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by Katy Garavaglia
Thursday, April 5, 2018

City of Traverse City
SPRING SERVICES - RESIDENTIAL LOOSE LEAF AND BRUSH PICK UP GUIDELINES


Loose Leaf Pick Up: Monday, May 14, 2018 - Begins on the West side of City, moving East. Crews will only go down your street one time.

Brush Pick Up: Monday, May 14, 2018 - Begins on the West side of City, moving East. Crews will only go down your alley one time.


RULES:

LOOSE LEAF PICK-UP- 5/14/2018 - Do not place leaves in street prior to Thursday, May 10, 2018. Do Not Use Plastic Bags! Biodegradable Paper Bags are Ok. Place leaves on the street for pick-up, not in the alley. Please do not allow leaves to plug storm water drains.

BRUSH- 5/14/2018 - all brush must be neatly stacked. Large branches cannot exceed 4 inches in diameter, and CANNOT EXCEED ONE 8' x 8' x 4' HIGH PILE. Christmas trees are allowed. No logs, tree stumps or shrub root balls are allowed. Place in the alley if exists, or behind curb or pavement edge on street.


PLEASE REMEMBER, OTHER THAN THE SCHEDULED DATES FOR SPRING LOOSE LEAF PICK UP AND BRUSH PICK UP, IT IS AGAINST CITY ORDINANCE TO PLACE ANYTHING IN THE CITY STREET, ALLEY OR RIGHT-OF-WAY.
PLEASE HELP US KEEP THE STREETS CLEAN, FREE OF YARD DEBRIS, ANIMAL WASTE, LITTER, CIGARETTE BUTTS, PAINT AND AUTO FLUIDS. ANYTHING THAT GOES INTO A STORM DRAIN FLOWS TO GRAND TRAVERSE BAY.

by Katy Garavaglia
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

PRESS RELEASE

Subject:          Community Resource Guide  

Contact:          Benjamin Marentette, City Clerk, tcclerk@traversecitymi.gov, 231-922-4480

Issued:            April 4, 2018


 The City of Traverse City is proud to release the Community Resource Guide – a list of local services and phone numbers for community members in need. Our area is home to countless resources to assist with the many needs of our residents and neighbors, ranging from hunger, homelessness, medical care, addiction, legal or financial assistance, and many others.

Our region has built a great network through local churches, non-profits, and other organizations to make sure that those in need have access to programs that can help.  

Please help to get the word out by distributing this flyer in your businesses or common areas. If there are any updates to the existing information, or additions that need to be made, please reach out to our City Clerk’s Office at 231-922-4480 or by email to tcclerk@traversecitymi.gov.

This guide is available on the City’s website at: http://www.traversecitymi.gov/resourceguides.asp, and can be found at the Governmental Center, the Traverse Area District Library, and the Law Enforcement Center.

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by Katy Garavaglia
Friday, March 23, 2018

Hickory Hills Ski & Recreational Area Temporary Closure
to kick off Improvements to Hickory Hills

3/26/2018 – 4/20/2018

 

TRAVERSE CITY - Improvements at Hickory Hills have begun! The City of Traverse City in cooperation with our non-profit partner, Preserve Hickory, is excited to announce that improvements to Hickory Hills will soon be underway. Years of collaborative planning, design and fund raising are culminating in approximately four million dollars worth of substantial upgrades to the park.  The improvements will significantly expand year-round public recreational opportunities and accessibility. Improvements include a new lodge, maintenance facility, parking, trails, disc golf and a new entrance.

Initial site work, including tree removal, will begin on March 26, 2018 and pending weather related delays is planned to be completed by approximately April 20, 2018.  Select trees will be removed for safety of those visiting Hickory and to open terrain for alpine and freestyle skiing and to improve Nordic ski and all-purpose recreational trails and a sledding hill.  

To ensure safety and to expedite improvements, Hickory will be closed to the public until the work is complete, approximately April 20, 2018.  Signs and barricades will be placed to define and secure work areas.  Additional temporary park closures during upcoming summer months are expected. Park closure dates will be communicated through local media and posted online at http://www.traversecitymi.gov/hickory_hills.asp.

Implementing the improvements at Hickory Hills at times may generate elevated dust and noise levels.  We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as the end result will benefit the community. Contact Parks Superintendent Derek Melville at dmelville@traversecitymi.gov if you have any questions comments or concerns about the work or schedule.

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by Kelly Rice
Thursday, March 15, 2018

TRAVERSE CITY- The inside lanes (East and West Bound) of W. Grandview Pkwy are closed from Hall Street to Garland Street.  This closure is expected to last until Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.  Please use alternate routes avoiding this area to reduce congestion, delay and promote worker safety. Appropriate signage and barricades will be in place in and around the work area.

 

We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation. Please feel free to call Justin Roy, Water/Wastewater Maintenance Superintendent, at 922-4923 if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the work or the schedule.

 

 

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The City of Traverse City is located in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Traverse City was incorporated in 1891 as a Village and in 1895 as a City. It encompasses 8.09 square miles and has a population of 14,674 (2010 Census).

by Katelyn Zeits
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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If you missed the Community Financial Health Forum held on Monday, January 22nd at the Traverse Area District Library, you can now view the video recording by visiting UpNorth Media Center or by clicking the following link: http://www.upnorthmedia.org/watchgovtv.asp?sdbfid=10774. 

For those who were able to attend, you heard first hand from Michigan Municipal League Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer Anthony Minghine that the system of financing local units of government in Michigan is broken.  More importantly, you heard that it needs to be fixed.

Mr. Minghine's talk lasted approximately 40 minutes, with approximately another 40 minutes for Q&A/dialog.  

The Michigan Municipal League has a number of resources on this topic at this link:   http://www.savemicity.org/   

The resources page of the savemicity.org website has a few very informative reports that provide good talking points for you to use when discussing these issues with members of the legislature, your constituents, etc.   

Please feel free to share the link to the forum and the resources featured on savemicity.org with your colleagues and also share them on your online platforms.

by Missy Luick
Monday, November 27, 2017

FishPass is an innovative project to enhance fish passage and connectivity between the Boardman (Ottaway) River and Lake Michigan, while removing invasive or non-desirable fishes through controlled sorting. FishPass will replace the deteriorating Union Street Dam in downtown Traverse City, Michigan with an improved barrier featuring a fish-sorting channel and a nature-like river channel. Once constructed, scientists will optimize various sorting technologies and techniques below the barrier to maximize efficiency of passing desirable fishes and removing invasive fishes. For example, water velocity barriers, light guidance, video shape recognition, and eel ladder style traps are just some technologies that could be integrated at the facility to sort fish and effectively pass or remove animals. The project will develop into a living laboratory with a strong education and outreach component. Once optimized for bi-directional (up and downstream) selective fish passage, FishPass will be converted to a permanent selective fishway completing the Boardman River Restoration Project. Lessons learned from the optimization phase will be applied to similar rivers to create selective fish passage at new sites. The project could have regional, national, and global implications.

Please visit the project page for more information: http://www.glfc.org/fishpass.php