Household rubbish site opens, with new hours

The City of Marquette’s Household Rubbish site, located at 1415 Pioneer Road, is now open for the season. The site is intended for City residents paying the “solid waste” fee to dispose of household items too large for curbside pickup. The daily capacity of this site is regulated by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and once capacity is met, the site will close.

To accommodate residents, the site will now be open an additional day each week. The new hours of operation are Mondays from 3 to 7 p.m., Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. (with the exception of Hazardous Waste collection nights, when the site is not open for rubbish drop-off) and the second Saturday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m.
The Marquette County Landfill will be conducting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection one Wednesday per month at this site. The Household Rubbish site will not be open those evenings. Please visit www.mcswma.com for a 2018 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule.

Residents looking to use the site must bring a current water bill showing a “solid waste” fee payment and an ID to enter the site.

 

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Hope Starts Here Challenge

On Saturday, May 12, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and continuing through 1:00 p.m., the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center will be hosting the annual “Hope Starts Here Challenge”. Events will include a kids 1 mile run and 5k, 10k, and half marathon runs, a duathlon, and a family-friendly walk and bike ride on the multi-use path.

The kids 1 mile run, the duathlon 5K runs, and the 5K and 10K runs start at Lakeview Arena then head east on the sidewalk on Fair Avenue, then north along the multi-use path toward Presque Isle Park. The 1-mile run will turn around before the intersection with Wright Street. The 5K turns around near the Dead River Bridge. 10K race continues to and around Presque Isle before returning. Returning runners will use the multi-use bike along Pine Street and then cross Pine Street to return to Lakeview Arena.

The half marathon starts at Lakeview Arena then heads east on the sidewalk on Fair Avenue before crossing Lakeshore Boulevard and proceeding south on the multi-use pathway. The course continues south on the multi-use pathway to the turnaround at the Carp River. The course then returns toward Lakeview Arena, going past Lakeview Arena and continuing to and around Presque Isle before returning. Returning runners will use the multi-use bike along Pine Street and then cross Pine Street to return to Lakeview Arena.

The duathlon will consist of a 5k run, 10-mile mountain bike, and 5k run. The 5k run will follow the same route described above. The 10-mile mountain bike race will start at Lakeview Arena, cross Pine Street and enter the Berry Events parking lot, then proceed through NMU to the pedestrian corridor located west of Lakeshore Boulevard, in the process crossing Wright Street, Hawley Street, Schneider Mill Road, and Powdermill Road.

The family-friendly walk and bike ride will start at Lakeview Arena and will use the sidewalk along Fair Ave to NMU crossing at Presque Isle Avenue. The turnaround is at the discretion of the participant.

No roads will be closed; however, the public is asked to be aware of pedestrians crossing the streets.

 

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Blemhuber closed May 10

Blemhuber Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Adams Street and Division Street, due to a sanitary sewer lateral replacement on Thursday, May 10. This closure will begin at 7 a.m. and continue until the repair is completed. Estimated completion time is unavailable.

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Brush and leaf pickup, site openings rescheduled

Brush and Leaf pickup will begin Monday, May 14, and will. Brush will be collected May 14-18 and crews will collect loose or brown bagged leaves May 21-June 1. Collection zones and dates can be found in the links below.

The Compost site at 1415 Pioneer Road will be opening for the season Tuesday May 15th. The site will be open every Tuesday 3pm-7pm and every Saturday 9am-1pm. The Household Rubbish site at 1415 Pioneer Road will be opening Saturday May 12th. This site will be open every Monday 3pm-7pm and the second Saturday of each month 1pm-4pm. Remember to bring a current water bill showing a “solid waste” fee payment and an ID to enter the both sites.

2018 Spring Collection Schedule

2018 Map and description

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RFQs shared for City properties

In accordance with the City of Marquette Strategic Plan, the City is seeking qualified developers interested in assisting the City with achieving its vision presented in the Community Master Plan for large surplus properties in the City.

The four properties encompass over 143 total acres, and are currently undeveloped.

More information and copies of the Requests for Qualifications can be found here.

Questions can be directed to Community Development Director Dennis Stachewicz at 906-225-8377.

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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.
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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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