THE

BAY BRIEF

June 2022 / Vol. 02

Screen Shot 2022-04-06 at 10.05.33 AM.png

MEETINGS & EVENTS

DISC GOLF EXPANSION GRAND OPENING & TOURNAMENT

June 11, 2022

Learn More

CITY COMMISSION

June 13, 2022

View Packet 

DDA BOARD MEETING

June 17, 2022

View Packet  (available 6/13) 

MDOT PUBLIC MEETING ON M72/M22 PROJECT

DIVISION TO CHERRY BEND

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) plans to rebuild a 2.2 mile section of M-72 (Grandview Parkway) from Division Street in the City of Traverse City and M-22 (Bay Shore Drive) to Cherry Bend Road in Elmwood Township in 2025. This project is NOT a City project due to the Grandview Parkway trunkline being owned by MDOT. However, due to significant impact on the City and community interest, we encourage the community to engage in the process. Work is anticipated to begin in April 2025 and be completed by November 2025.
The proposed rebuilding work will remove the concrete and composite (asphalt over concrete) pavements and restore the surface condition and ride quality to good condition; address drainage issues, including curb and gutter, storm sewer, culverts, and outlets; replace sidewalks and nonmotorized paths; make sidewalk ramp upgrades to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards; make operational enhancements at the M-72 (East Traverse Road)/M-22 intersection; upgrade the traffic signal at Cherry Bend Road; and improve access management where possible. 
MDOT invites the public to attend an open house to discuss the project on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 4 - 6 pm at the Elmwood Township Hall, 10090 East Lincoln Road.
SEE PROPOSED CONCEPTS
IMG_0194.JPG

MOVING DOWNTOWN FORWARD


The DDA recently hired Progressive Urban Management Associates (PUMA) to conduct a thorough examination and evaluation of the current and future needs of Downtown, as well as the organizational and funding structure of the DDA.


A Community Survey has launched and an Open House is planned for June 22nd at the City Opera House with identical sessions from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

TAKE THE SURVEY
I Voted Sticker.jpeg

ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS


Absentee Ballot Applications have been mailed for the upcoming elections held in the City of Traverse City on August 2, 2022 and November 8, 2022.


´╗┐Due to the passage of the statewide ballot proposal 18-3, all eligible and registered voters in Michigan may now request an absentee ballot without providing a reason. However, an Absentee Ballot Application must be submitted to receive an absentee ballot.

LEARN MORE
Marijuana.jpg

ADULT USE CANNABIS RETAIL APPLICATIONS


Adult Use Cannabis Retail applications will be available as of Monday, June 13, 2022.


Applications will be accepted beginning August 22, 2022 at 8 am through August 26, 2022 at 5 pm.


The City Commission approved the adult use cannabis licensing and zoning ordinance and the scoring rubric on May 16, 2022. The maximum number of retail licenses will be 24. 

LEARN MORE
Courtney Wiggins photo.jpg

2022 SARA HARDY HUMANITARIAN AWARD HONOREE


Join us in congratulating Courtney Wiggins on being honored with the 2022 Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award! Wiggins is co-founder of Northern Michigan E3, a local non-profit devoted to celebrating and welcoming diversity and equity for all residents and visitors to Northern Michigan.


E3 advocated for body cameras for Traverse City and Grand Traverse County law enforcement officers, and led anti-racism discussions in the local public schools and additional forums. Wiggins volunteers as a vibrational sound therapist to those who have experienced domestic violence. In July of 2021, they interviewed Dax Devlon-Ross, author of Letters to My White Male Friends, an eye opening narrative about race and racism and how individuals can be a driving force for change in their place of work, community, family and within themselves.

IN THE COMMUNITY

Thank you to the many volunteers who helped plant the Butterfly Garden in Hull Park on June 4th!

IMG_3216-2.jpg
Park and Rec Acreage.jpg

DID YOU KNOW....


The City of Traverse City has OVER 1,680 ACRES of park and recreational land! Over 30 parks, including Hickory Hills Recreation Area and the Brown Bridge Natural Area provide a wide array of recreation facilities and programs for citizens and guests to enjoy.  


Fun Fact: 1,687 acres is double the size of Central Park in NYC!


Check out the City's Recreational Directory to learn more about how you can explore more!


Learn More

SUBSCRIBE TO THE BAY BRIEF
Facebook  Instagram  Twitter