Public Notice is hereby given that the regular meeting of the City of Petoskey Zoning Board of Appeals scheduled for 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, March 7, 2017, has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items. The next regular meeting is scheduled for 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 4, 2017.
The City of Petoskey provides city-wide sidewalk snowblowing through a contracted service with supplemental assistance as needed by City staff.
The contractor is responsible for snow removal on approximately 50 miles of sidewalks throughout the City which is accomplished with the use of three sidewalk snow removal units. Removal from a snowfall of 3-5 inches takes approximately 12 to 18 hours to complete for each snow removal unit.
The strategy used to plow sidewalks depends on the interaction of several factors:
If snow falls over a long period of time, residents are asked to be patient. Crews will complete the job, but it may take two to three days depending on weather conditions.
Annual winter-season, on-street parking regulations take effect Thursday, December 1, and will be in place through April 1, that again will require parked vehicles to be altered daily from one street side to the other, between 2:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M., with parking permitted on odd-address sides on odd-numbered dates (beginning at 12:00 Midnight) and on even-address sides on even-numbered dates. On-street parking will be prohibited within the Central Business District from 3:00 A.M. to 5:00 A.M., daily.
Parking is not permitted on curb lawns or in unimproved front-yard areas, and vehicles cannot obstruct sidewalks, nor can vehicles be parked to straddle curbs or in areas where curbs must be mounted to park vehicles. Department of Public Safety personnel have begun placing notices on vehicles that are parked along streets throughout the City advising drivers of the seasonal regulations that will take effect December 1. Signs also will be placed at the City's corporate limits and along streets that border the downtown area.
City of Petoskey voters approved a new public safety fire equipment millage at the August 2. 2016 Primary Election. The City will levy a new additional millage in the amount of 0.75 mills on real property located in the City for the period of 5 years, 2016 through 2020 inclusive, which will raise in the first year of such levy an estimated revenue of $353,876. Funds will be disbursed to the City for the purpose of providing funds to purchase fire-fighting equipment.
The millage was approved by the following votes:
YES - 816 voters - 73.25%
NO - 298 votes - 26.75%
% City-wide turnout - 22.72%
Meeting in regular session, Thursday, February 16, 2017 the Planning Commission held a public hearing on zoning ordinance amendments and postponed action pending further language review. The Commission also approved an amendment to the Commission Bylaws.
The City of Petoskey is pleased to announce that the City Manager appointed Matt Breed to the position of Public Safety Director. Through an extensive interview and vetting process by two interview committees, it became evident that Mr. Breed has the professional experience, skill set and education to build upon the positive momentum that the department has achieved over the last few years. He is well-respected by his peers and has the unique combination of administrative acumen with a proven track record of solid and steady emergency scene management. He has also spoke about innovative ways to improve community policing and improve departmental efficiencies. He passionately cares about this community and citizens we serve!
The Petoskey Marina is now open for the 2016 Season. Seasonal Launch Permits are available at the Marina or City Hall for $25.00 and $20.00 for a Senior Launch Permit. Marina improvements are finally completed and staff is available for gas, diesel, pump-outs and dockage. Please hail on VHF Channel 16, or call 231-347-6691.
Department of Public Works crews will begin fire hydrant flushing and maintenance procedures at various locations throughout the City Monday, September 19. Flushing will be accomplished only during daylight hours. Please look for posted signs for hydrant flushing in your area.
Customers might experience discolored water as a result of hydrant-flushing operations. If so, faucets should be opened to allow water to run freely for several minutes until becoming clear.
At its regular scheduled meeting May 19, 2016, the Planning Commission:
Brush Chipping and Disposal
The City will provide brush chipping on the first and third Monday of each month beginning in April 4, 2016 through November. Tree limbs and large brush should be placed along curb-lawn at residence and separated from other materials for collection. Brush piles must not exceed two cubic yards. Please Note: Tree limbs and brush will not be accepted at the City's Public Works Facility, located on Sheridan Street. Drop-off is available at the Emmet County Recycling Center. Please contact them at 231-348-0640 or visit their website at www.emmetcounty.org/officials-departments/dpwrecycling-and-waste-services/ for more details.
Meeting in regular session, Tuesday, January 17, 2017, the Downtown Management Board:
Meeting in regular session Monday, January 9, 2017 the Parks and Recreation Commission:
Meeting in special joint session, Monday, February 8, 2016, the Parks and Recreation Commission and Planning Commission heard a presentation on the updated Downtown Greenway Corridor Master Plan update and postponed making recommendations to City Council for approval.
The Parks and Recreation Commission then held their regular scheduled meeting after the presentation and heard Winter Carnival updates.
Meeting in regular session, Monday, February 6, 2017, City Council: