Upcoming Events

For a full list of events, click Calendar above.

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

Bronson's Music in the Park- Every Monday night in August at 7:00 pm at Memorial Park Click the link below for more information and a full lineup of bands. Click here for more information

Bronson Farmer's Market- Every Saturday in downtown Bronson 8am-noon beginning May 7 

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

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

For more announcements 

Albers Road Rail Crossing Removal

On Monday, August 29, crews will be removing the rail road tracks at the former Albers Road rail crossing south of Mill Street. A short term detour (for 2-3 hours) may be necessary in order to perform the removal. On Wednesday, August 31 this small section of road will be repaved.

Matteson Street Project 

Paving of South Matteson Street will begin tomorrow (August 26th). Next Thursday (September 1st) crews will be paving North Matteson Street. After the work scheduled for September 1st is completed the vast majority of this project will be completed. Thank you for your patience and cooperation with this project!

Please check the City’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Bronsoncity/) or the City’s website (www.bronson-mi.com) for further updates.  

Bronson Soccer Sign-ups

Sign-ups for Bronson Youth Soccer will be held during the school open houses held on August 30th, at the following locations:

Anderson Elementary- 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Ryan Elementary 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm 

Jr./Sr. High School 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

If you are unable to sign up for soccer during these times the forms are available at the City offices during regular business hours (8:00 am to 5:00 pm)

Summer Concert Series

We have a great lineup of bands for the August Music in the Park concert series! Performances are every Monday night in August at 7:00 pm in Memorial Park. Click the link below for more information and a full lineup of bands.  Summer Concert Series Information

Sidewalk Repairs

DPW crew members have been going through the process of marking sections of sidewalk throughout the City that are in need of repair and that pose a trip hazard.  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. 

Once the crew has completed the assessment of the sidewalks.  Council will pass a resolution of determination directing the improvement of the sidewalks in need of repair.  Following the resolution a letter will be sent to all the affected property owners giving the owner time to make the improvements and a list of contractors they can contact. The City can also provide an interest free loan if needed. 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.

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

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.

2016 Matteson Street Improvement Project

During the summer of 2016, Matteson Street will see various improvements. 

Beginning on June 27, 2016, we will be upgrading sections of 4-inch water main to 8-inch on Rudd (between Walker & Matteson St.), W. Corey Street (from Walker to Matteson St.) and Matteson Street (between Rudd & Grant).  This will improve water flow, reliability, and aid fire protection. As with all MDOT Local Agency Projects, all sidewalk ramps at street intersections along Matteson will also be updated to meet current ADA standards.  

Once the underground work is complete, Matteson Street will be milled and resurfaced in its entirety (from the northern City limits at Mill Street to the southern City limits at/near 1st Street). This work will begin on or around July 25, 2016.

There will be no debt associated with this project.  The project work on Matteson Street is fully funded by an MDOT grant and a Federal Grant the City received.  The City will be responsible for all of the engineering for the Matteson Street work as well as all of the project costs for water main improvements.  As we have updates, they will be posted here. 

Estimated Construction Schedule:
Stage 1
6-13-16- Site Prep & Water Main Work Begins

Stage 2
7-25-16 Asphalt Work

Stage 3
8-09-16 Adjust Manholes & Mark Pavement

Final project cleanup and completion is scheduled for 8-18-16. 
*With most road & water main construction projects the construction schedule is subject to change.  Please check back for more updates.  

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.

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

  • July 11, 2016 Council Minutes.pdf   91k - Aug 9, 2016, 6:11 AM by admin admin (v2)
    ‎July 11 Council Meeting Minutes‎
  • Council Minutes- June 13, 2016.pdf   61k - Jul 12, 2016, 5:30 AM by admin admin (v2)
    ‎June 13 Council Minutes‎
  • Council Minutes- May 9, 2016.pdf   73k - Jun 14, 2016, 5:15 AM by admin admin (v2)
    ‎May 9, 2016 ‎
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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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