Street closures planned for Fourth of July parade

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4, Washington Street, from McClellan Avenue to Third Street, and Third, from Washington to Baraga Avenue, will be closed to through traffic to hold the annual Fourth of July Parade. Third and Washington are scheduled to re-open as soon as the parade is completed.

McClellan, from Baraga to Ridge Street, and areas of Baraga Avenue, east and west of McClellan Avenue, will be closed for the parade staging areas, starting at 10 a.m. These areas will open up to traffic as soon as the parade is completed.

North Front Street will remain open as an emergency vehicle route.

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Utility work planned along Homestead Street

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursday, June 28, Homestead Street, between Wilson Street and a point midway between the two driveways at Norlite Nursing Center, will experience intermittent street closures due to utility work.

When the street is closed, the detour will direct traffic for those traveling to Wilson Street by means of Grove Street, Forest Park Drive, and onto Wilson Street. Traffic that require access to the Norlite Nursing Center can use Homestead Street off of Grove. The public is advised to use caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for construction, detour and advisory signing.

A detour route schematic can be accessed via the City website (www.marquettemi.gov) through the Engineering Division page, under the Homestead Street Reconstruction Project link.

Smith Construction Company is the general contractor for this project.

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

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City offices closed for Independence 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 be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

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

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Jerry Mills to perform June 28 for Art Week

Marquette singer/songwriter Jerry Mills will play a special one-hour set on Thursday, June 28, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Phil Niemisto Pocket Park on Washington Street. There, Mills will debut his brand new song, “Phil Niemisto’s Reflection,” a heartwarming tribute to our legendary downtown window washer and community icon, Phil Niemisto.

Mills is an internationally acclaimed professional speaker and concert performer.

“Because I travel far and wide to perform, I welcome the opportunity to share my songs in Marquette and I’m thrilled to be able to share this song at the site of Phil’s sculpture,” he writes. Mills is also the creative force behind the recent social media music video, “I Am a Super Yooper,” and will perform many songs inspired by and composed around the Marquette area. He will also perform from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Travel Marquette office at 117 W. Washington St. as part of the 4th Annual Art Stroll.
For a full listing of Art Week events visit https://www.marquette365.com/event/2018-city-of-marquette-art-week. For more information please contact the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 228-0472 or email arts-culture@marquettemi.gov.

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Planning Commission work session scheduled

The Marquette City Planning Commission will hold a special work session on Thursday, June 28. The meeting will be held in the Commission Chambers of City Hall and begin at 5:30 p.m. The purpose of the work session is to review portions of the draft Land Development Code, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of summer.

The Planning Commission usually meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m., and the public is welcome to attend these meetings.

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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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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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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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