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
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
Bronson Library Activities
The Friends of the Library are hosting a Tea & Garden Tour June 13 at 10am. Tickets are $15 and include tours of three gardens, lunch, a silent auction, and vendors. You can contact Rosalie Currier (517-617-2285), Fran Fletcher (313-850-7451), or Gayle Clover (517-369-1149) to sign-up.
Spring Clean-up Reminders
This is the time of year many people clean their yards and trim back bushes and trees. Here are some reminders about our collection of this waste:
-Brush and bags (for grass clippings and leaves) are collected weekly- generally on Mondays
-We do not pick up loose leaves or grass clippings in the spring or summer- they need to be placed in bags or boxes (no heavier than 50 pounds)
-We do NOT pick up junk, trash, or building supplies.
-You can have a city truck parked at your house and place any brush, loose leaves, grass, etc in it and we'll drive it away at no charge. Call our office for information 369-7334.
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 linkto view the code.
Bronson City Offices 141 S. Matteson St., Bronson, MI. 49028
Phone: 517-369-7334 - Fax: 517-369-1457
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