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by Katy Garavaglia
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Subject: Available Positions on Various City Boards!

Contact: Katelyn Zeits, Deputy City Clerk kzeits@traversecitymi.gov

Members of the Traverse City community are invited to serve 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 those in our community.

Art Selection Panel
The Art Selection Panel, a seven-member panel appointed by the Traverse City Arts Commission, holds meetings as needed to review proposals and make recommendations to the Traverse City Arts Commission. Members of the Art Selection Panel are not required to be City residents, but should have knowledge of or interest in the visual arts, and will be appointed to terms of three years.

Brown Bridge Advisory Committee
The purpose of this advisory committee is to make recommendations to restore, preserve and protect the integrity of the Brown Bridge property under the direction of the City Manager. This Committee meets quarterly on the third Thursday of that month, and appointments are for terms of three years.

City Planning Commission
The purpose of the Planning Commission is to prepare and adopt a master plan for the City, and to review development proposals, both private and public, regarding their consistency with City plans. This Commission meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.

Housing Commission
The authority of this commission is to purchase, maintain, operate, improve, and/or repair housing facilities; eliminate detrimental housing conditions; issue notes and revenue bonds; and regulate the rentals of such public or subsidized housing. This board meets the fourth Friday of each month at 8:00 am.

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 Friday, August 31, 2018 in person at 400 Boardman Ave., or by email: tcclerk@traversecitymi.gov.

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.

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by Kelly Rice
Thursday, August 2, 2018

TRAVERSE CITY-  The City of Traverse City Water and Wastewater Maintenance Department will be conducting an fire hydrant repair at the intersection of Fair Street and E. Front Street on Friday, August 3rd.  Fair Street will be closed from Beadle Street to E. Front Street from approximately 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.  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 Kelly Rice, Water/Wastewater Maintenance Office Coordinator, at 922-4923 if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the work or the schedule.

by Missy Luick
Thursday, August 2, 2018

August 2, 2018

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:           John McWethy, Public Services Assistant, (231) 922-4467           

1100 & 1200 Block E. Eighth St. Lane Closures 

E. Eighth St. will have lane closures beginning August 6th, 2018 and will continue for 6 weeks

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that Miller Pipeline will be closing lanes on the 1100 & 1200 Block of E. Eighth St. between Garfield Ave. and Steele St. for Gas Main replacement.  These closures will take place on Monday, August 6th 2018 at 8:00 a.m. and will be ongoing for approximately 6 weeks.  This will cause disruptions to pedestrian and vehicle traffic.  These closures are weather dependent.  Eighth Street will not be entirely closed at any time.

Access will be maintained to all businesses & residences at all times. 

Please use alternate routes avoiding this area to reduce congestion, delay and inconvenience for your travels. Appropriate signage and barricades will be in place in and around the work areas.

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 John McWethy at 922-4467 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 Missy Luick
Thursday, August 2, 2018

August 2, 2018

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:           Alexander R. Yockey P.E., Civil Engineer II, (231) 922-446                   

E. State St. Closure

8/6 – 8/31/2018

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and Elmer’s Crane and Dozer, Inc. will be resurfacing E. State St. between S. Garfield Ave. and Hope St. The work is expected to start on Monday, August 6th and be substantially complete by Friday, August 31, 2018. Schedule is subject to change due to weather.

The contractor will remove the existing asphalt surface, grade and compact the gravel base and resurface with hot mix asphalt.

E. State St. between S. Garfield Ave. and Hope St. will be closed to through traffic. Turning movements from S. Garfield Ave. onto E. State St. will be prohibited. A detour will be provided utilizing Webster St. Cross street traffic on Rose St. and Barlow St. will be maintained.

Delays can be expected. Please use alternate routes avoiding this area to reduce congestion. Appropriate signage and barricades will be in place in and around the work areas.

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 Alex Yockey at 922-4468 if you have any questions.

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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 Kelly Rice
Thursday, August 2, 2018

TRAVERSE CITY-  The City of Traverse City Water and Wastewater Maintenance Department is conducting an emergency fire hydrant repair at the intersection of Fair Street and E. Front Street today, August 2nd.  Fair Street will be closed from Beadle Street to E. Front Street.  The repair is expected to be completed by late afternoon.  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 Kelly Rice, Water/Wastewater Maintenance Office Coordinator, at 922-4923 if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the work or the schedule.

by Kelly Rice
Monday, July 30, 2018

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City Water and Wastewater Maintenance Department will be conducting water system improvements on Lincoln Street between Rose Street and Fern Street.  Lincoln Street will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., between Rose Street and Fern Street to complete the work.  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 Justin Roy, Water/Wastewater Maintenance Superintendent, at 922-4923 if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the work or the schedule.

by Missy Luick
Thursday, July 26, 2018

July 26, 2018

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Washington St. Closure

7/31 – 8/15/2018

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and Elmer’s Crane and Dozer, Inc. will be resurfacing Washington St. between S. Garfield Ave. and Prospect St. The work is expected to start on Tuesday, July 31st and be substantially complete on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Schedule is subject to change due to weather.

The contractor will remove the existing asphalt surface, grade and compact the gravel base and resurface with hot mix asphalt.

Washington St. between S. Garfield Ave. and Prospect St. will be closed to through traffic. Turning movements from S. Garfield Ave. onto Washington St. will be prohibited. A detour will be provided utilizing Webster St.

Delays can be expected. Please use alternate routes avoiding this area to reduce congestion. Appropriate signage and barricades will be in place in and around the work areas.

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 Alex Yockey at 922-4468 if you have any questions.

by Kelly Rice
Monday, July 23, 2018

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City Water and Wastewater Maintenance Department will be conducting water system improvements on Sequoia Street between Huron Street and Wenonah Street.  Sequoia Street will be closed from 7:30a.m. to 3:00 p.m., between Huron Street and Wenonah Street to complete the work.  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 Justin Roy, Water/Wastewater Maintenance Superintendent, at 922-4923 if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the work or the schedule.

by Kelly Rice
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City Water and Wastewater Maintenance Department will be conducting water system improvements on Cedar Street between Front Street and 6th Street.  Cedar Street will be closed from 7:30a.m. to 3:00 p.m., between Front Street and 6th Street to complete the work.  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 Justin Roy, Water/Wastewater Maintenance Superintendent, at 922-4923 if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the work or the schedule.

by Katelyn Zeits
Friday, June 29, 2018

To ensure a safe and enjoyable Holiday and Summer season, here is a quick reference of City-specific regulations to follow:

by Kelly Rice
Friday, June 1, 2018

Hydrant Flushing

Monday – Thursday, 1 a.m. – 7 a.m.

Beginning Monday June 4TH, 2018

 

TRAVERSE CITY – Residents and Businesses should be aware that the City of Traverse City Water/Wastewater Maintenance Department will be performing fire hydrant flushing. Flushing is set to begin Monday June 4th, from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m., continuing through the month of June.

Unfortunately, a slight coloration may be noticeable in the water in the mornings.  Running cold water for a few minutes at a faucet will clear up any coloration.  Any ground areas that are disturbed during the process will be restored during daylight hours.

We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.  Please contact the Water/Wastewater Maintenance Department at (231)922-4923 if you have any questions or concerns regarding the work.

by Katy Garavaglia
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

William G. Milliken Waterscape
Dates and Hours of Operation for 2018

Contact: Derek Melville, Parks and Recreation Superintendent, 231-922-4900

The City of Traverse City Parks and Recreation Division is pleased to announce that the William G. Milliken Waterscape at Clinch Park will open for the season on Saturday, May 26, 2018. The daily hours for the 2018 waterscape feature have extended to open an hour earlier, and will now be 10:00 am - 8:00 pm. The waterscape will remain open through Labor Day. Please visit the following link for up to date information throughout the season:  City of Traverse City Waterscape

 

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by Derek Melville
Thursday, May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

 

Arbor Day 2018

Special Tree Planting, May 11, 2018

 

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City will be completing a special tree planting near Thirlby Field on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.  Trees will be planted at the corner of 13th Street and Wadsworth with help from a Preschool class from Central Grade 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.  Although Arbor Day has passed, the significance of the day will be discussed along with the importance of trees to all of us.

 

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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 Kelly Rice
Friday, May 4, 2018

TRAVERSE CITY-  The City of Traverse City Water and Wastewater Maintenance Department will be conducting water system improvements on Thirteenth Street from May 7th – May 10th, 2018.  The 300 block of Thirteenth Street will be closed between Wadsworth and Pine Street from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily.  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 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.