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Sep
09

NOTICE IS hereby given, as provided by Section 5.4(e) of the City Charter and Act 267, Public Acts of Michigan that a SPECIAL MEETING OF THE OWOSSO CITY COUNCIL has been called for Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 301 W. Main Street, Owosso for the purpose of conduct...

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Sep
09

The City of Owosso will conduct a public hearing on September 20, 2021 at 7:30 PM at Owosso City Hall - 301 W Main Street, Owosso, MI 48867 for the purpose of affording citizens an opportunity to examine and submit comments on the proposed application for a CDBG grant. The City of Owosso proposes t...

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Sep
03

The City of Owosso would like your feedback on the allocation of approximately $1.5 million of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds the city will receive.  This survey will close on September 30, 2021. Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QYRCHRS

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Sep
16

The Owosso City Council will meet Monday, September 20, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 301 West Main Street, Owosso. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.  Please see the link below for a view-only option. Public comment will only be available with in person attendance.

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Aug
26

The city-wide street resurfacing began the week of August 23, 2021.  Project sites include portions of Lincoln Avenue, Glenwood Avenue, McMillan Avenue, Garfield Avenue, Park Street, and Pearce Street.  An informational letter was sent out to residents along these streets.  The contra...

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Aug
17

City of Owosso’s 2021 Brush Pickup – August 25, 2021 City of Owosso’s brush pickup program begins Wednesday, August 25, 2021. It may take several days for brush to be picked up throughout the entire city. Brush pickup will continue on the last Wednesday of each month thru Octo...

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Aug
03

August 1, 2021 PROJECT STATUS REPORT 2020 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project Work began week of September 14, 2020. City sent out general information letters to affected residents along with telephone contacts to answer questions and/or concerns. Contractor also handing out contact informa...

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Jul
30

For the week of July 26, work resumed on the retaining wall along the James S. Miner Riverwalk, adjacent to City Hall.  The Contractor completed sheet piling work on July 30, 2021.  Wall construction will resume August 2, 2021.  All work is expected to be completed on or before Octobe...

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Jul
29

Final work on the 2020 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Contract will begin on Friday, July 30, 2021.  Contractor crews will be on site at various manhole locations through the City.  Work includes minor fixes to the brickwork and resetting manhole covers.  Another crew is scheduled to a...

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Jun
14

Owosso, MSHDA partner to Enhance Residential Properties in the City Owosso is utilizing a grant awarded by MSHDA to make exterior improvements to owner-occupied homes  OWOSSO, MICH. – The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) recently awarded Owosso a grant totaling $41,...

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Jun
09

June 1, 2021 PROJECT STATUS REPORT   2020 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project Work began week of September 14, 2020. City sent out general information letters to affected residents along with telephone contacts to answer questions and/or concerns. Contractor also handing out contact infor...

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Jun
08

The N. Gould Street Project from Oliver Street to Moore Street is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 14, 2021.  Concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk removal is scheduled for the week of June 14 with asphalt pulverizing and storm sewer installation to follow.  The street will be closed to thr...

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May
24

The City of Owosso is asking water customers to reach out to discuss past due balances as the department resumes normal utility billing practices.   The City suspended water shut-offs for non-payment during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Residents who weren’t able to pay their water bills...

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May
07

City DPW crews will begin hydro-excavating May 10, 2021, in the following areas to verify service lines.  The areas they will begin in are: 100 Block of S. Cedar 400-700 Block of S. Chipman We will be examining water service lines as part of our ongoing effort...

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Mar
02

Consumers Energy plans to begin work the week of March 8, 2021 along N Gould Street from Oliver Street to King Street.  Consumers Energy will replace its existing gas main with new plastic pipe in advance of the upcoming road work.  Road work is expected to begin mid-June, 2021 with all wo...

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Feb
22

City contractors will return the week of February 22, 2021, to do some finish work on sanitary sewers that were recently repaired with internal lining.  The areas of finish work are: N. Adams, 800 block. Curwood Castle Drive, from Bradley St. northerly to end of street. Grand A...

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Dec
10

The City Council voted to increase water and sewer rates at their December 7, 2020 meeting.  More information regarding the rate increases can be found by clicking the link below:

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Oct
30

Important Public Education materials about lead in drinking water

Oct
26

Public Advisory on Lead & Copper Rule Action Level Exceedance

Sep
02

The City of Owosso will be using the local alert feature offered by Facebook to help provide timely and accurate information to our residents. Facebook has created the first alert feature for local governments, first responders, and public health agencies to increase their ability to communicate eff...

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Aug
11

The City of Owosso, in coordination with MDOT, has approved the installation of a Hyfi wireless water level sensor on the Main Street Bridge to monitor water levels of the Shiawassee River for at least two years.  The compact and discreet sensor will be mounted to the bridge in the coming weeks...

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Mar
13

Owosso Police Officers will be responding to calls for police services by phone if the complaint is not in progress. You can reach the Owosso Police at 989-725-0580 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can call in non-emergency calls to Shiawassee County Central Dispatch after 4:30...

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Oct
23

Attached is the highlighted version of the new sign ordinance, showing the changes and an informational flyer regarding the sign ordinance changes.

Oct
10

Please click the following link to view more information regarding the trash collection discussion.

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Jun
13

MEDICAL MARIHUANA PROVISIONING CENTER LOTTERY FOR THE CITY OF OWOSSO

THE STATE OF MICHIGAN 3-DIGIT EVENING NUMBER FOR JUNE 13, 2019:   249

GREEN SUNRISE PRODUCTS, LLC - 116 N WASHINGTON ST - 3-DIGIT # - 257

JARS HOLDINGS, LLC - 901 W MAIN ST - 3-DIGIT # - 238

GH PROCESSING, LLC - 1115 CORUNNA AV - 3-DIGIT # - 264

NX MEDS, LLC - 300 W MAIN ST - 3-DIGIT # - 269

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Jun
10

The City Council amended the fireworks ordinance at their June 3, 2019 meeting, reducing the days and times when the usage of fireworks is allowed in the City.  This amendment is effective immediately. Text of the amended ordinance can be viewed by clicking the link below.

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May
15

Do not place debris from spring yard cleanup in the street at the curb. This material will plug up storm drains creating flooding conditions and can be a hazard to traffic flow.  The City has no spring debris pickup. Brush is picked up starting the last Wednesday of every month, this does ...

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Apr
17

During the April 15, 2019 City Council meeting the Council voted to approve an emergency ordinance amendment to Ordinance No. 795, which was approved March  18, 2019.  The emergency ordinance amendment took effect immediately after passage.  The intent of the emergency amendment was t...

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Apr
03

MDEQ Pilot Drinking Water Infrastructure Grant - Proposed Water Service Line Replacements

Mar
12

2020 Owosso DWRF Project Plan

Dec
04

Notice: As of January 1, 2019 utility account deposits will be $225.

Oct
18

The City of Owosso was recently tested for Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in its water supply.  In a report provided by the MDEQ, sampling results reveal that the City of Owosso water supply was a Non Detect or less than 10 parts per trillion for these substances.  The USEPA action limi...

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Aug
15

Attached are the revised and updated water/sewer rates as approved by city council.

Aug
06

One of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Pilot Drinking Water Infrastructure Grant Community Survey areas to be investigated for lead or galvanized water service line identification and replacement if found is as attached.

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Aug
01
Fire Hydrant Colors

You are beginning to see changes with the fire hydrants in Owosso.  In the past couple years we have repainted almost all of the city fire hydrants and now the remaining fire hydrants in the city are being finished up.  We will also go back through the city and change the cap colors in acc...

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Jul
31

Water & Sewer Rate Presentation

Jun
20

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Pilot Drinking Water Infrastructure Grant Community areas to be targeted for lead or galvanized water service line replacement will be as follows: 2018 Street Construction Projects - Locations are currently attached. Residential Lead &...

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Jun
01

Sea lamprey are parasitic fish that feed on other fish by sucking their blood and bodily fluids, causing significant damage to their hosts and sometimes even death.  Infestations of sea lamprey devastated the Great Lakes fishery in the 1960's and cost thousands of people their jobs making contr...

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Apr
08

2018 Water Quality Report

Mar
13

To use the online payment process for the City of Owosso, you will need to be using: Internet Explorer version 11 or higher, which includes Edge browser in Windows 10; Chrome version 22 or higher; FireFox version 27 or higher; Apple Safari (MacOS) version 6 or higher; or A...

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Nov
10

In honor of Veteran's Day, we want to say thank you to all the veterans and active duty military serving our country. The City of Owosso would like to honor our employees that are veterans: Air Force: Kirk Machala (Filtration), Bryce Mowinski (DPW), Kent Platner (Fire) and Adam Terry (Police);&nbs...

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Oct
02

The city of Owosso is the proud recipient of a $45,000 Recreation Passport grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to help renovate the sidewalks and lighting, as well as add bus/handicap parking at Curwood Castle Park.  Work will start the week of October 2nd and will continue ...

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Aug
11

CITY OF OWOSSO UTILITY BILLING WATER METER REPLACEMENT PROJECT 2017  The city of Owosso will upgrade its water/sewer utility billing system to a wireless remote technology and replace all water meters beginning the week of August 14,  2017.  This is required to retire outdated hardw...

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Jun
22

CITY OF OWOSSO UTILITY BILLING WATER METER REPLACEMENT PROJECT 2017 The city of Owosso will upgrade its water/sewer utility billing system to a wireless remote technology and replace all water meters beginning near mid-August 2017.  This is required to retire outdated hardware, software, and ...

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Apr
10

2017 Annual Water Quality Report

Apr
05

Please click the link below to view the proposed budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year starting July 1, 2017. 2017-18 Proposed Budget

Oct
28

2016 Annual Water Quality Report

Jun
09

2016 Water/Sewer Rate Increase

Apr
08

Click the link below to view the 2016-17 Proposed Budget. 2016-17 Proposed Budget

Mar
22

City of Owosso 2016 Annual Water Quality Report

Jan
28

The City of Owosso Public Water Supply is in compliance with the 1992 Safe Drinking Water Act Lead and Copper Rule and all revisions to the rule. The City of Owosso is required by the State of Michigan to sample for Lead and Copper every three years.  This involves 30 sampling points through th...

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Jan
21

Are we connected to the Flint Water System, should I be concerned about my water in Owosso?  No, we have our own water supply from our own groundwater wells right here in Owosso.  We have excellent water quality from our wells and our water treatment ensures that our water is not corrosiv...

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Dec
03

Joint News Release: Memorial Healthcare and Owosso Fire Department Team Up to Bring Faster Care to Cardiac Patients

Nov
11

Thank you to all the veterans and active duty military serving our country.  The City of Owosso would like to honor our employees that are veterans: Air Force: Kirk Machala (Filtration), Bryce Mowinski (DPW), Kent Platner (Fire) and Adam Terry (Police); Army: James Dorris (WWTP), Robert Erick...

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Nov
06

ISO News Release November, 2015

Jun
24

Water Quality Report - 2015

Jun
19

At their June 15th meeting the City Council voted to approve the proposed water and sewer rates for the 2015-16 fiscal year.  Back in June of 2013 the Council voted to adopt a schedule which estimated rates for a 3-year period.  The intent of the projected schedule was to allow residents a...

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Mar
03

At last night's meeting the City Council adopted a new billing procedure for water and sewer bills.  The major change involved moving the due date to the 5th day of the month following the issuance of bills.  Click the link below to view the new policy in its entirety. Standard Procedures...

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Dec
29

"Community Cats of Owosso" is now on Facebook, be sure to like their page for more information and up-to-date postings.

Dec
16

At last night's meeting the City Council moved to accept the financial audit report from Rehmann Robson, LLC.  The audit presents a snapshot of the City's financial health at the close of the latest fiscal year, June 30, 2014.  Click the link below to view the report.

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May
23

At the Monday, May 19th meeting the Owosso City Council moved to change the election date for City Council members from November odd-years to November even-years.  This will mean the election that would normally be held in November 2015 will be shifted to November 2016, effectively eliminating ...

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May
02

Owosso Downtown Added to National Register of Historic Places

Mar
24

Water Quality Report March, 2014

Aug
12

On August 5, 2013 the City Council adopted a comprehensive schedule of fees covering everything from the charges for copies to the fees for building permits.  The fees listed on this schedule will become effective September 1, 2013.  Please click the link below to view the 2013 Fee Schedul...

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Jul
02

The Owosso City Council passed an emergency amendment to the ordinance governing the use of fireworks, effective immediately.  The amended ordinance restricts the hours fireworks may be used the day before, the day of, and the day after a federal holiday.  Please see the links below for a ...

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Apr
01

Design Ordinance FAQ

Jan
10

Download the Water Quality Report March 2012

Jan
10

Download the Good Neighbor Policy 2012