Public Hearing Notice – City of Tawas City – Zoning Ordinance Amendments

The Tawas City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to recommend adoption of Ordinance 321 of 2019 – amendments to the zoning ordinance.  The public hearing will be held at the Tawas City Hall at 550 West Lake Street, Tawas City, Michigan on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 7 pm. The full text of the amendments is available at the Tawas City Hall, online at or by contacting the City Clerk. Written comments may be sent to City of Tawas City, 550 West Lake Street, PO Box 568, Tawas City, MI 49764-0568 or emailed to the Clerk at [email protected] prior to the public hearing. The public may appear at the public hearing in person or by counsel. Individuals with disabilities who may require auxiliary aids or services should contact the City offices at least seventy-two (72) hours before the time of the hearing.

A summary of the amendments follows:

  1. Section 3.02 – amend text to show location of official zoning map.
  2. Sections 3.07 and 3.08 – add new Riverfront District to the tables of permitted and special land uses.
  3. Article 15A – new article to create the Riverfront District and to provide intent, uses allowed, required conditions, and applicable articles.
  4. Section 17.00 – add Riverfront District to schedule of regulations.
  5. Section 17.02 – add Riverfront District to table showing single family cluster and open space development.
  6. Rezone the following lots to Riverfront District:

All lots between Lake Street and the Tawas River and between Mathews Street and 9th Street shall be rezoned from B-3 to RF (Riverfront District).

Accepting Bids – Follett Commercial Ice Marker

The Tawas City Fire Department is accepting bids for the sale of a Follett commercial ice maker.  The minimum bid is $200 and bids will be accepted until noon on Friday, April 26, 2019

The City of Tawas City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.  All sales are final and the ice maker will be sold as is.  The item may be inspected at the Tawas City Fire Department, 416 Mathews Street, by appointment only.  Please call 989-362-8688.

Sealed bids should be sent to the City Clerk, City of Tawas City, 550 West Lake Street, PO Box 568, Tawas City, MI, 48764, with “ice maker bid” marked on the outside of the envelope.

Budget Public Hearing

The City of Tawas City will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget  for fiscal year 2019-2020 at City Hall, 550 W. Lake Street, on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 7:00 PM.     “The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing.”  The proposed budget is available for public inspection at City Hall.

Annual Spring Fire Hydrant Flushing

In our continuing effort to provide clean, safe drinking water, mains in the following communities will be flushed May 6th through May 24th   2019 per the following Schedule:

City of East Tawas      May 6th _ May 10th

City of Tawas City       May 13th _ May 17th

Baldwin Township       May 20th _ May 24th

Discolored water and lower water pressure may be encountered during this process. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your water department. Your cooperation and understanding is appreciated.

Seasonal Employment Opportunity

SUMMER HELP – City of Tawas City is now accepting applications for Department of Public Works summer employees. Employment application can be obtained from Tawas City Hall, 550 W. Lake Street or at  The City of Tawas City is “An Equal Opportunity Employer” and provides a drug free work environment.

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