•CITY HALL FACILITY STATUS
Williamston City Hall is open to the public by appointment. To set up an appointment, please call ahead at 517-655-2774. The City continues to encourage using the following digital and no-contact options to conduct regular business with the City:
- Use of locked drop box outside of City Hall to drop off payments, paper correspondence, and voter documents
- Online bill pay for utility bills and taxes
- Phone and email to contact City staff for questions or concerns
•PART-TIME ZONING ADMINISTRATOR JOB
The City of Williamston is seeking a dependable, problem-solving, and customer service-oriented individual to serve as the City’s part-time zoning administrator. The position reviews and issues zoning permits to determine compliance with zoning regulations. The position is also responsible for reviewing zoning and property maintenance code violations and conducting the code enforcement process.
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a track record of providing excellent customer service and solving problems. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential to work with the public and staff in this role. Knowledge of codes and ordinances pertaining to planning, zoning, building, and property maintenance and the practices of zoning, land use planning, development, and construction is strongly desired at entry. Click here for a full job description with qualification requirements.
This part-time position offers 20 hours per week, with some evening meetings throughout the year. The position pays between $16 and $20 per hour, depending on qualifications. While the City seeks a consistent schedule for the position, the City will work with the selected candidate on a specific work schedule.
To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references to:
City of Williamston
Attn: City Manager
161 E. Grand River Ave.
Williamston, MI 48895
Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 9, 2020.
•NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC - COVID-19
Out of an abundance of caution considering the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, the City of Williamston will be closing City Hall and other City buildings to the general public beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, until further notice. City administration and essential city services will continue to be provided. This closure is an important step to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus and protect essential city services. Residents are encouraged to use the following methods to conduct regular business with the City:
●Use of payment drop box outside of City Hall for paying utility bills
●Online bill pay for utility bills
●Phone and email to contact City staff for questions or concerns
Please click here for staff contact information.
For more information on what you can do to stop the spread of COVID-19, please visit the State of Michigan’s response website at www.michigan.gov/coronavirus.
The public restroom at McCormick Park is open to the public. Following guidelines from the Center for Disease Control, users of the public restrooms are encouraged to practice social distance by maintaining six feet between individuals in all areas of the park, including the public restrooms. Users are also encouraged to wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Restrooms are checked for supplies and cleanliness each morning by City staff.
This provides information about City meetings held electronically due to Governor Whitmer's Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order and in line with the City's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We thank our residents in advance for your patience as we implement electronic meetings during these challenging circumstances.
Electronic meetings will be held using Zoom meeting technology.
Written Comments, Input, or Questions
City residents are encouraged to participate in City meetings. Comments via email are accepted until 4 p.m. on the day of the meeting and will be shared with the members of the public body as part of their agenda materials. You may submit comments/questions through the City Clerk at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live Public Comment
Callers will enter the Zoom meeting muted in listen-only mode. During the designated public comment time, City staff will unmute callers one-by-one and ask if they wish to speak or may request callers to press *9 to electronically indicate a desire to speak. When commenting, please mute background noise sources and move to a quiet area, so that you can be clearly heard. The existing Council meeting rules apply – maximum 5 minutes per audience participant.
The Zoom software has been set so that only the area code and last 3 digits of the phone number are visible to staff and the public. Callers will be identified by staff using the last 3 digits of their phone number (e.g. "Phone Number ending in 123, do you wish to comment?") Callers must pay close attention to the meeting to ensure they respond when asked if they wish to comment or press *9. If a caller is addressed by staff and no response is given, or the caller does not press *9, staff will move on to the next caller.
Please be advised that there could be delays based on the number of calls received. The meeting will be recorded and posted to social media for viewing.
Persons with Disabilities
Members of the public requiring special accommodations may contact the City Clerk's office at 517.655.2774 ext. 102, or via e-mail to: email@example.com. Requests made with less than two business days’ notice may not be able to be accommodated.
Holly M. Thompson, MMC, CMMC
City Clerk, City of Williamston
161 E. Grand River Ave., Williamston, MI 48895
firstname.lastname@example.org; 517.655.2774, ext. 102
•LIMB AND BRANCH PICKUP
Collection dates are the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from April through November. MUST BE OUT BY 7 AM. This is done by the City's Department of Public Works at no additional cost to residents.
For more information, click here for the Department of Public Works' (DPW) page.
DIAL 2-1-1 FOR HELP
Were you aware that 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people across North America find the local resources they need? They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You may also visit the website at www.211.org. The range of services includes help with crisis and emergency, disaster assistance, food, health, housing and utilities, jobs and support, reentry, veterans and human trafficking. All calls are private and confidential.
•CITY STAFF PHOTO (12/19)