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Andrew MacIver, Promotion

Andrew MacIver, Parks and Recreation Coordinator in the Community Services Department, has been promoted to the position of Assistant Director of Community Services effective October 1, 2017. Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in Facility Management from Ferris State University and worked as a Supervisor at the University’s Ice Arena & Sports Complex, before joining the City’s Parks and Recreation Division in 2014. Andrew replaces Jon Swenson who was promoted to Director, Community Services on October 1.

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Greg Guertin, Promotion

Lieutenant Greg Guertin was promoted to the position of Captain effective October 30, 2017. Greg attended Northern Michigan University and has his Firefighter I & II, his EMT/Basic, and has attended the National Fire Academy. He is an instructor for Lifeguarding and was awarded the Marquette County Fire Fighter of the Year in 2002 and 2014 and Kiwanis Fire Fighter of the Year in 2010. Greg began his career in the department in 1995 and was promoted to Sergeant in 2010 and Lieutenant in 2016.

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Kurt Hillier, Promotion

Sergeant/Paramedic Kurt Hillier was promoted to the position of Lieutenant effective October 30, 2017. Kurt has his Firefighter I and II and was awarded Kiwanis Firefighter of the year in 2005 and Marquette County Firefighter of the year in 2014. Before being hired by the Marquette Fire Department as a Firefighter in 2001, he was a volunteer firefighter with the Marquette Township Fire Department.

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Cory Teinert, Promotion

Firefighter/Paramedic Cory Teinert has been promoted to Relief Engineer/Paramedic effective October 30, 2017.

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Kirk Vogler, Promotion

Engineer/Paramedic Kirk Vogler has been promoted to Sergeant effective October 30, 2017. Kirk received his Firefighter I and II from Oakland Community College and his EMT/Paramedic certification from Superior Medical Education. He worked for as an on-call Firefighter for Commerce Township Fire Department before being hired by the City in 2011.

November 2017

As you read this, most (if not all) of the local road projects should be complete. However, I still feel compelled to apologize one more time for all the inconveniences caused by the sheer number of projects this season. If you’re a local or have been in the area at all this summer, you know what I’m talking about and if you’re new to the area or just passing through, I hope you will enjoy all of our recent traffic improvements. There is more to be done but we are going to have to wait until next construction season for those projects. Stay tuned.

On a more somber note, the area has just experienced two significant weather events (within the same week) that caused not only property damage, but an unfortunate loss of life as well. The good news is that City staff responded very well to both events and I am both happy and proud of the work that they were able to accomplish under harsh terms. Our lakeshore north of East Fair Avenue was hit especially hard but we are doing our best to keep it accessible to the public and we are developing plans to repair and/or improve what we can.

On the bad news side of things, two lives were lost when two people ventured too close to the large waves caused by the storm on the north side of Presque Isle Park and were washed into Lake Superior. Although this type of storm is infrequent, it happens often enough and most, if not all, locals are very aware of the Lake Superior’s intensity and avoid putting themselves in this kind of danger. As a matter of fact, Lake Superior is more like an ocean or sea to us instead of a lake. We do our best to educate and warn as many people as possible, including denying access to those areas that we deem dangerous. Unfortunately, no matter how much we post signs, lock gates or warn people, there are still the few who don’t take it seriously.

Please enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior but also respect it’s power and unforgiveness.

September 2017

Welcome back NMU students, faculty and staff. It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to go back to school, but we all enjoy having you around and contributing to the great community that we live in. However, I do have to apologize for the state of some of our streets especially those around campus. We made every effort to be further along in the construction process but, typical of many construction projects, things happen to change the best laid plans. In this case, the culprit has been mostly the weather as it has been wetter than expected which slows much of the work. The good news is that it all should be done before the snow flies (which roughly translates to the end of October).

You will also likely notice a lot more construction taking place than is the norm for this time of year. Supported by the progressive view of the City Commission, we are taking advantage of the many new opportunities that are being presented to us to encourage new development. I can honestly say that much of this is being driven by the construction of the new Duke LifePoint hospital in the more centralized location near downtown.

The City Commission’s approach has been to be “partners” in as much of the development as we possibly can. This makes it much more advantageous for everyone to contribute to the success of everything that we do here in the City. As a partner, I feel strongly that a development’s success is our success and, in the case of NMU, what is good for the University is good for Marquette.

One last word to those coming to Marquette for the first time, either as a student, visitor or even those of you returning to the City, please respect Lake Superior. The lake is beautiful and sometimes wondrous to look at but it is also much like a sea and can be very unpredictable, especially in the fall and winter months. Please enjoy the view, but stay safe.

Offices Closed for Independence Day

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For More Information: Manager’s Office / 228-0435

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.

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