PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY

On Saturday, April 29 there will be an organized walk from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The People’s Climate
March walk will begin at the Marquette Commons at 112 S. Third St., then proceed west on the
multi-use path to Seventh Street, then north on the multi-use path spur to Washington Street, then
east on the Washington Street sidewalk to Third Street, then south on the Third Street sidewalk to the
multi-use path, then west on the multi-use path returning to the Marquette Commons.
Participants will follow the rules of the road, however the motoring public is asked to be alert to
walkers crossing all the streets along the route.

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SEVENTH STREET TO CLOSE DURING SPRING STREET PROJECT

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, May 1 Spring Street from Seventh Street to the west end will be
closed to allow for the reconstruction of the street and underground utilities. This is the first
phase of the Local Streets portion of the Marquette Hospital Transportation Improvements
Project. This phase is scheduled to be substantially complete by the end of May.
The Seventh Street intersection will be closed to through traffic. This will result in no through
traffic along Seventh Street from Baraga Avenue to Washington Street and no through traffic
along Spring Street from Altamont Street to Seventh Street.
The public is advised to use caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for
construction, detour and advisory signing. Pedestrian access will be maintained as much as
possible for the residents in this area.
A phasing schematic can be accessed at the City of Marquette web site under the Marquette
Hospital Transportation Improvements Project link at www.mqtcty.org.
Bacco Construction Company is the general contractor for this project.
The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during the construction process.

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21st ANNUAL ART AWARDS TO BE HELD MAY 20

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center invites the community to attend the 21st
Annual Art Awards, honoring outstanding individuals in our community. The awards will
be held at the MACC in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library located at 217
N. Front St. on Saturday, May 20. The public is invited to a celebratory reception
beginning at 6 p.m. in conjunction with Lake Superior Art Association’s Annual Member
Show. Lite fare will be provided by Border Grill. At 7 p.m. the Annual Arts Awards will
begin in the Community Room of the library. There will be performances by select award
recipients and a ceremony to honor their achievements. This event is free and open to the
public with a “black and white” suggested dress code to match the atmosphere of the
Annual Art Awards.
Outstanding Arts Educator: Wayne Hanmer
Outstanding Writer: Gretchen Preston
Outstanding Performing Artist: Jeff Spencer
Arts Volunteer: Chip Truscon
Community Arts Activist: Janeen and Richard Rastall
Special Recognition Individual: Tom Lakenen
Outstanding Visual Artist: Gordon Gearhart
Business Honor Roll: Second Skin Shop
Community Arts Impact: Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival
Outstanding Youth: Taylor Koski
For more information contact the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 906-228-
0472 or e-mail arts-culture@mqtcty.org.

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RUN/WALK EVEN TO CLOSE PINE STREET APRIL 22

Beginning at 8 a.m. on April 22, Pine Street will close from Fair Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard in
advance of a run/walk event scheduled for that day. Pine Street is expected to open again by noon.
All events will start at the YMCA facility, turn north on Pine Street and continue north along the
multi-use path. Participants will continue to and around Presque Isle Park, with some runners
returning along the same path to the YMCA. Others will turn west on Hawley Street, north on the
two-track trail and across Schneider Mill Court and Powder Mill Road, before proceeding westerly
on the Noquemanon Trail and returning along the same trail and road crossings to the multi-use path,
Pine Street and the YMCA.
No other streets except Pine Street will be closed and the public is asked to use caution while driving
in these areas.

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THIRD STREET MARCH SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 22

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 22 there will be a march along Third Street. The march will
begin at the Berry Events Center near the intersection of Third Street and Fair Avenue and will
proceed south on Third Street, ending at the intersection of Third and Washington streets.
The public is asked to be aware of the march and use alternate roads during that time.

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ADDITIONAL JAPAN TRIP DELEGATES SOUGHT

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. There are five additional spaces for the trip that can still be reserved.
The delegation will depart from Marquette on Oct. 26 for a 10-night visit, returning on Nov. 6. This
is the 38th year of Marquette’s Sister City relationship with Japan. The trip cost is $2,600.
A meeting to help educate future delegates and prepare them for travel to Japan will occur on May 13
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Peter White Public Library’s Shiras Room.
For more information, contact Paulette Lindberg at 869-4141 or by emailing
paulettelindberg@gmail.com.

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MAY EXHIBITS: LSAA MEMBERS’ SHOW AND CAROLYN K. SNYDER

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its May exhibition: The 41st
Annual LSAA Members’ Show. This juried exhibit is a celebration of the creative talents
found in the Lake Superior Art Association’s membership and will feature pieces from a
variety of media.
The SmallWorks Gallery will also feature an exhibit by Carolyn K. Snyder. Snyder
served as an illustrator at the Medical College of Wisconsin, creating black and white line
drawings for teaching and research publications. After retiring to Marquette in 2002, she
began painting again. Portraits from Life will feature oil painting portrait sketches. These
90-minute sketches were completed in one afternoon and are not considered to be
finished portraits. The landscape of the human face is a continuing fascination to Snyder
and these portraits are painted from live models. Her first concern is depicting the
nuances in features accurately to capture the likeness of the model.
The exhibits will be running May 2-26 and there will be an artist reception in conjunction
with the 21st Annual Art Awards held on Saturday, May 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. Immediately
following the reception, guests are invited to attend the awards ceremony beginning at 7
p.m. This event is free and open to the public with a “black and white” suggested dress
code to match the atmosphere of the Annual Art Awards.
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is in the lower level of the Peter White
Public Library. For more information or questions, please contact 228-0472 or email artsculture@
mqtcty.org.

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BARAGA AVENUE AT MCCLELLAN AVENUE TRAFFIC CONTROL CHANGE

The City of Marquette has been involved over the past few years with an ongoing traffic study for
the new hospital that will be constructed at 850 W. Baraga Ave. Upgrades will be required to the
U.S. 41 corridor, as well to the local streets that will service this new hospital. A temporary traffic
warrant has been issued by the City of Marquette Police Department to prohibit left-hand turns
off Baraga Avenue onto McClellan Avenue for vehicles turning south toward U.S. 41.
The intersection of McClellan Avenue and Washington Street, as well as the McClellan Avenue
corridor from Washington to U.S. 41, are being studied to provide mitigation measures for traffic
safety, turning movements, signal upgrades and other traffic related issues.
Beginning April 17, the “No Left Turn” traffic control will be active. This warrant will be in
effect until November to determine the safety improvements and guide the City’s Police and
Engineering staff and their consultant, DLZ of Michigan for permanent measures.

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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.

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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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