Petoskey News

Jun 24,2019

New Downtown Parking Fees Effective July 1

City Council approved new parking fees and fines as recommended by the DMB late last year.  Implementation of the new rates will begin July 1, 2019.

Jun 20,2019

City Council Approves 100% Renewable Energy by 2035

Meeting in regular session, Monday, June 17, 2019, the City Council adopted a resolution approving 100% renewable energy powering the City's electric needs by 2035. 

Jun 20,2019

Public Safety Accepting 2019 Citizen Academy Applications

The Public Safety Department is now accepting applications for the 2019 Citizen Academy.  The program is a great way to learn more about your local Public Safety Department and is free and offered to all community members.

Jun 20,2019

City Approves 100% Renewable Energy by 2035

City Council recently adopted a resolution approving a vision of 100% renewable energy powering the City's electric needs by 2035. The City of Petoskey has adopted the 2014 Petoskey Master Plan that addresses environmental, economic and social goals pertaining to long-term sustainability and resiliency within the community. The Master Plan also encourages the City to work with the Michigan Public Power Agency (MPPA) and other jurisdictions to develop and utilize alternative, renewable energy resources. City Council adopted the 2018 Action Plan with Goal Five to Develop and Promote Community Sustainability Measures by conserving energy and promoting energy efficiencies and the use of clean and renewable energy.  Addressing energy use and climate change with renewable energy goals provides an opportunity for the City to move towards greater community sustainability and resiliency.

Jun 11,2019

Downtown Bathroom Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The City held a "toilet paper cutting ceremony" Friday, June 7 at the Summer Open House for the recently renovated downtown bathrooms. From L-R- City Manager Rob Straebel, Parks and Recreation Director Kendall Klingelsmith, general contractor Bob Jess-Freshwater Charch, Mayor John Murphy, Downtown Director Becky Goodman, DMB Chairperson Reg Smith, and project architect Ric Neumann.  The project was a collaboration between the Downtown Management Board and the City of Petoskey using a $150,000 Land and Water Conservation grant. The facilities include a family bathroom, upgraded recycling area, and more men's and women's bathroom fixtures.

Jun 11,2019

Public Safety Staff Participates in Baseball Game

Public Safety staff met up with the Little League Challenger Team on Friday, June 7 and played a baseball game! Staff suited up and helped encourage the players throughout the game.  Community engagement is a key factor in making the City's Public Safety Department a success.  Kudos to the Public Safety Department for their positive actions in helping so many lives in the community.

Jun 06,2019

New Firework Regulations

City Council adopted Ordinance 771 on June 3, 2019 amending Chapter 10 Fire Prevention and Control concerning fireworks in the City.  The change in ordinance is based on the change in State law.  The ordinance takes effect June 18, 2019.

Mar 15,2019

US-31 Construction Detour Updates

The detour of northbound US-31 traffic on city streets in Petoskey is expected to end next week (week of June 17), roughly two weeks ahead of schedule, weather and construction progress dependent.  Work has reached a point that will allow contractors to restore one lane of traffic in each direction on US-31.  Construction will continue, with lane closures and traffic shifts.

Apr 19,2018

Voluntary Renewable Energy Program

You can contribute to making our community a greener place by choosing to have a portion, or all of your electricity generated by renewable sources. The City of Petoskey is now offering a Voluntary Renewable Energy Program for all electric customers to help create a better future for Petoskey!