NOMINATING PETITIONS AVAILABLE FOR CITY ELECTIVE OFFICES

The Marquette City Clerk’s Office is accepting nominations for the City elective offices which will
be filled this year. There will be three 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. in Marquette.

The deadline for filing nominating petitions is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25. To be eligible to run for
office in the City, candidates must have been residents of the City for at least one year, and must not
be in debt to the City.

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MARQUETTE AREA SISTER CITY PARTNERSHIP TO SELECT JAPAN DELEGATES

Marquette area residents interested in visiting Marquette’s Japanese Sister City of Higashiomi this
year should contact Paulette Lindberg, Vice Chair of the Marquette Area Sister Cities Partnership or
stop by the Marquette Arts and Culture Center in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library
for a paper application.

A 10-person delegation will depart from Marquette on Oct. 26 for a 10-night visit, returning on Nov.
6. The trip cost is $2,600. This is the 38th year of Marquette’s Sister City relationship with Japan.
Five public meetings will be held to help educate future delegates and prepare them for travel to
Japan. The first two are scheduled for April 27 and May 13 in the Peter White Public Library.

For more information, contact Paulette Lindberg by phone at 228-6459 or 869-4141 or by emailing
paulettelindberg@gmail.com.

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PROMOTIONAL FUND AND FEE WAIVER DEADLINE APPROACHING

Applications for 2017-2018 Promotional Funds and Discount Fee Waivers must be received or
postmarked by March 31.

Applications and information are available on the city website at www.mqtcty.org or at the
Community Services, Parks & Recreation office, located in Lakeview Arena at 401 E. Fair Avenue,
Marquette.

For any questions, please contact Community Service-Parks and Recreation Division at 228-0460.

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PUBLIC ART TASK FORCE SPECIAL MEETING SET FOR MARCH 23

A special meeting of the Public Art Task Force has been scheduled for Thursday, March 23 at 4:30 p.m.
This assembly replaces a meeting that was canceled earlier in the month due to a lack of quorum. The
meeting will take place in the Wave Room of the Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the
lower level of the Peter White Public Library, at 217 N. Front Street in Marquette.

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.

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UPDATE ON HOSPITAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS

The Marquette Hospital Transportation Improvements Project is currently being advertised for
bids for reconstruction of the US-41 corridor and adjacent local streets upgrades. Bids for this
project are due on March 24. Bids will be reviewed for bidding requirements and accuracy.
It is anticipated that the City Commission at the April 10 regular meeting will approve the
contractor for this project as recommended by the City Manager and staff.
The project is anticipated to start in late April. The start will be based on the City receiving all
the documents required from the contractor to begin construction, as well as securing purchase
agreements for property acquisition. The project will be phased to minimize disruptions to the
public.
Weekly updates will be provided by the City on the project such as; progress, traffic changes/
detours, and other areas of interest on the website at www.mqtcty.org.

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City of Marquette - Municipal Government

Please consider helping the City of Marquette earn another League of American Bicyclists' (LAB) award as a Bicycle Friendly Community, by taking a survey that will be used as part of our application evaluation. See the link below, in the message from the Leauge. Marquette is one of four Michigan communities to have achieved the Silver level BFC award. Also, you will find attached the Bicycle Routes Plan that was adopted in December as part of the Community Master Plan update. City staff is developing an implementation plan for establishing several signed/marked bicycle routes on city streets, with work set to begin this spring and summer.
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Public Survey Link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/app_BFC_SP19
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Thank you for applying to have Marquette recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community!
Now that the Spring 2019 application deadline has passed, the BFC review process is officially underway. We look forward to working with you in the coming months as we review your community's application materials.

To help us gain a better understanding of local bicyclists' experiences in your community, we would greatly appreciate your help distributing the following public survey link so that bicyclists in your community can provide their input as well.

Public Survey Link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/app_BFC_SP19

The survey will remain open through Sunday, March 24, 2019.

This survey is open to anyone familiar with bicycling in your community, including those involved in submitting your BFC application. (Everyone receiving this email is encouraged to complete the survey and to share it broadly!) While strongly encouraged, distributing this survey link is not required. Your community will not be judged on the number of responses received.

This survey is meant to provide context for our review team's decision-making process, as well as valuable feedback for you directly from bicyclists in your community. Anonymous aggregate survey results will be included in your feedback materials later this Spring.

Award results will be announced in May, and we will inform applicants of their community's results 1-2 weeks before the public announcement is made.
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Effective immediately, Presque Isle and Tourist Park are temporarily closed due to poor weather conditions. Both sites will reopen once the areas are cleaned up and safe for residents. ... See MoreSee Less

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The following streets will be closed to motor vehicles at the following times for the Annual U.P. 200 and Midnight Run Sled Dog Races, to be held Friday, Feb. 15.

Thursday, Feb. 14
10:30 p.m. - Washington Street from Front Street to Lakeshore Boulevard

Friday, Feb. 15
7 a.m. - Washington Street from Front Street to Sixth Street.
9 a.m. – Fifth Street from Bluff Street to Washington 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. - The northbound lane of S. 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, Seventh Street and Bluff Street.

Unless otherwise noted, the street closures will remain in effect until 2 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16.

Pedestrian access will be allowed all days throughout all the street closure areas.
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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, 1100 Wright Street, will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

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

 

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