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The City of Alpena Welcomes You!

Welcome to the official website for the City of Alpena located at 208 N. First Avenue, Alpena, Michigan 49707. This site provides information regarding the departments and services that are provided to the community by the City of Alpena.


Parking Lot Closure New

Beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017, the north half of the large public parking lot and small customer parking lot behind City Hall will be closed to allow for boat and trailer parking in coordination with the Walleye Tournament held at the City of Alpena's Marina.

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Proposed Parking Layout for Second Avenue New

During a recent City Council Meeting, two way traffic and on street parking was discussed for Second Avenue between Chisholm and Park Place. Click on the below link to view the proposed layout that was introduced. Council will vote on this new layout at the August 7th City Council Meeting.

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North Riverfront Park Closure New

Effective immediately, North Riverfront Park is CLOSED until further notice. The City of Alpena and our Contractor are working to repair a failure in the walkways in the park.

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Campbell Street Closure New

Beginning Wednesday, July 19, the City of Alpena's Contractor, MacArthur Construction, will begin the reconstruction of Campbell Street from Ripley to Fifth.

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Third Avenue Railroad Closure New

Beginning on Tuesday, July 18, contractors for Lake State Railway will be closing Third Avenue at the railroad crossing to perform maintenance work.

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Second Avenue Bridge Opening New

The Second Avenue Bridge will be opened on Friday, July 14, 2017, beginning at 9 a.m. by Thunder Bay Electric in order to perform inspection services.

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Leaf and Grass Drop Off New

The City of Alpena's Public Works Service Center, located at 1001 Long Lake Avenue, will be open Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for drop off of bagged leaf and grass materials for City of Alpena residents ONLY.

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Now Hiring New

The City is now accepting applications for the following positions. Please click below links to learn more.

Firefighter/Paramedic

Clerk,Treasurer, Financial Director


Joint Land Use Public Survey for CRTC (Combat Readiness Training Center)

Click on below link to take the public survey for Alpena CRTC. Public opinion and comments are welcome.

Public survey link


Street Closure

The City of Alpena's Contractor, Goodrich Trucking and Asphalt Paving, will begin resurfacing the following streets:

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Eleventh Avenue Closure New

Beginning Monday, June 12, 2017, the City of Alpena's Contractor, MacArthur Construction, will begin the reconstruction of Eleventh Avenue from Washington Avenue to Park Street.

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Downtown Traffic Pattern Changes New

The City would like to remind all citizens to use caution in downtown areas where traffic patterns have recently changed.

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Downtown Two Way Street Closure New

Beginning on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 3:00 p.m., the following streets will be closed for City contractors to begin the work of pavement marking.

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Lewis Street Closure New

Beginning on Monday, June 5, 2017, the City of Alpena's Contractor, MacArthur Construction, will begin the resurfacing of Lewis Street from First Avenue to Second Avenue.

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Fourth Avenue Traffic New

Beginning on Monday, June 5, 2017, Alpena Public Schools will be parallel parking buses on Fourth Avenue between Ripley Boulevard and Bedford Street for dropping off and picking up students.

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Second Avenue Bridge Closure New

Due to construction delays, the Contractor for the Second Avenue Bridge Project will NOT be able to open the bridge to traffic for the weekend as originally planned.

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Required Lawn Cutting New

The City of Alpena would like to remind all residents that City Ordinance requires cutting of lawns by June 1, July 1, August 1, September 1, October 1, and November 1 and as many other times as may be necessary to prevent properties from becoming unsightly, noxious, or detrimental to public health and welfare.

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Garbage Containers and Placement New

The City of Alpena Building Department would like to remind residents that City Ordinances require household trash to be placed in containers with tight fitting lids and placed out for collection no earlier than the night before the scheduled pickup.

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Third Avenue Two Way Traffic

Beginning on Thursday, June 1, 2017, the following streets will be closed for City contractors to begin the work removing pavement marking, applying a pavement sealer, and painting a reconfigured pavement marking layout:

- River Street from Second Avenue to Third Avenue
- Carter Street from Second Avenue to Third Avenue
- Third Avenue from River Street to Carter Street

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Bagged Grass & Brush Pickup Schedule

Bagged Grass & Brush Pickup is scheduled for Monday, June 5, through Thursday, June 8.

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Pull Right for Emergency Vehicles

In an emergency, we want our police, fire and EMS responders to arrive as quickly as possible to help us. But do we do everything we can to make that possible?

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Third Avenue Opening for Holiday Weekend

Beginning Friday, May 26, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., the City of Alpena will be opening Third Avenue between Lewis Street and Washington Avenue for the Memorial Day weekend.

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Second Avenue Closure

Beginning Monday, May 22, 2017, the City of Alpena's Contractor, MacArthur Construction, will begin the reconstruction of Second Avenue from Hitchcock Street to Washington Avenue.

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Updated Second Avenue Bridge Closures

Beginning on Tuesday, May 23, through Wednesday, May 24, 2017, the Second Avenue Bridge will be closed to all pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

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City Tree Planting

Over the next two to three weeks, the contractor for the City of Alpena will continue to plant trees adjacent to addresses where trees have previously been removed.

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Alley Closure

Beginning on Thursday, May 11, 2017, the alley between Chisholm and River Street from Twelfth to Thirteenth Avenue will be closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic for street repairs.

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Parking Lot Closure

Beginning on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, the contractor for the City of Alpena will begin reconstructing the small parking lot behind City Hall.

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Bagged Grass & Brush Pickup Schedule Reminder

Bagged Grass & Brush Pickup is scheduled for Monday, May 8, through Thursday, May 11.

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Paramedics use new CPR quality meters to save lives

Alpena Firefighter-Paramedics have a new tool at their disposal in the effort to save lives.

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2017-2018 Preliminary Budget

The 2017-2018 Preliminary Budget is now ready to view.

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Garage Sales and Sign Placement

The City of Alpena would like to remind all residents that City Ordinance 74-63 allows only two garage sales within a 12 month period and not lasting longer than three days in length.

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City Water and Sewer Litigation

The City of Alpena and Alpena Township have been in litigation for nearly three years over the water and sanitary sewer rates the City has charged the Township.

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Resurfacing Work to Begin

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, the Contractors for the City of Alpena will begin resurfacing work on the following streets:

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Arbor Day

The City of Alpena will be observing Arbor Day on Friday, April 28, 2017.

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Second Avenue Bridge Closure - Dates have Changed!!!

Beginning on Monday, April 24, 2017, the Second Avenue Bridge will be closed to all pedestrian and vehicular traffic in coordination with the ongoing maintenance work being performed on the bridge.

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Second Avenue Bridge Closure

Beginning on Saturday, April 22, 2017, the Second Avenue Bridge will be closed to all pedestrian and vehicular traffic in coordination with the ongoing maintenance work being performed on the bridge.

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Bagged Grass & Brush Pickup

Bagged Grass & Brush Pickup is scheduled for Monday, May 8, through Thursday, May 11.

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Alpena Countywide Clean-Up Day

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., the Alpena Resource Recovery Facility located at 4395 M-32 West will be accepting household items.

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Long Lake Avenue Closure

Beginning Thursday, April 13, 2017, Long Lake Avenue between Palm Street and Commerce Drive will be closed.

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Reappraisal Firm Continues Work in City

The contractor that is performing the reappraisal of the residential class of properties in the City of Alpena plans on starting inspections of houses on April 19, 2017, weather permitting.

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Third Avenue Closure

Beginning Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the City of Alpena's Contractor, MacArthur Construction, will begin the reconstruction of Third Avenue from Lewis Street to Washington Avenue.

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Downtown Development Authority Meeting Date Change

The regular meeting of the City of Alpena Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors has been changed.

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Seasonal Boat Launch Permits

The City of Alpena now has seasonal boat launch permits for 2017 available for purchase.

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City Seeking Volunteers to Fill Vacancies on Boards and Commissions.

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City tax exemptions requests remain flat.

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http://www.thealpenanews.com/news/local-news/2017/03/city-tax-exemptions-requests-remain-flat/

Pictured above (Jeff Shea, City Assessor)


Several City staff members volunteered their time Sunday, February 26, to serve members of the community at Trinity Episcopal Church's Sunday Supper.


Construction Season is quickly approaching. The City of Alpena would like city residents to be aware of what to expect during this time. If there will be construction in your area, you will recieve notification as the projects get closer to beginning.

Click here for Property Owners Guide to City Construction Projects Brochure


City employees taking part in some fun at the 4th of July Fireworks Fundraiser Kick-off Event at WATZ Radio.

 


Mid-Michigan 2017 Health Leadership Award.

The City of Alpena recently won the Mid-Michigan 2017 Health Leadership Award for their strides on employee health and wellness. The presentation was made at the Alpena Chamber Annual Dinner.

 


Seasonal Boat Launch Permits

The City of Alpena now has seasonal boat launch permits available for purchase for 2017.

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City Manager, Greg Sundin, presents the State of City Address for the year 2017 at the regular scheduled Council Meeting on Monday, February 20, 2017. New

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City Wide Garage Sale Event.

Applications are now being accepted for the City Wide Garage Sale event to be held June 30th and July 1st, 2017.

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Second Avenue Bridge Closure

As a reminder, the Second Avenue Bridge will be closed beginning on Monday, January 16, 2017, to all pedestrian and vehicular traffic in coordination with the ongoing maintenance work being performed on the bridge.

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The City's Dress Down Days check presented to READ (Adult Literacy Program) in the amount of $605.00.

 

 


Second Avenue Bridge Closure
Beginning on Monday, January 16, 2017, the Second Avenue Bridge will be closed to all pedestrian and vehicular traffic in coordination with the ongoing maintenance work being performed on the bridge.

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The City Wide Pride Program began in 2000 and acted as an opportunity to co-workers, citizens, and vistors to Alpena to recognize City employees for going the extra mile.

Throughout the year, employees receive “City Wide Pride” slips indicating their act of kindness, dedication, and hard work.  These slips recognize employees for going above and beyond their daily job duties.   In December of each year, the Mayor presents the individuals with the highest number of slips with the City Wide Pride Award.  Additionally, as appreciation for a job well done, award winners are given four hours of personal time to be used before the end of the fiscal year.

There are five awards, one for each department.  This year’s winners are, Garth Grulke, Department of Public Works, Jennifer Berant, Clerical Department, Adam David, Police Department, and Julie Krajniak, Administration. Missing Tyler Suszek, Fire Department recipient.

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Third Shift Fire Department Members taking a break to have some fun!

 


Christmas Tree Drop Off
As a reminder, the City of Alpena no longer offers curbside Christmas tree pickup for residents. Instead, City residents can drop off their Christmas trees at the Public Works Service Center.

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Alpena Resource Recovery Facility Commercial Business Recycling Permits
Effective January 1, 2017, Alpena County Businesses can purchase a “Business Permit” for a fee of $100.00. This permit will be good for one year from the date of purchase. By purchasing the permit, it will allow you to use the recycling bins located in Alpena County.

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City Offices Closed for Holidays.
Alpena City Hall and all City offices will be closed on Friday, December 23, 2016, through Monday,
December 26, 2016, in observance of the Christmas holiday.

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Second Avenue Bridge Project
Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, December 19, 2016, the contractor for the Second Avenue Bridge Project will shut down one of the lanes of traffic on the bridge.

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On Friday, December 16th, City Hall employees participated in an ugly sweater contest.

Front row from left to right - Kathy Himes, Leilan Bruning, Lucille Bray, Steve Shultz, Jennifer Berant, Will Rings and Paddi LaCross.

Back row from left to right - Jeff Shea, Mike Kieliszewski, Cassie Stone, Greg Sundin, Shannon Smolinski and Karen Hebert.

 

 


Sidewalk Snow Removal
The City of Alpena would like to remind residents to keep the sidewalks in front of their properties clear of snow.

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Online Tax Payments
Effective December 1, 2016, tax payments can be made through the internet or phone using a debit or credit card.

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Second Avenue Bridge lane closure
Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, the contractor for the Second Avenue Bridge Project will shut down one of the lanes of traffic on the Bridge.

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Second Avenue Bridge opening
On Thursday, December 1, 2016, the contractor for the City of Alpena will be opening the Second Avenue Bridge in coordination with the ongoing bridge maintenance project. The Thursday bridge closure will begin at 8:30 a.m. and co


ntinue through 11:30 a.m. Detour signage will be established for traffic.

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City Christmas Tree
This year’s City Christmas Tree, which is located in Downtown Alpena at Culligan Plaza, was donated by the Alpena County Fairgrounds.

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Bagged lawn clippings and leaf drop off.
The Public Works Service Center, located at 1001 Long Lake Avenue, will be open on the following Saturdays from 8:00 a.m until 2:00 p.m for drop off of bagged lawn clippings and leaves.

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Public Invited! Island Park Covered Bridge Dedication & Holiday Lighting Ceremony
The City of Alpena is pleased to announce the upcoming Island Park Covered Bridge Dedication and Holiday Lighting Ceremony taking place on Saturday, November 26, 2016.

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Reappraisal Firm continues work in the City.
The Contractor that is performing the reappraisal of the residential class of properties in the City of Alpena, Berg Assessing and Consulting, plan on starting inspections of houses in the Minor Street and River Street area of the City the week of November 14, 2016.

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Last residential brush and bagged leaf pick up of the year for city residents beginning on Monday, November 7th through Thursday, November 10th.

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Winter Parking Hours Reminder.
The City of Alpena Police Department would like to remind city residents that vehicles cannot be parked on City streets between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., from November 1 through April 1.

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Alpena Agency donates 500 fireman hats to Alpena City Fire.

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Last week the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Race was held.
On Saturday, September 24th, 2016 the community gathered and participated in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Race. Click below to view some of the pictures taken featuring some of our City Employees showing their support.


City Seeking Volunteers to Fill Vacancies on Boards and Commissions
The City of Alpena is seeking qualified volunteers to fill current
vacancies for these positions.

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Two-Way Street Conversion Postponement
Changing all one-way streets to two-way streets between Chisholm Street and River Street is being postponed.

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National Volunteer Week Proclamation
Mayor Waligora recently recognized and celebrated the work of the volunteers in and around the community as well as those amongst City Staff.


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Taking Advantage of the Weather
Prom goers took advantage of the beautiful weather on April 16 and had some great pictures taken at City Hall. Madison Amlotte, the City’s student employee, is pictured on the far right in the second row.


Teaching Health and Safety
Fire Fighter Paramedic Doug Krueger recently talked to All Saint's Kindergarten/First Grade students about health and safety.


March is Reading Month
Several employees from the City of Alpena helped area schools celebrate reading month.
HR Administrator Kathy Himes read “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” to several Wilson School classes on Monday, March 21.  She is pictured below with Mrs. Gapske’s Kindergarten/First Grade students.


Frequently Asked Questions - Lead in Drinking Water
Suez, the City of Alpena's Utility Contractor, has received a few calls with concerns regarding lead content in drinking water. They have prepared a frequently asked questions brochure for public information. Click here to view it. If you have any additonal questions, please call the Suez Utility Office at 989-354-1400.


Special Council Meeting - Water & Sewer Public Information Session
The City conducted a public Information Session at a Special Council meeting on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Click the links below for additional information.

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Recycling
Recycling Guide

Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA)

Quarterly Financials
07/01/2015 - 12/31/2015

Dashboard - Updated
Citizen's Guide
Budget (EVIP)
Debt Service
Employee Compensation
Consolidation Report - Updated
Title VI
Non-Discrimination Plan

News and Events

March 8, 2016
Election Results


Alpena Shoreline Debris Investigation Report

Application for Absent Voters Ballot

Master Recreation Plan

 

 
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