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    SUMMER HELP - City of East Tawas is now accepting applications for summer employees for the Department of Public Works. Applicants must be at least 18 year of age and have a valid driver’s license. Applications are available at East Tawas City Hall, 760 Newman Street, East Tawas, MI 48730, calling 989-362-6161, emailing or on our website at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The City of East Tawas is “An Equal Opportunity Employer” and provides a drug free work environment.


    The nonpartisan City Primary Election will be on Tuesday August 7, 2018, to nominate a Mayor for a two (2) year term expiring December 31, 2020 and three (3) Council members-at-large for four (4) year terms expiring December 31, 2022.

    In order for a candidate’s name to appear on the ballot, a nonpartisan nominating petition with a minimum of ten (10) signatures and a maximum of fifteen (15) signatures of registered voters in the City of East Tawas must be filed with the City Clerk no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday April 24, 2018. Nonpartisan nominating petitions and affidavit of identity form are available at the East Tawas City Hall, 760 Newman Street, East Tawas, MI 48730.


    The East Tawas Library is extending their hours an extra five hours per week and will now be open Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to noon.  The Library is closed on Wednesday and Sunday.


    The City of East Tawas can now accept credit/debit card payments for utility bills, tax bills and miscellaneous items at City Hall, over the phone and online through Graphite Municipalities.  Effective July 1, 2017, we will no longer be affiliated with Official Payments. You will still be able to view your utility bill and tax information through the online services tab on our website, but will have to use the new online payment link to pay your bill. If you wish to pay your bill online, please click here or click on the Graphite Municipalities logo.  You can 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 cost of building the new library exceeded original estimates so fund-raising is continuing. Donations for the new library can be made at the East Tawas City Hall, 760 Newman Street, East Tawas.  Checks can be made payable to East Tawas Library Construction Fund and sent to the East Tawas City Hall, P.O. Box 672, East Tawas, Michigan 48730-0672.

    The Committee also has commemorative bricks for sale that will be used within the new library project. The bricks provide a win-win situation as a perfect way to honor or memorialize a loved one and also benefit the new library.  Profit from the brick sales will be used to help furnish 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 Blinda Baker, City Manager 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.

  • Donate a bench to honor someone special or mark a milestone

    The City is now accepting orders for 80-inch classic white oak benches with white metal arms.  Your gift will be a long-lasting reminder that you care and your contribution will help beautify East Tawas. Benches will be located throughout the downtown and other City properties.  There is limited availability and each bench is $725 including a memorial plaque for the bench.  Please contact Blinda Baker at East Tawas City Hall, 989 362-6161 or

  • 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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