Phase 2 of Presque Isle construction to begin

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, the second phase of the Presque Isle Avenue reconstruction project will begin. The second phase will include the west half of the street from Wright Street to a point south of Center Street. The east half will be open to two-way traffic. This is the second phase of four phases with this phase expected to last three weeks.

The Presque Isle Avenue work will detour truck traffic from Presque Isle Avenue to Fair Avenue, Lakeshore Boulevard, Wright Street and back on to Presque Isle Avenue. This detour route is only for truck traffic and will remain for the duration of the project. Local truck deliveries for businesses along Presque Isle Avenue from Wright Street to Fair Avenue will have access to this area. Businesses in this area are open and patrons will have access to them.

Traffic will experience lane shifts at each end of this phase. The public is advised to use caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for construction, detour and advisory signing.

A phasing schematic can be accessed at the City of Marquette Engineering Division web site under the Presque Isle Avenue Reconstruction Project link at www.marquettemi.gov. Hebert 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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Scrap tire collection to be held Aug. 1

The City of Marquette has received a 2018 Scrap Tire Cleanup Program Grant from the MDEQ and is partnering with the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority (MCSWMA) for this collection. Crews at the Compost/Rubbish site will collect tires and haul them to the landfill for processing.

Community residents are welcome to bring scrap tires to the Compost/Rubbish site, located at 1415 Pioneer Road, on Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 3 to 7 p.m. Individual residents may bring as many personal tires as they would like. Car and truck tires that are 22.5 inches in diameter or less (with or without rims) will be accepted as part of the program. Larger tires, tractor tires and tires on split rims will not be accepted at this site. Please see the MCSWMA website (www.mcswma.com) for more information on disposing of these types of tires.

Due to this special collection, household rubbish drop-off, which is also located at that site, will be unavailable on Aug. 1.

For any questions, call the MCSWMA at 249-4125 or the City of Marquette Public Works Department at 228-0444.

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Minor traffic disruptions possible during Hiawatha Music Festival

From Saturday, July 21 through Sunday, July 22, traffic on Sugar Loaf Avenue near the Tourist Park entrance will be subject to temporary disruption, to allow pedestrians to cross the street for activities related to the annual Hiawatha Music Festival.

Motorists are asked to be aware of pedestrians in the street and to obey the instructions of the on-site traffic regulators.

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Traffic control changes planned in City

The City of Marquette recently underwent a study that was conducted by both Johnson Controls and DLZ, in an effort for long-term energy savings, in addition to efficiency in vehicular traffic.

As a result, the City will be implementing the following changes, beginning this month:

  1. Left-turn arrow signals at Lincoln and West Washington, both east and west
  2. Left-turn arrow signals at West Washington and McClellan in all directions
  3. Directional traffic signals at North McClellan and West Ridge
  4. Removal of directional traffic signals at North Front and Hewitt, to be replaced with a four-way stop.

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Planning Commission meeting rescheduled

The Marquette City Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 17 has been rescheduled to take place on Tuesday, July 24. The meeting will be held in the second-floor conference room at the Municipal Service Center, located at 1100 Wright St., and the meeting will commence at 6 p.m. There are no business items on the agenda for the meeting; the Planning Commission will hold this meeting to conduct a work session on the Land Development Code project.

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Board of Review meeting set for July 17

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review, City of Marquette will meet on July 17, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at City Hall, Council Chambers, 300 W. Baraga Ave, Marquette, MI for the following purposes.

  1. An owner of property that is a “Principal Residence” on May 1 may appeal to the July Board of Review in the year for which an exemption was claimed or in the immediate succeeding 3 years if the exemption was not on the tax roll. For taxes levied after December 31, 2011, an owner who owned and occupied a principal residence on June 1 or November 1 for which the exemption was not on the tax roll may file an appeal with the July or December Board of Review in the year for which the exemption was claimed or in the immediate succeeding three years if the exemption was not on the tax roll. MCL 211.7cc(19)
  2. Request for current year only for poverty exemptions, but not poverty exemptions denied by the March Board of Review.
  3. Request for P.A. 161 of 2013 Disabled Veterans Exemption.
  4. Correct clerical errors or mutual mistake of facts.

All required forms and documentation shall be received five days prior to said meeting.

Miles Anderson, City Assessor
300 W Baraga Avenue
Marquette, Ml 49855

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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

 

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