The City Council is the Law-making and governing body of the city. The Council appoints the City Clerk and certain Commission and Board members. It also determines policy, approves contracts and agreements, sets salaries and approves contracts for goods and services. It adopts all legislation governing laws and procedures followed in the city.
There are 7 council members elected at-large to serve four-year terms (except in the case of vacancies). They serve on the City Council and Committees. The presiding officer of the City Council is the Council President, who is elected by the council members at the organizational meeting. The Committees of the Council and members are appointed by the council president.