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BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS OPEN SEATS

by Lisa Johnson
Monday, July 26, 2021

ATTENTION CITY OF GRAYLING RESIDENTS

The City of Grayling has multiple openings for Boards and Commissions. The Boards and Commissions have been established to allow Citizens to participate in local government to ensure that City government runs smoothly. As a public entity, these groups are subject to the provisions of the Open Meeting Act and the Freedom of Information Act.

There are currently multiple openings on the following boards: Planning Commission, Property Tax Board of Review, Compensation Commission (for City Council members) and the Income Tax Board of Review. Information on each board can be reviewed on the City of Graylings website: www.cityofgrayling.org under the Boards and Commissions tab.

If you are interested in sitting on one or more boards, please fill out an application. Applications are available at City Hall 1020 City Blvd., Grayling or via the city website: cityofgrayling.org under Boards & Commissions, Join a committee. Applications can be turned in to City Hall or emailed to: clerk@cityofgrayling.org 

Public Hearing Scheduled for City Council 8-9-21 meeting

by Lisa Johnson
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

CITY OF GRAYLING

DISCONTINUING AND VACATING A PORTION OF OTTAWAS STREET AS PART OF THE CRAWFORD AUSABLE SCHOOL DISTRICT PLANS.

 

          The City of Grayling’s City Council is in the process of considering a resolution to Discontinuing and vacating a portion of Ottawa Street as requested by the Crawford AuSable School District. Crawford AuSable School District plans to undertake a school building construction project, if authorized by a local bond election, for the renovation and expansion of the Grayling Middle School.

The Grayling City Council will hold a Public Hearing at the Grayling City Hall, 1020 City Boulevard on August 9, 2021 at 6:30 pm.  All interested parties may attend said Public Hearing and /or submit written comments by August 4, 2021 to the City of Grayling, Attn:  City Clerk, 1020 City Boulevard, P.O. Box 549, Grayling, MI 49738. 
A copy of the plan is on file at the City of Grayling for public review and also information is available on the Crawford AuSable School website at: www.casdk12.net 

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.

CASD Middle School Proposed Addition

CASD Street Vacation Exhibit

CITY COUNCIL OPEN SEAT-APPLICATION

by Lisa Johnson
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

 

The City of Grayling is taking applications to fill a vacancy for City Council/Zoning Board of Appeals, and then be placed on the Election to be held in November 2022. City Council meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 PM or as needed.

Applicants must be a resident in the City of Grayling. All interested persons may pick up an application at City Hall at 1020 City Boulevard or by this link: Council Application. Questions may be directed to the City Clerk at 348-2131 or clerk@cityofgrayling.org Application must be received by 4 pm on August 5, 2021.

 

Applicants should plan to attend the August 9, 2021 City Council Meeting to be interviewed.

 

 

Lisa K Johnson

City Clerk/Treasurer

NEIGHBORHOOD ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM

by Chelsea Goodwin
Friday, July 2, 2021

The Crawford County Housing Commission, MSHDA partner to beautify and enhance public amenities and housing units (rentals & owner-occupied) within the City of Grayling & Frederic Township.

You can view the Crawford County NEC Press Release and the Crawford County Facebook Post online.

GRAYLING FARMER'S MARKET

by Chelsea Goodwin
Friday, July 2, 2021

The Grayling Farmer's Market will be held at the City Park Pavilion on Thursdays from 10am to 4pm and Saturdays from 10am to 3pm.

Visit the Farmer's Market page for additional information.

NEW EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

by Chelsea Goodwin
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The City of Grayling is now accepting applications for multiple positions.  Please check out our Employment page for job postings and information.

 https://www.cityofgrayling.org/employment.asp

GARAGE SALE PERMIT INFORMATION

by Lisa Johnson
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

As a reminder a Garage Sale Permit IS Required within the City limits when you wish to hold a sale.

There is NO Cost for the Garage Sale Permit.

If you have any questions, please call City Hall 989-348-2131.

CITY INCOME TAX DUE DATE EXTENDED

by Chelsea Goodwin
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The due date for Grayling City Income Taxes has been extended from April 30, 2021 to now June 1, 2021.  The due date has been extended after both Federal and State due dates were previously extended.  Tax payments can also be deferred to June 1 without penalties and interest.  This deferment applies to all taxpayers – including individuals, trusts & estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers as well as those who pay self-employment tax. This deferment does not apply to any withholding taxes.  Withholding payment due dates have not changed.  

Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call to qualify for this automatic tax filing and payment relief.  Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the new June 1 deadline, can request a filing extension by completing and submitting the extension form available here.  Extensions granted will still have a due date of November 1.  Additional income tax forms are available on the 'forms' page.

No penalty or interest will be assessed on tax due unless it was for failure to make estimated payments. At this time, estimated payment due dates have not been changed or moved but the City will update this as it gets information from the Internal Revenue Service.

Tax filers who have questions regarding this extension or their returns can email graylingtax@issi-central.com or call (989) 348-7750.

2021 YARDWASTE PICK-UP SCHEDULE

by Chelsea Goodwin
Thursday, March 18, 2021

THINK SPRING!  The new schedule has been posted for the 2021 Yardwaste Pick-up by American Waste.

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

by Lisa Johnson
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Select the link below and you will be taken to the employment page for the City of Grayling.

Employment Openings

DDA/GMS WORK SESSIONS ARE HELD THE 4TH WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH SELECT THIS LINK TO LOG GET THE VIRTUAL MEETING INFORMATION

by Lisa Johnson
Thursday, February 11, 2021

DDA/GMS BOARD WILL BE HOLDING WORK SESSIONS ON THE 4TH WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH @ 6 P.M.

CURRENTLY ALL MEETINGS ARE BEING HELD VIA: GoToMeeting virtual meetings.

Here is the link.  That will always be the link, it will never change, unless we delete the room.

 

DDA/Main Street Work Session

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/521030789

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (669) 224-3412

Access Code: 521-030-789

*NEW* SIGN UP FOR TEXT MESSAGE ALERTS

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

CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19): RISK, SYMPTOMS AND PREVENTATIVE MEASURES

by Chelsea Goodwin
Friday, March 13, 2020
COVID-19: Facts not Fear
COVID-19: Facts not Fear

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

REGARDING RECYCLING IN CRAWFORD COUNTY

by Chelsea Goodwin
Friday, July 12, 2019

REGARDING RECYCLING IN CRAWFORD COUNTY

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.

CREDIT CARD PAYMENT CHANGE

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.