Petoskey News

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.
 

Oct 15,2019

Lt. Parker Receives 2019 Excellence in Service Award

Lindsay Walker, counselor advocate for the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan, presents Lt. Michael Parker with the “Excellence in Service” award for 2019. Also present are Petoskey Public Safety Director Matthew Breed, Victim Advocate and Witness Coordinator for the Emmet County Prosecutors Office Kate Morse and Emmet County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Michael Schuitma. The Public Safety Department is proud of Lt. Parker for his hard work in ensuring victims of domestic violence receive the help they truly deserve.

Oct 11,2019

City Council Adopts Ordinances Allowing Medical Marihuana Provisioning Facilities

Meeting in regular session, Monday, October 7, 2019, City Council adopted Ordinances 772 and 773 amending the Zoning Ordinance and Chapter 8, Businesses and Business Regulations, allowing medical marihuana provisioning facilities.

Oct 03,2019

Final Leaf Pickup

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

WARD 1 – Thursday, November 7, 2019
WARD 2 – Monday, November 11, 2019
WARD 3 – Thursday, November 14, 2019
WARD 4 – Monday, November 4, 2019

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.

2019 Final Leaf Pickup by Ward Flyer

Sep 06,2019

City Seeks Master Planning Public Involvement

Petoskey community launches "Livable Petoskey."  Preservation of natural resources, efforts to build the local economy, and management of climate variability impacts are all necessary to continue our region’s high quality of life.  As part of the master plan update process, these issues will be discussed.

Aug 26,2019

Seeking Input on Lake Street Dam Alternatives

The City and partners working on the Lake Street Dam project are seeking public input on engineering alternatives for the dam.  The goal of the project is to conduct an engineering alternatives study for the dam that will consider the ecological impacts to the River and the Bay under the following scenarios: complete dam removal, partial dam removal, modification of the dam and no action.

Please click here to take the survey.

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.

Mar 15,2019

US-31 Construction Detour Updates

Contractors for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will continue paving US-31 the week of September 23 and install an additional layer sometime in October. 

It is anticipated that the week of September 23, the contractor will begin working in the downtown area on Mitchell and Division. This work will involve sidewalk ramp upgrades and then resurfacing of the streets.

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!

Lt. Parker Receives 2019 Excellence in Service Award

Lindsay Walker, counselor advocate for the Woman’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan, presents Lt. Michael Parker with the “Excellence in Service” award for 2019. Also present are Petoskey Public Safety Director Matthew Breed, Victim Advocate and Witness Coordinator for the Emmet County Prosecutors Office Kate Morse and Emmet County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Michael Schuitma. The Public Safety Department is proud of Lt Parker for his hard work in ensuring victims of domestic violence receive the help they truly deserve.