The initial charter of the City of Ferrysburg was completed and adopted by a charter commission on July 2, 1963, and was approved by the voters at a special election on September 10, 1963. Since that date, a number of charter amendments have been adopted, and many changes have been brought about by state legislation.

This printing of the charter represents an attempt to provide a useful reference version of the document for the public, the city council, and the many persons involved in municipal affairs including members of boards and commissions and city administrative employees. It results from the joint labors of Mayor David H. Walborn and City Attorney James Bussard.

In order to be more readily useful, a table of contents has been developed. Amendments and deletions have been noted. Material included as Editor’s Notes represents explanatory annotations and is not a part of the charter itself.