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Ever wonder how you can find out what’s going on in Bay City? 

Information is listed on the Special Event Calendar on the City’s website at 

Other sources for local event information:

State Theatre 989-892-2660

Downtown Bay City at 989-893-8573 or

Free events include:

Tuesday & Thursday Movies in the Park at Dusk (Wenonah Park)
Wednesday Young Peoples Summer Series @ 11:30 am (Wenonah Park)
Wednesdays in the Park Summer Concert Series @ 7:00 pm (Wenonah Park)
Thursdays @ Uptown @ 6:00 pm (Plaza Area)
Fridays at the Falls @ 6:00 pm (Third Street Waterfall Park)

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New design for Bay City Tax Bills saves City $6,000

Look for your newly designed tax bill as summer tax bills were mailed the first week of July to Bay City property owners.  

If you have not received your tax bill please contact Utility Customer Service at 894-8104.

Public Safety focusing on Quality of Life Issues

The Department of Public Safety is currently conducting enhanced enforcement of codes and ordinances pertaining to quality of life issues. Some of the proactive measures include stringent enforcement of the following ordinances:
  • Noise Ordinance
  • Curfew Ordinance
  • Minor in Possession
  • Blight Ordinances
  • Enforcement of Park Rules
City Code Chapter 78, Section 78-1 gives authority to the City Manager to make rules and regulations pertaining to the conduct and use of all public parks. Violating park rules could lead to a fine of up to $500 or 90 days in jail. Officers are in the parks enforcing parks rules and regulations to ensure a safe family friendly environment for all people. Park hours for all parks (except Veterans’ Park) are 7:00 am to 9:00 pm unless a special use permit has been issued by the City. The hours for Veterans’ Park are from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.

A complete list of park rules can be found on the city's website in the search box type Parks Rules at  

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Construction Project Updates
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Midland Street Business District
Midland Street
Business District

Midland Street District—Construction Project Details

Phase 1:  Henry to Walnut Street Reconstruction; Water Main, Sewer Main, Street Lighting, Sidewalks, Signing, and New Asphalt Pavement

Traffic will be detoured to Vermont, Catherine, John, and Walnut Streets

Phase 2: Walnut to Litchfield; Mill and Resurface Asphalt Pavement, Street Lighting

Traffic will not be detoured in this section. There will be intermittent lane closures as needed 

Project Schedule: Construction Begins  July 31, 2017

Open to Traffic  October 28, 2017

Final Completion  November 30, 2017

Questions?  Contact Engineering at 989-894-8181.

Watch for news regarding detours and road closures posted on the
City's Facebook page "baycitygovernment" and
City website

Labor Day

September 4th

Holiday Sanitation

One day delay with sanitation collection crews working 

City Offices Closed September 4, 2017
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Pet Waste and Clean Water

Animal waste contains harmful bacteria, and when left on the ground, can be carried to our waterways when it rains.  Follow these simple steps to protect our lakes, rivers, and beaches:

Dispose of it promptly and properly – Whether in your yard or on a walk, promptly dispose of your pet’s waste in the trash.

Pick up before lawn watering – Pick up after your pets before watering your yard or cleaning patios or driveways.  Don’t use a hose to clean pet waste off driveways or sidewalks.  

Share the message – When at a dog park, community meeting, or talking with friends, spread the word about the positive impact picking up after your pet can have on water quality.

Don’t treat ducks or geese as pets – Feeding ducks and geese may seem harmless, but, in fact, can be a nuisance to people and harmful to our water.  Feeding waterfowl causes them to become dependent to humans.  This, in turn, creates unnaturally high populations and problems in parks and lakes.  Waterfowl waste can pollute our water with harmful bacteria.  

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