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City Hall offices will be open this Saturday, May 2nd, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., to disburse absentee ballots for citizens unable to cast an in-person vote in the Special Election of Tuesday, May 5th. 

Polls will be open on Tuesday, May 5th, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

More on absentee voting.


What's up for vote?
Have an appliance you'd like to recycle?  Peterson Electric will take it, from
Monday, May 4th to Saturday, May 16th.
Click here for details.  

NOTICE:  Norway Cable Department customers will soon be offered new internet packages.  Beginning on or before June 1st, consumers can choose from the following.

Residential                                                               
Basic - 1.5 meg for $32 (City) / $34 (Twp) 
Tier 1 - 10 meg for $42 (City) / $44 (Twp)
Tier 2 - 20 meg for $52 (City) / $54 (Twp)
Tier 3 - 30 meg for $62 (City) / $64 (Twp)
Tier 4 - 50 meg for $82 (City) / $84 (Twp)
     

Commercial
Tier 1 - 10 meg for $47 (City) / $49 (Twp)
Tier 2 - 20 meg for $57 (City) / $59 (Twp)
Tier 3 - 30 meg for $67 (City) / $69 (Twp)
Tier 4 - 50 meg for $87 (City) / $89 (Twp)
  

IMPORTANT: 
Due to billing system functions, subscribers to Silver 5 meg will be automatically subscribed to the Tier 1 – 10 meg package.  Gold accounts will be assigned to Tier 2 - 20 meg, and Platinum to Tier 3 – 30 meg.  You have 30 days to try your new package, and may keep the new package or downscale your package with no Change of Service Fee.  The Change of Service Fee will be waived no more than twice within the 30-day period (once to try a new package, and once more to decline it).  Any third change of service, even if within the 30 days, will incur a charge.  

Changes to email accounts through Norway’s Cable Department are taking place as well.  Please ensure that you've logged into webmail, and updated all devices that you currently use to access your email (Outlook, Apple Mail, smartphones, tablets, etc.).  Visit  http://guides.myonlinehelp.net/docs/norwaymi.com/get_ready for instructions.  For additional assistance, call a CCI Technician at 855-337-9299.

Our Cable Department will also be adding a channel to the lineup, on or before June 1st.  Green Bay’s WLUK channel 11 will soon be Norway’s channel 11 as well.  MeTV, now our channel 11, will be moved to channel 99.  When this change has been made, residents will need to reprogram their television sets to avoid losing channels (6-1, 6-2, and 6-3).

 

Sign up at City Hall, for only $5.00, to be a seller in this year's citywide rummage on Saturday, May 16th!
As of Monday, April 27th, there will be an attendant staffing the entrance to Piers Gorge.  This is a part of Piers Gorge becoming one end of what will be the new Menominee River State Recreation Area.  This area is in its beginning stages, and updates on its development will be shared as they become available.  This project is expected to have a positive impact on public safety and on our local economy.  We appreciate your cooperation with our new Piers Gorge staff.  Click here for more information.

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.
Norway Sky
The image above was captured by Tim Kamppinen Photography.