Jun 09, 2021

Planning Commission Meeting

East Tawas Planning Commission
Regular Meeting Notice
Monday, June 14, 2021

In accordance with the currently adopted local state of emergency by the City of East Tawas and the Open Meetings Act, allowing public bodies to conduct electronic meetings and provide access for public participation, the East Planning Commission will hold their regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 14, 2021, for the purpose of essential business operations. For current and up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus, visit:

http://www.Michigan.gov/Coronavirus or http://www.CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

Members of the public wishing to participate in the meeting through electronic means will have access to the meeting through the following methods:


 For individuals who may wish to give public comment, the method for providing public comment during this remote-participation meeting is to click on the link (or copy and paste to our browser), enter the Meeting ID and Passcode numbers, or call the telephone numbers provided:

 City of East Tawas is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: East Tawas Planning Commission

Time: Jun 14, 2021, 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Callers wishing to give public comment may call in before the meeting starts and wait in a “virtual waiting room.”  Those calling in will be able to hear the audio of the meeting and make comments as specified below.    

The following are the procedures by which persons may contact members of the public body to provide input or ask questions about any business that will come before it.

  • Public comment agenda item: To make a public comment, state your name and express your interest when called upon to do so.
  • The time limit for an individual’s public comments shall remain 5 minutes.

If you would like to contact the Planning Commission about any matter, on the agenda or otherwise, please do so via the email addresses below before 3:00 pm the day of the meeting:

The City of East Tawas can provide reasonable auxiliary aids as needed such as Closed Captioning. If aids and/or services are needed for individuals with disabilities please contact the City Deputy Clerk, at sloew@easttawas.com.

Technical support for this meeting is available by calling East Tawas City Hall at 989-362-6161.

Jun 03, 2021

Tawas Lake DASH Project Presentation

The City of East Tawas and Baldwin Township are working with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan to combat Eurasian Watermilfoil, a rapidly spreading invasive species found in Tawas Lake. A Townhall meeting took place on May 28, 2021, click here to view the power point presentation. Copies are available at City Hall, 760 Newman Street, East Tawas. 
Apr 28, 2021

Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. Click here to view more information. 
Apr 16, 2021

Cemetery Tree and Shrub Maintenance

The Department of Public works will be performing maintenance and removal of trees and shrubs in Greenwood Cemetery. Some of the work will be in close proximity to grave markers. Click here to view the cemetery map highlighted the work areas.   The work is planned to start May 1, 2021, if you should have any questions or concerns, please contact City Hall at 989-362-6161 or by email at cityhall@easttawas.com

Thank you!

Apr 05, 2021

City Hall office will  re-open

The City of East Tawas had an employee test positive for COVID and has taken necessary precautions. The City Hall’s internal COVID management plan has been followed requiring no further isolation or quarantine. City Hall was closed for cleaning and will re-open tomorrow Tuesday, April 6th.

Thank you for your understanding 

City Hall Staff

Mar 22, 2021

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.

Click here for more information regarding the program and form to opt out of spraying. 
Feb 23, 2021

Hours of Operation Update: East Tawas Library

Starting Monday, March 1, 2021 the East Tawas Library will be open for Grab & Go or pick up window service. 

Hours of Operation
Monday,  Tuesday,  Thursday, and Friday from 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Grab & Go: You may enter the library for quick grab and go service. The Library has a max capacity of 20 patrons at one time. We ask that each patron is limited to a 30 minute window.  When entering the building you will be stopped at the entrance or referred to the front desk for tracking on the COVID health screening form. 

Pick-Up Window:  Simply place your holds online or over the phone and then wait to be contacted by the library for a pick-up appointment.  To learn more, contact the library directly at (989) 362-6162 or library@easttawas.com.  Click here for pick-up window information. 

Two computers available, no longer than 30 minute sessions. 

Unavailable, patrons may use the community center restrooms.


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. 

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.   

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
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


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.  


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


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


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