News Headlines and Public Service Announcements
  • September/October Marquette Matters
  • The Marquette Matters newsletter for September/October 2014 has arrived. Click on the link above to check it out!
  • Marquette to Host Michigan Municipal League Convention
  • The City of Marquette will be hosting the Michigan Municipal League annual convention in Marquette Oct. 14-17. Attendance is expected to be in excess of 500 municipal officials and family members. The City of Marquette on Wednesday, Oct. 15, will be holding the Host City Reception. This will be an opportunity to showcase the City and welcome convention attendees. The city is in need of sponsors for the reception. Sponsorship and attendance at the Host City Reception will allow businesses to explain their products or services to hundreds of municipal officials from throughout the state. Please contact Pat Black at the Marquette County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 228-7749 or the City Manager’s office at 228-0435 for information on sponsorship at the convention.
  • Traffic Disruptions Due to Street Milling
  • Beginning Thursday, Sept. 4, various streets in the City of Marquette will experience traffic disruptions due to street milling activities by Payne & Dolan, Inc. The public is advised to be aware of all flagging, detours, advisory signing, and traffic control devices and to use caution when traveling through these areas. The contractor’s tentative schedule is detailed below, though weather events may delay and change these dates.
  • Cleveland Avenue Street Closure
  • Beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, Cleveland Avenue will be closed to through traffic due to sanitary sewer lateral and curbing repairs. Cleveland Avenue will be closed to through traffic from Lincoln Avenue to Sheridan Avenue. This road closure is anticipated to last a few days. The public is advised to be aware of all flagging, detours, advisory signing and traffic control devices and to use caution when traveling through this area. Smith Construction, Inc. is the general subcontractor for this project. The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during the construction process.
  • Compost Site Closed for Labor Day
  • The City of Marquette Compost drop-off site located at the old Cliffs Dow site, off of Lakeshore Boulevard, will be closed on Saturday, August 30 and Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day. The site will reopen on Wednesday, September 3. Hours are 3 to 7 p.m.
  • End of Beach Season
  • Regular waterfront lifeguard service at Marquette’s beaches will terminate on Monday, September 1 at 7 p.m. The City beaches will be posted “no lifeguard on duty” on Tuesday, September 2. Depending on weather and personnel availability; lifeguards may be posted during September weekends. During the month of September the Marquette Fire Department will continue to post beachfront advisory flags, however the public is reminded that they enter the water at their own risk. The Marquette Fire Department urges the public to exercise caution and common sense in and around the beach areas. Beach flags are updated daily and can be viewed on the City’s website at www.mqtcty.org then click on the waterfront safety tab on the left.
  • Bluff Street Road Closure
  • Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Bluff Street will be closed to through traffic due to sanitary sewer lateral repairs. Bluff Street will be closed to through traffic intermittently from Seventh Street to Fourth Street. This road closure is anticipated to last two weeks. The public is advised to be aware of all flagging, detours, advisory signing and traffic control devices and to use caution when traveling through this area. Smith Construction, Inc. is the general subcontractor for this project. The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during the construction process.
  • Fair Avenue Street Closure
  • Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Fair Avenue will be closed to through traffic due to sanitary sewer lateral repairs. Fair Avenue will be closed to through traffic from Eighth Street to Northrop Street. This road closure is anticipated to last a week. The public is advised to be aware of all flagging, detours, advisory signing, and traffic control devices and to use caution when traveling through this area. Smith Construction, Inc. is the general subcontractor for this project. The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during the construction process.
  • City Hall Winter Hours to Begin
  • City Hall winter hours will begin on September 2. Offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The City police department is not affected by this change.
  • Offices Closed for Labor Day
  • City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue; the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Avenue; the Municipal Service Center, 850 W. Baraga Avenue; and the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library) will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of Labor Day. The Fire and Police Departments will remain open and staffed during this time. There will be no change in the garbage pickup schedule. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2, City Hall offices will resume open hours of 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. These hours will remain in effect through next spring.
  • Annual Marquette Marathon
  • The annual Marquette Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k and Kids’ Fun Run will be held August 29 and 30. The Friday, August 29 Kids’ Fun Run begins at 7 p.m. and the 5k race at 7:30 p.m. The Saturday, August 30 marathon and half marathon begin west of the City limits and enter the City on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. Runners are expected to arrive within the City limits at 8:30 a.m. and follow the Heritage trail to McClellan Avenue, then continue on the multi-use path to Lakeshore Boulevard.
  • Code Michigan Comes to Marquette
  • Software developers are invited to participate in the state’s Code Michigan event this October for an opportunity to build mobile and web applications and win cash prizes. “Code Michigan is an exciting opportunity for civic-minded developers and designers to help reinvent Michigan’s government by creating mobile and web apps for the public good,” said David Behen, director of the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) and state chief information officer. “I’m really looking forward to seeing what our competitors develop this year.” Code Michigan, a free “civic coding event, is scheduled to begin on Friday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. and run through Sunday, Oct. 5, at 5 p.m. at three locations across the state – at the Grand Circus in Detroit and The Stream Center in Newaygo in the Lower Peninsula, and on the campus of Northern Michigan University in Marquette in the Upper Peninsula.
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