OFFICE HOURS & LUNCH CLOSURE
The The Village Offices are open Monday through Thursday, from 8:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 5:00pm, and on Friday from 8:00am until 4:00pm. The Village Offices are closed for lunch from 12:00pm until 1:00pm on Monday through Thursday. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. A drop box is available for payments of tax or utility bills while the Office is closed for lunch or after hours payments.
HOME ENERGY ANALYSIS PROGRAM
The Village of Birch Run does not recommend and/or endorse any service provider or program. However, there is a program offered by Consumers Energy which is designed to assist individuals with reducing energy/water usage in their homes. More information on this program can be found at www.homeanalysis-consumersenergy.com or by calling 1-888-316-8014.
WATER/SEWER BILL ASSISTANCE
The Village of Birch Run does not recommend and/or endorse any service provider or program. However, individuals who are in need of financial assistance for their water/sewer bills can contact the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services to find out if financial assistance is available. More information is available by calling 989-758-1100.
2-1-1 COMMUNITY SERVICES
The Village of Birch Run does not recommend and/or endorse any service provider or program. However, individuals who are in need of any type of community services assistance can dial 2-1-1 to request help for a number of different needs, including food, utilities, taxes, mortgage foreclosure, legal issues, gambling or drug addiction, community shelter, and much more. A representative is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The link to their website can be found here.
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICES
The following Public Hearings are scheduled for the February 27, 2017 Village Council meeting:
VOTER PRECINCT & COUNTY DISTRICT INFORMATION
Residents of the Village belong to Voting Precinct #2 and are a part of Saginaw County District 7. The polling place for all Village elections is at the Knights of Columbus Hall on the Dixie Highway. All election questions or requests, such as voter registration and absentee ballots, should be addressed to the Birch Run Township Clerk at (989) 624-9773.
ON-LINE ACCESS TO TAXES & WATER BILL INFORMATION
Village residents and businesses have the ability to access their tax and/or water bill information via the internet. You will be required to initially register before accessing the data. Once you have created your account, you will have free access to your own parcel’s information and/or your own water account information. If you want to view other parcels in the Village, the service provider will charge an access fee. The link to this website can be found in the “Links” page. Users can also make on-line payments of their tax bill and/or water bill using a credit card from this website. Instructions for registering for on-line tax payments can be found on the General Office-Forms page and the instructions for registering for on-line utility bill payments can be found on the DPW-Forms page.
TRASH, RECYCLING, & YARD WASTE PICK-UP
Trash and Yard Waste pickup is on a weekly basis, whereas Recycling is every other week. Pick-up day is on Thursday for Village residents, unless delayed one day due to a Mid Michigan Waste Authority (MMWA) observed holiday. Trash and Recycling pick-up services continue year round, but Yard Waste services begin on April 7, 2016 and end on November 25, 2016. Please refer to the MMWA website (also listed on the Links page) for more information. The MMWA website has been updated and includes a specific page for the Village of Birch Run, displaying a calendar for services and details of services available to Village residents.
COMMUNITY EVENT SIGN
In 2014, the Birch Run Rotary Club donated the electronic message board sign, located in Gazebo Park, to the Village for use by the local civic groups and organizations that service the Birch Run community. Use of the Community Event sign by commercial entities or for individual business promotion is strictly prohibited. If your local civic groups or organization is interested in having your event posted, please complete the Community Sign Application Form, which can be found in the “General Office – Forms” page. Requests should be submitted a minimum of seven (7) days before your event. Please also include an informational flyer if available.
FEMA has created a detailed manual for citizens concerning the issues of disaster preparedness. To access this manual, click on the following link.
DRONE SAFETY INFORMATION
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has created a set of guidelines for the safe operation of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for recreational use, which include drones. To view these safety guidelines, click on the following link.
SAGINAW FUTURE INC. – INFORMATION & NEWS
Saginaw Future Inc. (SFI) is in the business of generating new investment and job growth in Saginaw County. Established in 1992, SFI is a private, nonprofit alliance of local businesses, the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce, the County and City of Saginaw, 16 local municipalities, labor organizations, and local foundations. SFI has seven staff members who are advised by a 23 member Board of Directors. The SFI Board represents top leadership in banking, manufacturing, healthcare, labor, education, government, and business.
2010 VILLAGE CENSUS DATA
A summary of the Village’s statistics from the U.S. 2010 census are available by clicking on the following link: 2010 Census Data
VILLAGE PARTNERSHIP AWARD
The Village Partnership Award is presented to a local business that has made a notable contribution to the Village of Birch Run business community. This award recognizes the cooperation and support demonstrated by a local business to assist the Village in improving the social and economic welfare of the community.
Nomination Forms will be available in September for the 2017 Village Partnership Award.
Past award recipients:
2006 – Culvers
2007 – Prime Outlets
2008 – Suski Chevrolet Buick Inc./Birch Run Development LLC
2009 – BR Custom Glass
2010 – Carroll Chiropractic & Massage
2011 – Exit Restaurant
2012 – Schmitzer Hardware
2013 – Don’s Foodland
2014 – McDonalds-Birch Run
2015 – Goal Post Restaurant
2016 – Mid-Michigan Screen Printing