Village Council

Functions of the Village Council

The Village Council's Regular meeting is at 7:00 pm on the second Monday of each month. The meetings are held at the Sparta Civic Center, which is located at 75 N Union St., Sparta, MI 49345. (Special Village Council meetings are set as needed.)

The Village Council is the community's legislative and policy making body. The Village Council is responsible for operational tasks such as the approval of a yearly fiscal budget, but they are also responsible for the long term goals of the community, its major projects, land use and development, strategic planning, and capital improvement.

Within the Village Council structure there is a Council President. The Council President is responsible for presiding over meetings, they represent the village intergovernmental affairs, facilitates communication between elected and appointed officials, appoints citizen members to boards and commissions (with input and consent from the entire council), and helps to guide and assist the council in goal setting and policy decisions.

2024 Meeting Schedule:

  • January 8, 2024
  • February 12, 2024
  • March 11, 2024
  • April 8, 2024
  • May 13, 2024
  • June 10, 2024
  • July 8, 2024
  • August 12, 2024
  • September 9, 2024
  • October 14, 2024
  • November 12, 2024*
  • December 9, 2024
*Denotes meetings moved from 2nd Monday due to a holiday.

Meeting Agendas, Village Council

Meeting Packets, Village Council

Meeting Minutes, Village Council

Sparta Village Council Members

Village President
Robert Whalen Email

Council President Pro-Tempore
Brenda Braybrook Email

Council Members
Robert Carlstrom Email
Dave Cumings Email
Tom Peoples Email
Courtney Mais Email
Bill Taylor Email

Village Clerk
Katy Shelton Email

Village Treasure & Finance Director
David G. Carpenter Email