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Streets closed for auto show August 2017
The following streets will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19 for a classic car show:

-Third Street from Ohio Street to Park Street
-Hewitt Avenue, Prospect Street and Crescent Street between Front and Fourth streets
   
Phase 3 work begins on Fair Avenue August 2017
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, Fair Avenue between Woodland Avenue west to the City limits will be closed to through traffic for Phase 3 reconstruction work. This is the last phase of the project. This phase is expected to last three weeks. The Fair Avenue work will detour traffic to McClellan Avenue, Wright Street and Ontario Avenue. The public is advised to use caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for construction, detour and advisory signing.
   
2018 budget meetings August 2017
The Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 for the City of Marquette is available on the City’s website www.mqtcty.org/budget.php. Hard copies are available for public viewing at the City Clerk’s office in City Hall, at 300 W. Baraga Avenue and at Peter White Public Library. Budget meetings are scheduled for Aug. 16, 21, 23 and 30.
   
Genesee closure, traffic disruptions August 2017
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, Oberstar, Inc. will be removing partial sections of curbing and proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral replacement on Genesee Street between Division and Altamont streets. This work is the prerequisite for the curbing replacement and milling/overlaying for this street. This work will be done with intermediate road closures and the public is urged to use extreme caution and follow all warning signs, lane shifts and other traffic control measures. The work is expected to last two weeks. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay activities.
   
Presque Isle - phases 2 and 3 start August 2017
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, Presque Isle Avenue at the Fair Avenue intersection will be closed to through traffic for Phase 2 and 3 reconstruction work. It is expected this intersection will be closed for approximately one week. With this work completed, a temporary bypass road will be available to allow traffic to travel through this intersection on the south side of Fair Avenue to Third Street.
   
Trash to Treasure weekend scheduled August 2017
City of Marquette residents are invited and encouraged to participate in the community-wide “Trash to Treasure Weekend” beginning Friday, August 25 at 5 p.m. through Sunday, August 27 at 5 p.m. The purpose of the program is to provide a venue for the recycling of reusable household items such as furniture, lamps, electronics and other working household items. The program is designed to increase awareness in recycling by creating an alternative means of reusing items that would otherwise end up in the landfill. For guidelines, click here.
   
Baraga Avenue closure August 2017
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, Oberstar, Inc. will be replacing sanitary sewer laterals on the 200 block of West Baraga Avenue. The work along the block will be done in sections to minimize parking disruptions along the street. This work is the prerequisite for the milling/overlaying for this street. The work will be done with the road closed to through traffic between Fourth and Third streets. The public is urged to use extreme caution and follow all warning signs, detour signs and other traffic control measures. This work is expected to be completed in on week. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay activities.
   
MAWTAB meeting rescheduled August 2017
The Marquette Areas Wastewater Treatment Advisory Board meeting has been rescheduled from Thursday, Aug. 17 to Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 10:00 a.m.
   
Phase 3 begins in Wilson Street work August 2017
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, Wilson Street between Grove Street and McClellan Avenue (M553) will be closed to through traffic for Phase 3 reconstruction work. This is the last of three phases. This phase is expected to last four weeks. In addition, Forest Park Drive will be closed to through traffic due to the work on the intersection at Wilson Street.
   
Crack sealing to disrupt traffic August 2017
Beginning Monday, Aug. 14, various streets in the City of Marquette will experience traffic disruptions due to crack sealing activities on our city streets by JCS, Inc. The public is advised to be aware of all flagging and traffic control devices and to use caution when traveling through areas requiring this process. The contractor will be starting at the north end of the City of Marquette and working their way towards the south and from east to west.
   
Spectacle performers, volunteers needed August 2017
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces an open call to performers and volunteers for the 2017 Halloween Spectacle. On Sept. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m., performers and volunteers are invited to Queen City Arts Co-op, located at 131 E. Michigan St. in Marquette, to share their acts and talents, or to sign up to volunteer, with Halloween Spectacle Directors. All are welcome!
   
Presque Isle Avenue Phase I work begins August 2017
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 Fair Avenue from Presque Isle Avenue to Third Street will be closed to through traffic for Phase 1 reconstruction work. This is the first phase of four phases. This phase is expected to last two weeks.
   
Repairs starting on CR550 pedestrian bridge July 2017
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 31, repairs will begin on the County Road 550 pedestrian bridge that crosses the Dead River. The repairs will be accomplished by allowing half of the pathway to remain open to pedestrian and bike traffic. This project is scheduled to be substantially complete by Sept. 8.
   
Phase 2 of Fair Avenue project begins July 2017
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, July 28, Fair Avenue between Gray Avenue and Kimber Avenue will be closed to through traffic for Phase 2 reconstruction work. This is the second phase of three phases. This phase is expected to last four weeks.
   
Portion of Baraga Avenue to close July 2017
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, Baraga Avenue will be closed from Seventh Street to a point 500 feet west, to allow for the reconstruction of the street and underground utilities. This is the third phase of the Local Streets portion of the Marquette Hospital Transportation Improvements Project. This phase is scheduled to be substantially complete by mid-August.
   
New parking meters installed downtown July 2017
New on-street parking meters are being installed curbside throughout Downtown Marquette, as the Downtown Development Authority begins implementing the next phase of its strategic parking management plan. The goal of effective parking management is to regulate parking spaces in a manner that ensures a percentage of spaces are available at any given time. Parking meters help to control turnover that is vital for maximizing the potential flow of customers to the downtown district’s retail, service, and dining establishments. For more information, click here.
   
Summer tax bills mailed June 30 July 2017
Summer tax bills totaling approximately $31.2 million dollars will be mailed to Marquette City property owners on June 30. The due date for payment of City summer taxes is Sept. 14.
   
Land Development Code kick-off meeting scheduled July 2017
The City of Marquette Community Development Department, in conjunction with the Planning Commission and planning & zoning consultant McKenna Associates of Michigan, will host an open-house style kick-off meeting for the project of creating a Land Development Code for the City
   
   
HAC meeting canceled July 2017
The Harbor Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for July 18 has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items.
   
PATF meetings scheduled July 2017
The Harbor Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for July 18 has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items.
   
New parking meters installed downtown July 2017
New on-street parking meters are being installed curbside throughout Downtown Marquette, as the Downtown Development Authority begins implementing the next phase of its strategic parking management plan. The goal of effective parking management is to regulate parking spaces in a manner that ensures a percentage of spaces are available at any given time. Parking meters help to control turnover that is vital for maximizing the potential flow of customers to the downtown district’s retail, service, and dining establishments. For more information, click here.
   
Library board to hold July 18 budget meeting July 2017
The Peter White Public Library's board of trustees will hold a budget work session on Tuesday, July 18. The session is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the library's Shiras Room.
   
City Board of Review to meet July 18 July 2017
The City's Board of Review is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, July 18, at 9 a.m. in the Commission Chambers of City Hall.
   
Public Art Task Force meeting Wednesday July 2017
A meeting of the City’s Public Art Task Force will be held on Wednesday, July 12. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Arts and Culture Center, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library, at 217 N. Front St.
   
Angeli to hold office hours July 2017
Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.
   
Wright Street work continues July 2017
Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Sugarloaf Avenue between Clark Street and Wright Street and Tracy Avenue from Norwood Street to Wright Street will be closed to through traffic for Phase 2 reconstruction work. This is the second phase of eight phases. This phase is expected to last four weeks.
   
ACAC meeting rescheduled July 2017
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 6 has been rescheduled to Thursday, July 13 at 5 p.m. All meetings take place in the Lions Room in the Peter White Public Library, located at 217 N. Front Street Marquette.
   
Wilson reconstruction begins July 2017
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 6, Wilson Street, between Grove Street and Forest Park Drive, will be closed to through traffic for Phase 1 reconstruction work. This is the first phase of three phases. This phase is expected to last three weeks.
   
City polling locations changing for August Primary Election May 2017
Beginning with the Aug. 8 Primary Election, registered voters in the City of Marquette’s Precincts 3
and 5 will have a new polling location.

Voters in Precinct 3 will now vote in the Baraga Gym, located in the lower level of Marquette City
Hall, at 300 W. Baraga Ave. Voters from Precincts 1 and 2 will continue to vote in this location. The
boundaries of Precinct 3 are defined as follows: Beginning at the intersection of US - 41 and the west
city limits, then east to Washington Street, then east on Washington Street to McClellan Avenue, then
north on McClellan Avenue to Fair Avenue, then east on Fair Avenue to Lincoln Avenue, then north
on Lincoln Avenue to Wright Street, then west on Wright Street to East Avenue which is also the
west city limits, then south on the city limits to the point of beginning.

Voters in Precinct 5 will now vote in the YMCA of Marquette County, located at 1420 Pine St.
Voters from Precincts 6 and 7 will continue to vote in this location. The boundaries of Precinct 5 are
defined as follows: Beginning at the intersection of Seventh Street and Washington Street, then east
on Washington Street to Fourth Street, then south on Fourth Street to Fisher Street, then east on
Fisher Street to Front Street, then south on Front Street to the US - 41 trunk line, then east on US - 41
extended to the shoreline of Lake Superior, then north on the shoreline of Lake Superior to Ridge
Street extended, then west on Ridge Street extended and Ridge Street to High Street, then north on
High Street to Arch Street, then west on Arch Street to Front Street, then north on Front Street to Fair
Avenue, then west on Fair Avenue to Presque Isle Avenue, then south on Presque Isle Avenue to
Hewitt Avenue, then west on Hewitt Avenue to Seventh Street, then south on Seventh Street to the
point of beginning.

Voters in Precinct 4 will continue to vote at 1100 Wright Street, with the polling location now
located on the main floor of the City’s new Municipal Service Center.
   
City offices closed for 4th of July June 2017
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), will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time.
   
Parade scheduled for Tuesday June 2017
Tuesday's annual 4th of July parade will involve a handful of street closures.
   
Household rubbish site closed Tuesday June 2017
The City of Marquette Household Rubbish drop-off site located at the old Cliffs Dow site, off of Lakeshore Boulevard will be closed Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. The site will reopen Saturday, July 8. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
   
BLP offices closed for 4th June 2017
The Marquette Board of Light and Power offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
   
Compost site closed for holiday June 2017
The City of Marquette Compost drop-off site located at the old Cliffs Dow site, off of Lakeshore Boulevard, will be closed on Saturday, July 1 and Monday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day. The site will reopen Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Hours are 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
   
Superhero Run scheduled for July 1 June 2017
On Saturday, July 1, beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing through 1 p.m., the Superior Arts Youth Theater will be hosting “Superheroes on the Run”. Events will include a kids 1-mile run, a 5k run and a 10k run on the multi-use path between Lakeview Arena and Presque Isle. No roads will be closed, however the public is asked to be aware of pedestrians crossing the streets.
   
Summer tax bills mailed June 30 June 2017
Summer tax bills totaling approximately $31.2 million dollars will be mailed to Marquette City property owners on June 30. The due date for payment of City summer taxes is Sept. 14.
   
July Exhibits: Kathleen Mooney and Paula Kiesling June 2017
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its July LSAA Gallery exhibition: “Orkney Inspirations – Scotland” by Kathleen Mooney. Mooney’s paintings are exhibited in national and international art competitions, cultural centers and museums. The SmallWorks Gallery will also feature work by Paula Kiesling.
   
Minor traffic disruptions during NTN festival June 2017
From Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 26, the Noquemanon Trail Network (NTN) will be hosting a series of biking, hiking, and running events. There will be a couple of minor traffic disruptions during Saturday, including along M553 (McClellan Avenue) and no Mount Marquette Road.
   
Corpus Christi procession scheduled for June 18 June 2017
Beginning at noon on Sunday, June 18 the Diocese of Marquette will be hosting a procession. The procession will begin at noon at St. Peter’s Cathedral and proceed north on Fourth Street to St. Michael’s Church.
   
June MAWTAB meeting rescheduled June 2017
The Marquette Area Wastewater Treatment Advisory Board meeting has been rescheduled from June 15 to June 29. The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Marquette Area Wastewater Treatment Facility, located at 1930 U.S. 41 South.
   
Fair Avenue reconstruction phase 1 to begin June 12 June 2017
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, June 12, Fair Avenue between McClellan Avenue and Gray Avenue will be closed to through traffic for Phase 1 reconstruction work. This is the first of three phases. This phase is expected to last three weeks.
   
Land Development Code kick-off meeting scheduled June 2017
The City of Marquette Community Development Department, in conjunction with the Planning Commission and planning & zoning consultant McKenna Associates of Michigan, will host an open-house style kick-off meeting for the project of creating a Land Development Code for the City.
   
Portion of multi-use path to close June 5-19 June 2017
The multi-use path will be closed between Seventh Street and McClellan Avenue June 5-19 for additional work required for the placement of an overpass associated with the new hospital. During this period of the bike path closure, the public will be directed to use the sidewalk on Washington Street.


   
Plein Aire painting festival set for June 30 May 2017
The City of Marquette announces the inaugural “Fresh Coast Plein Air Painting Festival”. The festival will occur on Friday, June 30 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. A special public reception and viewing will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Iron Bay Restaurant and Drinkery. Prizes of $2,000 will be awarded, including Best of Show, First Place, Second Place, Honorable Mentions and People’s Choice.
   
Peter Yarrow to play June 30 May 2017
Hiawatha Music Cooperative and the City of Marquette announce a concert by folk music legend, Peter Yarrow, scheduled for Friday June 30. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette.
   
Changes to Rental Fire Safety Code taking effect May 2017
Changes to the City of Marquette’s Rental Fire Safety Code, as well as a new fee structure, were approved at the May 8 meeting of the Marquette City Commission. These new rules and fees take effect on Thursday, May 18. For more information, click here.
   
Big Bay Relay scheduled for May 20 April 2017
On Saturday, May 20, the Annual Big Bay Relay will once again begin in the City of Marquette, before heading north. The event will start at the Kaufman Sports Complex on Hawley Street at about 8 a.m. Participants will proceed along Hawley Street and then northerly along County Road 550. No city streets will be closed for this event, however the public is asked to use caution while driving in this area.
   
PWPL Board meeting rescheduled May 2017
The May meeting of the Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees has been rescheduled and will now begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16 in the Shiras Room of the library.
   
Water main flushing in Lincoln Tank District May 2017
Beginning Monday, May 15, the City of Marquette Water Department will be flushing water mains in the Lincoln Tank Pressure District until approximately Monday, Aug. 31. Lincoln Tank Pressure District includes residents north of Waldo Street, west of Presque Isle Avenue and east of Lincoln Avenue. Residents may experience cloudy water and minimal water disruptions during this time. Please let the water run until it is clear prior to usage.
   
Manager to hold May 10 office hours May 2017
Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.
   
Library closing early May 12 May 2017
The Peter White Public Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday May 12, closing one hour early for a special event.
   
Run, walk, bike event scheduled for May 13 May 2017
The annual Hope Starts Here Challenge, which includes running, walking and biking events, will begin at 8 a.m. on May 13.
   
Our Lady of Fatima procession, police escort on May 13 April 2017
Beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, the Diocese of Marquette will be hosting an Our Lady of Fatima procession.
   
Silver Sampler offers outdoor activities for seniors May 2017
The Marquette Senior Center’s Silver Sampler Summer Series will offer a new set of outdoor recreation experiences for seniors 55 and over who live within the service area of the Marquette Senior Center.
   
May/June Marquette Matters Newsletter May 2017
The Marquette Matters newsletter for May/June 2017 has arrived! Click on the link above to check it out!
   
Library opening late on May 5 May 2017
The Peter White Public Library will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 5.
   
Special BZA meeting: May 18 May 2017
The Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a special meeting on May 18, 2017, at 7 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of City Hall.
   
Open house set to discuss lighthouse plan May 2017
There will be an open house on May 4 to discuss the City of Marquette Lighthouse Property Land Use plan.
   
Art Awards held May 20 April 2017
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center invites the community to attend the 21st Annual Art Awards, honoring outstanding individuals in our community. The awards will be held at the MACC in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library located at 217 N. Front St. on Saturday, May 20. The public is invited to a celebratory reception beginning at 6 p.m.
   
Partial closure of Front set for May 3 April 2017
The 1200 block of North Front Street, between Kaye and College avenues, will be closed for a water line replacement. The project will take place Wednesday, May 3 beginning at 6:30 a.m. until completion. A detour will be provided.
   
Lakeshore Boulevard has reopened April 2017
Lakeshore Boulevard, from Hawley Street to Wright Street, is open to through traffic.
   
Spring Street closed April 2017
Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, May 1, Spring Street will be closed from Seventh Street to the West end of Spring. The Seventh Street intersection will be closed and impassable. This phase of construction should be largely complete by the end of May.
   
People's Climate March Saturday April 2017
On Saturday, April 29, the People’s Climate March walk will begin at the Marquette Commons at 10 a.m.
   
Police Department to hold bike auction April 2017
The Marquette City Police Department will hold a sealed bid bicycle auction on May 3.
   
May MACC exhibits named April 2017
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its May exhibitions: The 41st Annual LSAA Members’ Show and an exhibit by Carolyn K. Snyder.
   
Additional delegates sought for Japan trip April 2017
Representatives from the Marquette Area Sister Cities Partnership are still seeking Marquette area residents interested in visiting Marquette’s Japanese Sister City of Higashiomi this year. There are five spaces still available. The delegation will depart from Marquette on Oct. 26 for a 10-night visit, returning on Nov. 6. This is the 38th year of Marquette’s Sister City relationship with Japan.
   
May DDA meeting canceled April 2017
The Marquette Downtown Development Authority (DDA) meeting scheduled for May 11 has been canceled due to a lack of quorum. The next regular scheduled meeting of the DDA is June 8 at 7:30 a.m. in the DDA offices at 203 South Front Street.
   
Household rubbish site opening April 2017
The City of Marquette Household Rubbish drop-off site, located off Wright Street, between Presque Isle Avenue and Lakeshore Boulevard., will open Saturday, April 29.
   
Traffic disruptions expected from sewer cleaning April 2017
Beginning this spring and continuing until the fall of 2018, various areas in the City of Marquette will experience traffic disruptions due to cleaning and televising of the City’s sanitary and storm sewer mains. The public is advised to be aware and to follow all traffic controls. Work will be ongoing until the fall of 2018
   
Part of Spring Street Closed April 7-9 April 2017
Beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 7 and continuing through noon on Sunday, April 9, Spring Street and the sidewalk will be closed between Front Street and Third Street for an event in front of the Ore Dock Brewing Company. No detour will be provided.
   
Traffic disruptions expected from sewer cleaning April 2017
Beginning this spring and continuing until the fall of 2018, various areas in the City of Marquette will experience traffic disruptions due to cleaning and televising of the City’s sanitary and storm sewer mains. The public is advised to be aware and to follow all traffic controls. Work will be ongoing until the fall of 2018.
   
Planning Commission meeting canceled 3/21/2017
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.
   
City offices closed for Presidents' Day 2/14/2017
City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue; the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Avenue; and the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library), will close at noon on Friday, Feb. 17, and will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of Presidents’ Day. Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time.
   
March 2 BZA meeting canceled 2/13/2017
The Board of Zoning Appeals regular meeting on March 2 has been canceled due to lack of agenda items. The next scheduled meeting will be held on April 6.
   
Street closures for UP200 2/13/2017
A number of street closures will be in effect on Feb. 16 and 17 for the UP200 and Midnight Run sled dog races. For more information, click here.
   
BLP offices closed for holiday 2/13/2017
The Marquette Board of Light and Power office will be closed Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of President's Day.
   
Annual Art Awards: Call for nominations 2/1/2017
The City of Marquette is welcoming citizens to nominate deserving members of the community to be considered for the 2017 Annual Arts Awards. These awards are offered to recognize and thank citizens who have demonstrated artistic excellence and/or have made significant contributions to awareness of arts in our community. For more information, click here.
   
February Silver Snowshoe events set 2/1/2017
Several Silver Snowshoe events have been scheduled by the Senior Center. For more information, click here.
   
AARP tax assistance available 2/1/2017
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, as well as the Homestead Property Tax Credit and/or the Home Heating Credit, AARP volunteers will be available (by appointment only) at the Marquette Senior Center. Please call 228-0456 to schedule an appointment.
   
Ski marathon street closures canceled 1/26/2017
Due to the warm winter temperatures, the Noquemanon ski marathon will not finish in Marquette due to lack of snow. All roads that were previously scheduled to be closed will be open.
   
Path maintenance halted in advance of UP 200 1/26/2017
The bike path along Lakeshore Boulevard, from Mattson Lower Harbor Park going through Founders Landing to South Beach, is not being maintained due to the upcoming U.P. 200. Maintenance will resume on Feb. 21.
   
PATF meeting scheduled Jan. 24 1/26/2017
An additional Public Art Task Force meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 4:30 p.m. The Task Force will continue to discuss the draft of the Public Art Ordinance. This meeting will be held at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center located at 217 N. Front Street in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. Please call 228-0472 or email art-culture@mqtcty.org for more information.
   
Street closures scheduled for ski marathon 1/26/2017
The following streets will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 3 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the Noquemanon Ski Marathon:

1. Hawley Street, from Presque Isle Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard.

2. Wright Street, from Presque Isle Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard.

3. Schneider Mill Court, from River Park Circle to end of Schneider Mill Court.

4. Powder Mill Road, from Wright Street to end of Powder Mill Road.

The detour route to access Lakeshore Boulevard from Hawley Street and Wright Street will be Presque Isle Avenue south to Fair Avenue, then Fair Avenue east to Lakeshore Boulevard. Access to the Biolife Plasma Services will be available on Hawley Street from Lakeshore Boulevard.
   
February exhibits announced 1/17/2017
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center has announced its February exhibits. For more information, click here.
   
Fisher Street to be closed Jan. 23-27 1/17/2017
Fisher Street will be closed between Seventh Street and Altamont Street from Monday through Friday, Jan. 23-27, from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. each day. Traffic will be detoured to Rock Street with no parking allowed on Rock Street between Seventh and Altamont. The closure is necessary for the BLP to perform work on Fisher Street.
   
Promotional fund, fee waiver applications available 1/12/2017
The City of Marquette is now accepting applications for fiscal year 2017-2018 for promotional funds and discount fee waivers. The applications can be found here and here.
   
Marquette City Manager Offers Community Office Hours 1/10/2017
Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, Jan. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library.
   
Call for artists for Winter Charm exhibit 1/7/2017
The City of Marquette and Lake Superior Art Association are accepting entries for February’s Winter Charm exhibit. Artwork that embodies the spirit of our wintry climate will be accepted. For more information, click here.
   
Street closed for NYE ball drop 12/27/2016
On Saturday, Dec. 31, from 11 p.m. until 1 a.m. on Jan. 1, West Washington Street will be closed between Front Street and Third Street for the annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. The motoring public is advised to use caution when traveling near this area and be aware of all pedestrians crossing the streets.
   
Senior Center's Silver Snowshoes events set 12/27/2016
The Marquette Senior Center will be hosting several snowshoe events as part of their Silver Snowshoes beginning in January. Area seniors are welcome to attend. A limited number of snowshoes will be available to use. Each outing will be approximately two hours. For a full schedule, click here.
   
BLP offices closed for holidays 12/20/2016
The Marquette Board of Light and Power offices will be closed on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, in observance of Christmas and New Year's Day.
   
January MACC exhibits announced 12/19/2016
The Marquette Arts and Culture Center has announced its January exhibits. For more information, click here.
   
Creative Community workshops announced 12/19/2016
The Marquette Arts and Culture Center has announced upcoming workshops as a part of the Creative Community Series. For more information, click here.
   
City offices closed during holiday season 12/19/2016
City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue; the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Avenue; and the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library), will be closed in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Offices will be closed on Friday, Dec. 23; Monday, Dec. 26; Friday, Dec. 30; and Monday, Jan. 2. Marquette Police, Fire and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time. There will be no change in garbage pickup for City residents.
   
City outdoor ice rinks now open 12/19/2016
The City of Marquette’s outdoor ice rinks officially opened Monday, Dec. 19. The ice rinks are located in the north Marquette ball field area on Presque Isle Avenue and in the field at Spring and Seventh streets. Lighting, until 11 p.m. nightly, and restroom facilities will be available at both sites. The ice rinks will remain open as long as weather permits.
   
City Commission meetings to now begin at 6 p.m. 12/15/2016
Under the recently adopted City Commission Rules of Procedure, all regular City Commission meetings will start at 6 p.m. beginning with the Jan. 9 meeting. All meetings will still take place in Commission Chambers at City Hall, located at 300 W. Baraga Ave.
   
Christmas tree drop-off opens Dec. 26 12/15/2016
From Dec. 26 through Jan. 15, there will be two drop-off sites available for Christmas tree disposal. For additional information, click here.
   
BLP meeting time changed 12/15/2016
The scheduled time of the Dec. 22 meeting of the Marquette Board of Light and Power has been moved from 5:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
   
Open skate sessions canceled 12/13/2016
Many open skate sessions at the City's Lakeview Arena have been canceled during the Christmas and New Year holidays. For more information, click here.
   
Dec. 14 MHC meeting canceled 12/13/2016
The Dec. 14 meeting of the Marquette Housing Commission has been rescheduled to Dec. 21 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at 316 Pine Street in the Conference Room.
   
Dec. 17 public skate canceled 12/9/2016
The public skating session scheduled at the City of Marquette’s Lakeview Arena on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 1 to 2:50 p.m. has been canceled.
   
Multi-use path closure extended 12/9/2016
Closure of the multi-use path between Seventh Street and McClellan Avenue has been extended to December 16. This closure is necessary for placement of an overpass associated with the new hospital. During the closure, the public will be directed to use the sidewalk on Washington Street.
   
City Manager offers Community Office Hours 12/9/2016
Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.
   
Commission to tour new Service Center 12/9/2016
The Marquette City Commission will be participating in a site visit/walk-through of the new Municipal Service Center located at 1110 Wright Street. No official business of the City will be conducted. The site visit/walk-through will take place on Monday, Dec. 12, at 5:15 p.m.
   
1800 block of Longyear Avenue closed 12/5/2016
The 1800 block of Longyear Ave. will be closed today, December 5, from 7:00 am to 10:30 pm. Crews are repairing a collapsed sewer lateral.
   
Multi-use path closure extended 11/30/2016
The closure of the multi-use path between Seventh Street and McClellan Avenue has been extended to Dec. 9. This closure is necessary for placement of an overpass associated with the new hospital. During the closure, the public will be directed to use the sidewalk on Washington Street.
   
Dec. 6 traffic controls at Third-Washington 11/30/2016
AT&T will be working near the intersection of Washington and Third streets on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. During work, westbound vehicles on Washington Street will be unable to turn left on to Third Street. In addition, northbound Third Street will be partially blocked between the Jackson Cut Alley and Washington Street.
   
Winter tax bills mailed 11/30/2016
Winter tax bills totaling $1.7 million were mailed to Marquette City property owners on Nov. 30. Tax collection begins Dec. 1 and payments are accepted at the City Treasurer’s office.
   
ACAC meeting canceled 11/29/2016
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center Committee meeting, scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 1 has been canceled due to a lack of new business. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday Jan. 5, at 5 p.m.
   
December BOR meeting approaching 11/29/2016
The City's December Board of Review meeting is scheduled for Dec. 13 and will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13 in City Commission Chambers. Additional information about the meeting can be found by clicking here.
   
Streets to close for Dec. 2 parade 11/29/2016
The Marquette Downtown Development Authority will host the annual Holiday Parade, beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2.
   
2017 Creative Community Series instructors sought 11/29/2016
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center invites local artists, community art organizations and nonprofits to utilize space at the center to host workshops, meetings and events as a part of the Creative Community Series. For more information, click here.
   
Parking restrictions coming on Spring Street 11/29/2016
Beginning Monday, Nov. 28, there will be no parking allowed on the north side of the 200 and 300 blocks of Spring Street. This restriction will remain in place until the end of the winter parking ban, currently scheduled for April 1.
   
Parking restrictions coming on Spring Street 11/23/2016
Beginning Monday, Nov. 28, there will be no parking allowed on the north side of the 200 and 300 blocks of Spring Street. This restriction will remain in place until the end of the winter parking ban, currently scheduled for April 1.
   
PRAB meeting date changed 11/23/2016
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting scheduled for Monday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Citizen’s Forum at Lakeview Arena located at 401 E. Fair Ave.
   
Closure of multi-use path extended 11/23/2016
Closure of the multi-use path between Seventh Street and McClellan Avenue has been extended to Dec. 2. The closure is necessary for placement of an overpass associated with the new hospital. During the closure, the public will be directed to use the sidewalk on Washington Street.
   
Compost site closed for season 11/23/2016
The City of Marquette Compost drop-off site, located at the old Cliffs Dow site, off of Lakeshore Boulevard, will close for the season effective Nov. 22. The site will reopen in the spring.
   
Public skate sessions canceled 11/21/2016
The City of Marquette’s Lakeview Arena has announced public skating cancellations due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.
   
Presque Isle road closes for season 11/21/2016
As of Monday, Nov. 21, the road around Presque Isle has clsoed for the season.
   
Annual Turkey Trot set for Nov. 24 11/21/2016
On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Marquette Senior High School will hold its annual 5K and 10K Turkey Trot Run/Walk.
   
December BZA meeting canceled 11/21/2016
The Board of Zoning Appeals regular meeting scheduled for Dec. 1 has been canceled due to a lack of new business items. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Jan. 5, 2017.
   
Lakeshore Boulevard closed 11/18/2016
Beginning immediately, Lakeshore Blvd., from Hawley St. to Wright St., will be closed to through traffic due to high wave activity in the area. An announcement will be released when the closure is lifted. The Compost site will remain open Saturday, November 19. However, residents will need to access the site from the Wright Street entrance.
   
Fire and Police Pension Board meeting rescheduled 11/18/2016
The Nov. 22 regular meeting of the Fire & Police Pension Board has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 8:30 a.m. in the City Manager’s Conference Room in City Hall.
   
Election Board meeting canceled 11/18/2016
The Nov. 23 regular meeting of the City’s Elections Board has been canceled due to a lack of new business items. The next regular meeting of the board is scheduled for 3 p.m. on April 20, 2017.
   
City offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday 11/18/2016
City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue; the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Avenue; and the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library), will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time. There will be no change in garbage pickup for City residents.
   
BLP offices closed for Thanksgiving Holiday 11/15/2016
The Marquette Board of Light and Power offices will be closed on Nov. 24-25 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
   
City's annual report available 11/15/2016
The City of Marquette’s 2016 Annual Report is now available here.
   
Multi-use path closure extended to Nov. 23 11/15/2016
Closure of the multi-use path between Seventh Street and McClellan Avenue has been extended to Nov. 23. The closure is necessary for placement of an overpass associated with the new hospital. During the closure, the public will be directed to use the sidewalk on Washington Street.
   
Third Street, Main Street traffic control in place Friday 11/10/2016
On Friday Nov. 11, Third Street between Main Street and Washington Street will be partially blocked to allow for work by AT&T. Westbound traffic on Main Street will not be able to turn left on to Third Street. Work is expected to occur from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
   
Presque Isle Park winter hours begin Nov. 10 11/10/2016
Presque Isle Park winter hours, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., will go into effect today, Thursday, Nov. 10.
   
City recognized as entrepreneurial community 11/2/2016
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 five-star community along with 21 other communities across the state.
   
City Manager offers community office hours 11/2/2016
Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.
   
BLP offices closed Nov. 11 11/2/2016
The Marquette Board of Light and Power offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans' Day.
   
MHC meeting rescheduled 11/2/2016
The Nov. 9 meeting of the Marquette Housing Commission has been rescheduled to Nov. 15.
   
Altamont traffic to be detoured on Nov. 2 11/1/2016
On Wednesday, Nov. 2 traffic on Altamont Street between Fisher Street and McMillan Street will be detoured to allow road work related to the old orphanage/new Grandview Apartments. The detour route will be as follows: Fisher Street to Seventh Street to Grove Street to Anderson Street to McMillan Street. The detour will include crossing US41 between Seventh Street and Grove Street.
   
Multi-use path to see closures during work 11/1/2016
The multi-use path will be closed periodically between Seventh Street and McClellan Avenue from Nov. 7 to 18 for placement of an overpass associated with the new hospital. During the periods when the path is closed, the public will be directed to use the sidewalk on Washington Street.
   
Altamont traffic to be detoured on Oct. 31 10/27/2016
On Monday, Oct. 31, traffic on Altamont Street between Fisher and McMillan streets will be detoured to allow underground work on utilities to the old orphanage/new Grandview Apartments. The detour route will be as follows: Fisher Street to Seventh Street to Grove Street to Anderson Street to McMillan Street. The detour will include crossing U.S. 41 between Seventh Street and Grove Street.
   
Household rubbish site to close for season on Nov. 13 10/25/2016
The City of Marquette household rubbish drop-off site, located off of Wright St. between Presque Isle Avenue and Lakeshore Boulevard, will be closed for the season beginning Sunday, Nov. 13. The remaining schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 3 - 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 3 - 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Compost site will remain open as weather permits. A notice will be issued at time of closure.
   
Planning meeting moved, paired with open house 10/25/2016
The scheduled Planning Commission meeting for Tuesday, Nov. 1 has been rescheduled for a change of location and time.

The meeting will be held at the Citizen’s Forum in Lakeview Arena, beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

The Planning Commission will conduct the meeting after holding an Open House public forum that will begin at 5:30 p.m., in the Citizens Forum. The purpose of the Open House is to provide an opportunity for the public to learn about proposed ordinance amendments that have been developed during the past year to address the proliferation of “short-term rental” properties in the city. Staff from the Community Development Department and Fire Department will be present, along with members of the Planning Commission, to explain the proposed changes to the relevant ordinances and to answer questions. The Planning Commission meeting will include a public hearing to consider recommending the draft ordinance amendments to the City Commission.
   
Baraga Avenue travel lanes reduced Oct. 26
10/21/2016
On Wednesday, Oct. 26, a portion Baraga Avenue between Seventh Street and McClellan Avenue will be reduced to one lane, with traffic regulated by flag control.

The traffic control is necessary for site work associated with the new hospital.
   
Washington Street to close for Spectacle
10/21/2016
Beginning at 1 p.m. and continuing through 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, Washington Street will be closed to motor vehicles between Front Street and Third Street for the Halloween Spectacle. No detour route will be provided. In the event of inclement weather, there will be a rain date of Sunday, Oct. 30.

   
MACC November exhibits announced
10/20/2016
The Marquette Arts and Culture Center has announced its Winter LSAA Gallery exhibition, as well as itsNovember SmallWorks Gallery exhibition. For more information, click here and here.
   
PIPAC meeting cancelled
10/18/2016
The Harbor Advisory Committee (HAC) meeting scheduled for Oct. 18 has been cancelled due to lack of quorum.
   
Partial College Avenue closure
10/17/2016
College Avenue, between Northrup and North Seventh Street, will be closed for a sanitary point repair. The project will take place Oct. 18 between 6:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.
   
Senior Skate season kicks off
10/13/2016
Senior skate begins at Lakeview Arena on Oct. 17.
   
Pet license, permit sales halted for two weeks
10/13/2016
The City Clerk’s office will not be selling pet licenses or off-leash area permits from Monday, Oct. 31 through Friday, Nov. 11, due to preparations and conduction of the Nov. 8 Presidential Election.

Please purchase your licenses and off-leash permits prior to Oct. 31 or after Nov. 11. Most local veterinarians also sell dog licenses, as does the Marquette County Clerk. To purchase a license, you will need proof that the animal has been vaccinated.
   
Wright Street traffic shift Oct. 17-21
10/13/2016
Traffic will be shifted on Wright Street in front of the Marquette Board of Light and Power offices between between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Monday, Oct. 17 through Friday, Oct. 21 with westbound traffic shifted into the center lane.
   
Part of Fisher closed Oct. 10-12
10/7/2016
Fisher Street will be closed between Seventh and Altamont streets, Oct. 10-12, from 7 a.m. through 8 p.m. Traffic will be detoured to Rock Street, with no parking allowed on Rock between Seventh and Altamont. The closure is necessary to perform underground utility work to the old orphanage and new Grandview Apartments.
   
Lakeview Arena open skate sessions canceled Oct. 8-9
10/7/2016
The City of Marquette Lakeview Arena announces the cancellation of open skating for Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 9 for Marquette Junior Hockey games and limited availability of ice. Please contact the Lakeview Arena office for additional information.
   
Meeting times changed for MHC
10/7/2016
The Nov. 1 meeting of the Marquette Housing Commission has been changed to Nov. 9, and the Dec. 6 meeting has been moved to Dec. 14.
   
Traffic shift scheduled along Wright, Washington
10/4/2016
A traffic shift will occur on Wright Street and Washington Street on Oct. 5 and 6 in order to accommodate road work. The traffic shift will occur on Wright Street between Industrial Parkway and Ontario Avenue. The traffic shift will occur on Washington Street between Lincoln Avenue and Garfield Avenue. Motorists are asked to proceed through these work zones carefully.
   
City receives financial reporting reward
10/4/2016
The City of Marquette recently received an award for excellence in financial reporting. For more information, click here.
   
Manager to hold office hours
10/4/2016
Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.
   
Deadline set for cemetery seasonal item removal
10/4/2016
The City of Marquette is announcing that all remaining annual flowers, plants and other temporary seasonal items must be removed from the Park Cemetery before Monday, Oct. 17. After Oct. 17, City crews will be winterizing the cemetery and will dispose of such items left at grave sites.
   
Senior acting classes begin Oct. 10
10/4/2016
The City of Marquette Senior Center has announced acting classes will soon be offered through the Senior Arts program.
   
Portion of Fitch Avenue closed on Oct. 6
10/4/2016
The 2100 block of Fitch Avenue, between Union Street and Harlow Street, will be closed for a sewer repair. The project will take place Thursday, Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
   
Baraga Avenue to close for Harvest Festival
10/4/2016
Beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing through 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, Baraga Avenue will be closed to motor vehicles between Front Street and Third Street for the Baraga Harvest Festival.
   
Firemen's parade planned for Oct. 8
10/4/2016
On Saturday, Oct. 8, West Bluff Street will be closed to traffic from Seventh Street to Morgan Street from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. to accommodate the annual Firemen’s Parade and static display. The rain date is Saturday, Oct. 15.
   
Winter parking ban to begin Nov. 1
10/3/2016
The City's winter parking ban, requiring residents and visitors to find off-street parking between the hours of 1 and 6 a.m., will begin Nov. 1.
   
MHC meeting rescheduled to Oct. 5
10/3/2016
The Marquette Housing Commission board meeting originally scheduled for Oct. 4 has been rescheduled to Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m.
   
Marquette Mountain road closed for event
9/29/2016
Marquette Mountain Road will be close Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. and will remain closed until Oct. 2 at 3 p.m. due to the Noquemanon Trail Network’s Marquette Mountain Bike Enduro.
   
Wright Street traffic shift set for Oct. 5
9/28/2016
A traffic shift will occur on Wright Street from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday, Oct. 3 through Wednesday, Oct. 5. Two-way traffic on Wright Street will be delayed and narrowed down to one lane of one-way traffic that will be controlled by flagmen.
   
Washington Street traffic to shift Oct. 4
9/28/2016
A traffic shift will occur on Washington Street from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Tuesday, Oct. 4 through Thursday, Oct. 6. The shift will occur between Front and Third Streets, with parking removed on both sides of the street and traffic lanes shifted to the north near the work zone at the Delft Theater.
   
U.P. artists highlighted at ArtPrize
9/28/2016
Early Tuesday morning, ArtPrize released dynamic lists of the Public Vote Top 25 and four Upper Peninsula Artists are currently in the running for top prizes in their respective categories - Russell Prather of Marquette, Martha Fieber of Manistique, Carl TerHaar of Cedarville and Tim Trombley of Chatham.
   
Hockeyville 5K to cross City streets
9/28/2016
On Saturday, Oct. 1, beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing through noon, there will be a 5k race running along the multi-use path and crossing City streets.
   
Sixteenth annual art sale set for Nov. 19
9/28/2016
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is proud to announce the 2016 Holiday Art Sale, held on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This sale will take place at the MACC, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front Street in Marquette.
   
Great Lakes Beach Association conference in Marquette
9/28/2016
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), together with the Great Lakes Beach Association (GLBA), the City of Marquette and Superior Watershed Partnership, will host the 16th annual GLBA Conference Oct. 4 to 7 in Marquette. This will be the first GLBA Conference along the Lake Superior shoreline.
   
Hunger Walk to cross City streets
9/28/2016
On Sunday, Oct. 2, beginning at 2 p.m. and continuing through 4:30 p.m., there will be a Hunger Walk using City sidewalks, crossing City streets and utilizing the multi-use path.
   
October MACC exhibits announced
9/28/2016
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center has announced its October exhibits. For more information, click here.
   
Street closures set for Oct. 3 Hockeyville parade
9/28/2016
Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, various streets throughout Marquette will be closed for the Kraft Hockeyville parade.
   
Halloween Spectacle set for Oct. 29
9/28/2016
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces the 2016 Halloween Spectacle. On Saturday, Oct. 29, an alchemy of pageantry, music, theater and dance will ignite the 100 Block of West Washington Street from 6 to 8 p.m. Community members will be able to walk through interactive performances fit for all ages and are encouraged to don their favorite costumes for the night. A special opening ceremony will take place at 6 p.m., with a closing ceremony at 7:45 p.m.
   
Seventh Street closed Sept. 29
9/28/2016
Beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, Seventh Street will be closed to through traffic between Washington Street and Baraga Avenue for street restoration work associated with the new hospital.
   
Public skating hours at Lakeview
9/22/2016
Public skating hours begin Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Lakeview Arena. For more information, including a schedule, click here.
   
Engine delivery to impact local traffic
9/22/2016
Three large reciprocating internal combustion engines are being delivered to the City of Marquette for use at the Marquette Board of Light and Power's Marquette Energy Center. The movement of the engines through town is scheduled to begin on Sept. 23. This project will cause traffic disruptions and street closures. For updated schedules related to specific impacted streets, see below: 

Pine Street

Lakeshore Boulevard

Wright Street (12)
   
Compost site to open Thursday
9/20/2016
The City of Marquette Household Rubbish and Compost drop-off sites, located at the old Cliffs Dow site were closed Tuesday, Sept. 20 and Wednesday, Sept. 21 due to the street closures required for unloading of the reciprocating internal combustion engines required for the Marquette Board of Light and Power’s new “Marquette Energy Center”. The rescheduled date for the Household Rubbish site will be on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 3 to 7 p.m. Access for drop-off will be Wright Street off of Presque Isle Avenue. There will be no access from Lakeshore Boulevard. 

The Compost Drop-off site will resume its normal hours of operation on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p m. Access for drop-off will be from the north on Lakeshore Boulevard off of Hawley Street. There will be no access from the south on Lakeshore Boulevard.
   
BLP work session scheduled for Sept. 27
9/20/2016
The Marquette Board of Light and Power will hold a work session beginning at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the BLP offices at 2200 Wright Street. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss draft financial policies.
   
Rubbish, compost sites closed temporarily
9/19/2016
The City of Marquette Household Rubbish and Compost drop-off sites, located at the old Cliffs Dow site, will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 20 and Wednesday, Sept. 21 due to the street closures required for unloading of the reciprocating internal combustion engines required for the Marquette Board of Light and Power’s new “Marquette Energy Center”. The Compost site will reopen Saturday, Sept. 24 and the Household Rubbish site will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 27.
   
Climate walk to take place Sept. 24 9/19/2016
On Saturday, Sept. 24, there will be an organized walk on the multi-use path between noon and 2 p.m. from the South Beach parking lot to Presque Isle Park. Participants will follow the rules of the road, however the motoring public is asked to be alert to walkers crossing all the streets along the route.
   
NMU Homecoming parade set for Sept. 23 9/19/2016
Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, Northern Michigan University will be holding the annual homecoming parade. The following streets will be closed to through traffic for the parade:

- Pine Street from Lakeshore Boulevard to Fair Avenue
- Fair Avenue from Pine Street to Third Street
- Third Street from Fair Avenue to Hewitt Avenue
- Hewitt Avenue from Third Street to Front Street
Front Street from Hewitt Avenue to Fair Avenue

The streets will be re-opened at 7 p.m.
   
Run/walk scheudled for Sept. 24 9/19/2016
On Saturday, Sept. 24, there will be a 5k walk and 10k foot race starting at 9 a.m. Both the 5k and 10k will start at the Great Lakes Recovery Center at 241 Wright Street and progress from there. For the full route, click here.
   
No left turn allowed on northbound Washington 9/19/2016
Beginning Monday, Sept. 26, there will be no left turn allowed for northbound traffic on Front Street at the intersection of Front and Washington streets.

This restriction will be in place until further notice and while work occurs on the east side of the 100 block of South Front Street. This work includes replacing the curb, sidewalk, and pavers.
   
Planning Commission meeting canceled 9/19/2016
The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 20 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.
   
Engine delivery to impact local traffic
9/16/2016
Three large reciprocating internal combustion engines are being delivered to the City of Marquette for use at the Marquette Board of Light and Power's Marquette Energy Center. The movement of the engines through town is scheduled to begin on Sept. 22 and conclude on Sept. 24. This project will cause traffic disruptions and street closures. For schedules related to specific impacted streets, see below: 

Pine Street

Lakeshore Boulevard

Wright Street (12)
   
BLP budget hearing scheduled for Sept. 13 9/8/2016
The Marquette Board of Light and Power will conduct a public hearing on Sept. 13 to discuss adoption of the 2016-17 BLP budget. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the BLP's meeting room at 2200 Wright St., and a copy of the budget is available for review in the BLP offices, as well as in the City Clerk's office and at Peter White Public Library.
   
Front Street closure set for Sept. 12 9/8/2016
The 300 block of South Front Street between Baraga Avenue and Spring Street will be closed to traffic during daytime hours on Monday, Sept. 12 for work related to the renovation of 317 S. Front St. Northbound traffic on Front Street will be detoured using Baraga Avenue, Third Street and Washington Street. Southbound traffic on Front Street will be detoured using Spring Street, Third Street and Baraga Avenue. The public is asked to be aware of the detour and proceed with caution along the detour route.
   
Seventh Street closed on Sept. 12 9/8/2016
Beginning at 3 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, Seventh Street will be closed to through traffic between Washington Street and Baraga Avenue for utility work associated with the new hospital. Traffic that would normally use Seventh Street will be detoured to Fourth Street. Seventh Street is expected to re-open at 7 p.m. that same day.
   
Sept. 10 Presque Isle walking hours extended 9/7/2016
The Presque Isle Park walking hours on Saturday, Sept. 10, will be extended. Walking hours will be from 7 a.m. until noon due to an event at the park.
   
CR 550, Sugarloaf traffic disruptions 9/7/2016
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, Payne & Dolan, Inc. will be milling County Road 550 from the Dead River Bridge to the City Limits. In addition milling will take place along Sugarloaf Avenue from Hawley Street to the Tourist Park entrance. The road will be under flagging control and will result in traffic experiencing minor delays due to one travel lane. The public is urged to use extreme caution and follow all warning signs, lane shifts, and other traffic control measures. The work will be broke up into several days this week on Sept. 8 and 9 and next week on Sept. 12 and 13. The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during this process.
   
Economic development survey available 9/7/2016
The City of Marquette is conducting a survey of businesses and community members regarding Economic Development activity. The survey is being conducted as a follow-up to previous economic development planning efforts and will be documented in the City Economic Development Plan. The survey will be posted on the City website and may be reached directly here. The survey will remain active through September 18, 2016.
   
Manager office hours set for Sept. 14 9/7/2016
Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, September 14, from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.
   
Trash to Treasure Day is Sept. 10 9/7/2016
Saturday, Sept. 10 is Marquette's annual Trash to Treasure Day. For more information, click here.
   
Sept. 3 Presque Isle walking hours extended 9/2/2016
The Presque Isle Park walking hours on Saturday, Sept. 3, will be extended. Walking hours will be from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. due to the Marquette Marathon at the park.
   
PWPL board meeting set for Sept. 7 9/2/2016
The Peter White Public Library board of trustees will hold a special joint meeting with the PWPL Township Advisory Council on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 5 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the library. The meeting will focus on library programming, services and operations.
   
Street disruptions due to crack sealing activity 9/1/2016
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, various streets in the City of Marquette will experience traffic disruptions due to crack sealing activities on City streets by Fahrner Asphalt Sealers. 

The public is advised to be aware of all flagging and traffic control devices and to use caution when traveling through areas requiring this process. The contractor will be starting at the south end of the City of Marquette and working their way north. It is anticipated that all these areas will be completed by mid-September.
   
Washington street traffic to shift due to work 9/1/2016
On Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 6 a.m. to noon, eastbound traffic on Washington Street between Lincoln Street and Seymour Avenue will be shifted north using traffic cones. This shift is being done to allow room for equipment to work at the new UPHP building at the Liberty Way development. Motorists are asked to slow down and proceed through this area with caution.
   
Front Street to close for project 8/31/2016
The 300 block of South Front Street between Baraga Avenue and Spring Street will be closed to traffic during daytime hours from Wednesday, Sept. 7 through Friday, Sept. 9 for work related to the renovation of 317 S. Front Street. Northbound traffic on Front Street will be detoured using Baraga Avenue, Third Street and Washington Street. Southbound traffic on Front Street will be detoured using Spring Street, Third Street and Baraga Avenue. The public is asked to be aware of the detour and proceed with caution along the detour route.
   
Cleaning and televising may cause traffic disruption 8/31/2016
Beginning the week of Tuesday, Sept. 6, various areas in the City of Marquette will experience traffic disruptions due to cleaning and televising of the City’s sanitary and storm sewer mains. Upper Peninsula Rubber Co. will be performing the work at various locations throughout the City.

This project is being funded by a Storm Water, Asset Management and Wastewater (SAW) grant though the State of Michigan. Televising will be performed using state-of-the-art 3D video inspection equipment. Televising of these mains will provide the City of Marquette condition ratings that will aid in decision making for future asset management.

The public is advised to use caution when traveling through these areas and to be aware of all traffic control. Work will be ongoing until July of 2017.
   
MBRA meeting rescheduled 8/30/2016
There will be a regular meeting of the Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board on Sept. 1 in Room 103 of City Hall, beginning at 8 a.m.
   
Open house set to discuss trails master plan 8/30/2016
The community is invited to participate in an Open House with consultant Patrick Coleman on Thursday, Sept. 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The open house will take place in Lakeview Arena's Citizen’s Forum and will provide community members an opportunity to speak with the consultant, receive information, see outcomes from stakeholder meetings, comment and respond regarding the City of Marquette Trails Master Plan. Light refreshments will be provided.
   
City offices to close for Labor Day, switch hours 8/30/2016
City offices will close at noon on Friday, Sept. 2, and will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day. Following the holiday, City Hall employees will begin winter hours, and the facility will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
   
Marquette Marathon scheduled for Sept. 2-3 8/30/2016
The Marquette Marathon and related events will take place on Sept. 2 and 3. For more information, and for a schedule of events and road closings, click here.
   
Partial road closure on Sept. 1 8/30/2016
The 700 block of College Avenue will be closed Sept. 1 for a water line replacement. The closure will extend from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
   
BLP offices closed for Labor Day 8/30/2016
The Marquette Board of Light and Power offices will be closed on Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.
   
U.P. Art Prize delegation send-off planned 8/30/2016
There will be an official "send-off" on Sept. 6 for artists from the Upper Peninsula who will be taking part in ArtPrize in Grand Rapids. The event starts at 5:15 p.m. at Escanaba's Bonifas Art Center.
   
Channel 191 out of service 8/30/2016
Channel 191 television broadcasting is off the air due to an equipment failure. The channel still has live broadcasting capabilities, and City Commission meetings will still be aired live there, as well as on the City's YouTube channel.
   
PRAB meeting location moved 8/23/2016
The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board meeting scheduled at the Citizen’s Forum at Lakeview Arena for September 19 has been relocated to be held in City Hall Room 103, located at 300 W. Baraga Avenue.
   
HAC meeting location moved 8/23/2016
The Harbor Advisory Committee meeting scheduled at the Citizen’s Forum at Lakeview Arena for September 20 has been relocated to be held in City Hall Room 103, located at 300 W. Baraga Avenue.
   
Halloween Spectacle: Call for performers, volunteers 8/22/2016
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces an Open Call to Performers and Volunteer Information Night for the 2016 Halloween Spectacle. On Sept. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m., performers and volunteers are invited to Queen City Arts Studio, located at 131 E. Michigan St. in Marquette to share their acts and talents or to sign up to volunteer. All are welcome! 

From dancers to puppeteers to makeup artists and more, there’s a part for everyone in this year’s spectacle, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 29.
   
Greg Green, Hatfields on display in September 8/22/2016
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its September LSAA Gallery exhibition by painter, Greg Green. Additionally, the September SmallWorks Gallery will feature artwork created by siblings, Niikah Hatfield and Aleutian Hatfield. For more information, click here.
   
Seventh Street closure planned for Aug. 22 8/18/2016
On Monday, Aug. 22, Seventh Street will be closed to through traffic between Washington Street and Baraga Avenue for utility work associated with the new hospital. Traffic that would normally use Seventh Street will be detoured to Fourth Street. Seventh Street is expected to re-open on Tuesday, Aug. 23.
   
Spring Street now open 8/18/2016
Beginning at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, Spring Street from Third Street to Fourth Street will be open to through traffic. In addition Fourth Street will be open to through traffic from Baraga Avenue to Washington Street.

The public is advised to use caution as Spring Street will now become a one way street from Third Street to Fourth Street. One way travel will be westerly on Spring Street from Third to Fourth Street. “Do Not Enter” signs will be posted on Spring Street near Fourth Street and “One Way” directional signs at Spring Street near Third Street.
   
Creative Series workshops announced 8/17/2016
The City Arts and Culture Center has announced the upcoming schedule for a handful of Creative Community Series workshops. For more information, click here.
   
BLP budget work session set for Aug. 23 8/16/2016
The Marquette Board of Light and Power will conduct a Work Session to Review/Discuss the 2016-17 Budget at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23 in the Board Room at the MBLP’s Main Office, 2200 Wright St., Marquette, MI 49855.
   
Portion of Seventh Street to be closed Aug. 18 8/16/2016
Seventh Street, between West Crescent Street and West Park Street, will be closed Thursday, Aug. 18 for a water line installation. The project will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
   
Closure planned at Spring and Fifth 8/15/2016
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, the intersection of Spring Street and Fifth Street will be closed to allow for the reconstruction of the street and underground utilities. This is the last phase of this project. This phase is scheduled to be substantially complete by the end of August. Fifth Street will be closed to through traffic. The public can use the adjacent streets such as Fourth or Third Streets to get to their planned destinations. The public is advised to use caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for construction and advisory signing. Pedestrian access will be maintained as much as possible but the walking public is advised to use alternative routes.
   
Jonathan Carver closure scheduled 8/15/2016
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, Jonathan Carver Road from Allouez Drive to a point midway between Allouez and West Nicolet Boulevard will be closed to allow for the reconstruction of the street and underground utilities. This is the second phase and last phase of this phased project. This phase is scheduled to be substantially complete by the middle of September. The public is advised to use caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for construction and advisory signing.
   
Proposed budget available, meetings scheduled 8/12/2016
The Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 for the City of Marquette is available here. Hard copies are available for public viewing at the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue and at Peter White Public Library. The schedule for City Commission special meetings related to the budget has also been announced, and is available here.
   
Seventh Street closure scheduled 8/12/2016
On Monday, August 22, Seventh Street will close to through traffic between Washington Street and Baraga Avenue for utility work associated with the new hospital. Traffic that would normally use Seventh Street will be detoured to Fourth Street. Seventh Street is expected to re-open on or before Friday, September 9.
   
West Avenue closures, disruptions planned 8/10/2016
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, Smith Construction will be removing partial sections of curbing and proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral excavations between Elam and Mildred Avenues. This work is the prerequisite for the curbing replacement and milling/overlaying for this street. This work will be done with intermediate road closures and the public is urged to use extreme caution and follow all warning signs, lane shifts, and other traffic control measures. The work is expected to last a week. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay activities.
   
Washington Street lane shift this week 8/9/2016
On Thursday, Aug. 11 and Friday, Aug. 12 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., eastbound traffic on Washington Street between Lincoln Avenue and Seymour Avenue will be shifted north using traffic cones. This shift is being done to allow room for equipment to work at the new UPHP building at the Liberty Way development. Motorists are asked to slow down and proceed through this area with caution.
   
Lakeview events cancelled for bike race 8/9/2016
Drop in pickle ball and floor hockey sessions will be cancelled at Lakeview Arena for Thursday, Aug. 11 through Sunday, Aug. 14 due to the Ore to Shore Bike Race. Regular sessions will resume on Monday, Aug. 15 at 8:30 a.m. Please contact the Lakeview Arena office for additional information.
   
Special meeting scheduled for pension board 8/9/2016
There will be a special meeting of the Fire & Police Pension Board on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 8:30 a.m. in the City Manager’s Conference Room at City Hall, to receive the annual actuarial valuation report for December 31, 2015.
   
Third Street Bike counts scheduled for Aug. 10 8/9/2016
On Wednesday, Aug. 10, Coleman Engineering will be providing bike counts along the Third Street corridor from Fair Avenue to Michigan Street. These counts will provide data to City staff on not only the amount of bike traffic that travels along Third Street but will provide an update on any changes in the bike traffic due to the placement of the bike lanes and sharrows. Counts are scheduled for one day.
   
Sherman disruptions and closures planned 8/8/2016
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, Smith Construction will be removing partial sections of curbing and proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral excavations between Sheridan and Garfield Avenues. This work is the prerequisite for the curbing replacement and milling/overlaying for this street. This work will be done with intermediate road closures and the public is urged to use extreme caution and follow all warning signs, lane shifts and other traffic control measures. The work is expected to last a week. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay activities.
   
Wright Street traffic shift set for Aug. 9 8/8/2016
On Aug. 9, from 7 a.m. through 6 p.m., the two lanes of westbound traffic on the Wright Street hill west of Ontario Avenue will be restricted to one lane, with the northernmost lane shifted to the center lane. Depending on progress, the same traffic shift may occur Aug. 10 and 11. 

The traffic shifts are necessary for installation of a gas main associated with a natural gas line that is planned to service the Marquette Board of Light & Power.
   
Roads to close for Ore to Shore 8/8/2016
On Saturday, Aug. 13, beginning at 6 a.m. and continuing through 6 p.m., Pine Street from Fair Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard, and Powder Mill Road from County Road 550 to the north end will be closed. Wright Street from Presque Isle Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard will also be closed to through traffic. These closures are being made for the “Ore to Shore” Mountain Bike Race.
   
Center Street disruptions planned 8/8/2016
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, Smith Construction will be removing partial sections of curbing and proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral excavations between Norway and Lincoln Streets. This work is the prerequisite for the curbing replacement and milling/overlaying for this street. This work will be done with intermediate road closures and the public is urged to use extreme caution and follow all warning signs, lane shifts, and other traffic control measures. The work is expected to last a week. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay activities.
   
Sheridan disruptions and closures planned 8/8/2016
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, Smith Construction will be removing partial sections of curbing and proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral excavations between Sherman and Cleveland Avenues. This work is the prerequisite for the curbing replacement and milling/overlaying for this street. This work will be done with intermediate road closures and the public is urged to use extreme caution and follow all warning signs, lane shifts, and other traffic control measures. The work is expected to last a week. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay activities.
   
Rubbish, compost sites closed Aug. 13 8/5/2016
The City of Marquette Household Rubbish site, located off of Wright Street between Presque Isle Avenue and Lakeshore Boulevard, and the Compost site, located off of Lakeshore Boulevard, between Wright Street and Hawley Street, will be closed on Saturday, Aug. 13 due to the Ore to Shore bike race. 

Both sites will resume their normal schedule Monday, Aug. 15. The Household Rubbish site’s next scheduled Saturday is Sept. 10.
   
City Manager Office Hours 8/3/2016
Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.
   
Van Evera work to cause minor disruptions 8/3/2016
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, Smith Construction will be removing partial sections of curbing and proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral excavations between Norwood and Wright streets. This work is the prerequisite for the curbing replacement and milling/overlaying for this street. This work will be done with intermediate road closures and the public is urged to use extreme caution and follow all warning signs, lane shifts and other traffic control measures. The work is expected to last the next two weeks. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay activities. The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during this process.
   
September Exhibit: I AM 7/29/2016
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces a special September exhibition: The “I AM” Project. Organized by Panache Events and Boutique, based in Negaunee, this community-wide art project features self-portraits by over 50 youth artists depicting intrinsic values and characteristics, rather than physical features.
   
Fire hydrant flushing in east Marquette 7/29/2016
The City of Marquette’s Water Department will begin fire hydrant flushing in East Marquette from east of Fourth Street and west of Lakeshore Boulevard. The flushing will begin Aug. 1 and is expected to continue until Aug. 31. 

Residents may experience discolored water at times. If this happens, please run water for 5 to 10 minutes or until it is clear. The system will not lose pressure, therefore the water will be safe to use.
   
Lincoln-College intersection closed 7/27/2016
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, the intersection of Lincoln and College Avenues will be closed to through traffic. The closure will allow for the upgrades to the street and traffic signals. This intersection is scheduled to be open to through traffic by the end of August.
   
No Baraga Gym access from Spring Street 7/27/2016
Due to construction, there will be no access to the Baraga Gym from Spring Street on Election Day, Tuesday, Aug. 2. Voters can park in the lower lot of City Hall at the corner of Baraga Avenue and Fifth Street, and can enter City Hall using the double doors at the entrance of the police station and follow the hallway down to the Baraga Gym.
   
Wednesday public hearing for hospital project 7/26/2016
The City is conducting a public hearing on July 27 to receive comments on the complete environmental assessment for proposed transportation improvements related to the relocation of U.P. Health Systems Marquette.
   
Streets to close for Blueberry Festival 7/26/2016
Some downtown streets are scheduled to close on Friday, July 29. To view the list, click here.
   
1500 block of Lincoln closed July 26 7/26/2016
The 1500 block of Lincoln Avenue will be closed for paving Monday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 26.
   
Marquette Area Sister City Partnership hosts Japanese delegation 7/20/2016
The public is invited to a welcoming community reception for the Sister City Delegation at the Huron Gallery in Peter White Library on Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. Our 10 Japanese delegates represent Higashiomi City Staff, students, specialty farming, baking and other professions. 

Additionally, the community is invited and encouraged to welcome our guests when they arrive at Sawyer International Airport on August 28 at 5:07 p.m. Both events are free to the public.
   
Pavement marking project begins 7/18/2016
Beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 18, 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, evenings and during the night-time hours. 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 middle of August. The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during this process.
   
Planning Commission meeting cancelled 7/18/2016
The scheduled Planning Commission meeting for Tuesday, July 19 has been cancelled 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.
   
August art exhibits announced 7/18/2016
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center has announced the subjects of its August exhibits. In the LSAA Gallery will be work by Stephan Larson, while the SmallWorks Gallery will featureartwork created by students of The Art Academy.
   
New marina gallery features Paul Rose photos 7/18/2016
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces an exhibit at the new Marina Gallery located at the Cinder Pond Marina Harbor Services Building. Photographer Paul Rose is this summer’s featured artist, with works that reflect the nature and landscape of the Upper Peninsula in both color and black and white photo images. The Gallery will focus on art inspired by Lake Superior and maritime themes.
   
Applications being accepted for Holiday Art Sale 7/18/2016
The City's Arts and Culture Center is now accepting applications for the 2016 Holiday Art Sale, scheduled for Nov. 19.
   
HAC meetings moved 7/15/2016
The Harbor Advisory Committee meetings scheduled at the Citizen’s Forum at Lakeview Arena for July 19 and August 16 have been relocated, and will be held in City Hall Room 103, located at 300 W. Baraga Avenue.
   
DDA work session set for July 20 7/15/2016
The Marquette Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will hold a work session on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. at the DDA Offices, 203 South Front Street, Suite 1-B for the purpose of discussing and planning the 2017 fiscal year budget.
   
West Fair Avenue closed for construction 7/13/2016
The 900 block of West Fair Avenue, between Northrop Street and Norway Avenue, will be closed for a sanitary main repair. The project will take place Thursday, July 14 from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
   
Front Street traffic redirected during landscaping work 7/12/2016
Beginning this week and continuing through the end of July, northbound traffic on Front Street between Baraga Avenue and Spring Street will be periodically shifted to the center lane to accomodate for landscaping work.
   
South Lake Street to close for work 7/8/2016
South Lake Street will be closed to through traffic on July 19 for infrastructure work.
   
Baraga Avenue Detour 6/30/2016
Traffic on Baraga Avenue between Seventh Street and McClellan Avenue will be detoured to Washington Street from Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 22.
   
July Board of Review Meeting 6/30/2016
The Board of Review will meet on July 19, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at City Hall, Commission Chambers, 300 W. Baraga Ave, Marquette, MI.
   
City Manager Offers Community Office Hours 6/30/2016
City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library.
   
Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees Work Session 6/30/2016
The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a budget work session on Thursday, July 7 at 6:00pm in the Shiras Room at the Peter White Public Library.
   
Baraga-McClellan traffic control change 6/30/2016
The City of Marquette has been involved over the last year with an ongoing traffic study for the new hospital that will be constructed at 850 West Baraga Avenue. Upgrades will be required to the U.S. 41 corridor as well to the local streets that will service this new hospital. A temporary traffic warrant has been issued by the City of Marquette Police Department to not allow left hand turns off of Baraga Avenue onto McClellan Avenue for those vehicles that are heading south towards U.S. 41.
   
Compost site closed for Independence Day 6/29/2016
The City of Marquette Compost drop-off site, located at the old Cliffs Dow site off of Lakeshore Boulevard, will be closed on Saturday, July 2 and Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. The site will reopen Wednesday, July 6. Hours are 3 to 7 p.m. There are no changes to the Household Rubbish site schedule.
   
Sunrise Dog Dash set for July 2 6/27/2016
On Saturday, July 2, UPAWS will host the annual 1-mile and 2.5-mile Sunrise Dog Dash from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. No streets will be closed for this event and the public is asked to exercise caution in these areas.
   
PWPL to hold special meeting 6/27/2016
The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting with the Marquette Charter Township Board in regards to the contract for library services. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28.
   
Summer tax bills to be mailed out 6/27/2016
Summer tax bills totaling approximately $31.5 million dollars will be mailed to Marquette City property owners on June 30. The due date for payment of City summer taxes is Sep. 14.
   
Fourth of July parade closures to begin at 10 a.m. 6/27/2016
Beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 4, Washington Street from McClellan Avenue to Third Street and Third Street from Washington Street to Baraga Avenue will be closed to through traffic to hold the annual Fourth of July Parade. Third and Washington Streets are scheduled to re-open as soon as the parade is completed.

McClellan Avenue from Baraga Avenue to Ridge Street and areas on Baraga Avenue east and west of McClellan Avenue will be closed for the parade staging areas starting at 10 a.m. These areas will open up to traffic as soon as the parade is completed.
   
BLP closed for holiday 6/27/2016
The Marquette Board of Light and Power Office will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
   
Traffic to be disrupted on Altamont 6/24/2016
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, June 27, Altamont Street from Jackson Street to Newberry Street will experience traffic disruptions due to the construction and extension of the Altamont Street sidewalk. This project is a continuation of a project completed in 2013 for the Safe Routes to School Program. This is the second phase of a three-phase project. This phase is scheduled to be substantially complete by the end of July. 

Altamont Street will remain open to traffic but will be narrowed to allow construction work.
   
Offices closed for Independence Day 6/23/2016
City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue; the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Avenue; and the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library), will close at noon on Friday, July 1, and will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time.
   
Baraga Avenue traffic concerns this summer 6/23/2016
The Duke Life Point Hospital construction project at 850 W. Baraga Ave. (between McClellan Avenue and 7th Street) is underway. During the construction, the section of Baraga Avenue adjacent to the project will be in rugged condition and experience increased traffic due to construction vehicles. A portion of the road has been turned to gravel. Reduced speeds are recommended for motorists using this section of road. 

While all businesses remain open and accessible from either direction, it is recommended that through traffic find alternate routes until the construction is complete.
   
High amount of construction traffic expected 6/23/2016
There are numerous major construction projects in the City this summer, and that means there will be an unusually high amount of construction traffic.
   
Mount Marquette road to close for festival 6/22/2016
On Saturday, June 25, 2016, the road leading to Mount Marquette will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for race activities.
   
City Commission to take infrastructure tour 6/21/2016
The Marquette City Commission will be participating in a tour of streets and infrastructure in need of repairs prior to the upcoming Capital Outlay work session. No official business of the City will be conducted. The tour will begin on Tuesday, June 28, at 3 p.m. and will depart from Marquette City Hall.
   
Kraft Hockeyville USA logo available 6/17/2016
The Kraft Hockeyville™ USA 2016 Marquette MI logo is available for use by request. Please contact the City of Marquette Parks and Recreation Office via email for a logo request form. Instructions for submission are located on the form and approval is required for use of the logo. Unfortunately there will be no local sponsor participation permitted.
   
Portion of Lincoln to close for work 6/17/2016
Lincoln Avenue, between Waldo and Center streets, will be closed for a sanitary lateral replacement. The project will take place Thursday, June 23 from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
   
Trails festival may cause brief traffic disruption 6/17/2016
From Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26, the Noquemanon Trail Network (NTN) will be hosting a series of biking, hiking and running events. On Saturday, June 25, traffic will be stopped on M553 (McClellan Avenue) adjacent to the NTN trailhead parking lot from 12:05 to 12:10 p.m. The motoring public is asked to be aware of the traffic disruption and stop for police as directed.
   
'Walk to the Wall' parade scheduled for June 25 6/17/2016
On Saturday, June 25, beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing through approximately 11 a.m., the Marquette County Veterans Alliance will be hosting a “Walk to the Wall” parade. The parade will begin at the Graveraet Middle School parking lot, enter Hewitt Avenue and then proceed north on Third Street to the Superior Dome. Third Street will be closed where the parade is occurring. No detour will be provided.
   
Street closing planned for construction project 6/17/2016
Beginning Monday, June 20, Spring Street will be closed between Third and Fourth streets for reconstruction of the street and underground utilities. Fourth Street will be closed at the intersection with Spring, and Third Street will be narrowed. The project is scheduled to be substantially complete by the end of July.
   
Commission work session moved to June 27 6/16/2016
The Marquette City Commission work session scheduled for Monday, June 20 at 5:15 p.m., regarding the Strategic Plan, has been rescheduled for Monday June 27 at 6 p.m. in City Hall, Commission Chambers.
   
MACC announces July exhibits 6/16/2016
The City's Arts and Culture Center has announced its July exhibits.
   
BLP work session set for June 28 6/15/2016
The Marquette Board of Light and Power will conduct a Work Session on Tuesday, June 28 at 1 p.m. The meeting is being held to discuss financial goals of the MBLP and Dawn Lund from Utility Financial Solutions will be giving a presentation. The meeting will held in the Board Room at the MBLP’s Main Office at 2200 Wright St. in Marquette.
   
Part of Lincoln to close June 16 6/15/2016
Lincoln Street, between Waldo Street and Center Street, will be closed for a sanitary lateral replacement. The project will take place on Thursday, June 16, and the street will be closed from 6:30 a.m. until approximately 10:30 p.m.
   
Parade to escort traveling wall 6/15/2016
On Wednesday, June 22, beginning at approximately 7:45 p.m. and continuing until approximately 8:30 p.m., the Marquette County Veterans Alliance will be hosting a parade escorting the Travelling Vietnam Wall through Marquette.
   
Annual Art Week kicks off this month 6/10/2016
The annual Art Week, organized by the City's Arts and Culture Center is set to start on June 19.
   
Traffic control change planned at Baraga-McClellan 6/8/2016
Beginning in July, westward traveling vehicles will no longer be able to turn left from Baraga Avenue onto McClellan Avenue. Learn more here.
   
Sister City host families sought 6/8/2016
The local Sister Cities Partnership is looking for families to host delegates from Higashiomi, Japan, during an upcoming visit to Marquette.
   
BLP work session to focus on rate study 6/8/2016
A June 28 work session of the Marquette Board of Light and Power will focus on a rate study for the Marquette Community Solar Garden and Net Metering Rates for residential and commercial rooftop solar projects.
   
BLP to hold solar forum 6/8/2016
The Marquette Board of Light and Power will hold a public forum at 6 p.m. on June 29 to discuss a rate study for the Marquette Community Solar Garden and Net Metering Rates for residential and commercial rooftop solar projects.
   
BLP to repair Washington signal Tuesday 6/6/2016
The Marquette Board of Light and Power will be conducting repairs on the traffic signal located at the intersection of Washington and Seventh streets on Tuesday. The repairs are expected to go from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
   
Public Art Task Force meets Tuesday 6/6/2016
The City's Public Art Task Force will meet Tuesday at 4 p.m., in the Arts and Culture Center.
   
Run for Life scheduled for June 11 6/6/2016
On June 11, there will be a 5k and 10k foot race, beginning at 9 a.m. in Mattson Park.
   
Manager to hold June 8 office hours 6/2/2016
Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.
   
Parking ramp maintenance scheduled 6/2/2016
On Monday, June 6, the Marquette Downtown Development Authority will be conducting maintenance on the east entryway to the lower level of the Bluff Street ramp. The entryway will be closed at 8 a.m. and work is expected to be completed the same day.
   
Seventh-Washington intersection currently a four-way stop 6/2/2016
City police have installed temporary stop signs at the intersection of Seventh and Washington streets. The intersection should be treated as a four-way stop for the time being. It is anticipated that the signal will be operational again within two days.
   
Service Center groundbreaking set for Friday 6/1/2016
The City of Marquette will be holding a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the construction of the new Municipal Service Center. The ceremony will be held on June 3 at 10 a.m. at the site of the new Municipal Service Center located at 1100 Wright Street.
   
Iron Range Roll set for June 4 5/31/2016
The third annual Iron Range Roll, hosted by the 40 Below Marquette County Young Professionals, is scheduled for June 4.
   
Traffic lanes reduced for petunia planting 5/31/2016
Travel lanes will be reduced on the mornings of June 3 and 4 for the Marquette Beautification Committee's annual planting of petunias.
   
Water main flushing to begin May 25 5/24/2016
Beginning May 25 and continuing through July, the City Water Department will be flushing water mains. Residents may experience cloudy water and are asked to run water before using it.
   
Compost site closed for holiday 5/24/2016
The City's compost drop-off site will be closed on May 28 and May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.
   
May 29 procession to take place 5/24/2016
Beginning at noon Sunday, the Diocese of Marquette will host a Corpus Christi procession, which will begin at St. Michael's Church and proceed south on Fourth Street to St. Peter's Cathedral.
   
Public Art Task Force to meet 5/23/2016
The Marquette Public Art Task Force will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 24 at 4 p.m.
   
City offices closed for holiday 5/23/2016
City offices located in City Hall, Lakeview Arena and the Arts and Culture Center will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
   
Park summer hours begin May 23 5/23/2016
The City's official park hours go into effect on Monday, May 23.
   
BLP offices closed for holiday 5/20/2016
The Marquette Board of Light and Power Office will be closed Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day.
   
Planning Commission public forum scheduled 5/20/2016
The City of Marquette Planning Commission has scheduled a public forum for 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25 at the Citizens Forum in Lakeview Arena. After 15 work sessions on the topic since last September, the Planning Commission will host a public forum Wednesday to share their ideas and gather more public input on how to appropriately regulate short-term and other rental properties in the city.
   
City Commission work session canceled 5/19/2016
The Marquette City Commission work session scheduled for May 31 has been canceled.
   
DDA offices closed for a week 5/18/2016
The Marquette Downtown Development Authority offices will be closed from May 23 through May 30.
   
June exhibits: Thursday Painters, Kathleen Conover 5/18/2016
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center has announced its June exhibits.
   
BLP sets special meeting 5/13/2016
The Marquette Board of Light and Power will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, May 17 to discuss and act upon proposed construction contracts.
   
AARP Smart Driving class scheduled 5/13/2016
A two-part AARP Smart Driving class will take place in the Citizens Forum Room at Lakeview Arena, located at 401 E. Fair Ave., on May 24 and 25.
   
Legal presentation set at Senior Center 5/13/2016
Attorney Joan Ball from Legal Services of Northern Michigan will present at the Marquette Senior Center on Friday, May 20. Legal Services of Northern Michigan is a non-profit organization that provides free legal advice and services seniors. Topics of the presentation will be estate planning, collections, and identity theft.
   
Reminder: Permits needed for ROW work 5/11/2016
The City of Marquette Engineering Department would like to remind City of Marquette residents, community event organizers, business owners, contractors and developers that a Public Right of Way Work Permit is required whenever work or an activity is planned in a public right of way or City held public easement.
   
100DayProject Completion Celebration scheduled 5/11/2016
The third annual 100DayProject Completion Celebration event will be held on Saturday, May 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ore Dock Brewing Company in Marquette. The event will celebrate the creativity and work of this year’s participants. A virtual exhibit will also be shown. The public is invited to attend.
   
Commission work session canceled 5/5/2016
The Marquette City Commission work session scheduled for Monday, May 9 at 5:15 p.m. in City Hall Room 103, regarding the Strategic Plan, has been canceled. The meeting has not been rescheduled at this time.
   
Manager to hold office hours 5/4/2016
Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.
   
Silver Sampler to continue this summer 5/4/2016
In May of 2015, the Marquette Senior Center received a $26,000 grant from the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association to assist seniors 55 and over in the Marquette Senior Center service area to “sample” and explore the outdoor offerings and venues the city has to offer. This unique program has been aptly named the Silver Sampler. 

To learn more about the free programs being offered, click here.
   
Hope Starts Here Challenge Saturday 5/2/2016
On Saturday, May 7, beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing through 1 p.m., the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center will be hosting the 9th annual Hope Starts Here Challenge. Events will include 5k, 10k and half marathon runs, a duathlon and a family-friendly walk and bike ride on the multi-use path.
   
Marinas opening for the season 4/29/2016
The City marinas will be open as of Sunday, May 1.
   
Wright Street traffic will be shifted Thursday 4/25/2016
Traffic on Wright Street will be shifted Thursday afternoon due to soil boring work in the area.
   
City compost and recycling dumpsters to move 4/25/2016
The City's compost and recycling dumpsters, now located at the Municipal Service Center at 850 W. Baraga Ave., will be moved to the Waste Management Transfer Station on May 1.
   
April 25 City Commission meeting will not be broadcast live 4/21/2016
Due to an equipment failure, the April 25 City Commission meeting will not be broadcast live on Channel 191, but will be recorded and rebroadcast at a later date.

   
Compost site to open for the season 4/18/2016
The City of Marquette compost site on Lakeshore Boulevard is scheduled to open for the season on Monday, April 25.
   
Rubbish drop-off site to open for the season 4/18/2016
The City of Marquette rubbish drop-off site is scheduled to open for the season on Tuesday, April 26.
   
BLP special meeting set for Tuesday 4/15/2016
The Marquette Board of Light and Power will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19.
   
LDFA regular meeting scheduled for Monday 4/15/2016
The Local Development Finance Authority board will hold a regular meeting on Monday April 18 at 4 p.m. in City Hall Room 103.
   
Items must be removed from cemetery 4/14/2016
All Park Cemetery winter gravesite decorations must be removed prior to Monday, May 2.
   
Departments, employees shifted for MSC move 4/14/2016
During the move from the current Municipal Service Center, some employees and departments have been relocated.
   
April MBRA meeting rescheduled 4/14/2016
The April meeting of the Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority has been rescheduled to April 21.
   
Art Awards set for May 20 4/12/2016
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is hosting the 20th Annual Art Awards, which honor outstanding individuals in our community. The event is scheduled for Friday May 20 in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.
   
Pine Street closure set for YMCA event 4/12/2016
Pine Street, from Fair Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard, will be closed from 8 a.m. to approximately noon on April 16 to facilitate the YMCA of Marquette County's 16th annual Run/Walk.
   
Lakeview Arena makes Hockeyville USA Top 10 4/11/2016
Lakeview Arena has been selected as one of the Top 10 finalists for Hockeyville USA. The winning rink will receive $150,000 in arena upgrades and an NHL preseason game. Online voting is open now.
   
Public advised to be aware of walkers 4/11/2016
A community walk will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday on tha campus of Northern Michigan University.
   
Portion of Front Street to be closed Wednesday 4/8/2016
The 200 block of Front Street, between Main Street and Spring Street, will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday.
   
MACC announces May exhibits 4/8/2016
The Marquette Arts and Culture Center will host May exhibits from the membership of the Lake Superior Art Association and from Joy Bender Hadley.
   
Recycling survey results to be shared 4/8/2016
The Marquette City Commission will view a presentation during a Monday work session focused on the results of a recent communitywide recycling survey.
   
Manager to hold office hours 4/6/2016
Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold community office hours on Wednesday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library.
   
MHC meeting moved to May 2 4/6/2016
The Marquette Housing Commission meeting scheduled for May 3 has been moved to May 2 and will be held in the conference room at 316 Pine Street.
   
PWPL Board to hold special meeting 4/5/2016
The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on April 6 to discuss and evaluate candidates fro the position of library director. The meetings will be in the Lion's Room on the main level of the library and will begin at 7 p.m.
   
Spring Street to close for festival 4/4/2016
A portion of Spring Street will be closed to traffic from Friday evening through noon on Sunday, due to an outdoor festival being held in the area.
   
Pickle ball, floor hockey drop-in schedules announced 4/4/2016
Drop-in sessions of pickle ball and floor hockey began today and run into September. Times are available five days a week.
   
Library to interview director candidates Saturday 3/31/2016
The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Saturday to conduct interviews and evaluations of the candidates for the position of library director. The interviews are set to begin at 11 a.m.
   
Schedules set for upcoming senior arts classes 3/30/2016
The schedules have been announced for the Marquette Senior Center's upcoming senior arts classes. This includes classes with Gene Bertram and Diane Kribs-May
   
Art Week performers wanted 3/30/2016
The City is inviting visual and performing artists to take part in the City's 2nd annual Marquette Art Week, scheduled for June 19-25.
   
Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Meeting Cancelled 3/23/2016
The regular meeting of the Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority scheduled for Thursday, March 24, has been cancelled due to lack of quorum. The meeting has not been rescheduled at this time.
   
Marquette BLP Special Meeting 3/23/2016
The Marquette Board of Light and Power will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, March 29, at 5:30 p.m. at their Wright Street office located at 2200 Wright Street. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and act upon proposed financial and natural gas transport service agreements for the Marquette Energy Center.
   
Lakeshore Boulevard reopened 3/22/2016
Lakeshore Boulevard, between Hawley and Wright streets, is now open to through traffic.
   
City offices closed for Good Friday 3/18/2016
Most City offices will be closed on Friday, March 25, in observance of Good Friday. Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time.
   
DDA work session and meeting set for Friday 3/17/2016
The Marquette Downtown Development Authority will hold a work session and meeting on Friday. The session will begin at 3 p.m. in the DDA offices, located at 203 S. Front St. in Marquette. The regularly scheduled April 14 meeting has been cancelled due to a lack of quorum.
   
Lakeshore Boulevard closed due to weather 3/16/2016
Lakeshore Boulevard, between Hawley and Wright streets, is closed to traffic due to high wave activity.
   
March BLP board meeting rescheduled 3/15/2016
The Marquette Board of Light and Power's March meeting has been rescheduled to March 22.
   
BLP offices closed for Good Friday 3/15/2016
The Marquette Board of Light and Power offices will be closed on March 25 in observance of Good Friday.
   
Municipal Service Center now closed to the public 3/14/2016
As part of the City's Municipal Service Center relocation project, the current MSC is no longer open to the public. Public Works Administrative Services and the City Engineering Department are temporarily located at 401 E. Fair Avenue.
   
Upcoming Creative Community Series schedule announced 3/14/2016
The upcoming schedule for the City's Creative Community Series includes workshops on watercolors, mixed media and photo transfers.
   
2016 slip agreements mailed 3/11/2016
The 2016 seasonal slip agreements have been mailed out. Payments will be accepted from March 14 through April 15.
   
MACC: Fourth annual high school art show set 3/11/2016
The fourth annual high school art show is scheduled to begin April 4.
   
2016 seasonal launch permits available 3/4/2016
All boaters are required to obtain a permit to launch a boat at either Cinder Pond or Presque Isle marinas. Permits are now available for purchase.
   
National Quilting Day event in Marquette 3/4/2016
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, as a part of the Creative Community Series, will be hosting a quilting celebration on March 19.
   
Reminder: New City polling location 2/29/2016
Don't forget that there will be a new polling location in the City of Marquette for the March 8 Presidential Primary election. Click here for more information.
   
City Manager office hours scheduled 2/29/2016
Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold community office hours on March 9.
   
Marquette Housing Commission meetings scheduled 2/29/2016
The Marquette Housing Commission will be holding a pair of meetings on March 3.
   
"Creative Community" instructors wanted 2/23/2016
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is now accepting applications for artistic courses, as a part of the Creative Community Series.
   
Arts Awards deadline extended 2/23/2016
The deadline to submit nominations for the 20th Annual Arts Awards has been extended to March 18.
   
Housing Commission meeting canceled 2/23/2016
The March 22 meeting of the Marquette Housing Commission board has been canceled.
   
MACC March exhibits named 2/23/2016
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center has announced its March exhibits, which will include work from NMU students and from Dominic M. Davis.
   
MBRA meeting canceled 2/23/2016
The Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority meeting scheduled for Thursday has been canceled due to a lack of agenda items.
   
Open skate sessions called off 2/23/2016
Open skate sessions and Feb. 26 and 27 won't be held due to a tournament in Lakeview Arena.
   
Downtown Showdown Ski and Snowboard Rail Jam canceled 2/19/2016
The Downtown Showdown Ski and Snowboard Rail Jam, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been canceled, due to the weather.
   
BZA meeting canceled 2/17/2016
The Board of Zoning Appeals meeting scheduled for March 3 has been canceled due to a lack of quorum.
   
100DayProject update scheduled for Saturday 2/17/2016
A check-in session for 100DayProject participants will be held at the MACC on Saturday, March 5, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. with project organizers Ann Russ and Cathy Benda.
   
REMINDER: City Open House set for Wednesday 2/16/2016
The City of Marquette's annual Open House will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.
   
Snow bike race set for Saturday in Marquette 2/16/2016
The Polar Roll, a snow bike race, will be held in Marquette this Saturday and may lead to minor traffic delays.
   
City holding informational meeting on hospital transportation plans 2/16/2016
The City of Marquette is working on plans for transportation infrastructure related to the new hospital development, and staff will be holding a public meeting on Feb. 25.
   
Submissions sought for high school art show 2/9/2016
The City of Marquette's Arts and Culture Center is preparing to host the fourth annual High School Art Show, and they're looking for submissions.
   
   
Polling location changing for precincts 3, 4 and 5 2/9/2016
Registered voters in the City of Marquette’s Precincts 3, 4 and 5 will have a new polling location for the March 8 Presidential Primary. Voters from those three precincts typically vote in the Michigan National Guard Armory, but will vote in March in the former U.P. Sportsplex building, located at 1110 Wright Street. 

The change was spurred when the National Guard stated last month that there were elevated levels of lead dust in some armories, and announced that rentals of the local armory would be put on hold while inspection and remediation work was done. 

In accordance with MCL 168.662, the Marquette City Commission approved the emergency relocation of the polling location during its Feb. 8 regular meeting. 

In the coming days, the City Clerk’s office will be mailing new voter identification cards to more than 5,000 registered voters in Precincts 3, 4 and 5. Election Day signage will be posted, and a map can be found online here. 
No plans have yet been made for the Precinct 3, 4 and 5 polling location for future elections.
   
City offices to close on Presidents' Day 2/8/2016
Offices at Marquette City Hall; the Arts and Culture Center, located in the Peter White Public Library; the Municipal Service Center; and Lakeview Arena will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15, in recognition of Presidents’ Day. 

Marquette Police, Fire and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time.
   
BLP offices closed Feb. 15 2/8/2016
The Marquette Board of Light and Power office will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15, in recognition of Presidents’ Day. For emergencies call 228-0300.
   
Road closures planned for U.P. 200 2/8/2016
The following streets will close to motor vehicles at the following times for the Annual U.P. 200 & Midnight Run Dog Sled Races to be held Friday, Feb. 12. 

Thursday, Feb. 11: 10:30 p.m. - Washington Street from Front Street to Lakeshore Boulevard 

Friday, February 12: 7 a.m. - Washington Street from Front Street to Fifth Street; 9 a.m. - Fourth Street from Spring Street to Bluff Street; 1 p.m. - Lakeshore Boulevard from Mattson Park to Baraga Avenue; 5 p.m. - Lakeshore Boulevard from Baraga Avenue to U.S. 41; 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. - Northbound lane of South Lake Street from U.S. 41 to Hampton Street; 5:15 p.m. - Front Street from Baraga Avenue to Bluff Street; 5:45 p.m. - Third Street from Spring Street to Bluff Street. 

The detour route will use Baraga Avenue, Fifth Street and Bluff Street. 

Unless otherwise noted, the street closures will remain in effect until 2 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. 

Pedestrian access will be allowed all days throughout all the street closure areas.
   
Weather closes Lakeshore Boulevard 2/3/2016
Lakeshore Boulevard is closed from Hawley Street to Wright Street until further notice.
   
Manager to hold office hours 2/3/2016
Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.
   
"Art of Business" workshop scheduled 2/3/2016
In collaboration with the Lake Superior Community Partnership, the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is pleased to announce “The Art of Business” workshop, which will take place at the Arts Center on March 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. 

Whether you’re an artist who owns a business or is interested in starting one, this workshop is for you. Turning your creative practice into a business may seem like a daunting task, but the Lake Superior Community Partnership’s Business Development staff will walk you through setting up your business, finances, purchasing supplies and much more. 

This workshop is free to attend and interested artists may register by visiting the LSCP’s website, www.marquette.org, and clicking on The Art of Business under Upcoming Events on the homepage. For more information or assistance registering, please contact LSCP at lscp@marquette.org or 226-6591.
   
Election Board Meeting rescheduled 1/29/2016
The Election Board regular meeting, originally scheduled for Jan. 28, has been cancelled due to a lack of quorum. The meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. in City Commission Chambers in City Hall.
   
Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting canceled 1/29/2016
The Board of Zoning Appeals regular meeting on Feb. 4 has been cancelled due to lack of agenda items. The next scheduled meeting will be held on March 3.
   
Special Harbor Advisory Meeting called 1/25/2016
There will be a special meeting of the Harbor Advisory Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 5:15 p.m. in the Citizens Forum in Lakeview Arena, located at 401 East Fair Avenue. The topic of the special meeting will be the Presque Isle Marina Capital Project.
   
Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board meeting cancelled 1/22/2016
The regular meeting of the Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 28 has been cancelled due to lack of quorum. The meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 11 at 8 a.m. in Room 103 of Marquette City Hall.
   
Engineering department office location change 1/21/2016
Due to the upcoming new hospital construction and future Municipal Service Center construction, the City of Marquette’s Engineering Department has temporarily beenrelocated to Lakeview Arena. Work in the right-of-way permits, project plans and specifications for bids, access to records and maps will be available at this location. All phone extensions and email addresses will remain the same during this transition.
   
Bike path maintenance on hold in preparation for UP200 1/21/2016
The bike path along Lakeshore Boulevard, from Mattson Lower Harbor Park to South Beach, is not being maintained due to the upcoming U.P. 200. Maintenance of the bike path will resume on Feb. 22.
   
HAC meeting cancelled 1/20/2016
The Harbor Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Jan. 20 was cancelled due to a lack of quorum. All items will be moved to the agenda for the regularly scheduled meeting of Feb. 16.
   
PWPL elevator out 1/20/2016
The Peter White Public Library will be without elevator service until further notice, due to unscheduled maintenance.
   
Street closures set for Noquemanon 1/20/2016
The following streets will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 3 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the Noquemanon Ski Marathon: 

1. Hawley Street, from Presque Isle Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard.
2. Wright Street, from Presque Isle Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard.
3. Schneider Mill Court, from River Park Circle to end of Schneider Mill Court.
4. Powder Mill Road, from Wright Street to end of Powder Mill Road.

The detour route to access Lakeshore Boulevard from Hawley Street and Wright Street will be Presque Isle Avenue south to Fair Avenue, then Fair Avenue east to Lakeshore Boulevard. Access to the Biolife Plasma Services will be available on Hawley Street from Lakeshore Boulevard.
   
LDFA meeting set for Tuesday 1/15/2016
The Local Development Finance Authority Board will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. in City Hall Room 103.
   
Marquette DDA celebrates 40 years 1/15/2016
The Marquette Downtown Development Authority is forty years old this month. The DDA was established by the Marquette City Commission on Jan. 12, 1976. To celebrate this landmark anniversary, the DDA is hosting a Business After Hours on Jan. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hampton Inn at 461 S. Lakeshore Blvd. The evening will feature a Taste of Marquette, with delicious appetizers graciously provided by many of the Downtown District’s outstanding restaurants. The DDA will also be offering wine and a variety of beers from our popular breweries and awarding fabulous prizes from businesses throughout the district. 

The Marquette DDA would like to extend our appreciation to all of the contributing businesses for their generosity, the Hampton Inn for the beautiful venue and the Lake Superior Community Partnership for their assistance in coordinating the evening’s festivities. The Marquette DDA asks that you will join us as we celebrate our efforts to keep Marquette’s Downtown District a centerpiece of our community and region.
   
BLP meeting set for Jan. 27 1/15/2016
At the December 17, 2015 Regular Board Meeting, Marquette Board of Light and Power Board of Directors voted to change the Regular Board Meeting scheduled on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 to Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the MBLP’s Main Office, 2200 Wright St., Marquette, MI 49855.
   
Public forum coming for new service center project 1/13/2016
The City of Marquette will be conducting a public forum on Tuesday, Jan. 26 in order to discuss the relocation of the Municipal Service Center project. The forum is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. at the existing Municipal Service Center located at 850 W. Baraga Avenue. Join City staff and members of the project’s Design-Build Team to discuss plans and design of the new facility.
   
Promotion fund, discount fee waiver applications due 1/12/2016
The City of Marquette provides under City Code, Chapter 2 Administration, Division 3 Finance, Public Relations; Section 2-522 Policies and Procedures a mechanism for community stakeholders to submit for waiver of City fees and/or in-kind services provided by the City and/or cash payments. Requests for Promotional Funds may include grant funding, fee relief, provision of in-kind City services, cash or a combination of any or all of these items. 

Applications to be considered for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 (Oct. 1, 2016 through Sep. 30, 2017) must be received or postmarked by March 31, 2016 to be considered. Any applications received or postmarked after this date will NOT be eligible for consideration.
City Open House to be held on Feb. 17 1/12/2016
Community members are invited to the City of Marquette Open House on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front Street. 

Meet City Commissioners, and staff, including Policemen, the Canine Unit, Firemen, the City Manager and City partners. Attendees can look forward to raffle drawings, giveaways, snacks and refreshments. Additionally, children of all ages can learn about their city with several hands-on activities like filling this year’s sticker passport, testing their microbiology skills with the Wastewater Department, or exploring their own neighborhood with the Geographic Information System used by the Engineering Department.
   
February MACC art exhibits announced 1/12/2016
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its February LSAA Gallery exhibition by photographer, Paul Rose. Paul began studying photography in the early 70s at the Detroit Center for Creative Studies where he graduated with his Bachelor of Fine Arts. Following graduation, he went on to study with noted photographers Ansel Adams, Robert Vigiletti, and Steve Benson. Since then, he has continued to capture the life around him, with incredible attention to the shapes and values of each scene. His award-winning work can be found in galleries across the Southwest and Michigan. 

The February SmallWorks Gallery will feature work by multimedia artist, Paulette Carr. As a young girl, Paulette began her exploration of the creative world with garment construction. Since then she has created everything from art quilts and doll clothes, to her daughter’s hand-beaded wedding gown. In 2012, when her daughter was diagnosed for a second time with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and required a stem cell transplant, Paulette found peace in mixed media art. Combining drawings with paint and collage allowed her to take a step away from her worries, even if it was just for a short while. Three and a half years later, her daughter is doing very well and Paulette continues to create beautiful mixed media art.
   
Manager schedules office hours 1/6/2016
Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, Jan. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.
   
100DayProject returns 1/5/2016
In its third year of existence, the 100DayProject seeks to awaken, nurture and sustain our creative spirit though the cultivation of small daily acts for 100 days. 

This year’s 100DayProject will begin on Jan. 22 and end 100 days later on April 30. During this time, participants are encouraged to explore and experiment with any creative medium of their choice. New this year is the implementation of a theme, Across the Lake, exploring connection and relationship. This year’s partnering organizations include the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts, the Grand Marais Art Colony in Minnesota and the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center. 

For more information, click here.
   
January MACC events announced 1/5/2016
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center invites the community to partake in a variety of events during the month of January. For a listing of events, clickhere.
   
January/February Marquette Matters Newsletter 12/30/2015
The Marquette Matters newsletter for January/ February 2016 has arrived! Click on the link above to check it out!
   
Lakeshore Boulevard Reopened 12/30/2015
Lakeshore Boulevard and Wright Street are both fully opened.
   
Streets closed for annual ball drop 12/28/2015
From 11 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31 until 1 a.m. on Jan. 1, the intersection of Front Street and Washington Street will be closed for the annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic: Washington Street between Third Street and Lakeshore Boulevard Front Street between Main Street and Bluff Street The motoring public is advised to use caution when traveling near this area and be aware of all pedestrians crossing the streets.
   
City offices closed for holidays 12/21/2015
Offices at Marquette City Hall; the Arts and Culture Center, located in the Peter White Public Library; the Municipal Service Center; and Lakeview Arena will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays on Thursday, Dec. 24; Friday, Dec. 25; Thursday, Dec. 31; and Friday, Jan. 1. 

Marquette Police, Fire and Public Works and Utilities will remain staffed during the holidays.
   
Senior skate offered at Lakeview 12/21/2015
Beginning Monday, Jan. 4, Senior Skate, which takes place at Lakeview Arena Monday nights from 7:30 p.m. to 9:20 p.m., will be for Seniors 55 years of age and older, or at the discretion of the Senior Center Coordinator.
   
BLP Offices closed for Christmas, New Year's 12/18/2015
The Marquette Board of Light and Power Office will be closed on Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 in observance of the Christmas and New Year's holidays.
   
Lakeshore Boulevard opened after storm 12/16/2015
Lakeshore Boulevard and Wright Street are both fully opened.
   
Commission meeting not recorded due to technical malfunction 12/16/2015
An equipment failure occurred during the Dec. 14 Marquette City Commission meeting that prevented the meeting from being recorded. As a result, the meeting will not be rebroadcast on Channel 191. 

Please call 228-0418 or email helpdesk@mqtcty.org for more information.
   
Locations available for Christmas tree drop off 12/16/2015
Residents of properties paying the “solid waste” fee on their monthly bills (green bag users) are eligible to use the City’s Christmas tree drop-off sites. These sites are supported by fees, not taxes. 

Beginning Dec. 26 and continuing through Jan. 17, 2016 there will be two drop-off locations available for Christmas tree disposal. For more information, clickhere.
   
January Exhibits: May and Scarpino 12/16/2015
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center has announced the focus of its January LSAA Gallery exhibition will be East Coast author and fiber artist, Rachel May. The January SmallWorks Gallery will feature a multi-modal collaboration between Poet Laureate of the Upper Peninsula, Andrea Scarpino, and visual artists Emily Lanctot, Christine Hinz Lenzen and Carol Phillips. 

For more information, click here.
   
Lakeshore Boulevard closed due to weather 12/14/2015
Until further notice, Lakeshore Boulevard will be closed from Fair Avenue to Hawley Street due to inclement weather. Additionally, Pine Street will be closed between Lakeshore and Fair, ane Wright Street will be closed from Presque Isle Avenue to Lakeshore.
   
Annual art awards - call for nominations 12/14/2015
The City of Marquette is welcoming citizens to nominate deserving members of the community to be considered for the 2016 Annual Arts Awards. These awards are offered to recognize and thank citizens who have demonstrated artistic excellence or have made significant contributions to awareness of arts in our community. 

For more information, click here.
   
Call for award design proposals 12/14/2015
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is now accepting design proposals for the 20th Annual Arts Awards. 

Each spring, 10 awards are presented to individuals for their contribution to arts and culture in Marquette. Each recipient will receive a hand-crafted award during the ceremony. The artist selected to complete this project will be required to create 10 awards. The stipend for the design and creation of the awards is $600. Recent awards have included three-dimensional models shaped out of metal, wood and paper. 

For more information, click here.
   
Lakeview Arena adult hockey added 12/14/2015
Drop-In Hockey sessions will be added to the regular public skate schedule beginning Monday, Dec. 21, and continuing through the remainder of the ice season. Monday Adult Drop-In Hockey is scheduled from 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission charges will be consistent with those for daytime drop-in hockey.
   
Lakeview schedule shifting over holidays 12/14/2015
The schedule for open skating at the Lakeview Arena will change during the coming weeks. For more information, click here.
   
Reminder: No work requiring pavement restoration allowed 12/9/2015
With the local asphalt plants shut down, contractors and homeowners are reminded that work in the City right-of-way that requires street pavement or curb removal and restoration is prohibited. 

This restriction will remain in effect until the spring, when the frost is out of the ground and the asphalt plants are operating. 

This restriction will not apply to emergency repairs such as broken sewer and water lines.
   
Board of Review to meet Dec. 15 12/4/2015
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review, City of Marquette will meet on Dec. 15 at 9 a.m. at City Hall, Commission Chambers, 300 W. Baraga Ave, Marquette, MI. For more information on the purpose of this meeting, click here.
   
BLP meeting date moved 12/4/2015
At the November 24, 2015 Regular Board Meeting, Marquette Board of Light and Power Board of Directors voted to change the Regular Board Meeting scheduled on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 to Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the MBLP’s Main Office, 2200 Wright St., Marquette, MI 49855.
   
Manager to hold office hours 12/2/2015
Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.
   
Planning Commission Meeting Canceled 12/2/2015
The regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting for Tuesday, Dec. 15 has been canceled due to a lack of business. The next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 at 6 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, located at 300 W. Baraga Avenue.
   
Winter tax bills to be mailed 11/20/2015
Winter tax bills totaling $1.7 million will be mailed to Marquette City property owners on Nov. 30. Tax collection will begin Dec. 1 and payments are accepted at the City Treasurer’s office without penalty through Feb. 14, 2016. A penalty of 3 percent is added to the winter tax bill beginning on Feb. 15, 2016. On March 1, 2016, taxes are considered delinquent and are transferred to the County Treasurer for collection. 

The 2016 winter property tax bill represents millage levies for Marquette County Transit, County Aging, County Medical Care Facility, County Dispatch, County Rescue and County Veterans’ Affairs.
   
Fine arts photography with Lali Khalid 11/30/2015
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is excited to announce the schedule for their Fine Art Photography Series with Lali Khalid in January 2016. The series will include senior arts sessions, a six-week photography workshop and a talk with the artist. 

For more information, click here.
   
Road closures scheduled during parade 11/30/2015
Beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, the Marquette Downtown Development Authority will be hosting the annual Holiday Parade. The parade will start at the Berry Events Center parking lot and exit on to Pine Street. The parade will then proceed south on Pine Street to Fair Avenue, then west on Fair Avenue to Third Street, then south on Third Street to its conclusion at Third Street and Baraga Avenue. Third Street, from Bluff Street to Spring Street, will be closed to all traffic from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Washington Street, from Front Street to Third Street and from Third Street to Fourth Street, will be closed to through traffic from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
   
2014-2015 Annual Report now available 11/30/2015
The City of Marquette’s 2014-15 Annual Report is now available on the City’s website. Read the full report by clicking here.
   
PRESQUE ISLE ROAD & MOUNT MARQUETTE ROAD CLOSURE 11/25/2015
Effective Thursday, November 26, 2015, the road around Presque Isle Park and the road leading to Mount Marquette will be closed for the season. 
   
Street Closure for Water Service and Sewer Lateral Repairs, 600 Block of Spruce Street 11/24/2015
On Wednesday, November 25th from 7:00am to 4:00pm the 600 block of Spruce Street will be closed to through traffic in order to perform a water service and sewer lateral line repairs. Motorists are asked to use caution and follow all detour and traffic control signage. 
   
Marquette Board of Light & Power Work Session 11/24/2015
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss Marquette Energy Center. At 5:30 p.m., our regular scheduled Board Meeting will begin. 
   
December art exhibits announced 11/24/2015
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center will be displaying work by Bernie Park and Corey Kelly in December. 

For more information, click here.
   
Rubbish drop-off site closed for the year 11/23/2015
The City of Marquette household rubbish drop-off site, located off of Wright Street between Presque Isle Avenue and Lakeshore Boulevard, is now closed for the season. The site will open again in the spring of 2016, as weather permits. An announcement will be made at that time.
   
BLP offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday 11/19/2015
The Marquette Board of Light and Power offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
   
Rubbish drop-off site closed for the year 11/18/2015
The City of Marquette household rubbish drop-off site, located off of Wright Street between Presque Isle Avenue and Lakeshore Boulevard, is now closed for the season. The site will open again in the spring of 2016, as weather permits. An announcement will be made at that time.
   
December art exhibits announced 11/18/2015
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center will be displaying work by Bernie Park and Corey Kelly in December. 

For more information, click here.
   
Soil boring to cause traffic disruptions 11/17/2015
Beginning on Thursday, Nov. 19, various areas in the City of Marquette will experience traffic disruptions due to soil boring operations. Tri Media Consultants will be performing soil boring sampling for future street reconstruction projects. The public is advised to use caution when traveling through these areas and be aware of all flagging and traffic control. Work will be continuing throughout the next two weeks at the following dates and locations: 

Spring Street from Third to Fifth Street and Seventh to the west end – Nov. 19-20 
Jonathan Carver Road – Nov. 23-24 
St. Lusson Drive – Nov. 23-24 
College and Lincoln Avenue Intersection – Nov. 25 

Be advised that the weather may delay these operations until the next available day.
   
Front Street closure rescheduled 11/17/2015
Due to the forecast for strong winds, the closure of the 200 block of South Front Street that was scheduled for this week has been moved to next week. 

The 200 block of South Front Street between Main Street and Spring Street will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, Nov. 23 and Wednesday, Nov. 25 for work related to the renovation of 215 S. Front Street. 

The following streets will be closed to through traffic: 

Front Street from Washington Street to Main Street Front Street from Baraga Avenue to Spring Street 

Traffic will be detoured using Washington Street, Third Street and Baraga Avenue. 

The sidewalk on the east side of Front Street between Spring Street and Main Street will also be closed from 8 a.m. to noon on Nov. 23 and 25.
   
City offices closed for Thanksgiving 11/16/2015
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 the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Avenue, will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time. 

There will be no change in garbage pickup for City residents.
   
Dec. 3 BZA meeting cancelled 11/13/2015
The Board of Zoning Appeals regular meeting on December 3, 2015 has been cancelled due to lack of agenda. The next scheduled meeting will be held on January 7, 2016.
   
   
Marquette named winner in Amazon challenge 11/11/2015
The City of Marquette has been named a winner in the second Amazon Web Services (AWS) City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge. 

As a winner in the Dream Big category, the City of Marquette is eligible for an award of $25,000 in AWS credits. 

For more information, click here.
   
Front Street to close during construction 11/12/2015
The 200 block of South Front Street between Main Street and Spring Street will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 18 and Friday, Nov. 20 for work related to the renovation of 215 S. Front St 

Traffic will be detoured using Washington Street, Third Street and Baraga Avenue. 

The sidewalk on the east side of Front Street between Spring Street and Main Street will also be closed from 8 a.m. to noon on Nov. 18 and 20.
   
Schedule set for Senior Center art series 11/12/2015
The City of Marquette has set the schedule for the upcoming Senior Arts Series. For more information, click here.
   
Washington Street lane shift scheduled 11/12/2015
On Friday, Nov. 13 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., eastbound traffic on Washington Street between Lincoln Street and Morgan Street will be shifted north using traffic cones. This shift is being done to allow room for equipment to work on a new building at the Liberty Way development. 

The traffic shift may also occur during the same times on Saturday, Nov. 14, depending on weather and construction progress. 

Motorists are asked to slow down and proceed through this area with caution.
   
Arts and Culture Advisory Committee meeting set for Nov. 18 11/09/2015
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center Committee meeting, which was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 5:30 p.m., will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the same time in lower level of the Peter White Public Library, located at 217 N. Front Street. 

Community members are invited to attend, and there is an opportunity for public comment. Please call 228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org for more information.
   
November PWPL meeting rescheduled 11/06/2015
The November meeting of the Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees will be held on Monday Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held in the library's Community Room.
   
Baraga Avenue lift station maintenance scheduled 11/05/2015
Beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, Lakeshore Boulevard near Founders Landing, from South Front Street to East Baraga Avenue, will be closed to through traffic for lift station maintenance. A detour will be posted and repairs are expected to be completed by 3 p.m.
   
Manager to hold community office hours 11/05/2015
Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.
   
BLP offices to close in observance of Veterans' Day 11/04/2015
The Board of Light and Power offices will be closed on Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans' Day. For emergencies, call 228-0300.
   
Marquette receives entrepreneurial award 11/04/2015
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 five-star community along with 35 other communities across the state. 

For more information, click here.
   
Household rubbish, compost sites closing this month 11/04/2015
The Halloween Spectacle, originally slated to take place on Saturday, Oct. 31, has been rescheduled due to rain. The event will now begin at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1. For more information, click here.
   
Halloween Spectacle rescheduled due to weather 10/31/2015
The Halloween Spectacle, originally slated to take place on Saturday, Oct. 31, has been rescheduled due to rain. The event will now begin at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1. For more information, click here.
   
UM-Dearborn's iLabs' eCities Research recognizes Marquette for developing a positive entrepreneurial climate 10/29/2015
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 five-star community along with 35 other communities across the state.
   
Election Board meeting cancellation 10/29/2015
Due to the lack of agenda items, the November 25, 2015 meeting of the Election Board has been cancelled. The next meeting will be Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. to appoint election inspectors for the March Presidential Primary.
   
Community Recycling Survey available online 10/27/2015
In the coming weeks, residents of the City of Marquette should expect a community recycling survey to be included with their utility bills. The survey has been prepared by students in the Human Impact on the Environment class at Northern Michigan University this fall. The students’ main goal is to gather information on community recycling habits and make recommendations for improvement. Residents may return this survey by mail with utility bills, drop off at City Hall with utility bills or respond via online survey by clicking here. Survey results are anonymous and no personally identifiable information will be gathered.
   
Fire Prevention Week contest winners to get rides to school 10/26/2015
The Marquette Fire Department will be giving rides to school to the 2015 Fire Prevention Poster Contest winners, beginning Oct. 27 with Dani Toyras being dropped off at Superior Hills Elementary at 8:55 a.m. Jacie Tuljus will be dropped off Oct. 28 at Father Marquette Elementary School at 7:50 a.m. Aaliya Posvech will be dropped off Oct. 29 at Sandy Knoll Elementary School at 8:55 a.m. Finally, Anna Rayhorn will be dropped off Oct. 30 at Graveraet Elementary School at 8:55 a.m. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the fire department at 228-0412.
   
Front Street to close for repairs 10/23/2015
The 200 block of Front Street between Main Street and Spring Street will be closed to traffic on Tuesday, Oct. 27 for pavement repairs. In the event of inclement weather or construction delays, the closure will be changed to Wednesday, Oct. 28. The following streets will be closed to through traffic: 

Front Street from Washington Street to Main Street
Front Street from Baraga Avenue to Spring Street 

Traffic will be detoured using Washington Street, Third Street, and Baraga Avenue. The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during this process.
   
Presque Isle facilities closing for season 10/20/2015
Effective Nov. 1, the following City of Marquette rental facilities and grounds will close for the season: Presque Isle Bandshell, Presque Isle Gazebo, Presque Isle Senior Pavilion, Presque Isle Island Store Pavilion. 

The road around Presque Isle will remain open as weather conditions permit. The Presque Isle Pavilion will still be available for rent throughout the winter months. Please contact the Community Services - Parks and Recreation office for further information.
   
PWPL board cancels meeting 10/19/2015
The regularly shceudled meeting of the Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees has been cancelled for Tuesday, Oct. 20.
   
PWPL board to hold strategic plan work session 10/19/2015
The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a strategic plan work session on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the library.
   
Arts and Culture meeting Monday 10/16/2015
The October meeting of the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee has been rescheduled for Monday Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. The regularly scheduled meeting on Oct. 7 was cancelled due to a lack of quorum. 

The meeting will be held at the MACC, in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.
   
BZA meeting to begin early 10/16/2015
The Board of Zoning Appeals meeting on Nov. 5 will begin at 6 p.m. for a site tour at 107-109 S. Front Street. After the site tour, the meeting will proceed to the Commission Chambers of City Hall at 7 p.m.
   
Portions of Front Street closed for repairs 10/16/2015
The 200 block of Front Street between Main Street and Spring Street will be closed to traffic on Tuesday, Oct. 20 and Wednesday, Oct. 21, and also may possibly be closed on Thursday, Oct. 22, depending on weather and construction progress. 

For more information, click here.
   
LDFA meeting scheduled for Monday 10/15/2015
The Local Development Finance Authority Board will hold a regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. in City Hall Room 103.
   
BLP to conduct special meeting 10/15/2015
The Marquette Board of Light and Power will hold a special board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. The meeting will take place at the BLP's main office at 2200 Wright Street, and is intended as an opportunity for the board to discuss and act upon a recommendation from Utility Solutions, LLC, regarding its Cost of Service and Rate Design Study prepared on behalf of the BLP.
   
Tourist Park closed for the season 10/12/2015
The Tourist Park Campground and Picnic Sites are closed for the season as of Sunday, Oct. 11. Tourist Park Campground will be open for reservations starting Jan. 1, 2016.
   
Halloween events scheduled for this month 10/9/2015
The City of Marquette brings the Halloween season alive through theater, music, dance and storytelling. Local arts and culture organizations and countless community members come together to create quality art experiences during this spooky time of year. For a full list of Marquette Halloween Events click here.
   
Marquette Selected as Finalist in Innovation Challenge 10/7/2015
The City of Marquette has been named a finalist in the second Amazon Web Services (AWS) City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge. 

With the challenge, AWS recognizes local and regional governments and developers that are innovating for the benefit of citizens using the cloud. The City submitted an entry based on the proposed mobile website called CemeteryHost, which would provide an application for users to quickly and easily locate graves in Marquette’s historic Park Cemetery. Users have the ability to access the application by PC or smartphone, search by name and easily identify the location of the grave they are seeking. Once the grave is found, users may save further details on Marquette County’s Localwiki webpage (https://localwiki.org/marquettemi/) and improve the database of locations for future users of the site. 

If the City of Marquette wins, they would qualify for an award of $25,000 in AWS credits. 

For more informaiton on the announcement, click here.
   
Acting City Manager to hold office hours 10/7/2015
Marquette Acting City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.
   
BLP to hold community gatherings about plans 10/6/2015
The Marquette Board of Light and Power has scheduled a series of community forums and open house gatherings for the month of October. The meetings are intended as an opportunity for the public to learn about and discuss the BLP's plans for the Marquette Energy Center. 

For more information, click here and here.
   
Road closure scheduled for Harvest Fest 10/2/2015
Beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing through 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, Baraga Avenue will be closed to motor vehicles between Front and Third streets for the Baraga Harvest Festival. 

The detour will be via Front, Main, and Third streets, and also via Front, Rock, and Third streets.
   
Sugarloaf Avenue closed 10/2/2015
Starting Monday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. Sugarloaf Avenue will be closed to through traffic for road repairs at the intersection of Sugarloaf Avenue and Hawley Street. Additionally, there will be a lane shift on Wright Street. Traffic traveling between Wright Street and Hawley Street will be detoured onto Presque Isle Avenue. Repairs are expected to be completed by Friday, Oct. 9. Users of the Tourist Park Campground, Northern Michigan University’s Jacobetti Center and Northern Michigan University’s Services and Public Safety will have access from Hawley Street only.
   
City receives certificate for excellence in financial reporting 10/1/2015
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Marquette by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. 

For more on this achievement, click here.
   
City Holds Hospital Transportation Planning Meeting 9/28/2015
The City held a public information meeting on September 17th at the Citizen’s Forum in Lakeview Arena. The meeting included an open house and a presentation on the forthcoming planning process. For a video of the meeting please click the link above.
   
Climate Walk, Festival Set for Saturday 9/22/2015
On Saturday, Sept. 26, there will be an organized walk on the multi-use path between noon and 2 p.m. from the South Beach parking lot to the Moosewood Nature Center parking lot. 

Participants will follow the rules of the road, however the motoring public is asked to be alert to walkers crossing all the streets along the route.
   
Hockey on Third Parade Thursday 9/22/2015
Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, the Marquette Downtown Development Authority will be sponsoring the annual “Hockey on Third” parade. 

The parade will start at Pine Street behind the NMU Superior Dome, then proceed south on Pine to Fair Avenue, then west on Fair to Third Street, then south on Third to Arch Street, then east on Arch to Front Street, then north on Front to Fair, then east on Fair to Pine, then north on Pine, returning to the parking lot behind the dome. 

The parade is expected to finish by approximately 6:45 p.m.
   
100-Mile Bike Race to Pass Through Marquette 9/22/2015
On Saturday, Sept. 26, there will be a 100-mile mountain bike race starting north of Marquette, passing through Marquette and finishing in Ishpeming. 

The first participant is expected to enter the City limits at Tourist Park at approximately 9 a.m. and the last participant is expected to exit the City limits at Grove Street at approximately 3 p.m. 

Event participants will use the City’s multi-use path beginning at the Dead River Bridge, proceeding through town on the path along Hawley Street, Lakeshore Boulevard and Lake Street, then exiting the path at the Carp River Bridge. 

Participants will follow the rules of the road, however the motoring public is asked to be alert to bikers crossing all the streets along the route.
   
Lakeview Public Skating Hours Announced 9/22/2015
The City of Marquette announces Lakeview Arena’s Public Skating Hours: 

Drop-In Figure Skating: Monday-Friday from 9 to 9:50 a.m.
Preschool/Parent & Senior Citizens: Monday-Friday from 10 to 11:20 a.m.
Drop-In Hockey: Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Public Skate (all ages): Monday-Sunday from 1 to 2:50 p.m. 
Senior/Adult Skate (18 & older): Monday from 7:30 to 9:20 p.m. 
(Free to Marquette City Senior Residents with ID) 

This schedule may be affected by tournaments and holidays. Please see the City website or call the Lakeview Arena office (228-0460) for additional information.
   
Public Meeting Set to Discuss New Hospital Transportation Access 9/11/2015
The September meeting of the Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees has been
rescheduled to Monday, September 28, 2015. The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees meets in the Shiras Room of the library at 5:00 PM.
   
Washington Street Traffic Shift Scheduled 9/11/2015
A traffic shift will occur on Washington Street on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in order to perform the underground placement of a water line. 

The shift will occur between Fourth and Fifth streets, with parking removed on both sides of the street near the work zone at 335 W. Washington and traffic lanes will be shifted to the north. 

Motorists are asked to proceed through this work zone carefully.
   

PETER WHITE PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING RESCHEDULED

9/11/2015
The September meeting of the Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees has been
rescheduled to Monday, September 28, 2015. The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees meets in the Shiras Room of the library at 5:00 PM.
   
Conclusion of Summer Drop-in Pickle Ball and Floor Hockey at Lakeview Arena 9/11/2015
Drop-in sessions for Pickle Ball and Floor Hockey will conclude September 11th, 2015 for the season.
Sessions for the 2016 season of drop-in Pickle Ball and Floor Hockey will be announced in March 2016. For more information, contact City of Marquette Parks and Recreation department at Lakeview Arena, (906) 229-0460 or (906) 228-0490.
   
Suzan Pitt Exhibit @ City Hall 9/10/2015
The City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center announces an exhibition of paintings by artist Suzan Pitt on the walls of City Hall, 300 West Baraga Ave. Pitt’s acrylic on canvas mural “Woodland” spans a spectacular seventeen feet with a height of five feet and is installed along the main hallway leading to the City Manager’s Suite. Watercolors of the native plants and forests of Marquette County are displayed throughout the area including the City Manager’s office. Although she resides in Los Angeles, internationally acclaimed filmmaker and artist Suzan Pitt summers in the Upper Peninsula where she uses her artistic connection to the outdoors to fuel her art making. Pitt’s local themes are sure to interest and inspire Marquette Residents. Pitt’s work has been exhibited at the Marquette Regional History Center, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Ludwig Museum in Germany, among many others. Open and free to the public daily. All pieces are available for purchase from the artist. Please contact the MACC office for further information at (906) 228-0472.
   
STREET DISRUPTIONS DUE TO CRACK SEALING ACITIVITES 9/10/2015
   
L. Michael Angeli Appointed Acting City Manager 9/10/2015
At a special meeting held on September 8, 2015, the City Commission accepted the resignation of City Manager William Vajda. At the same meeting, the Commission appointed Police Chief L. Michael Angeli as Acting City Manager effective September 9, 2015. Chief Angeli has served in the Marquette Police Department for over 39 years; the last seven as Chief of Police. He was also called on to serve as Acting City Manager in 2010, following the retirement of former City Manager Judy Akkala. The Acting City Manager may be reached at 225-8102 or by e-mail at mangeli@mqtcty.org.
   
City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center Announces New Hours 9/8/2015
The City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center announces its fall and winter office hours beginning Tuesday, September 9, 2015. Click on the link above to read more!
   
September/October Marquette Matters Newsletter 9/3/2015
The Marquette Matters newsletter for September/October 2015 has arrived! Click on the link above to check it out!
   
Fire Chief Tom Belt Announces Retirement 9/2/2015
City of Marquette Fire Chief Tom Belt has announced plans to retire at the end of this year. He has 41 years in the fire service; the last 21 years as the Chief of the City of Marquette Fire Department. 

“In the course of a long and fulfilling career, it has been an honor to have served Marquette’s residents,” Belt said. “I have been privileged to have worked with highly dedicated Commissioners, City Managers, Department Heads and Staff. I am particularly grateful for the distinction of having served with such a fine group of Firefighters both past and present. City residents can be justifiably proud of their Fire Department.” 

The Marquette Fire Department’s Fire Inspector, Ian Davis, has been recommended to the City Manager to serve as Chief Belt’s successor.
   
Floor Hockey, Pickle Ball Canceled 9/2/2015
The City of Marquette’s Lakeview Arena announces the following drop-in floor hockey cancellation due to the Marquette Marathon: Friday, Sept. 4 - Drop-in Floor Hockey - noon to 3 p.m. 

Lakeview Arena will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday. The following cancellations result: Monday, Sept. 7 - Drop-in Pickle Ball - 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Monday, Sept. 7 - Drop-in Floor Hockey - noon to 3 p.m. 

Please contact the Parks and Recreation office at Lakeview Arena for additional information at 228-0460.
   
LDFA Special Meeting Scheduled 9/2/2015
The Local Development Finance Authority Board will hold a special meeting on Sept. 4 at 11 a.m. in City Hall Room 103. The purpose of the meeting will be to review and consider approving a SmartZone Services Agreement.
   
Compost Site Closed for Labor Day Holiday 9/1/2015
The City of Marquette COmpost drop-off site located at the old Cliffs Dow site, off of Lakeshore Boulevard, will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 5 and Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of Labor Day. The site will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 9 and hours are from 3 to 7 p.m.
   
City Manager to Offer Office Hours 9/1/2015
Marquette City Manager Bill Vajda will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.
   
City Offices Closed for Labor Day 9/1/2015
City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue; the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Avenue; the Municipal Service Center, 850 W. Baraga Avenue; and the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library) will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of Labor Day. Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time. There will be no change in the garbage pickup schedule. 

Following the Labor Day holiday, City Hall employees will begin their winter hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. These hours will remain in effect through next spring.
   
BLP Offices Closed for Labor Day 9/1/2015
Marquette Board of Light and Power offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of Labor Day. 

For emergencies, please call 228-0300.
   
Road Closures Planned for Water Main Repair 8/28/2015
Meeske Avenue between West Ridge and Bancroft Street will be closed to thru traffic intermittently from Monday, Aug. 31, through Friday, Sept. 4, for water main repairs. If you have any questions, please call 228-0444.
   
MACC Announces Fall Exhibits 8/27/2015
Photography by Paul Nelson will be on display in October and November in an LSAA Gallery exhibition. Also, artist JoAnn Shelby's work will be in the SmallWorks gallery in November. 

For more about these artists, and the displays, click here.
   
Street Disruptions Related to Road Work 8/27/2015
Beginning Monday, Aug. 31, various streets in the City of Marquette will experience traffic disruptions due to street milling and paving activities by Payne & Dolan, Inc. 

The public is advised to be aware of all flagging, detours, advisory signing, and traffic control devices and to use caution when traveling through these areas. The contractor’s tentative schedule can be found here. Weather events may delay and change the dates.

   
Harlow Park Restroom Closed Temporarily 8/26/2015
The new restroom at Harlow Park will be closed Aug. 26 and 27 for final construction details. The restroom will reopen Aug. 28.
   
Trash to Treasure Day on Sept. 12 8/26/2015
The City's annual Trash to Treasure Day is scheduled for Sept. 12. On this day, residents are encouraged to place items that are clean and functional, yet unwanted, on the curb; those items are then available for other residents to repurpose or re-use. 

For all the background on this year's Trash to Treasure Day, click here.
   
Jefferson Street Construction Scheduled 8/25/2015
Beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, Smith Construction will be removing partial sections of curbing and proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral excavations along Jefferson Street, from Lincoln Avenue to the west end. This work is the prerequisite for the curbing replacement and milling/overlaying for this street. This work will be done with intermediate road closures and the public is urged to use extreme caution and follow all warning signs, lane shifts, and other traffic control measures. The work is expected to last through this week. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay activities. 

The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during this process.
   
Marquette Marathon Schedule and List of Closures 8/25/2015
The annual Marquette Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, and Kids Fun Run will be held Sept. 4 and 5. 

For a description of the events, including a schedule and a list of street closures, click here.
   
MHC Meeting Canceled 8/25/2015
The regularly scheduled Marquette Housing Commission meeting for Aug. 25 has been canceled due to a lack of quorum.
   
DDA Meeting Canceled 8/21/2015
The Sept. 10 meeting of the Marquette Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is canceled due to lack of quorum.
   
Granite Avenue Construction Scheduled 8/21/2015
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, Smith Construction will be removing partial sections of curbing and proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral excavations along Granite Avenue, between Wright and Huntington Streets. This work is the prerequisite for the curbing replacement and milling/overlaying for this street. This work will be done without any road closures and the public is urged to use extreme caution and to follow all warning signs, lane shifts and other traffic control measures. The work is expected to last through that week. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay activities. 

The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during this process.
   
Gray Street Construction Scheduled 8/21/2015
Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, Smith Construction will be removing partial sections of curbing and proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral excavations along Gray Street, between Norwood and Wright Streets. This work is the prerequisite for the curbing replacement and milling/overlaying for this street. This work will be done with intermediate road closures and the public is urged to use extreme caution and to follow all warning signs, lane shifts and other traffic control measures. The work is expected to last through that week. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay activities. 

The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during this process.
   
Grove Street Construction Scheduled 8/21/2015
Beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Smith Construction will be removing partial sections of curbing along Grove Street, between McClellan Avenue and Specker Circle. This work is the prerequisite for the curbing replacement and milling/overlaying for this street. This work will be done with intermediate road closures and the public is urged to use extreme caution and to follow all warning signs, lane shifts and other traffic control measures. The curb work is expected to take a few days. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay activities. 

The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during this process.
   
Hawley Street Construction Scheduled 8/21/2015
Beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Smith Construction will be removing partial sections of curbing along Hawley Street, between Longyear Avenue and the Bike Path Crossing. This work is the prerequisite for the curbing replacement and milling/overlaying for this street. This work will be done with intermediate road closures and the public is urged to use extreme caution and to follow all warning signs, lane shifts and other traffic control measures. The curb work is expected to take a few days. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay activities. 

The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during this process.
   
Fourth Street Disruptions 8/17/2015
Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Smith Construction will be removing partial sections of curbing between Washington and Spring Streets. This work is the prerequisite for the curbing replacement and milling/overlaying for this street. This 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. The curb work is expected to take a few days. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay activities. The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during this process.
   
Center Street Disruptions 8/17/2015
Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Smith Construction will be removing partial sections of curbing between Gray and Woodland Avenue. This work is the prerequisite for the curbing replacement and milling/overlaying for this street. This 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. The curb work is expected to take a few days. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay activities. The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during this process.
   
Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2016 8/14/2015
The Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2016 for the City of Marquette is available on the City’s website www.mqtcty.org. Hard copies are available for public viewing at the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue and at Peter White Public Library. 
   
Community Master Plan Set for Adoption 8/13/2015
The City of Marquette is pleased to announce that the City of Marquette Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. to consider adoption of the amended Community Master Plan document. The public is invited to attend this meeting at City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Ave. Drafting the Community Master Plan involved an extensive public involvement process that began in spring 2012 with visioning workshops and surveys, and recently included a 42-day public comment period and Open House event, in order to provide a guiding document for the community that is infused with the expert input of residents and business owners of the City. Amendments to the 2004 Community Master Plan were extensive, and include not only a new format and update of all key information about the City, but the Plan also includes two new chapters on contemporary planning concerns, summaries of a major transit study and a plan for climate change adaptation, and a comprehensive sub-plan for improvement of the North Third Street corridor. The Planning Commission will be conducting a public hearing to consider adopting the amended CMP document as the official Community Master Plan on the evening of Aug. 18. The draft amended Community Master Plan is currently available in the Planning Office at City Hall and on the City website: http://www.mqtcty.org/plan-community.php.
   
DDA Makes Annual Presentation to City Commission 8/12/2015
Recently, the Downtown Development Authority Chairperson, Christine Pesola, presented the DDA's year in review to the City Commission. More information and statistics on their organization and programs/events is available in the linked presentation.
   
Arts and Culture Meeting Rescheduled 8/11/2015
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center Committee meeting, which was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 5:30 p.m., will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at the same time in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library located at 217 N. Front St. 

Community members are invited to attend, and there is an opportunity for public comment. Please call 906-228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org for more information.
   
PIPAC Meeting Cancelled 8/11/2015
The Presque Isle Park Advisory Committee (PIPAC) meeting originally scheduled for Aug. 12 has been cancelled due to a lack of quorum. All items will be moved to the agenda for the regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 9.
   
Motorcycle Parade Set for Saturday 8/11/2015
There will be a motorcycle parade on Saturday, Aug. 15 starting at 3 p.m. at the Superior Dome and proceeding along the following route: Superior Dome to Wright Street; Wright Street to Tracy Street; Tracy-Seventh Street to Fisher Street; Fisher Street to Third Street; Third St Street to Baraga Avenue; Baraga Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard; Lakeshore Boulevard to Presque Isle Island. 

Police will be posted at the following intersections to stop vehicles and allow the motorcycle parade to proceed uninterrupted: 

Presque Isle Avenue and Wright Street; Wright Street and Tracy Street; Seventh Street and Washington Street; Seventh Street and Fisher Street (Patrol parked down at Seventh Street and Bypass); Baraga Avenue and South Front Street 

The parade is expected to end at approximately 4 p.m. 

No streets will be closed, however the motorcycles will have the right of way at all intersections.
   
Kaufman Sports Complex Entry Closed 8/11/2015
Effective Tuesday, Aug. 11, the Hawley Street entrance to the Kaufman Sports Complex will be closed to pour concrete for the intersection of the new bike path and the driveway. All users of Kaufman Sports Complex are to use the back lots, accessible from Powdermill Road. The driveway will be closed through Aug. 14.
   
Superior Trade Zone Meeting Scheduled 8/11/2015
The Superior Trade Zone will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 1:30 p.m. in City Hall Room 103. The purpose of the meeting will be a study session.
   
Sustainability Meeting Cancelled 8/11/2015
The Sustainable Community Ad Hoc Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 13 at noon has been cancelled due to a lack of quorum. The meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10 at noon, in Room 103 of City Hall, located at 300 W. Baraga Avenue.
   
Third Street Pavement Marking Scheduled 8/10/2015
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, P.K. Contracting will be grinding, striping and painting traffic markings along the Third Street corridor from Fisher Street to Fair Avenue. 

Parking will be limited during this time. 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 completed during the same day. 

The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during this process.
   
Compost, Rubbish Sites Closed Saturday 8/5/2015
The City of Marquette household rubbish drop-off site, located off of Wright Street between Presque Isle Avenue and Lakeshore Boulevard., and the compost site, located off of Lakeshore Boulevard, between Wright and Hawley Streets, will be closed on Saturday, Aug. 8, due to the Ore to Shore race.
   
September Exhibits Announced 8/5/2015
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its September LSAA Gallery exhibition by designer Ted Ross and its September SmallWorks Gallery feature, with artwork by artist Laura Ross. 

The shows will be running from Sept. 1 to 25, with an opening artist reception on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be provided. 

For more information, click here.
   
City Manager to Hold Community Office Hours 8/5/2015
Marquette City Manager Bill Vajda will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.
   
City Commission Approves Sale of Roundhouse Property to DLP 8/4/2015
The purchase agreement, as identified in the memorandum of understanding signed in September, 2014 contains terms by which Duke LifePoint pays the City $4 million for the 37 acres of land containing the Roundhouse site and the property on which the Municipal Service Center stands, that will become the new home of UP Health System - Marquette. 

“This has been a lot of work,” Marquette Mayor Mike Coyne said. “It’s taken a year of negotiations with many different parties participating, and we’re very happy this agreement was reached. Now DLP can get the process of building a new hospital going in earnest.” 

“We are extremely grateful to the leaders of the City of Marquette for their collaboration and support throughout this process, making this land purchase possible and providing an ideal site for the new hospital project,” said Tom Butler, LifePoint Health’s Eastern Group Chief Financial Officer. “We are truly excited to celebrate this major milestone, as we can now move forward with our vision to create what will be a world-class hospital facility.” 

City staff and the Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (MBRA) worked with DLP to pursue Brownfield Economic Development incentives for construction of infrastructure necessary to relocate the Municipal Service Center, as well as improve site utilities and road access. Representatives of the City, MBRA, DLP, and elected officials provided testimony before the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) Board, and on Feb. 24, 2015, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Chief Steve Arwood announced approval of the project, to include MSF approved $55,763,061 in local and school tax capture for the City of Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority to redevelop the property in the City of Marquette. The project will consist of demolition of existing structures on the site and construction of the new regional acute-care DLP Marquette General Hospital, an affiliate of Duke LifePoint HealthCare. The completed project will also include medical office buildings and a parking deck. 

The purchase agreement is required by the MOU to initiate all subsequent construction activities. Negotiations regarding a subsequent MBRA/City/DLP development agreement will be initiated as required by the Brownfield process. 

“This is such an exciting time for not only the city of Marquette but the entire Upper Peninsula and the families this hospital serves,” said Judy Watson-Olson, Chair of UP Health System – Marquette Board of Trustees. “In addition to building a state-of-the-art facility that will truly enhance the quality of care we provide the community, we are also able to contribute to the environmental health of the city and bring an historic area back to life.” 

The City will receive $4 million as a result of the property sale. The project will generate a minimum total capital investment of $170 million and create 150 new jobs, as well as retain 2,300 jobs.
   
LDFA Board Meeting Schedulded 8/4/2015
The Local Development Finance Authority Board will hold a special meeting on Aug. 5 at 4 p.m. in City Hall Room 103. The purpose of the meeting will be to recommend a budget for fiscal year 2016 and to review and consder a SmartZone Services Agreement.
   
Portion of N. Front Closed 8/3/2015
Beginning immediately, the 1000 and the 1100 block of N. Front St., between Park St. and College Ave., will be closed to through traffic due to preparation for paving. The road will be open Tuesday at approximately 5:30 p.m.
   
LOCC Meeting Date Changed 8/3/2015
The regular meeting of the Local Officers Compensation Commission has been rescheduled from Aug. 28 to Aug. 20. The meeting is scheduled to begin at noon in Room 103 of Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue.
   
Street Closures Scheduled for Ore to Shore 8/3/2015
On Saturday, Aug. 8, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing through 6 p.m., Pine Street from Fair Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard, and Powder Mill Road from Marquette County Road 550 to the north end will be closed and Wright Street from Presque Isle Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard will be closed to through traffic for the “Ore to Shore” mountain bike race. 

The public is advised to use caution when traveling on Wright Street, Hawley Street, River Park Circle and Schneider Mill Court. Race participants will be crossing at designated locations at varying times.
   
City Commission Special Meeting, Work Session Scheduled 7/31/2015
There will be a work session and a special meeting of the Marquette City Commission on Monday, Aug. 3. Both will be held in Commission Chambers at City Hall, and both will be televised. The work session is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m., and the special meeting will start at 5 p.m. 

The purpose of the work session and meeting will be to discuss and consider approval of the DLP Marquette General Hospital, LLC* Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreement.
   
BZA Special Meeting Planned 7/31/2015
The Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a special meeting on Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of City Hall to hear the following Class A Designation and one expansion requests: 

• 01-CAN-08-15 and 02-CAN-08-15 – 110 E. Arch Street (PIN: 0181800): Natale & Roger Zerbel

• 03-CAN-08-15 – 301 W. Kaye Ave. (PIN: 0340190): McDonnell Family Trust and Helga McDonnell
   
Arts and Culture Advisory Committee Meeting Time Changed 7/30/2015
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Advisory Committee meeting, which was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 5:30 p.m., will take place at an earlier time of 4 p.m. on the same day in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library, located at 217 N. Front St. 

Community members are invited to attend, and there is an opportunity for public comment. Please call 906-228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org for more information.
   
Blueberry Festival Approaching 7/29/2015
The following streets will be closed to traffic on Friday, July 31 from 5 a.m. until 9 p.m. for the 14th annual Blueberry Festival: Washington Street from Third Street to Front Street; Front Street from Washington Street to Spring Street. 

The following streets will be closed to through traffic: Front Street from Bluff Street to Washington Street; Main Street from Third Street to Front Street. 

Traffic will be detoured using Baraga Avenue and Third Street. To ensure no cars are parked in the event area and allow for vendor set-up Friday morning, parking will be prohibited on the 100 block of West Washington and the 100 and 200 blocks of South Front Street after 2 a.m. on Friday, July 31.
   
PWPL Work Session Scheduled 7/29/2015
The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees will be meeting for a Special Work Session on Thursday, July 30 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library located at 217 N. Front Street, Marquette, Michigan 49855. 

The Purpose of this meeting is to discuss information related to the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Operating Budget for the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is open to the public. 

The Peter White Public Library will be open at 9 a.m. to allow the public to attend the meeting. Regular library operations will not begin until 10 a.m. Questions about the meeting can be referred to Pam Christensen, Library Director at (906) 226-4303.
   
DDA Special Meeting Scheduled 7/29/2015
There will be a special meeting of the Marquette Downtown Development Authority (DDA) on Thursday, July 30 at 7:30 a.m. in the DDA offices located at 203 S. Front Street. The topic of the meeting is the 2016 fiscal year budget.
   
Recognition of Service 7/29/2015
The City of Marquette would like to thank the following individuals for their service on volunteer advisory boards and committees: Jeff Nyquist, Aging Services Advisory Committee, 1/13/14 – 6/30/15; Stan Bigham, Aging Services Advisory Committee, 8/1/13 – 7/1/15; Heidi Gould, Peter White Public Library Board, 11/25/13 – 7/21/15.
   
State Tax Commission Conducting Assessments 7/23/2015
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 7/22/2015
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 7/22/2015
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 7/21/2015
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 7/20/2015
   
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 7/17/2015
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 7/17/2015
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 7/17/2015
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 7/17/2015
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 7/16/2015
The regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting for July 21 has been cancelled due to a lack of business.
   
Pickle Ball, Floor Hockey Sessions Held 7/16/2015
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 7/16/2015
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 7/16/2015
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 7/15/2015
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 7/15/2015
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 7/10/2015
The July 20, 2015 meeting of the Aging Services Advisory Committee has been canceled due to a lack of quorum.
   
FY 2016 CFO Forecast 7/10/2015
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 7/9/2015
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 theaartworksproject.com.
   
Bike Lanes to be Implemented Along Third Street 7/8/2015
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 7/8/2015
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 7/8/2015
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 7/8/2015
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 7/8/2015
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.
   
N. Front Street Closed for Infrastructure Work 7/7/2015
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, the 1100 block of North Front Street will be closed to through traffic between West Magnetic Street and West College Street, due to a water service line replacement. The work is expected to be completed by 7 p.m. A detour will be provided.
   
Construction Begins on Multi-Use Path 7/6/2015
At 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7, construction will begin on the Hawley Street multi-use pathway extension project. This project will span from Wilkinson Street to the Dead River Bridge on the north side of Hawley Street. The pathway will be located south of the ball and soccer fields and, when complete, will add 2,400 feet of additional pathway to the City’s public system. 

For more information on this project, click here.
   
Compost Site Closed on July 4 7/1/2015
The City of Marquette compost drop-off site located at the old Cliffs Dow site, off of Lakeshore Boulevard, will be closed on Saturday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. The site will reopen on Monday, July 6. Hours are 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
   
Manager to Hold Office Hours 7/1/2015
Marquette City Manager Bill Vajda will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, July 8 from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.
   
Summer Tax Bills Mailed Out 7/1/2015
Summer tax bills totaling approximately $31 million dollars were mailed to Marquette City property owners on June 30. The due date for payment of City summer taxes is Sept. 14. 

Tax collection begins July 1 and payments are accepted at the City Treasurer’s office without interest through Sept. 14. Interest of 1 percent is added to the summer tax bill on Sept. 15 and on the 15th of every following month. 

The 2015 summer property tax bill represents millage levies for the City of Marquette, Library, Senior Millage, DDA, Marquette Public Schools, State Education, Marquette-Alger RESA, County Operating and Iron Ore Heritage Authority.
   
July/August Marquette Matters Newsletter 7/1/2015
The Marquette Matters newsletter for July/August 2015 has arrived. Click on the link above to check it out!
   
Dog Dash Scheduled for Fourth of July 6/29/2015
On Saturday, July 4, UPAWS will host the annual 1-mile and 2.5-mile Sunrise Dog Dash from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. 

To learn more about the event, including the route, click here.
   
Fourth of July Parade Set 6/29/2015
Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 4, Washington Street from McClellan Avenue to Third Street and Third Street from Washington Street to Baraga Avenue will be closed to thru traffic to hold the annual Fourth of July Parade. Third and Washington streets are scheduled to re-open as soon as the parade is completed. 

McClellan Avenue from Baraga Avenue to Ridge Street and areas on Baraga Avenue east and west of McClellan Avenue will be closed for the parade staging areas starting at 10 a.m. These areas will open up to traffic as soon as the parade is completed. 

North Front Street will remain open as an emergency vehicle route.
   
Board of Review Meeting Scheduled for July 21 6/26/2015
The Board of Review for the City of Marquette will meet on July 21 at 9 a.m. in City Commission Chambers in City Hall, located at 300 W. Baraga Ave. in Marquette. 

To learn about the purpose of the meeting, click here.
   
SmartZone Funding Plan Approved by State 6/26/2015
The State Treasurer has officially signed off on the 15-year funding plan for the new Innovation Marquette SmartZone. The approval, which came on June 18, was the final step after more than a year of work by the Local Development Finance Authority (LDFA) and the SmartZone Ad-Hoc Committee. The process of putting programs in place to support new technology ideas in Marquette can now begin. 

To learn more, click here.
   
Sugarloaf Avenue Open 6/26/2015
As of noon on Friday, June 26, Sugarloaf Avenue has been reopened to through traffic, from the intersection of Sugarloaf Avenue and Hawley Street.
   
City offices closed for Independence Day 6/24/2015
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, July 3, in observance of Independence Day. Marquette Police, Fire and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time. 

There will be no change in garbage pickup for City residents.
   
August Exhibits: The Menagerie, Brook Powell 6/24/2015
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its August LSAA Gallery exhibition, The Menagerie, as well as the August SmallWorks Gallery feature, artwork by painter Brook Powell. 

To learn more, click here.
   
First Thursday Series: David Gerald 6/24/2015
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center and the Marquette Blues Society presents David Gerald on Thursday, August 6 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free concert at the Band Shell on Presque Isle. 

To learn more, click here.
   
Fourth of July Fireworks 50/50 Raffle Tickets for Sale 6/24/2015
The Rotary Club of Marquette and Marquette West Rotary are partnering with the Marquette Area Fourth of July Fireworks Committee to sponsor a community-wide 50/50 raffle drawing in support of Marquette's fireworks display. Tickets are available for $5 each or 5 for $20 and can be purchased at Mathews Floor Fashions, the Marquette Downtown Development Authority, Marquette Fire Hall #1 on Third Street, Marquette Township Hall, Vango's, and from any partnering Rotary Club or Fireworks Committee member through Friday, July 3. The groups hope to sell 6,000 tickets, with the winning ticket to be drawn prior to Marquette's parade and posted on the final float. Proceeds from ticket sales will be used to fund future fireworks. For more information contact Michele Butler at 906-228-7707.
   
City Commission, MBRA Work Session Rescheduled 6/23/2015
The joint work session of the Marquette City Commission and the Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority scheduled for Tuesday, June 30, at 8 a.m. in Room 103 of City Hall has been cancelled and will be rescheduled. A new meeting date has not yet been set.
   
City Commission Tour Time Changed 6/23/2015
The Marquette City Commission will be participating in facility tours of the Marquette Senior Center and the Marquette Municipal Service Center prior to the upcoming Capital Outlay work session on July 7. No official business of the City will be conducted. The tour will begin in City Hall Room 103 on Tuesday, June 30, at 8 a.m.
   
Sugarloaf Avenue to Close for Repairs 6/22/2015
Beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 23, Sugarloaf Avenue will be closed for repairs. 

Learn more here.
   
City Commission to Tour Facilities 6/22/2015
The Marquette City Commission will be participating in facility tours of the Marquette Senior Center and the Marquette Municipal Service Center prior to the upcoming Capital Outlay work session. No official business of the City will be conducted during the tours. The tours will begin in Room 103 of the Marquette City Hall on Tuesday, June 30, immediately following a City Commission work session held at 8 a.m.
   
Trails Festival to Cause Minor Traffic Disruptions 6/22/2015
From Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28, the Noquemanon Trail Network will be hosting a series of biking, hiking, and running events. This will lead to some minor traffic disruptions. 

For more information, click here.
   
LDFA Special Meeting Set 6/18/2015
The Local Development Finance Authority Board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, June 23 at 2 p.m. in City Hall Room 103. The purpose of the meeting will be to recommend a budget for fiscal year 2015 and to authorize reimbursement for SmartZone meeting supplies.
   
Students to Build Boat, Sail 360 Miles 6/18/2015
In a modern day Tom Sawyer meets Hermione Granger summer adventure, 20 girls and boys ages 10 to 16 plan to build a 40­foot sailboat using commonly available materials. Then they’ll sail 360 miles from Manistique, Michigan to the Chicago Children’s Museum in Illinois, a journey that will take six days and five nights.

To learn more, click here.
   
Parks and Recreation Meeting Cancelled 6/16/2015
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting of June 15 was cancelled due to the lack of a quorum. All agenda items will be moved to the July 20 meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. in the Citizen's Forum at Lakeview Arena.
   
Aging Services Advisory Committee Cancelled 6/12/2015
The City of Marquette Aging Services Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Monday, June 15, has been cancelled due to member scheduling conflicts. The meeting will be rescheduled and noticed at a later date.
   
Recognition of Volunteer Service 6/12/2015
The City of Marquette would like to thank the following individuals for their service on volunteer advisory boards and committees: Edward Banos, Downtown Development Authority Board, 2/23/15 – 6/10/15; Emily Lanctot, Arts and Culture Advisory Committee 3/12/12 – 6/1/15.
   
Peter White Public Library Board Meeting Rescheduled 6/12/2015
The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees June 16, 2015 board meeting has been rescheduled to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 17.
   
Peter White Public Library Budget Work Session Set 6/12/2015
The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a budget work session on Wednesday, June 17 at 3 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the library.
   
Sustainable Community Ad-Hoc Committee Meeting Cancelled 6/10/2015
The meeting of the Sustainable Community Ad-Hoc Committee scheduled for noon on June 11 has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda.
   
Run For Life Scheduled For Saturday 6/8/2015
On Saturday, June 13, there will be a 5k and 10k foot race beginning at 9 a.m. Both races will start at Mattson Park and proceed north on the multi-use path. The 5k will proceed to a point just north of Pine Street and then around and return along the same route. The 10k run will proceed to the upper harbor ore dock and then turn around and return along the same route. No streets will be closed and the public is asked to use caution while driving in this area. Any questions can be directed to Amy Harju at 869-6680.
   
Temporary Traffic Disruptions Expected Along Front Street 6/5/2015
On Monday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., traffic on Front Street between Spring and Washington streets will be shifted east by using traffic cones. This shift is being done to allow room for equipment to work on the Getz’s building No parking will be allowed in front of Getz’s during this time. Motorists traveling on this section of Front Street are asked to use caution.
McCarty's Cove Restroom Construction 6/5/2015
McCarty’s Cove restroom construction will begin on Monday, June 8. The bike path will be closed through the park for the duration of the project. A detour along the sidewalk will be provided. The project is expected to last approximately eight weeks.
Williams Park Restroom Construction 6/5/2015
Williams Park restroom construction will begin on Monday, June 8. Disruptions to traffic on Ohio Street in front of the park are expected. At this time it is expected that the tennis courts and playground will be available to the public during the project. The project is expected to last approximately eight weeks.
Downtown Marquette Blueberry Festival Poster Contest Winner Announced 6/4/2015
The Marquette Downtown Development Authority is pleased to announce Melanie Marino as the winner of this year's Blueberry Festival Poster Contest. She is a resident of Clinton Township, Michigan. Melanie describes her poster as "...a playful logo for the 2015 Downtown Marquette Blueberry Festival, overlooking the city of Marquette. The blueberry character is cheerful, because, who wouldn't be excited about their city being taken over by blueberries?" This winning entry will be utilized as the official poster for the fourteenth annual Blueberry Festival in Downtown Marquette on July 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
   
NEWSFLASH: Marquette Named One of Best Small Cities in America 6/4/2015
A new study from consumer advocacy site NerdWallet recently identified the best small cities in the U.S., and out of more than 1,300 places, Marquette ranked eighth. To find the best small cities, U.S. Census data was used to access key factors such as affordability, economic health and quality of life. The access the full report, please check out this website.
   
Diocese Procession Scheduled for Sunday 6/2/2015
On Sunday, June 7, the Diocese of Marquette will be hosting a procession. The procession will begin at noon at St. Peter’s Cathedral and proceed north on Fourth Street to St. Michael’s Church. 

The procession will have a police escort. Motorists traveling on Fourth Street are asked to avoid the procession and use an alternative route.
   
Iron Range Roll to Finish in Marquette Saturday 6/2/2015
The 40 Below Marquette County Youth Professionals will be sponsoring the second annual Iron Range Roll on Saturday, June 6.

No streets will be closed for the event and the runners and bicyclists that are participating in the event are to follow the rules of the road, however motorists are asked to be aware of the runners and bicyclists crossing the following locations between 1:30 and 4 p.m.: Iron Ore Heritage Trail crossing at Wilson Street; Washington Street & McClellan Avenue intersection; Multi-use path crossing at Fifth Street; Multi-use path crossing at Fourth Street.

Marquette City Police will provide traffic control at the intersection of Washington and McClellan between 1:15 and 4 p.m.
   
MBRA Meeting Cancelled 6/1/2015
The June 4 meeting of the City of Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority board has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items. The next regular meeting is scheduled for June 25 in Room 103 of city Hall, beginning at 8 a.m.
   
Presque Isle Park Bandshell Roof Replacement 6/1/2015
The Presque Isle Park Bandshell roof replacement construction will begin today, June 1, and is scheduled to continue through June 5. There will be no public usage of the Bandshell during this time, and the public is advised to stay clear of the construction area.
   
MBRA Regular Meeting Rescheduled for June 4 5/26/2015
The regular meeting of the City of Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board has been rescheduled from May 28 to June 4. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. in Room 103 of Marquette City Hall (300 W. Baraga Ave.).
   
MBRA Special Meeting Scheduled for May 27 5/22/2015
There will be a special meeting of the City of Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board at 8 a.m. on May 27 in Room 103 of Marquette City Hall (300 W. Baraga Ave.). The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Founders Landing Project.
   

Lakeshore Boulevard Reopens

5/21/2015
Lakeshore Boulevard will be reopened to through traffic between Hawley Street and Fair Avenue, effective at noon on Friday, May 22.
   
Summer Park Hours Begin Friday 5/21/2015
The City of Marquette’s official park hours go into effect on Friday, May 22. The City park hours are from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. There is no camping or overnight parking allowed in any City park. As of Friday, May 22, the road around Presque Isle will be closed for walking hours on the following days and times: Monday and Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
   
Compost Site Closed Monday 5/20/2015
The City of Marquette compost drop-off site located at the old Cliffs Dow site will be closed on Saturday, May 23 and Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. The site will reopen on Wednesday, May 27 from 3 to 7 p.m.
   
Rally for Respect Walk Scheduled 5/19/2015
On Thursday, May 21, the Marquette Senior High School will be hosting a Rally for Respect Walk. 

The walk will begin at 3 p.m. and continue through approximately 4 p.m. The walk will begin at Marquette Senior High School, continue east on the sidewalk along College Avenue, then proceed south on the sidewalk on Third Street to the Marquette Commons. 

The walk will occur on City sidewalks and no City streets will be closed for this event, however motorists traveling in these areas are asked to be aware of walkers crossing streets.
   
Recognition of Volunteers 5/19/2015
The City of Marquette would like to thank the following individuals for their service on volunteer advisory boards and committees: Lorraine Thoune, Aging Services Advisory Committee, 8/1/13 – 5/4/15; Natasha Koss, Sustainable Community Ad Hoc Committee, 9/30/13 – 5/14/15.
   
NEWSFLASH: 2014 Annual Report of the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority 5/18/2015
The Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority recently published their 2014 Annual Report. The document has been posted to the City website. The report can be found at the following link: *2014 Annual Report of the MCSWMA *
   
Announcement: Temporary Traffic Disruptions Possible on Washington 5/15/2015
Starting Tuesday, May 19 and continuing through Wednesday, May 27, traffic on Washington Street will be periodically stopped between Lincoln Avenue and Seventh Street to allow access for trucks working at the Liberty Way construction site. 

The hauling will occur during weekdays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Workers with flags will be posted on Washington Street to direct traffic and stop cars. 

Motorists traveling on Washington Street between Lincoln Avenue and Seventh Street are asked to obey workers and be prepared to stop. 

Similar work is expected to occur between June 1 and June 20 on the same weekday schedule and at the same times.
   
Announcement: City Offices Closed for Memorial Day 5/15/2015
City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue; 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 Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. 

Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time. 

Following the Memorial Day holiday, City offices will begin summer hours, and will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Any questions can be directed to the City Manager’s Office at 228-0435.
   
Announcement: BLP Offices Closed for Memorial Day 5/14/2015
The Marquette Board of Light and Power Office will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. In the case of an emergency, call 228-0300.
   
Newsflash: BLP Audit, Annual Reliability Report Posted 5/14/2015
The Marquette Board of Light and Power recently published the organization's Audited Financial Statements dated Sept. 30, 2014, as well as the BLP's 2014 Reliability Report. 

Both documents have been posted to the City website. They can be found at the following links:

BLP Audited Financial Statements - Sep. 30, 2014
BLP Reliability Report - 2014
   
Harlow Park Restroom Construction Set to Begin 5/13/2015
Harlow Park restroom construction will begin Friday, May 15, with surveying, utility work and temporary site fencing. The project is anticipated to be completed this summer. In 2013, the City was awarded a grant through the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant program to build restrooms in Harlow and Williams parks. Please contact the Community Services Parks and Recreation office for further information at 228-0460.
   
Big Bay Relay Scheduled for Saturday 5/11/2015
On Saturday, May 16, from 8 a.m. to approximately 10:30 a.m., the Annual Big Bay Relay will take place. The event will start at the Kaufman Sports Complex on Hawley Street and proceed along Hawley Street before going north on Marquette County Road 550. No City streets will be closed the this event, but the public is asked to use caution while driving in this area.
   
City Manager Office Hours Set for May 13 5/7/2015
Marquette City Manager Bill Vajda will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.
   
CINDER POND MARINA AND PRESQUE ISLE MARINA OPENING HOURS 5/1/2015
Cinder Pond and Presque Isle Marinas will be open as of Friday, May 1, 2015. Hours of operation for the first three days of the season are listed below. Starting May 4, the Cinder Pond Marina Office will be open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily and the Presque Isle Marina Office will be open Noon to 6:00 p.m. daily. These hours of operation will continue through the early season until they are expanded Memorial Day weekend forward
   
RECOGNITION OF SERVICE 5/1/2015
The City of Marquette would like to thank the following individual for their service on volunteer advisory boards and committees: Joel Norton Planning Commission 01/27/14 – 04/24/15
   
WEST WASHINGTON STREET CONSTRUCTION 5/1/2015
Beginning Monday, May 4, parking will be removed from West Washington Street between Third and Fourth Street for the removal and replacement of the curb, sidewalk, and landscaping between the curb and sidewalk. West Washington Street will remain open to traffic. The project will begin on the south side of Washington Street and continue for approximately three weeks with the work described above. Pedestrian access to businesses will be maintained. Upon completion of work on the south side, work will shift to the north side and is expected to continue for approximately three weeks. Pedestrian access to businesses will be maintained. Parking will be removed from West Washington between Third and Fourth Street for the duration of the project. Construction is expected to take approximately six weeks; however, delays may occur due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances. The motoring public is asked to proceed with caution through this area. The City and Downtown Development Authority thank you for your patience and consideration while this section of downtown Marquette is improved.
   
Announcement: Baraga Gym Closed for Election 4/30/2015
The Baraga Gym, located at 300 W. Spring Street, will be closed May 4-6, due to the election and scheduled floor maintenance. The gym will re-open at 5 p.m. on May 6.
   
Announcement: Mount Marquette Road Open 4/29/2015
As of Tuesday, April 28, the road leading to Mount Marquette is open for the season.
   
Announcement: Draft Community Master Plan Now Available 4/29/2015
The City of Marquette is pleased to provide an amended Community Master Plan draft document for public review at this time. The contents of the draft Master Plan document are being provided to certain organizations and the general public for initial viewing prior to legal adoption of the document in a public hearing for that purpose. Comments concerning the draft Plan may be submitted to the City of Marquette Planning Commission until noon on June 9, 2015, for consideration of further amendment to the draft Plan. For more information, click here.
   
OPENING OF PRESQUE ISLE AND CINDER POND BOAT LAUNCHES 4/24/2015
Presque Isle and Cinder Pond Boat Launches will be open beginning Friday, April 24, 2015. However, the Presque Isle Marina and Cinder Pond Marina will remain closed until May 1, 2015. The City of Marquette requires all boaters to obtain a launch permit to launch a boat at City owned marinas. Seasonal launch permits are available for purchase at Lakeview Arena Parks and Recreation office, located at 401 E. Fair Ave., the City of Marquette’s Treasurer’s office located at 300 W. Baraga Ave., and Presque Isle and Cinder Pond Marina offices beginning May 1, 2015. The cost is $50 per seasonal launch permit, and $12 for an additional launch permit (restrictions apply). Daily launch permits are $5.00 and are available in the red launch boxes located at Presque Isle and Cinder Pond Marinas.
   
INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR HIGASHIOMI DELEGATION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 4/23/2015
The Marquette Area Sister Cities Partnership in association with the City of Marquette will be sending a delegation to Higashiomi, Japan from October 22, 2015 to November 2, 2015. An informational meeting will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library located at 217 N. Front Street in Marquette.
   
WATER DEPARTMENT DISCONTINUES LET RUN 4/22/2015
Beginning immediately, the City of Marquette is discontinuing the let run status for ALL City of Marquette residents. Please shut off your running water immediately.
   
GREAT LAKES RESTORATION INITIATIVE PROJECT 4/21/2015
The City of Marquette in partnership with Superior Watershed Partnership is undertaking a storm water improvement project on the Lakeview Arena storm drain. The project is being funded through the Great Lakes Initiative Grant Program and is designed to improve the quality of storm water discharged into Lake Superior. During construction, parking access behind Lakeview Arena will be closed off. Please use caution while utilizing the facilities. The project is expected to be completed by June 1, 2015. Access will be available for the Hope Starts Here run scheduled for May 9, 2015.
   
BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS MAY MEETING CANCELLED 4/21/2015
The Board of Zoning Appeals regular meeting on May 7, 2015 has been cancelled due to lack of agenda. The next scheduled meeting will be held on June 4, 2015.
   
FIRST THURSDAY SERIES PRESENTS: THE DAVE HARDIN BAND 4/20/2015
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center presents The Dave Hardin Band on Thursday, June 4 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 Street, Marquette. This American Music group from Grand Rapids, plays a mix of blue grass, folk, country and hill music. The Dave Hardin Band has played all over the country for the last 25 years, opening for acts such as Willie Nelson and Poco. This trio is comprised of Dave Hardin on guitar and vocals, Lauran Hardin on accordion and vocals and Bob DeCocq on bass.
   
VOTE FOR SAULT STE. MARIE PULLAR STADIUM HOCKEYVILLE USA 4/20/2015
Lakeview Arena was not selected for the final voting round in Kraft Hockeyville USA. However, the Pullar Stadium in Sault Ste. Marie was selected, and we are encouraging everyone to support this fellow Upper Peninsula community and their ice arena. The Pullar was the only ice arena selected in the state of Michigan and eligible voters may cast their votes for the second voting round starting April 21st. Please visit www.krafthockeyville.com for more information. Kraft Hockeyville USA is an annual event and we are also encouraging everyone to support Marquette's Lakeview Arena next season when the nomination period opens back up in 2016. The winning community will receive $150,000 for arena upgrades, the chance to host an NHL exhibition game, and the distinction of Hockeyville USA.
   
JUNE EXHIBITS: THURSDAY PAINTERS AND LINDA KING FERGUSON 4/20/2015
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its June Lake Superior Art Association Gallery exhibition: Thursday Painters, titled “Sunrise, Sunset.” This exhibit will feature paintings in acrylics, oils and watercolors. The Thursday Painters group was organized over sixty years ago and current members are Marjorie Carlson, Esther Lepola, Shirley Michelson, Helen Steinhoff, and Betty Shirtz.
   
PETER WHITE PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING RESCHEDULED 4/17/2015
The April meeting of the Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees meets in the Shiras Room of the library at 5:00PM.
   
SPRING YARD WASTE COLLECTION 4/16/2015
The City of Marquette 2015 Spring Yard Waste and Brush Collection are scheduled to begin Monday, April 27, 2015. The week of April 27 to May 1 will be brush only collection. The weeks of May 4 to May 15 will be leaves, grass clippings and garden debris only. There will be a detailed schedule published in The Mining Journal on April 16, 19, and 22.
   
COMPOST SITE OPENING 4/16/2015
The City of Marquette compost site is opening Monday, April 20, 2015 for the season. Hours of operation are Monday and Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The site will be closed Saturday, May 23 and Monday, May 25 for the holiday. Due to the closure of Lakeshore Blvd. an alternate route will be provided through the household rubbish site, located off of Wright St., between Presque Isle Ave. and Lakeshore Blvd.
   
MARQUETTE SENIOR CENTER TO OFFER COMPUTER CLASSES 4/16/2015
The Marquette Senior Center is partnering with Peter White Public Library offering computer classes to area seniors. Classes will meet on Mondays in May from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in the computer lab on the second floor of Peter White Public Library. Topics are Computer Basics and Word Processing on May 4, Email Basics on May 11, and Internet Basics on May 18. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling the Marquette Senior Center at 228-0456.
   
HOUSEHOLD RUBBISH SITE OPENING 4/16/2015
The City of Marquette household rubbish drop-off site, located off of Wright St. between Presque Isle Ave. and Lakeshore Blvd., will be opening on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 with hours of operation from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. An additional date has been added Saturday, May 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The regular schedule for the Household Rubbish drop-off site will be every Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and the second Saturday of the month, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visit our website at www.mqtcty.org for a complete listing of accepted material.
   
LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED 4/16/2015
The Local Development Finance Authority Board will hold a regular meeting on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. in Marquette City Hall Room 103.
   
MARQUETTE SENIOR CENTER AND U.P. SPORTSPLEX TO OFFER BEGINNING GOLF LESSONS 4/16/2015
The Marquette Senior Center, partnering with U.P. SportsPlex, is offering beginning golf lessons to area seniors. This is an instructional three session course that will teach you the basic fundamentals of golf. Swing, grip, ball position, stance, take away and follow through are just a few topics that will be taught. Class dates are Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 19, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. – noon. Cost is $30. Classes are being held indoors at the U.P. SportsPlex, located at 1110 Wright Street. To register, or for more information, please contact the Marquette Senior Center at 228-0456.
   
2015 Blueberry Festival Poster Contest 4/16/2015
The Marquette Downtown Development Authority invites residents of all ages and skill levels to submit original artwork for the 2015 Blueberry Festival Poster contest. Original artwork in any medium is welcome but should not be larger than 11 x 17 inches and must not have been previously reproduced. The winning entry will be determined by a combined score based on an online vote open to the public and a panel of judges comprised of local artists, downtown business owners and public officials. Voting will take place Monday, May 11, through Wednesday, May 27, at www.downtownmarquette.org. All entries will be on display at the Marquette Arts & Culture Center, 217 North Front Street, throughout that time period for those who would like to view and vote for the artwork in person. In exchange for the rights to the selected artwork, the winner will receive $150 in gift certificates from downtown businesses. The wining poster will debut prior to the festival, which is scheduled for Friday, July 31.
   
Street Closures for the Annual YMCA Run/Walk 4/14/2015
The YMCA of Marquette County will be sponsoring its 15th annual YMCA Run/Walk on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. Events will include a 10 mile and 10k run, a 5k run/walk, a one mile youth run, and a toddler trot. The following streets will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to noon. 1. Lakeshore Boulevard from Fair Avenue to Wright Street. 2. Pine Street from Fair Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard. 3. Wright Street from Lakeshore Boulevard to Presque Isle Avenue. The detour route will be along Fair Avenue and Presque Isle Avenue. Lakeshore Boulevard remains closed due to storm damage between Wright Street and Hawley Street.
   
Park Cemetary Spring Item Removal 4/13/2015
The City of Marquette is announcing that all Park Cemetery winter gravesite decorations must be removed before Monday, April 27, 2015. After April 27, City crews will begin spring cleanup of the cemetery grounds and will dispose of decorations left at gravesites.
   
Recognition of Service 4/13/2015
The City of Marquette would like to thank the following individual for their service on volunteer advisory boards and committees: Marla McEnaney Presque Isle Park Advisory Committee 06/09/08–04/01/15
   
City of Marquette Website Maintenance on April 14, 2015 4/13/2015
The City’s website (www.mqtcty.org) will be unavailable on April 14, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. for maintenance activities. Downtime may last up to four hours while work is being performed. Full access to the website should resume by 9:00 p.m.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Special Planning Commission Meeting Scheduled 4/9/2015
Due to the lack of quorum for a request at the Marquette City Planning Commission's regular meeting on Tuesday, April 7, the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at a special meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. in Room 103 of City Hall, located at 300 W. Baraga Avenue on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. For more information, click here.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: MCACA Grant Workshop Set for April 15 4/9/2015
The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) staff is hitting the road and will be conducting FREE informational workshops on grant guidelines and the application process for potential applicants throughout the state. The MCACA in Marquette is scheduled for April 15 at 9 a.m. at the Masonic Temple located at 128 W. Washington St. For more information, click here.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Sustainable Community Ad-Hoc Committee to Meet 4/8/2015
The Sustainable Community Ad-Hoc Committee meeting will hold a meeting on Thursday, April 16 at noon, in Room 103 of City Hall, located at 300 W. Baraga Avenue.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Recognition of Volunteer Service 4/8/2015
The City of Marquette would like to thank the following individual for their service on volunteer advisory boards and committees: Bob Chapman; Presque Isle Park Advisory Committee; 03/26/12 – 04/01/15
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Election Board Meeting Rescheduled 4/6/2015
There will be a special meeting of the Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board on April 10 in Room 103 of City Hall, beginning at 8 a.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Amended Development and Reimbursement Agreement for the Landing Development Group II, LLC, TJ and RM Larson, the Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and the City of Marquette.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: MBRA Special Meeting Scheduled 4/6/2015
There will be a special meeting of the Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board on April 10 in Room 103 of City Hall, beginning at 8 a.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Amended Development and Reimbursement Agreement for the Landing Development Group II, LLC, TJ and RM Larson, the Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and the City of Marquette.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Community Master Plan Draft Available for Public Review 3/31/2015
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.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Recognition of Volunteer Service 3/31/2015
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
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Superior Trade Zone Approved 3/27/2015
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.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Third Street Plans 3/26/2015
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.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: May Exhbits Announced for Arts and Culture Center 3/26/2015
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.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: All-America City Quilt to be Displayed 3/26/2015
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.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: City Offices Closed for Good Friday 3/26/2015
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.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Board of Review Special Meeting Scheduled 3/26/2015
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.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: First Thursday Series Presents: Thorburn-Morelock-Crane 3/25/2015
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.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: AARP Tax Assistance Available 3/25/2015
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.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Park Cemetery Closed Until Further Notice 3/25/2015
Park Cemetery is closed until further notice, due to inclement weather.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: BLP Offices Closed for Good Friday 3/25/2015
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.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Annual Art Awards Set for May 15 3/25/2015
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.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: City Election Nominating Petitions Due April 21 3/18/2015
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.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Seasonal Launch Permits Available for Purchase 3/12/2015
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.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: PLANNING COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING CANCELLED 3/9/2015
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.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Marquette Commons Ice Rink Closing for the Season 3/9/2015
Due to poor ice conditions, the Marquette Commons Ice Skating Rink will be closing for the season on Monday, March 9th, 2015. For more information, contact the Marquette Downtown Development Authority at (906) 228-9475
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Lakeview Arena Open Skate Sessions Cancelled 3/5/2015
The City of Marquette’s Lakeview Arena announces the following open skating cancellations due to the Bantam/Midget Festival Tournament: Friday, March 20 from 1 to 2:50 p.m.; Saturday, March 21 from 1 to 2:50 p.m.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Planning Commission Special Meeting Scheduled 3/4/2015
The Planning Commission will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, March 10 at 6 p.m., in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, located at 300 W. Baraga Ave. TriMedia requested the special meeting for the Planning Commission to review a site plan located at 830, 832 and 844 W. Washington St. The site plan review request is for the raising of height of the existing building, a new roof deck, a new building addition and site improvements.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: City Manager Sets Community Office Hours 3/4/2015
Marquette City Manager Bill Vajda will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.
   
NEWSFLASH: Food Truck Ordinance - Public Input Sessions Tuesday 2/25/2015
The Marquette Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is hosting two public input sessions on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 to gather input and feedback regarding an amendment to the City of Marquette Zoning Ordinance regulating the operations of mobile food vendors in the City. The sessions are scheduled at 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Marquette Commons. The business community is encouraged to attend. For more information
visit: www.downtownmarquette.org.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: First Thursday Series: Nick Adams and the Aral Sea Divers 2/19/2015
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center presents local band Nick Adams and the Aral Sea Divers on Thursday, April 2 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 Street in Marquette. Nick Adams and the Aral Sea Divers were formed in the spring of 2014 by guitarist/vocalist Aaron O’Brien. The group creates a distinct style that combines elements of the swing, Dixieland, blues, big band, ragtime and gypsy jazz of the 1920s and 30s. The band members consist of Roscoe Schieler on trombone, Audra Hagan on clarinet, Zac Ott on drums, Lucas Lafave on upright bass and Matt Mitchell on violin. They play frequently in the Marquette region at a variety of establishments that range from retirement homes to breweries and everywhere in between.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: SCAC March Meeting Cancelled 2/19/2015
The Sister Cities Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m. has been cancelled due to a lack of new business. The committee's next scheduled meeting is scheduled to take place April 8, at 5:30 p.m. Community members are invited to attend, and there is an opportunity for public comment. Meetings are held at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library, at 217 N. Front Street in Marquette.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: April Arts and Culture Center Exhibits Announced 2/19/2015
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its April Main Gallery exhibition: Carbon Copies from the Hills by artist Walter Early. This exhibit will be a collection of sculptures highly influenced by nature. The SmallWorks Gallery will also feature Roots and Wings by origami artist Judy Sarosik. This Marquette native specializes in peace crane mobiles, as well as origami owls, butterflies and fish.
   
Food Truck Ordinance - Public Input Sessions Planned 2/18/2015
At their meeting on January 12, 2015 the Marquette City Commission directed the City Manager and staff to work with the Downtown Development Authority in the development of a Food Truck Ordinance to be presented to the Commission at their March 9 meeting. DDA staff will be researching other communities and best practices to develop an ordinance that will regulate the mobile food businesses in such a way that will work to satisfy both food truck vendors and "brick and mortar" businesses. In order to gather input on the issue, the DDA will be hosting two public input sessions on Tuesday, February 24 at the Marquette Commons, 112 South Third Street. The sessions will be held at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. The business community is encouraged to attend.
   
NEWSFLASH: Weather Channel: Marquette Snow Totals Top Record Books 2/18/2015
According to data compiled by The Weather Channel, Marquette has recorded more snowfall than any other city in the nation since the 1880s. According to the information (originally shared here ), more than 1,439 feet of snow have fallen in Marquette since record-keeping began in 1885. By comparison, Buffalo, NY placed second on the list, recording 866.6 feet of snow since 1884.
   
Eastside Originals Restaurant Week March 8 - 14, 2015 2/18/2015
Celebrate the local flavors of Marquette's Eastside Dining District during the fourth annual "Marquette Restaurant Week," March 8-14, 2015. The Eastside Originals participating restaurants, consisting of independently owned and operated restaurants within Marquette's Eastside District, will offer $10 fixed price lunch menus and select dinner meals for $25. Restaurant Week provides a wide variety of culinary opportunities for foodies to enjoy. Whether it is fine dining, local flavors, artisan baked goods, pub grub, authentic ethnic cuisine or just a good sandwich, enjoy these eastside gems at an affordable price..
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Polar Roll Bike Race Scheduled for Feb. 21 2/17/2015
The Polar Roll, an event that includes 15-mile and 35-mile snow bike races, will take place in Marquette on Saturday, Feb. 21. While no roads will be closed, the race could cause delays to motorists in some areas. For details on the race route and schedule, click here.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Closings Scheduled During Downtown Showdown 2/13/2015
Portions of Front Street will be closed from Feb. 20 to Feb. 22 for the Downtown Showdown Snowboard & Ski Competition. For a full list of the closures and times, click here.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Recognition of Service 2/13/2015
The City of Marquette would like to thank the following individual for their service on volunteer advisory boards and committees: Harley “Trey” Huddle; Board of Zoning Appeals; 04/28/08 - 02/15/15
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: MACC: Call to High School Artists 2/12/2015
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center will host the third annual High School Art Show in March in the SmallWorks Gallery and the Main Gallery of the MACC, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front Street in Marquette.

Any high-school age student 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. All art must be gallery-ready. Please drop off work by Thursday, Feb. 26. The show will be on exhibit from March 2 to 27 with an opening artist reception on Thursday, March 5 at 6 p.m.

For more information or questions, please contact (906) 228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Marina Harbor Services Building Design Concepts to be Discussed 2/12/2015
Myefski Architects will be presenting design concepts for the Cinder Pond Marina – Harbor Service Building at the regularly scheduled Harbor Advisory Committee meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 17. The meeting is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. in the Citizens Forum room in Lakeview Arena, located at 401 E. Fair Avenue. This is an opportunity for the public to review the proposed design concepts and provide comment.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: LDFA Board Meeting Scheduled 2/12/2015
The Local Development Finance Authority Board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. in City Hall Room 103. The purpose of the meeting will be to meet with the SmartZone Committee and discuss the SmartZone process.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: City Offices Closed for Presidents' Day 2/9/2015
Offices at Marquette City Hall; the Arts and Culture Center, located in the Peter White Public Library; the Municipal Service Center; and Lakeview Arena will be closed on Monday, Feb. 16, in recognition of Presidents’ Day.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Street Closures for UP 200 and Midnight Run 2/6/2015
Washington Street, from Front Street to Lakeshore Boulevard, will close at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12 in preparation for the annual U.P. 200 and Midnight Run Dog Sled Races, which will begin Friday, Feb. 13. Washington will remain closed until 2 a.m. on Feb. 14. For a full list of street closures related to the races, click here.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: City Manager Community Office Hours 2/5/2015
Marquette City Manager Bill Vajda will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns. City staff will also be filming portions of this session for rebroadcast on Charter Cable Channel 191. Residents will not be recorded without their permission.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: First Thursday - The Lonberg-Zerang Duo 2/5/2015
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center presents the Chicago-based band, The Lonberg-Zerang Duo on Thursday, March 5 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 Street in Marquette, Mich.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: March Exhibit - High School Art Show 2/5/2015
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center will host original artwork by high school-aged students in Marquette County in both the Main Gallery and the SmallWorks Gallery located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library, at 217 N. Front Street in Marquette. This third 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 March 3 to 27 and there will be an artist reception on Thursday, March 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information or questions, contact 228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Housing Commission Meeting Cancellation 2/5/2015
The Marquette Housing Commission special meeting on February 6, 2015 at noon in the Marquette Housing Commission Conference Room located at 316 Pine Street has been cancelled. The issue has been resolved.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Lakeview Arena Open Skate Cancellation 2/4/2015
The City of Marquette’s Lakeview Arena announces the following open skating cancellations due to the Beckman Memorial Mite Tournament: Friday, Feb. 27, Drop In Hockey from 11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. and Open Skate from 1 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 28, Open Skate from 1 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. For additional information, please call the Lakeview Arena office at 228-0460.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Recognition of Service 2/3/2015
The City of Marquette would like to thank the following individuals for their service on volunteer advisory boards and committees: Emily Coyne, Marquette Housing Commission, 11/28/11 - 01/25/15; Walter Anderson, Board of Review, 07/31/06 - 02/01/15; Fred Taccolini, Local Development Finance Authority, 08/01/14 - 01/20/15.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Promotional Fund Applications Due March 31 1/30/2015
Applications to be considered for promotional funds for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 (Oct. 1, 2015 through Sept. 30, 2016) must be received or postmarked by March 31, 2015 to be considered. Any applications received or postmarked after this date will NOT be eligible for consideration. It is important to note all applications may not be funded. Funding will depend upon City priorities and available dollars.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Discount or Waiver of City Fees Application Due March 31 1/30/2015
All applications for fee discount or waiver of City fees for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 (Oct. 1, 2015 through Sept. 30, 2016) must be received or postmarked by March 31, 2015 to be considered for next fiscal year. Any applications received or postmarked after this date will NOT be eligible for consideration. It is important to note all applications may not be funded. Funding will depend upon City priorities and available dollars.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Harbor Advisory Committee Special Meeting Scheduled 1/29/2015
There will be a special meeting of the Harbor Advisory Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 5:15 p.m. in the Citizens Forum in Lakeview Arena located at 401 East Fair Avenue. The topic of the special meeting will be the Presque Isle Boat Launch Design Review.
   
PRESS RELEASE: Downtown Showdown Ski & Snowboard Rail Jam 1/28/2015
MARQUETTE, MI - The streets of Downtown Marquette will be covered with snow February 21 as Range Bank and Ore Dock Brewing Company present the 3rd annual Downtown Showdown Rail Jam.The 100 and 200 blocks of North Front Street will serve as the location for the event, bringing the excitement of the ski hill to the historic streets of Downtown Marquette. Athletes will be able to participate in an Open Jam from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Those wishing to compete for up to $1,500 in cash prizes have the option to be part of the Ski Rail Jam at 6 p.m. or the Snowboard Rail Jam at 7 p.m., with Ski and Snowboard Finals held under the lights at 8 p.m.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Housing Commission Special Meetings Set 1/28/2015
There will be a special board meeting of the Marquette Housing Commission on Friday, Jan. 30 at noon in the Marquette Housing Commission Conference Room located at 316 Pine Street. The purpose of the meeting is for personnel issues.

Also, there will be a special board meeting of the Marquette Housing Commission on Friday, Feb. 6 at noon in the Marquette Housing Commission Conference Room located at 316 Pine Street. The purpose of the meeting is for personnel issues.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Temporary Ice Rink Closure Scheduled 1/28/2015
Due to on-site soil testing in the area the Baraga Street outdoor rink will be closed to the public beginning Monday, Feb. 2. The closure will last until all testing has been completed. An announcement will be sent out as soon as the ice rink is reopened to the public.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: LDFA Board Special Meeting 1/27/2015
The Local Development Finance Authority Board will hold a special meeting on Monday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. in City Hall Room 103. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss membership for the SmartZone Board with appointments possible.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Housing Commission Special Meeting 1/27/2015
There will be a special board meeting of the Marquette Housing Commission on Friday, Jan. 30 at noon in the Marquette Housing Commission Conference Room located at 316 Pine Street. There will be a special board meeting of the Marquette Housing Commission on Friday, Feb. 6, at noon in the Marquette Housing Commission Conference Room located at 316 Pine Street.
   
NEWSFLASH: Mining Focus Groups in Marquette County 1/26/2015
Focus groups are being held across Marquette and Baraga counties to access community members' views on mining in the area. These groups include, but are not limited to, groups interested in environmental monitoring, business, community health, labor, recreation, infrastructure, government and education. The public is invited to attend any of the following focus groups: Monday, January 26th from 6:30-7:30pm Ramamda of Marquette Tuesday, January 27th from 7-8pm Marquette Cinemas Wednesday, January 28th from 5-6pm Sawyer International Airport in the Airport Services Center Thursday, January 29th from 6-7pm Carnegie Library in Ishpeming Focus group participants are asked to engage in a respectful discussion about the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of mining in the Upper Peninsula. The study is being funded by Eagle Mine, LLC and the research is being conducted independently by two economists, Tawni Hunt Ferrarini and Marcelo Siles. Reports from the 2010 and 2012 focus groups can be found at http://miningandcommunities.blogspot.com. Although an RSVP is not required, it would be appreciated. To RSVP, email Hannah Lewis at hannah.kratzlewis@gmail.com.
   
NEWSFLASH: Counterfeit Money Warning 1/26/2015
The Marquette Police Department is investigating reports of counterfeit money being used in the Marquette area. Most common are counterfeit $20 dollar bills with some counterfeit $5 dollar bills being reported as well. Local businesses and citizens are urged to inspect their money closely during cash transactions.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Snow Safety 1/26/2015
With the winter season upon us, the City of Marquette is asking all residents to refrain from building tunnels or forts inside snow banks by the street. Snow banks near the road can be a dangerous area to play as plow drivers and snow removal crews may not be able to see children playing in the snow banks. In addition, snow removal operations may weaken the structure of the bank, increasing the chance of a cave in.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Regional Arts Alliance Meeting 1/26/2015
The public is invited to attend a meeting of the creative leaders in Marquette County, on Tuesday Feb. 3, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front Street, in Marquette. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the development of a regional public-private-nonprofit alliance that fosters communication and collaboration across the arts, culture and creative sectors to increase the contribution and value of Marquette County's creative assets. This informal meeting is open to anyone in the private and non-profit creative sector, as well as to individual artists, art supporters, community members, educational institutions and municipalities. All present will have an opportunity to share desired achievements for the community and to offer how they think a successful alliance would contribute to that success. For more information, call 906-228-0472 or e-mail arts-culture@mqtcty.org.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Aging Services Advisory Committee Meeting Rescheduled 1/23/2015
The Aging Services Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Monday, Feb. 16 at 9 a.m. has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 9, at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held in the City Commission Chambers, located at 300 W. Baraga Avenue.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: City Prepared for Annual Open House 1/22/2015
Community Members are invited to the City of Marquette Annual Open House on Wednesday, Feb. 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front Street. Meet City Commissioners and staff, including policemen, canines, firemen and manager.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: BZA February Meeting Cancelled 1/21/2015
The Board of Zoning Appeals regular meeting on Feb. 5, 2015 has been cancelled due to lack of agenda. The next scheduled meeting will be held on March 5, 2015.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Street Closures for Noquemanon 1/19/2015
The following streets will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 3 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lakeshore Boulevard from Fair Avenue to Wright Street; Wright Street, from Lakeshore Boulevard to Presque Isle Avenue; Schneider Mill Court, from River Park Circle to the end of Schneider Mill Court; and Powder Mill Road, from Wright Street to the end of Powder Mill Road. A detour will be provided along Presque Isle Avenue and Fair Avenue. Lakeshore Boulevard remains closed due to storm damage between Wright Street and Hawley Street. As a result, Hawley Street will be open to traffic during this year’s Noquemanon and vehicles will be sharing the road with skiers crossing the road. As such, motorists are asked to be extremely cautious while driving on Hawley Street between Lakeshore Boulevard and Presque Isle Avenue and are asked to obey the road crossing attendants.
   
Public Forum Set to Discuss Expansion of Recycling Program 1/15/2015
The City of Marquette will be conducting a public forum on Jan. 28 in order to discuss the upcoming expansion of the City's dual-stream recycling program. Successes with the City's current dual-stream system, which has been in place since May of 2014, have spurred a future expansion of the program. Soon, some new items will be recyclable through curbside collection, and the City will be looking to distribute program-specific collection bins to residents. The forum is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library. Please note that this is a “Public Forum” and not a City Commission meeting; however, members of the City Commission may be in attendance. More information on the City's recycling system can be found at here.
   
Arts and Culture Advisory Committee Meeting Time Change 1/14/2015
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center Committee meeting, which was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m., in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library, will now be held at 6 p.m. in the Lion’s Room on the main floor of the library, located at 217 N. Front Street in Marquette. Community members are invited to attend, and there is an opportunity for public comment. Please call 906-228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org for more information.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Lakeview Arena in the Running for Hockeyville USA Title 1/9/2015
The City of Marquette's Lakeview Arena has been included in the Kraft Hockeyville USA competition. Participants are asked to get online and nominate Lakeview Arena by writing a brief (2,500 characters or less) story about what makes Lakeview Arena special. The winning arena will receive the title of Kraft Hockeyville and $150,000 for arena upgrades, and will also play host to a 2015-2016 NHL Pre-Season Game. The nomination period opened on Jan. 1, and nominations may be submitted through March 18. To nominate Lakeview, please visit http://bit.ly/1tTmuF7. For more information on the contest, visit www.krafthockeyville.com.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: First Thursday Series Presents: Northern Wylds 1/9/2015
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center presents the band, Northern Wylds on Thursday, Feb. 5 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 Street in Marquette. The newly formed Marquette indie band consists of Natalie Ray on vocals and viola, Nick Johnson on guitar and Shane Murray on bass. Their music style also incorporates jazz and blues. All three members work for the non-profit Music For All Kids, an organization that provides music education for under privilege children and teens. For more information or questions, call (906) 228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Bike Path Maintenance for U.P. 200 1/7/2015
The plowing of the bike path along Lakeshore Boulevard, from Mattson Park through Founders Landing to South Beach, will cease in preparation for the upcoming UP 200. This is done annually following the holiday season in support of the race. The bike path will resume maintenance on Feb. 17.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Curbside Refuse/Recyclable Collection 1/7/2015
The City of Marquette provides weekly collection of household refuse and properly prepared recyclables from all residential properties with the City. All refuse placed curbside for pick up must be in City-approved prepaid bags. A prepaid bag may be placed in a covered garbage can for pickup, provided all refuse is contained by the prepaid bag and the bag is tied. All bags shall be tied and each filled bag shall not exceed 30 lbs. The property owner is responsible for damage to bags resulting from dogs, cats, rodents, birds, etc. All recyclables placed curbside for pick up must be in a hard-walled bin or container. During winter months and windy evenings it is required that the property owner secure recyclables to avoid wind-blown items throughout the neighborhood. Like materials should be bundled or bagged together. Large items, such as cardboard, must be broken down into two-foot by two-foot pieces. Also during winter months, all refuse and recyclable containers shall be placed in a driveway opening or some other established opening in the snow bank. Containers and bags should not be balanced on snow banks.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Recognition of Service 1/5/2015
The City of Marquette would like to thank the following individuals for their service on volunteer advisory boards and committees: Bill Hetrick, Downtown Development Authority, 12/20/10-01/01/15; Harold Hayse, Marquette Area Wastewater Treatment Advisory Board, 12/08/08-12/31/14; Sean Penglase, Planning Commission, 01/30/12-12/16/14.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: Christmas Tree Drop-Off Sites Open 1/2/2015
Properties paying the “Garbage” fee on their monthly bills (green bag users) are eligible to use the City's Christmas tree drop-off sites. Owners and tenants of properties not paying the fee should contact their regular waste hauler for service. These sites are supported by fees, not taxes. Through Jan. 14, there will be two drop-off sites available for Christmas tree disposal. One site is located at the west end of the Lakeview Arena parking lot. Please place the tree inside the orange fencing. The second site is located east of 850 W. Baraga Ave. Access can be obtained from Baraga Avenue or from West Spring Street. Please place the tree inside the orange fencing. Please remove all decorations and stands before disposing of trees.
   
ANNOUNCEMENT: MCACA Grant Recipients 1/2/2015
The City of Marquette would like to announce all City arts and culture organizations and schools that received grants from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Council members announced Dec. 19 that City organizations were awarded $241,461. Please click the link (title) above for a list of all organizations that received funding.
 
 
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