345 High Street
Hamilton, OH 45011 Directions
Meeting days are subject to change for the holiday season in November and December.
The City of Hamilton is pleased to provide accommodations to disabled individuals and encourage their participation in city government. Should special accommodations be required, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (513) 785-7074 (24) hours before the scheduled meeting.
Citizens are welcome to speak during audience of citizens at any regular City Council Meeting. Those wishing to speak must sign the audience of citizens sign in sheet (blue book) before the meeting begins at 6pm.
Nick Garuckas, City Clerk
345 High Street, 7th Floor
Hamilton, OH 45011 Email
Phone: 513-785-7040 Fax: 513-785-7051
Pursuant to the provisions of the Hamilton City Charter, the City council is comprised of 6 members elected at large for staggered 4-year terms. The Mayor is separately elected for a 4-year term. The Vice Mayor serves 2 years and is the Council Member who receives the highest number of votes in each Council election.
The Hamilton City Council considers and acts on matters of governmental or utility operations, which involves the establishment of policy decisions and/or the enactment of legislation. The Council adopts legislation pertaining to the:
Approval of the City's annual budget
Establishment of traffic regulations
Expenditure of money
Levy of assessments
Other matters of governmental nature
Since the water, electric, gas and wastewater utilities are all municipally owned and operated in Hamilton, Council also acts on all matters involving the establishment of policy, expenditure of monies, and the establishment of rates for these utilities.
The Hamilton City Council is the direct representative of the citizens of the City of Hamilton.