November 2017

As you read this, most (if not all) of the local road projects should be complete. However, I still feel compelled to apologize one more time for all the inconveniences caused by the sheer number of projects this season. If you’re a local or have been in the area at all this summer, you know what I’m talking about and if you’re new to the area or just passing through, I hope you will enjoy all of our recent traffic improvements. There is more to be done but we are going to have to wait until next construction season for those projects. Stay tuned.

On a more somber note, the area has just experienced two significant weather events (within the same week) that caused not only property damage, but an unfortunate loss of life as well. The good news is that City staff responded very well to both events and I am both happy and proud of the work that they were able to accomplish under harsh terms. Our lakeshore north of East Fair Avenue was hit especially hard but we are doing our best to keep it accessible to the public and we are developing plans to repair and/or improve what we can.

On the bad news side of things, two lives were lost when two people ventured too close to the large waves caused by the storm on the north side of Presque Isle Park and were washed into Lake Superior. Although this type of storm is infrequent, it happens often enough and most, if not all, locals are very aware of the Lake Superior’s intensity and avoid putting themselves in this kind of danger. As a matter of fact, Lake Superior is more like an ocean or sea to us instead of a lake. We do our best to educate and warn as many people as possible, including denying access to those areas that we deem dangerous. Unfortunately, no matter how much we post signs, lock gates or warn people, there are still the few who don’t take it seriously.

Please enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior but also respect it’s power and unforgiveness.

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Timeline PhotosTrick or Treat Hours in the City of Marquette will be from 4-7PM on Sunday, October 31st. Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Halloween! 🎃 -Mayor Smith "The Marquette Police Department reminds the public to stay safe this Halloween. Recommended hours for trick-or-treat are 4pm-7pm on Sunday, October 31. Motorists, please anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic during this time; be extra cautious when entering and exiting driveways. We recommend turning on headlights earlier in the day and driving slowly through neighborhoods. Parents are encouraged to escort children while trick-or-treating and share the following safety tips:• Never approach someone in a car who is offering candy• Trick-or-treat only at houses with porch lights on and never enter a stranger’s home• Inspect all treats before allowing children to eat them• Consider placing reflective tape on costumes• Walk, don’t run, from house to house• Be sure children can see through mask eye-openings, and check for costume trip hazards• Always stay on sidewalks and look both ways before crossing streets" ... See MoreSee Less
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WINTER PARKING BANA reminder to all citizens and visitors in the City of Marquette that the Winter Parking Ban will begin on November 1st and will be in effect until April 1st.There is No Parking on Any City Street between the hours of 1:00 am and 6:00 am. The Winter Parking Ban carries a fine of $75.00 and a vehicle could also be towed if it is impeding snow removal efforts by the plow crews.Vehicle owners should be making off-street parking arrangements for their vehicle for the winter season as soon as possible.Cooperation by everyone will make it easier for the plow crews to do their job and make the roads safer for all motorists. ... See MoreSee Less
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The City of Marquette has a full-time position available for an Administrative Assistant in the Public Works Department. The position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, supplemented by courses in accounting, or related field. Associate’s degree in Office Administration, Business or related field preferred. Proficiency in spreadsheet/word processing software, typing of 50 wpm and data entry of 150 keystrokes per minute is required. The entry wage is $16.62/hr. with a full benefits package. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. ... See MoreSee Less
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October 18 is the last day to register to vote in any manner other than in-person with the Clerk for this coming November 2, 2021 Election.October 19 through November 2 you must register to vote in-person in the Clerk's office with proof of residency. ... See MoreSee Less
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Beginning Saturday, October 9, all City of Marquette public park restrooms will close at 9:00 p.m. City parks remain on the usual summer hours 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Park restrooms will be open daily 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. ... See MoreSee Less
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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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