You can fill out a Freedom of Information request by clicking here.  This form can be mailed or emailed to the department.  You may also come into City Hall during regular business hours and request a report or contact the Department of Public Safety at 231.347.2500.

Cash reserves are necessary to fund the City’s day to day operations as well as fund capital improvements, and help ensure that the City can keep operating in case of an emergency. Under current economic conditions, these reserves are particularly important in case revenues for the City decline. In addition, many operations of the City, particularly within the water, sewer and electric utilities, require significant cash reserves because equipment operated and maintained by the City, which is crucial to maintaining each utility, can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to replace.

The Petoskey Department of Public Safety is made up of crossed-trained professionals who are certified as police officers, firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians.  You should call 911 for all emergency and non-emergency situations.  CCE (Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Emmet County 911 system) will answer all calls and direct the proper resources to you, whether it is an emergency or not.  They are available 24 hours per day, 365 days a year.

Generally, the City aims to keep cash reserves equal to 50% of annual operating expenditures for each of its major funds: the General Fund, Water and Sewer Fund, and the Electric Fund.

Yes, the Ready to Serve Charge is for capital improvements to the system and covers the required payments for bonds issued to construct and maintain the utility system.  The costs to operate the system make up the commodity charge that is applied against the customer's actual usage.