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by Laurie Stark
Friday, February 23, 2024

Please note:

  • The deadline to register to vote in any manner other than with the City Clerk’s office (example: Secretary of State office) is 15 days before the election.
  • Voters may register up through the election day in-person in the City Clerk’s office with proof of residency.  The City Clerk’s office will be open the weekend before elections to register voters and issue absent voter ballots.
  • All registered voters may vote from home.  Contact the City Clerk for assistance.

For additional information, please visit the Michigan Voter Information Center Michigan.gov/Vote or contact the City Clerk at 989-348-2131 ext. 106.

by Laurie Stark
Friday, February 23, 2024


 This notice is to advise you and all interested persons that the Planning Commission has scheduled a Public Hearing to receive public comment regarding Zoning Ordinance Amendment #1 of 2024.

Proposed Amendment: Section 7.14 Sidewalk Café Service (Outdoor Dining)

The Public Hearing is scheduled for 6:00 PM on Tuesday, March 19th, 2024 in the Council Chambers at Grayling City Hall, 1020 City Boulevard. All interested parties may attend said Public Hearing and/or submit written comments to the Grayling City Planning Commission, P.O. Box 549, Grayling, MI 49738. The full text of the amendments is available at the Grayling City Offices or by contacting Ben Yoder, Zoning Administrator, by calling 989-348-2131 ext103 or by email to: byoder@cityofgrayling.org. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services at the meeting should contact The Grayling City Office at 989-348-2131 seven days prior to the meeting.

by Laurie Stark
Friday, February 23, 2024


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Crawford County Early Voting Receiving Board for the February 27, 2024, Presidential Primary Election has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 8:00

p.m. at the Crawford County Building, 200 W. Michigan Ave., Grayling, Ml 49738 for the purpose of canvassing early votes for all precincts in the municipalities listed below:

Frederic Township

Lovells Township

Maple Forest Township

South Branch Township

City of Grayling

Grayling Township

by Laurie Stark
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Here are the guidelines from the USPS for mailbox installation.

by Laurie Stark
Tuesday, February 20, 2024


The Grayling City Council amended the City of Grayling Code of Ordinance, Chapter 28, Solid Waste Ordinance, on February 12, 2024.

This amended ordinance allows the City to place the cost of trash on the resident's water/sewer bill.  The Ordinance will take effect February 22, 2024.  The full document is located online at cityofgrayling.org or by stopping into City Hall.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to the City Manager at manager@cityofgrayling.org or 989-348-2131.


by Laurie Stark
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Polls will be open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

VOTER IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENT IN EFFECT.    Every Michigan voter who offers to vote in the polls must comply with the requirement by showing picture identification or signing an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification. (See MCL 168.523 for picture identification requirement)

ELECTION DAY REGISTRANTS may register to vote with their local township/city clerk on election day, with proof of residency. They have the option to vote an absent voter ballot in person with the local township/city clerk or vote in person in the proper precinct (MCL 168.761).

If you have a disability requiring any special assistance, please notify the County Clerk immediately at 989-344-3200.

On February 27, 2024, an election will be held for the purpose of nominating Democratic and Republican candidates for President of the United States along with County and school Proposals.

by Laurie Stark
Thursday, February 8, 2024



Contract Runs from May thru September 2024
Competitive Wages
12 - 24 - 48 Hour Shifts Available
Training Provided

Michigan Firefighter I &II with Hazmat
Michigan Emergency Vehicle Operator Certificate or VFIS Drivers Training Certificate

Grayling Fire Department 1041 City Blvd.
P.O. Box 549
Grayling, MI 49738 Phone:989-348-6319
Email: firechief@cityofgrayling-.org
Website: www.cityofgrayling org

The City of Grayling and Grayling Charter Township are equal opportunity employers

by Laurie Stark
Friday, January 26, 2024

Notice is hereby given by the Boards of the signed Agreement for Joint Election Services under authority granted in
Public Act 81 of 2023, that the location of the early voting site for all federal and statewide elections of 2024 will be
the following:
Crawford County Building 
200 W. Michigan Ave. 
Grayling, MI 49738 

All qualified electors in Frederic, Grayling, Lovells, Maple Forest, South Branch Townships and the City of Grayling
the right to mark a ballot and deposit the ballot in a tabulator beginning the second Saturday before an election
and ending 
the Sunday before the election. For these townships, early voting for the Presidential Primary Election will
be available at the Crawford County Building on the following days and hours:
 2/17/24-02/25/24 8:30am-4:30pm

Beaver Creek will be hosting their own at: 8888 S. Grayling Road, Grayling, MI 49738, 02/17/24-02/25/24 @ 8:00am-4:00pm
by Laurie Stark
Friday, January 12, 2024

Hey Grayling! Your insights matter!

Share your thoughts with the City of Grayling/Downtown Development Authority – tell us what you love, areas for improvement, and your ideas for the future.

Click the link below to complete the survey!


by Laurie Stark
Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Community Input Opportunity
January 10th and 16th
City of Grayling 

Trails and Outdoor Recreation Projects
MDNR Spark Grant Program


Input from Grayling area community members is needed for an upcoming funding
opportunity. If funded, the Rayburn Connector Project would create new outdoor
recreation spaces and ensure safe and improved access to multiple trails and pathways
in the area. The City of Grayling, Crawford AuSable School District, Crawford County
Commission on Aging and the Crawford County Pathways Committee need your help to
make sure the project is meaningful and valuable to our community.

by Laurie Stark
Friday, December 29, 2023


This notice is to advise all interested persons that City Council has scheduled a Public Hearing regarding the City of Grayling Code of Ordinance Solid Waste, Chapter 28. The update would put the cost of curbside trash on the residents through their water/sewer bill. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available by clicking here:    Ord #2024-01 Solid Waste  or a paper copy may be obtained at Grayling City Hall.

The Public Hearing is scheduled to be held, during the Regular scheduled Meeting of City Council on, January 8, at 6:30 PM in the Council Chambers at Grayling City Hall, 1020 City Boulevard. All interested parties may attend said Public Hearing and/or submit written comments to City Council, c/o City Clerk, 1020 City Boulevard, P.O. Box 549, Grayling, MI 49738. Inquiries may be directed to Erich Podjaske, City Manager by calling 989-348-2131 or by email to: manager@cityofgrayling.org.

Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services at the meeting should contact The Grayling City Office at 989-348-2131.

Lori McGeorge
City Clerk

by Laurie Stark
Friday, September 29, 2023

NEMCSA might be able to help! 

The Water Program is a program that provides funding to eligible, low-income households to assist with paying past water and sewer bills. 

Program Starts October 1, 2023! 


~ Reside with one of NEMCSA’s core counties Alcona | Alpena | Arenac | Cheboygan | Crawford | Iosco | Montmorency  |  Ogemaw | Oscoda | Otsego | Presque Isle

~ Responsible for paying your water bill

~ At or below the income eligibility 

Call 989-358-4675


by Laurie Stark
Friday, August 25, 2023

The City of Grayling is in need of two Board of Review members, 2/3 of which are taxpayers within the City of Grayling. Meetings are held Tuesday following the first Monday in March, with two meetings the following week to hear taxpayer appeals.  If needed, a July and December meeting will be held to grant Veteran’s Exemptions, poverty exemptions and correct errors. If you are interested in serving as a member, please contact the City of Grayling at 989-348-2131 or email the City Clerk at clerk@cityofgrayling.org.

by Laurie Stark
Monday, June 5, 2023

Is burning allowed today?

View a map of Michigan counties with burn permit information: If “yes” appears in the “Burning Permits Issued” column on your county, you are authorized to burn today. This serves as your burn permit - you don't need to print anything.

Burn permits are available from the DNR for counties in the Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula only. In the southern Lower Peninsula, permits may be obtained from the local fire department or local governing body. For more information, CLICK HERE or call 866-922-BURN (866-922-2876).


by Laurie Stark
Tuesday, March 7, 2023

The 2022 City Of Grayling Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) provides information on the drinking water quality for the City of Grayling water supply. Included in the report are details about where the water comes from, what it contains and how it compares to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state standards. 


by Laurie Stark
Wednesday, December 7, 2022

The Grayling City and Township Fire Department is currently seeking paid on call members to add to the team.

Qualified applicants must:

-  Be 18 years or older

- Have a valid Michigan driver's license

- Have a High School diploma or equivalent 

- Pass a background check and have reliable transportation

 No experience necessary, all training needed will be provided.

Any interested applicants please contact the Grayling Fire Department at 1041 City Blvd, Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm, call 989-348-6319, or email at firechief@cityofgrayling.org.  Applications can also be found online at www.cityofgrayling.org/fire.asp.  Please submit applications in person or email to firechief@cityofgrayling.org

by Laurie Stark
Monday, May 23, 2022

Due to a staffing shortage, Grayling City Hall office will be closed for lunch 12:00 - 12:300 daily.  

Thank you for your patience at this time, and sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

by Jenny Maples
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Grayling City Jurisdiction
Grayling City Jurisdiction

The Grayling Police Department is now providing an online citizen reporting software that the public can utilize in reporting minor incidents 24/7. The LexisNexis Desk Officer Reporting System provides a fast and efficient online method for the community to report a variety of incidents that occur within the city limits. 

Implementing the online reporting system will allow for the  public to file certain incidents over the internet at the user's convenience. Incidents that can now be reported online include: 

  • custody order violations
  • harassing phone calls
  • identity theft
  • lost property
  • private property hit and run crashes
  • private property minor vehicle crashes
  • minor theft 
  • traffic complaints
  • vandalism
  • vehicle burglary
  • vehicle tampering

The online reporting system can be found under the  PUBLIC SAFETY heading or simply by clicking : HERE 

Citizens should still call 911 in case of an emergency or contact Crawford County Central Dispatch at (989) 348-6341 if they need to speak to an officer. 

by Chelsea Goodwin
Saturday, August 14, 2021


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 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.