Village of Elsie

Village of Elsie, MI

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Manager Responsibilities

Shane E Grinnell

(989)862-4273 Ext 7 
125 W Main St Elsie MI 48831

The Village Manager serves at the pleasure of the Village Council and acts as the chief administrative officer of the Village of Elsie. The Village Manager administers and coordinates various functions of the Village government as stated in the Village Charter as well as any ordinances and resolutions passed by the Village Council. The Village Manager of Elsie is responsible for the following duties:

Village Council Relations

Researches and prepares agenda items for Village Council meetings ensures the accurate and objective representation of such items, and attends all meetings of the Village Council.

Community Relations

Works to connect with residents, businesses, and other interest groups in order to exchange information regarding their needs and Village practices and policies. It is the goal of the Village Manager to ensure that Village employees project a professional image and treat all members of the public with respect.

General Administration

Administers the day-to-day operations of the Village and ensures that Village practices and policies comply with state and federal laws that affect local governments.

Budget Administration

Works in conjunction with the Clerk/Treasurer in preparing the annual budget and oversees its administration throughout the fiscal year. The Manager is also responsible for regularly communicating the financial well-being of the Village to members of the Village Council.

Personnel / Labor Relations

The Village Manager oversees the Village Department heads. The Manager provides regular feedback to staff members regarding their performance and encourages Village employees to take ownership of and responsibility for their work.

Ordinance Enforcement

The Village Manager oversees ordinance enforcement.  The Village manager is our Ordinance Enforcement Officer who is responsible for responding to and handling ordinance violations/complaints.  A list of all of our ordinances are online.

Meet the Manager

Shane Grinnell is a class of 2000 Carson City-Crystal Graduate, attended Montcalm Community College, studied Criminal Justice, and obtained his Emergency Medical Technician License along with his Firefighter certification. Grinnell also graduated from the Belding Police Reserve Academy and worked as a reserve police officer for a local department.

Grinnell lived in the Carson City area where he was previously the youngest elected Council member for the City of Carson City, he was appointed to the Zoning, Streets, and Police committee, worked as a Rescue Lt. with Montcalm Emergency Services, and Captain with Carson City Fire.

Grinnell Started with the Village of Elsie in 2011 and was hired as a Part-time groundskeeper in the Elsie Public Works Department, while he worked full-time as an EMT-Specialist at Moblie Medical Response assigned to the Flint EMS Division.  Grinnell was moved to Full-time DPW, then based on his prior supervisor and village council experience promoted to DPW Supervisor. In 2016 the Village Council promoted Grinnell to Village Manager. 

Grinnell is currently our Assistant Fire Chief/Rescue Director for the Elsie Area Fire Department, our Village Code/Zoning Enforcement Officer, and a Motor Carrier Officer with the Elsie Police Department. 

When Shane is not working, he enjoys spending time with his Wife Hanna (Wilber), and 2 children Jayden & McKenna. He enjoys spending time at their family property on the shore of Lake Michigan in the Mackinaw City area, and often times he is found working on some project in his garage. 

 Council-Manager Government

The council-manager form of government combines the strong political leadership of an elected council with the strong managerial experience of an appoint village or city manager. The council retains all the power and authority to set and pursue policy and policy changes.

This form of government has become the most popular structure of local government within the United States. This style of governing was born out of the progressive reform era at the turn of the 20th century.