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Holiday Window Display Competition

Hancock Bulldogs make the football playoffs!
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November 23, 2017 Thanksgiving - City Office Closed
November 24, 2017 "An Old Fashion Christmas in Hancock"
November 24, 2017 City Offce Closed

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.

2017 Meeting Schedule
The following is a copy of the various committee/commissions and council regular meeting dates for 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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
730 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]
Second Salt Shipment of the season
Make A Difference Day
Maasto Hiihto Trails
City Bike and Pedestrian Committee Meeting
Milly's Restaurant, 108 Quincy Street is now open.



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