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
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NOTICE OF ADOPTION- Ordinance Amendment 6 of 2023
The Grayling City Council amended the City of Grayling Zoning Ordinance, Section 7.9 on September 11, 2023. This ordinance states that Garage Sale Permits shall not be required for Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend.
This amendment will take effect on October 1, 2023.
The Grayling City Council amended the City of Grayling Code of Ordinance, Chapter 14, Section 14-22, Grass and Weeds, on July 10th 2023. The following is the updated ordinance;
Grass and weeds.
(a) Except in the area in the industrial park south of Young Road, areas on industrial zoned properties used as storage yards, or areas that are forested or in a natural state, grass or weeds may not exceed the height of eight inches between the months June through October.
This amendment went into effect ten (10) days after the July 10, 2023 publication. 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 email@example.com or by calling 989-348-2131
NOTICE OF ADOPTION
The Grayling City Council amended the City of Grayling Zoning Ordinance, Section 4.12.3 (C) on August 7th, 2023. This ordinance allows for Residential uses in the CBD with no parking spaces available on the same lot, must provide and maintain one reserved parking space per vehicle. Based on availability, reserved parking spaces can be on another lot or by permit in the city-owned lot. Each housing development on one lot may be issued a maximum of 5 parking permits. This amendment will take effect the 8th day after this publication. The full document and applications can be obtained by stopping into City Hall. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the City Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 989-348-2131
Ordinance #4 of 2023: Amend Section 4.15 “Table of Permitted Uses & Special Land Uses” (all districts) to allow Medical Marihuana facilities and adult use Marihuana establishments as a SPECIAL USE in the C-3B (General Commercial-South Town District) and I (General Industrial District).
An Ordinance to amend the City of Grayling Zoning Ordnance Section 4.8.2 (C-1 Local Service District) and Section 4.15 (Table of Permitted and Special Land Uses) to allow Restaurants with Drive-Through (drive-in or eat in car) as a Special Land Use
IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY, CITY HALL WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2023. CITY HALL WILL REOPEN WITH REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 5, 2023. HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY WEEKEND!
PLEASE NOTE, REGULAR TRASH PICK-UP IS DELAYED BY ONE DAY. TRASH PICK-UP WILL BE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2023. LARGE ITEM PICK FOR THE MONTH WILL BE ON THE SAME DAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2023.
GRAYLING MAIN STREET MANAGER SEARCH
The Grayling Main Street Program is searching for an individual to serve as the Grayling Main Street Manager. This individual will be responsible for coordinating downtown revitalization activities for the City of Grayling, a Northern Michigan community, using the Main Street Four- Point Approach. Applicants should have education and/or experience in one or more of the following areas: commercial district management, economic development, finance, public relations, marketing, land use planning, volunteer and non-profit management, retailing, architecture, historic preservation and/or small business development. Full job description and application are available at www.cityofgrayling.org. Complete application package must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, June 23, 2023. Submit resume, letter of interest, application from website, and salary requirements to Grayling Main Street/City of Grayling, 1020 City Blvd, PO Box 549, Grayling, MI 49738; or via email to email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOOD TRUCK IS FREE TO ANYONE IN CRAWFORD COUNTY- DRIVE-THRU SET UP.
MAKE SURE YOUR TRUNK IS EMPTY!
~ ESTIMATED START TIME IS 10:30 AM ~ Unless otherwise noted ~
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).
CITY OF GRAYLING
CRAWFORD COUNTY, MICHIGAN
THE CITY OF GRAYLING ORDAINS:
CODE OF ORDINANCE CHAPTER: 3
The City of Grayling adopted a new Code of Ordinance on May 22nd 2023 for the purpose of authorizing and regulating the operation of Pedicabs on the streets within the City of Grayling and providing for the violation thereof, pursuant to Public Act No. 451 of 1994 as amended, being MCL 324.81131(5). A Pedicab is a wheeled passenger vehicle that is moved by human power. This Ordinance goes into effect 10 days after publication of this notice. Full text of the Ordinance is available at Grayling City Hall or by contacting Ben Yoder at 989-348-2131 ext 103.
City of Grayling Zoning Ordinance Notice of Adoption
Zoning Amendment #2 & #3 of 2023 were adopted by City Council on May 22, 2023. The amendments shall take effect on the 8th day after this publication.
A summary of the amendments follows:
Ordinance #2 of 2023: Amend Section 4.11.2 (C-3B: General Commercial-South Town District) to allow Medical Marihuana facilities and adult use Marihuana establishments as a SPECIAL USE.
Ordinance #3 of 2023: Amend Section 4.13.2 (I: General Industrial District) to allow Medical Marihuana facilities and adult use Marihuana establishments as a SPECIAL USE.
Full text of the amendments are available at Grayling City Hall or by contacting Ben Yoder at 989-348-2131 ext103.
GRAYLING FARMER'S OPENS MAY 18, 2023 AND RUNS THROUGH OCTOBER 7, 2023!
Tentative Code of Ordinance will take effect after City Council approval process of the Zoning Amendment adoption for Marihuana.
Within 15 days of amendment adoption, city publishes notice of adoption. Amendment takes effect on the 8th day after publication.
My Way to Wellness Spring 2023
A new online nutrition program reviews how to make healthy food choices that work for you, physical activity, goal setting, food safety, reading a food label, and more! Starts April 17th, ends May 26th Register here: https://events.anr.msu.edu/MyWaytoWellnessSpring2023/
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.
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 email@example.com. Applications can also be found online at www.cityofgrayling.org/fire.asp. Please submit applications in person or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
- 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.
The City of Grayling is now accepting applications for multiple positions. Please check out our Employment page for job postings and information.
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 email@example.com
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.