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City asks public to access services remotely

**Update – March 20 **
At a special meeting of the City of Grand Marais on Wednesday, March 18, the council passed a unanimous motion declaring a state of emergency in the city of Grand Marais in light of the spread of COVID-19. With that motion, the city approved limiting access to city hall.

The city council also passed a unanimous motion to close the Grand Marais Municipal Liquor Store temporarily.

The council has a regular meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, but that meeting will not be held at Grand Marais City Hall. The mayor and councilors will participate remotely. There will not be an opportunity for public comment at the meeting, so citizens with questions or concerned are asked to email them to cityhall@boreal.org or call 218-387-1848.

The Grand Marais City Council is holding a special meeting at 6:30 pm. on Wednesday, March 18. The meeting is being held specifically to approve payment of bills, but City Communication Director Patrick Knight said the council will also discuss the city’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19.

The meeting will be broadcast live and published on the city’s YouTube channel. The city asks that the public not attend the meeting in person.

The city has also announced its steps to protect the public’s health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19. Communication Director Patrick Knight said the city will continue to provide essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Knight said, “City staff will be here ensuring we’re prepared and responding.”

The Grand Marais Municipal Liquor Store is now closed.

However, the city asks that the community access its services remotely as much as possible. Knight provides the following methods to access city services without coming to city hall.

To reach city staff, call 218-387-1848 or email cityhall@grandmarais.city.

Viewing Public Meetings

Meetings of the City Council will be live broadcast here.
Filling out paperwork

Mail your documents to: PO Box 600, Grand Marais, MN 55604
Scan and email your documents to: cityhall@grandmarais.city
Drop off documents in the dropbox at 15 N Broadway
Most of city business forms are available online here.
If you are looking for a form that you can’t find on the website, call or email for assistance.
To pay your utility bill

Mail your payment to PO Box 600, Grand Marais, MN 55604
Drop off a payment in the dropbox at 15 N Broadway
Call Payment Service network at 1-877-885-7968
You can pay your bill online via the Payment Service Network, here.
More information on city services is available at ci.grand-marais.mn.us