City Council

The City of Saugatuck operates under a Council/Manager form of government. The City Council consists of seven members (serving two year terms) including the Mayor and the Mayor Pro-Tem. City Council is responsible for adopting and amending city laws and ordinances, determining city policies and standards, and authorizing the annual city budget. The Council also directs the City Manager who is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the city and is the chief policy advisor to the Council.

City Council Members:  
Bill Hess (Mayor)
Term Expires on 11/2015
Ken Trester
Term Expires on 11/2016
Jeff Spangler
Term Expires on 11/2015
Jane Verplank Term Expires on 11/2016
Mark Bekken Term Expires on 11/2016
Barry Johnson Term Expires on 11/2016
Chris Peterson Term Expires on 11/2015



Regular City Council meetings are held at Saugatuck City Hall, 102 Butler Street, Saugatuck MI, 49453 the second and forth Monday of each month at 7PM. Council workshop meetings are held the first and third Thursday of each month at 4PM. All meetings are open to the public.

Regular City Council meetings are broadcast on the local community access channel 21 on Tuesday's at 7 pm.

Single Trash Hauler Information

Millage Rate Report (2012)
Ethical Standards of Conduct Policy
FOIA Policy
Council Manager Form of Government

2014/2015 Annual Budget
2013/2014 Annual Budget
2012/2013 Annual Budget
2011/2012 Annual Budget
2010/2011 Annual Budget
2009/2010 Annual Budget
2008/2009 Annual Budget
2007/2008 Annual Budget
2006/2007 Annual Budget
2004/2005 Annual Budget


FY Ending June 30th 2013 Audit Report
FY Ending June 30th 2012 Audit Report
FY Ending June 30th 2011 Audit Report
FY Ending June 30th 2010 Audit Report

FY Ending June 30th 2009 Audit Report
FY Ending June 30th 2008 Audit Report
FY Ending June 30th 2007 Audit Report
FY Ending June 30th 2006 Audit Report
FY Ending June 30th 2005 Audit Report
FY Ending June 30th 2004 Audit Report
FY Ending June 30th 2003 Audit Report


Municipal Dashboard Infomation CLICK HERE
Financial Summary Information CLICK HERE
Performance Dashboard infomation CLICK HERE


2014 City Council Meeting Information (PDF)

January 13
January 23
January 27
February 6
 February 10
February 24
March 6
March 10
March 20
March 24
April 10
April 14
April 24
April 28
May 8
May 12
May 27
 June 5
June 9
June 19
June 23
June 25
July 10
July 14
 July 24
 July 28
August 7
August 11
August 21
August 25
September 4
September 8
September 22
October 13
October 23
October 27
November 6

November 10
November 20
November 24

December 4
December 8
December 18
December 22 

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