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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MarquetteMI.Gov

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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the Children's Museum has ONLY $1830 to raise with 11 more days to reach our $5000 goal to be matched by the MEDC with another $5000, this wonderful money will help us get through this rough time. We'll do it with YOUR help. It's all about love and we love you!! PS GRUMPY the Bearded Dragon has a special offer for you which we'll tell you about tomorrow... he may be Grumpy but he's also an artist. Just click on this link to make a donation.... www.patronicity.com/project/the_up_childrens_museum__its_all_about_love#!/ ... See MoreSee Less

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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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The 6/11 Arts and Culture Advisory Committee meeting is now live on YouTube.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Unys9RQqOEI
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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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