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Elberta Government

Please visit the Elberta Village website for all kinds of good information about our Village government.

* * *  MEETING DAYS 2017  * * *



* * *  ELECTION 2016  * * *

Gilmore Township/Elberta will be moving its voting precinct from the Elberta Library Building (704 Main Street) to the Elberta Community Building at 401 First Street, behind the former Bay Valley Inn and close to the ball field. This will be a permanent move agreeable to both the Village and the Township. It appears to be a win-win situation as the building is larger and the parking is better. The size of the building will allow for a more efficient voting process especially in the larger general elections. New voter ID cards with the change in location will be sent out prior to the March 8th Presidential Primary Election. The Community Building will also be the location of the monthly Township meetings and Planning Commission meetings as well as the Board of Review meetings. —Gilmore Township clerk Sharyn Bower

The last day to register to vote in the Presidential Primary is February 8. Details here:


* * * ELECTION 2014 * * *

The deadline to file a petition to run for Elberta Village Council is Tuesday, July 22, at 4 pm. A minimum of six signatures are required. The signatures must be those of Village residents who are registered to vote in the Village. Four seats are up for grabs: Village president Reggie Manville, Robin Rommell (sitting for Matt Stapleton), Diane Jenks, and Linda Manville. You must obtain a petition from, and return it to, Gilmore Twp clerk Sharyn Bower (231-352-4901). Leave a message and she will get back to you, or just look for her car at 855 Lincoln Avenue and knock on the door.


Office Hours *NEW* as of July 2014: The Village Office is open to the public on Wednesday from 1 pm to 5 pm (Mary Kalbach, clerk, in the office) and on Thursday from 9 am to 1 pm (Sheila Applebee, treasurer, in the office).

Office Phone: 231-352-7201

Department of Public Works: 231-651-9626 PH: 231-352-7201 

Water bills may be mailed to Village of Elberta, PO Box 8, Elberta, MI 49628, or dropped off in the drop box in the door to the Village Office (151 Pearson Street). Checks only, please.

Officials/Staff: Reggie Manville (president, Nov. 2014); Robin Rommell (president pro tempore, Nov. 2014); Diane Jenks (trustee, Nov. 2014); Linda Manville (trustee, Nov. 2014); Jennifer Wilkins (trustee, Nov. 2016); Ken Holmes (trustee, Nov. 2016); Joyce Gatrell (trustee, Nov. 2016). Clerk: Mary Kalbach. Acting interim treasurer: Toni Flynn.

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Gilmore Township Officials (four-year terms end 2016)

Supervisor: Carl Noffsinger

Clerk: Sharyn Bower

Treasurer: Laura Manville

Board Members: Doug Holmes, Ron Beyette

Village of Elberta Bylaws

2013 Village Council Regular Meeting Dates

Council Meeting Schedule 2013

See the full county guide here: Directory of Local Elected Officials

  1. Thank you for this information. We all need to be diligent and informed regarding Gilmore Twp affairs as well as the Village. Maybe it’s time to talk about placing a disincorporation question on the ballet.

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