Upcoming Events

For a full list of events, click Calendar above.


City Council Meeting- March 13,  2017 at 5:00 pm at City Hall.


City Wide Garage Sales- May 20th. Call (517)-369-7334 to be added to the list.  


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


Adult Coloring Club- Every Wednesday from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm and every Thursday from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm (Bronson Library).  See the image below for more information.


Bronson Polish Festival- July 20-22, 2017 (a full line-up will be posted to following link when available Click Here)


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










For more announcements 


T-Ball, Pee Wee, and Little League 

Signups:


Sign ups will be held at City Hall on the following dates from 5:00 to 7:00 pm:

March 21, March 23, and March 28


Boys & Girls ages 5-12 as of May 1st


Fees:
Tee Ball = $20 per player
Pee Wee= $30.00 per player
Little League= $40.00 per player
Family Fee/Maximum Fee= $50 per family



Crowdfunding Campaign 

Launched for 

Memorial Park:

The City of Bronson today announced a new crowdfunding campaign through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity. The campaign will support the project to complete the final phase of Memorial Park located in downtown Bronson that will continue to serve as a gathering space for the community.

If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $12,500 by March 10th, the project will win a matching grant with funds made possible by MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places program.

The City is in the midst of a redevelopment project for Memorial Park in honor of longtime Mayor Thomas Rissman. Phase I of the project involved relocating the gazebo to the northwest corner of the park to accommodate larger crowds for the Music in the Park. Phase II involved a brick paved walk way leading through the park and was completed in late 2015.  The final phase will involve the creation of a water feature as well as landscaping and irrigation improvements.  The goal of this fundraising effort is to fully fund the remaining improvement goals the City has for this great community asset and gathering place.  

"We are very excited to launch this crowdfunding matching grant project to complete the City's vision for Memorial Park. Memorial Park is located prominently in the City's Downtown and serves as a resting place for patrons of the City's Downtown,” said City Manager, Brandon Mersman. “Further activating this public space will enhance not only the City's park system but will be a tremendous asset to the Downtown and the entire community.”

For project details and to donate, please visit: www.Patronicity.com/MemorialPark


Bronson Library February 

Event Schedule:

Check out the many different events and clubs offered at the Bronson District Library (click link below for more information).  


2017 Curbside Recycling/Trash

 Schedule

The 2017 trash and recycling schedule is now available.  Please click the image below.  A PDF link is also available below the image.



Curbside Recycling Numbers

Our recycling numbers are in for all of 2016:

For 2016, the City recycled a total of 82.40 tons of recyclable materials through the curbside program.  These are excellent number for a community of our size in the first year of a recycling program.
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
December- 6.73 tons

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

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

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


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

  • January 9, 2017 Council Meeting Minutes.pdf   117k - Feb 17, 2017, 6:50 AM by Brandon Mersman (v2)
    ‎January 9, 2017 City Council Meeting Minutes ‎
  • Council Minutes- December 12, 2016.pdf   88k - Jan 12, 2017, 6:10 AM by admin admin (v2)
    ‎December 2016 City Council Meeting Minutes ‎
  • Council Minutes for November 14, 2016.pdf   470k - Dec 12, 2016, 2:36 PM by admin admin (v2)
    ‎November 14, 2016 Regular 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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