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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.

Winter Parking Hours NEW
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.......

Absentee Ballot Available NEW
Absentee voters ballots are available at the City Clerk's office for registered City voters who need to vote an absent voter's ballot in the November 4, 2014, City General Election. Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office will also be open on Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to vote an absent ballot.

Reminder: a requirement of absentee voting is that every voter who obtains an absentee ballot in person must show picture identification or sign an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification.

Bagged Lawn Material Drop Off NEW
The Public Works Service Center, located at 1001 Long Lake Avenue, will be open Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for City of Alpena residents to drop off bagged lawn material ONLY.

The City of Alpena Public Works Department will also be conducting a curbside bagged material and brush collection pickup the week of November 10, 2014. Brush should not be placed curbside at this time and should only be placed curbside the day prior to your scheduled pickup. Additional notices will be issued prior to this curbise pickup. Click here to read more.......

Sidewalk Closure NEW
Beginning on Monday, October 27, 2014, a private contractor will be performing work at 801 W. Chisholm Street on the northeast corner of Ninth Avenue and Chisholm Street.

For the safety of the workmen and the public, the adjacent sidewalk and parking stalls will be closed during this work. Barricades and signage will be present to guide pedestrians around the work area.

This work is expected to last three days, unless construction or weather delays occur.

Leaf and Plant Material Reminder NEW
The City reminds owners or occupants of any premise, that pushing, placing, or depositing any weeds, plant material, grass, leaves, or vegetation from any private or public land into theright-of-way of any street, alley, or highway within the City is a violation of City Ordinance 102-71.

This time of year many residents and businesses within the City take the time to rake leaves and pull dead or dying plants from their property. This material cannot be raked or deposited in the right-of-way of any street or alley. The City street sweepers cannot handle the volumes that get deposited in the street curb line, delaying sweeping activities. The leaves also causes clogging of catch basins, leading to the possibility of flooding during a thaw. Click here to read more.......

Parking Lots and First Ave Resurfacing NEW
On Monday, October 20, 2014, at 9 p.m., both parking lots at the intersection of 3rd and Lockwood will be closed in preparation for the resurfacing project.

Beginning on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, the City's Contractor will pulverize the surface of both lots as well as First Avenue from Water Street to the Armory parking lot. 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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