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City Council FAQ's


  • Can I attend a City Council meeting?

    Yes. Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend all City Council meetings.


  • When does City Council meet?

    Meetings are twice a month. The meetings will be held on the 2nd and  4th Monday of each month, with the exception of April, May, and December being the 1stand 3rd Mondays. Meetings start at 7:00 pm at City Hall-Lower Level.


  • How do I go about speaking to City Council?

    Citizens may address City Council, without prior notification, during the “Citizens  Comments” portion of the Council meetings. Members of the public are permitted to address a meeting of Council upon recognition by the Mayor. Each person shall begin by stating their name and address and shall be permitted to speak once on each agenda item for three (3) minutes. Agenda item 4 allows for Citizens’ Comments on any non-agenda item. Where the Agenda provides Public Hearing comment, each person addressing the Council shall be limited to five (5) minutes regarding the specific agenda Public Hearing   item. The Mayor may allow additional time at his/her discretion. 

    All remarks shall be addressed to the Council as a body, and not to any member. No person, other than members of the Council and the person having the floor, shall be permitted to enter into any discussion, either directly or through the members of the  Council. No questions shall be asked the Council Members, except through the Mayor.  Any person making personal, impertinent or slanderous remarks, or who shall become boisterous, while addressing the Council, may be requested to leave the lectern.

    Interested parties, or their authorized representatives, may address the Council by written communication in regard to any matter concerning the City’s business or over which the Council has control at anytime by direct mail or by addressing the City Clerk and copies will be distributed to Council Members.


  • How do I contact the Mayor or a City Council Member?

    The Mayor and City Council are part-time positions; therefore, they do not keep regular hours at City Hall. However, they welcome your questions and comments.  You can write to them at City Hall, 611 E. Grand River, Howell, MI  48843.


  • I would like to speak with the City Manager.  Do I need an appointment?

    The City manager has an open door policy regarding receiving citizens.  It is best, however, to call (517) 546-3502 and schedule an appointment for your convenience.