The council committees are appointed by the Mayor, at the second official meeting of a newly seated council. Council committees are appointed by the Mayor, at the first official meeting of a continuing city council members.
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. The appointments are done at the first regular meeting of the city council.
The public is welcome to attend any Council Committee meetings.
This committee reviews budget and financial aspect of the City.
This committee discusses and reviews development related issues that pertain to the City.
This committee looks at the health and safety related issues of the City.
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. 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.