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NOTICE OF ELECTION

A regular City Election will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2020 to elect four Council persons. The members whose regular terms expire are: Dan Burchett, Roger Meinert, Dave Scharlow and Carol A. Tillotson. The terms will be filled in the following manner: The three (3) candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected for a term that shall expire the Monday following the 2024 November City Election. The candidate receiving the fourth highest number of votes shall be elected to a term which will expire the Monday following the 2022 City Election.

Three… four year terms
One…. two year term

Candidates for the offices to be filled will be nominated by petition. Approved petition forms may be obtained at the Office of the City Clerk beginning Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Candidate petitions must contain at least twenty (20) but not more than forty (40) valid signatures of registered electors of the City of Reed City and must be filed in the Office of the City Clerk by 4:00 pm Monday, July 13, 2020.

Jacalyn R. Beam, City Clerk

Public Notice - Planning Commission "Virtual"Meeting - July 6, 2020 at 7:00 P.M.

Please take notice that a public hearing will be held on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. by electronic remote access for the purpose of hearing comments regarding amendments to the Reed City Zoning Map. Ebels General Store, Falmouth, MI, has filed a petition to rezone the property located at 105 E. Church, Reed City, MI, from Residential-2 to Commercial-2. The public hearing will be followed by the regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting.

Electronic remote access, in accordance with the Michigan Governor’s Executive Order 2020-48, will be implemented in response to COVID-19 social distancing requirements and Michigan Governor’s Executive Order 2020-59. The public may participate in the meeting/public hearing through GoToMeeting access by computer and smart phone using the following link:

Planning Commission
Mon, July 6, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/264341397

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- One-touch: tel:+15713173112,,264341397#

Access Code: 264-341-397

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/264341397

Members of the public will only be able to speak during the public hearing and public comment portions of the meeting/public hearing and such comments will be limited to three minutes per person during each opportunity to speak. A person wishing to speak must state their name and request to be recognized by the Planning Commission Chairperson. The Chairperson will recognize all persons wishing to speak during the public hearing and public comment. Members of the public may also submit their written comments to the Reed City Clerk at 227 E. Lincoln Ave., Reed City, MI 49677. A copy of the meeting material may be found on the link on the City of Reed City homepage at reedcity.org on July 2, 2020.

The City of Reed City will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon reasonable advance notice by contacting Jacalyn R. Beam, City Clerk, 227 E Lincoln, Reed City, MI 49677, or (231) 832-2245 or by email at beamj@reedcityhall.org

Jacalyn R. Beam, City Clerk

Notice of Public Hearing & Regular Council Virtual Meeting - July 20th at 7:00 P.M.

Please take notice that a public hearing will be held on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. by electronic remote access for the purpose of hearing comments regarding amendments to the Reed City Zoning Map. Ebels General Store, Falmouth, MI, has filed a petition to rezone the property located at 105 E. Church, Reed City, MI, from Residential-2 to Commercial-2. The public hearing will be followed by the regularly scheduled City Council meeting..

Electronic remote access, in accordance with the Michigan Governor’s Executive Order 2020-48, will be implemented in response to COVID-19 social distancing requirements and Michigan Governor’s Executive Order 2020-59. The public may participate in the meeting/public hearing through GoToMeeting access by computer and smart phone using the following link:

City Council-Regular Virtual
Mon, July 20, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/556415573

You can also dial in using your phone.
(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 556-415-573

Members of the public will only be able to speak during the public hearing and public comment portions of the meeting/public hearing and such comments will be limited to three minutes per person during each opportunity to speak. A person wishing to speak must state their name and request to be recognized by the Reed City Mayor. The Mayor will recognize all persons wishing to speak during the public hearing and public comment. Members of the public may also submit their written comments to the Reed City Clerk at 227 E. Lincoln Ave., Reed City, MI 49677. A copy of the meeting material may be found on the link on the City of Reed City homepage at reedcity.org on July 16, 2020.

The City of Reed City will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon reasonable advance notice by contacting Jacalyn R. Beam, City Clerk, 227 E Lincoln, Reed City, MI 49677, or (231) 832-2245 or by email at beamj@reedcityhall.org

Jacalyn R. Beam
City Clerk

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