The Administration Department provides a variety of day-to-day services for the City. These include holding elections, maintaining City records, assembling agendas for City Council meetings, and providing information to residents and businesses. The Administration Department also provides support for other departments throughout City Hall, and makes sure all who visit during regular business hours receive the services they need.
The Administration Department is led by the City Administrator and consists of the City Clerk, Communications Manager, Graphic Designer, Video Production Coordinator, MIS Coordinators, Administrative Secretaries, and the Front Desk Receptionist.
The City Clerk's Office is responsible for:
- Maintaining official City records and documents
- Preparing the City Council agenda
- Recording and publishing ordinances, resolutions and City Council minutes
- Issuing permits and licenses
- Retaining custody of the official seal of the City
- Administration of elections in Savage
The Communications Division is committed to ongoing and meaningful communication among and between citizens, elected officials, city boards and commissions, businesses, community-based organizations and employees. The Division disseminates information about programs, activities and services to a variety of internal and external audiences. It promotes the City locally and regionally to strengthen the community’s image and identity. It produces the City News newsletter to residents; coordinates special publications; maintains two websites; provides communication planning assistance; and is responsible for social media and media relations. It coordinates the employee intranet, The Patch as well as overseeing the Advisory Communications Commission
, which provides input on various initiatives.
The City of Savage contracts with Mediacom Communications Corporation and Integra Telecom to deliver cable television service to residents and businesses within Savage. The contract is known as a franchise agreement, as defined by the Cable Act of 1984. Under the cable franchise agreement, Mediacom and Integra pay the City for locating the cable system in public right of ways. These funds, known as franchise fees, form the City's Cable Television Fund. A portion of the funds are used to support programming on the City's PEG (Public, Education, Government) access channels. No general levy taxpayer funds are used for PEG Access operations.
Cable Ordinance and Franchise