The City of Shellsburg operates as a Mayor-Council form of government. The council consists of five members elected at large for overlapping terms of four years. The mayor is elected for a term of two years. The Shellsburg Public Library and the Shellsburg Recreation Department both have their own decision making boards and they make periodic reports to the council.
City operations and procedures are conducted according to City Ordinances and the official copy of these may be found at City Hall. Full time city staff consist of the City Clerk, Municipal Utility Superintendent and the Municipal Maintenance Superintendent. City Hall is generally open to the public Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and on Tuesday and Thursdays from 11:00am to 5:00pm.
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