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by Katelyn Zeits
Friday, December 1, 2017
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Subject: Great Board Members Wanted for City Boards!

Contact: Katelyn Zeits, Deputy City Clerk 

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.

Election Commission
The primary purpose of the Election Commission is to appoint Election Inspector in advance of each election. Members of this board have minimal commitment, meeting approximately two times a year.

Traverse City Light and Power Board
Typically meets once a month, this board has exclusive jurisdiction, control and management of the Light and Power Department and all its operations and facilities. Unless specifically allocated to the City Commission or to a City official, the Board has all of the powers and duties possessed by the City to construct, acquire, expand and operate the Light and Power system.

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, December 22, 2017 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.

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

by Kelly Rice
Monday, November 13, 2017

TRAVERSE CITY-  The City of Traverse City Water and Wastewater Maintenance Department will be performing water system repairs on Thirteenth St. on November 14th.  Thirteenth St. will be closed between Wadsworth and Pine from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  During this time, please use alternate routes avoiding this area to reduce congestion and delay, and to 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. 

by Katelyn Zeits
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

REMINDER - OVERNIGHT PARKING ORDINANCE 410.04(d)

As a reminder, 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.

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. 

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

by Kelly Rice
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

TRAVERSE CITY-  The City of Traverse City Water and Wastewater Maintenance Department will be installing water services on Thirteenth St. on October 19th and 20th.  Thirteenth St. will be closed daily between Wadsworth and Pine from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  During these times, please use alternate routes avoiding this area to reduce congestion and delay, and to 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. 

by Kelly Rice
Monday, October 16, 2017

West Front St. Street Closure
Tuesday October 17th- Thursday October 19th, 2017
Utility Work

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City Water and Wastewater Maintenance Department will be televising/ inspecting the sanitary sewer on West Front St. beginning on Tuesday, October 17th and ending on Thursday, October 19th. West Front St. will be closed from Maple St. to Wadsworth/ Hall St. from 9:00 pm Tuesday until 6:00 am Wednesday and again from 9:00 pm Wednesday until 6:00 am Thursday. During these times, please use alternate routes avoiding this area to reduce congestion and delay, and to 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.

by Kelly Rice
Monday, September 11, 2017

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City Water and Wastewater Maintenance Department will be conducting water system improvements on the 900 and 1000 blocks of Union Street (between 12th and 14th St.) beginning Tuesday, September 12th and ending Friday, September 15th.  The section of Union St. will be closed from 7:30 a.m. until 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.