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by Missy Luick
Friday, April 22, 2016

April 22, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Garland St. Closure

4/25/2016 to 7/2/2016

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and Elmer’s Crane and Dozer will be reconstructing Garland St. The project will start Monday April 25, 2016 and is expected to be finished by July 2, 2016.

Work includes pavement removal, replacing sanitary and storm sewer and reconstructing the street and sidewalks with concrete.

Garland St. will be closed to all traffic. Crews will be working from west to east. Sections of the street may be reopened to traffic as they are sufficiently finished. Businesses on the north side of Garland St. may be accessed off of Grandview Parkway. Businesses on the south side of Garland St. may be accessed using City Parking Lot X. A detour for Garland St. will be provided using N. Union St. and W. Front St. This closure is required to expedite construction.

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 Alexander Yockey at 922-4468 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
Friday, April 22, 2016

April 22, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Hall St. Detour

4/26/2016 to 4/29/2016

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and Elmer’s Crane and Dozer will be reconstructing utilities in Hall St. to facilitate reconstruction of Garland St. This project will start Tuesday April 26, 2016 and is expected to be finished by April 29, 2016.

Work includes pavement removal, replacing sanitary sewer, replacing a storm sewer structure and patching the street with asphalt at the intersection of Hall St. and Garland St.

Southbound Hall St. traffic will be detoured utilizing N. Union St. and W. Front St. Northbound traffic on Hall St. will be maintained through the construction zone.

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 Alexander Yockey at 922-4468 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
Friday, April 22, 2016

April 22, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Kewaunee Dr. Paving

4/25/2016 – 5/10/2016

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and Elmer’s Crane and Dozer, Inc. will be resurfacing Kewaunee Dr. beginning Monday April 25, 2016. The work is expected to be substantially complete by May 10, 2016.

Work includes removing concrete patches, adjusting manhole covers and resurfacing with hot mix asphalt.

Barricades and signage will be in place. Kewaunee Dr. will remain open to traffic however during certain tasks sections of the street will be reduced to one lane or closed.    

Please use alternate routes avoiding these areas 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 Alexander Yockey at 922-4468 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, April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

                       

       300 Block Hamilton St. Closure

 

Hamilton Street will be closed to all traffic

April 25th thru April 27th 2016

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that Leelanau Redi-Mix will be closing Hamilton Street between Munson Avenue and Beadle Street for sanitary sewer and watermain work. This closure will take place from April 25th thru April 27th 2016 weather permitting and will cause disruptions to pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

The work will require the Street and sidewalk to be closed to all through traffic while the work is being done.  Property owners will be able to access their property 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, April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

M-22 / M-72 (W. Grandview Parkway)

Lane Closures

4/25 – 5/17/2016

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City, Michigan Department of Transportation and Hallmark Construction will be constructing a sidewalk along the east side of M-22 / M-72 (W. Grandview Parkway) between N. Elmwood Ave. and E. Traverse Hwy. where none exist. The project is scheduled to begin Monday April 25, 2016 and is expected to be finished May 17th. The eastern northbound lane of W. Grandview Parkway will be closed to traffic during the day where crews are present.

New east-west crosswalks will be installed at the intersection of W. Grandview Parkway (M-22) and E. Traverse Hwy. (M-72). Additional southbound and northbound lane closures on W. Grandview Parkway will be required for installation of the crosswalks.

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 Alexander Yockey at 922-4468 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, April 21, 2016

The City is seeking volunteers who reside in the TIF 2 District to serve on the Development Area Citizens Council – a link to the map depicting the TIF 2 District boundaries is below.

The Development Area Citizens Council is charged with providing findings and recommendations concerning a proposed development plan in the downtown region.

If this board is of interest to you, we encourage you to complete an Application to Become Involved and submit it to the City Clerk’s Office by May 6, 2016. You’re encouraged to include a resume with your application, however it is not required.

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Zeits, Deputy City Clerk at kzeits@traversecitymi.gov or by phone at 231-922-4480.

Map of the TIF 2 District

 

by Missy Luick
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION

Subject:           Envision 8th Charrette Process Begins Wednesday April 20

Contact:          Russ Soyring, City Planner 231-922-4465      

                        Jean Derenzy, Community Development 231-922-4513

 

Issued:             April 18, 2016

The City of Traverse City is beginning the Charrette process with a public kick-off meeting on

Wednesday April 20th at 7:00pm at NMC Hagerty Center, 715 Front Street.

The Charrette process, identified as “Envision 8th”, is an opportunity for residents and the City to establish a vision, and ultimately, design solutions for Eighth Street, as well as surrounding land uses.  The design for Eighth Street will be approached through several methods including transportation planning and engineering, streetscape design and developing regulations for building types and land uses along the street.

City Planning Director, Russ Soyring, has stated “Eighth Street has a self-professed identity crisis.” “This is an opportunity for residents to have hands on participation and form the solution for our community”. The public is encouraged to participate and attend Wednesday’s kick-off. The City intends to rebuild the street in its entirety when the water main that runs under the street is replaced in 2018.

The 2013 Corridors Master Plan will be a starting point for the charrette process.  The 2013 Plan identified various land use, right-of-way, traffic and aesthetic issues along the corridor.   The Plan also identified potential redevelopment sites.

After the kick-off, consultants will take the information gathered on the 20th and return with a concept review. This concept review will be the basis for the Charrette Week May 16 through May 20.

by Missy Luick
Thursday, April 14, 2016

April 14, 2016

 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

E. STATE ST. AND FRANKLIN ST. CLOSURES

4/18/2016 TO 6/22/2016

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and Elmer’s Crane and Dozer will be reconstructing E. State St. between Boardman Ave. and Railroad Ave. as well as Franklin St. between Washington St. and E. Front St. The project will start Monday April 18, 2016 and is expected to be finished by June 22, 2016.

Work includes pavement removal, replacing 6” diameter watermain with 8” in E. State St., replacement of sanitary sewer in the 400 block of E. State St. and 100 block of Franklin St., replacing storm sewer catch basins and installing new asphalt pavement and concrete curb. Concrete sidewalk will be replaced where needed. These sections of E. State St. and Franklin St. will be closed to all traffic for the duration of the project. Detours will be provided utilizing Washington St. and Railroad Ave. Alleys adjacent to the project area will remain open to local traffic only and this restriction will be enforced.

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 Alexander Yockey at 922-4468 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, April 13, 2016

The annual Traverse City Police Department bicycle auction will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2015 at 9:30 A.M. the bicycles will be available for viewing at 8:30 A.M. The auction will be held at the Traverse City Department of Public Works, 625 Woodmere Avenue, use the Hannah Avenue entrance. 

by Katelyn Zeits
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Official Notices of possible lead gooseneck connections were mailed on Tuesday (4/12/2016). All affected parties should have received a notice by April 18, 2016; if you did not receive a notice and are unsure if your location is affected, please call:

Water Plant (Art Krueger) @ 231-922-4920
Sewer/Water Maintenance @ 231-922-4923

General Map of Locations 

Educational Material from the EPA

by Katelyn Zeits
Monday, April 11, 2016

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. Vacancies are currently available on the following:

Board of Zoning Appeals
The purpose of the Board of Zoning Appeals is to hear and decide on appeals brought to the Building Official, Zoning Administrator, etc. and to interpret provisions of the Zoning Code. The Board’s regular meeting date is the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.

Historic District Commission
The goals of the Historic Districts Commission are to safeguard the heritage of our City; to preserve cultural, political or architectural history; to preserve historic landmarks; to foster civic beauty and more. The Commission meets the last Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm.

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. 

If you are interested in serving, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 231-922-4480 by May 13, 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 Katelyn Zeits
Friday, April 8, 2016

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.