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Village Hall
327 S. Hancock Street (BR 31)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday through Friday
Phone:  231-869-8301 |  Fax:  231-869-5120
P.O. Box 622
Pentwater, MI 49449

Public Notices

Fall Leaf Pickup will begin Monday, October 29th and will continue through November 21st (Weather Permitting)

Trunk or Treating will be available on Halloween from 6pm to 8pm for anyone in the construction area at the Pentwater Friendship Center Parking Lot.  

The Village of Pentwater is looking for pictures to be used in the new 5-Year Joint Rec Plan. Any pictures of the town, parks, buildings and waterway would be greatly appreciated. Please send to kanderson@pentwatervillage.org

Part Time Police Officer Job Opportunities

Pentwater Police Department is accepting applications for part-time police officers.  Applicants should be MCOLES certified or certifiable, have a valid driver’s license and be First Aid and CPR certified.  General duties include but are not limited to; general law enforcement, accident investigation, criminal investigation, and traffic control. Must be self-motivated, able to multi-task, and handle calls with little or no on scene supervision.

For a job application and more details please click here.  Applicants can send completed applications to 326 S Hancock Street, Pentwater, Michigan 49449 or email to laude.hartrum@gmail.com.

The Village of Pentwater and Pentwater Police Department is an equal opportunity employer. 


All Committee meetings held at Village Hall

Village Council Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 PM at Village Hall

2018 Regular Meeting Schedule

Council Agenda is in the Council Packet which is posted on Friday prior to the council meeting

Upcoming Committee Meetings

There will be an Ordinance Committee Meeting on Monday, November 5th at 9:00am in the Pentwater Village Hall

  • Short Term Rental Ordinance
  • Other

The Pentwater Recreation Committee will meet October 24, 2018 at 4:15pm in the Pentwater Community Hall with the Public Hearing at 4:30pm

  • 5-Year Joint Recreation Plan
  • Other

A Special Meeting of the Village Council is scheduled for Monday, October 15, 2018 at 5:30pm in the Pentwater Community Hall

  • Resolution of Reimbursement for 2018 Street Improvement Water & Sewer Expenses
  • Other

Village Council

Jeffrey Hodges - President
Term Expires:  November 2020

Jared Griffis -Pro Tempore
Term Expires:  November 2018

Michelle Angell-Powell
Term Expires:  November 2020

Peter Dunlap
Term Expires:  November 2018

Dan Nugent
Term Expires:  November 2020


Don Palmer
Term Expires:  November 2020

Pamela Burdick
Term Expires:  November 2018

Committee Assignments (Effective Until November-2018)

As assigned by Village President: Jeff Hodges
(Appointed Term through November 2018)

Angell-Powell, Griffis, Dunlap

FINANCE: Budget, Outside Contracts, Planning
Griffis, Palmer, Nugent

ORDINANCES: Permits, Licenses
Nugent, Angell-Powell, Burdick

PERSONNEL: Contracts, Policy, Insurance
Dunlap, Burdick, Palmer

PROMOTIONS, Activities Coordination
Burdick, Nugent, Angell-Powell

SERVICES: Streets, Sidewalks, Water, Sewer, Fire, Sanitation

Palmer, Griffis, Dunlap

Quick Information

*Effective April 2018 Utility Bill*
Water & Sewer Rates will be increased 3% per quarter 
(New Rates on Utilities Page)


This link will take you to Michigan's Transportation Asset Management.  Click Statewide for a drop down menu and select City/Village.  Then choose Pentwater.  Addison will show up as the first of the drop down list.

          2018-2019 Draft Proposed Budget  
          The Downtown Pentwater Plan
 Police House Watch Form
          Public Records Request 
          Recycle Calendar 2018
          Transient Merchant Application & Ordinance
          2017 Water Quality Report            
          Water Quality Report 2016
          Well Head Protection Plan for 2015

Street Improvement Project

 Discover Pentwater

Other Links:

          Mears State Park
          Oceana County Property Search
          Pentwater Chamber of Commerce
          Pentwater Fire Department
          Pentwater Lake Improvement Board
          Pentwater Township
          Social Security Office Near Me
          Pentwater Community Rec Page
          Pentwater Rec Facebook Page

2018 Council Minutes & Packets
January Minutes                              Packet
February Minutes
March Minutes                                  Packet
March Public Hearing                      Packet
April Minutes                                   Packet
May Minutes                                   Packet 
June Minutes                                  Packet 
July Minutes                                    Packet 
August Minutes                               Packet 
September                                      Packet 
October                                           Packet 
 October Special Meeting               Packet 

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