Notice Of Electronic Meeting To Be Held October 26, 2020

Pursuant to the provisions of Public Act No. 228 of 2020, notice is hereby given that the Charlotte City Council will hold an electronic public meeting on October 26, 2020 beginning at 7:00 p.m.

The reasons for holding the electronic public meeting are to limit the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and to remain in compliance with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-110, which limits the size of indoor public gatherings to no more than 10 persons.

The electronic public meeting will be held as a video/telephone conference, although some or all Council members are expected to meet in person in the City Hall Council Chambers. The public may participate in the electronic public meetings as follows:

Please click the link below to join the meeting from your computer:
Meeting Link
Password: 267339

To join by telephone, dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
+1 312 626 6799 or
+1 646 558 8656 or
+1 301 715 8592 or
+1 346 248 7799 or
+1 669 900 9128 or
+1 253 215 8782

Webinar ID: 846 4376 5759
Password: 267339

The public will be able to listen to all discussion by Council members and will be permitted to speak for up to 5 minutes during the public comment sections of the agenda.

Members of the public, whether or not they are joining the electronic public meeting, may submit written comments and questions regarding any matter, including items of business that will come before the City Council. Written comments and questions may be submitted at any time. Those submitted prior to 12:00 noon on Friday, August 21, 2020 will be copied and included in the agenda packet for the meeting. Those submitted subsequent to 12:00 noon on Friday, August 21, 2020 but prior to the citizen comments portion of the agenda will be read aloud during the public comment portion of the agenda. Only the first 5 minutes of written comments will be read aloud but the full text of written comments will be provided to City Council members subsequent to the meeting.

To be considered for inclusion in the agenda packet or to be read aloud during the meeting, public comments and questions must include the name and home address of the person submitting them and must not include language that would be considered vulgar or be interpreted as hate speech or fighting words. The comments and questions should also indicate the date of the electronic public meeting for which they are being submitted.

Written comments and questions should be submitted to

Persons with disabilities who require assistance in order to participate in the electronic public meeting should contact the City at the earliest opportunity by emailing or by calling 517-543-2750.

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Agenda Packet For Monday, October 26, 2020 City Council Meeting

Notice Of Electronic Public Meeting
This meeting of the City Council will be conducted via video and telephone conference. Please scroll down for additional information about this meeting and how you can participate.

Citizen Comments
The City Council encourages citizens to express their opinions about actions the Council is considering. For information about submitting comments about matters on the Council’s agenda, please visit the Citizen Comments page.
Electronic Public Meeting Information
Pursuant to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Orders 2020-110 and 2020-154, this meeting of the City Council will be an Electronic Public Meeting conducted as a video and telephone conference. Please view the following for information about how citizens may participate in this Electronic Public Meeting:

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If you have returned your application your ballot has been mailed for the November 3rd election.  If you have not received your ballot contact me.  If you would like to vote absentee there is still plenty of time!  This is the only way to vote early in Michigan.

  • Avoid waiting in line!
  • No reason needed to vote by absentee ballot
  • Contact our office for information on how to get an absentee ballot.

You may submit your absentee ballot request to the Clerk via online (Michigan voter information center), fax, email or postal mail.

Fax:  517-543-8845         Email:
*Please note City Hall offices are still closed. If you need an appointment contact my office.  Offices will be open on Saturday, October 31st 9am – 2pm; Sunday, November 1st 10am – 2 pm, Monday, November 2nd 9am – 4pm and Tuesday, November 3rd, 7am – 8pm for the election. 

Ginger Terpstra, Director of Elections
City of Charlotte
111 E. Lawrence Ave.
Charlotte, MI  48813

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Downtown Development Authority meeting agenda – October 20, 2020

October 2020 – DDA agenda

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Job Opening – City Manager

Charlotte, MI (pop. 9,088).  The City of Charlotte is the county seat of Eaton County, Michigan.  The city is a traditional downtown community with a dynamic city council ready to work with its next Manager to enhance the quality life of the community.  Charlotte is known for its comfortable blend of small town living with easy access to major highways, the State Capital, and Michigan State University.

Charlotte has operated as a council-manager government since the adoption of the current charter in 1962. The seven-member City Council is made up of a Mayor elected at large for a two-year term and six Council members elected for staggered four-year terms.  Two members of the Council are elected at large; the remaining four members are elected from the City’s two districts.  The next City Manager will have an opportunity to work closely with an innovative City Council, five of the seven who have been elected/appointed since November 2019.

An important responsibility of the City Manager is to prepare and administer the annual budget and manage the finances of the community, including developing recommendations regarding pension funding and capital improvement plans.  Charlotte is a full-service city, departments include police, fire, clerk, economic development, treasury, assessing and public works (streets, parks, water, sanitary sewer and recycling).  The city has approximately 48 full-time and 12 part-time/seasonal employees.  In 2019, the city’s governmental activities expenditures were $7.9 million and its water, sewer and recycling expenditures was $3.6 million, for total expenditures of $11.5 million.

The city is most interested in individuals who have strong leadership, facilitation, prioritization skills and who will embrace a fast-paced work environment.  Ideal candidates will have a proven track record in administration, finance, economic development, code enforcement and community-wide communication.  Recently, the community completed a “Vision 2025” strategic plan focusing on seven elements of healthy communities and is currently working with a consulting firm on an operation and financial analysis.  The next Manager will have an excellent opportunity to guide the implementation of the strategic plan and the recommendations of the operation/finance analysis.  Individuals are encouraged to apply who can think strategically and focus on the city’s long-term goals, while being willing to be innovative to address the current needs of the city.

Candidates are required to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or closely related field; Master’s Degree in Public Administration or related discipline is preferred.
  • Five or more years of progressively more responsible municipal management experience, preferably as a City Manager and/or Assistant Manager; or other professional experience comparable to this requirement.

Starting salary is $95,000 – $115,000, dependent on qualification and experience (DOQE).

Apply with resume, cover letter, contact information and five (5) professional references by November 12, 2020.  Any questions or inquiries regarding the position can be made to the attention of Jaymes Vettraino, Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062,, Tel: (o) 847-380-3240.  Charlotte is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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