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by Katelyn Zeits
Monday, October 31, 2016

FALL 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 Katelyn Zeits
Monday, October 24, 2016

BATA is in the process of conducting an online, broad-based survey of citizens from throughout Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties. This survey will help BATA determine what forms of transportation people in the area use, and what are their attitudes toward and uses of public transportation? Also, what do people want to see from BATA? 

This survey takes approximately 8 minutes and is completely confidential. Here is a link to the survey: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3095750/54ff9480997d

by Katelyn Zeits
Friday, October 21, 2016

It's that time of year again when all of the ghosts, goblins, princes, princesses and other great characters come out and wander the community in hopes of receiving their favorite special treat! 

Trick-or-Treating hours are as follows for the City: 

Downtown TC Merchants -Saturday, October 29 - 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM

Entire City - Monday, October 31 - 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM (We ask that all City resident households participating in trick-or-treating to turn on their porch lights promptly at 5:00 PM and turn them off promptly at 8:00 PM or when the candy is gone, whichever comes first.) 

Halloween Safety Recommendations:

Costume Safety

  • Use make-up or face paint instead of masks, but if masks are used, make sure they fit properly and have holes large enough for mouth and eyes.
  • Choose costumes that are marked flame retardant.
  • Wear light-colored clothing at night, short enough to prevent tripping. Add reflective tape or reflectors to dark colored costumes.
  • Make props such as daggers or swords out of cardboard, rather than metal or wood.

Trick-or-Treating Safety

  • Give and accept wrapped or packaged candy only.
  • Have children bring treats home for adult inspection before they are eaten.
  • Adults should accompany small and elementary school age children when they are trick-or-treating and send older children in groups.
  • Go out in daylight and carry a flashlight in case of delay.
  • Have children stay within the neighborhood; only visit homes you know.
  • Watch for traffic.
  • Keep costumed children away from pets. The pet may not recognize the children and become frightened.

The City wishes everyone a Happy Halloween! 

by Katelyn Zeits
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

October 19, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Justin Roy, Water/Wastewater Maintenance Superintendent, (231) 922-4923

East Front Street Closure - October 19th - Emergency Utility Work

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City Water and Wastewater Maintenance Department, along with Team Elmer’s, will be conducting an emergency water system repair on East Front Street on Wednesday, October 19th. East Front Street, from Garfield to Milliken, will be reduced to one lane for both East and West bound traffic. 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 may 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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by Katelyn Zeits
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

October 18, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:           Justin Roy, Water/Wastewater Maintenance Superintendent, (231) 922-4923

S. Union Street Closure- October 19th

Utility Work 

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City Water and Wastewater Maintenance Department will be conducting water system repair in the 600 Block of South Union Street, on Wednesday October 19th.  The 600 Block of South Union Street will be closed from 9th Street to 10th Street to complete the repair work. The work is expected to last from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  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 may 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 Missy Luick
Monday, October 17, 2016

October 14, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

600 Block E. Eighth St. Construction 

Eighth Street will be closed

Beginning on October 18th 2016

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that Elmers Crane and Dozer will be making utility connections and therefore closing the street and North Sidewalk.

There will be a signed detour route in place while the work is taking place.  Property owners will be able to access their property at all times and access to businesses will remain in place.  It is anticipated that this project will be completed by the end of the day on October 18th weather permitting.   

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
Monday, October 17, 2016

October 14, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

600 Block Randolph St. Construction 

Randolph Street will be closed

Beginning October 17th 2016 to October 21st 2016

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that Randolph St. Development LLC. will be making utility connections and therefore closing the street and South sidewalk.  Parking will be very limited on the street for the duration of the work.

There will be signage in place while the work is taking place.  Property owners will be able to access their property at all times.  It is anticipated that this project will be completed by the end of the day on October 21st weather permitting.   

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
Monday, October 17, 2016

October 17, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:           Justin Roy, Water/Wastewater Maintenance Superintendent, (231) 922-4923

East 9th Street Closure- October 18th

Utility Work 

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City Water and Wastewater Maintenance Department will be conducting a water system repair on the 100 Block of East 9th Street on Tuesday, October 18th.   East 9th Street will be closed from Cass Street to Union Street to complete the repair work.  It is expected that this section of street will be closed from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.   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 may 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
Thursday, October 13, 2016

PRESS RELEASE

Subject: Traverse City Cares Food Drive!

Contact: Mayor Jim Carruthers – (231) 922-7768 or jccaruthers@traversecitymi.gov
Marty Colburn, City Manager – (231) 922-4440 – or mcolburn@traversecitymi.gov

Issued: Thursday, October 13, 2016

Feeding America is a United States-based non-profit organization with a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that feed more than 46 million people through food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other community-based organizations. According to Feeding America, hunger is especially devastating for children and the elderly. Hunger deprives children of more than just food. When a child is forced to operate on an empty stomach, they don’t have the energy to learn, engage, focus and grow. Hunger also affects more than 5 million senior citizens, even after a lifetime of hard work and dedication to our country.

The City of Traverse City is partnering with Goodwill Food Rescue for the Traverse City Cares Food Drive! Between now and Friday, November 18, please bring any non-perishable food items to any public city meetings such as a City Commission, Planning Commission, Downtown Development Authority or other public meeting – or to the City Manager’s Office, located on the second floor of the Governmental Center at 400 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City, Michigan. All donations will be delivered by the City to the Goodwill Food Rescue, which will distribute the food to those who need it among 45 food pantries within the network.

City Manager Marty Colburn appreciates the needs many in the community face, “As we approach the holiday season, let’s give some of our hearts to those who need us right now by bringing a non-perishable food item to a City board or committee meeting or to the City Manager’s Office between now and Friday, November 18.”

Mayor Jim Carruthers calls on the community to show our hearts and give at a time when so many need it, “Traverse City is a community filled with wonderful people who care deeply about our neighbors. I’m asking all of us – as neighbors – to join the City and show the community how much we care with the Traverse City Cares Food Drive! Please bring a non-perishable food item to any public meeting or to the City Manager’s Office between now and Friday, November 18, and we’ll make sure it gets to those who need it.”

by Katelyn Zeits
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Click Here to view factual information regarding the November, 2016 Road Millage Ballot Proposal. 

by Katelyn Zeits
Monday, October 10, 2016

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

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.

Board of Tax Review
The purpose of the Board of Tax Review is to examine, review, and correct the assessment roll. Members of this board have minimal commitment, only meeting periodically throughout the year.  

Planning Commission 
The purpose of this commission is to prepare and adopt master plan for the City; and to review development proposals, both private and public, regarding their consistency with City plans.

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.

District Library Board
The library board’s purpose is to formulate policy and set budget for the Traverse Area District Library. Interested individuals shall be City residents.

Local Officers Compensation Commission
This Commission determines the salaries of such local elected offices, which determination shall be the salaries of the legislative bodies.  This board is a low commitment, meeting only in odd years.

Brown Bridge Advisory Committee
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 only quarterly on the third Thursday.  

If you are interested in serving, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 231-922-4480 by Friday, October 29, 2016 for an “Application to Become Involved” or visit our website: http://www.traversecitymi.gov/boards.asp

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 Benjamin Marentette
Monday, October 3, 2016

Click here to view a video to walk you through what to expect regarding the voting process on Tuesday, November 8, 2016!  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the City Clerk's Office at (231) 922-4480, or tcclerk@traversecitymi.gov or visit our website:  www.traverse-city.mi.us/city-clerk

Benjamin Marentette, MMC

City Clerk