Mar 24, 2020

United States Census 2020

The 2020 Census remains easy and safe, and can be answered online here in only a few minutes.
Join us in making East Tawas a 100% response rate City.

Status information can be found using this dynamic new tool: the Response Rates web-page. The Response Rates web-page allows you to view completion rates by state, county, city and district.

Thank you!

Mar 21, 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. 

Tawas St. Joseph Hospital

State of Michigan COVID-19 Updates

World Statistics

US Interactive COVID-19 Map
Mar 13, 2020

Public Notice- Closure of offices and use of City Parks

In an effort to help reduce the risk of the coronavirus, the East Tawas City Hall, Library and Community Center will be closed starting today March 13th at noon through April 13th.  City offices will remain open but will be closed to the public except for scheduled meetings. We encourage anyone at risk, and those with symptoms of illness, not to attend public meetings. 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.

NOTICE REGARDING EAST TAWAS PARKS
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. During these next few weeks, our City Parks will remain open for your use.  However,  please be aware that our parks and the playground equipment in them are NOT sanitized. We ask that you practice social distancing while enjoying our parks and other open spaces and do your best to remain at least ten (10) feet away from others.

Mar 12, 2020

Election Notice

The nonpartisan City Primary Election will be on Tuesday August 4, 2020, to nominate a Mayor for a two (2) year term expiring December 31, 2022 and three (3) Council members-at-large for four (4) year terms expiring December 31, 2024.

 In order for a candidate’s name to appear on the ballot, a nonpartisan nominating petition with a minimum of ten (10) 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 21, 2020.  Nonpartisan Nominating Petitions and Affidavit of Identity forms are available at East Tawas City Hall, 760 Newman Street, East Tawas, MI  48730.  For more information, please contact the City Clerk by phone at 989-362-6161 or by email at jpotts@easttawas.com.

Mar 10, 2020

Employment Opportunity- DPW and Park Seasonal Help

DPW SUMMER HELP- The City of East Tawas is now accepting applications for summer employees for the Department of Public Works. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license.  Applications are available at East Tawas City Hall, 760 Newman Street, East Tawas, Michigan 48730 or by calling 989-362-6161 or emailing cityhall@easttawas.com. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. The City of East Tawas is an equal opportunity employer and provides a drug free environment.

CITY PARK SUMMER HELP-The East Tawas City Park is now accepting applications for seasonal employees for the 2020 camping season.  Applicants ideally should be at least 18 years of age or be a high school graduate and have a valid driver’s license.  Lifting is required as well as being able to work holidays and weekends. Pay rate is $10.00 per hour.  Applications are available at the East Tawas City Park office, 407 West Bay Street (behind the Museum), East Tawas, MI  48730.  The City of East Tawas is an equal opportunity employer and provides a drug free environment

Mar 09, 2020

Mosquito Control Program

Advanced Pest Management has been contracted by the City of East Tawas to perform mosquito abatement for the 2019 mosquito season. This will consist of treating standing water areas to control mosquito larvae and truck fogging of city streets to control adult mosquito populations. Vectobac G (Bti,.2%Bacillus thuringiensis,israilensis) will be used for larviciding.   Biomist 4+4 (4%permethrin,4% technical piperonyl butoxide) and  Kontrol 4+4 (4.6%permethrin,4.6% technical piperonyl butoxide),  will be used for adulticiding .   Our regular time for spraying will be on Wednesday nights.  If you have any questions, concerns, special requests, or would like to be on a notification/shutoff list, please call our office at (810) 766-9423 or toll free at (877) 276-4714. Contact Person: Chuck Mullins, 21240 34 Mile Rd, Armada, MI 48005.

Mar 04, 2020

Ordinance No. 354

Ordinance No. 354 was adopted on March 2, 2020 and is effective March 23, 2020.  Click here to view the ordinance.  Contact East Tawas City Hall at (989) -362-6161 with any further further questions.
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

Aug 08, 2017

DEFERMENT OF 2019 SUMMER TAXES

Eligible taxpayers can defer the payment of the summer taxes on their principal residence until February 14, 2020 by completing an Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes and submitting the application by  September 16, 2019.  Because income changes from year to year, the application form must be submitted every year to defer your taxes.  Additional information and applications are available at City Hall, 760 Newman Street, or on the Michigan Department of Treasury website at www.michigan.gov/treasury.

Weather Conditions Affect Mosquito Spraying

The City has received several phone calls concerning the number of mosquitos this year in spite of the spraying.     APM has started the mosquito spraying but weather conditions need to be right in order for spraying to be effective.  The minimum parameters for truck fogging are wind speed less than 10 mph, temperature above 55*F and not raining at the time of application. The inability to meet these weather conditions has made truck fogging very sporadic thus far this year.  APM will be making every effort to handle the mosquito situation.  If you have questions or concerns, please call APM's toll free number 877 276-4714.

Notice- Use of Public Parks

NOTICE REGARDING EAST TAWAS PARKS
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. During these next few weeks, our City Parks will remain open for your use.  However,  please be aware that our parks and the playground equipment in them are NOT sanitized. We ask that you practice social distancing while enjoying our parks and other open spaces and do your best to remain at least ten (10) feet away from others.