The charter under which the City of Fremont operates provides for a council-manager form of government. A mayor and four council members constitute the legislative and governing body of the city. The council appoints the city manager who remains responsible to the council and acts as chief administrative officer. The council meets the first and third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Fremont City Council Chambers, 101 E. Main St.
The newly constructed municipal building is at 101 E. Main St., phone number 924-2101. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
Police protection is provided 24 hours a day by a chief and eight (8) full-time officers, plus eight (8) reserve personnel. Back-up support is provided by the Newaygo County Sheriff's Department in White Cloud, and the Michigan State Police in Newaygo.
Fire protection is supplied by 21 part-time paid firemen. Equipment includes two pumpers, one pumper/tanker, two tankers, one grass truck, one rescue truck, one air truck, and a rescue boat. Besides the obvious services of fire fighting, they also provide rescue and weather emergency aid. Fremont's fire insurance class is six.
POLICE AND FIRE - DIAL 911
The 911 emergency number applies to a crime in progress, a fire or a medical emergency. This number connects you with the Newaygo County Central Dispatch. They will send a squad car, fire trucks, or an ambulance to emergency situations. An enhanced 911 service came on line in 1994.
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