Notice of mailing to Marquette homeowners

The City of Marquette has been notified of an upcoming mailing from American Water Resources (AWR) of Michigan, a subsidiary of American Water. This is a utility insurance service similar to those you may have seen with your natural gas provider. The program is offered by AWR. This is not a City activity, or otherwise a City-initiated or endorsed program. The City of Marquette and City of Marquette Water Utility are not endorsing the program. Resident responsibilities for maintaining water and sewer laterals are outlined in Chapter 48 of the City code.

The company provided the following contact information: AWRUSA.com/trustedpartner or by contacting Eric Palm at EPalm@amwater.com or (856) 359-2794.

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RFP: Halloween Spectacle

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center (MACC) is seeking an experienced professional theatrical production organization/company to work with City staff to direct and manage the Halloween Spectacle on Saturday, Oct. 27. The Halloween Spectacle is a large-scale outdoor performance featuring an original work with local area theater, dance, visual and performance artists.

Proposals should indicate the following: Experience, capacity and success of your organization or company as it relates to theatrical performances and utilization of professional directors, designers, production staff and casts. Experience working with diverse community groups and non-professional performers. A statement as to how the organization would approach this project. A tentative overall project schedule and budget. Proposals will be selected on the capacity and ability to produce proposed work, artistic excellence, experience and ability to partner with the public and private sector and artistic approach to this year’s performance.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter and proposal to the MACC at 300 W. Baraga Ave or hand deliver to the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Office located on the first floor of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front Street in Marquette. The deadline for submissions is Monday Aug. 6. For more information or questions, please contact 228-0472 or email tharris@marquettemi.gov.

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Marina Gallery hosting artist reception

The City will host an artist reception at the City Marina Gallery on Saturday, July 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Gallery is located at the Cinder Pond Marina Harbor Services Building, adjacent to Mattson Park. The 2018 summer show features work by local and regional artists: Kay Johnson, Susan E. Roubal, Dan Cook, Elizabeth J. Bates, Nan Hoeting-Payne, Michele Tuccini, Bill Waters, Kathy Kovala and Lee Rowe. The Gallery focuses maritime-themed art inspired by Lake Superior.

Mediums on display include pastel, water color, acrylic, birch bark and photography.

The Marina Gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. For additional questions and information, call the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 228-0472 or email arts-culture@marquettemi.gov.

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Sister Cities celebration planned for Aug. 7

The Marquette Area Sister Cities Partnership (MASCP) invites the community to an annual Celebration of Goodwill and International Friendship with Sister Cities Higashiomi, Japan and Kajaani, Finland. The event will take place Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ore Dock Brewing Company in Marquette.

This annual celebration is an opportunity to learn about MASCP’s long-standing principles, program history and cultural exchanges, through interactive exhibits. Learn about upcoming cultural exchanges and how you can become involved. A special silent auction featuring original art work and one of kind gifts purchased in Japan and Finland will be auctioned. Light refreshments provided by the Marquette Food Co-Op and cash bar will be provided.

For more information please contact Paulette Lindberg at 869-4141 or email paulettelindberg@gmail.com.

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Work beginning on Magnetic Street

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 23, Oberstar, Inc. will be removing partial sections of curbing and proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral replacement on Magnetic Street from Front Street east to the dead-end cul-de-sac. This work is the prerequisite for the milling and overlaying for this street. This work will be done with intermediate road closures and the public is urged to use extreme caution and follow all warning signs, lane shifts, and other traffic control measures. The work is expected to last four weeks for this phase of the project. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay activities.

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

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Senior Center to offer smart driving course

AARP’s Smart Driving course is a refresher course designed specifically to meet the needs of drivers over the age of 50. The course covers age related physical changes, declining perception skills, rules of the road. Local driving problems and also covers driver’s license renewals. It is specially designed to help older citizens continue driving safely.

The two-part class will take place in Citizens Forum Room inside Lakeview Arena on Aug. 16 and 17, from 10 to a.m. to 3 p.m. (lunch break from noon to 1 p.m.)

The instructor will be Don Balmer, a retired public school teacher who taught Driver’s Education for over 30 years and who is certified to teach the AARP Driving Classes. There is a $15 fee for AARP members, $20 for non-members, for the course and that fee is for AARP’s text book, hand out material and video.

Class size is limited and pre-registration is necessary, please call the Marquette Senior Center at 228-0456 to register or for more information.

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Run for Recovery set for July 25

On Wednesday, July 25, the Great Lakes Recovery Center will be hosting “Run for Recovery”. There will be a 5k walk and 10k foot race starting at 5 p.m.

The 5k walk will start at the Great Lakes Recovery Center at 241 Wright Street and proceed north on the pedestrian corridor. Walkers will proceed north, crossing Hawley Street, then turning around and returning along the same route.

The 10k race will also start at the Great Lakes Recovery Center at 241 Wright Street. Runners will proceed south through NMU to the multi-use path on Pine Street. Runners will then proceed south on the multi-use path to Hampton Street and return along the same route.

No streets will be closed however participants will be crossing streets and the public is asked to obey crossing guards and use caution while driving in this area.

July 27 road closures for annual Blueberry Festival

The following streets will close to traffic on Friday, July 27 from 5 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. for the 17th annual Blueberry Festival:

Washington Street from Third Street to Front Street
Front Street from Washington Street to Spring Street

The following streets will be closed to through traffic:

Front Street from Bluff Street to Washington Street
Main Street from Third Street to Front Street

Traffic will be detoured using Baraga Avenue and Third Street.

To ensure no cars are parked in the event area and allow for vendor set-up Friday morning, parking will be prohibited on the 100 block of West Washington and the 100 and 200 blocks of South Front Street after 2 a.m. on Thursday, July 26.

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The 7/9 Arts and Culture Advisory Committee meeting is live on YouTube.

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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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