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Thank you for visiting the City Clerk's webpage. It is our hope that it will provide you with an efficient and effective way to gather information regarding services provided by the City Clerk's Office.
Phone: 269 983-6325
The mission of the City Clerk's Office is to provide the most knowledgeable and courteous response to all requests for service or information and to be sensitive to the individual needs of our citizens.
The City Clerk's Office is located on the first floor of City Hall and is the information hub for the City. The Clerk provides support service to the City Commission by posting meeting notices and preparing the minutes for all City Commission meetings.
All official city records, including the original minutes of all meetings of the City Commission are kept and archived in the Clerk's Office, as well as, the City Charter, the Code of Ordinances, cemetery records, legal documents and lists of local authorities, boards, commissions, and committees. The City Clerk attests all written contracts and instruments on behalf of the city, and administers oaths of office to all city officials. The preparation of and maintenance of minutes for most city boards and committees is also among the city clerk's duties. In addition, as the FOIA Coordinator, the City Clerk is responsible for receiving and responding to all Freedom of Information requests.
The Clerk's Office conducts elections in accordance with State and Federal laws and maintains the city voter registration records.
The Clerk's Office is responsible for issuing the following permits:
- Vending or Canvassing Permits
- Taxicab Permits
- Garage Sale Permits
- City Park Passes
The Clerk's Office is responsible for all rental reservations for city owned facilities, including city parks, the municipal band shell and the ice arena. The Clerk's Office also provides clerical support for the City Summer Recreation and Tennis Program; registrations for these programs are handled by the Clerk's Office.
The Clerk's Office accepts applications from citizens who are interested in serving on one of our many boards, commissions or committees. If you are a registered voter of the city interested in servicing, please complete the online Board and Commission Application and return to the Clerk's Office.
Other Information and forms
- BOARDS & COMMISSIONS ROSTER
- CITY CHARTER & CODE OF ORDINANCES
- ELECTIONS & VOTING
- FACILITY RENTAL
- FORMS & APPLICATIONS
- FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (FOIA) POLICY EFFECTIVE 7-13-2015
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- Population - 8,365
- City Employees - 81
- City Budget - $22.8 million
- City S.E.V. - $531,397,117 Avg.
- Residential True Cash Value - $199,000
- Square Miles - 4.4
- City Charter - Approved 1928
- Commercial S.E.V. - 96 million
- Industrial S.E.V. - 35 million
- Residential S.E.V. - 395 million
- Tax Millage - 16.5344