News Headlines and Public Service Announcements
  • ANNOUNCEMENT: Compost Site Opening - 2 Days only
  • On Monday, November 24th, and Tuesday, November 25th, the City compost site will be made available for drop off of leaves and brush. It will be open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. both days. Please note that the site will be open from the Wright Street entrance only for this extended drop off.
  • ANNOUNCEMENT:Office Closing Announcement
  • The Marquette Board of Light and Power Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28, 2014 in observance of the the Thanksgiving Holiday.
  • ANNOUNCEMENT: Marquette Board of Light and Power Regular Board Meeting Change: Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 5:30pm
  • At the November 12, 2014 Regular Board Meeting, Marquette Board of Light and Power Board of Directors voted to change the Regular Board Meeting scheduled on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 to Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the MBLP's Main Office, 2200 Wright St., Marquette, MI 49855
  • ANNOUNCEMENT:SECTION OF LAKESHORE BOULEVARD TO REMAIN CLOSED
  • Lakeshore Boulevard between Wright Street and Hawley Street will remain closed until further notice. The road was closed during a Nov. 11 storm, which sent large waves and pieces of the shoreline rock barrier into the roadway. That closure was the third in nine weeks.
    • City staff has determined the shoreline revetment has been seriously degraded and compromised, and the road sub-surface and near-road shoreline has been seriously weakened and damaged;
    • Ongoing and anticipated winter weather conditions are expected to cause additional damage and impacts which will diminish the ability of the remaining barrier to protect the road;
    • Extensive flooding along Lakeshore Boulevard into adjoining areas has accelerated erosion, and is degrading groundwater and stormwater management
    The City has reached out to Federal, State, and local partners seeking emergency support, and is working towards prompt resolution.
  • ANNOUNCEMENT:PRESQUE ISLE PARK ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING LOCATION CHANGE
  • The Presque Isle Park Advisory Committee meeting scheduled in the Citizen’s Forum for Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m. has been relocated to be held in City Hall Room 103, located at 300 W. Baraga Avenue.
  • ANNOUNCEMENT:CITY OF MARQUETTE OFFICES CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
  • City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue; the Municipal Service Center, 850 W. Baraga Avenue; the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library); and Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Avenue, will be closed on Nov. 27 and 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works will remain fully operational during this time.
  • Recognition of Service
  • The City of Marquette would like to thank the following individuals for their service on volunteer advisory boards and committees: Michael Conley, Harbor Advisory Committee, 09/10/12–11/11/14; David Carlson, Peter White Public Library Board, 05/02/12–11/10/14; Peter Frazier, Presque Isle Park Advisory Committee, 01/25/10–11/16/14; and John DePetro, Traffic-Parking Advisory Board, 01/13/14–11/11/14.
  • MACC: Call to Artists
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is seeking instructors, musicians and artists interested in scheduling workshops, performances and exhibits for the 2015 Winter and Spring schedule.
  • UM-Dearborn’s iLabs’ eCities Research Recognizes Marquette for Developing a Positive Entrepreneurial Climate
  • Marquette has been recognized for its work to foster entrepreneurial growth and economic development in the annual eCities study conducted by researchers at iLabs, University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research. Marquette was honored as a four-star community along with 32 other communities across the state.
  • BLP Regular Board Meeting Date Change
  • At the November 12, 2014 Regular Board Meeting, Marquette Board of Light and Power Board of Directors voted to change the Regular Board Meeting scheduled on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 to Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the MBLP’s Main Office, 2200 Wright St., Marquette, Ml 49855.
  • Bagged Leaf Collection to Resume Friday
  • The bagged leaf collection will resume Friday, Nov. 14. Please have bags that were previously placed curbside removed from the snow bank and made visible. Bags not previously placed curbside may be placed curbside on the snow bank or driveway apron prior to Friday’s collection. This will conclude the City curbside collection for this year. The compost site will be made available for drop off of leaves and brush weather permitting. Hours and dates for drop off will be announced at a later date. Please note that the site will be open from the Wright Street entrance only for this extended drop off.