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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A work session has been scheduled for Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. between the City Commission and Planning Commission to discuss the recommended Land Development Code (LDC) amendments regarding recreational marijuana licenses. The City Commission approved an ordinance in October allowing recreational licenses in the City and the Planning Commission has held four work sessions to discuss how to accommodate these licenses into the LDC.

The Planning Commission approved the recommendations after a public hearing held at their meeting on Jan. 7.

For the full text of these recommendations, as well as illustrative maps and a breakdown of the full public process regarding this topic, please visit marquettemi.gov/marijuana.
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The City of Marquette has a part-time position available for a Clerical Aide/Election Support in the Clerk’s Office. This position averages up to 29 hours per week. Must be available to work a flexible schedule Monday through Friday. The hiring rate is $10.75 /hr and includes paid time-off benefit. Applicant must have previous office experience, good customer service skills, be proficient in Word & Excel and type 40 wpm.

Applications and a job description are available at www.marquettemi.gov or in the Human Resources Office located at 300 W. Baraga Ave. Applications will be accepted through January 24, 2020. EOE
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