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Appointments are made by the Mayor and affirmed by the City Commission each year before the start of the fiscal year on July 1st. The first step is to fill out an application and return it to the City Clerk’s Office. Applications are kept on file for two years. You can fill out the application online or print out the application form.
If you want a ballot mailed to you, you must apply by 5:00 pm the Friday prior to an election. The day before each election, you may vote an absentee ballot in person at the office until 4:00 pm.
We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. You can register in person, phone, fax or online.
No. There are charcoal grills at Manhattan Park and they can be used by the public. People renting the Manhattan Park pavilion can request a gas grill permit and if approved may be allowed to use gas grills.
Yes, the City does require a fence permit before any fence installation can begin. This fence permit allows city staff and property owners the chance to make sure that any new fence is compliant with the City's fence ordinance in regards to height, location, and material. For more information, contact Public Works Administration at (616) 940-4817.
City staff will check the city sewer main in the street to make sure there is not a blockage in the City main. If the city main is clear, the blockage is located in the private sewer lateral and you will need to contact a private licensed plumber to clear the blockage. Sewer claims are subject to the City sewer backup policy and state law. A claim form may be requested by contacting the Finance Department at (616) 940-2110.