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by Alanna Crouch
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Due to the extremely high volume of applications for medical marihuana provisioning center facility permits, the City Clerk’s Office is no longer able to receive, review and process additional applications for these facilities.  Therefore, the application period for the May 3, 2019, lottery for provisioning centers is closed as of 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019. This notice is to inform the public and interested parties that the City Clerk for the City of Traverse City, as of 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019, will no longer be accepting applications for medical marihuana provisioning center facilities. The lottery for all applications determined eligible will be conducted on May 3, 2019; and we are unable to process any additional applications in time for the lottery.   

The City Clerk will, however, accept applications for all other medical marihuana facility types on an ongoing basis.   

 

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 Katelyn Zeits
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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City of Traverse City
SPRING SERVICES RESIDENTIAL LOOSE LEAF AND BRUSH PICK UP GUIDELINES

Loose Leaf Pick Up: April 29, 2019 - Begins on the West side of City, moving East. Crews will only go down your street one time.                                                          

Brush Pick Up: April 29, 2019 - Begins on the West side of City, moving East. Crews will only go down your alley one time.                                                    
RULES: 

LOOSE LEAF PICK-UP – 4/29/19 - Do not place leaves in street prior to Thursday, April 25, 2019. Do Not Use Plastic Bags! Biodegradable Paper Bags are Ok. Place leaves on the street for pick-up, not in the alley. Please do not allow leaves to plug storm water drains.

BRUSH - 4/29/19, 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 the alley if exists, or behind curb or pavement edge on street.

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

 

by Katelyn Zeits
Friday, February 15, 2019

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Subject: Attention Vacation Home Rentals in the City of Traverse City – License Required for Operation  

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

Issued:             February 15, 2019


The City Commission has recently enacted an amendment to the Traverse City Code of Ordinances requiring all vacation home rentals in the City to obtain an annual license from the City Clerk, effective February 14, 2019. A Vacation Home Rental is defined as a dwelling in certain allowed districts which is rented for any term less than 30 consecutive days.

These types of rentals have not been regulated in the past, leading to potential safety concerns for those utilizing local properties as vacation rentals. With the enactment of these changes, the primary goals of the City are to ensure each vacation home is licensed, that proper fire escape plans and summary of noise regulations and the use of fireworks have been posted, and to maintain records of up-to-date inspections by the Traverse City Fire Department, helping to ensure the safety of those who visit Traverse City.

While these changes are effective February 14th, all Vacation Home Rentals must submit an application to the City Clerks’ Office, and obtain their first inspection from the Traverse City Fire Department in advance of July 1, 2019. Inspections will only be required every 3rd year, with self-inspection checklists to be completed with annual license renewals in the years between. When on-site inspections are required, the annual fee is $200. When self-inspections are required, the fee is $150.

Applications can be found at www.traversecitymi.gov/permits_and_form.asp.

For further ordinance details, review Chapter 870 which can be found here: https://library.municode.com/mi/traverse_city/ordinances/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=938687.

For questions, please reach out to the City Clerk’s Office at (231) 922-4480 or by email at tcclerk@traversecitymi.gov.

by Missy Luick
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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

http://www.8thstreettc.info/