City of Princeton 

Home of the Famous Flea Market and Historic Downtown on the Fox

Princeton's Municipal Government

   The City of Princeton is governed under a Mayor/Council form of government. The Common Council (part time positions) is made up of the Mayor and six (6) alderpersons, each elected for a two-year term. The Mayor and three (3) alderpersons are elected in April of even numbered years; while the remaining three (3) alderpersons are elected in April of odd numbered years. The City is divided into four wards with wards one and two combined to share the two representatives. The Common Council meets at 7:00 P.M. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month in the Council Chambers. Committee of the Whole meetings are held prior to Council Meetings. According to Council Code, the Council Operates with four (4) Standing Committees as needed: Financial Affairs, Governmental Affairs, Board of Public Works, and Personnel. The City Council approves the City's budget, and establishes other user fees and charges. In addition, the Council establishes policies, goals, and objectives to direct the City's growth and development, and adopts ordinances, rules, and regulations as necessary for the general welfare of the community and its visitors.
   The City Council appoints the full-time City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer, who is the Chief Administrative Officer of the City. The City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer oversees the day-to-day operations of the City, supervises the City's 40 full and part time employees, and administers the $3.5 million annual budget. The City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer executes the City Council's policies, ordinances, resolutions and service objectives, and works with the Council, City Staff and citizens to establish and implement long-range goals and objectives.
   The City provides the traditional services such as General Government (Clerk/Treasurer; Assessor; and Zoning/Inspection), Public Safety (Emergency Government; Police; and EMS), Public Works (Electric; Sanitary; Water; Streets; and Fleet Services), and the Library. There is a Fire Protections District which provides coverage for the City.
   The City is proud of all the services it has to offer and hopes to keep improving Princeton within all areas of government.
531 South Fulton Street / PO BOX 53, Princeton, WI 54968 / Regular Business Hours 7:00AM - Noon & 1:00- 3:30PM Mon. thru Fri. (920) 295-6612