City Hall's normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday,
from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

*City Hall will be closed Monday, August 3rd, for in-service.
Norway Public Utilities and all other City departments will be open.

Browse our Departments and Offices directory.
~Monday, August 3rd at 7:00 p.m.~
For Opportunity to Comment

The Clean, Renewable, and Efficient Energy Act of 2008 requires electric utilities in Michigan to develop and implement plans to:

     Obtain at least 10% of the electricity furnished to retail customers from renewable energy resources by 2015.

The City of Norway has developed a proposal for its official Renewable Energy Plan.  Paper copies may be obtained at City Hall.

A public hearing to receive comments on the proposed plan will be held Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at Norway City Hall (915 Main Street) in the Curtis J. Brackett Council Chambers, at 7:00 p.m.

Written comments may be submitted to Trisha Plante, City Clerk, at 915 Main Street, not later than Monday, August 3rd, 2015.
These will be sent to the Michigan Public Service Commission.

A summary of oral comments presented at the public hearing will also be sent to the Michigan Public Service Commission.

Register to Vote

Official ballots for the SPECIAL ELECTION this Tuesday, August 4th, will be available when you are; City residents can both pick them up and drop them off at City Hall, 915 Main Street.

Link to the Government tab's Voting page to get the scoop on poll hours & location, decide whether you need an absentee ballot, view a sample ballot, see the statewide listing of who else is voting on the same question, and more. Don't miss the links that allow you to find out, in just seconds, whether you're registered properly, and to sign up, just as quickly, to receive election reminders.

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View, download, and/or print NEW utility service rates, effective July 1st. 
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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.  
Find out 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 Wisconsin technical college that offers an Electrical Power Distribution program, b.) a Wisconsin technical college that offers an Electrical Engineering program, or c.) a Wisconsin technical college that offers an Engineering program (priority is allocated in that order).  2014's scholarship winner was Rachel Conery, who is currently working as a seasonal employee of Norway's Department of Public Works (DPW)See who won this year.
Leif Wants You 2015
2015's Leif Erikson Fall Festival
will take place October 9th, 10th, & 11th.
Plans are well under way,
but it takes a whole community to carry out this event.
We thank you for your support each year,
and we are in need of people who are willing to
become a part of our team and assist
in making this year's festival another success.

If you’d like to help,
please call Barb Thorne at 906-282-4426.
View our 2014 Water Quality Report.
Apply for a sewer credit this year.
There is also a credit available for those who will be filling a full-size pool.  Inquire about eligibility and scheduling by calling City Hall at 563-9961, extensions 200, 201, or 202. 
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
The Jake Menghini Historical Museum is open for summer tours, featuring a special display celebrating the 50th anniversary of the consolidation of Norway and Vulcan schools.  Find out when tours take place, and how much tours and memberships cost.
Go Outside & Play; you could win a contest, and a Fumee Lake hoodie, as a result!  The Fumee Lake Commission is holding its Photo/Essay Contest.  Send photos of your favorite Fumee scenes, OR write a short essay about your experience(s) at Fumee.  Each month, the commission will select a prize-winning photo AND an original essay that best depict our extraordinary area (two hoodies per month will be awarded).  This contest is proudly sponsored by Northern Michigan Bank & Trust.  View contest rules, and check out Fumee's upcoming events on our Community Calendar or Fumee's Facebook page.
Rebate Off Your Bill 2015

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.

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.


*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  
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.

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 Norway 125 event meet its remarkable potential. 

Visit Norway 125's website to find out more!

City of Norway
P.O. Box 99 / 915 Main Street
Norway, MI 49870-0099