McClellan Ave. Construction

Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, McClellan Ave. between Washington Street and U.S. 41 will be closed to southbound traffic to accommodate paving work.  Southbound traffic will be detoured by means of W. Washington Street and US-41.  The southbound lanes will be open to traffic again by 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 3rd.

The public is urged to use extreme caution and follow all warning signs, lane shifts, detour routes, and other traffic control measures.  Oberstar Inc. is the general contractor for this project.

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

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Road work beginning in several areas

As detailed below, work will begin shortly on road projects on Park Street, Pioneer Road and McClellan Avenue.

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, Oberstar, Inc. will be removing partial sections of curbing and proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral replacement on Park Street from Seventh Street to Lee 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 two weeks for this phase of the project. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay activities.

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, Oberstar, Inc. will be proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral replacement on Pioneer Road, from McClellan to approximately 700 feet west. 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 two weeks for this phase of the project. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay activities.

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, McClellan Avenue between Washington Street and U.S. 41 will be closed to southbound traffic to accommodate paving work.
Southbound traffic will be detoured by means of West Washington Street and U.S. 41. The southbound lanes will be open to traffic again by 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2.
The public is urged to use extreme caution and follow all warning signs, lane shifts, detour routes, and other traffic control measures. Oberstar Inc. is the general contractor for this project.
The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during this process.

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City seeking Marq-Tran applicants

The City of Marquette is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies to represent the City on the board of the Marquette Country Transit Authority (Marq-Tran).

Excluding September, meetings for this board are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. in the board room at the Marq-Tran facility, located at 1325 Commerce Dr. September meetings are held at 6 p.m. at the Ishpeming facility, located at 560 Washington St. in Ishpeming.

To be considered for this volunteer position, you must meet with the City Charter requirements and complete an application form, available online at www.marquettemi.gov/vacancies or by calling the City Manager’s office at 228-0435.

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Holiday Art Sale planned for Nov. 17

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, in cooperation with the Marquette Regional History Center, is excited to announce the 2018 Holiday Art Sale, to be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For the second year, the sale will take place at the Marquette Regional History Center, located at 145 W. Spring St. The History Center is a destination, providing holiday shoppers even more reasons to attend. World-class exhibits, an old-fashioned bake sale, the History Center gift shop, the annual holiday Dollhouse Days exhibit and other surprises will keep shoppers in the holiday spirit.

There will be a $2 admission fee, which includes entrance to the Holiday Art Sale, MRHC Exhibits, and all other activities. All proceeds support the MRHC, a private non-profit 501c3 and community gem.

The following artists will be exhibiting in the 2018 Holiday Art Sale juried event:
Jenny Frein, Kristi Mills, Jacquelyn Lambert, JoAnn Shelby, Sue Wolfe, Synthia Marsh, Emerson Graves, Amber Edmondson, Karen Jilbert, Judy Parlato, Ron Morgan, Cindy Wedig, Connie Hedmark, Rock River Farm, Laura Maze, Julie Highlen, Jennifer Lasslet, Mary Ann Theis, Kay Johnson, Susan Grant, Paul Hess, Christie Martin, Danita Rask, Gordon Gearhart, Mavis Farr, Ann Goden, Susan Estler & Alan McAnulty and James Giddings.

For more information or questions, please contact the Marquette Regional History Center (906-226-3571; jbays@marquettehistory.org) or the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center (906-228-0472; arts-culture@marquettemi.gov).

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Hockey on Third parade planned for Sept. 27

Beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, the Marquette Downtown Development Authority will be sponsoring the annual “Hockey on Third” parade.

The parade will start at Pine Street, behind the NMU Superior Dome, then proceed south on Pine to Fair, then west on Fair to Third, then south on Third to Ohio, then east on Arch to Front, then north on Front to Fair, then east on Fair to Pine, then north on Pine, returning to the Superior Dome parking lot. The parade is expected to finish by approximately 7 p.m.

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Run 4 Lakeview scheduled for Sept. 29

On Saturday, Sept. 29, beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing through 12:15 p.m., there will be a 5k race running along the multi-use path and crossing City streets.

The run 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 a turnaround at Mattson Park. The course then returns toward Lakeview Arena, going past Lakeview Arena to Pine Street before returning to Lakeview Arena.

No roads will be closed; however, volunteers will be stopping cars at road crossings and the public is asked to be aware of volunteers and runners.

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Neidhart Street closed for sewer repair

Beginning Thursday, Sept. 20, Neidhart Street will be closed to through traffic from Clark Street to Union Street. The closure to through traffic is required for a sewer lateral replacement. It is anticipated that work will be completed by Monday, Sept. 24.

The public is advised to use caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for construction and advisory signing.

 

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Phase 4 of Presque Isle work to begin Sept. 20

Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2018 the fourth phase of the Presque Isle Avenue reconstruction project will begin. The fourth phase will include the west half of the street from Center Street to a point north of Fair Avenue. The east half will be open to two-way traffic. This is the fourth phase of five 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 this way 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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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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