City Clerk

RESPONSIBILITIESThe City Clerk is responsible for the preparation of City Council agendas and minutes, City records and FOIA requests as well as deeds, easements, contracts and other general records, including Brookside Cemetery, which is owned and managed by the City.   (For information regarding the  Historic Preservation Commission, the Planning Commission or the Zoning Board of Appeals, please contact the Development Services Department.)  The Clerk is also responsible for the administration of all local elections.  

CITY COUNCILCity Council meets the first and third Monday of every month in which City Hall offices are open unless otherwise published or noted.  Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers located at City Hall.  All meetings are open to the public with the exception of closed sessions which are generally scheduled in advance and announced during a regular Council meeting. 


RECORDS AND ORDINANCES
Archived records of the City are the responsibility of the Clerk as well as updating and maintaining a current Code of Ordinances.



FOIA REQUESTS
It is the policy of the City of Tecumseh to comply with the guidelines as set forth under the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the U.S. Department of Justice.  The City of Tecumseh acknowledges that it has a legal obligation to comply with state law responding to all requests in a consistent, fair, and even-handed manner.


VOTING AND ELECTIONS
Administration of local elections is the responsibility of the Clerk.  The City of Tecumseh has a population of just over 8,500 (as of the 2010 census).  Of those, just over 7,000 are registered voters in the City.  Tecumseh has four precincts that are geographically disbursed between three polling locations:  the A.J. Smith Recreation Center located on North Evans (Precincts 1 and 3), the Tecumseh Center for the Arts located on Maumee Street (Precinct 2), and the Fire Station located on Russell Road (Precinct 4).

Election dates scheduled for 2021 are as follows: 

  • Tuesday, November 2nd - Local Election (to elect three council members and to put before voters any local proposals)

Polling locations will once again be consolidated into two precincts in 2021.  A postcard will be mailed to all voters whose precinct is affected.

The Michigan Voter Information Center (MVIC) is a great resource for those seeking information on voter status, local ballot previews, statewide ballot proposals, registration information, absentee voting, Military and Overseas Voters (MOVE), Uniformed and Overseas Voters (UOCAVA), voting equipment, election FAQs, voter ID at the polls and candidate links.  To access MVIC, click here.