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 separate 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.

Documents & Information

 

Meeting Schedule

 

The following are the city council regular meeting dates for 2022. 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, 2022.

January 5, 2022
January 19, 2022
February 2, 2022
February 16, 2022
March 2, 2022
March 16, 2022
April 6, 2022
April 20, 2022

May 4, 2022
May 18, 2022
June 1, 2022
June 15, 2022
July 6, 2022
July 20, 2022
August 3, 2022
August 17, 2022

September 7, 2022
September 21, 2022
October 5, 2022
October 19, 2022
November 2, 2022
November 16, 2022
December 7, 2022
December 21, 2022

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

City Council Members

 

Paul LaBine, Mayor
At Large - Expires 2022
1306 Garden  Street
mayor@cityofhancock.net
906.201.4195

 

 

Kurt A Rickard, Mayor Pro tem
Ward III - Expires 2024
1640 Jasberg St
karickar@charter.net
563.340.4981

Ron Blau
Ward I - Expires 2024
403 Cooper Ave
906.370.4306
Roneblau@gmail.com

 

 

 

Richard Freeman Jr
Ward II - Expires 2024
1007 Fourth Street
906.281.2880
djr0709@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa McKenzie
At Large - Expires 2022
906.482.9137
mckenzieclanup@gmail.com

 

 

Whitney Warstler
At Large - Expires 2022
whitney.warstler@gmail.com

 

 

City of Hancock Council Meeting. 1st and 3rd Wednesday, Calendar, 2022.