Jan 18, 2021

City Updates- Reopening to the Public

City Hall and Community Center Reopening 

The East Tawas Community Center and City Hall will be reopening on Monday January 25, 2021.  Please see our hours of operation below. 

We will be following the required COVID-19 regulations.  Please wear a facemask when visiting our facilities.   Utilize our sanitation stations that are available  upon entering and exiting the building.  Those using  the Community Center will be asked  for information pertaining to  the COVID-19 health screening/trace contacting requirement.

The East Tawas Library is currently closed with reopening information to follow in the near future.  Please see hours of operation below.

City Hall 
Monday through Friday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm 

Community Center (with restrictions
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:00 am- 4:00 pm

Tuesday and Thursday
Noon- 8:00 pm 

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time. If you have any questions, please contact City hall at 989-362-6161 or by email at cityhall@easttawas.com during offices hours, Monday through Friday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm. 


Jan 08, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The District Health Department No. 2 has shared the below information regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine. DHD2 Website

Mass vaccination clinics will be help for phases 1A, 1B, and 65 and older. Dates and follows:

Friday, January 15, 2021 at Ogemaw Heights High School 3:00 – 8:00 pm

Friday January 22, 2021 at the Mio Community Center from 12:00 – 6:00 pm

Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Oscoda High School from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please note that these clinics are not walk-in clinics and appointments will need to be made. Registration for the clinics will begin the afternoon of Monday, January 11, 2021. Registration will be done through our website at www.dhd2.org. If anyone has internet access issues, they can call us at 1-800-504-2650 or 989-345-5020.

Additional Resources below:

www.michigan.gov/covidvaccine. For Vaccine information and references use this link.

www.cdc.gov/covidvaccine. For CDC Vaccine information use this link.

Dec 11, 2020

Job Opportunity- East Tawas Police Department Chief

The City of East Tawas is considering candidates for a new Police Chief position. The City is seeking a Chief with experience and leadership capabilities to assist in the creation of our new Police Department and serve our community’s law enforcement and safety objectives. The complete posting can be found on the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police website.

https://www.michiganpolicechiefs.org/networking/apply_now.aspx?view=2&id=629627

Thank you
City of East Tawas

Nov 17, 2020

COVID-19 Resources

As you all know, we are in the middle of a worldwide health pandemic unlike anything most of us have faced in our lifetimes.  The City of East Tawas is committed to the health of our residents and is taking precautions to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus with guidance from state and county health officials.  Please use the following links to remain educated and up to date. 

District Health Department #2

Tawas St. Joseph Hospital

State of Michigan COVID-19 Updates

World Statistics

US Interactive COVID-19 Map
Nov 02, 2020

City of East Tawas Receives Consumers Energy Tree Planting Grant 2020

The City of East Tawas received a $2,500 Tree Planting Grant from Consumers Energy.  The grant project allowed the City to remove trees that were considered a safety or maintenance issue and plant 25 new trees.  The new tree types and locations met Consumers Energy’s placement planning to assist in reducing utility conflicts. We want to thank Consumers Energy for their continued investment in our community.

Oct 06, 2020

Tawas Utilities Authority- Request for Proposals for Operations and Maintenance

Tawas Utilities Authority – Request for Proposals for Operations and Maintenance of the Tawas Utilities Authority Wastewater Treatment Facility. 

The Tawas Utilities Authority (TUA) is a sanitary sewer treatment facility for the cities of East Tawas and Tawas City in Iosco County, Michigan.  The TUA is seeking proposals for operations and maintenance of the TUA’s Wastewater Treatment Facility located at 810 West Franklin Street, East Tawas, Michigan.  The information for the RFP is available here.   

Jun 16, 2020

City-Wide Mosquito Control

Our City-wide mosquito control contractor is APM Mosquito Control.  Weather pending, weekly treatments are on Wednesday evenings.  Residents are encouraged to call APM direct at (989) 426-2420 to schedule work order for; general mosquito annoyances, standing water treatments, and/or special event service requests.  Further information regarding product labels and safety data sheets are available for view at www.advancedmosquito.com.
May 26, 2020

Storm Damage Reporting & Possible Public Assistance Funds

The Counties of Arenac and Iosco have each declared a Local State of Emergency and have submitted a request for a Governor’s Emergency Disaster Declaration and State Assistance.
 
Damage assessments are ongoing at this time and to aid us in assuring we have accurate assessments of all damage the State of Michigan has provided a damage assessment reporting form.
 
Residents of Arenac and Iosco County are asked to report damage caused by the recent flooding as a result of heavy rainfall on May 18.
 
Homeowners and business owners in Arenac & Iosco County should visit https://arcg.is/10ab1j  to complete an online self-reporting damage survey.
 
The information collected from the survey will be used to help determine a more accurate estimate of damages caused by the 500-year catastrophic event.
 
Residents should report the depth of water levels reached in home basements and on first floors, damage to electrical and mechanical components, and structural damage to foundations and support walls. 
 
The survey also provides an option for uploading damage photos.
 
Contact Information
 
Emergency Management Coordinator
Counties of Arenac & Iosco
emd@arenaccountymi.gov
emc@iosco911.com
Arenac:  (989) 846-9156
Iosco:  (989) 362-1423
Feb 17, 2020

Our New Website is Launched!

Our new site is powered by the wonderful people at Revize.
Aug 08, 2019

City of East Tawas talks Stormwater to protect Lake Huron

The City of East Tawas is working together with conservation nonprofit Huron Pines to understand how to keep our local water resources healthy.  We are forming a partnership to learn more about managing our city's stormwater.  With heavy rains and snowmelt, water can pick up pollutants like road salt and dirt and deposit them into our fresh water sources.  We'll look at how and where stormwater and snowmelt enter our rivers, inland lakes and Lake Huron and how we can reduce negative impacts with natural features like forests, wetlands and green space. 

On June 6, 2019 local decision makers and Huron Pines staff like come together to kick things off with a hands-on workshop to build a shared understanding of stormwater efforts in the City of East Tawas and to identify tools and opportunities that can help us build a sustainable plan for healthy water in East Tawas.

Aug 08, 2019

CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED FOR PAYMENTS

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.  

PLEASE CLICK ON THE GRAPHITE MUNICIPALITIES LOGO UNDER THE QUICK LINKS TO MAKE AN ONLINE PAYMENT.

Aug 08, 2019

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.

Aug 08, 2019

LIBRARY COMMEMORATIVE BRICKS

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.
Aug 08, 2019

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:

Aug 08, 2019

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.

Aug 08, 2019

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.)

Aug 08, 2019

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.

Aug 08, 2019

NEW - PERMANENT ABSENT VOTER LIST

The City of East Tawas Clerk’s Office will now be maintaining a Permanent Absent Voter List. The Permanent Absent Voter List is a list of voters who qualify under state law to vote by absentee ballot. All voters on the Permanent Absent Voter List are automatically sent an absentee ballot application for each election scheduled in the City of East Tawas. From this permanent absent voter list, absentee voter applications are mailed out for every election as required by Michigan Election Law. If you would like to be placed on our Permanent Absent Voter List, please fill out a Permanent Absent Voter List Request form and hand deliver to the City Clerk, East Tawas City Hall, 760 Newman Street, East Tawas, MI or mail to: City Clerk, City of East Tawas, PO Box 672, East Tawas, MI 48730.

For additional information, please see the Clerk's page within the City Government tab or contact the Clerk's office at 989-362-6161