City News

Fundraising event for Kivajat Finnish Children's Dance Group

City offices closed on Friday, November 23rd

The Annual Hancock Christmas Walk
City Events
December 17, 2018 Hancock Planning Commission Meeting - Cancelled
December 19, 2018 Hancock Housing Commission
December 19, 2018 City Council 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.

2018 Meeting Schedule
The following is a copy of the various committee/commissions and council regular meeting dates for 2018. 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, 2018.

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

All Council Meetings are held in the Hancock City Hall Council Chambers. A work session begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m..

Click here for other meeting dates.

Council Members
Lisa McKenzie, Mayor
At Large - Expires 2018
1300 Jasberg St.

[home phone]
906.482.3299 [business]  
  Ted Belej, Mayor Pro-Tem
At Large - Expires 2018
100 Forest St
Dan Seguin
Ward II - Expires 2020
918 Elm Street
  Paul LaBine
Ward III - Expires 2018
1306 Garden  Street

Ron Blau
Ward I - Expires 2020
403 Cooper Ave
  John Haeussler
At Large - Expires 2018
1203 Portage Dr
906.483.0144 [home]
Joe Bauman
At Large - Expires 2018
810 Hancock St
906.281.5462 [cell]
Skate With Santa and The Dawgs
Christmas Walk 2018
Terrace Park New Playground Equipment
Hancock High School National Honors Society Members prepare the Downtown Hancock Planters.
Hancock Welcomes Keweenaw Buick and GMC



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