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Village Clerk

Duties of the Village Clerk:
The office of the Village Clerk serves as the information center of the Village and the day-to-day administrative duties.  The Clerk’s duties include records management  such as meeting minutes, ordinances, resolutions, deeds and agreements.  The importance of recording and preserving the official action of the Village’s legislative body cannot be overstated.   Years from now all that will remain of the Village documents will be these records.  The Clerk is responsible for the preparation of the Council meeting agenda packets, meeting notices, public hearings, and administration of the oaths of office.  Presents proposed budget to Village President.

The Clerk is the designated Freedom of Information Coordinator for the Village of Kent City.  Some inquiries may require a Freedom of Information request.

As mandated by the State, Village elections will be administered by the Tyrone Township Clerk during the November “even” year election.

For more information please contact:

Mary J. Portell
Village Clerk

Email:  vkc.clerk@kentcitymi.org
Ph:   (616) 678-7232
Fax:  (616) 678-4256


IMG_1666Duties of the Deputy Clerk:  Jennifer August

The Deputy Clerk works with the Village Clerk in performing all administrative and clerical duties.  Some of which include:  processing all payroll and billing for the village,  oath of office, fill in for Clerk at meetings (taking minutes) and updating information of records.  This position is also responsible for I.T. systems for the village.

Winter Reminders:

Private snow contractors must clear all snow from the public streets and sidewalks. Residents are prohibited from blowing or shoveling snow into the streets or leave on the sidewalks. As a courtesy the village removes snow from the sidewalks and does the main school route first. However, it is the property owner’s responsibility to keep the sidewalk clear of snow & ice. Please be considerate of the DPW employees when they are removing snow. Mail Boxes Please check your mailbox post to be sure it is stable before the winter season is upon us and that the box is securely on the post. Mailboxes and / or supports that are damaged as a result from snowplowing are not subject to replacement by the Village.

Upcoming Events:

Board Meetings:

Council: February 9th- 7:00 p.m.

BZA: February 21st - 7:00pm

Council: February 23rd - Year End

Planning Commission: March 2nd - 7:00pm

Village Calendar