Composed of 4 members, the Lincolnton City Council is the legislative body of the City of Lincolnton. Members are elected at large but must file for election by ward. There are 2 members of City Council that are elected every 2 years, for 4-year terms.
The City Council appoints the City Manager and the City Attorney. The council is responsible for:
Passing all ordinances and resolutions
Approving the annual operating and capital budgets
Setting the ad valor em tax rate
Setting utility rates
Making appointments to various boards, commissions, and agencies of the city