Presque Isle Facilities Closing For The Season

Effective Nov. 1, the following City of Marquette rental facilities/grounds will close for the season:

Presque Isle Bandshell
Presque Isle Gazebo
Presque Isle Senior Pavilion
Presque Isle Island Store Pavilion

The road around Presque Isle will remain open as weather conditions permit.

The Presque Isle Pavilion will still be available for rent throughout the winter months.

 

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Halloween Spectacle Rescheduled to Oct. 29

Due to forecasted rain, the Halloween Spectacle will take place Sunday, Oct. 29. The
performance will ignite the 600 block of West Bluff Street, north of Harlow Park,
between North Seventh and Morgan streets, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The opening
procession has been cancelled. The Spectacle is free and open to all ages.

Harlow Park provides the perfect back drop for this year’s Spectacle. Equipped with
built-in hillside “bleachers,” to enjoy performances. If attending, bring a blanket or tarp
for your seat. This year’s theme is the four elements. Don your costume and join the
queens of Earth, Water, Air and Fire. Fire dragons, Italian opera, lunar moths, witches,
drumming, contortionist and fire dancing are a few of this year’s surprises.

For event details and updates please go to the community calendar at
www.Marquette365.com or visit the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center Facebook
page. If you have questions, please contact the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
at 228-0472 or email arts-culture@marquettemi.gov.

The Halloween Spectacle is made possible with funding from the City of Marquette, the
Marquette Downtown Development Authority and the Michigan Council for Arts and
Cultural Affairs Mini Grant Program, administered by CUPPAD and The Marquette
Rotary Club.

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Monday Night Senior Skate Beginning

Monday, Oct. 30 marks the kickoff the Monday Night Senior Skate at Lakeview Arena. Senior Skate is for those aged 50 or older, or at the discretion of the Senior Center Coordinator. Skating hours are from 7:30 to 9:20 p.m. Skating takes place in the Olson Rink.

The session is free to City of Marquette residents, and there is a $4 charge for non-residents.

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BLP Meeting Canceled

The Regular Marquette Board of Light and Power Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 31, 2017 has been cancelled due to lack of agenda items. Next Board Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. All meetings are in the Board Room at the MBLP’s Main Office, 2200 Wright St., Marquette, MI 49855.

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Star Wars Art Show: Call to Artists

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center (MACC) is accepting entries for a Star Wars-themed art show running Dec. 15-29. Any artwork that embodies the spirit of Star Wars will be accepted in this week-long, non-juried show open to all ages and experience levels. All work must be submitted to the MACC by Wednesday, Dec. 12 before 5 p.m.

A special reception will be held in conjunction with the Peter White Public Library’s Star Wars Party on Friday, Dec. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. Artists and the public are welcome to attend. Prizes will be awarded in three categories:

Padawans – 10 and under
Jedi Knights – 11 to 17
Jedi Masters – 18+

Specifications: No size limitation. All artistic mediums are welcomed. 2-dimensional works must ready to hang, except for unframed art by youth, aged 7 to 18 that may be adhered with tape. Number of pieces per artist will depend on the sizes and available space. Entry forms are available at the MACC or may be requested by email.

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library, located at 217 N. Front St. in Marquette. For more information or questions, please call 228-0472 or email arts-culture@marquettemi.gov.

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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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