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City of Reading
 City Hall, Reading, MI
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General Information

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Address 1: 113 S. Main St.
City: Reading
State: MI
Zip Code: 49274
Phone: (517) 283-2604
Fax: (517) 283-3601
Hours: M-Th 8am-12pm & 1pm-5pm Closed Friday's
Web Page: www.reading.mi.us
Population: 1134
Meeting date: 2nd Tues. of each month at 6:30 p.m.
 

Special Events/Interests

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  • Reading Days is held the 1st weekend in August and includes tractor pulls, base/softball tournaments, parade, chicken BBQ, & City wide garage sales

  • During Halloween week, there is a Halloween parade and costume judging at Reynolds Elementary
  • The American Legion has monthly Chicken BBQ & Steak Frys

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    Property Tax

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    Name: Ben Wheeler
    Title: Propery Tax Assessor
    Address 1: 108 S. Main
    Address 2: PO Box 541
    City: Reading
    State: MI
    Zip Code: 49274
    Phone: 517-283-2027
    Fax: 517-283-2010
    E Mail: bwcassessor@charter.net
    Web Page: www.bwcpropertytax.com
    OFFICE HOURS BY APPOINTMENT PLEASE CALL
    517.283.2027 or e-mail:
    bwcassessor@charter.net
     

    Mayor

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    Name: Tracy Donihue
    Title: Mayor
    Address 1: 201 Lynn Street
    City: Reading
    State: MI
    Zip Code: 49274
    Phone: (517) 283-2309
     

    City Manager

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    Name: Kimberly Blythe
    Title: City Manager
    Address 1: 113 S. Main St.
    City: Reading
    State: MI
    Zip Code: 49274
    Phone: (517) 283-2604
    E Mail: ct@reading.mi.us
     

    Clerk/Treasurer

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    Name: Kimberly Blythe
    Title: Clerk/Treasurer
    Address 1: 113 S. Main Street
    Address 2: PO Box 240
    City: Reading
    State: MI
    Zip Code: 49274
    Phone: (517) 283-2604
    Fax: (517) 283-3601
    E Mail: ct@reading.mi.us
     

    Councilperson

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    Name: Dale Cook
    Title: Councilor
    Address 1: 203 N. Main St.
    City: Reading
    State: MI
    Zip Code: 49274
    Phone: (517) 283-2246
     

    Councilperson

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    Name: Nancy Briggs
    Title: Councilor
    City: Reading
    State: MI
    Zip Code: 49274
    Phone: (517) 283-2096
     

    Councilperson

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    Name: Emma Everett
    Title: Councilor
    Address 1: 139 S. Main Street
    City: Reading
    State: MI
    Zip Code: 49274
    Phone: 517-283-1554
     

    Councilperson

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    Name: Albert Wheeler
    Title: Councilor
    Address 1: 228 N. Main
    Address 2: PO Box 27
    City: Reading
    State: MI
    Zip Code: 49274
     

    Fire Department

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    Name: Bob Jepson
    Title: Fire Chief
    Address 1: 200 E. Michigan
    City: Reading
    State: MI
    Zip Code: 49274
    Phone: (517) 283-3528
     

    Police Department

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    Name: Eric Stolberg
    Title: Officer in Charge
    Address 1: 109 S. Main Street
    City: Reading
    State: MI
    Zip Code: 49274
    Phone: (517) 283-3133
    Fax: (517) 283-1606
    E Mail: police@reading.mi.us
    Web Page: www.reading.mi.us
     

    Reading Community Library

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    Name: Liberty Burdo
    Title: Librarian
    Address 1: 104 N. Main St.
    City: Reading
    State: MI
    Zip Code: 49274
    Phone: (517) 283-3916
    Hours: M 4-8, T & F 10-5, W 10-5:30 & 6:30 -8, Sat 9-12
    E Mail: reading@monroe.lib.mi.us
     

    Department of Public Works

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    Name: Tom Stephenson
    Title: Director of Public Works
    Address 1: 180 Lincoln St.
    City: Reading
    State: MI
    Zip Code: 49274
    Phone: (517) 283-2835
    E Mail: dpw@reading.mi.us
     

    Planning Commission

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    Name: Christine Gollnick
    Title: Chairperson
    Address 1: 113 S. Main
    Address 2: PO Box 240
    City: Reading
    State: MI
    Zip Code: 49274
    Phone: (517) 283-3080
    Planning Commission meets every 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall
     

    Zoning

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    Name: Ben Wheeler
    Title: Administrator
    Address 1: 113 S. Main
    Address 2: PO Box 541
    City: Reading
    State: MI
    Zip Code: 49274
    Phone: (517) 283-2604
    E Mail: benwheeler@charter.net
    Variance applicationfee--$100
    Zoning permit application fee--$10
     

    Tax Increment Financing Authority

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    Address 1: 113 S. Main Street
    Address 2: PO Box 240
    City: Reading
    State: MI
    Zip Code: 49274
    Phone: 517-283-2604
    Fax: 517-283-3601
    E Mail: ct@reading.mi.us
  • Tax Increment Financing Authority (TIFA) Chair is Randy Sanders, Treasurer is Charles Newton
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    Please contact Reading City Hall 517-283-2604 or email ct@reading.mi.us for info.

     

    Cemeteries/Sexton

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    Name: Roger Wheeler
    Title: Cemetery Sexton
    Address 1: 113 S. Main Street
    Address 2: PO Box 240
    City: Reading
    State: MI
    Zip Code: 49274
    Phone: 517-283-2604

      Contact: Roger Wheeler-Sexton (517) 283-2604

      for Maplewood Cemeteries

    • East Maplewood,(NEW)Sec. 23, 5455 Edon Rd., (M-49)(edge of City of Reading)
    • Reading (OLD), Sec. 26, 321 E. Michigan St. (behind Methodist Church)
    • West Maplewood(OLD), Sec. 22, 5454 Edon Rd.,(M49)(edge of City of Reading)


      Contact: David Newell, 5211 W. Card Rd., Reading, (517)283-2876 for
    • Gleason Cemetery (South Reading Cemetery), Sec. 33, 8000 Block, 8386 Berry Rd.
    • West Reading, Sec. 30, 10000 Block, 10121 W. Reading Rd.
    • North Reading, Sec.3, 7000 Block, Bankers Rd. (Between M-49 and Balcom Rd.)
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    Parks/Recreation

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  • Barre Field is located on W. Cherry St. & offers Football & Baseball fields
  • Rotary Park is located at Willow & Chestnut St. and has playground equipment and basketball hoops
  • Water Works Park is located at Main & Lincoln Street and has playground equipment and a pavillion
  • Magic Square is located at the end of State Street

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