Beginning with the Aug. 8 Primary Election, registered voters in the City of Marquette’s Precincts 3
and 5 will have a new polling location.
Voters in Precinct 3 will now vote in the Baraga Gym, located in the lower level of Marquette City
Hall, at 300 W. Baraga Ave. Voters from Precincts 1 and 2 will continue to vote in this location. The
boundaries of Precinct 3 are defined as follows: Beginning at the intersection of US – 41 and the west
city limits, then east to Washington Street, then east on Washington Street to McClellan Avenue, then
north on McClellan Avenue to Fair Avenue, then east on Fair Avenue to Lincoln Avenue, then north
on Lincoln Avenue to Wright Street, then west on Wright Street to East Avenue which is also the
west city limits, then south on the city limits to the point of beginning.
Voters in Precinct 5 will now vote in the YMCA of Marquette County, located at 1420 Pine St.
Voters from Precincts 6 and 7 will continue to vote in this location. The boundaries of Precinct 5 are
defined as follows: Beginning at the intersection of Seventh Street and Washington Street, then east
on Washington Street to Fourth Street, then south on Fourth Street to Fisher Street, then east on
Fisher Street to Front Street, then south on Front Street to the US – 41 trunk line, then east on US – 41
extended to the shoreline of Lake Superior, then north on the shoreline of Lake Superior to Ridge
Street extended, then west on Ridge Street extended and Ridge Street to High Street, then north on
High Street to Arch Street, then west on Arch Street to Front Street, then north on Front Street to Fair
Avenue, then west on Fair Avenue to Presque Isle Avenue, then south on Presque Isle Avenue to
Hewitt Avenue, then west on Hewitt Avenue to Seventh Street, then south on Seventh Street to the
point of beginning.
Voters in Precinct 4 will continue to vote at 1100 Wright Street, with the polling location now
located on the main floor of the City’s new Municipal Service Center.
The polling locations were shifted in a temporary manner in February of 2016. This relocation
represents a long-term alignment for the City of Marquette’s seven Election Precincts. In accordance
with MCL 168.662, the Marquette City Commission approved this relocation during the May 8
regular meeting.
Voters impacted by this shift will receive new blue and white voter ID cards in the mail in the coming
weeks. Election Day signage will also be posted, and a map is attached to this document. The City
will be reminding residents of these changes as the Primary Election approaches.



The City of Marquette announces the inaugural “Fresh Coast Plein Air Painting Festival”. The
festival will occur on Friday, June 30 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. A special public reception and viewing
will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Iron Bay Restaurant and Drinkery. Prizes of $2,000 will
be awarded, including Best of Show, First Place, Second Place, Honorable Mentions and People’s
Plein Aire painting is done outdoors in the “open air” and artists may paint at any Marquette outdoor
location, from Founder’s Landing to Presque Isle Park, along the shore or in town. Paintings must
illustrate or be inspired by real-life scenes and will be considered finished when returned for judging.
Artists may pre-register by email at: or on the day of the event. Check-in is
7 a.m. at the Peter White Public Library located at 217 N. Front Street. Artists must have
canvases/substrates stamped at check-in and may submit up to two paintings at the end of the day to
be judged. Artists may bring frames for pieces to be judged if desired but this is not required. A
registration fee of $25 is due at check-in. Further details, including a map of the Marquette area and
list of painting sites, sheltered areas, and public restroom facilities will also be available at check-in.
The Fresh Coast Plein Aire Painting Festival is presented by Travel Marquette. Additional sponsors
include the Iron Bay Restaurant and Drinkery, Beth Millner Jewelry, Zero Degrees Gallery, the
Marquette Downtown Development Authority, the Lake Superior Art Association and Studio Gallery
of Kathleen Conover and Yvonne Lemire.
For more information please contact the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 906-228-0472
or email The Festival is an official Art Week event. ForPSA.20170517.PleinAire


The City of Marquette is proud to present the 3rd Annual Art Week, beginning June 25,
and including seven days of special events dedicated to arts and culture. This year’s Art
Week is even bigger with new signature events, as well as exhibits, artist receptions,
concerts, workshops, demonstrations and live performances.
New this year is the Fairy Garden Festival of Marquette, the Fresh Coast Plein Aire
Painting Festival with over $2,000 in prize money sponsored by Travel Marquette, and a
special concert by legendary folk musician Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul & Mary,
sponsored by the Hiawatha Music Festival. In addition, this year’s Art Stroll has
expanded to over 30 artist receptions.
For a full listing of Art Week events, go to Marquette’s new community calendar at For more information, contact the City of Marquette Arts and
Culture Center at 906-228-0472 or email



This is a reminder that the Duke Life Point Hospital construction project at 850 W. Baraga Ave.
(between McClellan Avenue and Seventh Street) is under way. During the construction, the section
of Baraga Avenue adjacent to the project will be in rugged condition and experience increased
construction traffic. A portion of the road has been turned to gravel. Reduced speeds are
recommended for motorists using this section of road. While all businesses remain open and
accessible from either direction, it is recommended that thru traffic find alternate routes until the
construction is complete.



Changes to the City of Marquette’s Rental Fire Safety Code, as well as a new fee structure, were
approved at the May 8 meeting of the Marquette City Commission. These new rules and fees take
effect on Thursday, May 18.
A two-month grace period, from May 18 through July 31, will be in effect to allow property owners
to comply with short-term registration requirements without a Civil Infraction Citation being issued
for previous non-registration.
Currently registered properties that have not specifically been registered as a Short-Term Rental, but
are being rented as such, will need to complete a new registration. Properties that have already
registered as a short-term rental will be notified if any additional information is required.
Updated forms and ordinance information will be available on the city website or at the Marquette
City Fire Department, 418 S. Third St. on May 18.
For any questions contact the Marquette Fire Department Rental Program at 225-8941.



On Saturday, May 20, the Annual Big Bay Relay will once again begin in the City of
Marquette, before heading north. The event will start at the Kaufman Sports Complex on
Hawley Street at about 8 a.m. Participants will proceed along Hawley Street and then northerly
along County Road 550.
No city streets will be closed for this event, however the public is asked to use caution while
driving in this area.



Beginning Monday, May 15, the City of Marquette Water Department will be flushing
water mains in the Lincoln Tank Pressure District until approximately Monday, Aug. 31.
Lincoln Tank Pressure District includes residents north of Waldo Street, west of Presque
Isle Avenue and east of Lincoln Avenue. Residents may experience cloudy water and
minimal water disruptions during this time. Please let the water run until it is clear prior
to usage.



Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday,
May 10, 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.



The Marquette Senior Center’s Silver Sampler Summer Series will offer a new set of outdoor
recreation experiences for seniors 55 and over who live within the service area of the Marquette
Senior Center. The goal of the Silver Sampler is to introduce you to new hiking trails and water
pathways and hopefully revisit some of the special places we discovered in the past, along with
challenging ourselves to achieve positive health goals.
May’s Silver Sampler hiking schedule is as follows:
May 10 Dead River Falls
May 17 Emerick Homestead
May 24 Laughing Whitefish Falls
May 31 Hill Street/Jasper Knob
All hikes will begin at 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling the Marquette
Senior Center office at 228-0456.



Beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, the Diocese of Marquette will be hosting an Our Lady of
Fatima procession.
The procession will begin at St. Peter’s Cathedral at 301 W. Baraga Avenue, then proceed west on
Baraga Avenue to Fifth Street, then north on Fifth Street to Washington Street, then east on
Washington Street to Third Street, then north on Third Street to Baraga Avenue, then west on Baraga
Avenue returning to St. Peter’s Cathedral.
The procession will have a police escort. Motorists are asked to avoid the procession and use an
alternative route.



Due to Executive Orders issued from the Office of the Governor, the July 27 City Commission meeting will be held without the public in physical attendance. The public is invited to view and participate in the meeting electronically.
The meeting will be streamed on Channel 191 and YouTube starting at 6 p.m. Please note that the livestreams may have at least a 20 second delay.

Public Participation
There will be two options for public participation in the meetings: phone conferencing or written comment. There will be two public comment periods during each meeting, one at the beginning and one at the end. Comments will be limited to three minutes and speakers must give their name and address. Written comments will be limited to 500 words. Written comments can be submitted directly to, written submissions will be accepted until 12 p.m. on Monday, July 27. To make a comment over the phone, please call 312-626-6799 and use Meeting ID: 826 8302 4683.
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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



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

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