Planning & Development
Department400 Boardman Ave
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: (231) 922-4676
Planning & Development
COUNTY OF GRAND TRAVERSE, MICHIGAN
NOTICE OF ACTIVITIES
ASSESSMENT OF GROUNDWATER AND SURFACE WATER QUALITY, TRAVERSE CITY PLACE
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS IN THE COUNTY OF GRAND TRAVERSE: TAKE NOTICE that the Grand Traverse County BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY is partnering with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to conduct a general assessment of groundwater and surface water quality in the area of Traverse City Place, including the West Arm of the Grand Traverse Bay (West Bay) shoreline at and near the West End Public Beach and the Open Space. Work will begin on or about May 23, 2013 and progress through June 2013. Updates to specific schedules will be provided on this website at www.grandtraverse.org/planning or by stopping into the Grand Traverse County Planning and Development Offices at 400 Boardman Avenue, governmental center, 3rd floor.
The purpose of the assessment activities is to determine general groundwater quality and to identify significant historical sources of contamination that may be of concern to the environmental quality of West Bay. Collectively, the assessment area is generally bounded by West Bay to the north, Union Street to the east, the Boardman River and Front Street to the south, and Gillis Street and an alley to the west. When complete, the assessment results will be available to the public. Public open houses and/or other outreach sessions will be conducted to answer questions and receive comments. These results will be used to determine if environmental cleanup activities are necessary to ensure the on-going environmental health of the West Bay.
Planning & Development Department staff is committed to providing professional expertise and service to the people of Grand Traverse County. The Department provides staff support to the Planning Commission, Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, Economic Development Corporation, Land Bank Authority and Farmland and Open Space Preservation Board. Based on sound planning principles and ethics, the mission of the Planning & Development Department is to assist the County in the development and implementation of its vision and support its respective boards and commissions by:
- Facilitating a community-based structure for creating and promoting plans so they are broadly used as the basis for all future decision making;
- Pursuing opportunities for implementation of projects consistent with the County's vision;
- Helping the County achieve a higher level of understanding and commitment towards its potential;
- Developing partnerships with other departments and agencies to achieve common goals;
- Nurturing public trust and community involvement by conducting all efforts in an open, accessible manner.
John Sych, AICP, Director
Jean Derenzy, Deputy Director
Jeff Vitton, AICP, Planner
Karen McIntyre, Planning Technician