The Village of Hopkins Charter was first established when the Village was incorporated in 1921.
In 1921, the Village of Hopkins was incorporated under the State of Michigan Public Act 279 of 1909. A Charter was established for the government of the Village of Hopkins.
The Charter was amended in 1967 to include compensation for the president, trustees, and officers of the council.
Proposed Charter Revision
In November of 2019, the electors of the Village of Hopkins elected a committee to revise the 1921 Village of Hopkins Charter.
In December 2020, the Charter Revision Committee voted to submit the final draft of the Revised Charter to the State of Michigan for approval.
Upon submission, the State of Michigan required the commission to do more work on the revision. Due to the time constraints of the original Charter Commission mandate, the commission was unable to continue its work.
Therefore, the Village of Council will ask the Village Electors to vote on a “new” revision of the Charter in the November 2022 election.
If approved, the “new” charter committee will continue the work on the Charter revision and resubmit it to the state. If approved, the revised Charter will go up for a vote of the electors of the Village of Hopkins in 2024 or in the first special election following the state’s approval.