City Council

Agendas & Minutes & Agenda Packets

Public Participation Plan

Public Hearing Notices

Transit Passenger Survey

Houghton Public Transit, through Michigan State University and the Michigan Department of Transportation, is conducting a satisfaction survey of our transit bus system.  The attached

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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 on the Monday before the meeting at 12:00 noon in order to be included in the packet. Correspondence must state the name of who is submitting it. Correspondence will be read at the meeting. Attachments to e-mail messages will not be included. Correspondence that arrives too late to be included in the packet will still be read at the meeting with the original document added to the website packet after the meeting.

City Council Members

City of Houghton Mayor Robert Backon

Robert Backon

Served since 1990

Current Term Expires 11/2022

City Council Member Robert X. Megowan in Houghton

Robert X. Megowen
Mayor Pro Tem

Served since 2002

Current Term Expires 11/2022

Joan Suits

Served since 2020

Current Term Expires 11/2024

City Council Member Mike Needham

Mike Needham

Served since 2010

Current Term Expires 11/2022

Jan Cole

Served since 2020

Current Term Expires 11/2024

Craig Waddel

Craig Waddell

Served since 2022

Current Term Expires 11/2022

Brian Irizarry

Served since 2020

Current Term Expires 11/2024

Rules of Procedure

Council meetings are open to the public and are run according to Robert’s Rules of Order. 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. Any petitions or communications sent to the Council prior to the meeting is read at the meeting.

Council Rules of Procedure 2021

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