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City of St. Louis

Large Item Disposal Services

March 26th, 2020


Due to the recent increase in the volume of residential solid waste, the Cities of Alma and St. Louis must temporarily suspend large (bulk) item disposal. This includes disposal of large items such as mattresses, large pieces of furniture and appliances.   


Beginning on March 30th, the service will be suspended for an initial period of 30 days. This is being done to reduce the overall volume of refuse and conserve capacity for disposing of normal household waste which is essential to public health and safety.


Since recycling services were previously suspended, please continue to bag all recycling along with your garbage. The Cities are working with Republic Services to stay on top of this situation and will provide additional guidance as we receive it. 


The Cities of Alma and St. Louis along with Republic Services are taking the coronavirus seriously. We are closely monitoring CDC, FEMA and local, state and federal guidance.


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City Hall will be CLOSED Monday, March 16th

until further notice.

All public use of meeting rooms and community rooms from outside organizations is also canceled until April 6, 2020. 

This action is being taken to protect the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of St. Louis and our staff.  

Effective Monday, March 16th at 12:01am, Gratiot County, in partnership with the State of Michigan, the Mid-Michigan District Health Department, and all governmental units in Gratiot County have declared a Local State of Emergency and MUST maximize efforts to slow the spread of the virus and help Gratiot County residents to take preventative measures to lower their risk and to share information with their friends, family, and co-workers; and that all necessary measure be taken to address this Local State of Emergency.  

Please see the attached “Mandatory Actions and Prohibitions” document issued by the County. 

City Employees are still on duty.   In person meetings will be made by appointment only.   Consider these alternatives

1.      Pay your City bill via drop box, on-line, or by maill

2.    Can your business by delayed and conducted at a later time?

3.     Can your question be answered by a staff person via telephone or email?   989-681-2137 City Hall, 989-681-5285 Police Department or Department contacts are listed on the City Website for emails. 

4.      Is the information you are seeking available on the City website? 

If you are looking for updates on the Coronavirus, please use the official CDC.org or mmdhd.org websites.  There are third party links that contain false information and spyware.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

Posted: 9:30pm, 3/15/2020

City of St. Louis

Press Release on Recycling Services

March 18th, 2020


The Cities of Alma and St. Louis have received communication from their recycling processor, Isabella County, that all recycling processing will be suspended until further notice. This announcement is linked to the COVID-19 precautions to limit the risk to county employees.


At this time, it has been determined the virus can spread through hard surfaces such as paper, plastics and other recyclable materials according to the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other health experts.


Based on this information our solid waste contractor, Republic Services, will be collecting the Recycling at the same time as the garbage until the Isabella County recycling processing facility comes back online.


We advise at this time for our residents to bag all recycling along with your garbage, to keep the material contained during collection.  The Cities are working with the Republic Services and Isabella County to stay on top of this situation and will provide additional guidance as we receive it. 


Isabella County, City of Alma, City of St. Louis & Republic Services our taking the coronavirus seriously. We are closely monitoring CDC, FEMA and local, state and federal guidance.




Welcome to St. Louis


Small Town America is alive and well in the middle of Michigan, in the historic City of St. Louis!


St. Louis, the “Middle of the Mitten,” is a picturesque small town that serves its residents, neighbors and travelers with convenient shopping, eating options and a safe, clean walkable environment. 


The “Geographic Center of the Lower Peninsula,” St. Louis is located right on M-46 only two miles east of US-127.  The town has a fascinating history including once being home to the Magnetic Mineral Springs and bath house, two opera houses and a historic hotel.  Much of St. Louis historic business district architecture has been preserved and many turn of the century buildings are still in use as businesses and shops.  An array of Victorian homes can be seen right along M-46 in the heart of town, including the magnificent “Elwell Castle” on the corner of M-46 and Delaware Streets.  The City has made application to have a portion of North Mill Street be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 


Over the past several years the City has been hard at work on economic development, downtown and Brownfield projects to build an outstanding core to the City.  Evidence of this is the improvement in the Central Business District of North Mill Street and M-46 where you can see a $350,000 MDOT Enhancement Project as well as a $750,000 parking lot and alleyway improvement project that was completed in 2003.  Victorian lighting with underground electric, installed by the City’s own Electric Department, highlights the area along with landscaping, trees, new paving, flowers and more.  Two Brownfield projects has brought a private investment of over $1 million to downtown and several other sites are being cleaned up for possible redevelopment.  2015 saw the construction of a new City Hall, housing City offices as well as the St. Louis Police Department.  This is a rehabilitation and re-use of the former St. Louis IGA building on the north end of downtown.  The St. Louis Area Fire Department also has a new facility in the southeast corner of the DDA area.     


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