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by Katelyn Zeits
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Subject:           Invitation to Apply - Openings Available on 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.

Traverse City Light and Power Board
This board typically meets twice a month and has exclusive jurisdiction, control and management of the Light and Power Department and all its operations and facilities. Unless specifically allocated to the City Commission or to a City official, the Board has all of the powers and duties possessed by the City to construct, acquire, expand and operate the Light and Power system.

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.

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.  This person shall be a City resident. 

For more information on these boards and other City boards, please visit www.traversecitymi.gov/boards.asp.

If you are interested in serving, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 231-922-4480 by Monday, March 13, 2017, 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 Kelly Rice
Monday, February 27, 2017

Woodmere Ave Closure- February 28, 2017

Road Repairs

 

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City Water and Wastewater Maintenance Department, along with local contractors, will be conducting road repairs due to the emergency water system repairs at the intersection of Boon St and Woodmere Ave.  Beginning at 9 A.M. Tuesday, February 28, 2017, the Northbound lane of Woodmere Ave. will be closed from Boon St to Premier St.  The work is expected to be completed by 3pm.  Please use alternate routes avoiding this area to reduce congestion, delays 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. 

by Kelly Rice
Monday, February 27, 2017

Woodmere Ave Closure- February 27, 2017
Emergency Utility Work

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City Water and Wastewater Maintenance Department will be conducting emergency water system repairs at the intersection of Boon St and Woodmere Ave, Monday, February 27, 2017. The Northbound lane of Woodmere will be closed from Boon St to Premier St. The work is expected to be completed by late afternoon. 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.

by Missy Luick
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Subject: 28013-115883 - US-31 "Murchie Bridge" Project Notification

This is the notification for an upcoming MDOT Project on US-31 at the "Murchie Bridge" in the City of Traverse City in Grand Traverse County.  This bridge is located over the Boardman River near the intersection of US-31 and Front Street near Holiday Inn.  Project details are below:

MDOT JN: 115883 
Route: US-31/M-72/M-37 
County: Grand Traverse 
City: City of Traverse City 
Scheduled Start Date: 2/22/2017 
Scheduled Completion Date: 6/9/2017 
Lane Closures: Partial bridge closure using lane shifts. One lane maintained each direction. 

Additional Info: Possible Saturday work and possible night work. 

Contract Value: $1,011,576.46 

Work Description: Bridge Rehabilitation, deep concrete overlay, joint and bridge railing replacement, median curb replacement, sidewalk repair, partial painting, rocker realignment, riprap placement, concrete surface coating and approach work on US-31 over Boardman River, Grand Traverse County.


Dave McCaw, P.E.

Assistant Construction Engineer

MDOT – Traverse City TSC

2084 US-31 South

Traverse City, MI 49685

Phone: (231) 941-1986

Toll-Free: (888) 457-6368

mccawd@michigan.gov

by Katy Garavaglia
Friday, February 10, 2017

City of Traverse City property taxes are due by February 14, 2017.

Taxes paid after that date will be charged a 3% penalty. 

As a reminder, the Governmental Center is open for business Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, but please feel free to utilize the red drop box by the mailboxes in the Governmental Center's Parking lot to drop off your tax payment after hours. 

If you have any questions concerning your winter taxes, please contact the City Treasurers Office at 231-922-4431

by Katy Garavaglia
Thursday, February 9, 2017

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Subject:          Presentation of 8th Street Design at City Commission Meeting

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

Issued:            February 9, 2017

 

In 2013, a Corridor Master Plan was completed and adopted, establishing Eighth Street as one of five major corridors in the City of Traverse City. Since then, the City has received public comment and petitions initiated by business owners and citizens to address the improvements for Eighth Street. In response to these requests, the City began a Charrette process to provide for collaborative public planning to establish a vision and design for the new Eight Street.

The Charrette process, dubbed “Envision 8th” incorporated public engagement and comment, along with a concentrated series of meetings and presentations. Through this process, the preferred design  identified a three-lane section with planters and off-street bicycle tracks to make an important connection around the north end of Boardman Lake for the emerging businesses in that district, along with our citizens who utilize that area.

This re-design plan for Eighth Street will be presented and discussed at the upcoming study session of the City Commission scheduled for Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm, where the public is welcome to engage and comment. 

 

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by Katy Garavaglia
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Subject:           The Performance 2016 – Year End Report of the City of Traverse City

Contact:           Benjamin Marentette, City Clerk
                       tcclerk@traversecitymi.gov, 231-922-4480

Date Issued:    February 7, 2017

Do you know what the City of Traverse City has been working on over the past year? Are you curious about the investments that City Officials have made in infrastructure?

The Performance 2016, a year-end report highlighting many of the City’s accomplishments made over the past year, is ready for your viewing!

To view the Performance 2016, visit the City’s website at www.traversecitymi.gov/performance.asp, or obtain a copy from the City Clerk’s Department in the Governmental Center, the Traverse Area Chamber of Commerce, the Traverse City Tourism Office, or the Traverse Area District Library.

by Katy Garavaglia
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Subject: City Commission Meeting to be Held at City Opera House
Primary Contact: Benjamin Marentette, City Clerk
                         tcclerk@traversecitymi.gov
Issued: February 1, 2017


The regular meeting of the City Commission, scheduled for 7:00 pm on Monday, February 6, 2017 will be held at City Opera House, 106 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684. This change in location is to commemorate the 125th anniversary of City Opera House opening to the public.

Sunday, February 5th marks 125 years since City Opera House construction was completed, and the doors opened. Today, City Opera House is a regional landmark as well as an important venue for many community events.

“The City Commission is very supportive of City Opera House and what that building, and the events that are held there, means to this community. That is why we are holding our February 6th City Commission meeting at the Opera House, to show our appreciation for the past 125 years, and look forward to arts education and quality entertainment for the future.” – Jim Carruthers, Mayor of Traverse City


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