COVID-19 Response

In response to the Emergency Declaration issued by the Office of the Governor the City of Durand is adopting measures to do its part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. These measures include continuing to provide the highest level of public safety services available including police, fire, and ambulance services. Durand staff, first responders, and council members deeply appreciate the understanding and support of our residents during this time. We are proud to see so many residents who are doing their part by staying calm and staying home as we work to mitigate the threat of COVID-19.

Specific activities include:

  1. Encouraging all residents and business owners to conduct city business online or via phone including payment of bills (more information below).
  2. Suspending all non-essential public meetings and use of city facilities for both public and private events; including closure of City Hall to public access except by appointment only and subject to safety protocols established by executive order such as the use of masks per order 2020-147
  3. Limiting non-essential staff travel, meetings, and interactions; this includes suspending parks reservations for groups in excess of 100, non-essential in-person water appointments, and in-person code enforcement (communication of enforcement materials through US Mail will continue).
  4. Requiring enhanced cleaning protocols for all facilities as well as by our staff.
  5. Providing curbside services for pick up of essential documents such as building permits and absentee voter applications.
Those residents who are a part of high risk populations including the elderly and those with underlying conditions should strongly consider social isolation efforts. All residents are encouraged to limit contact to the greatest extend possible. To aid in this effort the city reminds residents of the following online or phone based payment options:

  1. Pay Online: Users can enroll in online bill pay HERE. Bill payers will need to search by address, name, or account number to select their bill. Online bill pay does include a small transaction fee which is set by the software provider.
  2. Pay via ACH: Users can also set up recurring ACH debit. Enrollment in ACH requires completion of a one-time enrollment form which can be submitted via email to utilities@durandmi.com, via fax to (989) 288-7214, or by placing it in the dropbox near the front door of City Hall which is available all hours. There is no fee to enroll in ACH payment.
  3. Pay by dropbox: The City offers an all-hours dropbox available near the front doors of City Hall which is checked daily. In order for your payment to be processed correctly please make sure to include your name and address with your payment. This can also be accomplished by including the small perforated portion of your bill which includes the bar code.
  4. Pay by phone: Specific to these response efforts the City is temporarily allowing users to make one-time phone-based payments using credit or debit cards. A small transaction fee will apply.
For more information please visit http://health.shiawassee.net/or follow the Shiawassee County Health Department on Facebook. Locally, Memorial Healthcare is offering public viral testings and antibody testing for those who believe they may have been exposed to the virus. Learn more at: https://www.memorialhealthcare.org/coronavirus-covid-19-updates-what-to-know/