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by Missy Luick
Friday, September 30, 2016

September 30, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

           

Fourteenth St. Lane Shifts

10/3/2016 – 10/7/2016

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and Hallmark Construction will be constructing curb, closing four driveways and reconstructing one driveway on the north side of Fourteenth St. between Pine St. and Veterans Dr.

The project is scheduled to start Monday October 3rd and be finished October 7, 2016. Fourteenth Street will remain open to two way traffic with lane shifts at the work areas during the day Monday through Friday. Delays can be expected.

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 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 John Travis
Friday, September 30, 2016

September 30, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:           Robert Becker, Streets Supervisor, (231) 922-4901 ext. 119

                         

Manhole Structure Repair

October 3 – October 14, 2016

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that the City of Traverse City Street Department will be closing portions of streets and rerouting traffic around construction sites starting Monday, October 3, to repair four manhole structures and raise the covers to road surface level.  This work is planned to be completed by October 14, 2016.

The work zones include:

South Cass Street between Fourteenth Street and Sixteenth Street

Carver Street at Barlow Street intersection

State Street east of Union Street at alley entrance on north side of State Street

The work will require streets to be closed and/or traffic diverted at periods throughout this planned construction time.  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 Robert Becker at 922-4901 ext. 119 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
Friday, September 30, 2016

September 30, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

*Revised 9-30-16

Contact:           Robert Becker, Streets Supervisor, (231) 922-4901 ext. 119              

 

Sixth Street Closing

September 26 – October 7, 2016

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that the City of Traverse City Street Department will be closing a portion of Sixth Street from Union to Pine Street starting Monday, September 26, to repair two manhole structures and brick road repair at the intersection of Sixth Street and Locust Street.  This work was planned to be completed by September 30, but weather delays have pushed the completion date to October 7, 2016.

The work will require Sixth Street to be closed at periods throughout this planned construction time.  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 Robert Becker at 922-4901 ext. 119 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, September 28, 2016

September 27, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

E. Front St. Closure &

Munson Ave. (US31) Lane Closure 

September 29th,30th & October 4th and 14th

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and Elmer’s Crane and Dozer Inc. will be milling and resurfacing E. Front St. at the Munson Ave. (US31) intersection beginning Thursday, September 29th.

East Front St. will be closed at Munson Ave. and the northern westbound lane of Munson Ave. (US31) between College Dr. and Indian Woods Dr. will be closed September 29th, 30th and October 4th and 14th. These closures will be during the day when workers are present. A detour for E. Front traffic will be provided using Indian Woods Dr.

The above dates are subject to weather and may change. Proper barricades and signage will be in place. 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 John Travis
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

City of Traverse City

2016

Leaf Collection Starts Monday, October 24th

The City of Traverse City’s Fall Leaf Collection Program will begin Monday, October 24, 2016.  Residents are reminded that there is a City Ordinance which prohibits open burning in the City.

DO NOT PLACE leaves in the street before October 21, 2016 as this will be in violation of City Ordinance 668.03 which states “No person shall place or throw any goods, wares, merchandise, machinery, junk, wood, rubbish, manure, leaves, grass, sawdust, ashes, garbage or refuse upon any public street, alley or sidewalk, except that leaves may be placed at the curb line of streets for collection by City forces during a period designated by the City Manager for such collection.”  This period does not start until October 21, 2016.  Anyone placing anything in the street before then is in violation of this ordinance and shall be responsible for a civil infraction.

General Guidelines – NO PLASTIC BAGS!

BIODEGRADABLE PAPER BAGS ARE ACCEPTABLE

  • On curb & gutter streets, rake leaves down into street.                                                             DO NOT BLOCK CATCH BASINS!
  • On all other streets rake leaves to gravel shoulder or paved edge of the road.
  • No leaves will be picked up in alleys, except homes along Division Street, East Front Street from Railroad Avenue to Munson Avenue, and Munson Avenue from East Front Street to Airport Access Road.
  • NO PLASTIC BAGS!  Leaves should be LOOSE – State Law prohibits plastic bags at our compost site.  Biodegradable paper bags are acceptable.
  • No branches or brush will be picked up.  Do not put them out for pick up.
  • Please do not park vehicles over leaf piles in City streets.

Leaf pickup will begin Monday, October 24, 2016 on the WEST side of the City.  Due to weather and leaf fall variables, no specific pickup date will be scheduled.  We will cover the City neighborhoods, beginning on the west side and moving eastward, over a period of 5 to 7 weekdays, and then will return to the west side to repeat the process.  Leaves should be raked out in front of your house for pickup as promptly as possible on or after October 21, 2016.  Pick up will continue through November 18, 2016.

Residents should remember that if they have yard waste that they want picked up before the City’s leaf pick up, American Waste will do the pickup for $2.23 per bag as part of their service.  Call American Waste at 231-943-8088 for information regarding their sticker program.

by Missy Luick
Monday, September 26, 2016

September 26, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Russ Soyring, City of Traverse City, Planning Director, (231) 922-4465

“Who’s paying the tax bill?”

Presentations by Joe Minicozzi held October 10 and 11 in Traverse City

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City has hired Joe Minicozzi to study the economic productivity of all the parcels in Grand Traverse County and Traverse City.  He will be presenting his findings at upcoming several presentations titled, “Who’s paying the tax bill? Let’s do the math.” You’ll learn who are the really “big hitters” in terms of generating tax revenues. His work will help us understand the economic potency of a well-designed community.

Joe Minicozzi is a sought-after lecturer on community development issues. He is noted for his multidisciplinary expertise with town planning in the public and private sector, as well as his ingenuity with real estate finance, prompted by the development of his award-winning analytical tools that that have been featured in the Wall Street Journal and other national publications. His work is pioneering a paradigm shift on the way government officials view developments and town planning.

Two presentations for the public have been scheduled with ample time for questions and answers.   Our tax base is the primary source for revenues for the many community services offered in Traverse City and Grand Traverse County.  Mr. Minicozzi will help us understand the development patterns that will help us sustain and enhance those public services that make living here remarkable. Presentations to be held on Monday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the State Theater and Tuesday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. at Lars Hockstad Auditorium at Central Grade School.

This study has been sponsored by the City of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Traverse City Downtown Development Authority, National Association of Realtors and Traverse Area Association of Realtors. 

For more information, please contact Planning Director, Russ Soyring at (231) 922-4465.

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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
Friday, September 23, 2016

September 23, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:           Robert Becker, Streets Supervisor, (231) 922-4901 ext. 119

Sixth Street Closing

September 26 – 30, 2016

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that the City of Traverse City Street Department will be closing a portion of Sixth Street from Union to Pine Street starting Monday, September 26, to repair two manhole structures and brick road repair at the intersection of Sixth Street and Locust Street.  This work will be completed by September 30, weather permitting.

The work will require Sixth Street to be closed throughout this time. 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 Robert Becker at 922-4901 ext. 119 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, September 19, 2016

September 19, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

           

Peninsula Drive Closure- September 20 & 21

Utility Work 

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City Water and Wastewater Maintenance Department along with Alpers Excavating will be performing water system repairs on Peninsula Drive September 20 & 21. Peninsula Drive will be closed from East Front Street (US 31/M37) to Garfield Avenue (US31/M37) to complete 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 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
Friday, September 16, 2016

Envision 8th 

Master Plan Open House

Monday, September 26th 5:00-7:00 pm

Governmental Center- 2nd Floor Training Room

Join the Envision Eighth Design Team to  Walk the Plan!

The open house will feature a large floor map of the Master Plan where attendees will be able to experience a walk down Eighth Street in the future.

-View renderings of the corridor featuring the new streetscape and redevelopment concepts

-Walk the Eighth Street you envisioned!

-At 7:00 pm, join the Envision Eighth Design team at the City Commission study session about the project (Commission Chambers Governmental Center).

by Missy Luick
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

September 6, 2016

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

100 Block S. Park St. Construction 

South Park Street will be Impacted

Beginning September 6th 2016

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that 200 Lake St. Development LLC. will be constructing Radio Centre III  and will be impacting the 100 block of S. Park St. Two-way traffic will be maintained throughout with minor closures under flag control for short durations.  Parking will be very limited on street and the East sidewalk will be closed for the duration of the work.

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.  It is anticipated that this project will be completed sometime in June 2017 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).