Common Council

Meeting Locations & Times

First and third Tuesday of each month immediately following the Committee of the Whole meeting
Council Chambers, 224 E Jefferson Street


Mayor and Aldermen


The Common Council meets twice a month. The order of business at council meetings follows this format:

  • Reading and correcting the minutes of the last preceding meeting.
  • Approving minutes from the preceding Committee of the Whole workshops.
  • Receiving petitions, memorials, remembrances and other communications.
  • Reports of boards and commissions and select committees.
  • Introduction and action on resolutions.
  • Introduction and action on ordinances.
  • Other business authorized by law.

An organizational meeting is held annually on the third Tuesday in April (following the spring election). The council elects a council president from its members and the Mayor makes appointments to the various commissions, boards and committees. If a regular meeting falls on a legal holiday or election day, the meeting is held the following evening. The Mayor may call a special meeting at any time by written notice to alderpersons at least six hours before the meeting.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
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The entire meeting packet is available prior to the meetings.
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Minutes are also available following approval.
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