Street closures planned for Nov. 30 holiday parade

Beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, the Marquette Downtown Development Authority will be hosting the annual Holiday Parade. This parade will start at the Berry Events parking lot and exit on to Pine Street. The parade will then proceed south on Pine Street to Fair Avenue, then west on Fair Avenue to Third Street, then south on Third Street to its conclusion at Third Street and Baraga Avenue.

Third Street, from Bluff Street to Spring Street, will be closed to all traffic from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The following streets will be closed to through traffic from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m:

  • Washington Street from Front Street to Third Street
  • Washington from Third to Fourth Street
  • Main Street from Front to Third
  • Jackson Cut Alley from Fourth to Main
  • Bluff Street Alley from Front to Third

The streets will re-open upon conclusion of the parade at approximately 7:30 p.m.

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Holiday parade and tree lighting to take place Nov. 30

The Winter Snow Fun Holiday Parade & 43rd annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 30.

The parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Fair Avenue and will venture down North Third Street, ending at the Marquette Commons. The Marquette Commons is also the site of the tree lighting ceremony, which will take place promptly following the conclusion of the parade.

This downtown tradition transforms Third Street into an enchanted scene from the North Pole, featuring numerous festively decorated floats, vehicles and marching units. The United States Postal Service will be collecting letters to Santa along the parade route. Letters should include a return address. Following the parade, the fun will continue with the tree lighting ceremony and photos with Santa Claus at Marquette Commons.

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Nov. 28 road closure planned during repair work

A sanitary manhole repair at the intersection of Fair and Lincoln Avenues will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 28. Fair will be closed to through traffic between Norway Avenue and Lincoln. The northbound lane of Lincoln will be closed from Kaye Avenue to Fair.

This closure will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until the repair is completed. Estimated completion time is 2 p.m. A detour will be provided.

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Winter property tax bills to be mailed

Winter tax bills totaling $1.7 million will be mailed to Marquette City property owners on Nov. 30. Tax collection begins Dec. 1 and payments are accepted at the City Treasurer’s office without penalty through Feb. 14, 2019. A penalty of 3 percent will be added to unpaid winter tax bills on Feb. 15, 2019. On March 1, 2019, taxes are considered delinquent and will be transferred to the County Treasurer for collection.

The 2018 winter property tax bill represents millage levies for Marquette County Transit, County Aging, County Medical Care Facility, County Dispatch, County Rescue and County Veterans’ Affairs.

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Annual Turkey Trot set for Nov. 22

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, from 9 to 11 a.m., the Marquette Senior High School will hold its annual 5K and 10K Turkey Trot Run/Walk.

This longstanding event will begin at the Marquette Senior High School and proceed west along Fair Avenue to the multi-use path where it will then cross Fair Avenue and proceed northerly along the path to Hawley Street, then east along the path to Lakeshore Boulevard, then north along the path on Lakeshore Boulevard to the ore dock. Runners and walkers will return along the same route to finish at the Marquette Senior High School.

The 5K event will follow part of the same route but turn around near Tourist Park.

An alternate route may have to be followed in the event of inclement conditions.

No City streets will be closed for this event and the public is asked to use caution while driving in these areas.

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City offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday

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 be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time.

There will be no change in garbage pickup for City residents.

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Complimentary downtown parking available after 3 p.m. this holiday season

In celebration of the holiday season, enforcement of the metered parking and two-hour customer parking areas will be suspended throughout the downtown district Monday through Friday after 3 p.m. This process began Thursday, Nov. 15 and will continue through Friday, Dec. 28. Visitors to the downtown may park without restriction in any of the public parking spaces within the district, with the exception of handicapped spaces, 24-hour reserved spots and loading zones.

This applies to parking along North Third Street, the lower and upper level of the Bluff Street Parking Ramp, the Commons Lot, the Main Street Lots, the Lakeshore Boulevard Lot, the Rock Street Lot, the East Baraga Avenue Lot and the Spring Street Lot.

The complimentary parking is offered compliments of the Marquette City Police Department and The Marquette Downtown Development Authority.

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City of Marquette - Municipal Government

Please consider helping the City of Marquette earn another League of American Bicyclists' (LAB) award as a Bicycle Friendly Community, by taking a survey that will be used as part of our application evaluation. See the link below, in the message from the Leauge. Marquette is one of four Michigan communities to have achieved the Silver level BFC award. Also, you will find attached the Bicycle Routes Plan that was adopted in December as part of the Community Master Plan update. City staff is developing an implementation plan for establishing several signed/marked bicycle routes on city streets, with work set to begin this spring and summer.
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Public Survey Link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/app_BFC_SP19
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Thank you for applying to have Marquette recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community!
Now that the Spring 2019 application deadline has passed, the BFC review process is officially underway. We look forward to working with you in the coming months as we review your community's application materials.

To help us gain a better understanding of local bicyclists' experiences in your community, we would greatly appreciate your help distributing the following public survey link so that bicyclists in your community can provide their input as well.

Public Survey Link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/app_BFC_SP19

The survey will remain open through Sunday, March 24, 2019.

This survey is open to anyone familiar with bicycling in your community, including those involved in submitting your BFC application. (Everyone receiving this email is encouraged to complete the survey and to share it broadly!) While strongly encouraged, distributing this survey link is not required. Your community will not be judged on the number of responses received.

This survey is meant to provide context for our review team's decision-making process, as well as valuable feedback for you directly from bicyclists in your community. Anonymous aggregate survey results will be included in your feedback materials later this Spring.

Award results will be announced in May, and we will inform applicants of their community's results 1-2 weeks before the public announcement is made.
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Effective immediately, Presque Isle and Tourist Park are temporarily closed due to poor weather conditions. Both sites will reopen once the areas are cleaned up and safe for residents. ... See MoreSee Less

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The following streets will be closed to motor vehicles at the following times for the Annual U.P. 200 and Midnight Run Sled Dog Races, to be held Friday, Feb. 15.

Thursday, Feb. 14
10:30 p.m. - Washington Street from Front Street to Lakeshore Boulevard

Friday, Feb. 15
7 a.m. - Washington Street from Front Street to Sixth Street.
9 a.m. – Fifth Street from Bluff Street to Washington Street.
9 a.m. - Fourth Street from Spring Street to Bluff Street
1 p.m. - Lakeshore Boulevard from Mattson Park to Baraga Avenue
5 p.m. - Lakeshore Boulevard from Baraga Avenue to U.S. 41
5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. - The northbound lane of S. Lake Street from U.S. 41 to Hampton Street
5:15 p.m. - Front Street from Baraga Avenue to Bluff Street
5:45 p.m. - Third Street from Spring Street to Bluff Street

The detour route will use Baraga Avenue, Seventh Street and Bluff Street.

Unless otherwise noted, the street closures will remain in effect until 2 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16.

Pedestrian access will be allowed all days throughout all the street closure areas.
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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 be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time.
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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

 

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