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E-Books

Civil Marriage Ceremony Handbook for Mayors

Civil Marriage Ceremony Handbook for Mayors (PDF)
(276KB printer friendly)


Charter Revision Handbook

Charter Revision Handbook
(1500 KB interactive online version - LARGE FILE) (PDF)

Charter Revision Handbook - By Section
(Printer friendly)

Ethics Handbook

Ethics Handbook for Michigan Municipalities (PDF)


The General Law Village Act Index

View the GLV Act online at: http://www.michiganlegislature.org/mileg.asp?page=getObject&objName=mcl-Act-3-of-1895&highlight=

General Law Village Act Index (PDF)


Handbook for General Law Village Officials*

Handbook for General Law Village Officials (PDF) - Entire book

Handbook for General Law Village Officials - By Chapter

Section 1: Local Goverment Service
Chapter 1 Welcome to Public Service (pdf)
Chapter 2 Structure of Local Government (pdf)

Section 2: Roles and Responsibilities
Chapter 3 Duties of Village Officials (pdf)
Chapter 4 Influencing State and Federal Legislation (pdf)
Chapter 5 Elections (pdf)
Chapter 6 Successful Meetings (pdf)
Chapter 7 Local Ordinances (pdf)
Chapter 8 Ethics (pdf)
Chapter 9 Planning and Zoning (pdf)
Chapter 10 Training of Municipal Officials (pdf)

Section 3: Operations
Chapter 11 Village Service Options (pdf)
Chapter 12 Selecting and Working with Consultants (pdf)
Chapter 13 Why You Should Put Policies and Procedures in Writing (pdf)
Chapter 14 Employee and Labor Relations (pdf)
Chapter 15 Employment and Personnel  (pdf)
Chapter 16 Understanding Municipal Liability (pdf)

Section 4: Basic Finance
Chapter 17 Authority and Internal Controls (pdf)
Chapter 18 Budgeting (pdf)
Chapter 19 Financing Capital Improvements (pdf)
Chapter 20 Limits of Municipal Expenditures (pdf)
Chapter 21 Special Assessments and User Charges (pdf)

Appendices
Appendix 1: Laws of Interest to Cities and Villages (pdf)
Appendix 2: Overview of Open Meetings Act (pdf)
Appendix 3: Overview of Freedom of Information Act (pdf)
Appendix 4: Sample Council Rules of Procedure (pdf)
Appendix 5: Sample Ordinance to Appoint a Village Manager (pdf)
Appendix 6: Sample Ordinance to Appoint the Village Clerk (pdf)
Appendix 7: Sample Ordinance to Appoint the Village Treasurer (pdf)
Appendix 8: Sample Ordinance to Reduce the Number of Trustees (pdf)
Appendix 9: Sample Budget Ordinance (pdf)
Appendix 10: Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)
Appendix 11: For More Information (pdf)
Appendix 12: Glossary (pdf)


Handbook for Municipal Officials*

Handbook for Municipal Officials
(1100 KB interactive online version - LARGE FILE) (PDF)

Handbook for Municipal Officials - By Section
(Printer friendly)

*NOTE: The handbook is currently being updated. Please check back soon.


Meetings: Agendas & Minutes

Meetings: Agendas & Minutes (PDF)
(128KB Printer Friendly)

Meetings: Agendas & Minutes - By Section

Municipal Litigation

Restoring Michigan Communities presentation slides & manual

Municipal Prosecution - Distribution of Fines and Costs manual

Planning Commissioners Handbook

Planning Commissioners Handbook (PDF)

Records Management Handbook

Records Management Handbook
(800KB printer friendly) (PDF)

Zoning Board of Appeals Handbook

Zoning Board of Appeals Handbook (PDF)

 

 

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