In observance of Memorial Day, City of Morenci offices will be closed on Monday, May 29. Modern Waste Systems refuse pick-up is delayed to Thursday, June 1, due to the holiday.
​The City of Morenci Downtown Development Authority will meet for a special meeting on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. at Morenci City Hall, located at 118 Orchard St. Morenci, MI 49256. This will be to discuss a sound system purchase, a downtown mural, and a façade grant application.
The fiscal fear 2023/2024 budget was approved by City Council at their May 15, 2023 meeting.
​The City of Morenci Downtown Development Authority will meet for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. at Morenci City Offices located at 118 Orchard St. Morenci, MI 49256.
The Summer Recreation Program Assistant will perform duties pertaining to the Summer Recreation Program for the City of Morenci, which includes watching over the children enrolled in the program.  Click here​ to review the job description.   This position is a part-time position at around 7-10 hours a week from mid-July to mid-August (Tuesdays and Thursdays).  Instructions to Apply for the Position   Please submit an application​ along with any additional applicable information to Bradley Moran, City Administrator via email at or hard copy to:   City of Morenci Attn: City Administrator 118 Orchard Street Morenci, MI 49256  The City of Morenci is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Pursuant to Section 17-34 of the Morenci Code of Ordinances:  Notice is hereby given that the special assessment roll for the City of Morenci 2023 summer taxes, will be open for inspection by the taxpayers at City of Morenci Offices, 118 Orchard Street, Morenci starting on:  May 16, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. until June 12, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.  The City of Morenci Offices are open Monday – Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Notice will be provided in writing to properties affected by the special assessment roll. Within the inspection period, any person may file in writing with the City Superintendent / City Clerk a complaint of any special assessment stating specifically the grounds of the complaint. Appearance and protest is required in order to appeal the amount of it to the state tax tribunal.  Notice is hereby given that the Morenci City Council will hold a public hearing to hear complaints regarding the special assessment roll of the City for the 2023 summer taxes on:  Monday, June 12, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. at 118 Orchard Street, Morenci, MI  Please call the City of Morenci at (517) 458 – 6828 if you have any questions.
​Morenci City Council will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, May 15, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, located at 118 Orchard St. Morenci, MI.
The Morenci American Legion​ will lead the Memorial Day remembrance ceremonies which include a prayer and 21-gun salute at Wakefield Park, followed by a parade through town, leading to a service at Oak Grove Cemetery. A pause is taken at the Bean Creek bridge for a 21-gun salute and dropping a wreath in the water as a tribute to Naval Veterans. The final ceremony is at the Legion Post 368, followed by a community chicken BBQ lunch.  Kids are invited to ride in the Morenci Memorial Day Parade again this year. To show appreciation and patriotism, all are encouraged to dress in red, white, and blue and decorate their bikes, wagons, or strollers. Golf carts are permitted only if the driver is 18 years or older.  Parade line up is at Wakefield Park on May 29 at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. with the parade following. The parade route is east on Main St. turning north on North St./M156, ending at Oak Grove Cemetery. To be respectful of the fallen soldiers, no candy will be thrown.
The student-planned and run Farmers market will be a one-day event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, at Wakefield Park.
Morenci City Council will hold their regular monthly meeting on Monday, May 8, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, located at 118 Orchard St. Morenci, MI.
The  Morenci Area Schools Millage renewal passed 201-61
​Three candidates filed a petition to fill the mayoral post: current council member Jeff Lampson, former mayor Bill Foster, and former councilor Tracy Schell.  To fill the single 2-year term for City Council, there were three candidates who filed a petition: Perry Cox, Gary Pfund, and incumbent council member Kori Christle, who was appointed to fill a vacancy in February.  The three open 4-year term positions were filed by incumbent city councilors Jerome Bussell and Diane Molitierno, as well as Tess Stiver. These candidates will be on the November ballot unopposed.  A primary election will take place in August to narrow down the mayoral and 2-year City Council seat race from three candidates to two.
​The Town & Country Festival will take place at Wakefield Park Thursday, June 15 through Saturday, June 17. Click the links below to participate in the parade or in the vendor show.  Forms can be turned in at City Hall. ​For more information, contact Jack Still (517) 438-0936 or Bill Foster (517) 605-6546.
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​In addition to regular business hours, the City of Morenci Offices will be open 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30 for the purposes of registering to vote in the special election or turn in absentee ballots.
City of Morenci Brush Pick p will begin Tuesday, May 9 and will take place every 2nd and 4th Tuesday 8am-5pm.
The Morenci City Council will hold a ​special meeting of the Finance and Legal Committee on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 7:30 a.m. at the City of Morenci Offices, 118 Orchard Street, Morenci, MI 49256.
On Tuesday, May 2, voters in the Morenci school district will be asked to renew an operating millage to allow the district to assess the full 18-mills on non-homestead property, such as vacation homes, apartment buildings, rental homes and commercial/industrial property. The annual request is the only issue on the May 2 ballot.
The City of Morenci has partnered with Thomas P. Miller and Associates (TPMA) to complete a market research study focused on meeting local retail needs.   “This is a first step to getting the baseline information that grocers and other retailers will need to make decisions on locating to Morenci,” said Heather Sarnac, Director of Community and Economic Development for the City of Morenci.   The study will include an analysis of available data about potential retail needs, such as grocery and hardware, that exist in the Morenci area. The study will include information regarding infrastructure, distribution, consumer markets, requirements, and gaps and barriers. TPMA will provide the city with best practices from across the country.   "The TPMA team is proud to work alongside city staff on this project. Efforts are already underway, and we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality analysis we can. Community impact isn’t just a core value of our firm: it is a core value of our project team,” said Lindsay Bloos, Senior Consultant and Project Lead.   TPMA anticipates an on-site visit in July to present findings to the City Council, tour sites, and meet with City staff regarding potential next steps for retail business attraction.    This project is funded through a Federal Economic Development Administration Grant in partnership with Lenawee Now.   About TPMA: Thomas P. Miller and Associates (TPMA) is a national consulting firm that works at the intersection of workforce development, economic development, education, and community impact. The firm empowers organizations and communities through strategic partnerships and data-informed solutions that create positive, sustainable change. TPMA envisions a world that thinks strategically, works collaboratively, and acts sustainably. Working toward that vision, TPMA has provided clients with a range of services to design, develop, evaluate, and implement effective plans and programs
​Notice of Public Hearing   ​A public hearing has been scheduled ​Monday, May 8, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. at the regular City Council meeting at Morenci City Hall, located at 118 Orchard Street., Morenci, MI 49256 for the purpose of a Truth in Taxation Public Hearing that will discuss adoption of the Fiscal Year 2023 – 2024 Budget and the levying of a millage rate of 15.000 mills (Headline Rollback will be applied) to support General Fund operations for the City of Morenci during the Fiscal Year 2023 – 2024.   Copies of the proposed budget are now available for public inspection during regular business hours at Morenci City Hall, 118 Orchard Street., Morenci, MI 49256. Public comments, oral or written, are welcome at the hearing.   Bradley Moran, City Superintendent / City Clerk   ​(517)458-6828