Members of the Common Council or “City Council” are part-time elected officials who serve for a term of four years. They are not subject to term limits and may run for reelection as many times as they wish. As the City’s legislative body, the Council uses many of the powers given to cities through the passage of ordinances and appropriation of monies.
The Council fixes the annual salaries of all elected officials of the City, which may not be changed in the year for which they are fixed, or reduced below the previous year’s level.
The Council also establishes the salaries of members of the City’s police and fire departments. It also has the authority to reduce, but not to increase, any other items in the City budget as submitted by the mayor for its approval.
A Council member must have been a resident of the district from which he or she is elected, if any, for at least six months before the election, and must have been a resident of the city for at least one year before the election. If the Council member ceases to be a resident of the city or a resident of the district from which the council member was elected, the council member forfeits his or her office.
Three members of the Common Council represent the city at-large (citywide), and six members represent six individual districts or wards, to make the city an even better place to live and work.
Ward One: Steve Henderson
Ward Two: Alan Miller (President)
Ward Three: Jim Brunner
Ward Four: Henry Smith
Ward Five: Don Batchelor
Ward Six: Deborah Cain (Vice President)
First and third Tuesdays of the month at 7:00pm in the first floor Chambers of City Hall
Contact your Councilperson:
Don’t know who your Councilperson is? Refer to the Ward Map…