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With winter’s arrival, the City of Traverse City reminds residents and business owners that they are responsible for the removal of any snow and ice that accumulates on the sidewalks immediately adjacent to their property. City officials are also encouraging residents to help their neighbors and relatives who have difficulty removing snow from their sidewalks.
“Almost all of us travel by foot for a portion of our daily trips,” said City Clerk Benjamin Marentette. “As a community, particularly when we have a traditional Northern Michigan winter, we need to work together to keep those sidewalks and crosswalks clear to help us all get around.”
The City reminds everyone that many people rely on walking and transit as their primary way to access jobs, services, and businesses. Without clear paths through snow and ice, it is especially difficult for people with disabilities, the elderly, and children to walk safely.
In addition, uncleared pathways make it difficult for firefighters and paramedics in cases of emergency. “Having clear sidewalks and pathways when emergency personnel, such as Fire Fighters and Police Officers, are responding, makes a huge difference when each moment is precious,” said Marentette.
The City’s Department of Public Services helps in clearing sidewalks after major snow events, however their priority are primary corridors and sidewalks near schools. However, during prolonged snowfalls, DPS may not have the capacity to assist in sidewalk clearing for several days. When residents promptly clear snow and ice, they play a critical part in keeping Traverse City moving.
Residents who would like to report a problem related to the enforcement of the City’s snow removal ordinance, are encouraged to call Code Enforcement Officer Mike Trombley, 922-4414 or visit the City of Traverse City website at www.traversecitymi.gov
Primary Contact: Benjamin Marentette, City Clerk, firstname.lastname@example.org
Issued: December 3, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Subject: Available Positions on Various City Boards!
Contact: Katelyn Zeits, Deputy City Clerk, email@example.com
Are you passionate about your City and have a desire to give back?
The City welcomes your active participation on a volunteer City board. The City is seeking candidates for a variety of Boards. Join other volunteer in shaping policy initiatives and services affecting your community. The City looks forward to hearing from you!
The following Boards have positions with expiring terms or current vacancies:
- Human Rights Commission
- Housing Commission
- Arts Commission
- Economic Development Corporation & Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
- Board of Zoning Appeals – Alternate Member
- Board of Tax Review
Thank you for your interest in serving on one of Traverse City’s Boards! As a potential Board member, you will serve as an ambassador to the community, helping our City Commission move forward with services affecting the community. No matter your interests, we have a Board to fit your passion. All Boards help us build a great community together.
For more information on these boards and other City boards, or to find our “Application to Become Involved,” please visit www.traversecitymi.gov/boards.asp.
If you are interested in serving, please submit your application to the City Clerk’s Office by Monday, December 2, 2019 in person at 400 Boardman Ave., or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for all boards and commissions.
With the changing weather and snow falling, overnight parking is no longer permitted on City streets beginning November 16, 2019 until April 15, 2020.
Please be sure you vehicles are removed from the streets overnight to ensure your vehicle is not towed!
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The Water Treatment Plant has been working with the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) to perform testing on the public water supply for the presence of PFAS, which are man- made chemicals used in manufacturing and common household products over the past century. They do not break down and can accumulate over time.
Although testing will continue through October 2019, all samples obtained from Traverse City's Water Treatment Plant have thus far shown no detection of PFAS. (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances).
MPART, which is the State’s Response Team for PFAS, began statewide sampling of community, school, child care provider and tribal water supplies last year. They continue to actively monitor any sources that showed PFAS levels of 10 parts per trillion or higher.
More information regarding PFAS can be found at: https://www.michigan.gov/pfasresponse/
and also https://www.michigan.gov/egle/0,9429,7-135--504965--,00.html
So the next time you fill your water bottle in Traverse City, you can rest easy knowing that your H20 is PFAS free!