Council Committees

Appointment

The council committees are appointed by the Mayor, at the second official meeting of a newly seated council. 

Objective

The main objective of appointing these committees is to allow individual council members to be more fully immersed in their respective department plans that may require council support without the full council’s involvement. The committee will then bring the issue to the full council, if necessary. In this way, every council member does not have to be well versed on every issue. They function much like the Planning Commission, in that the commission does most of the leg work and gives its recommendation to the council. 

The Mayor generally tries to change up the appointments so that council members have an opportunity to use their particular skill set and to work more closely with different department heads.

Meetings

The public is welcome to attend any Council Committee meetings.

Council Committees

Budget and Finance

This committee reviews budget and financial aspect of the City.

community development

This committee discusses and reviews development related issues that pertain to the City.

Legislative

This committee reviews the Code of the City. The Code is the Ordinance's passed by the City Council.

Public Health and Safety

This committee looks at the health and safety related issues of the City.

Public Works

This committee works closely with staff to ensure the infrastructure related issues are addressed. Streets, public water,  sanitary sewer, swimming pool, City lake and City parks.

Utilities

This committee works with our electric department to ensure the infrastructure related issues are addressed pertaining to electric.

Sidewalk and Trails

This committee was formed to address the sidewalk issues and to explore expansion of the trails as well as sidewalks in the City.