March Board of Review Meetings scheduled

BOR ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING – MARCH 6
The City of Marquette (Marquette County) Board of Review will be meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6 in Commission Chambers at Marquette City Hall, located at 300 W. Baraga Ave.
No protests will be heard at this meeting. This notice is given in accordance with Act 267 of the 1976 Public Acts of the State of Michigan. This is an organizational meeting. Public notice will be given regarding any changes in the above meeting.

MARCH BOARD OF REVIEW – PUBLIC PROTEST HEARINGS – MARCH 12
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review will meet on Monday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Tuesday, March 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Commission Chambers at Marquette City Hall, located at 300 W. Baraga Ave. This meeting is intended as a time to hear property tax assessment protests:

NOTICE OF POVERTY EXEMPTIONS
City of Marquette guidelines and policy for granting or denying a poverty exemption is available at the City Assessors Office. If you feel you qualify for a poverty exemption on your property taxes, guidelines and applications are available at 300 West Baraga Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855. Applications must be filed with the Assessor BEFORE the MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018 Board of Review Meeting. Any exemption granted will only apply to 2018 property taxes.

P.A. 161 OF 2013 DISABLED VETERANS EXEMPTION
In order to be eligible for the exemption, the disabled veteran must have been honorably discharged from the armed forces of the United States. They must be a Michigan resident. Additionally, they must meet one of the following criteria: (a) Has been determined by the United States department of veterans’ affairs to be permanently and totally disabled as a result of military service and entitled to veterans’ benefits at the 100% rate. (b) Has a certificate from the United States veterans’ administration, or its successors, certifying that he or she is receiving or has received pecuniary assistance due to disability for specially adapted housing. (c) Has been rated by the United States department of veterans’ affairs as individually unemployable. The un-remarried surviving spouse of the disabled veteran is eligible for the exemption based upon the eligibility of their spouse; therefore the spouse must also be a Michigan resident. The exemption will continue only as long as the surviving spouse remains un-remarried. You must complete Form 5107 and attach all necessary proof of eligibility.

The City of Marquette will provide necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities at the meeting/hearing upon five (5) days notice to the City of Marquette. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the City of Marquette by writing or calling the below name. Public notice will be given regarding any changes of the above meeting.

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Notice of mailing to Marquette homeowners

The City of Marquette has been notified of an upcoming mailing from American Water Resources (AWR) of Michigan, a subsidiary of American Water. This is a utility insurance service similar to those you may have seen with your natural gas provider. The program is offered by AWR. This is not a City activity, or otherwise a City-initiated or endorsed program. The City of Marquette and City of MarquetteWater Utility are not endorsing the program. Resident responsibilities for maintaining water and sewer laterals are outlined in Chapter 48 of the City Code.

The company provided the following contact information:

Website: AWRUSA.com/trustedpartner
Email: Eric Palm at EPalm@amwater.com
Phone: Eric Palm at (856) 359-2794

 

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City of Marquette Offices Closed for Presidents’ Day

City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue; the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Avenue; the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library); and the Municipal Service Center, 1100 Wright Street, will close at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16, and will be closed on Monday, February 19, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time.

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City Commission Meeting Broadcast Audio Malfunction

An equipment failure occurred during the Feb. 12 City Commission meeting that caused a loss of audio on Channel 191. The meeting can currently be viewed via the City’s website (www.marquettemi.gov), by clicking “Commission Meeting Livestream” under the “Important Links” heading. The meeting will also be rebroadcast on Channel 191, with sound and per the usual schedule, as soon as the equipment is repaired.

Please call 906-228-0418 or email helpdesk@mqtcty.org for more information.

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Street closures scheduled for Dog Sled Races

The following streets will be closed to motor vehicles at the following times for the Annual U.P. 200 and Midnight Run Dog Sled Races, to be held Friday, Feb. 16.

Thursday, February 15
10:30 p.m. – Washington Street from Front Street to Lakeshore Boulevard

Friday, February 16
7 a.m. – Washington Street from Front Street to Fifth Street
9 a.m. – Fourth Street from Spring Street to Bluff Street
1 p.m. – Lakeshore Boulevard from Mattson Park to Baraga Avenue
5 p.m. – Lakeshore Boulevard from Baraga Avenue to U.S. 41
5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. – The northbound lane of S. Lake Street from U.S. 41 to Hampton Street
5:15 p.m. – Front Street from Baraga Avenue to Bluff Street
5:45 p.m. – Third Street from Spring Street to Bluff Street

The detour route will use Baraga Avenue, Fifth Street, and Bluff Street.

Unless otherwise noted, the street closures will remain in effect until 2 a.m. Saturday, February 17. Washington Street from Third Street to Lakeshore Boulevard will remain closed till 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 for the Polar Roll Snow Bike Race.

Pedestrian access will be allowed all days throughout all the street closure areas.

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Polar Roll Snow Bike Race

There will be a 35-mile snow bike race in Marquette on Saturday, Feb. 17, which will include minor traffic delays and rerouting.

The 35-mile race will start on Washington Street between Third Street and Front Street at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17. The race will continue down Washington Street to Lakeshore Boulevard and proceed south toward Main Street. At Main Street the race will enter the multi-use path and proceed south to Cliffs Power Road to the South Trails System. Racers will cross Grove Street by the Golf Course and Wilson Street west of Econo Foods. From here, the race will proceed along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail and finish at the Ishpeming High School.

Washington Street will be closed from the U.P. 200 Sled Dog Race from the night before and will remain closed from Third Street to Lakeshore Boulevard until 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. Front Street and Lakeshore Boulevard will be closed for a short period of time to allow the bike race participants to proceed on their designated route.

Grove Street and Wilson Street will not be closed for this event; however, vehicles could be delayed for up to 30 minutes on Grove Street and Wilson Street at the Harlow Farms subdivision and drivers are encouraged to travel an alternative route. Motorists are advised to be cautious and courteous of bicyclists on Cliffs Power Road and any of the designated street crossings.

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MarquetteMI.Gov

City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue; the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Avenue; the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library); and the Municipal Service Center, 1100 Wright Street, will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays on the following days:

• Friday, Dec. 21
• Monday, Dec. 24
• Tuesday, Dec. 25
• Friday, Dec. 28
• Monday, Dec. 31
• Tuesday, Jan. 1

Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time.

There will be no change in garbage pickup for City residents.
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Lakeshore Boulevard, from Fair Avenue to Hawley Street, will remain closed to through traffic until the spring thaw.

An announcement will be made when the closure is lifted.
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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

 

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