ServicesThe city has a variety of departments. Each department has a great deal of autonomy, which is expected given the very disparate types of services that they provide. However, each department works closely with the other departments to ensure smooth service delivery and elimination of redundancy. Weekly department head meetings ensure that all departments are coordinating and serve as a venue for information sharing between departments.
AssessingThe city assessor is an administrative officer appointed by the City Council. The assessor is responsible for property tax administration, valuation and record-keeping for real and personal property in the city.
Building Inspection ServicesEffective May 16, 2019 the City of Manistee transferred building inspection services to SAFEbuilt, Inc.
City ManagerAppointed by the City Council, the city manager is the chief administrative officer for the City of Manistee.
City ClerkThe city clerk is responsible for administering all federal, state, county and local (including school) elections held in the City of Manistee.
Financial ServicesThe financial services department is responsible for all financial activities in the city, with three main areas of responsibility: finance, treasury and information technology.
Fire & EMSThe fire department provides the city with fire protection and medical response services, including advanced life support transport services.
Parks & RecreationThe parks department is responsible for maintaining all of the city’s parks, park facilities, the Riverwalk and beaches.
Planning & Zoning DepartmentThe planning and zoning department works with developers, enforces the provisions of the zoning ordinance, works with the historic district commission, and oversees the rental program.
The police department is a young, progressive department with many plans for the future. The department works in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies and rescue services to provide the best service to the community and its guests.
Public WorksThe public works department provides such services as snow plowing, sanding, street repairs, traffic control, tree trimming, chipping, leaf pick-up, brush collection, park maintenance, flooding the ice rink, making compost, fleet maintenance, beach grooming and public area maintenance, to name just a few.
Rental Inspection Services
In July 2020 the rental inspection program was turned over to SAFEbuilt, Inc. who assumed responsibility for the program.