City Council


  • 6 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month
  • Council Chambers
    345 High Street
    Hamilton, OH 45011
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.

Council 2018

Contact Us

  1. Nick Garuckas, City Clerk
    345 High Street, 7th Floor
    Hamilton, OH 45011
    Phone: 513-785-7040
    Fax: 513-785-7051

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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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.

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