May 1 PC PUD Qualification Hearing canceled

The applicant for the proposed Picnic Rocks Condos has directed City staff to cancel the public hearing for the Planned Unit Development (PUD) concept qualification that was on the agenda for the Planning Commission meeting agenda for May 1. There has been no direction provided to reschedule the hearing at this time.

The Planning Commission typically meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday’s of each month, with some exceptions, and the public is welcome to attend these meetings.

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Citywide traffic signal replacement begins

The City will be performing a citywide traffic signal upgrade beginning now and continuing through October. Expect intermittent lane closures for the following intersections throughout the city:

Washington and Seventh streets
Washington and Fifth streets
Washington and Fourth streets
Washington and Third streets
Washington and Front streets
Front and Spring streets
Fair and Lincoln avenues
College Avenue and Seventh Street
College and Presque Isle avenues
Wright Street and Presque Isle Avenue
Hewitt Avenue and Third Street
Ridge Street and McClellan Avenue
McClellan Avenue and Wright Street
McClellan and Fair avenues

The public is reminded to exercise caution and pay close attention to all traffic control signage, lane divider barrels and cones and to be aware of all construction workers and equipment in the construction zone.

Wright Electric is the contractor for this project.

The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during the construction process.

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Marinas remain closed due to ice pack

Due to the Lake Superior ice pack, both Cinder Pond Marina and Presque Isle Marina will remain closed until crews can gain access to do seasonal repairs. Cinder Pond Marina office will open beginning May 1 from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. City staff will evaluate conditions on an ongoing basis and future updates will be made available on the City’s website:

https://www.marquettemi.gov/departments/community-services/parks-and-recreation/marinas.

 

Any questions can be directed to Community Services-Parks and Recreation at 228-0460 or Cinder Pond Marina office at 228-0469.

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Street closures scheduled during April 28 YMCA event

The YMCA of Marquette County will be sponsoring its 18th annual YMCA Run/Walk on Saturday, April 28, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Events will include a 10-mile and 10k run, a 5k run/walk, a 1-mile youth run and a toddler trot.

The following streets will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon:

  1. Lakeshore Boulevard from Fair Avenue to Wright Street
  2. Pine Street from Fair Avenue to Lakeshore
  3. Wright from Lakeshore to Presque Isle Avenue

The detour route will be along Fair Avenue and Presque Isle Avenue.

All events will start at the YMCA, turn north on Pine Street and continue north along the multi-use path. The 5k race will go to a point shortly north of the Dead River Bridge and return to the YMCA along the same route.

The 10k and 10-mile runs will continue to and around Presque Isle Park. The 10k will return to the YMCA; the 10-mile run will turn west on Hawley Street, north on the two-track trail, cross Schneider Mill Court and Powder Mill Road and proceed westerly on the Noquemanon Trail before returning along the same trail and road crossings to the multi-use path, Pine Street and the YMCA.

Hawley Street will be open to traffic and vehicles will be sharing the road with runners crossing the road. As such, motorists are asked to be extremely cautious while driving on Hawley Street between Lakeshore Boulevard and Presque Isle Avenue and are asked to obey the road crossing attendants.

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DDA receives 2018 Keep America Beautiful grant

The Marquette Downtown Development has been awarded a 2018 Keep America Beautiful grant as part of its Cigarette Litter Prevention Program. The grant in the amount of $2,500 includes program funds to help purchase cigarette urns to be placed in strategic locations in the downtown, to educate adult smokers about the negative effects of cigarette butt litter and to distribute portable ash trays to smokers to reduce the incidents of cigarette litter.

The grant is one of 42 awarded nationwide. According to Helen Lowman, Keep America Beautiful President and CEO, “The 2018 grant recipients are charged with moving the program forward to help educate and inspire smokers to do the right thing.” Carl Lindquist, Executive Director for the Superior Watershed Partnership, stated that people often don’t make the connection that cigarette butts are litter and when they are tossed onto the street the butt often goes down a storm drain and ends up on our local beaches.

The DDA is partnering with the Superior Watershed Partnership and the Community Foundation of Marquette County to implement the grant program.

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City Hall:

+1 906-228-0435

300 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855

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