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by Katelyn Zeits
Friday, June 29, 2018

To ensure a safe and enjoyable Holiday and Summer season, here is a quick reference of City-specific regulations to follow:

by Missy Luick
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

June 26, 2018

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

500 Block Rose St. Closure 

Rose St. will be closed to all traffic

June 27 - 29, 2018

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that Elmers Crane and Dozer Inc. will be closing the 500 Block of Rose St. between Eighth St. and Lincoln St. for Utility Work.  This closure will take place on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. and will be reopened by June 29 at 8:00 p.m.  This will cause disruptions to pedestrian and vehicle traffic.  This closure is weather dependent.

The work will require the street to be closed to all traffic while the work is being done.  Access will be maintained to all businesses at all times.  There will be appropriate detour signage in place during the closure.   

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
Monday, June 25, 2018

June 25, 2018

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

ELMWOOD AVE. / MEDICAL CAMPUS DR.

INTERSECTION CONSTRUCTION WORK

6/27/2018 & 6/28/2018

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and Rieth-Riley Construction Co. will be making repairs to the intersection of Elmwood Ave. and Medical Campus Dr. on Wednesday, June 27th between 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM and Thursday June 28th between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

The intersection will remain open to two-way traffic however 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 area.

The schedule is subject to change due to weather and production delays. 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.

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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, June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

       1300 Block S. Garfield Ave. Lane Closures 

S. Garfield Ave. will have Lane Closures June 14-29 

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists should be aware that Molon Excavating will be closing lanes on the W. Side (Southbound) 1300 Block of S. Garfield Ave. immediately South of Boon St. for Utility Work.  This lane closure will take place periodically over the next two weeks.  This will cause disruptions to vehicle traffic.  This closure is weather dependent.

The work will require a lane to be closed to all traffic while the work is being done.  Access will be maintained to all businesses at all times.  There will be appropriate signage in place during the closure.            

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
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

                       

       100 Block N. Oak St. Closure

 

N. Oak St. will be closed to all traffic

June 14th & 15th, 2018

 

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that Alpers Excavating will be closing the 100 Block of N. Oak St. between Front St. and Third St. for Utility Work.  This closure will take place on Thursday, June 14th 2018 at 7:00 a.m. and will be reopened by June 15th at 8:00 p.m.  This will cause disruptions to pedestrian and vehicle traffic.  This closure is weather dependent.

The work will require the street to be closed to all traffic while the work is being done.  Access will be maintained to all businesses at all times.  There will be appropriate signage in place during the closure.            

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
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Subject:           City Clerk’s Office Seeking Election Inspectors
From:              Benjamin Marentette, City Clerk, tcclerk@traversecitymi.gov, 231-922-4480   
Issued:            June 6, 2018

The City of Traverse City will be rolling out new Election Equipment for the 2018 Elections Season, and now we are looking for motivated and professional workers to serve as Election Inspectors at our nine polling places on Election Day!

There are two elections coming up this year, so the time commitment includes at least two training dates, and Election Days, August 7, 2018 and November 6, 2018, from roughly 5:00 am to 10:00 pm. While this makes for a long day, our inspectors get to experience firsthand the entire process of opening the polls, processing voters, and closing the polls at the end of the night. Election Inspectors must be registered voters in the state of Michigan. All workers are paid for their time, including all trainings, and the City Clerk’s Office will provide all the necessary training in advance.

Our Election Inspectors have the responsibility of providing top notch customer service while maintaining best practices and accountability in the polling place. If this is something you are interested in, but maybe working directly with the public isn’t for you, we also need workers for our Absent Voter Counting Boards! These boards also work on Election Day to process the absentee ballots from our citizens who utilize our Absentee Voting Process.

If you want to serve on the front lines of local voting by working on Election Day, you can find our Election Inspector Application here: http://www.traversecitymi.gov/electionworker.asp. If you are interested, but not sure if it’s a good fit, reach out to our City Clerk’s Office at 231-922-4480 or tcclerk@traversecitymi.gov with your questions.

Thank you for serving our Community and helping with the Elections process!

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by Katelyn Zeits
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Traverse City residents are invited to serve 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.

Coast Guard City Committee

This committee serves in an advisory capacity to the City Commission to make recommendations on matters relating to the operation, development and planning of United States Coast Guard services, facilities and programs within the City of Traverse City. This board meets the first Thursday of each month at 3:00 pm.   

Parks and Recreation

The primary purpose of the Parks and Recreation Commission is to make recommendations (advisory capacity) to the City Commission on matters relating to the operation, development, and planning of parks, recreation and cemetery services and activities. This board meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm.  

Downtown Development Authority

The purpose of this board is to increase property values in the business district of the City and promote economic growth. This board regularly meets the third Friday of each month at 8:00 am.

Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission fosters mutual understanding and respect among all groups and discourages discriminatory practices, formulate and carry out programs of community education and information, receive and act as conciliator regarding occurrences of acts of prejudice or discrimination, and secure the cooperation of various community groups. This board meets on the second Monday of each month at 5:30 pm.

Traverse City Light and Power

Typically meets once a month, this board 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 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 should be a City resident. 

For more information on these boards and other City boards, or to find our “Application to Become Involved, please visit www.traversecitymi.gov/boards.asp.

If you are interested in serving, please submit your application to the City Clerk’s Office by Friday, June 22, 2018 in person at 400 Boardman Ave., or by email: tcclerk@traversecitymi.gov.

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
Friday, June 1, 2018

Hydrant Flushing

Monday – Thursday, 1 a.m. – 7 a.m.

Beginning Monday June 4TH, 2018

 

TRAVERSE CITY – Residents and Businesses should be aware that the City of Traverse City Water/Wastewater Maintenance Department will be performing fire hydrant flushing. Flushing is set to begin Monday June 4th, from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m., continuing through the month of June.

Unfortunately, a slight coloration may be noticeable in the water in the mornings.  Running cold water for a few minutes at a faucet will clear up any coloration.  Any ground areas that are disturbed during the process will be restored during daylight hours.

We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.  Please contact the Water/Wastewater Maintenance Department at (231)922-4923 if you have any questions or concerns regarding the work.