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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 Therese Kaiser
Monday, March 2, 2020

The Northern Market Food Hub team will be holding an informational meeting and would like your input.

The meeting will be held at the Kirtland Community College, Grayling Campus on Wednesday March 11th.  We will begin at 5:00 p.m.  Food and refreshments will be served.

For more information on the meeting call Therese at (989) 348-2131 or email northernmarket@thenorthernmkt.com.

by Chelsea Goodwin
Friday, January 10, 2020

2019 City Income Tax Forms are now available as well as The 2020 Employer Withholding Booklet & Forms on our City website under 'Forms' or in person at City Hall 1020 City Boulevard.  Questions can be directed to City Income Tax Coordinator, Ginny Taylor at (989)- 348-2131 x108.

by Lisa Johnson
Monday, August 5, 2019

The City of Grayling has open seats on the Planning Commission, Property Tax Board of Review, Income Tax Board of Review and the Wage Commission.

To learn more on any of these openings please review the Boards and Committee Application.

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 Chelsea Goodwin
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The City Resident Rental Ordinance will be discussed during the City Council Meeting September 17, 2018.

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.