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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.

Alpena Shoreline Debris Investigation Report NEW
The City of Alpena contracted with Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc. (ECT) to conduct a beach debris investigation in the summer of 2014 to characterize beach debris; identify potential sources of debris; locate potential deposits of wood debris on bottomlands or in the water column; recommend additional studies or actions by the City to further investigate debris sources; and identify potential means for remediating or controlling debris accumulations on City beaches in a manner that lessens the impact on beach use. This report summarizes the methods, results, and conclusions of that investigation. Click here to read the Alpena Shoreline Debris Investigation Report.........

City of Alpena Downtown Area Survey NEW
Downtown Alpena is one of the oldest areas in our community and our infrastructure is beginning to show wear and tear. Downtown Alpena can qualify for grants and programs to assist the City in revitalizing these areas, but not without the help of the Downtown Alpena residents. To qualify, the City is required to conduct a survey of income levels in the downtown area and to do that the City needs the participation of all the downtown area residents.

Local researchers from the Community Research Center at Lake Superior State University (LSSU) will be visiting homes within the downtown area in the next few weeks to conduct a BRIEF, anonymous survey.

This survey is anonymous and LSSU will not share individual information with either the City or the State. The City is required to collect this general information to qualify for most federal and state improvement grants.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Adam Poll, Planning & Development Director, at (989) 354-1771 or via email at Click here to read more.........

Mandatory Run-Water Notice REMINDER NEW
Residents are reminded that, even with the warmer tempertures, the ground is still frozen and may lead to frozen water services. For this reason, please continue to run water. Click here to read more.........

Seasonal Boat Launch Permits NEW
The City of Alpena now has seasonal boat launch permits for the 2015 boating season available for purchase. These permits are available in the City Clerk's Office at Alpena City Hall, the City Water Recycling Plant at 210 Harbor Drive, and the City of Alpena Marina during operating hours.

Permits from 2014 are good through March 31, 2015. Beginning April 1, 2015 new launch permits will be required. Click here to read more.........

City of Alpena Issues Mandatory Run-Water Notice
Because of severe winter weather conditions many water customers have experienced the interruption of water service due to frozen undeground pipes.

In an effort to prevent further freezing, the City of Alpena Water Department is authorizing all City water customers to continuously run their water 24 hours a day until further notice. The stream of water should be the diameter of a pencil. A utility sink in a basement area is an ideal location to run. Click here to read more.........

Historic Preservation Community Assessment Survey
The City of Alpena welcomes you to take the Historic Preservation Community Assessment Survey. The focus of the Assessment is on historic preservation. Its purpose is to help Alpena document our current historical preservation efforts, benchmark our preservation ethic against other similar communities in the state, identify barriers to and opportunities for more effective preservation efforts, engage a wide range of community groups, generate action strategies, and track progress over time.

The Assessment is being conducted in partnership with the Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN), a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing and preserving Michigan's rich cultural and architectural heritage.

Take the survey at your earliest convenience before the deadline of March 16, 2015. The survey should take about 20 minutes. Click here to take the survey now.......

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

Winter Parking Hours
The City of Alpena Police Department would like to remind City residents that vehicles cannot be parking on City streets between the hours of 3 a.m. and 6 a.m., from November 1, through April 1. This prohibition is necesssary so that the City can thoroughly plow City streets during the winter months. Vehicles that are parked on a City street during the prohibition time period can be ticketed; and, if the vehicles interfere with snow plowing, those vehicles can be impounded at the owner's expense. Please help the City with its snow plowing efforts by not parking in the street during the prohibited time period. Overnight parking of vehicles in City lots is prohibited regardeless of the time of year unless a permit had already been issued. Click here to read more.......

City Seeking Volunteers to Fill Vacancies on Boards and Commissions
The City of Alpena is seeking qualified volunteers to fill current vacancies on the following:

  • Recreation Advisory Board
  • Planning Commission

Volunteers fulfill an important role in City government and they get the satisfaction of serving our community.

If you are interested in applying for a current vacancy or would like information on City boards or commissions, call the City Manager's Office at 989-354-1714.

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