Champagne Southworth, City Clerk/Treasurer
The city clerk/treasurer serves the city council by recording and indexing minutes of council meetings and handling correspondence needed as a result of official council action. The city clerk/treasurer's office updates codes and ordinances and maintains a legislative history of code changes, and indexes and files all legal documents pertaining to city business. It also administers city licensing functions and publishes all legal notices, unless otherwise provided. Utility bills are also prepared through the office of the city clerk/treasurer. The clerk/treasurer 's office is also responsible for ballot preparation, issuance of absent voter ballots, delivery and setup of voting equipment, training of election board workers, the processing of ballots in compliance with federal and state election laws, and the maintenance of voter registration files. The office administers the collection and distribution of all municipal funds for the city of Standish. The city is the property tax collection agency for various taxing entities (state of Michigan Education Tax, Arenac County, Bay/Arenac Intermediate School District, and Standish-Sterling Public Schools). The city clerk/treasurer's office oversees the safekeeping and investing of all city of Standish funds. The city clerk/treasurer's office is also responsible for the collection of water bills, summer and winter taxes, cemetery services, utility bills, and other miscellaneous permit and rental fees. The clerk/treasurer's office is involved in city revenue forecasting and budget preparation and management. Additionally, this office works in conjunction with the city's independent auditors to complete the annual audit and produce the city's annual financial statements.
Keegan Foltz, Deputy City Clerk/Deputy Treasurer
399 E. Beaver St.
Standish, MI 48658
Phone: (989) 846-9588
Fax: (989) 846-6287
Office hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday