City of Owosso Government

City of Owosso Government This is the official page of the City of Owosso, Michigan. Owosso is a full service community of about 15,000 residents on the banks of the Shiawassee River in mid-Michigan.

The community serves a regional population of about 70,000 residents and is part of the greater Lansing and Flint metropolitan areas. Owosso is awesome.

Operating as usual

11 days till Glow Owosso! It's not too late to sign up for the race or parade.
11/15/2021

11 days till Glow Owosso! It's not too late to sign up for the race or parade.

It’s coming up fast.

It’s not to late to sign up and get a good discount on the race. It’s $35 till race day and on race day the cost goes up. But you get a cool shirt, a cool hat sponsored by Wooden Crate Popcorn Co, and fancy medals if you are one of the top 3 in your group. Register here. https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Owosso/OwossoGlow5KRunWalk2020

Send in your parade app if you requested one, or dm is your email and we will get one to you.

Let’s go glow!! Celebrate our community with lights.

Introducing the new  Downtown Owosso Director:
11/12/2021

Introducing the new Downtown Owosso Director:

11/12/2021

Leaf update:

Friday, November 12, crews completed S3, S4, and half of N4. Monday, November 15, they will finish N4 and start N5, S5, and possibly S6.

On 11-12-2021, Owosso Police and Fire officers investigated an accident at the corner of Dewey and Main Street. One of t...
11/12/2021

On 11-12-2021, Owosso Police and Fire officers investigated an accident at the corner of Dewey and Main Street. One of the occupants was transported for minor injuries. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

On 11-12-2021, Owosso Police and Fire officers investigated an accident at the corner of Dewey and Main Street. One of the occupants was transported for minor injuries. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

11/11/2021

Leaf Update:

Thursday, November 11, crews completed N3. Friday, November 12th they will move into S3, S4, and possibly N4.

You can now sign-up to receive email notifications from the City of Owosso. We send out a monthly e-newsletter with impo...
11/11/2021
Sign Up for Email Notifications

You can now sign-up to receive email notifications from the City of Owosso. We send out a monthly e-newsletter with important updates, reminders for services like brush and leaf pickup, dates for public meetings, public safety notices, and more.

We will send out a monthly e-newsletter with important updates, reminders for services like brush and leaf pickup, dates for public meetings, public safety notices and more.

Not just today, but everyday! ❤️🤍💙
11/11/2021

Not just today, but everyday! ❤️🤍💙

Not just today, but everyday! ❤️🤍💙

The Shiawassee County Veterans Day Parade is at 7 p.m. Thursday in Corunna. The parade will begin at VFW Post 4005 and p...
11/10/2021

The Shiawassee County Veterans Day Parade is at 7 p.m. Thursday in Corunna. The parade will begin at VFW Post 4005 and proceed north to Mack Street. A memorial service at the Shiawassee County Courthouse will follow the parade. City of Owosso Police and Fire are honored to participate.

The Shiawassee County Veterans Day Parade is at 7 p.m. Thursday in Corunna. The parade will begin at VFW Post 4005 and proceed north to Mack Street. A memorial service at the Shiawassee County Courthouse will follow the parade. City of Owosso Police and Fire are honored to participate.

Wednesday, November 10, crews completed N2 and half of N3. Thursday, November 11, they will complete N3, then move into ...
11/10/2021

Wednesday, November 10, crews completed N2 and half of N3. Thursday, November 11, they will complete N3, then move into S3, S4, and possibly N4.

Wednesday, November 10, crews completed N2 and half of N3. Thursday, November 11, they will complete N3, then move into S3, S4, and possibly N4.

We want to extend a huge thank you to Margaret Duntley, Kaye Newton & Nellie Lab from Trinity United Methodist Church in...
11/09/2021

We want to extend a huge thank you to Margaret Duntley, Kaye Newton & Nellie Lab from Trinity United Methodist Church in Owosso for their generous donation of cookies to the staff at City Hall and our police and firefighters. Thank You!

We want to extend a huge thank you to Margaret Duntley, Kaye Newton & Nellie Lab from Trinity United Methodist Church in Owosso for their generous donation of cookies to the staff at City Hall and our police and firefighters. Thank You!

11/09/2021

Leaf Update:

Tuesday, November 9, crews completed S1 and S2. Wednesday, November 10, they will be moving into N2, N3, and possibly S3.

ARPA Update: Thank you to everyone who completed the ARPA survey. Thirty-five percent of the participants picked improve...
11/05/2021

ARPA Update:

Thank you to everyone who completed the ARPA survey. Thirty-five percent of the participants picked improvements to public infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, water, and sewer) as their number one priority and fifty percent gave this category five stars (the highest possible).

The next step in the city’s ARPA process will be to collect applications for ARPA projects. Applications for businesses and nonprofits are available on the city’s website. City of Owosso staff will also need to submit applications for city-managed projects, such as infrastructure-related items. All applications need to be submitted by January 31, 2022.

City Council will begin scoring all applications in February. The City Manager will give a presentation to City Council regarding the highest scoring applications in March and final projects will be selected.

ARPA Application Nonprofit:https://www.ci.owosso.mi.us/Portals/0/Files/Forms/ARPA%20Application%20Nonprofit1.pdf
ARPA Application Business:https://www.ci.owosso.mi.us/Portals/0/Files/Forms/ARPA%20Application%20Business1.pdf

Questions can be directed to [email protected]

ARPA Update:

Thank you to everyone who completed the ARPA survey. Thirty-five percent of the participants picked improvements to public infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, water, and sewer) as their number one priority and fifty percent gave this category five stars (the highest possible).

The next step in the city’s ARPA process will be to collect applications for ARPA projects. Applications for businesses and nonprofits are available on the city’s website. City of Owosso staff will also need to submit applications for city-managed projects, such as infrastructure-related items. All applications need to be submitted by January 31, 2022.

City Council will begin scoring all applications in February. The City Manager will give a presentation to City Council regarding the highest scoring applications in March and final projects will be selected.

ARPA Application Nonprofit:https://www.ci.owosso.mi.us/Portals/0/Files/Forms/ARPA%20Application%20Nonprofit1.pdf
ARPA Application Business:https://www.ci.owosso.mi.us/Portals/0/Files/Forms/ARPA%20Application%20Business1.pdf

Questions can be directed to [email protected]

Thank you for your help so far on this survey. Please continue to fill it out and share it with others!One of the requir...
11/03/2021

Thank you for your help so far on this survey. Please continue to fill it out and share it with others!

One of the requirements of the Lead and Copper Rule is for the City of Owosso to identify your water service lines from the water main to the faucet. EGLE requires this information as part of the lead remediation program also known as the Lead and Copper Rule. To help us verify the materials used in your home please consider taking our survey. If you are unsure about the materials used in your home, you can also utilize this survey to request a city employee to do an in-person inspection.

Click here to take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C99MTNG

One of the requirements of the Lead and Copper Rule is for the City of Owosso to identify your water service lines from the water main to the faucet. EGLE requires this information as part of the lead remediation program also known as the Lead and Copper Rule. To help us verify the materials used in your home please consider taking our survey. If you are unsure about the materials used in your home, you can also utilize this survey to request a city employee to do an in-person inspection. Click here to take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C99MTNG

11/03/2021
Glow Owosso 2015 - credit: Sovis Productions

Mark your calendar for Glow Owosso!

Friday, November 26: Glow 5k at 5:30 preregistration available
Glow Parade at 7:00 down Washington Street
Following the parade, tree lighting in the Plaza downtown next to Gilberts.
Visiting with Santa after the parade
Horse and carriage rides after the parade at the corner by Fifth Third bank

11/01/2021

Leaf Pick Up:

Today, November 1st, crews completed N6, N7, S7, and S8. Tuesday, DPW will complete section N8. Friday, November 5, 2021, DPW will pick up leaves on the trunk lines (M-21, M-71, M-52).

We will resume collecting leaves for the second round on Monday, November 8, 2021.

Have a safe Halloween! This is a reminder from the Owosso Police Department to slow down and be especially alert in resi...
10/31/2021

Have a safe Halloween! This is a reminder from the Owosso Police Department to slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.

Trick or treat hours in Owosso are from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Be safe and have a Happy Halloween.

Have a safe Halloween! This is a reminder from the Owosso Police Department to slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.

Trick or treat hours in Owosso are from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Be safe and have a Happy Halloween.

10/29/2021

Leaf Update:

On Friday crews completed N5, S5, S6, and half of N6 on Monday, November 1st they will complete N6 moving into N7 then to S7 and S8.

Officer Jason Schmitz visited Voices for Children Advocacy Center Shiawassee for their Halloween party. It was great to ...
10/29/2021

Officer Jason Schmitz visited Voices for Children Advocacy Center Shiawassee for their Halloween party. It was great to spend time with the clients and their families. Happy Halloween!

10/28/2021
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Leaf Update:

On Thursday, October 28th crews completed sections S3, S4, N4, and began working in N5. On Friday the 29th they will complete N5 and move to S5, S6, and then to N6. They will be moving as fast as leaf volumes allow.

View the section map here:https://www.ci.owosso.mi.us/Portals/0/Files/Documents/2021%20Leaf%20BrochureRev.pdf

This past week, the Owosso Police Department partnered with Shiawassee Prevention Network and the DEA to host a medicati...
10/28/2021

This past week, the Owosso Police Department partnered with Shiawassee Prevention Network and the DEA to host a medication disposal site for area residents. A total of 145 pounds of prescription medication was collected in the last few months, 618 pounds was collected in the last year. The collected prescriptions were transported to a secure site and turned over to the DEA for a safe disposal.

Drugs disposed of improperly, especially by flushing, can contaminate ground water and seep through wastewater treatment plants into rivers and lakes, causing antibiotics, hormones, and other drugs to pollute our community’s waterways. The take back program encourages people to properly dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medications to help protect water sources and wildlife.

Participants can safely dispose of controlled and uncontrolled substances, over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, creams, non-aerosol sprays, vials and pet medications. Used needles and other sharps will not be accepted. All accepted medications will be properly destroyed. When bringing unwanted pills to drop off, please place them in the silver cabinet, no questions asked. Please note, the Owosso Police Department does not accept unwanted liquid medications or needles.

A note for voters registered in the City of Owosso: There will NOT be an election held on November 2, 2021. Shiawassee C...
10/27/2021

A note for voters registered in the City of Owosso: There will NOT be an election held on November 2, 2021.

Shiawassee County has elections for voters who are eligible in the following districts:
Fowlerville Community Schools
Perry City
Perry Public Schools

Elections are being held in 71 counties across the State of Michigan. To check on or update your voter registration, you may visit: www.michigan.gov/vote to visit the Michigan Voter Information Center.

A note for voters registered in the City of Owosso: There will NOT be an election held on November 2, 2021.

Shiawassee County has elections for voters who are eligible in the following districts:
Fowlerville Community Schools
Perry City
Perry Public Schools

Elections are being held in 71 counties across the State of Michigan. To check on or update your voter registration, you may visit: www.michigan.gov/vote to visit the Michigan Voter Information Center.

10/26/2021

Leaf update:

On Tuesday October 26th crews completed S2, N2 and N3. On Wednesday they will be collecting brush. We will begin collecting leaves again on Thursday October 28th beginning in S3 moving to S4 then into N4 if time allows.

10/26/2021

Leaf update:

On Monday October 25th crews completed sections N1 and S1. On Tuesday the 26th they will begin in S2 move to N2 and then possibly into N3. Not many leaves have been brought to the curb at this time, crews will be advancing as volumes allow possibly covering multiple sections.

BRUSH PICK UP:The last brush pick up of 2021 will begin Wednesday, October 27. Monthly brush pick up will resume again i...
10/22/2021

BRUSH PICK UP:

The last brush pick up of 2021 will begin Wednesday, October 27. Monthly brush pick up will resume again in March 2022. It is not necessary to register your address for brush pickup. The placing of brush curbside should not occur earlier than the Sunday evening prior to the monthly pick-up date. More details on brush pick up can be found here:https://www.ci.owosso.mi.us/Portals/0/Files/Forms/Brush%20Monthly%20Notice%2010272021.pdf

Please do not mix leaves and brush. We have to collect them separately so they can be properly composted.

BRUSH PICK UP:

The last brush pick up of 2021 will begin Wednesday, October 27. Monthly brush pick up will resume again in March 2022. It is not necessary to register your address for brush pickup. The placing of brush curbside should not occur earlier than the Sunday evening prior to the monthly pick-up date. More details on brush pick up can be found here:https://www.ci.owosso.mi.us/Portals/0/Files/Forms/Brush%20Monthly%20Notice%2010272021.pdf

Please do not mix leaves and brush. We have to collect them separately so they can be properly composted.

10/22/2021

The city-wide street resurfacing program was completed on October 20, 2021. Project sites included portions of Lincoln Avenue, Glenwood Avenue, McMillan Avenue, Garfield Avenue, Park Street, and Pearce Street. Punch List items and acceptance of the road work will be addressed yet this year. Roadsides are restored with grass seed and mulch for the upcoming winter season. Final acceptance of roadside work will be delayed until spring, 2022. Any questions may be directed to the City Engineering office by calling 989-725-0550.

The Fall Leaf Program begins Monday, October 25th but residents may begin putting leaves out at any time. Residents are ...
10/21/2021

The Fall Leaf Program begins Monday, October 25th but residents may begin putting leaves out at any time. Residents are asked to rake leaves into the street rather than leaving them behind the curb or shoulder of the road (with the following exceptions: Shiawassee St, Main St, and Corunna Ave, where residents must place leaves between the curb & sidewalk). For all other locations, leaves placed behind the curb, in yards, on driveways will not be picked up. Leaves raked into the street allow expedient access for mechanical equipment to remove. Do not rake leaves within five feet of a catch basin to avoid flooding the street.

The City will update the website and page during leaf season to notify residents where leaf crews are and which sections have been completed.

Leaf Brochure and Section Map:https://www.ci.owosso.mi.us/Portals/0/Files/Documents/2021%20Leaf%20BrochureRev.pdf

The Fall Leaf Program begins Monday, October 25th but residents may begin putting leaves out at any time. Residents are asked to rake leaves into the street rather than leaving them behind the curb or shoulder of the road (with the following exceptions: Shiawassee St, Main St, and Corunna Ave, where residents must place leaves between the curb & sidewalk). For all other locations, leaves placed behind the curb, in yards, on driveways will not be picked up. Leaves raked into the street allow expedient access for mechanical equipment to remove. Do not rake leaves within five feet of a catch basin to avoid flooding the street.

The City will update the website and page during leaf season to notify residents where leaf crews are and which sections have been completed.

Leaf Brochure and Section Map:https://www.ci.owosso.mi.us/Portals/0/Files/Documents/2021%20Leaf%20BrochureRev.pdf

The American Water Works Association asks us to join them in recognizing the importance of water in our daily lives. Wha...
10/21/2021

The American Water Works Association asks us to join them in recognizing the importance of water in our daily lives. What would a day without water look like? No water to drink, or wash your hands with. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or do laundry. Hospitals would close without water. Firefighters couldn't put out fires and farmers couldn't water their crops.

City of Owosso water employees are always working to make sure we have the safest and cleanest water possible. They treat our water and wastewater and maintain the systems that make it possible for us to use today, and to safely send it on to our neighbors downstream tomorrow.

The American Water Works Association asks us to join them in recognizing the importance of water in our daily lives. What would a day without water look like? No water to drink, or wash your hands with. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or do laundry. Hospitals would close without water. Firefighters couldn't put out fires and farmers couldn't water their crops.

City of Owosso water employees are always working to make sure we have the safest and cleanest water possible. They treat our water and wastewater and maintain the systems that make it possible for us to use today, and to safely send it on to our neighbors downstream tomorrow.

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301 W Main St
Owosso, MI
48867

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Welcome to the City of Owosso. For the time being, this page is to be used to provide an outlet for events, notices, and updates from the City of Owosso. Expanded participation, including criticisms and suggestions, are expected to be permitted in the near future so stay tuned. This site is not to be used for political purposes, personal attacks, or commercial purposes, nor is it intended to guarantee the right to protected free speech. Obscene material and/or content that has the potential to incite violence is strictly prohibited. The city reserves the right to remove all such content immediately and without notice or warning. Examples include: -Profane language or content -Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regards to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation -Sexual content or links to sexual content -Solicitations of commerce -Conduct or encouragement of illegal activity -Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public systems -Content that violates a legal ownership interest of any other party -Content of a technically damaging, off-topic, or nonfactual nature

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Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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11 days till Glow Owosso! It's not too late to sign up for the race or parade.
Introducing the new Downtown Owosso Director:
Leaf update: Friday, November 12, crews completed S3, S4, and half of N4. Monday, November 15, they will finish N4 and start N5, S5, and possibly S6.
Details such as agendas, minutes, meeting packets, etc. are posted here: http://www.ci.owosso.mi.us/Minutes-Agendas
On 11-12-2021, Owosso Police and Fire officers investigated an accident at the corner of Dewey and Main Street. One of the occupants was transported for minor injuries. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Leaf Update: Thursday, November 11, crews completed N3. Friday, November 12th they will move into S3, S4, and possibly N4.
You can now sign-up to receive email notifications from the City of Owosso. We send out a monthly e-newsletter with important updates, reminders for services like brush and leaf pickup, dates for public meetings, public safety notices, and more.
Not just today, but everyday! ❤️🤍💙
The Shiawassee County Veterans Day Parade is at 7 p.m. Thursday in Corunna. The parade will begin at VFW Post 4005 and proceed north to Mack Street. A memorial service at the Shiawassee County Courthouse will follow the parade. City of Owosso Police and Fire are honored to participate.
Wednesday, November 10, crews completed N2 and half of N3. Thursday, November 11, they will complete N3, then move into S3, S4, and possibly N4.
We want to extend a huge thank you to Margaret Duntley, Kaye Newton & Nellie Lab from Trinity United Methodist Church in Owosso for their generous donation of cookies to the staff at City Hall and our police and firefighters. Thank You!
Leaf Update: Tuesday, November 9, crews completed S1 and S2. Wednesday, November 10, they will be moving into N2, N3, and possibly S3.