May 28, 2020

Electronic- Regular Meeting of the East Tawas City Council

Regular Meeting of the East Tawas City Council
Electronic Meeting Notice
Monday, June 1, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. 

In accordance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Executive Order 2020-15 declaring public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act can use telephone or video conferencing technology to meet and conduct business, the East Tawas City Council will hold an electronic meeting via telephone/video conferencing at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2020, for the purpose of a public hearing regarding the 2020-21 Proposed Budget and 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:

 

ELECTRONIC City council MEETING ACCESS
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) or call the following numbers:

 

City of East Tawas is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: CITY COUNCIL
Time: Jun 1, 2020 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.” These instructions will be included in every official published agenda of the City Council.  Those calling in will be able to hear the audio of the City Council meeting and make comments as specified below.     

 

ELECTRONIC City council MEETING PARTICIPATION
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 City Council about any matter, on the agenda or otherwise, please do so via the email addresses below before 2:30 pm to the day of the meeting:

 

  • Mayor Bruce Bolen:  bbolen@easttawas.com
  • Councilmember Blinda Baker:  bbaker@easttawas.com      
  • Councilmember Lisa Bolen: lbolen@easttawas.com
  • Councilmember Steve Klenow:  sklenow@easttawas.com
  • Councilmember David Leslie: dleslie@easttawas.com
  • Councilmember Craig McMurray:  cmcmurray@easttawas.com
  • Councilmember Mike Mooney:  mmooney@easttawas.com
  • City Manager Brent Barringer:  bbarringer@easttawas.com
  • City Clerk Julie Potts:  jpotts@easttawas.com

 

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 Clerk, at jpotts@easttawas.com.

 

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

May 26, 2020

Seeking Bids- City Hall Contractor

The City of East Tawas is seeking bids for permitting, materials and labor to; remove three interior service windows and replace with fixed glazing, install two new doors, construct new interior wall and service counter. Bid information and specifications are available by calling City Hall at 989-362-6161. Bids are due on Friday, June 5th at 4:00 pm.  The City of East Tawas has a local preference policy and reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, whichever is deemed in the best interest of the City.

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
Ed Rohn
Emergency Management Coordinator
Counties of Arenac & Iosco
emd@arenaccountymi.gov
emc@iosco911.com
Arenac:  (989) 846-9156
Iosco:  (989) 362-1423
May 07, 2020

Public Notice- Budget Hearing

PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF EAST TAWAS
BUDGET HEARING

The East Tawas City Council will hold a public hearing on the 2020-2021 proposed budget on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the East Tawas City Hall, 760 Newman Street, East Tawas, Michigan.  Copies of the proposed budget are available for public review at the Office of the City Clerk, 760 Newman, East Tawas, Michigan.  Phone 989 362-6161.

The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing.

 

Apr 08, 2020

City Updates

YARD WASTE COLLECTION
The City of East Tawas is committed to the health of our residents and employees and is taking precautions to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19.. 
In an effort to keep our Department of Public Works employees safe we as that you please refrain from placing yard waste curbside until May 4th, when regular yard waste collection begins.

CITY HALL CLOSURE
In an effort to help reduce the risk of the coronavirus, the East Tawas City Hall, Community Center and Library will be closed under further notice.  City offices will remain open but will be closed to the public. Public meetings are being held via Zoom virtual meetings, each meeting link will be available online through our East Tawas website. 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.

CITY PARK PLAYGROUNDS
In keeping with the actions of the State and several Michigan communities to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the East Tawas City Park will be closing the play structures in all of their park systems effective today, April 1, 2020.  The rest of the park areas will still remain open for your use.  Please continue to practice social distancing while enjoying our parks and other open spaces and do your best to remain at least six to ten feet away from others.

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. 

District Health Department #2

Tawas St. Joseph Hospital

State of Michigan COVID-19 Updates

World Statistics

US Interactive COVID-19 Map
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.

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.