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by Katelyn Zeits
Monday, August 19, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Subject:           Ironman 70.3 traverse city – TRIATHLON EVENT

Contact:           Benjamin Marentette, City Clerk, bmarente@traversecitymi.gov, 1-800-872-8377

Date Issued:    August 19, 2019

The inaugural Ironman 70.3 Traverse City event will be here this weekend and the community is invited to join in on the fun! Be a spectator as athletes swim 1.2 miles in Grand Traverse Bay, bike 56 miles through Grand Traverse, Leelanau and Benzie Counties, and run 13.1 miles through Traverse City!

Setup has begun and community festivities begin Friday, August 23rd in the Open Space when the Ironman Village opens. Stop by the Ironman Village to visit local vendors and to sign your children up for the Ironkids Fun Run taking place on Saturday, August 24th.  Then on Sunday, August 25th get your cow bells and big smiles out to cheer on the athletes as they compete to qualify for the World Championship in New Zealand!

With an event like this, there is an impact on the community. To find out more details regarding that impact, including streets, trails, and swimming areas in Grand Traverse, Leelanau, and Benzie Counties, visit www.ironman.com/traversecity70.3. We have also included maps and a traffic impact sheets with this release.

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For questions about the Ironman 70.3 race, contact 1-800-872-8377.  

Traffic Impact Sheet

Swim Course

Run Course

Bike Course

by Leslie Bilbey
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Free Opportunity for Traverse City Residents to Learn Tips to Make Young Trees Thrive
Free Educational Presentation Hosted by ReLeaf Michigan, Tuesday, August 27, 10AM-2PM

All are invited to a free educational workshop led by the renowned “tree doctor,” retired MSU plant pathologist Dr. David Roberts, and Bill Lawrence, ReLeaf Michigan president and retired City of Ann Arbor forester.

The event is organized by ReLeaf Michigan, the only statewide tree planting and education non-profit organization. Since 1988, ReLeaf Michigan has worked with more than 400 communities to plant over 30,000 trees and help educate residents on the value and importance of trees to their daily lives.

The presentation will begin inside at the Grand Traverse Government Center and then move outside for a hands-on demonstration on how to practice pruning cuts. Topics will include how to prune young trees for structure and form, types of pruning, pruning tools, when to prune, and more. Watering, mulch, staking, fertilization and insects/diseases will also be discussed. Questions are welcome and encouraged!

RSVPs are requested to help ensure there is enough material for everyone. RSVP to info@releafmichigan.org or by calling 1-800-642-7353.

ReLeaf Michigan’s educational workshops are made possible thanks to funding from the Michigan DNR’s Urban and Community Forestry Program.

WHERE:           Grand Traverse Government Center, 2nd Floor, 400 Boardman Ave, Traverse City, MI 49684

WHEN:             Tuesday, August 27, 10:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m.

SPONSORS:     ReLeaf Michigan (www.ReLeafMichigan.org), the City of Traverse City DNR – Urban and Community Forestry Program

COST:              There is no charge to attend.  An RSVP is requested.  RSVP by emailing info@releafmichigan.org or calling 1-800-642-7353

by Katelyn Zeits
Thursday, July 25, 2019

It's hard to believe that the first-ever Ironman 70.3 will soon take place here in Traverse City and throughout the region! On Sunday, August 25, 2019, Northern Michigan will host a world-class competition that showcases the pinnacle of health and wellness. 

Below is a link to a "traffic impact sheet" prepared by the organizers of Ironman and TC Tourism. This traffic impact sheet is a concise document that outlines the streets directly affected by the event. 

For questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the City Clerk's Office at tcclerk@traversecitymi.gov. 

For questions about the Ironman 70.3 race, contact 1-800-872-8377.  

Traffic Impact Sheet

by Katelyn Zeits
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Subject: Individuals who have filed for election to the Office of Mayor and Office of City Commissioner at the November 5, 2019, election

Primary Contact: Benjamin Marentette, City Clerk, tcclerk@traversecitymi.gov

Issued: July 23, 2019

Five seats on the seven-member City Commission for the City of Traverse City are up for election on November 5, 2019.  The following individuals have filed for election; and City Clerk Benjamin Marentette will officially certify the candidates once all filings have been reviewed, and the withdrawal deadline of Friday, July 26, 2019, has elapsed.  

The candidates who appear on the ballot and receive the highest number of votes at the November 5, 2019, election will assume their offices on Monday, November 11, 2019, at 7 p.m., once they are sworn into office. The individuals who have filed for office, though not yet officially certified are:

Office of Mayor – one, two-year term ending November 2021:

Jim Carruthers

Shea O’Brien

Office of City Commissioner – three, four-year terms ending November 2023:

Katy Bertodatto

Evan Dalley

Dave Durbin

Roger Putman

Amy Shamroe

Ashlea Walter

Office of City Commissioner – one, partial term ending November 2021:

Tom Mair

Christie Minervini

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Link to Press Release 

by Chrissy Black
Friday, June 28, 2019

June 28, 2019

 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:           Mark Jones, Streets Superintendent, (231) 922-4901, x112

           

Murchie Bridge Underpass; Water over pathway

(Mouth of the Boardman River)

 

TRAVERSE CITY- the Murchie Bridge underpass at the mouth of the Boardman River is experiencing high lake water levels. Caution; periodic water over the pathway may exist and pedestrians and cyclists should exercise care when using this route or seek alternative crossing routes at safe signaled intersections.

 

Appropriate signage is in place which informs people that the condition may exist and a map displayed for direction to the next nearest signaled road crossing locations.

  

This condition may cause inconvenience and is in effect until further notice. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation. Please feel free to call Mark Jones at 922-4900, x112 if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

by Katelyn Zeits
Friday, June 28, 2019

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Subject:          City Commissioner Michele Howard resigning from the City Commission effective September 23, 2019

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

Issued:             June 28, 2019


City Commissioner Michele Howard submitted her resignation from the City Commission to City Clerk Benjamin Marentette; her resignation is effective September 23, 2019.   Commissioner Howard’s term expires November 8, 2021.   A copy of Commissioner Howard’s resignation is attached to this media release. 

Commissioner Howard was appointed to the City Commission on December 8, 2016, to fill a vacancy left when former Commissioner Ross Richardson resigned.   Commissioner Howard was subsequently elected to a full four-year term by city voters at the November 7, 2017, election.   Marentette indicated, “It has been a pleasure to work with Commissioner Howard and watch her enthusiasm and energy devoted to Traverse City.   We look forward to working with her over the next few months and wish her well as she transitions toward leading the Traverse Area District Library.” 

According to City Clerk Benjamin Marentette, the City Charter allows the City Commission to appoint someone to serve from the effective date of Commissioner Howard’s resignation until November 11, 2019.   A discussion on if the City Commission wishes to pursue appointing someone to fill Commissioner Howard’s seat from September 23, 2019, to November 11, 2019,is scheduled for the July 8, 2019, City Commission Meeting.   The balance of Commissioner Howard’s term, which will expire November 8, 2021, will be filled at the November 5, 2019, election.

The City Clerk’s Office will have the necessary paperwork to file for election to the final two years of Commissioner Howard’s term available on Tuesday, July 2, 2019; and the filing deadline for election to the seat is Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at 4 p.m. with the City Clerk’s Office.    

Copy of Resignation 

by Kaitlyn Aldrich
Thursday, June 27, 2019

The City of Traverse City

Engineering Department

June 26, 2019

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jessica Carpenter, Engineering Technician

jcarpenter@traversecitymi.gov, (231) 922-6894                     

Boon Street and Barlow Street All-Way Stop 

Starting Friday, June 28, 2019

TRAVERSE CITY- The intersection of Boon Street and Barlow Street will operate as an all-way stop controlled intersection starting Friday, June 28th.  Advance warning signs will be in place on Barlow Street to notify drivers of the change.

Please feel free to email or call Jessica Carpenter at jcarpenter@traversecitymi.gov or (231) 922-6894 if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the change.

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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 Kaitlyn Aldrich
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

May 22, 2019

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Alexander R. Yockey P.E., Civil Engineer II, (231) 922-4468              

2019 City Sidewalk Repair

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City, Elmer’s Crane and Dozer and Bella Concrete Construction will be repairing existing sidewalk in the City rated poor and very poor east of Boardman Ave. Crews will be working from west to east starting in the Boardman Neighborhood.

The project is expected to start Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Affected streets will be closed to through traffic. Delays can be expected. Sidewalks will be closed at the work zones.

Please use caution in and around the work zones to promote pedestrian and worker safety. Appropriate signage and barricades will be in place.

This construction will generate dust, noise and cause inconvenience. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation. Please feel free to call Alexander Yockey at 922-4468 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 Kaitlyn Aldrich
Friday, May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Alexander R. Yockey P.E., Civil Engineer II, (231) 922-4468              

Temporary Multi-Way Stop Control at

Cass St. / Washington St. and

Boardman Ave. / Washington St. Intersections

TRAVERSE CITY- Due to increased north and south bound traffic on Cass St. and Boardman Ave. resulting from the E. Eighth St. reconstruction project the City of Traverse City will be installing temporary stop control at the following intersections. North and south bound traffic on Cass St. will be required to stop at the Washington St. intersection. North and south bound traffic on Boardman Ave. will be required to stop at the Washington St. Intersection.

These regulatory signs are expected to be installed today, May 10, 2019 and will be enforced until the completion of the E. Eighth St. project. Advanced warning signage will be provided to notify drivers of this requirement. Additional plaques will be provided on existing stop signs for east and west bound traffic on Washington St. to notify drivers these are multi-way stop intersections.

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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 15,515 (2017 Census).

by Kaitlyn Aldrich
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Pedestrian, Bike, Motor Vehicle Detours
Pedestrian, Bike, Motor Vehicle Detours

April 30, 2019

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:           Alexander R. Yockey P.E., Civil Engineer II, (231) 922-4468       

E. Eighth St. Closure

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City, Gourdie-Fraser, Inc. and Elmer’s Crane and Dozer will begin the E. Eighth St. Reconstruction Project on Monday, May 6, 2019. The project is expected to be completed the week of October 14th. The project limits are on E. Eighth St. between Boardman Ave. and Woodmere Ave. The work includes total reconstruction of the street with a three lane configuration, off street cycle track adjacent to the sidewalk, Mid-block crosswalks and street trees with site amenities such as benches and trash receptacles. Lighting improvements include pedestrian scale lighting for the cycle track and sidewalk in addition to safety lighting for vehicular traffic. Utilities include 24” dia. water main, new sanitary sewer and storm sewer with low impact design considerations.

E. Eighth St. will be closed to all traffic between Boardman Ave. and Woodmere Ave. Detours for motorists and pedestrians will be provided. The Boardman Ave., Wellington St., Franklin St., and Railroad Ave. intersections will be closed to through traffic at E. 8th St. during the project. All businesses are open and can be accessed utilizing the alley north of E. Eighth St. and Station St. south of the project area. E. Eighth St. may be open to traffic prior to final completion based on progress and safety considerations.

Regular updates on project progress can be found at:  http://www.8thstreettc.info

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. 

This construction will generate dust, noise and cause inconvenience. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation. Please feel free to call Alexander Yockey at 922-4468 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 15,515 (2017 Census).

by Katelyn Zeits
Friday, April 12, 2019

To help accommodate City residents and their guests, overnight parking is allowed from April 15 through November 15 between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday only, on any street where parking is not otherwise prohibited. Overnight parking on city streets during other periods is prohibited by City ordinance. 

From November 16 through April 14, overnight parking, 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., on City streets is prohibited by City ordinance – you may wish to remind your guests.

See Traverse City Code of Ordinance 410.04(d) for further details or contact Traverse City Parking Services at 231-922-0241. 

by Missy Luick
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Please click here to visit the 8th Street Reconstruction project page. 

http://www.8thstreettc.info/