News Headlines and Public Service Announcements
  • Recognition of Service
  • The City of Marquette would like to thank the following individual for their service on a volunteer advisory commission: Joseph Scanlan, Planning Commission, 1/13/14 – 10/8/14.
  • Marquette Housing Commission Board Meeting Changes
  • The Marquette Housing Commission has cancelled the regular November Board meeting. The December Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 5:15 p.m. in the Conference Room at Pine Ridge Apartments, located at 316 Pine Street.
  • NEWSFLASH: Hospital Relocation Project
  • The new Duke Lifepoint (DLP) Hospital Project has been underway since late 2011, including many specific activities that culminated in a Memorandum of Understanding between the City and DLP signed during September, 2014. The project has a complex background, and as a result, many different considerations led up to City Commission endorsement based upon Federal, State, Local, and public issues and requirements.
    The project is based upon the use of State of Michigan Brownfield redevelopment incentives that will pay for required municipal improvements - including road realignment and other infrastructure considerations; relocation of the existing Municipal Service Center; as well as support to DLP regarding site preparation needs.
    There is a wealth of information available, and active public interest is welcomed and encouraged. In order to ensure interested parties remain well-informed, the City Manager provided a statement during the October 27, 2014 City Commission meeting to illustrate key references considered over the past several years that referenced the following information - otherwise available in the public domain or through the archives of the Marquette City Commission - and by no means inclusive or extensive. Interested parties are encouraged to conduct their own research, or otherwise contact the City Manager of members of the City Commission in the event of further interest:
  • NEWSFLASH: Ordinance #608
  • An ordinance to amend the Marquette City Code, Chapter 46, TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES; Article V. Truck Traffic
  • December Exhibits
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its December Main Gallery exhibition: Tectonic Perceptions by artist Brian Kakas. Kakas is an Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Northern Michigan University. He received his Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from the University of Notre Dame and his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Montana. Kakas has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in China, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Romania and the United States. This installation is an exploration between traditional and contemporary ceramic arts. The SmallWorks Gallery will feature paintings by local artist, Karen Jilbert. Jilbert is a member of the Lake Superior Art Association, Bay Area Art Association, International Society of Experimental Artists and Zero Degrees Artist Cooperative. Jilbert explores different mediums including oils, stained glass, porcelain painting, fabric art, watercolor and acrylics. The shows will be running from Dec. 1 to Jan. 4 and there will be an artist reception on Thursday, Dec. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Planning Commission Work Session
  • The City of Marquette Planning Commission will hold a work session on Tuesday, Oct. 28th, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Room 103 of City Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to work on future land use maps and zoning recommendations for the update of the Community Master Plan.
  • Granite Street Lift Station Replacement
  • Beginning on Monday, Oct. 27, the City of Marquette will be replacing a lift station located at the end of Granite Street. The project will result in limited access to driveways located at the end of Granite Street. This project is expected to be completed on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Please use caution when in the area.
  • Advisory Committee Openings
  • Marquette residents have the opportunity to get involved in the community by serving on a number of different City boards and committees, many of which have current openings. Click on the link above for a list of openings.
  • The Downtown Late Fall Farmers Market
  • The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market season will continue on Saturdays, rain or shine, at the Marquette Commons through December 20, 2014. Beginning November 1, the time will change to 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Late Fall Market will consist of a variety of vendors each week. The market will feature: meat; eggs; maple syrup; honey; jam; baked goods and mixes; jam and late season produce. Choose from a large selection of the freshest small farm produced food to fill your freezer; pantry and holiday tables. Locally made wine; bean to bar chocolate and locally roasted coffee will be available for those looking for something a little more indulgent. Additionally, one can find local artisans featuring gift quality handmade soaps and body care items; wooden toys, utensils and crafts; hand crafted knives and jewelry; along with a wide variety of goods made from wool, paper, leather and glass. The Downtown Marquette Late Fall Farmers Market is cash only. Hoophouses for Health voucher will be accepted by qualified farmers as well. For more information regarding the market please visit Questions can be directed to Myra Zyburt, Market Manager at 906-362-3276 or
  • Holiday Light Up Third Street and Downtown
  • The Marquette Downtown Development Authority is extending an invitation to all local businesses, organizations, musicians and bands to enter a decorated float, vehicle or marching unit in the fourth annual "Winter Snow Fun" Holiday Parade, scheduled for Thursday, December 4. This downtown tradition complementing the City's annual tree lighting ceremony features all of the traditional trappings of the holiday season, including sleigh bells, colored lights and the jolly man himself.The parade will begin at 6 p.m. on North Third Street and will conclude at the Marquette Commons, the site of the tree lighting ceremony. There is no cost to participate. If interested in participating or sponsoring the Holiday Parade, contact the Downtown Development Authority at (906) 228-9475 beforeTuesday, November 25.
  • Pet Licenses and Off Leash Area Permits
  • The City Clerk’s office will not be selling Pet Licenses or Off Leash Area Permits from Oct. 27 through Nov. 7 due to preparations and conduction of the Nov. 4 general election. Please purchase your licenses and off leash permits prior to Oct. 27 or after Nov. 7. Most local Veterinarians and the County Clerk’s Office also sell dog licenses. To purchase a pet license you will need the paperwork from the veterinarian proving the animal has been vaccinated.
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