What type of local government structure do we have? Belle Plaine is a Standard Plan, Type A, Fourth Class, Statutory City. Belle Plaine has four council members and a mayor, all with equal voting rights. The mayor is elected to a two-year term, council members to alternating four-year terms. All local elected officials serve the community at-large, there are no wards or precincts. Elected officials are assisted by committees and commissions which serve in an advisory capacity.
Livestream City Council meetings, stream recorded Council meetings, and access Council meeting agenda and information here. Also, access Planning Commission, EDA, Park Commission, and Design Committee meeting agenda and information.