Petoskey News

Oct 22,2021

City Council Conducts Public Hearing & Approves Downtown Programs & Services

Meeting in regular session, Monday, October 18, 2021, City Council conducted a public hearing to receive comments concerning programs and services as proposed by the City's Downtown Management Board for 2022 and recommended for financing by use of the special-assessment method at a 2% rate increase compared to the 2021 formula.

Oct 18,2021

Set Trick-or-Treat Hours

The Public Safety Department has scheduled the annual Halloween trick-or-treat time for 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Sunday, October 31. East Mitchell Street will be closed from Kalamazoo Avenue to Waukazoo Avenue.  Public Safety personnel will provide additional patrols during this period.

Downtown trick-or-treat at downtown merchants is scheduled for 10:00 A.M. to noon, Saturday, October 30.

Oct 07,2021

Final Leaf Pickup

Leaf Pick-Up

The City will be performing their annual leaf pickup on the following dates:

WARD 2 – Monday, November 1, 2021
WARD 3 – Thursday, November 4, 2021
WARD 4 – Monday, November 8, 2021
WARD 1 – Thursday, November 11, 2021

Leaves should be placed PRIOR to the scheduled pickup date in your ward. Loose leaves should be piled in the gutter on streets with curbs and gutters or on the shoulder of streets without curbs.  Leaves bagged in biodegradable bags only should be placed behind the curb on the green lawn. The pickup of brush is performed by a different crew, following a different schedule. Brush must be piled separately from leaves. Please do not pile anything on top of the leaves.

The leaf pickup crew will only pick up from the street once. Leaves placed out after the crew has passed may not be picked up. The City will be composting all leaves being picked up. The removal of non-compostable items such as plastics, cement, and stone will help minimize composting costs.

Questions regarding the leaf pickup may be addressed to the Department of Public Works office by contacting 231-347-2500.

Oct 05,2021

City Council Appoints Interim City Manager

Meeting in special session, Wednesday, October 6, 2021, City Council adopted a resolution approving a Separation Agreement with Rob Straebel and appointed Al Terry as Interim City Manager. 

Oct 01,2021

November 2 General Election Information

City of Petoskey voters will be voting for the Office of Mayor, voting on a proposal to amend the City Charter to change the term periods of Mayor and Councilmembers and also voting on the millage proposal for Bay Bluffs Medical Care Facility.  Additionally, voters in Ward 1 and Ward 3 will be voting on a Councilmember.

Sep 16,2021

DPW Crews Flushing Fire Hydrants Throughout City

Department of Public Works crews will begin fire hydrant flushing September 15 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.


Aug 03,2021

Grow Solar Little Traverse Information

Grow Solar Little Traverse is an Education and Group Purchasing Program for Residential and Other Small-Scale Solar.  Offered by Michigan Interfaith Power & Light, the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities. and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, homeowners, business owners, and farm owners throughout the Little Traverse Bay area in Michigan, may participate in this program to pool their buying power and secure significant discounts that make installing solar more affordable for your home or property.

Jul 21,2021

Iron Belle-Bear River Bridge Open to Public

The City of Petoskey Parks and Recreation Department would like to inform the public the new Iron Belle-Bear River bridge, which connects the North Central Michigan College’s 195-acre Natural Area to the City of Petoskey’s River Road Sports Complex, is now open. The addition of the bridge allows users of the North Country Trail a safer pedestrian experience by eliminating 3 miles of vehicular shared route. The Iron Belle-Bear River Bridge was a cooperative effort between the City of Petoskey, North Country Trail Association, Jordan Valley 45° Chapter and North Central Michigan College. “This is another step forward for outdoor recreation in our community, and I extend congratulations to all involved” exclaimed NCMC President David Roland Finley.

Jun 28,2021

City Hall Solar Demonstration Project Information

Solar panels and demonstration project on City Hall is complete. Energy data related to the project can be found at the following link:

Dec 17,2020

Utility Relief Efforts for Families-In-Need

Unemployment rates continue to be extremely high with many individuals and families struggling to pay their monthly utility bills. The City of Petoskey continues to partner with a number of local organizations to assist with utility payments.

Oct 15,2019

Video Highlighting City's Efforts to Transition to Clean Energy Sources (click here)

In collaboration with the Petoskey Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation and the CS Mott Foundation, the City has initiated efforts to transition to clean energy sources.

Apr 19,2018

Voluntary Renewable Energy Program

Help contribute to making our community a greener place by enrolling in the City's Voluntary Green Pricing Program. Create a better future for Petoskey for only 1¢ per kilowatt hour!