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by Kaitlyn Aldrich
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

October 31, 2018

 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

                               

Alley Closure

South of W. Front St. between

Pine St. and S. Union St.

10/31 – 11/5/2018

 

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and Elmer’s Crane and Dozer, Inc. will be closing a portion of the alley south of W. Front St. between Pine St. and S. Union St.

The alley will be closed to through traffic until 11/5/2018. Access to businesses and parking lots will be maintained.

In conjunction with the construction of Parking Lot P at 124, 128 and 130 W. State St. this alley is now accommodating two-way traffic per a recently adopted traffic control order.

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.

by Kaitlyn Aldrich
Thursday, October 25, 2018

October 25, 2018

 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

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

                       

400 Block Boardman Ave. Closure

 

Boardman Ave. will be closed October 27th, 2018

 

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that CC Power will be closing the 400 Block of Boardman Ave. between E. Eighth St. and Washington St. for pole replacement.  This work will cause an outage of the traffic signal in the intersection of E. Eighth St. and Boardman Ave. for the day.   This closure and outage will take place on Saturday October 27th, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. and will re-open by 6:00 p.m. on that day.  This will cause disruptions to pedestrian and vehicle traffic.  The closure is weather dependent.  Boardman Ave. between E. Eighth St. and Washington St. will be closed to all traffic.

 

Access will be maintained to all businesses and residences 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
Friday, October 19, 2018
October 19, 2018
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: John McWethy, Public Services Assistant, (231) 922-4467
1100 Block Munson Ave Lane Closure
Munson Ave. will have an Eastbound lane closed October 22nd, 2018 thru October 25th, 2018
TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that Molon Excavating will be closing the Southern most Eastbound lane in the 1100 Block of Munson Ave. between Garfield Ave. and Fair St. for sidewalk construction. This closure will take place on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. and will re-open on October 25, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. This will cause disruptions to pedestrian and vehicle traffic. The closure is weather dependent.
Access will be maintained to all businesses and residences 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.
The 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. 
by Missy Luick
Friday, October 19, 2018

October 19, 2018

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

400 Block Washington St. Closure 

Washington St. will be closed October 22, 2018 and October 23, 2018

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that Popp Excavating will be closing the 400 Block of Washington St. between Boardman Ave. and Wellington St. for utility connections.  This closure will take place on Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. and will re-open on October 23rd, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.  This will cause disruptions to pedestrian and vehicle traffic.  The closure is weather dependent. 

Access will be maintained to all residences 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
Friday, October 19, 2018

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

700 Block Woodmere Ave. Closure 

Woodmere Ave. will be closed October 19th, 2018 thru November 2nd, 2018

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that Matts Underground will be closing the 700 Block of Woodmere Ave. between Hannah Ave. and Centre St. for Watermain installation.  This closure will take place on Monday, October 19th, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. and will re-open on November 2nd, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.  This will cause disruptions to pedestrian and vehicle traffic.  The closure is weather dependent. 

Access will be maintained to all businesses and residences 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 Katy Garavaglia
Friday, October 19, 2018

Trick or Treat at the Governmental Center

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018
3:00-5:00 PM
400 Boardman Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49684

County and City offices invite you to join in free community Halloween fun! 

Informational Flyer

by Kaitlyn Aldrich
Monday, October 15, 2018

October 15, 2018

 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

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

                       

700 Block Woodmere Ave. Closure

 

Woodmere Ave. will be closed October 15, 2018 thru October 26, 2018

 

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that Matts Underground will be closing the 700 Block of Woodmere Ave. between Hannah Ave. and Centre St. for Watermain installation.  This closure will take place on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. and will re-open on October 26, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.  This will cause disruptions to pedestrian and vehicle traffic.  The closure is weather dependent. 

 

Access will be maintained to all businesses and residences 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. 

by Kaitlyn Aldrich
Monday, October 15, 2018

October 11, 2018

 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

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

                               

Hastings St. Closure

10/15 – 11/2/2018

 

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and Elmer’s Crane and Dozer, Inc. will be resurfacing Hastings St. between E. Eighth St. and Boon St. The work is expected to start on Monday, October 15th and be substantially complete by Friday, November 2, 2018. Schedule is subject to change due to weather.

 

The contractor will mill or remove the existing asphalt surface, remove concrete patches, grade and compact the gravel base where the asphalt and concrete has been removed, adjust manhole covers and overlay with hot mix asphalt.

 

Hastings St. between E. Eighth St. and Boon St. will be closed to through traffic. Cross street traffic on Parson Rd., Centre St., Carver St. and Boon St. will be maintained however the project does include improvements to the Centre St. intersection.

 

Delays can be expected. Please use alternate routes avoiding this area to reduce congestion. 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.

by Katy Garavaglia
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

MEDIA CONTACT

Matt Cowall, Executive Director
The City of Traverse City and Charter
Township of Garfield Recreational Authority
231-929-3696   mcowall@liaa.org

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 

RECREATIONAL AUTHORITY SEEKS PUBLIC
INPUT AT WORKSHOP

Results of the workshop will help shape the future of the joint Traverse City and Garfield Township park authority.

TRAVERSE CITY – Members of the public can provide input on the future projects and priorities of the joint City of Traverse City and Charter Township of Garfield Recreational Authority at an open forum on Wednesday, October 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Cathedral Barn at Historic Barns Park.

This successful partnership has existed since 2003 and owns and manages three public properties within the two jurisdictions. These properties include Hickory Meadows, Historic Barns Park, and a small half-acre parcel on West Grand Traverse Bay in the city’s downtown.

The purpose of the October 10 public workshop is three-fold—to educate community members about the Recreational Authority; to better understand values related to recreation in the city and township; and to identify possible projects and initiatives for the Authority to undertake in the future.

“This is an opportunity for citizens to take stock of the Recreational Authority and its work to date, and to make sure that its marching orders for the future are in synch with the desires and needs of the community,” said Matt Cowall, executive director of the Authority. “We hope for a big turnout and a lot of feedback.”

Survey input from over 600 individuals will be unveiled at the workshop. After a short presentation, workshop attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback on projects and priorities at the three existing properties as well as the community as a whole.

A second public workshop will take place on Wednesday, November 14, also from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Cathedral Barn. This session will build on the first workshop with breakout sessions that focus on specific projects to develop a preferred model for the Recreational Authority.

In addition to the two public workshops, the Recreational Authority has been gathering input through park user surveys, a community-wide online survey, stakeholder interviews, and a series of focus group discussions with stakeholders and community leaders. The Authority plans to use the broad public input to inform a future millage renewal before 2024, when the Authority’s current funding expires.

ABOUT THE RECREATIONAL AUTHORITY

In 2003, The City of Traverse City and Charter Township of Garfield Recreational Authority was formed under Michigan’s Recreational Authorities Act. The following year, voters overwhelmingly approved a bond request to allow the Authority to acquire and preserve three culturally, environmentally, and historically relevant pieces of property for public use, including Hickory Meadows, Historic Barns Park, and part of the Open Space on West Grand Traverse Bay.

Over the past 14 years, the Authority has enjoyed enormous success in renovating Historic Barns Park, cultivating partnerships with community groups using its properties, and managing these properties for public use and enjoyment. However, opportunity still remains for continual improvements to better serve the public. Besides its regular monthly public board meetings, the Authority has not conducted a large, concentrated public input effort since 2007. Learn more about the Authority and this exciting project at recauthorityvisioning.org 

ALTERNATIVE MEDIA CONTACT

Claire Karner
Associate Planner
Beckett & Raeder, Inc.
921 West 11th Street, Suite 2E
Traverse City, MI 49684
231-649-1065

 

by Katelyn Zeits
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
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TRAVERSE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

HALLOWEEN NEWS RELEASE

OCTOBER 10, 2018 

Halloween will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, within the city limits of Traverse City.  The Trick-or-Treating hours will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

We ask the participating city residents to please turn porch lights on promptly at 5:00 p.m. and turn them off promptly at 8:00 p.m.

The National Confectioners Association and the Chocolate Manufacturers Association have established the following safety tips to help make this Halloween a safe and enjoyable holiday for our children.

HALLOWEEN SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS

COSTUME SAFETY:

Use make-up or face paint instead of masks, but if masks are used, make sure they fit properly and have holes large enough for mouth and eyes.

Choose costumes that are marked flame retardant.

Wear light-colored clothing at night, short enough to prevent tripping.   Add reflective tape or reflectors to dark colored costumes. 

Make props such as daggers or swords out of cardboard, rather than metal or wood. 

TRICK-OR-TREATING SAFETY:

Give and accept wrapped or packaged candy only.

Have children bring treats home for adult inspection before they are eaten. 

Adults should accompany small and elementary school age children when they are trick-or-treating and send older children in groups.

Go out in daylight and carry a flashlight in case of delay.

Have children stay within the neighborhood; only visit homes you know.

Watch for traffic.

Keep costumed children away from pets.  The pet may not recognize the children and become frightened.

by Missy Luick
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

October 1, 2018

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

S. Garfield Ave.

Lane Closures & Traffic Shifts

10/3 – 10/10/2018

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and Elmer’s Crane and Dozer, Inc. will be resurfacing S. Garfield Ave. between Hannah Ave. and Centre St. The work is expected to start on Wednesday, October 3rd and be substantially complete by Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Schedule is subject to change due to weather.

The contractor will mill the existing asphalt surface, replace some drainage structure covers and overlay with hot mix asphalt.

S. Garfield Ave. between Hannah Ave. and Centre St. will be reduced to two lanes with a posted speed limit reduction for the duration of the project including overnight. Cross street traffic on Hannah Ave. and Centre St. will be maintained.

Delays can be expected. Please use alternate routes avoiding this area to reduce congestion. 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.

by Katy Garavaglia
Monday, October 1, 2018

October 1, 2018

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: John McWethy, Public Services Assistant, (231) 922-4467

UNION ST. DAM ACCESS DISRUPTIONS 10/1/2018 – 10/5/2018
Construction Inspection Activities

TRAVERSE CITY- Paddlers and River users should be aware that there will be construction inspection activities upstream of the Union St. Dam. There will be disruptions to the portage at the Dam. 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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by Katy Garavaglia
Monday, October 1, 2018

October 1, 2018
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Contact:           Mark Jones, Streets Supervisor, (231) 922-4901 ext. 112

City of Traverse City

2018

Leaf Collection Starts 
Monday, October 22

The City of Traverse City’s Fall Leaf Collection Program will begin Monday, October 22, 2018.  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 18, 2018 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, leavesgrass, 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 18, 2018.  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 22, 2018 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 18, 2018.  Pick up will continue through November 16, 2018.

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.

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