2017 Marina Launch Ramp permits are now available for purchase at City Hall Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M. for $25.00. Senior Launch permits are $20.00. An annual or daily permit must be displayed on the tow vehicle. Annual and daily permits will also be available at the Marina after May 1. 

 

Meeting in regular sesssion Wednesday, March 22, 2017 the Tax Increment Finance Authority Board:

  • Oriented TIFA Board members;
  • Introduced Board members and Election of Officers; and
  • Reviewed, approved and recommended to City Council 2017 TIFA Projects for Bayfront Park and Magnus Park.
The City's Board of Review conducted its annual series of meetings on Tuesday, March 14, Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16 for the purpose of reviewing the 2017 property tax assessment roll. Twenty-seven taxpayers representing 42 parcels appeared before the Board and had their questions answered. Fifteen taxpayers or their representatives signed the sign-in sheet over the three-day review period.  Written answers from the Board will be mailed around April 1.

Meeting in regular session, Monday, April 17, 2017 City Council:

  • Reappointed Gary Hunter, 616 Lockwood Avenue, to the TIFA Board for a four-year term ending April 2021;
  • Reappointed Michael Karr, 608 East Mitchell Street, and Lori Pall, 603 East Lake Street, to the Zoning Board of Appeals both for three-year terms ending April 2020;
  • Reappointed Mark Gaylord, 211 Summit Street, as the alternate to the Board of Review for a three-year term ending April 2020;
  • Adopted a bond ordinance, as prepared by Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., the City's special legal counsel for financial matters, that would provide for the issuance of revenue bonds and establish procedures and regulations associated with the proposed sale to finance costs for Wastewater Treatment Plant renovations;
  • Adopted a resolution of "Notice of Sale" prepared by Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, P.L.C., Detroit, the City's special legal counsel for financial matters, in the amount up to $5,000,000 for Wastewater Treatment Plant renovations;
  • Heard a presentation by Public Safety Director Matthew Breed concerning the department's 2016 Annual Report;
  • Adopted a resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application in conjunction with the Resort Bear Creek Fire Department to the Local Revenue Sharing Board in the amount of $22,500 for the purchase of air bottles, bottle racks and RIT packs;
  • Authorized to purchase a latest-production Ford Explorer from Gorno Ford Fleet Sales, Woodhaven, at a cost not to exceed $26,899 that would replace Parks and Recreation Unit #28, a 2008 Dodge Durango, with approximately 67,000 miles, which will be retired; and
  • Adopted a resolution supporting continued funding of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

PETOSKEY ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

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, April 4, 2017, has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items. The next regular meeting is scheduled for 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

Brush Chipping

Brush Chipping and Disposal

The City will provide brush chipping on the first and third Monday of each month beginning in April 3, 2017 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.

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, April 20, 2017 the Planning Commission:

  • Conducted two public hearings, on a rezoning request and proposed changes to the Zoning Ordinance;
  • Recommended approval of a PUD amendment for 725 Harbor Watch Drive to City Council that would increase the number of residential units at the Residences at Harbor Watch to 29;
  • Recommended approval of amendments to Sections 201, 602, 702, 1600, 1704, 2900, and 3000 of the Zoning Ordinance;
  • Discussed a site plan for 1008 Franklin Street and postponed action pending action by the Zoning Board of Appeals; and
  • Reviewed a zoning district use table.

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.

Questions may be directed to Sherrie Elliott, Water/Wastewater Supervisor, at 231-347-2500, 231-622-2111 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

At its regular scheduled meeting May 19, 2016, the Planning Commission:

  • Conducted a public hearing and made recommendation to City Council regarding amendments to the sign ordinance;
  • Upheld the zoning administrator detemination on directional signs at 1050 Bay View Road; and
  • Recommended to City Council the top redevelopments sites in the City.

 

Brush Chipping

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.

 Yard Waste and Brush Pickup

 Small Yard Waste


The City will begin collecting small yard wastes (materials raked from yards, flowers, shrub clippings, etc.) weekly, every Thursday, beginning April 6, through June 1, 2017.

Please do not place small yard wastes loosely along streets or curb-and-gutter lines as they could be washed into storm sewers. Instead, place them in open, reusable containers that weigh less than 50 pounds. Such containers will be left behind by collectors. Please have yard waste placed within curb-lawn areas of rights-of-way no later than 8:00 A.M. on the day of collection. Grass clippings will not be picked up by collectors but can be delivered along with other small yard waste to the south side of Sheridan Street, directly across from the City's Public Works facility.

Meeting in regular session, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, the Downtown Management Board:

  • Heard and filed the 2017 Winter Carnival report;
  • Approved street closures for Summer Open House as requested by the Downtown Events Committee;
  • Approved Trolley Task Force recommendations;
  • Approved appointments to the Downtown Events Committee and Parking Committee; and
  • Approved funding not to exceed $5,000 for Bob Gibbs, Gibbs Planning Group, to be the consultant for Strategic Plan.

Meeting in regular session Monday, April 10, 2017 the Parks and Recreation Commission:

  • Heard a presentation on the 2016 annual Parks and Recreation Participation Report;
  • Approved the Bear Creek and Resort Township Participation Agreements for 2017;
  • Selected the late Richard Harbaugh for the 2016 Glenn H. Casey Award; and
  • Heard updates on TIFA projects involving park improvements including landscaping at Festival Park, a new playground at Magnus Park and engineering for a stair tower at Sunset Park.

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 20, 2017, City Council:

  • Heard a presentation by District Library Director Val Meyerson concerning the Petoskey District Library and reviewed highlights of 2016;
  • Discussed Walker Parking Study and directed staff to begin discussions with Emmet County;
  • Approved the City of Petoskey Economic Development Strategic Plan; and
  • Discussed a small distiller license application submitted by High Five Spirits, Alanson, to operate at 330 West Michigan Street.

JOINT PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION AND

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

 

On February 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM, a joint meeting of the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Planning Commission will be held in the main lobby of City Hall, 101 East Lake Street. The purpose of the meeting will be to review and comment on the amended Downtown Greenway Corridor Plan.

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