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  • State Tax Commission Conducting Assessments
  • The State Tax Commission (STC) has contracted with Tax Management Associates (TMA) to conduct an Audit of Minimum Assessing Requirements (AMAR) reviews statewide for any local unit that has not recently been reviewed. The County you reside in has been selected for the 2014/2015 audit. As part of the AMAR review, TMA will be conducting record card inspections on a sample of properties within your local assessing unit. TMA staff will be working in teams of two, and each team lead will be equipped with a State of Michigan Contractor ID badge which will be displayed at all times.

    TMA staff will not be required to enter the residence of a homeowner, but may interview the homeowner if they are home at the time of the inspection. Questions may be asked of the homeowner about some of the interior features of the home.

    For more information, and to review a list of frequently asked questions, please click here.
  • Marina Boat Launch Closing for Construction
  • Effective Monday, July 27 the Upper Harbor Presque Isle Marina boat launch will be closed for construction of the new launch and parking lot. The launch will be closed until the completion of the project. The project is anticipated to be complete in late September. During this time anyone wishing to launch on Lake Superior in Marquette should use the launch at the Cinder Pond Marina in Lower Harbor.

    This project is funded through a grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Waterways Commission with a 50 percent City match.
  • Holiday Art Sale Applications Available
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its 2015 Holiday Art Sale, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This holiday sale is open to all media: painting, photography, fibers, glass, jewelry, metals, wearable art, etc. Artwork for sale must be made by the artist. This is a juried show that will not accept any kit, import, country craft or resale items. Applications are available online or can be picked up at the MACC, located at 217 N Front Street in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.

    For more information, click here.
  • Main Flushing Begins in Mountain Tank District
  • Beginning Wednesday, July 22, the City of Marquette Water Department will be flushing water mains in the Mountain Tank Pressure District until approximately Monday, August 31. Mountain Tank Pressure District includes residents south of Baraga Avenue and west of U.S. 41. Residents may experience cloudy water and minimal water disruptions during this time. Please let the water run until it is clear prior to usage.
  • MFD to 'Fill the Boot' This Friday, Saturday
  • The City of Marquette Fire Department will be participating in the annual “Fill the Boot” fundraising drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

    Firemen will be raising funds at the following days and times in the following street intersections:

    Friday, July 24, 2 to 6 p.m.
    McClellan and Cleveland Avenues
    Third Street and Hewitt Avenue
    Front and Washington Streets

    Saturday, July 25, 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Third Street and Hewitt Avenue
    Front and Washington Street
    Fair Avenue and Pine Street

    These street intersections will be open to traffic and drivers are asked to exercise caution.
  • Main Street Tower Repairs Scheduled
  • Repairs to the Main Street Stair Tower, located adjacent to the North Main Street Parking Lot, are scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 18, 2015. Repairs, which include re-caulking, re-glazing and soffit work, are expected to be completed on Saturday. Every effort will be made to maintain access during this period; however, access may be limited at times.
  • CORRECTION: Presque Isle Guided Tour Scheduled
  • To celebrate the City of Marquette’s Parks and Recreation month, there will be a guided walk around beautiful Presque Isle Park on Tuesday, July 21 , at 10 a.m.

    Karl Zueger, Director of Community Services/Parks and Recreation will lead the walkers while offering commentary and interesting information about this unique jewel of the Upper Peninsula.

    Walkers are asked to meet at 10 a.m. in the Presque Isle Marina Parking lot.
  • LDFA Meeting Scheduled
  • The Local Development Finance Authority Board will hold a regular meeting on Monday, July 20 at 4 p.m. in City Hall Room 103.

    All future regular meetings of the LDFA will be conducted at 4 p.m. instead of 8:30 a.m. as previously scheduled.
  • Commission to Take Housing Commission Tour
  • The Marquette City Commission will be participating in a facility tour of the Marquette Housing Commission. No official business of the City will be conducted.

    The tour will begin on Tuesday, July 21, at 3 p.m. at the Pine Ridge Apartments, 316 Pine Street.
  • Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled
  • The regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting for July 21 has been cancelled due to a lack of business.
  • Pickle Ball, Floor Hockey Sessions Held
  • Drop in sessions for Pickle Ball and Floor Hockey will begin on Friday, July 17 and continue through September 11 at Lakeview Arena. All equipment is provided, but extra protective equipment is recommended for Floor Hockey.

    For more information, click here.
  • Sewer Televising to Begin
  • Beginning the week of Monday, July 21, various areas in the City of Marquette will experience traffic disruptions due to cleaning and televising of the City’s sanitary sewer mains.

    Upper Peninsula Rubber Co. will be performing the work at various locations throughout the City. The public is advised to use caution when traveling through these areas and to be aware of all traffic control. Work will be continuing for the next three weeks.
  • Senior Tennis Classes Scheduled
  • The Marquette Senior Center, partnering with U.P. SportsPlex, is offering Beginning Tennis Lessons to area seniors.

    This instructional three-session course will cover the basic fundamentals of tennis, including proper racket handling, serving, forehand/ backhand movements and volleying.

    Classes will be held on Tuesdays, Aug. 4, 11 and 18, and will run from 11 a.m. to noon. Cost is $30.

    Two classes will be held on the indoor tennis court at the U.P. SportsPlex, located at 1110 Wright Street, with the last class played on a local outdoor court (weather permitting).

    To register, or for more information, please contact the Marquette Senior Center at 228-0456.
  • BLP Work Session Scheduled
  • The Marquette Board of Light and Power will conduct a work sessionto review and discuss the Fiscal Year 2015-16 budget on Tuesday, July 21. The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the board room of the BLP's main office, located at 2200 Wright Street in Marquette.
  • Traffic Delays Possible due to Hiawatha Crowds
  • From Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19 traffic on Sugar Loaf Avenue near the Tourist Park entrance will be subject to temporary disruption to allow pedestrians to cross the street for activities related to the annual Hiawatha Music Festival. Motorists are asked to be aware of pedestrians in the street and to obey the instructions of the on-site traffic regulators.
  • July 20 ASAC Meeting Cancelled
  • The July 20, 2015 meeting of the Aging Services Advisory Committee has been canceled due to a lack of quorum.
  • FY 2016 CFO Forecast
  • The city of Marquette's fiscal year 2016 budget process kicked off this month with a presentation of the CFO Forecast. The CFO Forecast, presented during the Marquette City Commission's July 6 work session, is intended to set parameters and provide guidance during the preparation of the coming budget. A copy of the CFO Forecast can be found by clicking the link above.
  • Community Art Project to Visit Marquette
  • Why I Love Michigan (WILM) will visit Marquette on Monday, July 13, and will be on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front Street. This traveling, statewide community art project is free and open to all ages.

    WILM invites people to express why they love Michigan by decorating blank postcards with words and images. All materials will be provided. This program is presented by The AartWorks Project based in Ann Arbor. The AartWorks Project mobile studio has visited over 27 cities throughout the state. Postcards created in Marquette will join the thousands of others and be assembled into one large art installation set to be exhibited during Art Prize in Grand Rapids later this year.

    For more information about WILM, visit
  • Bike Lanes to be Implemented Along Third Street
  • The City of Marquette will be moving forward with the implementation of the Third Street Corridor Sustainable Development Plan in the coming weeks through the establishment of a dedicated bike lane and "sharrow" markings that will provide for safer multiple use of the street by bicycles and motor vehicles.

    To learn more about the project, click here.
  • Annual Hydrant Testing Scheduled
  • The Marquette Fire Department will be conducting its annual fire hydrant testing in the City of Marquette starting Monday July 13 and continuing through Sept. 1.

    This year’s test area will be located from McClellan Ave. to the City’s west boundary and north and south to the City limits. Fire Department officials ask that drivers use caution when approaching flowing hydrants and working firefighters. Homeowners may notice slightly discolored water for a short period of time during testing in their area.

    The Marquette Fire Department thanks you in advance for your cooperation and understanding. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the fire department at 225-8936.
  • Pavement Marking Begins
  • Beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14, P.K. Contracting and their subcontractor, Advanced Pavement Marking, will be striping and painting traffic markings throughout the City of Marquette. Work will be coordinated during those times of low traffic volumes, such as mid-morning, mid-afternoon, evening, and during the night. Work will be done without any road closures and the public is urged to use extreme caution and follow all warning signs, lane shifts and other traffic control measures. This project is expected to be complete by the end of August.

    The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during this process.
  • Presque Isle Power Outage Set for Thursday
  • A power outage is scheduled to occur at Presque Isle Park on Thursday, July 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. The power outage is due to relocating a power pole servicing the Presque Isle Marina boat launch.

    Access to the boat launch, marina and park will not be affected during the outage. This outage is outside the normal hours of the marina, but slips will not have power. Public restrooms will not be available during this time.
  • PIPAC Meeting Cancelled
  • The Presque Isle Park Advisory Committee meeting originally scheduled for July 8 has been cancelled due to a lack of quorum. All items will be moved to the agenda for the regularly scheduled meeting of Aug. 12.
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