Park and Recreation Master Plan Update

Public Open House

City Hall Community Room

9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Tuesday, July 11 and Wednesday, July 12

 

The City of Petoskey Parks and Recreation Master Plan is undergoing a five-year review and update.  Area residents are invited to an open house to provide comment on current and future park and recreation facilities and services.  The current five-year master plan can be found at:

http://www.petoskey.us/documents/documents28/parks-recreation-1/parks-master-plan-1

If you have any questions, please contact Kendall Klingelsmith, Parks and Recreation Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Amy Tweeten, City Planner (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or either can be reached at 347-2500.

 

Enjoy all of the activities and events in Petoskey for the 4th of July holiday.  Bay Harbor will be holding their annual fireworks display on Monday, July 3.

Tthe Fourth of July parade will start at 6:00 P.M at the intersection of Hill Street and Kalamazoo Avenue and will proceed down East Mitchell Street, to Petoskey Street, to East Lake Street, and will end at Pennsylvania Park.  Later that evening of the 4th, shortly after dusk, a fireworks celebration has been scheduled in Bayfront Park, sponsored by the Petoskey Jaycees and Stars and Stripes Committee.  For additional information on the many activities planned for the July 4 holiday, visit petoskeyjaycees.org/stars-and-stripes/.

In observance of the July 4 Independence Day holiday, City offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4. City staff have prepared for additional activities at Bayfront Park that will conclude Monday evening at dusk with the annual fireworks display.

The Planning Commission has scheduled a special meeting for 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 27, 2017.  This special meeting will be located at the City Hall Council Chambers, 101 East Lake Street, Petoskey, MI, and is open to the public.

 

The 2017 season of the Downtown Petoskey Farmer's Market begins every Friday from June 16 to September 29, from 8:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., located near the 400 block of Howard Street between Mitchell and Michigan Streets (between J.C. Penney's and Julienne Tomatoes). Streets will be closed off to welcome local producers and the bounty of fresh items that they have to offer. Stop by and find everything that you would need for a wonderful meal, from organic meats to fresh fruits and vegetables, and even flowers to finish the table off.

The mission of the Downtown Petoskey Farmers Market is to promote the image and economic development of Downtown Petoskey and economic development within the local agricultural community, as well as to give those who grow, fish, forage, and harvest a place to be rewarded for their efforts.

For more information, or to register as a vendor, please contact the Market Master - Nikki Devitt at (231) 347-4150 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

   Kids Camp

City of Petoskey Kids Camp

Recreational Fun: It’s what we do! Our staff is dedicated to keeping your children active and having fun all summer. We have everything from scoop catch to baseballs to jump ropes with large areas to use them all at once. Our campers enjoy new twists on old favorites such as kickball, as well as kids camp original games such as All Star Baseball.

 

Nature Exploration: With access to all of the Winter Sports Park facility our campers enjoy the surrounding woods for building forts and playing Hide-and-Seek tag.

 

Creative Exploration: Children are provided with daily craft choices from dot art to friendship bracelets to mobiles and more! Crafts follow thematic weeks and encourage each child’s creative nature!

 

Field Trips: Throughout the summer various walking field trips are scheduled. These include, but are not limited to, Bob-In Again for ice cream, Ottawa Park for an afternoon on the playground, Bayfront Park and occasionally Pennsylvania Park and the Petoskey Library for special activities. This year we are working on adding a few off-site field trips for an additional fee. More information to come!

 

For more information please click HERE for our Kids Camp Brochure and registration form.  You can also register online by clicking the following link: http://petoskey.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/.

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, June 19, 2017 City Council:

  • Conducted a first reading of a revised proposed ordinance that would amend Appendix A of the Code of Ordinances, Zoning Ordinance Article II, Article VI, Article VII, Article XVI, Article XVII, Article XXIX and Article XXX;
  • Discussed City environmental sustainability measures;
  • Discussed and approved the sale of the rail trolley;
  • Approved an amendment to the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce Land Use Agreement;
  • Adopted a resolution approving a State of Michigan Waterways Grant Agreement for electrical component upgrades to Marina Pier A, C and D; and
  • Adopted a resolution approving an election equipment grant application.

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, June 8, 2017 the Planning Commission:

  • Re-approved a historic sign installation at 316 East Mitchell Street;
  • Heard a presentation on the proposed McLaren Northern Michigan facility expansion; and
  • Rescheduled the public hearing for 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 27 that had been scheduled for a special condition use for the hospital project, but was not held due to insufficient notification.

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 began fire hydrant flushing and maintenance procedures at various locations throughout the City.  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 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.

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