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by Derek Melville
Monday, April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Derek Melville, City Parks and Recreation Superintendent, 231-922-4910

Arbor Day 2017

Special Tree Planting, April 28, 2017

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City will be celebrating Arbor Day with a special tree planting event at Traverse Heights Elementary School on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.  Three trees will be planted south of the school on Rose Street with help from a 5th Grade class from Traverse Heights Elementary School.  Arbor Day is a celebration of the importance of trees to the beauty of our parks, streets and yards along with the other environmental and aesthetic benefits of trees.  The Arbor Day proclamation will be read along with talking about the importance of trees to all of us.

by Katelyn Zeits
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Traverse City police will auction off recovered and unclaimed bicycles at the annual auction Saturday, May 6, 2017.

The Traverse City Police Department says that this year they’ve got bikes recovered from both the city and county up for auction, for a total of over 140 bikes.

The bikes range from older 10-speeds to high-end mountain and road bikes.  In the past, bikes at the auction have gone for as little as $1 to several hundreds of dollars, depending on the type of bike and the condition it’s in.

All money raised from the event will be split between the city and county and deposited into the general fund.

Michigan law states that the Police Department must hold on to recovered property for a set length of time before they may do anything with it.  This gives the owner a chance to come and claim their property.  The police say that even though this holding time has ended, if someone were to come in and recognize a bike as theirs, they are more than happy to reunite the owner with their stolen property — so long as a police report was filed when the bike went missing.

The auction takes place at the Traverse City Department of Public Works on Woodmere Avenue on Saturday, May 6th starting at 9:30 a.m.  The bikes will be available for viewing starting at 8:30 a.m.

Visitors are asked to use the Hannah Avenue entrance.

by Katelyn Zeits
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Traverse City residents are invited to participate in the process of government by serving on one of the city's citizen boards and committees. Through this service, civic-minded citizens can become involved in their local government. The city, in turn, benefits from the knowledge, experience and expertise of our citizens.

Board of Zoning Appeals
The purpose of the Board of Zoning Appeals is to hear and decide on appeals brought to the Building Official, Zoning Administrator, etc. and to interpret provisions of the Zoning Code. The Board’s regular meeting date is the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.

Board of Tax Review
The purpose of the Board of Tax Review is to examine, review, and correct the assessment roll. Members of this board have minimal commitment, only meeting periodically throughout the year.  This person shall be a City resident. 

Human Rights Commission
The purpose of this commission is to foster mutual understanding and respect among all groups and discourage discriminatory practices, formulate and carry out programs of community education and information, receive and act as conciliator regarding occurrences of acts of prejudice or discrimination, and secure the cooperation of various community groups in educational campaigns devoted to eliminating prejudice and discrimination. This board meets on the second Monday of each month at 5:30 pm.

Historic Districts Commission
The goals of the Historic Districts Commission are to safeguard the heritage of our City; to preserve cultural, political or architectural history; to preserve historic landmarks; to foster civic beauty and more. The Commission meets the last Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm.

City of Traverse City and Charter Township of Garfield Recreational Authority Board
The Authority is incorporated for the purpose of the acquisition, construction, operation, maintenance or improvement of public recreation centers, public parks, and public conference centers as may be acquired by the Authority or as may be transferred to it by a participating municipality. This board meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm.

For more information on these boards and other City boards, please visit www.traversecitymi.gov/boards.asp.

If you are interested in serving, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 231-922-4480 by Friday, April 28, 2017 for an Application to Become Involved or visit our website: http://www.traversecitymi.gov/boards.asp.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for all boards and commissions and are kept on file for a period of one year; applicants must not be in default to the City.

by Derek Melville
Friday, March 31, 2017

Our 2017 Summer Daycamp information is now available.  Please click on the link below for dates, times, prices and all application materials needed.  Registration begins at 8:00am on Monday, April 10, 2017 at the City DPS offices at 625 Woodmere Avenue.  Please be advised that a line may form outside before 8:00am. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Parks Department at 231-922-4900 between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. 

2017 Summer Daycamp Application

by John Travis
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

2017
City of Traverse City
SPRING SERVICES 
RESIDENTIAL LOOSE LEAF AND BRUSH 
PICK UP GUIDELINES 

Loose Leaf Pick Up: April 17, 2017 - Begins on the West side of City, moving East.

Brush: April 17, 2017 - Begins on the West side of City, moving East.

*Crews will only go down your street one time*

RULES 

LOOSE LEAF PICK-UP - Begins April 17, 2017 - Do not place leaves in street until Thursday, April 13, 2017.  Do Not Use Plastic Bags!  Biodegradable Paper Bags are Ok.

Place leaves on the street for pick-up - not in alley. Please do not allow leaves to plug storm water drains.

BRUSH – Begins April 17, 2017, 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 alley if exists, or behind curb or pavement edge on street, if no alley.

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, LITTER, CIGARETTE BUTTS, PAINT AND AUTO FLUIDS. ANYTHING THAT GOES INTO A STORM DRAIN FLOWS TO GRAND TRAVERSE BAY.

Residents should remember that if they have yard waste that they want picked up before or after the City’s leaf pick up, American Waste will do the pick up for $2.23 per bag as part of their service.  Call American Waste at 943-8088 for information regarding their sticker program.

Contact:   Mark Jones, City of Traverse City, Streets Department Superintendent, (231) 922-4901

by Missy Luick
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Subject: 28013-115883 - US-31 "Murchie Bridge" Project Notification

This is the notification for an upcoming MDOT Project on US-31 at the "Murchie Bridge" in the City of Traverse City in Grand Traverse County.  This bridge is located over the Boardman River near the intersection of US-31 and Front Street near Holiday Inn.  Project details are below:

MDOT JN: 115883 
Route: US-31/M-72/M-37 
County: Grand Traverse 
City: City of Traverse City 
Scheduled Start Date: 2/22/2017 
Scheduled Completion Date: 6/9/2017 
Lane Closures: Partial bridge closure using lane shifts. One lane maintained each direction. 

Additional Info: Possible Saturday work and possible night work. 

Contract Value: $1,011,576.46 

Work Description: Bridge Rehabilitation, deep concrete overlay, joint and bridge railing replacement, median curb replacement, sidewalk repair, partial painting, rocker realignment, riprap placement, concrete surface coating and approach work on US-31 over Boardman River, Grand Traverse County.


Dave McCaw, P.E.

Assistant Construction Engineer

MDOT – Traverse City TSC

2084 US-31 South

Traverse City, MI 49685

Phone: (231) 941-1986

Toll-Free: (888) 457-6368

mccawd@michigan.gov

by John Travis
Thursday, May 28, 2015

May 28, 2015

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:           Dave Courtad, City Garage Superintendent, (231) 922-4900 ext.111        

City Garage

Surplus Vehicle Sales

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City Garage has started posting all surplus City vehicles for sale on the website Public Surplus.

The web address is: http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/traversecity,mi/browse/home

If you have any questions regarding the sale of used City vehicles please email Dave Courtad.