COVID-19

Executive Order: Stay Home Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-42). The order directs all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. This order continues through April 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

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The City of Grand Ledge is taking a number of precautionary mitigation strategy measures to deter the spread of COVID-19. Please be advised of the following temporary measures:

  • City Hall will be closed to the general public until further notice; the administration will continue to be available Mon.-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and may be reached by phone at (517) 627-2149 or email. Residents and businesses are encouraged to utilize the drop-box at City Hall for all city correspondence in hard copy form or utilize online options through www.CityofGrandLedge.com
  • Alterations at City Hall
    • Rental of City amenities are postponed until further notice (including the Senior Meal Room).
    • Notary services are unavailable at this time.
    • Applications for peddler permits are not being accepted at this time.
    • The sale of a cemetery lot will only be permitted at this time if it accompanies a burial request.
  • Building Department​​​ Updates
    • Non-essential trades and building permits will not be issued at this time. Non-essential pertains to any work that is not necessary to sustain or protect life. ​​​​​​
    • Accommodations will be made in the event of a public safety emergency, as it pertains to the safety of a structure and/or residents.
    • If you have any questions, please call the Building Department at 517-622-4756 or email at building@cityofgrandledge.com.
  • Water Service and Payments
    • Water shutoffs for past due amounts will be suspended at this time.
    • Utility payments will be accepted by drop-box (located at the N. Clinton entrance), in the mail, through online payments or auto-pay, and over the phone using a credit card.
  • Parks and Amenities
    • Executive Order 2020-21: 6-foot social distancing measures must be taken when utilizing any park or trail.
    • Recycling and Compost Centers are closed until further notice. Annual passes are not for sale at this time.
    • Playgrounds and recreation structures within the City are closed until further notice.
    • Many structures at parks remain unsanitized, please use at your own risk (railings, benches, picnic tables, grills, dock, steps, etc).
    • Temporary Closures: Natural trail from Island Park to Fitzgerald Park, Climbing activities suspended at Oak Park
    • Social distancing is REQUIRED when using any baseball field or tennis court within the City: solo or single-household play only
    • Basketball courts at Jaycee and Fitzgerald Park are closed. Single hoops must be used individually or with single-household play.
  • Police Department
    • The Police Department will continue to provide police service to the businesses and citizens of Grand Ledge, however, we will be limiting our in-person response to high-priority calls. For emergency please call 911. If you need non-emergency police assistance please contact us at (517) 627-2115, or via email.
    • Prescription drug drop-off and PBT administering are currently suspended.
    • Parking tickets, parking passes, and other Police Department payments can be made via mail and dropbox.
    • On-street, overnight parking is permitted until further notice
    • Curfew Reminder: Minors under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult over 21 years between the hours of 10:00 PM - 6:00 AM.
  • Fire Department
    • As of, April 8, 2020, residents of the City of Grand Ledge and Oneida Charter Township are allowed to have recreational fires on their property under the following conditions:
      • Residents must have a valid permit prior to any burning. Permits must be obtained by calling 517-627-1157. Permits may be denied based on weather conditions or other variables.
      • Only seasoned firewood can be burned in a designated campfire area or fire pit. Fire areas must be self-contained with water hose accessible at all times. No yard waste, brush, or agricultural burning is allowed.
      • All fires must be fully extinguished with no visible embers prior to leaving the area.
      • Executive Order 2020-21 must be followed. Permits will only be issued for single household use. Any people gathering other than those of the single household is strongly discouraged. Those found in violation of this order may be subject to a penalty of up to $1,000 for each violation.
      • Violations of any of these guidelines will compromise future permit issuance.
  • City Board and Commission meetings have been canceled until further notice.
  • We encourage residents and businesses to utilize mail and drop-box at City Hall for payments, permits, applications, and any other correspondence.