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:  
Chris Peterson (Mayor)
Term Expires on 11/2017
Ken Trester (Mayor Pro-Tem)
Term Expires on 11/2018
Jeff Spangler
Term Expires on 11/2017
Jane Verplank Term Expires on 11/2018
Mark Bekken Term Expires on 11/2018
Barry Johnson Term Expires on 11/2018
Bill Hess Term Expires on 11/2017



Regular City Council meetings are held at Saugatuck City Hall, 102 Butler Street, Saugatuck MI, 49453 the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7PM. Saugatuck City Council workshop meetings are held at Saugatuck City Hall, 102 Butler Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453 at 4PM on the Thursday preceding the regularly scheduled Monday meetings. All meetings are open to the public.
2017 City of Saugatuck Police Services Study 
2016 Adopted Harbor Management Plan 
Single Trash Hauler Information
Ethical Standards of Conduct Policy
Council Manager Form of Government

2017/2018 Annual Budget DRAFT 
2016/2017 Annual Budget

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2017 City Council Meeting Information (PDF)
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January 5
January 9
 January 19
January 23
February 13 (Workshop & Regular)
February 23
February 27
March 13
March 27
April 5
April 10
April 20
April 24
May 4
May 8
May 18
May 22
June 8
 June 12
June 22
June 26 (Special Meeting)
June 26
 July 10 (Workshop & Regular)
July 20
July 24
August 10
August 14
August 24
August 28
September 11
September 21
September 25
October 5
October 9
October 19



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