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.

winter parking

Annual winter-season, on-street parking regulations end April 1.  Regulations 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.  Public parking lots may be used.

Parking is not permitted on curb lawns or in unimproved 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. Signs also will be placed at the City's corporate limits and along streets that border the downtown area.

Fines for violations of these regulations range from $25 to $75.  Please contact the Department of Public Safety at 231.347.2500 for additional information.

Meeting in regular session, Monday, March 20, 2017 City Council:

  • Recognized Allen Hansen, Parks and Recreation Director, on his retirement and service to the City of Petoskey;
  • Heard a presentation by Matt Radulski,  MDOT representative, concerning the upcoming US 31 Bluff project and scheduled detour;
  • Heard a presentation by Director of Public Safety Matthew Breed concerning the Department of Public Safety Honor's Board authorizing awards to Officers and citizens for meritorious service;
  • Adopted a proclamation declaring the month of April to be Sexual Assault Awareness month requested by the Women's Resource Center;
  • Received the 2016 Planning Commission Annual Report;
  • Discussed workforce housing issues; and
  • Adopted a resolution to recess to a closed session, pursuant to Section 8(d) and (h) of the Michigan Open Meetings Act, to consider written communications protected by the attorney-client privilege and exempt from disclosure under Section 13(1)(g) of the Freedom of Information Act.

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.

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.

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, March 16, 2017 the Planning Commission scheduled public hearings for a PUD amendment for 725 Harbor Watch Drive and Zoning Ordinance amendments.  The Commission also appointed Ben Slocum to the Sign Committee.

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, March 21, 2017, the Downtown Management Board:

  • Approved 2017 Facade Improvement Grants requested by the Downtown Design Committee; and
  • Appointed Board member Ed Karmann to the Downtown Events Committee.

Meeting in regular session Monday, March 13, 2017 the Parks and Recreation Commission:

  • Heard an introduction of new Parks and Recreation Director, Kendall Klingelsmith;
  • Heard a report on the status of Land and Water Conservation Fund and Waterways Infrastructure Grant applications concerning Pennsylvania Park restrooms and Marina electrical upgrades; and
  • Reviewed three 2017 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 which will further be discussed at the March 22, 2017 TIFA meeting.

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.

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