
Memorial Day - Lakeside Cemetery



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