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The City of McBain DPW has issued a RUN WATER NOTICE.  Please run a pencil size stream of water day and night until further notice.  If you have any questions please call the McBain DPW at



The Planning Commission has been working with Networks Northwest to Draft our new Master Plan for the City of McBain.  It is available below on our Website for Public Comment and the council would like to receive as much input as possible.  The deadline for input is February 21, 2019.  Thank you for taking the time to participate.  


  Marcia Smith, City Clerk

Click here to view the Master Plan Draft



Per City of McBain Ordinance:

 - From November 1 to May 1 No parking is allowed on any Street between 2:00am and 6:00am.

 - No moving of snow onto streets or alleys is allowed at any time.

 - Parking on area between the street and the sidewalk is at your own risk.

 Thank you,
The Department of Public Works


NEW recycling pick up day:

The 1st Tuesday of each month

 Beginning January 1st, 2019

 (Unless it falls on a Holiday in which case it will be picked up the following day)


 REMINDER to All Pet Owners:

Your pets must be confined to your property or be on a leash if they are off your property. 
Pet owners must clean up behind their pets if you take them for a walk.   
Dogs may not be left outside to bark.


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McBain is a city in Missaukee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. McBain is a small Dutch community.  The population was 656 at the 2010 census.  According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.25 square miles (3.24 km2), all land.  We offer our citizens and visitors a safe and clean community.  We are proud of McBain!!

     A Bit of history about McBain.....McBain began as a settlement around a sawmill in Riverside Township, founded by Gillis McBain and his brother John McBain in 1887. A station on the Toledo, Ann Arbor and North Michigan Railway named "Owens" opened on August 27, 1888 and a post office with the same name opened on September 10, 1888. Both were renamed McBain on September 17, 1889. McBain incorporated as a village in 1893 and as a city in 1907.