STREET CLOSURES FOR THE ANNUAL NOQUEMANON SKI MARATHON

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.

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PUBLIC ART TASK FORCE MEETING SCHEDULED FOR JAN. 24

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.

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PART OF FISHER STREET CLOSED JAN. 23-27

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.

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FEBRUARY EXHIBITS: V.I.P.S. AND JAMES KEAST

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its February LSAA Gallery exhibition by Lake Superior Art Association’s V.I.P.S. Artists including Chrys Levesque Hendrick, Gail Mahan, Julie Mowen, Diana Peterson, Susan Roubal, Charlice Stewart, Connie Tonkin and Michele Tuccini. V.I.P.S. stands for “Variety in Painting Styles.” These artists work in a variety of mediums including oil, watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink, mixed media, alcohol ink and collage.

The February SmallWorks Gallery will feature work by fairy tale and folk artist James Keast. A Marquette native, Keast was brought up in a large musical and artistic family. His family spent a lot of time outdoors hiking, fishing and camping and also had an appreciation for other people and their cultures. These influences can be seen in his work. Keast is self-taught and learns from studying other artists and reading. He worked for 10 years as a commercial artist in Southern California and he has also taught.

Both exhibits will be on display Feb. 1-25. There will be a combined artist reception on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. which coincides with Lake Superior Art Association’s Winter Charm reception at the Huron Mountain Club Gallery in the Peter White Public Library, and will included a living sculpture by TaMama Dance Company. The public is invited to attend both receptions. Refreshments will be provided.

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. For more information or questions, please contact 228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org.

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PROMOTIONAL FUND AND DISCOUNT FEE WAIVER APPLICATIONS

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 for Fiscal Year 2017-2018, Oct. 1, 2017 through Sept. 30, 2018, must be received or postmarked byMarch 31, 2017. 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. Applications and information are available on the city website at www.mqtcty.org or at the Community Services office located in Lakeview Arena at 401 E. Fair Avenue, Marquette.

MARQUETTE CITY MANAGER OFFERS COMMUNITY OFFICE HOURS

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. 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.

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January 2017

Hello again. Although not official at the time of this writing, winter is here and the City continues to hum along in spite of the weather. All of our road projects are completed for this year with most of the building construction projects closed in and ready for inside work. The only exception that I can think of is the hospital project that still has a lot of steel to go up, but that work will also continue through the winter.
Speaking of buildings, the City Commission recently conducted a tour of the new Public Works facility on Wright street and I have to tell you that it is very impressive. Our contractor, along with City staff, has done a very good job designing a building that will serve the public very well long into the future.
Public Works crews have rotated into their winter operations which primarily deal with snow removal and, especially, keeping our streets clear and safe. I don’t want to miss this opportunity to remind drivers (especially those of you that
are not familiar with winter driving) to adjust your driving to the weather conditions. As a retired Police Officer, I can tell you with some authority that there is a “learning curve” when transitioning from dry pavement driving to driving on the snow. We always commented on the need for drivers (even locals) to “retrain” themselves after the first snow of the year as there is a big increase in traffic crashes during the first few days of snowy conditions. It usually results in unhappy drivers but happy vehicle repair shops. Also, don’t forget the City-wide winter parking ban. Vehicles are not allowed to be parked on any City streets from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. from Nov. 1, 2016 until April 1, 2017.
Well, that’s it for now. We can look forward to another busy summer in 2017 as we have several high impact road construction plans on the table and new building projects in addition to those already in progress. Stay warm for now.

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The Marquette Police Department would like to remind cititzens of the Fireworks ordinance adopted by the City of Marquette. See the attached ordinance below:

Sec. 26-88. - Fireworks.
(a)Purpose. An ordinance to provide for the regulation of the ignition, discharge and use of consumer fireworks, as allowed under the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act, MCL 28.451 et seq., as amended.(b)Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall be defined as follows:
APA Standard 87-1 means 2001 APA Standard 87-1, Standard for Construction and Approval for Transportation of Fireworks, Novelties, and Theatrical Pyrotechnics, published by the American Pyrotechnics Association of Bethesda, Maryland.

Consumer fireworks means fireworks devices that are designed to produce visible effects by combustion, that are required to comply with the construction, chemical composition, and labeling regulations promulgated by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission under 16 CFR Parts 1500 and 1507, and that are listed in APA Standard 87-1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, or 3.5. Consumer fireworks does not include low-impact fireworks.

Fireworks means any composition or device, except for a starting pistol, a flare gun, or a flare, designed for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, deflagration, or detonation. Fireworks consist of consumer fireworks, low-impact fireworks, articles pyrotechnic, display fireworks, and special effects.

Low-impact fireworks means ground and handheld sparkling devices as that phrase is defined under APA Standard 87-1, 3.1, 3.1.1.1 to 3.1.1.8, and 3.5.

Minor means an individual who is less than 18 years of age.

(c)Use of consumer fireworks prohibited.(1)A person shall not ignite, discharge, or use consumer fireworks at any time other than permitted hours, as listed below:

a.December 31: From 11:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.

b.January 1: From midnight until 1:00 a.m.

c.The Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Memorial Day: From 11 a.m. until 11:45 p.m. on each of those days.

d.June 29 to July 4: From 11:00 a.m. until 11:45 p.m. on each of those days.

e.July 5, if that date is a Friday or Saturday: From 11:00 a.m. until 11:45 p.m.f.The Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Labor Day: From 11:00 a.m. until 11:45 p.m. on each of those days.

(d)Safety. No person shall recklessly endanger the life, health, safety or well-being of any person by the ignition, discharge, or use of consumer fireworks.

(e)Use of alcohol or controlled substances and fireworks prohibited. No person shall discharge, ignite or use fireworks while under the influence of alcoholic liquor, a controlled substance, or a combination of alcoholic liquor and a controlled substance, consistent with the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act.

(f)Possession of consumer fireworks by minor prohibited. A minor shall not possess consumer fireworks. Consumer fireworks shall not be sold to a minor. Age verification shall be made by checking a driver's license or another form of acceptable identification, pursuant to the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act.

(g)Permissible locations. A person shall not ignite, discharge, or use consumer fireworks on public property, school property, church property, or the property of another person without express permission from that organization or person to use those fireworks on those premises at that time.

(h)Determination of violation; seizure. If a police officer determines that a violation of this section has occurred, the officer may seize the consumer fireworks as evidence of the violation.

(i)Violation and penalties.

(1)A violation of this section is a civil infraction punishable by a fine of $1,000.00 for each violation. In accordance with MCL 28.457

(3), $500.00 of this fine will be remitted to the Marquette City Police Department for enforcement of this section.

(2)In addition to a civil infraction, fines and penalties stated within the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act may be imposed.

(3)Following final disposition of a finding of responsibility for violating this section, the city may dispose of or destroy any consumer fireworks retained as evidence in that prosecution.
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Timeline PhotosThe physical Downtown Marquette Farmers Market will re-open Saturday, July 4th! Due to relaxed social distancing guidelines, we are thrilled to be able to take this step. We will be providing you with important information to ensure a safe re-opening over the next few weeks. The Online Marketplace has been a great success in providing local food to our community during a health crisis. We do plan to bring this valuable resource back as needed, and hopefully welcome it as part of our regular market season in the future.

An official press release will be issued next week with full details, but here are some of the main highlights for now:

🥕The last Online Marketplace pick up will be Saturday June 20.

🥕There will be no market Saturday June 27 as our staff and vendors prepare for this transition.

🥕Customer behavior and guidelines to ensure a safe shopping experience will be provided and shared with you shortly. There are social distancing guidelines and behaviors that our vendors and customers will be expected to follow. Stay tuned for information intended to ensure a safe shopping experience.

🥕The market experience will be different! Until further notice, music, special events and children’s activities will be suspended. There will also be no product sampling or cooking demonstrations for the time being.

🥕The number of vendors will be limited to allow proper social distancing. We will be sure to let you know what vendors are participating with the market each week.

We are incredibly grateful for your continued support of the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market and our local growers and producers. Thank you!💚🧡💛
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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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