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by Missy Luick
Monday, August 29, 2016

August 29, 2016

 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

       600 Block S. Front St. Alley Closure 

The Alley will be closed to all traffic

August 30th 2016

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that Cornerstone Excavating will be closing the alley South of Front St. between Division Street and Maple St. for utility connections. This closure will take place on August 30th 2016 weather permitting and will cause disruptions to pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

The work will require the Alley to be closed to all through traffic while the work is being done.  There will be a signage in place while the work is taking place.  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 Katelyn Zeits
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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Subject:           Invitation to Apply for Boards and Committees

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.

Brown Bridge Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Brown Bridge Advisory Committee to is make recommendations for restoring, preserving and protecting the integrity of the Brown Bridge property. This board has minimal commitment required as it only meetings quarterly. 

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission member shall be a representative of important segments of the community, such as the economic, governmental, educational, and social development of the local unit of government, in accordance with the major interests as they exist in the local unit of government, such as agriculture, natural resources, recreation, education, public health, government, transportation, industry and commerce.

Housing Commission

The authority of this commission is “to purchase, acquire, construct, maintain, operate, improve, extend and repair housing facilities; to eliminate housing conditions which are detrimental to the public peace, health, safety, morals or welfare; to issue notes and revenue bonds; to regulate issuance, sale, retirement and refunding of such notes and bonds; to regulate the rentals of such projects and the use of the revenues of the projects; to prescribe the manner of selecting tenants for such projects, etc.”

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 Friday, September 16, 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 Missy Luick
Friday, August 12, 2016

August 12, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

US-31 (W. Grandview Parkway) Lane Closure

& N. Union St. Closure

8/15/2016

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and Elmer’s Crane and Dozer will be resurfacing N. Union St. between US-31 (W. Grandview Parkway) and the North Union St. Bridge. This project will start Monday, August 15, 2016 and is expected to be finished by the end of the day.

On Monday, August 15th the southern eastbound lane of US-31 will be closed to traffic between Hall St. and N. Union St. additionally, N. Union St. between US-31 and the North Union St. Bridge will be closed to traffic. The US-31 lane and N. Union St. is expected to be open to traffic by the end of the day Monday, August 15, 2016.

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. Delays can be expected.

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
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

August 10, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

 

Street Resurfacing

Davis St.                        8/15 – 9/23/2016

Beadle St.                       8/15 – 9/23/2016

Fair St.                            8/15 – 9/23/2016

Cochlin St.                     8/15 – 9/23/2016

Hamilton St.                  8/15 – 9/23/2016

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and Elmer’s Crane and Dozer Inc. will be milling and resurfacing Davis St. (between Munson Ave. and E. Eighth St.), Beadle St. (between Fair St. and Davis St.), Fair St. (between E. Eighth St. and Beadle St.), Cochlin St. (between Beadle St. and Munson Ave.) and Hamilton St. (between Beadle St. and Munson Ave.) beginning Monday, August 15th. The work is expected to substantially complete by September 23, 2016.

The above dates are subject to weather and may change. Proper barricades and signage will be in place. Streets will be reduced to one lane where workers are present. Delays can be expected.            

Please use alternate routes avoiding these areas to reduce congestion, delay and inconvenience for your travels.

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
Monday, August 8, 2016

August 8, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

 

Street Resurfacing

Cromwell Dr.               8/10 – 9/9/2016

Belmont Dr.                  8/10 – 9/9/2016

Woodland Dr.               8/10 – 9/9/2016

 

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and Elmer’s Crane and Dozer Inc. will be milling and resurfacing Cromwell Dr., Belmont Dr. and Woodland Dr. beginning Wednesday, August 10th. The work is expected to substantially complete by September 9, 2016.

The above dates are subject to weather and may change. Proper barricades and signage will be in place. Streets will be reduced to one lane where workers are present. Delays can be expected.             

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
Monday, August 8, 2016

August 8, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

                       

       900 Block Seventh St. Closure

 

Seventh St. will be closed to all traffic

August 9th thru August 11th 2016

 

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that Molon Excavating will be closing Seventh St. between Spruce Street and Elmwood Avenue for utility connections. This closure will take place from August 9th thru August 11th 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.  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.    

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 John Travis
Monday, August 8, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 8, 2016

CONTACT:

Melinda Jones

1-734-718-2702

mjones@ReLeafMichigan.org


‘How Homeowners can Protect Their Trees from Oak Wilt Death’

Free Homeowner/Arborist Educational Presentation

 

WHAT:          

Oak Wilt, a fungal disease affecting oaks, is moving through Michigan at an alarming rate.  While the disease can impact all oaks, the red oak family is the most susceptible, often dying within 30 days of becoming infected. 

To help homeowners, arborists, and tree services know what to look for and how to prevent the spread of oak wilt, an educational presentation is being hosted by ReLeaf Michigan, a non-profit tree organization in collaboration with the Arboriculture Society of Michigan.  Plant Pathologist, Dr. David Roberts, Ph.D., Michigan State University, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, will give an overview of the disease and the most important areas of concern so homeowners can ensure the long-term health and vitality of their trees. 

Oak trees make up a significant percentage of Michigan’s forests.  Trees not only provide environmental benefits but economic ones.  Trees and other vegetation increase property values up to 37%.  Plus trees can improve human health by absorbing pollutants and encouraging overall fitness.  The image of Michigan’s lake areas without oaks is not a good one!  So it is important to know how to spot oak wilt and what action to take.

Presentation topics will cover the disease, how it affects oak trees, and how it is transmitted via sap beetles to fresh wounds and through root grafts.  Other topics will include how to manage oak wilt once identified, important dates and restrictions, what to do with diseased wood and guidelines for hiring a tree service or arborist.  The presentation is interactive and attendees are encouraged to bring questions.  Free handouts will be available.

WHERE:        

The Governmental Center, Cafeteria on Lower Level, 400 Boardman Ave, Traverse City, MI 49684

WHEN:          

Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m.

SPONSORS:            

ReLeaf Michigan (www.ReLeafMichigan.org), City of Traverse City, Arboriculture Society of Michigan, and the DNR – Urban and Community Forestry Program

COST:                       

There is no charge to attend.  An RSVP is requested to ensure adequate handouts but is not required.  Please do so by calling 1-800-642-7353 or email info@ReLeafMichigan.org.

by Missy Luick
Monday, August 8, 2016

August 8, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

                       

       300 Block Elmwood Ave. Closure

 

Elmwood Ave. will be closed to all traffic

August 16th thru August 18th 2016

 

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that T. Basch Excavating will be closing Elmwood Ave. between Sixth Street and Seventh Street for utility connections. This closure will take place from August 16th thru August 18th 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.  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.    

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 John Travis
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

For Immediate Release

Contacts:

Dave Green

City of Traverse City

231.922.4910

Community Meeting for Hickory Hills Master Plan Implementation

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

 

Traverse City, Mich., August 3, 2016 – Community Meeting for an update on the progress of the Hickory Hills Master Plan implementation will be held Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Second Floor Training Room of the Governmental Center, 400 Boardman Avenue.

            WHAT:           Community Meeting on the Hickory Hills Master Plan implementation

            WHY:             Inform the community of our progress and what’s to come

            WHEN:           Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

                                    Presentation 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

                                    Discussion 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

            WHERE:         Governmental Center, Second Floor Training Room

Hickory Hills: A Master Plan for Hickory Hills has been developed as part of a joint effort with the City of Traverse City, Charter Township of Garfield, the Grand Traverse Ski Club, and Preserve Hickory to determine the long range future for this wonderful community recreation asset. The Hickory Hills Master Plan was based on market, community, site research and community input to identify ideas and options for realizing the potential of Hickory Hills. This Master Plan was adopted by both the City of Traverse City and the Charter Township of Garfield as the guiding document to use for Hickory’s transformation. This meeting will be an update on the progress of the plan implementation including site design, lodge and maintenance building locations and parking lot design.

by Missy Luick
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

August 2, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Street Resurfacing

Calvin Dr. 8/10 – 8/31/2016

Westminster Dr. 8/15 – 8/31/2016

Indian Trail Blvd. 8/17 – 8/31/2016

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and Elmer’s Crane and Dozer Inc. will be pulverizing and resurfacing Calvin Dr., Westminster Dr. (within the City limits) and Indian Trail Blvd. (within the City limits) beginning Wednesday, August 10th. The work is expected to substantially complete by August 31, 2016.

The above dates are subject to weather and may change. Proper barricades and signage will be in place. Streets will be reduced to one lane where workers are present. Traffic regulators will be used where needed. Delays can be expected.           

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
Monday, August 1, 2016

August 1, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:           Bob Zywicki, Water/Wastewater Maintenance Superintendent, (231) 922-4923

           

W. Seventh Street 700 block Closure

Emergency Sewer Work

 

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City Water and Wastewater Maintenance Department will be conducting emergency sewer system repairs on West Seventh Street between Division Street and Cedar Street.  The street will be closed immediately and is expected to be closed for the duration of the repair 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 Bob Zywicki, 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, August 1, 2016

August 1, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

                       

       300 Block S. Cedar St. Closure

 

Cedar Street will be closed to all traffic

August 1st thru August 3rd 2016

 

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that Westlake Construction will be closing S. Cedar Street between Sixth Street and Seventh Street for utility connections. This closure will take place from August 1st thru August 3rd 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.  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.    

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).