203 E. Grand Blanc Road, Grand Blanc MI  48439 ~ (810) 694-1118

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PROPERTY TAX & FORECLOSURE ASSISTANCE

The Genesee County Treasurer, Deb Cherry, has announced programs currently in place to help homeowners who need extra time to pay property taxes.  Her office will offer guidance and possible solutions to those facing foreclosure.  Website information can be found here:

GENESEE COUNTY TREASURER

STEP FORWARD MICHIGAN is another program available to homeowners needing financial assistance.     

HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS

The following resources may be able to help if you're having problems making your mortgage payments:

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) offers refinancing options that can help people who owe more on their mortgage than their home is worth.  Lenders in the FHASecure program voluntarily agree to forgive any mortgage debt that exceeds 90 percent of the current appraisal value on the home, so the homeowner can refinance into a FHA-guaranteed loan.  (See www.fha.gov for details).

A housing-counseling agency approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (www.hud.gov) can help you work with your lender and find out about your options.

CABLE NEWS

CABLE TV COMPLAINTS

The State of Michigan Public Service Commission is now responsible for handling cable television complaints when customers are unable to resolve them directly with the company.  Cable customers with complaints or problems may contact the MPSC for assistance through the following means:

Telephone:  (800) 292-9555 or Fax:  (517) 241-2400 or Website.

Mail:  Michigan Public Service Commission, ATTN Video Franchising, 6545 Mercantile Way, Lansing, MI 48909.

MISCELLANEOUS CAUTIONS

Please read this important message concerning Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.

CONSUMERS ENERGY is advising residents to be aware of scams involving people calling and pretending to be Consumers Energy employees in order to collect payments. Typically the scammer will require that you make the payment with a pre-paid credit card within a short period of time. Consumers Energy will NEVER ask for payment of this type. They are advising residents to not discuss personal or account information, or make phone payments, with anyone you do not know. If you are not sure the call is from Consumers Energy, hang up and dial the Consumers Energy number - (800) 477-5050.


 


 


PRESCRIPTION DROP-OFF

Unused, unneeded and expired prescription drugs can be dropped off 24 hours a day at the Grand Blanc Township Police Department - 5405 S. Saginaw Street.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PLEASE NOTE:  It has come to our attention that City residents have been receiving a "NOTICE" and offer to purchase insurance for water service line repairs.  Please be  aware that this company is NOT endorsed by the City of Grand Blanc.  Residents should be aware that, although they are responsible for the water line from the house to the water main, the need for repairs on these copper lines is very rare.  If you have further questions, please call DPW Director Matt Wurtz at (810) 694-5420.

GENERAL NEWS

STREETLIGHT PROBLEMS

Streetlights that are out or flickering may be reported on the Consumers Energy website or by calling Jamie Welden at Consumers Energy: (810) 760-3215.

HOUSE NUMBERS

Residents are reminded that address numbers are required by law on all City buildings. Regulations for address numbers can be found in Chapter 1460 of the Codified Ordinance.

GARAGE SALES - RULES & REGULATIONS

  • A Garage Sale permit is required. Cost is $5.00 per address or $10.00 per group (i.e. street, subdivision, etc.).
  • Police Department must be notified of group sales.
  • Residents may conduct no more than two (2) sales per year.
  • Sales may not run longer than three (3) consecutive days.
  • Signs are permitted on the sale property ONLY. Signs that are placed other than the sale property will be removed by the City.
  • Signs may NOT be placed in the City right-of-way (generally the first ten (10) feet from the curb).

PRESCRIPTION DISCOUNT CARD

The City of Grand Blanc has a new program to offer savings on prescription drugs to residents who are without health insurance, a traditional benefits plan or have prescriptions that are not covered by insurance.

The PRESCRIPTION DISCOUNT CARD is made available to residents by the City of Grand Blanc in collaboration with the National League of Cities (NLC) and is made possible by the City of Grand Blanc's membership in NLC.

The card is FREE to ALL City of Grand Blanc residents, regardless of age, income or existing health insurance. By using this card, you may save an average of 20% off the regular retail price of prescription drugs at participating pharmacies.

To discover the savings and learn more about the program, pick up a PRESCRIPTION DISCOUNT CARD at City Hall, 203 E. Grand Blanc Road or for more information, call toll-free: 1-888-620-1749.

This is not insurance. Discounts are only available at participating pharmacies. By using this card, participants agree to pay the entire prescription cost less any applicable discount. Savings may vary by drug and pharmacy.

OFFICE INFO

203 E. Grand Blanc Road • Grand Blanc MI  48439 • (810) 694-1118
Police Administration (810) 694-1111
OFFICE HOURS: 8 AM-5 PM  Monday-Friday