City Hall 12800 Ravine Parkway S. Council Chamber Cottage Grove, MN 55016
Only one meeting is usually held in either July or August to accommodate budget meetings. Occasionally, the City Council holds special meetings at other dates and times; these meetings are posted on our Public Meetings notification board at City Hall per state statute and on the city calendar of events.
During regular City Council meetings an open forum is included on the agenda for those who wish to directly address the City Council on subjects that are not already part of the regular meeting agenda.
Agendas & Minutes
Please note, City Council Minutes for a meeting are not posted immediately following that meeting. They must be drafted and submitted at a future City Council Meeting for approval before they are posted.
The mayor and City Council are the city's legislative and policy-making body.
The mayor is elected at-large to serve a four-year term as the officer who presides over City Council meetings and as the official head of the city for legislative and ceremonial purposes. The four-member City Council is elected from the city on a non-partisan basis to serve overlapping four-year terms. Acting as a whole, the City Council is responsible for passing ordinances and orders necessary for governing the city, setting budgets and determining the direction of city policy. The mayor and City Council members do not have offices at City Hall.
City Council Stipends
Adoption of stipends (wages) for City Council's in the state of Minnesota is governed by Minnesota Statutes 415.11: