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by Kaitlyn Aldrich
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Pedestrian, Bike, Motor Vehicle Detours
Pedestrian, Bike, Motor Vehicle Detours

April 30, 2019

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

E. Eighth St. Closure

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City, Gourdie-Fraser, Inc. and Elmer’s Crane and Dozer will begin the E. Eighth St. Reconstruction Project on Monday, May 6, 2019. The project is expected to be completed the week of October 14th. The project limits are on E. Eighth St. between Boardman Ave. and Woodmere Ave. The work includes total reconstruction of the street with a three lane configuration, off street cycle track adjacent to the sidewalk, Mid-block crosswalks and street trees with site amenities such as benches and trash receptacles. Lighting improvements include pedestrian scale lighting for the cycle track and sidewalk in addition to safety lighting for vehicular traffic. Utilities include 24” dia. water main, new sanitary sewer and storm sewer with low impact design considerations.

E. Eighth St. will be closed to all traffic between Boardman Ave. and Woodmere Ave. Detours for motorists and pedestrians will be provided. The Boardman Ave., Wellington St., Franklin St., and Railroad Ave. intersections will be closed to through traffic at E. 8th St. during the project. All businesses are open and can be accessed utilizing the alley north of E. Eighth St. and Station St. south of the project area. E. Eighth St. may be open to traffic prior to final completion based on progress and safety considerations.

Regular updates on project progress can be found at:  http://www.8thstreettc.info

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 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 15,515 (2017 Census).

by Kaitlyn Aldrich
Monday, April 29, 2019

 April 29, 2019

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

                       

700 Block Webster St. Closure

Webster St. will be closed May 1st and May 2nd, 2019

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that Svec Construction will be closing the 700 Block of Webster St. between Barlow St. and Railroad Ave. for utility work.  This work will cause closures and disruptions to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.   This closure will take place on Wednesday May 1st, 2019 at 7:00 a.m. and will re-open by 6:00 p.m. on Thursday May 2nd, 2019.  This will cause disruptions to pedestrian and vehicle traffic.  The work is weather dependent.  Webster St. between Barlow St. and Railroad Ave. will impacted.

Appropriate signage will be in place and access to all businesses and residences will be maintained at all times. 

Please use alternate routes avoiding this area to reduce congestion, delay and inconvenience for your travels.

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 Alanna Crouch
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Issued:                         April 23, 2019

 

City Clerk Benjamin Marentette will conduct a lottery on Friday, May 3, 2019, at 10 a.m. in the Commission Chambers on the second floor of the Governmental Center for all prequalified applicants for medical marihuana provisioning centers.

The City Clerk’s Office has received 78 applications for medical marihuana provisioning centers.  Not all have been prequalified at this time as they are still being vetted; and some applications are missing required information and have been notified that they must provide the missing information in order to be eligible for the lottery.

At the lottery, which is open to the public and to which all prequalified applicants will be invited, the City Clerk will randomly draw the names of all prequalified applicants, to assign them a number, which will establish an eligibility list.  

The first thirteen on the eligibility list will have six months to obtain a Medical Marihuana Facilities Permit from the City Clerk, which will be issued upon final review of all application materials, including operations plans, background investigation, physical inspections, etc.   If a Medical Marihuana Facilities Permit is not issued within six months and not extended for “good cause,” the next applicant on the Eligibility List will have an opportunity to obtain a Medical Marihuana Facilities Permit.

The City Clerk will accept applications for all other types of medical marihuana facilities on an ongoing basis and a lottery will not be conducted for those because there is not a maximum number of such licenses that may be issued.

 

by Alanna Crouch
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Due to the extremely high volume of applications for medical marihuana provisioning center facility permits, the City Clerk’s Office is no longer able to receive, review and process additional applications for these facilities.  Therefore, the application period for the May 3, 2019, lottery for provisioning centers is closed as of 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019. This notice is to inform the public and interested parties that the City Clerk for the City of Traverse City, as of 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019, will no longer be accepting applications for medical marihuana provisioning center facilities. The lottery for all applications determined eligible will be conducted on May 3, 2019; and we are unable to process any additional applications in time for the lottery.   

The City Clerk will, however, accept applications for all other medical marihuana facility types on an ongoing basis.   

 

by Katelyn Zeits
Friday, April 12, 2019

To help accommodate City residents and their guests, overnight parking is allowed from April 15 through November 15 between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday only, on any street where parking is not otherwise prohibited. Overnight parking on city streets during other periods is prohibited by City ordinance. 

From November 16 through April 14, overnight parking, 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., on City streets is prohibited by City ordinance – you may wish to remind your guests.

See Traverse City Code of Ordinance 410.04(d) for further details or contact Traverse City Parking Services at 231-922-0241.