City of Stephenson, MI

LOCAL NEWS - August 2019

If you are a resident of the City of Stephenson, the City needs your help. Nine (9) qualified voter residents are needed for a Charter Commission, who will be responsible for revising the City’s current charter. Residents can still file as a Write-In Candidate for the November 5, 2019 election. The filing deadline is 4 p.m. on October 25, 2019. For more information contact City Hall at (906) 753-6228.

The City now has a facebook page.

Reservations are being received for the park pavilions. The pavilions are reserved on a first come-first serve basis. For reservations contact City Hall. The Multi-purpose Pavilion has flush bathrooms and a recently added kitchen area where food can be stored and served from. The Stephenson Lions Club generously donated time and materials toward the construction of the kitchen area.

The City has now implemented a voluntary green pricing renewable energy program. 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.

Homeowners are reminded to place street numbers on their houses that are easily seen by emergency vehicles.

The City has contracted out its law department services to the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department. For emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies call Central Dispatch at 888-863-6614.

The City has an energy optimization program. See the list of EO rebates at

Residents are reminded that recreational burning permits are allowed. Contact City Hall for a permit. There is no fee for the permit. No other burning is allowed in the City.

A building permit is 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.

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.