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by Chelsea Goodwin
Wednesday, May 6, 2020


Grayling’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Elmwood Cemetery has been cancelled this year due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. “Due to the uncertainty of our present situation in the State of Michigan, American Legion Post 106 is forced to cancel our Memorial Day Ceremony in Grayling’s Elmwood Cemetery. We regret this action. We will be exploring the possibility of incorporating a Memorial Day Ceremony later in the summer or at our Veterans Day ceremonies,” according to the American Legion Post 106.

4th of july parade and fireworks

With the current pandemic and uncertainty of how long social distancing will need to remain in effect, the scheduled Fourth of July events have been cancelled.

AuSable River Festival & Canoe Marathon Cancelled

by Chelsea Goodwin
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Media Press Release 5/6/2020 from AuSable River Canoe Marathon announced on 9&10 News

Yesterday, a meeting was held between local authorities, emergency management, AuSable River Festival officials, and Marathon committee members. After a long discussion, the decision has been made to cancel the 2020 Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon and AuSable River Festival. We are saddened to make this announcement; however, feel this is in the best interest, in terms of health and safety, of all parties involved during these unprecedented times.

We would like to thank our sponsors and local businesses for their continued support. Without them, we would not be able to put on such a successful race year after year.

We would like to thank our paddlers and fans for their dedication and commitment towards the Marathon. We are amazed by their passion and growing presence each year.

With this, the Marathon committee looks forward to making the 2021 Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon the best one yet.

Stay safe, stay positive, keep paddling!

Phil Weiler (Public Relations), Andy Moore (Grayling Co-Chairman), and Kathy Erickson (Oscoda Co-Chairman)

City Council 5-11-20 Regular meeting has been changed to Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:30 pm

by Lisa Johnson
Wednesday, May 6, 2020


City Council Regular meeting for May 11, 2020

Has been changed to

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The meeting will be held via a GoToMeeting.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.



You can also dial in using your phone.
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New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/589523845


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.