Village Council

Functions of the Village Council

The Village Council meets at 7 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.

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.

Meeting Minutes
Village Council

Sparta Village Council Members

Village President
Robert Whalen Email

Council Pro-Tem
Bill Taylor

Council Memebers
Robert Carlstrom
Dave Cumings
Brenda Braybrook Email
Gale Taylor
Jayne Heath

Village Clerk
Katy Shelton

Village Treasure & Finance Director
David G. Carpenter Email