Upcoming Events

For a full list of events, click Calendar above.

City Council Meeting- December 12, 2016 at 5:00 pm at City Hall.

City Hall Holiday Schedule:

Christmas- Closed Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26.

New Years- Closed Friday, December 30 and Monday, January 2.

City Hall Hours 9 am to 4 pm from December 19, 2016 through January 2, 2016. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, January 3rd.

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

Adult Coloring Club- Every Wednesday at 11:00 am until noon at the Bronson Library. Beginning Dec. 1 every Wednesday from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm (Bronson Librar.

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

Bronson Farmer's Market- Every Saturday in downtown Bronson 8am-noon, weather permitting

For more announcements 

Curbside Recycling Numbers

Our recycling numbers are in for January through November of 2016:

Since the curbside program began back in January, a total of 75.77 tons of recycling was collected in the City of Bronson.
Here is the monthly breakdown:

January – 5.77 tons
February – 5.35 tons
March – 10.37 tons (3 collection days for the month)
April – 7.66 tons
May – 5.35 tons
June – 6.62 tons
July – 6.05 tons
August – 10.08 tons (3 collection days for the month)
September – 6.38 tons
October – 5.80 tons
November – 6.34 tons

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

Community Christmas Dinner

Church of Christ at Bronson will be hosting a Community Christmas Dinner from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on December 17th. The dinner is free to all and will be held at 718 E. Chicago St.

Sidewalk Repairs

City staff has marked sidewalks for repair or replacement and letters have been sent to effected property owners.  Per Section 34.05 & Section 94.35-94.99 of the City Ordinances, property owners are responsible for repairing sidewalk on their property.  This ordinance dates back to 1935 and is common in many communities. 

The letters outline steps that property owners can take to abate the trip hazards and contact information for contractors that can be hired to make the repairs. The City can also provide an interest free loan if needed for a period of one-year. 

If the property owner wants to do the work themselves the City can provide a truck to haul concrete away as well as forms to pour the cement into.  These items are on a first come first serve basis.  

If the corner or edges of the sidewalk become raised, and the sidewalk square is in good condition otherwise, the edge can be ground down to make the surface flat eliminating the trip hazard. This is often a much less expensive option for the property owner.

The goal is to prevent trip hazards and reduce liability to property owners if someone were to trip and fall.  This helps maintain a safe environment for all to enjoy without injury.  

If the property owner does not abate the issue, local ordinances provide for the City to have the repairs made at the owner’s expense. 

If anyone has questions they can contact City Hall at 517-369-7334 or stop in during our regular business hours.  

Section 34.05 & Section 94.35-94.99- City Ordinance- Sidewalk Procedure & Construction and Repair

Citywide Recycling Statistics:

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

From April to the end of June, a total of 19.63 tons of recycling was collected in the City of Bronson through the curbside program.

Here is the montly breakdown:
April- 7.66 Tons
May-5.35 Tons
June- 6.62 Tons

Total- 19.63 Tons

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

2016-2017 Budget

The City Council approved the 2016-2017 budget on June 1.  A complete copy of the approved budget can be found by clicking here to view.

Adopt-a-Truck Program:

Did you know that you can "adopt a truck" from the City of Bronson to load brush, limbs, or other natural materials you want to dispose of? All you need to do is stop in and request a truck and fill out the request form. DPW staff drops off a truck at the requested location (driveway or lawn) on the requested date. You can then load materials to the truck and City staff will pickup the truck the next morning and dump the materials for you. This saves time and energy for residents by not having to bring the materials to the curb as well as saving City DPW staff time. If you have any questions please call 517-369-7334.

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).

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 

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 2016 Spring.pdf   519k - May 11, 2016, 6:48 AM by admin admin (v2)
  • Bronson Banter 2015 Fall-Winter.pdf   841k - May 11, 2016, 6:48 AM by admin admin (v2)
  • CCF05142015_0001.pdf   662k - May 14, 2015, 11:33 AM by Mark Heydlauff (v1)
    ‎Bronson Garage Sale Map‎
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Recent Council Meetings

  • October 10, 2016 Meeting Minutes.pdf   52k - Nov 15, 2016, 5:47 AM by admin admin (v2)
    ‎October 10, 2016 Council Meeting Minutes‎
  • September 12, 2016 Council Meeting Minutes.pdf   108k - Oct 12, 2016, 6:08 AM by admin admin (v2)
    ‎September 12, 2016 Council Minutes‎
  • August 8, 2016 Council Minutes.pdf   66k - Sep 23, 2016, 12:17 PM by admin admin (v2)
    ‎August 8, 2016 Council Minutes‎
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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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