City Council

Meetings Times

The City Council meets the 2nd and 4th Monday every month at 5:30pm.


Henry L. Brown Municipal Building
1 Grand Street
Coldwater, MI 49036
Council Chamber (2nd Floor)
The Council Chamber
Coldwater City Council Meetings air on CCStv on Wednesdays at 9 am, 1 pm, 4 pm and 8 pm via CBPU Telecom, Channel 95.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

  1. Thomas Kramer

    Thomas Kramer


  1. Maureen Petzko

    Maureen Petzko

    Third Ward Council Member

  1. Michael Beckwith

    Michael Beckwith

    Third Ward Council Member

  1. Randall Hazelbaker

    Randall Hazelbaker

    Fourth Ward Councilmember

  1. Scott Houtz

    Scott Houtz

    Fourth Ward Council Member

  1. Jim Knaack

    Jim Knaack

    Second Ward Council Member

  1. Travis Machan

    Travis Machan

    First Ward Council Member / City Counsel Liason

  1. Cisco Ortiz

    Francisco (Cisco) Ortiz

    First Ward Councilmember

  1. Chris Pierce

    Chris Pierce

    Second Ward Council Member

Term Length

Mayor term length is 2 years. Council Member term length is 4 years.


The Coldwater City Charter provides for the council / manager form of government with authority and political responsibility vested in an elected council and centralization of administrative accountability in an appointed professional administrator.

About the Council 

Coldwater has four wards with two council members representing each ward. The nine-member city council is the governing body of the City and determines all municipal policies, adopts ordinances (local laws) and approves the budget for carrying out all municipal operations. The mayor is charged with the responsibility of conducting the meetings of the council and also represents the City in ceremonial functions.

City Manager 

The city manager is appointed by the city council on the basis of merit, professional training, experience in city management and demonstrated ability. The manager is responsible to the council, insures that laws and ordinances are enforced and works with the department heads and employees so that municipal operations and functions are carried out efficiently. The manager and staff keep the council advised on the financial condition of the City, prepare the annual budget for council review, prepare the agenda for council meetings and through periodic reports keep the council and public informed on City operations.

We are always looking for ways to improve our community and quality of life for its residents. We are committed to keeping you informed of the latest developments and changes that can affect you and your community.