Upcoming Events

For a full list of events, click Calendar above.

City Council Meeting- May 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm at City Hall.

Citywide Garage Sale- May 21, 2016: Call 517-369-7334 to add your name/address to our list.  

3rd Annual Library Tea & Garden- June 11, 2016 at 10:00 am at Bronson Library.  

Bronson Polish Festival- July 21-23, 2016             (Full Line-up here)

Bronson Farmer's Market- Every Saturday in downtown Bronson 8am-noon beginning May 7 

Bronson Tales- Every Friday at 11am at the Bronson Library- story time for 2-4 year-old children

For more announcements 

Citywide Recycling Statistics:

Our first recycling numbers are in for the first quarter of 2016:

From January to the end of March, a total of 21.49 tons of recycling was collected in the City of Bronson through the new curbside program.

Here is the montly breakdown:
January: 4.78 tons
February: 7.28 tons
March: 9.43 tons (had 3 pick-ups in March)

Great job everyone! If you would like to participate in the program please call 517-369-7334.

Downtown Development Authority Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan:
On March 14, 2016 the City Council approved the final Downtown Development Authority Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan.  To view the approved plan please click the link below. 

Parks and Recreation Master Plan 

(February 24, 2016)

On February 22, 2016, the City Council approved a Five Year Parks and Recreation Master Plan.  The plan will guide future decision making for City parks and will allow the City to apply for Michigan Department of Natural Resources grant funding.   

Parks and Recreation Master Plan

Summary of Survey Results

Detailed Survey Results

City of Bronson Water Quality & Safety:

With all of the news surrounding the safety of Flint’s water, you may be questioning the safety of your own water here in Bronson.  The City of Bronson’s water and water infrastructure does not contain lead.  The City’s water is also treated with Phosphates which is used to balance the PH level in the water to prevent corrosion of household pipes.  Because the water in Flint was not treated to prevent corrosion before the water reached individual homes, it caused pipes to corrode and leach from household pipes in older homes. 

Every three years the State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality requires the City to test ten different homes (selected based on specific criteria for potential high risk of lead).  The City recently performed these tests in 2015 (click here to view results).  None of the homes in this test registered at an unsafe level or at a level requiring further action. 

If you are concerned about the lead levels in the water in your home, the statement below from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality outlines steps you can take to minimize any exposure to lead in your drinking water:

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. The City of Bronson is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791 or at (http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead).

2014 City of Bronson Water Quality Report (Most recent)

2015 Lead and Copper Test Results

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency also has a lot of information on their website about lead safe homes and testing:

Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency

Summer Library Activities for All Ages

Noon Movies on Wednesdays- Bring a lunch and enjoy a movie in the basement of the library; contact the library for the titles. (all ages)
Friday Crafts- Kids aged 6-12 can enjoy craft time at 2pm on Fridays 

2015/2016 City Budget
The City Council approved the 2015/2016 City Budget on May 11, 2015. A complete copy of the approved budget can be found by clicking here

2015/2016 Matteson Street Improvement Project

During 2015/2016, Matteson Street will see various improvements. Currently, engineers for the City are conducting a survey and tests on the street, the sidewalks, water mains, sewer mains, and storm sewer lines within the area of the street from north City limits to the south City limits.

Early in the spring of 2016, we anticipate upgrading a section of 4-inch water main to 8-inch between Grant Street and Rudd Street. We also plan to upgrade water 4-inch water mains under Rudd Street (between Walker and Matteson) and W. Corey (between Walker and Matteson) to 6-inch mains. This will improve water flow, reliability, and aid fire protection. Depending on tests of sewer and storm sewer lines, improvements to those systems may be conducted at the same time. 

Once the underground work is complete, Matteson Street will be milled and resurfaced in its entirety. This work will occur in the spring of 2016.

There will be no debt associated with this project and it is funded in part by an MDOT grant received by the City of Bronson. As we have updates, they will be posted here. 

Bronson ordinances online
The Bronson City Code, which contains the City's ordinances is available online. This is updated about once a year so there are a few recent ordinances that have not yet been uploaded. Click this link to view the code.

Bronson Banter

  • Bronson Banter 2015 Fall-Winter.pdf   841k - Sep 29, 2015, 5:59 AM by admin admin (v1)
  • CCF05142015_0001.pdf   662k - May 14, 2015, 11:33 AM by Mark Heydlauff (v1)
    ‎Bronson Garage Sale Map‎
  • Bronson Banter October 2011.pdf   968k - Oct 24, 2011, 12:51 PM by Mark Heydlauff (v1)
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Recent Council Meetings

  • Council Minutes March 14, 2016.pdf   71k - Apr 22, 2016, 5:20 AM by admin admin (v2)
  • Feb. 22, 2016 City Council Special Meeting Minutes.pdf   86k - Mar 21, 2016, 12:55 PM by admin admin (v2)
  • Feb. 8, 2016 City Council Regular Meeting Minutes.pdf   63k - Mar 21, 2016, 12:54 PM by admin admin (v2)
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For more information on Bronson, Michigan. 
Bronson City Offices 141 S. Matteson St., Bronson, MI. 49028 
Phone: 517-369-7334 - Fax: 517-369-1457

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