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