Residents Reminded to Keep Grass Clippings Out of Street

Residents and landscapers are reminded to keep grass clippings out of the street and the City’s storm drains. Blowing grass and other yard debris into the sidewalk, street, or storm drainage system is a violation of the City Ordinance §91.07 (E).

Grass clippings, leaves, and other lawn debris can clog storm drains, resulting in street and private property flooding. Also, storm drains flow directly to local waterways untreated. Grass clippings add unnecessary nutrients, which help feed harmful algal blooms. In addition to environmental harm, you may be creating a safety hazard. When blown into the street, clippings can create a slippery and dangerous surface for traveling motorcyclists and bicyclists.

Using a mulching mower puts clippings back into the turf and keeps the nutrients where they belong. Should you choose to use a discharging mower, please be sure to point the blower toward your property (away from the street) to prevent clippings from leaving the lawn. You may also choose to bag your clippings, but they may not be disposed of in your regular refuse containers. City residents are required to place grass clippings and yard debris in clear plastics bags that will be collected by the City DPW the second and fourth Monday of each month from May through September.

When finished mowing, please be sure to use a blower, broom, or rake to clean up any grass clippings or debris that have inadvertently made their way into the street, sidewalk, or storm drain.

We encourage those who have questions, concerns or even complaints regarding any city related matter to contact the City. Overwhelmingly, our residents never hesitate to do so and City staff will provide the answers they seek accordingly. However, in certain instances, individuals will turn to social media for answers rather than contact the source (Note: please know that the City strongly supports the First Amendment and the unfettered right of our residents to comment freely on social media or otherwise). Unlike most larger communities, the City of Brown City and its staff are fully accessible to our residents and we remain committed to service. As always, myself and my staff will personally meet with any resident to fully discuss any issue or concern. Moreover, City Council meetings take place twice each month while many local governments only meet once.

The City does not actively monitor social media pages (not “big brother”), but in a small community, we are sometimes made aware of various discussions.

Lastly, thank you to all of our residents who make this such a great community. Our success and identity is grounded in our residents and their values. I hope this information was helpful and remember that we are here to serve you. If you see something on social media that doesn’t seem quite right, it’s probably not. Come see us or give us a call.

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City Ordinance Ordinance 152.400: An Ordinance of the City of Brown City amending the City of Brown City Title XV Land Usage Code by adding Section 152.400 by providing for Cultivation or Other Medical Use of Marihuana as a Medical Marihuana Home Occupation in Single Family Dwellings, their location, definitions, conditions and standards.  A copy of the Ordinance is here Ordinance 152.400.

City Ordinance Section 130.06 - Prohibition of Marihuana Establishments: The City of Brown City ordains that pursuant to the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, Section 6.1, the City elects to prohibit marihuana establishments within its boundaries.  Ordinance 130.06

The 2019 - Brown City Water Quality Report (CCR) is available for review at City Hall. A copy is also posted under “Departments” above. To receive a copy in the mail, contact us at browncty@greatlakes.net or 810 346-2325.

 

Brown City is a full service community, offering a variety of businesses and professional services. You'll find banking and insurance services, Pharmacy, Barbers, Hair Salons, Auto Parts, Auto Care, Gas Stations, Car Washes, propane, hardware, florist, coin laundry, mini storage and more! Brown City's Professional services include a lawyer, realtors and two health clinics.

A view of Brown City's Beautifully Renovated Downtown and City Hall

 


City Hall: 
4205 Main Street 
Post Office Box 99 
Brown City, MI 48416 
(810) 346-2325 (phone) 
(810) 346-3802 (fax)
browncty@greatlakes.net

For After Hours Emergencies:

  • Police/Fire/Ambulance:
    911
  • Water & Sewer:
    (810) 346-3060

City Hall: 
4205 Main Street 
Post Office Box 99 
Brown City, MI 48416 
346-2325 (phone) 
346-3802 (fax)

For After Hours Emergencies:

  • Police/fire/ambulance:
    911
  • Water & Sewer:
    346-3060

City Hall: 
4205 Main Street 
Post Office Box 99 
Brown City, MI 48416 
346-2325 (phone) 
346-3802 (fax)

For After Hours Emergencies:

  • Police/fire/ambulance:
    911
  • Water & Sewer:
    346-3060

City Hall: 
4205 Main Street 
Post Office Box 99 
Brown City, MI 48416 
346-2325 (phone) 
346-3802 (fax)

For After Hours Emergencies:

  • Police/fire/ambulance:
    911
  • Water & Sewer:
    346-3060

City Hall: 
4205 Main Street 
Post Office Box 99 
Brown City, MI 48416 
346-2325 (phone) 
346-3802 (fax)

For After Hours Emergencies:

  • Police/fire/ambulance:
    911
  • Water & Sewer:
    346-3060

City Hall: 
4205 Main Street 
Post Office Box 99 
Brown City, MI 48416 
346-2325 (phone) 
346-3802 (fax)

For After Hours Emergencies:

  • Police/fire/ambulance:
    911
  • Water & Sewer:
    346-3060