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Resurfacing of I-75 Business Loop

by Chelsea Goodwin
Thursday, September 3, 2020

On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, MDOT released this update regarding the resurfacing of I-75 Business Loop in downtown Grayling.  Please allow additional time for safe travels.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


  HIGHWAY:  Grayling I-75 Business Loop (BL) 

  START DATE:  Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020

  ESTIMATED END DATE:  Friday, Oct. 30, 2020


 The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $953,000 to resurface 0.9 miles of I-75 BL in Grayling from the northbound and southbound I-75 ramps to north of the Lake State Railroad.

 The work will require a 72-hour closure of the northbound off ramp; the schedule of that closure will be announced at a later date.

 For project details and a map, visit Mi Drive.



This work will require single-lane closures and traffic shifts. All paving will be done at night.


This work includes new sidewalk ramps meeting Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards and new pavement markings.

Application for Absent Voter Ballot

by Chelsea Goodwin
Monday, August 31, 2020

Grayling City Hall has received many phone calls and inquiries from Residents about NOT receiving their Absentee Ballots in the mail after mailing their completed application for the August Election.

 The State of Michigan mailed Applications for Absent Voter Ballot Applications to all registered voters prior to the August election in attempts to help Residents to stay safe while voting during the pandemic.  What the City has come to realize is that the 'return to Grayling City Hall' address on the envelopes enclosed was City Hall's physical address (1020 City Boulevard) and NOT the mailing address (PO Box 549), which resulted in the application being returned to the sender as undeliverable.

If a Grayling City Residents wishing to receive an Absentee Voter ballot mailed to them are urged to contact Grayling City Hall to request a new Application for an Absent Voter Ballot be sent to them, for the November Election as soon as possible.  Residents are also welcome to stop into City Hall to fill out the Application during office hours Mon-Thurs 8am-4:30pm (Closed 12-12:30 for lunch). 

Or you can fill out the form here https://www.michigan.gov/documents/AbsentVoterBallot_105377_7.pdf

We will accept applications, via US Postal Service, In Person, Via email to: clerk@cityofgrayling.org or via the city's drop box located to the left of City Hall's front door.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.


by Chelsea Goodwin
Thursday, April 30, 2020

The City of Grayling now offers text message notifications sent directly to your mobile phone!  It's quick and simple to sign up.  All you need to do is contact Grayling City Hall (phone or email) and request to be added to the mailing list.  You will have the choice to either receive 'All Alerts' or 'Emergency Only Alerts'.   There is no charge for this service through the City, but carrier rates may apply depending on your mobile service plan. 

Utility Bills were recently mailed with the message 'Contact us to sign up for text message alerts' to help notify residents of this convenient new feature.

Please include in the email:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Mobile phone # capable of text messaging
  • All alerts? y/n
  • Emergency only alerts? y/n

Contact Grayling City Hall at (989) 348-2131 or by email grayling@cityofgrayling.org

Grayling City Income Tax Due Date Extended

by Chelsea Goodwin
Thursday, April 9, 2020

Due to Governor Gretchen Whitmer's Executive Order  2020-26 (COVID-19), Grayling Income Tax filing deadlines have been extended from April 30, 2020 to July 31, 2020 effective immediately.  The extensions are automatic.  Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or contact the Income Tax Department to qualify. 

To view a full list of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's Executive Orders due to COVID-19, you may click on the link or visit Michigan.gov


by Chelsea Goodwin
Friday, March 13, 2020
COVID-19: Facts not Fear
COVID-19: Facts not Fear


COVID-19 is a virus strain that has only spread in people since December 2019.  Health experts are concerned because little is known about this new virus and it has the potential to cause severe illness and pneumonia.

how does covid-19 spread?

Health experts are still learning the details about how this new coronavirus spreads.  The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person:

  • Between people who are in close contact (within about 6 feet) with an ill person.
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touching their mouth, nose or eyes.

who is at risk for covid-19?

Certain people are at a higher risk of becoming sicker or seriously ill with COVID-19 including:

  • Older adults
  • People with serious chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and lung disease

how to protect yourself from getting covid-19?

If you have plans to travel, follow the CDC's guidance: CDC.gov/Travel

Right now, there are no additional precautions recommended for the general public.  Steps you can take to prevent spread of flu and the common cold will also help prevent COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.  If not available, use hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing.
  • Stay home if you are sick and contact your healthcare provider.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.

covid-19 information updates:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:  CDC.gov/Coronavirus

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services:  Michigan.gov/Coronavirus

State of Michigan from The Office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer


by Lisa Johnson
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Attention City Residents

The City of Grayling is seeking individuals interested in sitting on any of the City of Graylings Boards and/or commissions. Currently the City of Grayling is looking for 1 city resident for the Planning Commission Board, 3 city residents for the Compensation Commission Board, 2 city residents for the Income Tax Board of Review, 1 city resident and/or nonresident for the Parks and Recreation Board and 1 city resident for the Property Tax Board of Review. 

If interested in any openings you may drop off a completed application at City Hall or email: clerk@cityofgrayling.org


by Chelsea Goodwin
Friday, July 12, 2019


Due to the rising costs associated with recycling and the drop in the value of recyclable material, the Crawford County Recycling Council has determined it to be potentially more economical for each township/city to determine the course of their own recycling efforts.  Each municipality will decide whether or not to continue recycling and whether or not to continue the county recycling surcharge in order to fund the recycling program.

Grayling Township Recycling Center will accept recyclable material from residents of Grayling Township ONLY. Residents will be required to show their green and white compactor pass to enter and use the compacting/recycling services at the center.  The recycling center hours will remain the same.  This policy change impacts recycling ONLY.  Trash removal will remain the same in all municipalities (township/city).  Contact your municipality with any questions.

The City is currently researching options to offer recycling for city residents.  Residents will be notified as soon as the information is available.


by LIAA Support
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

As of March 28, 2017 Credit/Debit Card Payments made at City Hall via GovPay must show valid id that matches the name on the Credit/Debit Card being used for the payment.