About Us

Our mission is to create an environment that promotes strong economic growth while safe guarding the public trust and building a sense of place that focuses on our future and honors our heritage.
For the delivery of quality service, and to provide a safe community with a high quality of life, and to confront challenges, protect our financial health, and promote economic viability of our area.

Welcome to the City of Au Gres

On behalf of the Mayor, City Commission and Staff of the City of Au Gres, I welcome you to our website and our community. We cherish our small town which is conveniently located on the shores of Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron where the seasonal recreation activities are tremendous it is ideally suited for a long stay or just a weekend getaway.

This website is designed to help you keep informed about our community. Keeping you up-to-date with current events and governmental developments. For community updates, please follow us on Facebook.

We welcome you to Celebrate Our Seasons!

~John Stanley, City Manager

Au Gres History

Au Gres' meaning and history: Au Gres means "of sandstone" because of the type of material on the river bottom. The City of Au Gres lies atop a glacial lake feature which consists of clay or shallow layers of sand over clay. In early years, Au Gres was considered a logging community; however, today the largest industry appears to be tourism. Both logging and tourism are probably a direct result of the Au Gres River which runs through the City and the availability of the City to Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron. The theme of this area used to be "Timber to Tourist" but now Au Gres is known as "The Perch Capital."

Economic Development

The City of Au Gres in partnership with the Au Gres Area Chamber of Commerce work to facilitate development projects on behalf Au Gres businesses and residents.  We utilize new techniques and combinations of resources to bring all parties together for a cohesive master plan. City of Au Gres offers the creative entrepreneur or developer a variety of excellent business opportunities.

If you are interested in starting or moving your business to Au Gres, Michigan, please contact us about your project and we will pave the way for your investment. We will assist to make your move seamless as possible!

Industrial Property for development!

11 lots are available and for sale in the City of Au Gres Industrial Park.
For more information contact Au Gres City Hall at +1-989-876-8811

  • 11 lots available for purchase
  • All new infrastructure
  • Renaissance Zone/Brownfield Redevelopment – Eligible for 15-year tax abatement extension
  • Close to US 23 along designated truck route
  • Proximity to growing lakefront residential development
  • Zoned light industrial
  • All utilities on-site
  • Average lot size 40,500 SF
  • Price per lot: $01 – $25,000 based on investment and job creation

City of Au Gres Zoning Ordinances:

Download Full Reports Here:
City Of Au Gres Zoning Ordinance 1 
City of Au Gres Zoning Ordinance 2
City of Au Gres Zoning Map

City Services

  • City of Au Gres Tax/Assessor/Utility Billing Database
    Click here for:  Online Services

    City of Au Gres Compost Site
    Proulx Road (off of Court Street)

    New Compost Site Hours
    Hours: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Summer Schedule:
    Every Tuesday of the month
    Winter Schedule:
    1st Tuesday of the month

    Accepted Items:
    Brush cut to uniform lengths
    Not to exceed 6′
    Grass clippings & Leaves

    City Residents only.
    No commercial dumping.
    Violators will be prosecuted.

  • City of Au Gres Residents Only
    Curbside Pick-Up 

    2018 Recycling Schedule
    Tuesday. January 16, 2018
    Tuesday, February 20, 2018
    Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    Tuesday. November 20, 2018
    Tuesday, December 18, 2018

    For 2018, recycling pick-up will be the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Please have material placed at the curb by 6am on the days listed. If you have any further questions, please call our customer service team at 800-796-9696.

Recyclable Materials: newspapers and inserts, phone books, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, scratch paper, brochures, envelopes, letters, photo copies, computer and office paper, cereal and shoe boxes, paper towel rolls, brown paper bags, aluminum, steel and tin cans (rinsed), #1 & #2 plastic jugs/bottles, and clear  glass only.

City Facilities Available for Rent

  • Au Gres Area Lions Club Pavilion – located within the Au Gres City Park. Perfect for graduation parties, family reunions, class reunions, wedding receptions or any get-together to accommodate large crowds. Other amenities available on site include paved parking lot, bike path, tennis and basketball courts, softball fields, and play equipment for tots. Call Au Gres City Park for rental form at (989) 876-8310 or download Pavilion rental form
  • Au Gres Chapel in the Park – if you have wedding plans, consider renting the historic picturesque Chapel in the KinderPlatz Park. Call Au Gres City Hall at (989) 876-8811 for rental form and information or download chapel rental form

City Officials

City Council Meetings are held on the first Tuesdays of each month at Au Gres City Hall at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend.

City Hall
John Stanley, City Manager

124 E Huron, Au Gres, MI 48703 | 989-876-8811

Council Members

Mayor, William Borushko

Mayor Pro Tem, Keith Edmonds
Joe Warr
Tim Edwards
Michael Hoadley

City Board

Planning Commission Meetings are held on the fourth Mondays of each month at Au Gres City Hall at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend.

Planning Commission Members

Tom Nixon
Jane Barbour
Frans Bouman
Colleen Rollins
LaVern Dittenber
Dale Dittenber
William Borushko
Danny Pockrandt

Fire Authority – 3rd Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Fire Hall, Au Gres
Zoning Board of Appeals – as needed
T.I.F.A. Board – as needed
Board of Review – meets March every year
Building Authority – as needed
Parks & Recreation Board – as needed
* schedule changes and special meetings will be posted at Au Gres City Hall

MDOT Reports

What is Title VI? Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 200d), related statutes and regulations provide that no person shall on the ground of race, color, national origin, sex, or disabilities be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal funds.  Full Report: Title VI Sub-Recipient Annual Certification

What is Public Act 51? Article IX, Section 9, of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, as amended, states that “All specific taxes . . . imposed directly or indirectly on fuels sold or used to propel motor vehicles upon highways. . . or on registered motor vehicles . . . shall, after payment of necessary collection expenses, be used exclusively for transportation purposes. . .”

Public Act 51 of 1951, as amended (“Act 51”) governs the distribution of this revenue. The following pages summarize this distribution.

Act 51 creates a fund into which specific transportation taxes are deposited, and prescribes how these revenues are to be distributed and the purposes for which they can be spent. Act 51 establishes jurisdictional road networks, sets priorities for the use of transportation revenues, and allows bonded indebtedness for transportation improvements and guarantees repayment of debt.

The Act also imposes administrative requirements on road agencies, and creates several institutions not having to do with finance.

Full Report: Public Act 51, Section18j

Visit Us Today!

Au Gres is a small riverfront community in a beautiful natural setting. Nestled along the Au Gres River near Saginaw Bay & Lake Huron and readily accessible via state and interstate highways. Au Gres’ downtown has an appeal that draws customers with its small town friendliness, unique shops, quality restaurants, wineries and pubs. Au Gres offers year round recreational opportunities from its fabulous walleye, bass and perch fishing, and three 18-hole golfcourses within ten minutes, and a dinner cruise and casino only 15 minutes away!