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2017 Council

Council Vacancy

The City Council considered Resolution 2017-20; Appointment to fill Council Vacancy at the March 27th meeting, and again at a Special Meeting on April 3rd.  The item was tabled until the April 10th Regular City Council Meeting.  The council voted 3-1 to appoint Nick Novitsky to the City Council to fill the vacancy of the remainder of Donna Schmitt's term, ending in January 2019.   If you have any questions, please contact our office at 763-706-3610.

Government Overview
The City of Columbia Heights is governed by a five-member council, consisting of a mayor and four councilmembers who are elected at large on a nonpartisan basis. The mayor serves a two-year term, with councilmembers serving staggered, four-year terms. Elections are held in November of even-number years. 
The City of Columbia Heights is a charter city and as such has a City Charter that determines the procedures of city government in accordance with state statutes and the Minnesota State Constitution. Under this charter, the city has adopted the council-manager form of government. The City Council appoints the City Manager, who is the chief administrative officer for the city.

Meetings

  • Meetings take place at 7:00 pm - City Hall Council Chambers, 590 40th Avenue NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421
  • Second and fourth Monday of every month
  • Meetings are open to the public and are broadcast live on Government Access Cable Channel 16  in Columbia Heights
The previous 6 months of City Council meetings are available on our On Demand page.


Members

Donna Schmitt, Mayor

763-706-3607
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John Murzyn, Jr., Councilmember

763-781-4983
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Robert "Bobby" Williams, Councilmember

612-414-3981
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Connie Buesgens, Councilmember

763-788-5072
 Connie Buesgens for website

Nick Novitsky
612-760-4463