The seven Council members are elected at large for four-year terms by the citizens of the City. The Mayor is selected from among the Council Members to serve for a two year period.
Represents the City as its political leadership; Adopts and amends City ordinances and resolutions; Determines City Policies and standards of service; Determines through the annual budget how much money is to be spent and for what purposes; Determines what taxes are to be levied; Approves contracts, agreements and bids; and Appoints citizens to various Advisory Boards and Commissions.
Is the Chief Elected Official of the City and is elected by a vote of the City Council; Presides over all meetings of the City Council; Is recognized as the official head of the City for ceremonial purposes, by the courts for the purpose of serving civil process, and by the Governor for the purpose of martial law; Executes contracts and legal instruments on behalf of the City; and Votes on all issues.
Mayor Michael Collins