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  • Community Master Plan Draft Available
  • The City of Marquette Planning Commission is pleased to provide an amended Community Master Plan draft document for public review. The draft may be viewed in person in City Hall, in the Peter White Public Library, in Northern Michigan University's Lydia Olsen Library and at the Marquette Downtown Development Authority offices. The draft is also available online here.

    For more, information, click here.
  • Recognition of Volunteer Service
  • The City of Marquette would like to thank the following individual for their service on volunteer advisory boards and committees: Devon Pickens, Sister City Advisory Committee, 11/29/10 - 04/01/15
  • Superior Trade Zone Approved
  • A state board has signed off on a plan for local governments in Marquette and Delta counties, including the City of Marquette, to join forces to provide business incentives in a coordinated way.

    The Michigan Strategic Fund board gave its blessing to the creation of the Superior Trade Zone, which becomes the state's sixth Next Michigan Development Corporation (NMDC). NMDCs are regionally based economic development entities provided for under state law.

    To learn more, click here.
  • Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Third Street Plans
  • The City of Marquette has successfully obtained assistance for the implementation of a "Lighter Quicker Cheaper" placemaking project along the Third Street Corridor.

    The “Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper” approach is based on taking incremental steps, using low-cost experiments, and tapping into local talents (e.g. citizens, entrepreneurs, developers, artists, university, and city staff). These smaller-scale projects are being implemented in a variety of environments, including on streets, squares, and even parking lots, and range from art on street benches to construction of "parklets" to facilitate outdoor dining.

    A public meeting to discuss the project will be held at 9 a.m. March 30 in the Marquette Commons.

    For more information, click here.
  • May Exhbits Announced for Arts and Culture Center
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center ass announced its May exhibition: The 39th LSAA Annual Members’ Show. This show is a collection of mixed medias by members of the Lake Superior Art Association.

    The SmallWorks Gallery will also feature a display by Lake Superior Youth Theatre. This exhibit will include costumes from favorite musicals, props and photos.

    The shows will be running from May 5 to 29 and there will be a closing artist reception in conjunction with the 19th Annual Art Awards held on Friday, May 15, from 6 to 7 p.m.

    For more information, click here.
  • All-America City Quilt to be Displayed
  • An upcoming quilt display will commemorate Marquette's 2014 selection as a finalist for the title of All-America City. The quilt, which includes squares commemorating each of the 23 finalists for the National Civic League's award, will be on display in Marquette from April 6 through April 11. The quilt will be on display in Alley Kat's Quilt Shop, located at 623 W. Washington St., and at the Peter White Public Library, located at 217 N. Front St.

    For more information, click here.
  • City Offices Closed for Good Friday
  • City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue; the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Avenue; the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library); and the Municipal Service Center, 850 W. Baraga Avenue, will be closed on Friday, April 3, in observance of Good Friday. Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time.
  • Board of Review Special Meeting Scheduled
  • The March Board of Review will meet on Monday, March 30 at 10 a.m., in Room 103 of City Hall, located at 300 West Baraga Avenue. This meeting is to sign documents only.
  • AARP Tax Assistance Offered
  • The Marquette Senior Center will be hosting AARP Tax Assistance Clinics on Tuesdays and Fridays through April 7. If you need to file State and Federal Income Taxes, or have questions about the Homestead Property Tax Credit and/or the Home Heating Credit, AARP volunteers will be available by appointment at the Marquette Senior Center. Please call 228-0456 to schedule an appointment.
  • Annual Art Awards Set for May 15
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center invites the community to attend the 19th Annual Art Awards, where outstanding individuals in our community will be honored. The awards will be held in the MACC, in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front St. on Friday, May 15, 2015. For more information click here.
  • BLP Offices Closed for Good Friday
  • The Marquette Board of Light and Power offices will be closed on Friday, April 3, in observance of Good Friday. In an emergency, please call 228-0300.
  • Park Cemetery Closed
  • Park Cemetery is closed until further notice, due to inclement weather.
  • First Thursday Series: Thorburn-Morelock-Crane
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center presents Thorburn-Morelock-Crane on Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free concert held in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library, at 217 N. Front St. in Marquette. For more information, click here.
  • Downtown Spring Open Twisted Tea Off
  • The second annual Downtown Spring Open Twisted Tea Off, an indoor miniature golf tournament, will be held on Saturday, April 25, from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. in Marquette's Downtown District. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Janzen House, a non-profit organization that offers transitional housing for male residents of Marquette County. Teams of four will compete for cash and prizes as they travel from hole to hole throughout Marquette's Downtown District.
  • City Election Nominating Petitions Due April 21
  • The Marquette City Clerk's Office is accepting nominations for the City elective offices which will be filled this year. There will be two vacancies on the Marquette City Commission, and two vacancies on the Marquette Board of Light and Power. Packets containing nominating petition forms, the required certificates and information sheets are available in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette. The deadline for filing nominating petitions is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21.
  • Seasonal Launch Permits Available for Purchase
  • The City of Marquette requires all boaters to obtain a launch permit to launch a boat at either Cinder Pond or Presque Isle Marinas.

    Seasonal launch permits are available for purchase at the Lakeview Arena Parks & Recreation office, located at 401 E. Fair Ave. and at the City of Marquette Treasurer’s office located at 300 W. Baraga Ave. Seasonal launch permits will also be available at Cinder Pond Marina and Presque Isle Marina offices beginning May 1. The cost is $50 per seasonal launch permit, and $12 for an additional launch permit (restrictions apply).

    Daily launch permits are $5 and are available in the red launch boxes located at Cinder Pond and Presque Isle Marinas.
  • Planning Commission Special Meeting Cancelled
  • The special meeting on Tuesday, March 10 at 6 p.m., has been cancelled due to lack of quorum. The next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, March 17 at 6 p.m., in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, located at 300 W. Baraga Avenue.
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