City of Stephenson, MI

LOCAL NEWS - March 2019

The parking ban on City Streets is in effect from November 1, 2018 to April 1, 2019 between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.


The 2019 4th of July Celebration will be held in Stephenson on Saturday, July 4th.


The Multi-Purpose Pavilion ice rink is currently closed (March 14th). It may be reopened in the future depending on the temperature. When it is open hours are from noon to 9:00 p.m.


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 michigan-energy.org.


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.