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Your Input is Needed Regarding the All-Way Stop at Front and Madison

by Katelyn Zeits
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The City of Traverse City has received several requests in recent years for traffic calming along West Front Street near the City Limits, and for pedestrian safety improvements at Madison Street, including the installation of an all-way-stop.

In 2015, traffic calming measures were instituted in conjunction with the reconstruction of Front Street, which included narrowing the intersection and installation of a median island as a gateway feature to the Slabtown neighborhood.  An in-street pedestrian sign was installed in an attempt to increase pedestrian safety at this intersection.  These traffic calming measures had minimal effect on the safety of people walking or biking, as the in-street sign was run over several times and there was a lack of compliance by people driving vehicles.

In June of 2019, an all-way-stop was recommended to be installed for a 90 day trial period before forwarding the issue to the City Commission for its consideration.  The initial trial period was extended for an additional 90 days by the City Commission at its regular meeting held on October 21, 2019 to allow for additional data collection and further discussion at a City Commission Study Session.                     

To this end, we are conducting a survey to gather feedback.  

Please complete the short survey by Tuesday, December 3, 2019 by clicking on this LINK.  Please feel free to share the link with your neighborhood association, or with your staff as the case may be.  The survey will also be available late tomorrow on the City's website and Facebook page, but will be removed or locked by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. 

The City of Traverse City appreciates you taking the time and effort to respond.  If you have any questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to call me at 231-922-4444.

Extended 2019 Fall Leaf Pickup

by Alanna Crouch
Thursday, November 21, 2019

The City of Traverse City is having an extended Fall Leaf pickup, happening now, with the final round of pickup beginning Monday, December 2. Please do not place leaves in the streets after Sunday, December 1.

Please rake leaves off as soon as possible in order to get them off the lawns prior to the next snowfall.

Urban Wood Utilization Workshop (12/10/19 @ 5:30pm)

by Leslie Bilbey
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

You are invited to join Don Peterson of the Urban Wood Network, and his esteemed colleagues, for a robust dialog on the potentiality of our Urban Forest. Learn how you can participate in a global movement to extend a tree's life ad infinitum by shaping its life in a new capacity. 

This workshop is being hosted by the City of Traverse City, and will be held at the Governmental Center (400 Boardman Avenue), 2nd Floor, Training Room on December 10, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Please RSVP by calling Leslie Bilbey at (231) 922-4778, or emailing:  Seating is limited.

Available Positions on City Boards!

by Katelyn Zeits
Monday, November 18, 2019



Subject:           Available Positions on Various City Boards!  

Contact:          Katelyn Zeits, Deputy City Clerk,

Are you passionate about your City and have a desire to give back?

The City welcomes your active participation on a volunteer City board. The City is seeking candidates for a variety of Boards. Join other volunteer in shaping policy initiatives and services affecting your community. The City looks forward to hearing from you!  

The following Boards have positions with expiring terms or current vacancies:

  • Human Rights Commission
  • Housing Commission
  • Arts Commission
  • Economic Development Corporation & Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
  • Board of Zoning Appeals – Alternate Member
  • Board of Tax Review

Thank you for your interest in serving on one of Traverse City’s Boards! As a potential Board member, you will serve as an ambassador to the community, helping our City Commission move forward with services affecting the community. No matter your interests, we have a Board to fit your passion. All Boards help us build a great community together.

For more information on these boards and other City boards, or to find our “Application to Become Involved, please visit

If you are interested in serving, please submit your application to the City Clerk’s Office by Monday, December 2, 2019 in person at 400 Boardman Ave., or by email:

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for all boards and commissions.

No overnight Parking on City Streets during the winter!

by Katelyn Zeits
Friday, November 8, 2019

With the changing weather and snow falling, overnight parking is no longer permitted on City streets beginning November 16, 2019 until April 15, 2020. 

Please be sure you vehicles are removed from the streets overnight to ensure your vehicle is not towed! 

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