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The City of Alpena Welcomes You!

Welcome to the official website for the City of Alpena located at 208 N. First Avenue, Alpena, Michigan 49707. This site provides information regarding the departments and services that are provided to the community by the City of Alpena.

Second Avenue Bridge Opening NEW
The Second Avenue Bridge will be opened on Monday, April 27, 2015, at 9 a.m. by Thunder Bay Electric in order to perform spring maintenance and inspection. This initial opening ans servicing typically takes longer and interrupts traffic for extended periods. This process could take on to two hours to complete. Commuters are asked to plan accordingly.

Recently Promoted Employees NEW
L to R: Bob Adrian promoted to Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal, Chief Bill Forbush who presented
the officers, Brian Caldwell promoted to Captain, and Andy Marceau promoted to Lieutenant.

* Photo compliments of The Alpena News

Arbor Day NEW
The City of Alpena will be observing Arbor Day on Friday, April 24, 2015. This is a special day set aside for the planting of trees. In honor of Arbor Day, The Home Depot of Alpena, along with their tree supplier, will be donating and planting ten trees within Bay View Park and the City of Alpena will raise the Tree City USA flag at City Hall. Click here to read more.........

Residential Yard Waste (Bagged Grass & Brush) Pickup Schedule NEW
Residential yard waste (bagged grass & brush) pickup will occur May 11-14, 2015.

Materials should be placed at the curb no earlier than two days before your scheduled pickup day and no later than 6 a.m. of your scheduled pickup day. Any material placed at the curb after 6 a.m. on your pickup day or after your pickup day will NOT be collected and you will be required to remove it from the curb. Click here to read more.........

Contractor RRP Refresher Training Notice NEW
The City and County of Alpena have arranged for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Renovate Right Program (RRP) refresher training class to be held in Alpena on April 27, 28, 29 and 30. This training is a four hour refresher class to renew your existing EPA RRP training certificates. Click here to read more.........

Alpena Named Tree City USA NEW
The City of Alpena has been named a Tree City USA community by The National Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry. It is the sixteenth year Alpena has received this national recognition. Click here to read more.........

Telephone System Upgrade NEW
On Friday, April 17, 2015, the City of Alpena will be transferring to a new telephone system. All phone numbers will remain the same. Click here to read more.........

My Water Pledge - National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation - April 1-30, 2015, Wyland Foundation NEW
My Water Pledge is a friendly competition (which costs nothing but your time) between Cities across the US to see who can be the most "water-wise". Mayors nationwide will challenge their residents to conserve water, energy and other natural resources on behalf of their City through a series of informative, easy-to-use pledges online.

Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category win. Cities will compete in the following population categories: 5,000-29,999, 30,000-99,999, 100,000-299,999, 300,000-599,999, and 600,000+. Participants in the winning Cities are eligible to win hundreds of prizes. By the way, your mayor doesn't have to participate for your City to win...but every person makes a difference! Last year, the challenge awarded more than $50,000 in prizes to nearly 1,000 residents in U.S. Cities.

Click the following link to complete the My Water Pledge challenge.

City Seeking Volunteers to Fill Vacancies on Boards and Commissions
The City of Alpena is seeking qualified volunteers to fill current vacancies on the following:

  • Recreation Advisory Board
  • Planning Commission

Volunteers fulfill an important role in City government and they get the satisfaction of serving our community.

If you are interested in applying for a current vacancy or would like information on City boards or commissions, call the City Manager's Office at 989-354-1714.

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Quarterly Financials
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News and Events

Alpena Shoreline Debris Investigation Report

Application for Absent Voters Ballot

2015 Brush & Bagged Material Pickup Schedule

Citizen's Guide to the Alpena Resource Recovery Program

Alpena Recycling Board
Recycling Opt Out Form

Master Recreation Plan

Street Name Signs Available for Sale

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