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Residents of Grand Rapids are encouraged 
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Information will be posted as it becomes available.

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Utility Emergency Numbers

Toledo Edison Power Outages 1-888-544-4877
Suburban Natural Gas 1-877-485-8223
TimeWarner Service 1-800-617-4311

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With winter on our doorstep, please remember there is a  
snow removal ordinance in the Village of Grand Rapids!
Click here for details!


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A $5.00 Zoning Certificate is required for any building erected, enlarged, reconstructed, or moved on any lot in the Village. This requirement will assure that the percent of lot coverage and the setbacks are in accordance with the Zoning Code. If you have any questions, please inquire at the Village office before starting any construction. The Zoning Ordinance states that the Zoning Certificate fee is $100.00 for a post construction application.


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Residents in the Village must keep all vehicles licensed and in operable order. A disabled vehicle is any vehicle which, by condition of disrepair or accident, is unable to be moved and maneuvered under its own power, but is subject to repair, or is not currently licensed.

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By law, everyone MUST contact O.U.P.S., 1-800-362-2764, at least 48 hours but no more than 10 working days (excluding weekends and legal holidays) before beginning any digging or excavation work. This regulation also applies to smaller or personal projects to include but not limited to digging fencepost holes, anchoring supports for decks and swing sets, planting trees, removing tree roots and driving landscaping stakes into the ground.

When in doubt, don't make a judgment call—call O.U.P.S.!

Click HERE for a list of information you
will need when you call.



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With more and more people walking, jogging, or pushing baby carriages, the Sidewalk Committee and Village Council has been very concerned recently of the conditions of the sidewalks in the community.  We are in the process of evaluating the financial condition of the sidewalk fund within the Village and where we should go from there.  In the meantime, we would like to  suggest you look at your sidewalks and check the SIDEWALK REPAIR POLICY to see if your sidewalks fall under the conditions that require replacement or repairs.  As a reminder, a permit must be approved and the framing inspected prior to pouring of any new sidewalks.

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Otsego Clothing Closet

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Otsego School District residents in need are welcome to “shop” 
(at no cost) for clothes at the Otsego Clothing Closet

 Location:  Corner of Beaver & Second  St. 
(garage of the manse for the First Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids)

Donations are accepted by appt. at 
Hosanna Lutheran Church.

 Those in need of clothing can call Hosanna Lutheran Church (419-832-1041) to schedule an appt.


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 Otsego Food Pantry     

  Serving the Otsego School district.  
For information or an appointment to pick up food 
call Lisa at 419-830-1051. 

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Home Improvement Team


The First Presbyterian Church sent a team of members to Mississippi where they did door to door canvassing asking residents what kind of repairs were needed.  Many lives were touched by these folks and the project was warmly welcomed.

They have brought this idea back with them and are trying to adapt this program to Grand Rapids.

They are in need of opportunities to try and help folks who may be in need of help to get a project completed within or without the home.

If you or someone you know is in need of help, 
contact the First Presbyterian Church at


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