Public Hearing to Consider Fireworks Ordinance Changes Upcoming

At the Aug. 8, 2016 meeting, the City Commission approved a fireworks ordinance for the City of Marquette. The ordinance established guidelines for the use of fireworks within the City limits.

Recently, the City Commission requested the City's fireworks regulations be amended to provide for more clarification on the prohibited use of consumer fireworks.

The current sections of City Code regulating fireworks, along with a proposed ordinance, are available online here: proposed ordinance and current ordinance.  The proposed ordinance shows changes to the sections highlighted in yellow.

Additionally, staff is suggesting the repeal of Marquette City Code Sec. 32.174, which governs fireworks usage, but refers to a now-obsolete section of Michigan law.

A public hearing will be held at the regular City Commission meeting on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 at 6 p.m. in Commission Chambers at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue.

September 2018

Welcome back students and especially those that are new to NMU. Marquette is a bustling place and, because the summer is not quite over, many areas of construction still exist. For example, there is still some significant road work on Presque Isle Avenue and in Presque Isle Park that I’m sure will affect your day.

Speaking of Presque Isle Park, this is a popular destination for old and newcomers alike. Especially Black Rocks, where jumping from the high rocks into Lake Superior has become somewhat of a rite of passage and leads me to mention the perils of Lake Superior. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the lake and its potential dangers. The locals are well aware, but sometimes the draw of its beauty underscores the lakes awesome power that is often not evident at first glance. So please take the time to learn before you leap. As a side note, you might want to pay attention to parking restrictions in that area as well.

Late summer and fall continue to be a busy time for us here at the City. Due to the short construction season, we are often hurrying to finish projects while planning ahead for the next season. I’m sure that the new construction at Founders Landing will catch your eye and, if all goes as planned, we hope to have one more project there next summer. Housing close to downtown seems to be the area of emphasis, but housing growth in general is something that you’re also likely to see.

The City is also working to develop some larger parcels of land in the Heartwood Forestland. This is an approximate 2400 acre tract near the south City limits and Marquette Mountain Ski Hill and is also the heart of the NTN trail biking network. We realize the tremendous popularity and value of the network to both locals and visitors alike and are working hand in hand with the Noquemanon Trail Network to ensure its continued appeal and success.

This area is likely to see light industrial use and some new housing as well. In any case, my thanks to all for living in or just visiting our fine City and

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City Hall:

+1 906-228-0435

300 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855

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