March 2016

Welcome to mid-winter. Depending on how you look at it, it’s either been a good winter or a bad one. For us here it’s kind of in between. Just enough snow and cold weather to keep us busy, but not enough to overwhelm us. The last time I wrote, I told you about the successes we were having in concluding our negotiations with the Duke/LifePoint project. I’m happy to report that everything is still full speed ahead with ground breaking to occur in May or June this summer.

However, we’ve now turned our attention to the building of the new Public Works Service Center on Wright St. If you recall, we committed to building the new Service Center after displacing the old one and selling that property to DLP. And if you’re wondering at all, this is all good. Marquette will have a new state of the art hospital and a new Service Center to better serve our community.

Continuing on the building theme, I can’t help but be continuously awed by the amount of new constructing that is currently happening or will be happening in Marquette. All starting this spring or summer. In addition to the DLP and Service Center projects, new construction will begin on the refurbishing of the “Old Orphanage” which will be converted to specialized housing and is long overdue. The BLP will begin construction on their new Energy Center that will include the construction of large building that will house three new gas/oil generators at their Wright Street location. The Landing Development people are scheduled to begin construction of another phase of their project with the building of a planned parking ramp topped with apartments and retail space. NMU is expected to begin a construction project of their own with the construction of new residence and dining facilities.

Those are just the biggies. On a smaller scale the City, along with the Lambros and Butler families, will begin construction on the new Clark Park located just south of the Dead River on Lakeshore Blvd. Last, but not least, construction will begin on a refurbishing and upgrade to Father Marquette Park on South Front St.

All in all it great news for the City of Marquette, but I must warn everyone that it could be trying and at times difficult to navigate through the City. I suspect there will be road closures and other delays that could affect vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic throughout the summer and possible future summers, so let’s all be patient and enjoy the success.

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Timeline PhotosTrick or Treat Hours in the City of Marquette will be from 4-7PM on Sunday, October 31st. Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Halloween! 🎃 -Mayor Smith "The Marquette Police Department reminds the public to stay safe this Halloween. Recommended hours for trick-or-treat are 4pm-7pm on Sunday, October 31. Motorists, please anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic during this time; be extra cautious when entering and exiting driveways. We recommend turning on headlights earlier in the day and driving slowly through neighborhoods. Parents are encouraged to escort children while trick-or-treating and share the following safety tips:• Never approach someone in a car who is offering candy• Trick-or-treat only at houses with porch lights on and never enter a stranger’s home• Inspect all treats before allowing children to eat them• Consider placing reflective tape on costumes• Walk, don’t run, from house to house• Be sure children can see through mask eye-openings, and check for costume trip hazards• Always stay on sidewalks and look both ways before crossing streets" ... See MoreSee Less
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WINTER PARKING BANA reminder to all citizens and visitors in the City of Marquette that the Winter Parking Ban will begin on November 1st and will be in effect until April 1st.There is No Parking on Any City Street between the hours of 1:00 am and 6:00 am. The Winter Parking Ban carries a fine of $75.00 and a vehicle could also be towed if it is impeding snow removal efforts by the plow crews.Vehicle owners should be making off-street parking arrangements for their vehicle for the winter season as soon as possible.Cooperation by everyone will make it easier for the plow crews to do their job and make the roads safer for all motorists. ... See MoreSee Less
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The City of Marquette has a full-time position available for an Administrative Assistant in the Public Works Department. The position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, supplemented by courses in accounting, or related field. Associate’s degree in Office Administration, Business or related field preferred. Proficiency in spreadsheet/word processing software, typing of 50 wpm and data entry of 150 keystrokes per minute is required. The entry wage is $16.62/hr. with a full benefits package. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. ... See MoreSee Less
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Beginning Saturday, October 9, all City of Marquette public park restrooms will close at 9:00 p.m. City parks remain on the usual summer hours 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Park restrooms will be open daily 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. ... See MoreSee Less
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Contact Info

City Hall:

+1 906-228-0435

300 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855

Municipal Service Center:

+1 906-228-0444

1100 Wright St., Marquette, MI 49855

Tourist Park Reservations:

+1 906-228-0465

 

Hours

City Hall:

M-F: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Municipal Service Center:

M-F: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Police and Fire on duty 24/7

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