Upcoming Events

For a full list of events, click Calendar above.

November 26

Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Smitty's Pizza from 12PM to 3PM 

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

Bronson Farmer's Market- Every Saturday in downtown Bronson 8am-noon until mid-October (depending on weather)

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

For more announcements 

Community Thanksgiving Dinner
No Thanksgiving dinner plans?  Come to the Community Thanksgiving dinner at Smitty's Pizza from 12pm to 3pm. Everyone is welcome! There is no charge but donations will be accepted. 

The event is hosted by Smitty's Pizza & the Bronson American Legion. Take out is also available. For more information please call 517-858-1159.

Check out the event on Facebook

Citywide Trash/Recycling

Due to the high demand for the drop off recycling bins, the City will be contracting with Republic Services for curbside trash and recycling services at all residential properties in the City beginning January 1, 2016. 

How much will it cost?

The monthly cost for service will be $16.25.  This includes weekly curbside trash service (95 gallon container) and bi-weekly curbside recycling services (95 gallon container).  This will allow residents to be able to recycle without having to drop off their recyclables.  The monthly rate for services will be guaranteed to stay the same for the first year.  The second and third year of the contract the monthly rate may only be increased by the actual cost of living index for the Water/Sewer/Trash or WST/CPI but any such increase may not exceed four percent (4%). 

The price is competitive or better than most stand-alone garbage services in the City while at the same time adding the convenience of curbside recycling services for residents.  We believe this is a win-win for the residents and City.

How will this change affect me?

All residential properties will be automatically enrolled in the new program and the service will be added to the water/sewer bill.  If you already have Republic Services for trash service there is nothing you need to do. 

If you do not already have Republic Services, you will need to contact your current trash provider to cancel service at the end of December.  You will be automatically enrolled in Republic Services at the start of 2016.

Republic Services will be dropping off a 95 gallon container for trash service and a 95 gallon container for recycling prior to January 1st

The City wide drop off recycling will be discontinued once curbside recycling begins.

What if I already have Republic Services and paid in advance for the entire year?

If you have pre-paid for Republic Services, a refund will be issued to you for any unused portion of your prepayment.   

What if I really do not need trash service at my residence or do not want to use Republic Services? 

If you absolutely do not need trash service at your residence or you do not want to use Republic Services, you may fill out an opt-out form at City Hall during normal business hours. 

What if I go south for the winter and do not need any trash service during the winter months? 

If you do not need trash service for the winter months you will be able to suspend service for January through the end of March for the 2015-2016 winter season (as the program does not start until Jan. 1, 2016).  After the 2015-2016 season you will be able to annually suspend service from December to the end of March. 

What if I do not want to recycle with Republic?

Recycling will be optional for residents, however, the cost will be the same if you choose not to recycle.   

What if I still have questions about this new service? 

If you still have questions you are encouraged to call or stop in at City Hall (517) 369-7334.  Republic Services will also be sending information to every residency in December about the new service including pickup schedules, where to place your containers, bulk item pickup options, and acceptable recycling items.  

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

City Council Statement on Recycling/Trash
Over the past few years, the Bronson City Council has considered what to do about the question of recycling. We have heard from some of you who strongly believe curbside recycling would be a good benefit for our residents but we also know of those who do not believe it is something for which residents should pay.

As we’ve considered this question again this spring, we believe we have a potential solution that is based on the concerns you have raised. For around $16 per month, each property owner can pay to have Republic Waste collect weekly trash collection in 96-gallon wheeled carts and have bi-weekly collection of recycling- also in 96-gallon wheeled carts. This price is competitive or better than most stand-alone garbage services currently used in the City today and it provides recycling service without having to drop it off. The service would be run through the City of Bronson in a contract with Republic and all single and two-family houses would have this one service. This plan saves our residents money and adds the recycling service which many have expressed a desire to add.

Ultimately however, we know this choice belongs to the people and we as your elected representatives are tasked with reflecting your views in the decisions we make. During our June 8th City Council meeting, we will hold a public hearing on this matter to hear your input and then we will make a final decision. If you cannot attend the meeting or would like to speak with us personally on this matter, we want to hear from you. Below you will find our names and phone numbers and we welcome an opportunity to discuss this subject with you- our voters and residents.

We believe this is a good plan but we want to hear from you.

Alicia Cole, Mayor, 517-617-5302 or 517-279-1569
Larry McConn, Vice Mayor, 517-227-1039
Bill Earl, Council Member, 517-617-9783
Janet Cox, Council Member, 517-369-5590
Jim Kenny, Council Member, 517-617-3429

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 October 12, 2015.pdf   470k - Nov 13, 2015, 8:28 AM by admin admin (v2)
    ‎Council minutes for October 12, 2015‎
  • September 14, 2015 Council Minutes.pdf   430k - Oct 19, 2015, 11:57 AM by admin admin (v2)
    ‎Council minutes for September 14, 2015‎
  • 07-July 22-15 Special Meeting Minutes.pdf   99k - Sep 17, 2015, 6:40 AM by Stephen Johnson (v2)
    ‎Council Minutes for Special Meeting for July 22, 2015‎
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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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