Road closures and traffic patrols planned for Marathon weekend

The annual Marquette Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k and kids fun runs will be held Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.

The Friday, Aug. 31 Kids Fun Run will start at 7 p.m. at Lakeview Arena. Runners will cross Pine Street to the multi-use path, then continue north on the multi-use path for approximately 0.75 miles, crossing Wright Street, before turning around and returning along the same route.

The Saturday, Sept. 1 5k begins at Presque Isle at 8 a.m. and follows the multi-use path south to Fair Avenue, then west on Fair Avenue to Third Street, then south on Third to the finish on Michigan Street.

The Saturday, Sept. 1 marathon and half marathon begin west of the City limits and enter the City on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. Runners are expected to arrive within the City limits at approximately 8:30 a.m. and follow the Heritage trail to McClellan Avenue, then continue on the multi-use path to Lakeshore Boulevard. At that point, runners will divide as follows:

  • Marathon participants will turn south on the path to a turn-around point at Founders Landing, then continue north on the path around Presque Isle before returning south towards Pine Street.
    Half marathon participants will turn north on the path and run to Pine Street.
  • The marathon and half marathon will recombine at Pine Street and continue south to Fair Avenue then west on Fair Avenue to Third Street, then south on Third to the finish near Michigan Street

The races cross numerous streets including Wilson, McClellan, Fifth, Fourth, Third, Front, Lakeshore, Wright, and Hawley. Road closures include Peter White Drive at Presque Isle, Pine from Lakeshore to Fair, Fair from Pine to Presque Isle, Third from Fair to Michigan, and Michigan from Third to Front. In addition, Presque Isle will be closed to truck traffic from Fair Avenue to Wright due to the ongoing construction. Northbound truck traffic will be detoured west on College Avenue. Southbound Truck traffic will be detoured east onto Lakeshore Boulevard. Magnetic Street between Front and Presque Isle will be open.

Presque Isle Park will be closed to vehicular traffic Saturday, Sept. 1, from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. due to the use of the park for the Marquette Marathon.

Additionally, roads will be closed from 5 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., except for Michigan, which will be closed until 4 p.m. All the other roads will be open with crossings manned by volunteers and City Police, who will stop cars to allow runners to cross from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. At that point, crossings will revert to rules of the road. The public is advised to use caution when driving and to obey the police and all road crossing attendants.

 

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2019 City Commission Budget Meetings to begin

The Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2019 for the City of Marquette is available on the City’s website www.marquettemi.gov. Hard copies are available for public viewing at the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue and at Peter White Public Library.

The following dates have been scheduled for meetings on the budget by the City Commission:

  • August 29, 2018 beginning at 3:00 p.m.
  • September 4, 2018 beginning at 5:15 p.m.
  • September 6, 2018 beginning at 3:00 p.m.
  • September 11, 2018 beginning at 5:15 p.m.

These meetings will be held in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue.

East Ridge closures and disruptions planned during work

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 27, Oberstar, Inc. will be removing partial sections of curbing and proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral replacement on Ridge Street from Sixth Street to Seventh Street. 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 2 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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Traffic disruptions scheduled for sanitary sewer cleaning and televising

Beginning the week of Aug. 27, various areas in the City of Marquette will experience traffic disruptions due to cleaning and televising of the City’s sanitary sewer mains.

Upper Peninsula Rubber Co. will be performing the work at various locations throughout the City of Marquette.

For those residents being directly affected with the cleaning and televising on those mains fronting their homes the contractor will provide you with information on the process.

The public is advised to use caution when traveling through these areas and be aware of all traffic control. Work is scheduled to last three weeks.

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City seeking volunteers for boards and committees

Marquette residents have the opportunity to get involved in the community by serving on a number of different City boards and committees, many of which have current openings. These include:

  • Board of Zoning Appeals – Five openings
  • Board of Review – One opening
  • Brownfield Redevelopment Authority – One opening
  • Harbor Advisory Committee – Four openings
  • Investment Advisory Board – Two openings
  • Local Officers Compensation Commission – Two openings
  • Local Development Finance Authority – Three openings
  • Traffic/Parking Advisory Committee – One opening

To be considered for any of these volunteer positions, you must be a registered voter in the City of Marquette and complete an application form, available online at marquettemi.gov, or by calling the City Manager’s office at 228-0435.

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Reception set for Faces of Peter White

Ilene Hinchen unveils The Faces of the Peter White, watercolor portraits of employees of the Peter White Public Library and the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center. Hinchens’ artwork captures the facial features of the individual and seizes their personality, soul and charm. The opening reception will take place on Thursday Sept. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Peter White Public Library, in the Huron Mountain Gallery. The show will run the month of September, and the reception is free and open to the public.
For more information contact the City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center, temporarily located on the main level of the Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front Street. We can be reached at 228-0472, or via email at artsculture@marquettemi.gov.

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Labor Day closures

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 close at noon on Friday, Aug. 31, and will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day. Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time. There will be no change in the garbage pickup schedule.
Following the Labor Day holiday, City Hall employees will begin their winter hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. These hours will remain in effect through next spring.

Additionally, the Compost drop-off site located at 1415 Pioneer Rd. will be closed Saturday, Sept. 1 and the Household Rubbish site will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 in observance of Labor Day. The Compost site will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 4, and will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. The Household Rubbish site will reopen Wednesday, Sept. 5, and will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. (or when capacity is met).

Finally, The Marquette Board of Light and Power Office will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018 in observance of Labor Day.

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Trash to Treasure Weekend

City of Marquette residents are invited and encouraged to participate in the community-wide “Trash to Treasure Weekend” beginning Friday, Aug. 24 at 5 p.m., and continuing through Sunday, Aug. 26 at 5 p.m.

The purpose of the program is to provide a venue for the recycling of reusable household items such as furniture, lamps, electronics and other working household items. The program is designed to increase awareness in recycling by creating an alternative means of reusing items that would otherwise end up in the landfill.

GUIDELINES
Residents can place reusable/serviceable items in front of their house on the curb no earlier than 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. Unclaimed items must be removed from the curb by 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26.

Removal of items will be strictly enforced in accordance with Section 22.33 of the City’s Nuisance Ordinance: It shall be unlawful for any person to accumulate rubbish or any articles or junk, except as may be necessary for construction work or normal course of a business.

This Public Service Announcement will serve as notice that items left at the curb will be picked up by the Public Works Department and invoiced to the property owner on a time, material and disposal fee basis. College students are encouraged to participate in the treasure hunt in that they may find items which will be useful to them in their dormitory or apartment.

Examples of items that can be recycled include lamps, tables, chairs, dishes, etc. Please, no rubbish. Rubbish is defined to mean anything that does not work, is not clean and is not serviceable.

Depositing unwanted items is prohibited. It is suggested that residents remove lawn ornaments and other wanted items to avoid mistaken identity.

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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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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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