City Council

Meetings Times

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

Location


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

    Phone: 517-279-7531
    Mayor: 2011-2019
    Mayor Pro Tem: 1999-2011
    Third Ward Councilmember: 1992-2011
    Second Ward Councilmember: 1985-1990


  1. Maureen Petzko

    Maureen Petzko

    Phone: 517-278-6234
    Mayor Pro Tem 2011-2019
    Third Ward Councilmember 1994-2019

  1. Michael Beckwith

    Michael Beckwith

    Phone: 517-617-2359
    Third Ward Councilmember 2011-2021

  1. Randall Hazelbaker

    Randall Hazelbaker

    Phone: 517-279-7875
    Fourth Ward Councilmember 2001-2021

  1. Scott Houtz

    Scott Houtz

    Phone: 517-617-8070
    Fourth Ward Councilmember 2016-2019

  1. Jim Knaack

    James Knaack

    Phone: 517-279-6353
    Second Ward Councilmember 2016-2021

  1. Travis Machan

    Travis Machan

    Phone: 517-278-8391
    First Ward Councilmember 2015-2021 / CBPU Liason 2017-2021

  1. Cisco Ortiz

    Francisco (Cisco) Ortiz

    Phone: 260-667-3455
    First Ward Councilmember 2007-2019

  1. Chris Pierce

    Chris Pierce

    Phone: 517-279-9900
    Second Ward Councilmember 1992-1993; 1997-2005; 2007-2019

Term Length

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

Overview 

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, ensures 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 our residents. We are committed to keeping you informed of the latest developments and changes that can affect you and your community.