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Request for Quotes

The City of Norway is requesting quotes for the replacement of approximately 2,300 square feet of sidewalk and 200 linear feet of curb and gutter sections on Main Street in the City of Norway. 

Details, along with the bid form, are available at:

Norway City Hall
915 Main Street
Norway, MI 49870
906-563-9961

A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at Norway City Hall at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 20th, 2015.

Quotes must be received by City Hall (at the address given above) no later than 4:00 p.m. (local time) on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015.

The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids at its discretion.

All work must conform to the current Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Standard Specifications for Construction, unless modified by the City.

View, download, and/or print NEW utility service rates, effective July 1st. 
ATTENTION NORWAY CABLE CUSTOMERS:  Because our Cable Department has acquired new channels that it must "make room" for early in September, ALL customers must reprogram their television sets in order not to lose local digital channels NBC, FOX UP, and GRIT (6-1, 6-2, and 6-3).  *Even customers not receiving HD channels must reprogram to avoid losing channels.  New channels are NFL HD and BIG 10 HD.  Stay tuned.   
Detroit Tigers
Due to Major League Baseball rules and regulations, any home game of the Detroit Tigers will be blocked from airing on TBS, channel 33, effective July 12th.  Check local listings for other networks carrying the games.  We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
*Note:  ABC Marquette, which delivers our channels 5 and 10 (or channels 10-1 and 10-2), is striving to improve its capacity for distribution.  While the process is moving forward, there is and will be some hiccups.  Due to microwave issues that ABC is currently experiencing, our channels 5 and 10 are displaying some intermittent audio and video problems.  ABC staff are working to correct these.  Norway's Cable Department is not the point of origin of the complications, and as such, our Cable Department staff cannot initiate corrective measures.


                        View our current channel lineup.  
Green Bay Packers Logo
View this season's Packers schedule,
including which of our major networks
will show each game.

Norway Vulcan Area Schools
Back to school!  Don't forget about a checklist and supplies.  Need to make different daycare arrangements? Have orientations to attend?  The City wishes all Norway Vulcan area students, parents, and school staff the very best this fall; have a great calendar and academic year!
Be sure to visit our Jake Menghini Historical Museum to see their special display celebrating the 50th anniversary of the consolidation of Norway and Vulcan schools.  Find out about tours and memberships at their webpage.
Almost done with high school?
It takes a village--and then some.  Keep in mind that for those young adults graduating from Norway Vulcan Schools, there may be local, state, and/or federal resources available to minimize financial barriers to higher education. 


Why college?

Link to information on Michigan student aid.
Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA).

Have you checked into Bay de Noc Community College?
Or Northern Michigan University?

Have you heard about the annual scholarship awarded by Norway Public Utilities, with support from WPPI Energy?  It goes to either one (1) or two (2) high school seniors who plan to attend a.) a technical college that offers an Electrical Power Distribution program, b.) a technical college that offers an Electrical Engineering program, or c.) a technical college that offers an Engineering program.  (Priority is allocated in that order.  We apologize for the earlier misprint that specified Wisconsin schools; these programs are allocated priority, regardless of their location.)  See who won this year.
PPW2015C
Celebrate Public Power Week with us--you might win prizes for it!  Staff members of both Norway Public Utilities and WPPI Energy will station themselves in City Hall's lobby for two business days during the week of October the 5th through the 9th.  Stop by with your most recent utility bill to verify your good standing as account holder, and chances are, you'll walk away with one of our hundreds of prize packages.  While you're there, enter to win one of four (4) grand prizes by leaving your name, phone number, and email address.  *To be valid, grand prize entries must be from current customers of electricity through City of Norway whose name is on the utility bill account and whose utility bill balance is not past due--and must include first & last name, a working phone number, and an up-to-date email address.  One entry per account (regardless of the number of addresses on the account), one grand prize package per entry.  Thank you in advance for your participation.  We are very much looking forward to this year's Public Power Week community giveaway.    
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Leif
wants
YOU!
Leif Wants You 2015
Leif Wants You 2015
Leif Wants You 2015

2015's Leif Erikson Fall Festival
will take place October 9th, 10th, & 11th.

Our committee has plans well under way, but,
it takes our community to carry out this event.
We are in need of people willing to
help make this year's festival another success.

If you’d like to lend a hand,
please call Barb Thorne at 906-282-4426.

Thank you
for your continued support
and
your civic engagement.

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View our 2014 Water Quality Report.
View our Renewable Energy Plan.
Bees
 Have you heard the buzz?  Bumblebee populations around the world are dying out at alarming rates.  Find out about this issue's causes and effects.  Then find out how to help.  
Got a question about problem trees?
Click here to find general guidelines.

What and Where to Recycle

Our compost site, for use by City residents, is located at the Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) just off US 8, south of Danielson’s Greenhouse (the physical address is N1700 US Highway 8). Compost items include grass clippings, leaves, and brush; drop off these items daily, at no charge.  

We have a recycling container, also for use by City residents, located at the Department of Public Works (DPW; 400 Tenth Avenue).  Recycle paper, #1 and #2 plastics, and tin cans.  We have two dumpsters for scrap iron.  We do not take cardboard.  Recycle daily at no charge; scrap iron must be dropped off during normal hours of operation (non-holiday weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.).                                          

Residents of any city or township in Dickinson County may bring used oil and batteries to the Dickinson County Solid Waste Processing Facility (Great American Disposal) in Quinnesec (W7702 US 2), at no charge.  They collect tires for a fee according to size.  They’re open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon).  On questionable items, call 774-5680 first.  For more information, link to http://greatamericandisposal.com/recycle-center/.
Rebate Off Your Bill 2015

TAKE ADVANTAGE!
Efficiency UNITED is offering customers of the City of Norway's Department of Power & Light opportunities to decrease the electricity charges on your utility bill while improving your home’s--and your business's--energy efficiency.  The more energy-efficient your building, the less it costs to power in the long run.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
To participate in this year's Rebate Off Your Bill program, please follow these easy steps:
1.  Save your receipt from the ENERGY STAR®
purchase.  (Eligible items may be purchased at any location.)
2.  Save proof of the item having ENERGY STAR qualifications. 
(Example:  A product label or description.)
3.  Bring both items to Norway City Hall at 915 Main Street, or the Department of Power & Light at 1000 Saginaw Street.

2015'S ELIGIBLE ENERGY STAR ITEMS; THIS LISTING APPLIES ONLY TO RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS

*Eligible items and rebate amounts are subject to change; this listing is accurate only until February or March of 2016.  New listings are posted as they become available.   

CFL bulbs, 9W-26W; $1.00
LED bulbs, 40W-100W; $4.00
CFL fixtures; $8.00
LED fixtures; $8.00
Ceiling fan including Energy Star light kit; $10.00
Clothes washers, MEF 2.2 - Electric WH Gas OR Electric Dryer; $50.00
Clothes dryers; $50.00
Dehumidifiers; $25.00
Dishwashers, Electric Water Heater; $50.00
Room air conditioner; $25.00
  6.0 Television, 41" or larger; $50.00

See the eligible commercial items.


Efficiency UNITED also offers rebates through their
Home Performance and Appliance Recycling programs.
Ask our local representative, Jeff Forbes, for more information; 715-495-7604, or jforbes@wppienergy.org.  
To operate an ORV in the City limits of Norway without a guardian you must be 18 years old or possess a valid driver's license and ORV Safety Certificate.  Violators will be cited with fines and fees in excess of $100.00.

Riding adjacent to the railroad tracks is trespassing on railroad property and subject to charges.

Copies of the ordinance & maps are available at the Norway Police Department during regular office hours.

Ordinance, map, licensing, and permit information are available on the ORV Use sub-page of our Parks and Recreation page.

Logo Designed by Chris Freeman, Advanta Print
Logo by Chris Freeman, Advanta Print.

Next summer, we'll celebrate the City of Norway's 125th birthday--in a big way.  We're  currently seeking sponsors and volunteers to help our community's Norway125 event meet its remarkable potential. 

Are you a business owner, another type of community leader, or a dedicated resident?  Please view Norway125's sponsorship packet.

Do you want to help in a hands-on way?  Let us know you'd love to get an inside view and become a volunteer!  Visit Norway125's website.

City of Norway
915 Main Street / P.O. Box 99
Norway, MI 49870-0099
906-563-9961
906-563-7502
norwaymi.gov