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    The East Tawas Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019 in the Council Chambers of East Tawas City Hall, 760 Newman Street, East Tawas, Michigan.

    The purpose of the public hearing is to receive public comment on proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance regarding regulations for Medical Marihuana under Section 44-73 (b)(c) Conformance to Other Public Laws, Rules and Regulations and Section 44-285 (12) Home Occupations.

    Written correspondence may be addressed to the East Tawas Planning Commission, PO Box 672, East Tawas, Michigan 48730-0672 or by email at and must be received by April 8, 2019. Copies of the proposed amendments are available at City Hall, 760 Newman Street, East Tawas.

  • REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - Tawas Police Authority

    The Tawas Police Authority (TPA) is looking for a qualified individual or firm to review the TPA's polices, organizational documents, and structure, and make recommendations to its Chief and Board of Directors. This is intended to be a high-level review of the TPA's Concept of Operations and Articles of Incorporation to make recommendations on the structure of the TPA and the roles of the individual Board members and staff. This will also include reviewing, updating, and or/writing policies as needed.

    Proposals are due by Friday, March 22nd. Requirements can be obtained by contacting City Hall at 989-362-6161.

  • ORDINANCE NO. 351 - Prohibition of Marihuana Establishments Ordinance

    An ordinance to provide a title for the ordinance; to define words; to prohibit marihuana establishments and retailers within the boundaries of the City of East Tawas pursuant to and in accordance with the Michigan Initiated Law 1 of 2018, as may be amended; to provide penalties for violation of this ordinance; to provide for severability; to repeal all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict therewith; and to provide an effective date. This ordinance was adopted on February 18, 2019 and will be effective on March 11, 2019. For the full ordinance wording, please click here.  


    The date for the March 2019 meeting of the East Tawas Park Board has been changed from Thursday, March 14th to Monday, March 18th at noon to be held in the East Tawas City Park office located at 407 W. Bay Street, East Tawas, Michigan.


    The Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Job Fair on Thursday, March 21st from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. at the East Tawas Community Center, 760 Newman Street, East Tawas.  

  • Avoid the "Second Shovel"

    As Denise Donohue, Director of the County Road Association, states, "Shoveling snow once after a storm is a tiring process.  Having to shovel a driveway a second time after the snowplow passes is just plain frustrating." Click here for some simple guidelines to avoid the "second shovel" this winter.



    The City of East Tawas accepts credit/debit card payments for utility bills, tax bills and miscellaneous items at City Hall, over the phone or online through Graphite Municipalities.  You are able to view your utility bill and tax information through the online services tab on our website, but you will have to use the Graphite Municipalities link to pay your bill online.  Please click here or click on the Graphite Municipalities logo on our main page or on the water/sewer and tax information pages.  You may also call 989-362-6161 during our office hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and our office staff will be glad to take your payment over the phone.  


  • Expanding Broadband Services

    In an effort to expand broadband services for Northeastern Michigan, Develop Iosco is teaming with Northeast Michigan Council of Governments (NEMCOG) by maintaining critical infrastructure such as high-speed internet access, sewer, water, and transportation that is necessary for all aspects of the traditional economy, as well as the new economy. Check out the links below.

    Technology Action Plan

    Broadband Survey for Iosco County


    The Library Committee has commemorative bricks for sale and the profits from the brick sales will be used to continue to fund the new library.  The bricks provide a win-win situation as a perfect way to honor or memorialize a loved one and also benefit the new library.  Click here for the brick order form.  Engraving space is limited to four lines with a maximum of 15 characters per line. Please remember that a space counts as a character.. 

    Click here for a brochure about the fund-raising efforts and a donation form. 

    Questions can be addressed to Julie Potts, Clerk/Treasurer at 989 362-6161

    Click here to view photos. 


    The City of East Tawas is selling lots 12, 13 and 14 of Eastland No. 2 Subdivision along Airport Road. Each lot is approximately 85’ x 150’. The purchase price is $10,000 per lot. Additional information for each lot can be obtained at East Tawas City Hall, 760 Newman Street, PO Box 672, East Tawas, Michigan 48730, (phone 989-362-6161). 

  • Tawas Lake Aquatic Weed Report

    The East Tawas City Council has approved a special assessment for aquatic weed control. at Tawas Lake.   Click here for a report prepared by Paul Hausler of Progressive AE.

  • Volunteers Needed

    We are looking for residents who may be interested in serving on one of the City’s boards, commissions or authorities which currently include the following:

    Board of Review

    Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

    Housing Commission

    Park Board

    Planning Commission

    Tax Increment Finance Authority

    Urban Development Action Grant Reuse Board

    Zoning Board of Appeals

    If you’re interested, we ask that you submit a brief biographical summary including your area(s) of interest to City Hall. Your name will be added to a list that will be used to make recommendations to the City Council to fill vacancies.

  • Veterans Walk of Honor

    A Walk of Honor has been incorporated into the design of the Veterans Recognition Plaza located in the heart of Tawas City at the corner of US-23 and Matthews Street.  Brick pavers, donated by the City of East Tawas, are available to recognize a Veteran for a $100 donation.  Black Granite Benches are also available to recognize a Veteran for a $2,000 donation.  More information and an order blank are available here.

  • Facade Loans Available to East Tawas Businesses

    The Urban Development Action Grant Reuse Board and the East Tawas City Council have approved a Facade Loan program.  Click here for program details and an application and related documents.

  • Nondiscrimination Statement

    In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

    To file a complaint of discrimination, write to:

    USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

    Officeof the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

    1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410

    Washington, DC 20250-9410

    Or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay.)  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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