City of Stephenson, MI

COVID-19 UPDATES

  • City Hall is now open to the Public. Social distancing and facial coverings will be required in the lobby.

  • COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) can provide assistance with past-due rent and utility bills for qualifying Michigan residents who were impacted by COVID-related hardships.

  • City Utility Disconnect Policy Resumes - Updated 6/12/2020

  • For Utility Payments - Customers are encouraged to continue to use the drop box on the outside of the municipal building for their payments. Alternatively, payments can be mailed to City of Stephenson at P.O. Box 467, Stephenson, MI 49887, or paid online. ACH payments are also accepted - ACH forms are available by calling the office.

LOCAL NEWS

Spring Yard Cleanup Until May 10th: Bagged leaves and brush can be placed curbside for pickup until May10th. Leaves and brush must be separated; leaves must be bagged and free of any metal or foreign objects. Paper bags are available at local retailers.


A Public Hearing will be held at 5:45 p.m. on May 6, 2021, to review the proposed budget for fiscal year 2021-2022. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing.


A Special Election will be held on May 4, 2021, to vote on the proposed City Charter. Printed copies of the proposed City Charter are also available at CIty Hall.


Energy Assistance Programs are available.


Facebook Page- Please join us on Facebook.


Renewable Energy Program- the City has now implemented voluntary green pricing. Contact City Hall for more details.


Utility Bills- can now be paid by debit/credit card in the office or online, or by ACH. ACH forms are available at the City Hall office.


Law Department Services- the City has contracted with the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department. For emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies call Central Dispatch at 888-863-6614.


Energy Optimization- the City has this program. See the list of EO rebates at michigan-energy.org.


Burning Permits- residents are reminded that recreational burning permits are allowed. Contact City Hall for a permit form. There is no fee for the permit. No other burning is allowed in the City.


Building Permits- are required in the City of Stephenson for construction, fences, etc. As of September 1, 2015 a land use permit is required for permanent pools, whether they are in ground or above ground. Contact City Hall for further information and/or a permit application.


Fire Alarm Siren/Severe Weather Siren- residents may notice the sirens going off at noon on the first Monday of each month. This is a testing of the city’s severe weather siren system. To distinguish the severe weather siren from the fire alarm siren, listen for the following: the fire alarm siren will cycle once (ring for 1 minute) - the severe weather siren will sound the same as the fire alarm but will cycle 3 times (ring for 1 minute, stop for 30 seconds, ring for 1 minute, stop for 30 seconds, ring for 1 minute). The fire alarm is only used to page the firemen; the severe weather siren is used to alert residents so they can prepare for bad weather.