MSHS Homecoming Parade planned for Sept. 21

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. and continuing through approximately 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, the Marquette Senior High School will be holding their annual homecoming parade.

The parade will begin at the Graveraet School, exit west east on Hewitt Avenue to Third Street, proceed north on Third Street to Magnetic Street, then west on Magnetic Street to Lincoln Avenue, then north on

Lincoln Avenue to College Avenue, and then west to MSHS High School parking lot.

NMU Homecoming Parade set for Sept. 22

Beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, Northern Michigan University will be holding their annual homecoming parade. The following streets will be closed to thru traffic for the parade with a Police escort:

  • Pine Street from Lakeshore to Fair Avenue
  • Fair Avenue from Pine to Third Street
  • Third Street from Fair Avenue to Hewitt Avenue
  • Hewitt Avenue from Third Street to Front Street
  • Front Street from Hewitt Avenue to Fair Avenue

The streets will be re-opened at 3:30 p.m.

 

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Four-way stop to be in use at Washington and Third

A temporary four-way stop will be in effect between 7 a.m. and 5p.m. at the intersection of Third Street and Washington Street on Thursday, Sept. 20 during traffic signal work.

The public is reminded to exercise caution, pay close attention to all traffic control signage and to be aware of all construction workers and equipment in the construction zone.

Wright Electric is the contractor for this project.

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

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Section of Lakeshore Boulevard closed Sept. 19

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, Lakeshore Boulevard from Baraga Avenue to Front Street (U.S. 41) will be closed to through traffic.

This closure is required for the East Baraga Extension project for water main related work. It is anticipated that this work will be completed later that same day and the road will again be open to through traffic.

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

Hebert Construction is the general contractor for this project.

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

 

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Temporary four-way stops in use during traffic signal replacement

A temporary four-way stop will be in effect between 7 a.m. and 5p.m. at the at the following locations for the traffic signal upgrade:

  • Friday, Sept. 14 – Seventh and Washington Streets
  • Monday, Sept. 17 – Fourth and Washington Streets
  • Tuesday, Sept. 18 – Front and Washington Streets

New traffic signals will be activated, and old signals will be removed during this time. The public is reminded to exercise caution, pay close attention to all traffic control signage and to be aware of all construction workers and equipment in the construction zone.

Wright Electric is the contractor for this project.

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

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BachFest Marquette scheduled to begin this month

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is proud to present BachFest Marquette, a season-long collaborative celebration of classical music, the life and legacy of famed composer J.S. Bach, and the arts in the U.P.

The Festival, which takes place from September to December 2018, features 10 unique, family-friendly events intended to inspire and engage listeners of all ages with the power of classical music, while supporting the musicians and organizations who have come to define the arts in our region. Featured events include collage concerts, recitals, performances by the Marquette Symphony Orchestra and Marquette Choral Society, a jazz performance at Ore Dock Brewing Company, a community “Organ Hop”, and a pop-up youth art show to be held in the newly-renovated Marquette Arts and Culture Center upon its reopening in November.

Most events are free and open to the public, made possible in part thanks to the support of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. For more information about BachFest Marquette, visit https://www.marquette365.com/event/bachfest-marquette/ or https://www.facebook.com/BachFestMQT/.

For additional questions and information call the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center.

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Local MCACA grant recipients announced

The City of Marquette is excited to announce all City arts and culture organizations and schools who were awarded grants from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. On Tuesday, Sept. 11, Council members announced that a total of $224,732 was awarded to organizations in Marquette County. The grant recipients for Marquette are:

  • Lake Superior Theatre Inc. – $12,500
  • Liberty Children’s Art Project – $20,000
  • Marquette Alger Regional Educational Service Agency – $13,000
  • City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center – $12,750
  • City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center – $22,500
  • Marquette City Band – $9,750
  • Marquette County Historical Society – $19,500
  • Marquette Maritime Museum – $12,500
  • Marquette Symphony Orchestra – $20,000
  • Northern Michigan University – $17,632
  • Superior Arts Youth Theater – $16,250
  • Superior String Alliance, Inc. – $12,500
  • The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum – $15,000

County recipients include Ishpeming Public Schools with $5,850 and the Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority with $15,000. This year, $728,101 was awarded to organizations and schools throughout the Upper Peninsula, and over $10 million statewide.

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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.

McClellan Avenue closed Wednesday between Washington Street and U.S. 41

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, McClellan Avenue, from U.S. 41 to Washington Street, will be closed while Oberstar, Inc. works to extend storm sewer across to the west side of McClellan Avenue. This is a continuation of the final phase of the Marquette Hospital Transportation Improvements Project. The widening of McClellan will provide a designated left turn lane between Washington Street and a point south of the Public Service Garage entrance. In addition, a permanent island will be constructed on Baraga Avenue east of the McClellan Avenue intersection to prohibit any left hand turns onto McClellan Avenue.

This work is expected to last one day.

Afterward, the remainder of the work will be completed by use of lane closures, traffic lane shifts, and flag control and will influence traffic traveling on U.S. 41, McClellan Avenue north and south of Washington Street, McClellan Avenue north and south of U.S. 41, Washington Street east and west of McClellan Avenue, and Baraga Avenue east and west of McClellan Avenue. The public is urged to use extreme caution and follow all warning signs, lane shifts, detour routes, and other traffic control measures. The work is expected to last until the end of September.

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

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Starting immediately, the Presque Isle Park will be closed in its entirety due to inclement weather and wave height. Signage and barricades will be placed at the entrance to the island. Any additional questions or concerns can be addressed by contacting the Marquette City Police Department at 906-228-0400. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Marquette City Police Department would like to welcome the newest officer to the department; Officer Griffin!

Officer Griffin graduated from the Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy in August and has been working for the Chocolay Township Police Department. He offically swore his oath in the Marquette City Commission Chambers yesterday.

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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: 8 am - 5 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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