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City of Reading Conducts Community Survey

City of Reading, Michigan – The City of Reading will conduct a survey to gather residents’ perspectives and opinions about living in the community. Participants may complete the survey online (paper copies will also be available at City Hall) until September 1, 2020.

Survey topics include housing, neighborhoods, downtown Reading, recreation, transportation, and redevelopment opportunities. The information gathered will be used to write an updated Master Plan so that the City may advance land use goals and strategies with the public’s support. The Master Plan will serve as a city official’s guide for decision-making over the next 10 years. Your participation is important and greatly appreciated.

For more information, please contact project consultant, Michelle Bennett, at



2020 September 21 City Council Special Meeting (Electronic Remote Attendance)

Labor Day Offices Closed

Notice of Accepting Sealed Bids for 2004 Chevrolet Impala and 2001 Ford F250

Notice of Request For Proposal for LED Lighting at Michigan Street Pavilion

Notice of Request For Proposal for Ceiling Panels/Gutters at Michigan Street Pavilion

City of Reading COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

All Public Notices


2020 September 21 City Council Special Meeting (Electronic Remote Attendance)

2020 September 14 Planning Commission Meeting (Electronic Remote Attendance) AGENDA

2020 September 9 TIFA Meeting (Electronic Remote Attendance) 

2020 September 8 City Council Meeting (Electronic Remote Attendance) AGENDA


City of Reading COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

City of Reading COVID-19 Update

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Interim Recommendations for COVID-19 Community Mitigation Strategies March 11, 2020

Bhsj Social Distancing



City Hall Covid 19 Response



Welcome to the website for the City of Reading, Michigan. Our community motto, 'Traditional values, progressive spirits', is truly reflective of how we see ourselves. We are steeped in traditional values, cherishing and honoring our past while remembering the important things in life.

Our progressive spirits show that we look towards the future, not only in our planning, but also in working together to reach personal and community goals. We consider ourselves a small community with a bright future.

Located in western Hillsdale County, metropolitan areas such as Jackson Michigan, Fort Wayne Indiana, and Toledo Ohio are within an hour or so of Reading. Interstates I-69 and I-80/90 as well as Highways US-12 and M-49 all make your journey into Reading easily accessible from all parts of the tri-state area.

Our town is supported economically by local stores and small businesses, agriculture and partly as a commuter city to the Hillsdale and Coldwater areas. We also have an industrial park, supported by several manufacturing facilities, including specialty metal production.

Michigan Street Pavilion and Green Space Crowdfunding Campaign



Questions relating to Zoning Permits should be directed to:

Ben Wheeler, Zoning Administrator

PH (517) 283-2027 FAX (517) 283-2010


Planning and Zoning Forms:


CODE OF ORDINANCES (searchable index of all City Ordinances)




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