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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The 7/9 Arts and Culture Advisory Committee meeting is live on YouTube.

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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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the Children's Museum has ONLY $1830 to raise with 11 more days to reach our $5000 goal to be matched by the MEDC with another $5000, this wonderful money will help us get through this rough time. We'll do it with YOUR help. It's all about love and we love you!! PS GRUMPY the Bearded Dragon has a special offer for you which we'll tell you about tomorrow... he may be Grumpy but he's also an artist. Just click on this link to make a donation.... www.patronicity.com/project/the_up_childrens_museum__its_all_about_love#!/ ... See MoreSee Less

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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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