City Manager Reports & Administrative Info

A letter from the Mayor, City Council and Manager

On this first day of December, with snow falling, our Department of Public Works crew has been snow plowing since early morning; Officer Godfrey has maintained patrol and monitored road conditions; our Wastewater personnel have maintained our plant operations; our City Administration has issued tax payments and sent our tax statements; and our City Council is reviewing their 112 page meeting packet.

2019 has been an eventful year of change and transition.  The City welcomed new Council Members in January and the City Administration brought about new administrative leadership.  Our newest staff member is today marveling at the winter wonderland outdoors and the beauty of the season.

While changes have occurred at the leadership level, the constant remains, that you and our City employees have been dedicated in working for the advancement of our City and insuring that individuals and businesses have been provided superior service.

While 2019 is wrapping up, the City is preparing to welcome a new year filled with hope and inspiration for the future.

As Mayor and on behalf of the City Council, we are very thankful to you and your coworkers for your dedication, hard work and vision for the future.

We are thankful to you and grateful for all you do for the benefit of West Branch.


2018/2019 Budget


 Administrative Policy for Agenda Items
 City of West Branch hereby adopts the following administrative policy:
Any party seeking to be added to the agenda of a public meeting must provide the City Clerk with written notice of their intent to be added to said agenda no later than NOON three (3) business days prior to the day of the scheduled public meeting.  (Example: If a City Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 16th at 6:00 p.m. and an individual wanted to appear on the Agenda as a "Scheduled Matter from the Floor", the individual would need deliver to the City Clerk a letter or email indicating their name and what subject they want to address and what meeting date they plan to attend so that our staff has enough time to add the issue to the Agenda and get the packets for meeting prepared and out to each Board/Council member in time prior to the start of the meeting).

The same policy pertains to written materials that individuals would like Council Members/Board Members/Commission Members to review prior to meetings - i.e., in order for said materials to be compiled, scanned, and inserted into packets for review, they must be received no later than NOON three (3) business days prior to the meeting in question.

NOTE - Nothing in this newly adopted administrative policy should be interpreted to override pre-existing policies set by ordinance, including procedures for reviews of zoning applications, etc., which may have their own standards regarding timelines for submission and review.

ALSO NOTE - This policy also does not prohibit parties from appearing at public meetings and speaking during "Public Comment" sections, nor does it prohibit parties from requesting to have their matters be considered as "Additions to the Agenda."  However, administrative policy will be such that administration may recommend that the respective Council/Board/Commission should postpone making any decisions regarding any issues brought up during "Public Comment" as well as any issues presented as "Additions to the Agenda" so that administration has sufficient time to research said issues and make recommendations to the respective Council/Board/Commission prior to a decision being made.

Anyone with questions regarding this policy may contact City Clerk/Treasurer John Dantzer at (989) 345-0500.