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:
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
WHAT IS COVID-19?
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
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.