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Norway Police Department is receiving reports of a TELEPHONE SCAM IN OUR CITY; residents are being called by someone purporting to be employed by a local financial institution.  The caller tells the resident that there is recent fraudulent activity on the resident’s bank account, and asks the resident to verify—or rather, to reveal—details of the resident’s account information. 

As a general reminder, DO NOT give out your personal, bank account, or credit card information over the phone unless YOU made the call to a trusted source.  Likewise, DO NOT give out information regarding any online account(s) you may have.

NEVER send or wire money, or give credit card or online account information to anyone you do not personally know and trust.

Order your credit report once per year to make sure no one is using your name to borrow money or run up debts.

Please be aware of the list below; these are, as a general rule, variations of a financial scam.

1. You receive a phone call or an email from someone saying they are from your bank, asking you about recent activity on your account or credit card.

2.  You are asked to confirm your bank account and/or credit card details over the phone, by return email, or by visiting a website.

3.  The caller or the email claims that there has been fraudulent activity found on your bank account, or claims that your debit or credit card has been cancelled. 

4.  You are advised to contact a (fake) fraud investigations body and discouraged from contacting your bank or credit union. 

If you think you have targeted by a scam, you should contact your bank or credit union to let them know.  Tell your friends and family about the scam so that they know what to be on the lookout for in case they, too, are targeted.

Three (3) of the City of Norway's City Council positions will be opening.

Petitions are available at Norway City Hall.

You must be a City of Norway resident to be eligible.

Completed petitions MUST be returned

no later than April 21st, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Contact Trisha Plante, City Clerk, with any questions, at

906-563-9961, extension 204, or cityclerk@norwaymi.com.

Packerland Broadband service impact notice: Some service disruption is expected.

Packerland Broadband will be performing system maintenance that will affect your TV Channels. In an effort to continually provide the best service to our customers, during the next week and a half, we will be doing work to improve our digital headend. Channels will go down individually for 30 seconds or so while they are rebuilt.

Start Date:   4-15-15
End Date:    4-24-15

Safe Routes to School (SR2S) is a national movement to make it safe, convenient, and fun for children to bicycle and walk to school.  When routes are safe, walking or biking to and from school is an easy way to get the regular physical activity children need to succeed.  Walking Wednesdays will be held each week for the remainder of April and throughout May at Norway-Vulcan Area Schools as part of the Safe Routes to School Program.  Students are encouraged to walk to school with their teachers, and to participate in fun, healthy activities. 

View the dates, times, and meeting places of the Walking Wednesdays program.

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 our Parks & Rec page.  Also check out Fumee on Facebook.

Any resident who would like to view and use this spring's planting recommendations issued by our local Forester, Otto Jacob, to help them decide on a tree they might like to choose if participating in this year's tree-planting program is highly encouraged to do so. View Otto's report on the Forestry & Spring Planting Program page, under the 'Residents' tab, OR, obtain a print copy for yourself or a family member/friend by contacting either City Hall (563-9961) or the Department of Power & Light (563-9641, extension 501).

LIMITED TIME OFFER FROM THE CITY OF NORWAY

2015 SPRING TREE-PLANTING;
 HAVE A TREE PLANTED
 ON YOUR BOULEVARD,
OR IN A CITY PARK*,
FOR ONLY $125.00 PER TREE!!!

*Cost of trees you have planted in one of our community parks is tax-deductible.*

**Planting date subject to change at the sole discretion of the City of Norway.**

***City may substitute any tree type due to supply and demand this spring.***

Details are as follows:

  • 5 FORESTER-RECOMMENDED TYPES OF TREES.
  • TREES UP TO ONLY 2" IN DIAMETER; $125.00, TAX-DEDUCTIBLE.
  • REFUNDS GIVEN ONLY IF BOULEVARD LOCATION IS INADEQUATE OR OTHER PROBLEMS ARISE.
  • CUSTOMERS WITHIN CITY LIMITS PURCHASING TREES FOR PLANTING IN THEIR YARDS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANTING; THE CITY WILL DELIVER.
  • GOAL is 50 TREES!!!
  • COMPLETE AND RETURN ORDER FORM AND PAYMENT IN FULL TO NORWAY CITY HALL BY MAY 1st, 2015.
  • CITY OF NORWAY DOES NOT GUARANTEE TREES PURCHASED.  CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CARE & UPKEEP OF TREES.  

For more information please contact Norway City Hall at 906-563-9961.

Find tree-planting order forms here.

The City of Norway is no longer selling dog tags.  You can now purchase dog tags from the Dickinson County Clerk's Office.
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.

Good news--
Michigan power consumers will NOT have to pay for the shutdown or replacement of Presque Isle's plant!

Here's the latest word on the subject.
http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/news/story.aspx?id=1179398#.VQx3s-H5GCs

Speaking of news, here's our
Current Channel Lineup.
And there's a new channel coming soon; WLUK channel 11 (Green Bay) will soon be Norway’s channel 11 as well.  This change is tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 18th.  At that time, MeTV (which is currently found on our channel 11) will be moved to channel 99.  Other changes will take place as well.  When these changes have been made by our Cable Department, residents will need to reprogram their television sets in order to avoid losing channels.  We will post information as it becomes available.
Norway Sky
The image above was captured by Tim Kamppinen Photography.