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by Missy Luick
Monday, July 31, 2017

July 28, 2017

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

                     West Front St. Closure

 

West Front Street will be closed to all traffic

August 7th Until October 20th 2017

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that Elmer’s Crane and Dozer will be closing West Front Street from the Elmwood Avenue to Division Street for the reconstruction of the street including underground utilities. The duration of this closure will be from August 7th, 2017 to October 20th 2017.

W. Front St. will be closed except for local traffic between Cedar Run Rd. and Elmwood Avenue. It will be closed to all traffic between Elmwood Avenue and Division Street. Access to businesses and homes in the closed area will be maintained from the side streets and alleys. Crossings at Elmwood Avenue, Spruce Street and Cedar Street will be maintained as much as possible. Truck traffic serving businesses in the closed area will be allowed to use other local streets for deliveries to the area. A detour will be provided to bypass this section of W. Front St. Please do not use Medical Campus Drive for your route as it greatly impacts the mobility of emergency services going to Munson Hospital. Sidewalks will be closed but every effort will be made to have them accessible during the project. These restrictions are for the safety of the workers and to expedite the construction to reduce the time needed to complete the work.

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 Alex Yockey at 922-4468  if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the work or the schedule.

Please review the Detour Map.

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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, July 28, 2017

July 28, 2017

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

                    

WEST FOURTEENTH STREET

 LANE CLOSURE

 

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that the City of Traverse City Street Department will be closing a portion of West Fourteenth Street in the 200 Block (between Pine Street and Union Street), EASTBOUND LANE, starting Monday, July 31, to repair a manhole structure. This work will be completed by Friday, August 4, weather permitting.

The work will require a portion of the Eastbound Lane of West Fourteenth 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 Katy Garavaglia
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Subject: Candidates for Mayor and City Commissioner

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

Issued:       July 25, 2017


As of the 4:00 p.m. deadline to file nominating petitions, the following individuals have filed for the Office of Mayor (one seat available):

Jim Carruthers

As of the 4:00 p.m. deadline to file nominating petitions, the following individuals have filed for the Office of City Commissioner (three seats available):

Michele P. Howard
Gary Howe
Jeff Leonhardt
Brian Patrick McGillivary
Timothy Werner

The withdrawal deadline for candidates is this Friday, July 28, at 4:00 p.m. After that time, all candidates whose filings are determined sufficient and determined eligible by the City Clerk’s office will be officially certified by City Clerk Benjamin Marentette for placement on the November ballot.

Candidates that are elected will be sworn in to office on November 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.


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by Katy Garavaglia
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Traverse City Treasurer reminds City property owners that the summer taxes are due Monday, July 31, 2017.

Please note you are welcome to Pay Your Taxes Online (extra fees do apply), come into our office, drop a payment in the "Red Drop Box" or mail a check to the Treasurer's Office.

Taxes not paid by July 31st will be charged a 2% penalty, plus 1/2 percent interest on August 1st. An additional 1/2 percent interest will be added each month until taxes are paid.

Also note, if you have recently purchased a home within Traverse City and have not received a tax bill, please call our office at (231) 922-4431 before July 31st for tax information.

by John Travis
Monday, July 24, 2017

July 24, 2017

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

WEST FOURTEENTH STREET

 LANE CLOSURE

 

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that the City of Traverse City Street Department will be closing a portion of West Fourteenth Street in the 300 Block (between Pine Street and Fraternal Order of Eagles Club), EASTBOUND LANE, starting Tuesday, July 25, to repair a manhole structure. This work will be completed by Friday, July 28, weather permitting.

The work will require a portion of the Eastbound Lane of West Fourteenth 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 Kelly Rice
Monday, July 17, 2017

8th Street Closure

Tuesday, July 18th 2017

Utility Work

 

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City Water and Wastewater Maintenance Department will be conducting water system improvements on the 500 block of 8th Street (between Oak St. and Maple St.) on Tuesday, July 18th.  The street will be closed from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  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. 

by Missy Luick
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

July 11, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:         Missy Luick, City of Traverse City, Planning and Engineering Assistant, (231) 922-4778

Accessory Dwelling Unit Amendment

Public Hearing set for August 1, 2017

TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN- The Traverse City Planning Commission has scheduled a Public Hearing for August 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to consider a possible amendment to the City’s accessory dwelling unit (ADU) ordinance as recommended by the Planning Commission’s Housing and Building Committee. As defined in the City’s zoning ordinance, “accessory dwelling unit means a smaller, secondary home on the same lot as a principal dwelling. Accessory dwelling units are independently habitable and provide the basic requirements of shelter, heating, cooking and sanitation.”

The Planning Commission asked that the public hearing notice be promoted by the city to ensure that the citizenry is aware of the possible amendment. The amendment proposes several changes to the existing ADU ordinance for single-family districts, expands ADU’s to the R-2 district and introduces a license requirement that is renewed annually and offers a defined complaint process. This amendment includes an accessory building size reduction, eliminating the minimum ADU size requirement and elimination of the ADU 5,000 sq. foot lot area requirement. There is no recommended change to the allowed quantity of ADU’s allowed per year, which is 10 per calendar year.

Since 2015, the City has permitted 10 ADU’s per year for a total of 30 permitted ADUs.

Demand: In 2015, all 10 ADU permits were issued within a week of the ADU ordinance enactment. There was a waiting list for ADU’s that was created in 2015 and on January 1, 2016, all 10 permits for 2016 were issued. On January 1, 2017, there were 8 on a wait list and by February 8, 2017, all 10 permits for 2017 were issued. There are currently five requests for ADU’s on a wait list for 2018.

Types of ADUs: In 2015, there were three new detached garages with upper level ADUs, five second story remodels of existing detached garages, one conversion of an existing Temporary ADU and one interior remodel of a detached building from a play room to an ADU. In 2016, there were five new detached garages with upper level ADUs and five second story remodels of existing detached garages. In 2017, there are four new detached garages with upper level ADUs, three second story remodels of existing detached garages and three ADUs added to existing homes.

Complaints: To date, there have been no complaints or issues with the permitted ADUs.

Of the 30 permitted ADU’s, 15 have achieved a certificate of occupancy (C of O). The remainder are either under construction or have not yet begun construction. Land Use permits expire after 24 months if not 75% complete or 36 months if not 100% complete.

The public is invited to review the draft ordinance amendment at the Planning Department. The public is also invited to voice opinions by attending the public hearing or by sending comments to the Planning Commission, by mail at 400 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City, Michigan 49684, or email at planningcommission@traversecitymi.gov stating reasons for approval or disapproval.

 

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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).

 

Permitted Accessory Dwelling Units:

2015

  1. 311 W. 11th, new detached garage with second story ADU. (C of O)
  2. 300 Birchwood Ave., new detached garage with second story ADU. (C of O)
  3. 709 Webster St., new detached garage with second story ADU. (C of O)
  4. 302 W. 11th, second story remodel of an existing detached garage. (C of O)
  5. 529 Washington St., second story remodel of an existing detached garage. (C of O)
  6. 143 E. 9th, second story remodel of an existing detached garage.
  7. 619 Webster St., second story remodel of an existing detached garage. (C of O)
  8. 311 W. Ninth St., second story remodel of an existing detached garage. (C of O)
  9. 533 N. Spruce St., Convert an existing Temporary ADU. (C of O)
  10. 406 5Th, interior remodel of a detached building from a play room to an ADU.

2016

  1. 720 E. State St., new detached garage with second story ADU.
  2. 114 Monroe St., new detached garage with second story ADU. (C of O)
  3. 118 E 12th Street, new detached garage with second story ADU. (C of O)
  4. 610 W. 13th, new detached garage with second story ADU. (C of O)
  5. 235 E. 10th, new detached garage with second story ADU.
  6. 1033 Washington St., second story remodel of an existing detached garage. (C of O)
  7. 611 W. 13th, second story remodel of an existing detached garage.
  8. 407 N Cedar St., second story remodel of an existing detached garage. (C of O)
  9. 702 Washington St., second story remodel of an existing detached garage.
  10. 812 Baldwin, second story remodel of an existing detached garage.

2017

  1. 917 S. Union, second story remodel of an existing detached garage. (C of O)
  2. 315 Barlow St., conversion of a bonus room in an existing home.
  3. 652 Hastings, new detached garage with second story ADU.
  4. 1200 Peninsula Ct., conversion of a bonus room in an existing home.
  5. 309 Birchwood Ave., conversion of a bonus room in an existing home. (C of O)
  6. 335 N. East Bay Blvd., second story remodel of an existing detached garage.
  7. 532 Sixth St., second story remodel of an existing detached garage.
  8. 501 Second St., new detached garage with second story ADU.
  9. 863 East Front St., new detached garage with second story ADU.
  10. 611 East State St., new detached garage with second story ADU.

2018- 5 ADU’s on currently on a wait-list for permitting

by Kelly Rice
Monday, July 10, 2017

Daily 8th Street Closure

Tuesday, July 11th through Friday July 14th

Utility Work

 

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City Water and Wastewater Maintenance Department will be conducting water system improvements on 8th Street between Oak St. and Wadsworth St.  8th Street will be closed daily from 7:30a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Work will begin Tuesday July 11th continuing through Friday July 14th.  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. 

by Missy Luick
Friday, July 7, 2017

July 7, 2017

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

           

8th Street Closure

Monday, July 10th

Utility Work 

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City Water and Wastewater Maintenance Department will be conducting water system improvements on 8th Street between Oak St. and Wadsworth St.  8th Street will be closed Monday, July 10th from 7:30a.m. to 3:00 p.m., between Oak St. and Wadsworth St. to complete the 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).