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Public Notice Planning Commission Virtual Meeting April 6, 2020 7pm

Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-15 Reed City will be holding its normal Planning Commission meeting “virtually” using the GoToMeeting application. Citizens interested in attending by computer should use the following link to attend:

or telephone call in:
Call in using this audio information.

Toll Free: Long Distance: Dial: +1 (571) 317-3122
Access Code: 448-139-837
Audio Pin: 21

The entire packet of documents is in pdf and can be accessed through the link shown below.
The City apologizes in advance for any difficulties during the meeting as this is the first virtual meeting held under the Executive Order.

Ron M. Howell
City Manage


Coronavirus (COVID-19)
March 30, 2020 Update

Governor’s Stay at Home Order-Experts agree that the next 3-4 weeks are critical in trying to slow the spread of Covid-19 in Michigan. By staying home as much as possible this would reduce the amount of person to person contact and slow the transmission of the virus. By following the CDC guidelines of washing hands and avoiding contact with surfaces used by the public, it will help work towards the goal of not overwhelming our medical facilities with Covid-19 cases.

Board of Review-An important part of the property assessment system is the right for any taxpayer to appear before a citizen Board of Review and appeal their assessed value. Because of the volunteer citizens stepping forward to conduct this process, they were able to process all 15 appeals under strict sanitary controls.

Governors Executive Order to allow Local Governments to hold “virtual” meetings-The next public meeting of Reed City is the Planning Commission to be held on April 6th at 7:00pm. In response to the Governor’s order, the City has signed up to GoToMeeting [ ] so the Planning Commission meeting can be held virtually. The Governor’s order stressed that the public must be allowed to observe, hear and participate in a virtual meeting anonymously. The process will be for the city to post an “invitation” to the public on the City’s web site showing how to attend the meeting by computer or phone. If a citizen wants to attend and cannot use a phone or computer please contact City Hall and arrangements will be made.

City Hall closed to Public-Everyone at City Hall appreciates the public’s understanding of the need to close city hall. The city staff is now rotating days at work with days at home to help prevent everyone being “infected’. Residents are still encouraged to call (231) 832-2245 if they have any questions about any matter.

Bill Paying-City hall staff thanks the residents who have used the online bill pay found at the City web site under the tab city services and the drop box outside city hall. Any cash payment or checks to be applied to an (utility) account should be put in an envelope with the account stub and deposited in the drop box. Another option is to use the US Postal Service.

Small Businesses-Small businesses are being especially hit hard and if they offer drive through or take out everyone is encouraged to use their services however small the purchase might be. The Small Business Administration has declared Osceola County in Michigan eligible for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (effective 1/31/2020 through an online application process at:

Trevor Guiles

Spectrum Health is offering free virtual COVID-19 screenings for patients experiencing symptoms that can be scheduled via their health system hotline at 616-391-2380.

Public Notice

Reed City Residential Waste Customer Award
of Bid to American Waste

After conducting a sealed bid process the City Council has awarded the low bid to American Waste for a 3 year contract to start February 1st, 2020 to continue our weekly solid waste pick up and monthly household items pick up.

The current contract was to expire December 31st 2019 but Republic Waste offered to extend it for one more month to January 31st 2020 to help with the transition.

The City composed a list of all 830 residential customers and provided it to American Waste so they could build their pick up route. The City understands each residential customer has received a letter from American Waste explaining pick up guidelines and asking each customer to call and let them know what type of service they desire- bags or totes.

American waste has chosen to use Red bags so their drivers know which bags to pick up in the future. These bags will be available at City Hall, Shakers Party Store and Marathon gas station by February 1st.

In accordance with the bid specifications, the new contactor must honor and pick up the yellow bags for 60 days commencing February 1st. Those customers that have an unopened roll of yellow bags can bring them to City Hall after February 1st for a refund if they will not use them up in the next 60 days.

The City and American Waste are trying to make this transition with as few conflicts as possible but we both know it can happen. If you have any questions about the service please contact American Waste at 231-943-8088 and if you still have questions or concerns please call City Hall and we will address them.

Ron M. Howell, CM
City Manager

Welcome to Reed City, Michigan's Crossroads City

City of Reed City, MichiganAt the beautiful crossroads of US-131 and US-10, we welcome you to Reed City. We are a bustling community located at the heart of Michigan.

Reed City is also a major crossroads for Michigan's popular Rails-to Trails system. Here, the state's premier trails intersect; the White Pine Trail (running north and south) and the Pere Marquette Trail (east and west). This unique crossing makes us one of Michigan's most important trail communities.

With a friendly home town atmosphere, Reed City invites you to visit, work, and raise your family. We have a vibrant downtown and offer many business opportunities. With our beautiful parks, trails and abundant natural beauty, Reed City is the perfect place to camp and enjoy Michigan's outdoors. In every season, Reed City is your place for outdoor adventure.

Please browse here for more information about Reed City, our Chamber of Commerce, business opportunities, and tourist attractions. Thank you for your interest in Reed City.

Chamber News...

Michigan Area Chamber of Commerce

The Reed City Area Chamber of Commerce is now a member of the Michigan Area Chamber of Commerce. The Michigan Area Chamber of Commerce offers a variety of benefits to members of our local Chamber! See the informational flyers at the following links.

We encourage all of our members to take advantage of these opportunities.

Any questions, please contact the Chamber at 231-832-5431.

Chamber Member of the Month, Reed City Brewery!

Visit Our Chamber Facebook Page

Join the action on our Reed City Area Chamber Facebook page.

Chamber Mission Statement

The Reed City Area Chamber of Commerce proposes to help business, industry and tourism prosper, thus stimulating economic growth and improving the quality of life.

Chamber Member Directory

Below please find a quick directory of Reed City Area Chamber of Commerce members. Or visit our Membership Directory page to search for members by their name, business name or business category.

We're a Gigabit Community

Reed City, a Gigabit CommunityIn our 21st century economy, innovation is necessary for economic leadership. Broadband infrastructure is today's central platform, and faster speeds spur innovation.

The City of Reed City is pleased to be part of a fiber-optic expansion area of Internet services being built now by Casair, Inc. Casair is constructing 400 miles of 10GigE fiber to connect its tower locations, creating massive amounts of bandwidth for our area.

This new higher level of connectivity is great news for businesses and entrepreneurs who want to grow and expand in Reed City. It means a faster broadband network, offering area homes and businesses access to gigabit broadband, bringing supercomputing power to local Internet users.

Your Bike and Hike Camping Adventure Begins In Reed City.

White Pine TrailLooking for a Bike Hike Camping adventure out on the Michigan Trails? Come to Reed City, Michigan's Crossroads. Reed City is where two of Michigan's mightiest trails intersect, the White Pine Trail running north and south, and the Pere Marquette Trail heading east and west.

Reed City is the perfect place for your adventure to begin and end. Rambadt Park is a cozy campground nestled in nature close to US 10 & US 131 and the White Pine and Pere Marquette Trails. 13 campsites offer electricity and water hookups. Reservations are accepted. You will find warm showers, a pavilion, band shell, walking trail and kids playground. Open mid-May to end of October. There are free concerts in the park every Friday and Saturday, June to August.

From there, which direction to head on the Pere Marquette or White Pine trails? Any is a good choice! Check this article about the White Pine Trail, Reed City to Cadillac from Michigan Trails Magazine for starters. While you are in Reed City, enjoy our restaurants and downtown shops, all eager to please you with their selection and service. Find out why Reed City is a popular destination to base a day or weeklong adventure on the Michigan Trails.

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Reed City Crossroads

City of Reed City
227 East Lincoln - Map
Reed City, Michigan 49677
Phone (231) 832-2245

Reed City Area Chamber of Commerce
200 N. Chestnut Street - Map
P.O. Box 27
Reed City, Michigan 49677
Phone: (231) 832-5431