City Council

Agendas & Minutes & Agenda Packets

Public Participation Plan

Public Hearing Notices

Public Accuracy Test

The City of Houghton will hold a Public Accuracy Test for the May 2, 2023 Special Election on Monday, April 17, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.

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Citywide Tree Trimming

Beginning 3/20/23, UPPCO will be sending Asplundh Tree Expert Company to conduct tree trimming in public right of ways. To prevent trees from growing into

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Meetings: The Houghton City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. on the Second and Fourth Wednesdays of every month. Agendas and agenda packets for each meeting will be placed in the Searchable Document Center of the website on the Monday before the meeting by 5:00 p.m.

Correspondence to be presented to the Council at the meeting must be provided to the Clerk by 4:00 pm on meeting day. Correspondence must state the name of who is submitting it. Correspondence will be read at the meeting. Each item of correspondence will be read up to 5 minutes.

City Council Members

Brian Irizarry


Served since 2020

Current Term Expires 11/2024

Joan Suits

Mayor Pro Tem

Served since 2020

Current Term Expires 11/2024

City of Houghton Mayor Robert Backon

Robert Backon

Served since 1990

Current Term Expires 11/2026

City Council Member Robert X. Megowan in Houghton

Robert X. Megowen

Served since 2002

Current Term Expires 11/2026

City Council Member Mike Needham

Mike Needham

Served since 2010

Current Term Expires 11/2026

Jan Cole

Served since 2020

Current Term Expires 11/2024

Craig Waddel

Craig Waddell

Served since 2022

Current Term Expires 11/2026

Rules of Procedure

Council meetings are open to the public. The Mayor presides over the meeting. The agenda is set prior to each meeting. Each meeting includes opportunity for members of the public to address the Council on any subject. 

Council Rules of Procedure

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