News Headlines and Public Service Announcements
  • Lakeview Arena ice season ends
  • Lakeview Arena has officially ended the 2016-2017 ice season. All ice has been removed. Dry floor activities and events on both the Russell and Olson arenas will be announced shortly. Please call the Lakeview Arena office for additional information.
  • March 23 MBRA meeting canceled
  • The regular meeting of the Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority scheduled for March 23 has been canceled due to a lack of quorum. The next regular meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April, 27 at 8 a.m. in Room 103 of City Hall, located at 300 W. Baraga Ave.
  • Public Art Task Force meeting on March 23
  • A special meeting of the Public Art Task Force has been scheduled for Thursday, March 23 at 4:30 p.m. This assembly replaces a meeting that was canceled earlier in the month due to a lack of quorum. The meeting will take place in the Wave Room of the Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library, at 217 N. Front Street in Marquette.
  • Promotional fund/fee waiver applications due
  • Applications for 2017-2018 Promotional Funds and Discount Fee Waivers must be received or postmarked by March 31.
  • Sister city group seeking delegates
  • The Marquette Area Sister Cities Partnership is looking for residents interested in being a part of the Japanese delegation.
  • Planning Commission meeting canceled
  • The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 21 has been canceled due to lack of business. The Planning Commission usually meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month, and the public is welcome to attend these meetings.
  • PWPL Board of Trustees Space Planning Work Session
  • The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees will be holding a Space Planning Work Session on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the Library.
  • DDA Forum
  • The Marquette Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will host a public forum on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at The Casa Calabria, 1106 North Third Street, Marquette, MI 49855. The purpose of the forum is to gather input on the 2018 Marquette Marathon and the North Third Street bike lane. No official business will be conducted.
  • Marinas Seasonal Slip Agreements
  • The 2017 Marinas Seasonal Slip Agreements have been mailed to the 2016 seasonal slip holders on March 14, 2017. Payments will be accepted beginning March 14, 2017 through April 17, 2017 at the Community Services Parks and Recreation Office located at Lakeview Arena.
  • Closure of Washington Street
  • Washington Street will be closed between Front Street and Third Street on Friday, March 17 from 10:00 a.m. through midnight for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

    Traffic will be detoured to Bluff Street.
  • Call to High School Artists
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center will host the fifth annual High School Art Show in April in the SmallWorks Gallery and LSAA Gallery of the MACC located at 217 N. Front Street in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. Any high school age student (this includes those that are homeschooled) living in Marquette County may enter a piece for this non-juried show. Any medium is welcome, including paint, ceramics, drawing, mixed media and video.
  • Fifth Annual High School Art Show
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center will host original artwork by high school aged students in Marquette County in both the LSAA Gallery and the SmallWorks Gallery located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library, at 217 N. Front Street in Marquette. This fifth annual show is an opportunity for the community to see the local youth talent and for the students to present what they’ve achieved during the academic year.

    The shows will be running from April 6 to 28 and there will be an artist reception on Thursday, April 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be provided.
  • City of Marquette Utility Bills to Contain Milkweed Seeds
  • The City of Marquette’s utility bill mailings in March and April will contain packets of Common Milkweed seeds for planting by city residents. The packets, provided by the Superior Watershed Partnership, include a card with easy to follow planting instructions.

    Area residents who don’t receive the mailing can pick up seed packets at the Superior Watershed Partnership office, located in Presque Isle Park at 2 Peter White Drive. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Seed packets will be available throughout the month of April.
  • Update on Hospital Transportation Improvements
  • The Marquette Hospital Transportation Improvements Project is currently being advertised for bids for reconstruction of the US-41 corridor and adjacent local streets upgrades. Bids for this project are due on March 24. Bids will be reviewed for bidding requirements and accuracy.

    It is anticipated that the City Commission at the April 10 regular meeting will approve the contractor for this project as recommended by the City Manager and staff.

    The project is anticipated to start in late April. The start will be based on the City receiving all the documents required from the contractor to begin construction, as well as securing purchase agreements for property acquisition. The project will be phased to minimize disruptions to the public.

    Weekly updates will be provided by the City on the project such as; progress, traffic changes/ detours, and other areas of interest on the website at
  • Board of Review meeting scheduled
  • The City's Board of Review will meet on Monday, March 13, from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    The board will also meet on Tuesday, March 14, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    Both meetings will take place in City Commission Chambers at City Hall, located at 300 W. Baraga Ave.
  • Trails Master Plan available for review
  • The Trails Master Plan for the City of Marquette is available for the public to view at City Hall, in the offices of the Clerk and the City Manager, as well as at the Lakeview Arena – Parks & Recreation office. The plan will also be available on the City’s website, Questions or comments regarding the plan can be sent to or comments can be submitted by calling the Parks & Recreation office.
  • Seasonal launch permits available March 6
  • Beginning March 6, the City of Marquette will require 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 Avenue and at the City Treasurer’s office located at 300 W. Baraga Avenue. Seasonal launch permits will also be available at Cinder Pond Marina and Presque Isle Marina offices beginning May 6. The cost is $60 per seasonal launch permit, and $15 for an additional launch permit (restrictions apply).

    Daily launch permits are $6 and are available in the red launch boxes located at Cinder Pond and Presque Isle Marinas.
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