The City of Marquette provides under City Code, Chapter 2 Administration, Division 3 Finance, Public Relations; Section 2-522 Policies and Procedures a mechanism for community stakeholders to submit for waiver of City fees and/or in-kind services provided by the City and/or cash payments. Requests for Promotional Funds may include grant funding, fee relief, provision of in-kind City services, cash or a combination of any or all of these items.
Applications for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 – Oct. 1, 2019 through Sep. 30, 2020 – must be received or postmarked by March 31, 2019. Any applications received or postmarked after this date will NOT be eligible for consideration. It is important to note all applications may not be funded. Funding will depend upon City priorities and available dollars. Applications and information are available on the city website at www.marquettemi.gov or at the Community Services, Parks & Recreation office located in Lakeview Arena at 401 E. Fair Avenue, Marquette. For any questions, please contact Community Service-Parks and Recreation Division at (906) 228-0460.
The City of Marquette has been notified of an upcoming mailing from American Water Resources (AWR) of Michigan, a subsidiary of American Water. This is a utility insurance service similar to those you may have seen with your natural gas provider. The program is offered by AWR.
This is not a City activity, or otherwise a City-initiated or endorsed program. The City of Marquette and City of Marquette Water Utility are not endorsing the program. Resident responsibilities for maintaining water and sewer laterals are outlined in Chapter 48 of the City Code.
The company provided the following contact information: AWRUSA.com/trustedpartner; Eric Palm at EPalm@amwater.com or (856) 359-2794.
Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, January 9, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Dandelion Cottage room, located on the first floor off of the Huron Mountain Gallery of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and is looking forward to another good and productive new year. It’s hard to believe that it’s 2019 already. It seems like only yesterday that we were anticipating the turn of the new century and the awaiting the resolution of the possible Y2K effect. Which, as you are all aware, didn’t happen. It’s also the time of year where much of Marquette and the U.P. hits its stride with winter activities. Although there is often great anticipation for the summer season (what we at the City refer to as construction season) for some, winter is also a high point. And from what I can tell so far, the snow is not going to let us down. There is a lot to look forward to including: dog sled, ski and winter bike races, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and ice fishing, as well as many more activities that residents and visitors hold dear.
It is also time for City staff to take a breather, but usually not for long. This is the time of year when we get to work on everything that needs to be done once the snow melts. One of the biggest items on the horizon is the move of the old hospital to its brand-new building adjacent to the US 41-M28 bypass. It’s been a work in progress for several years now with many moving parts and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Many good people, including City staff, have worked hard to make it all happen.
To go along with the new hospital, we learned some good news in December that the old hospital was purchased by a local development group with some very impressive plans for the re-use of the property. From what I know at the time of this writing, I firmly believe that this development will be very good for the residents of Marquette and certainly the U.P. in general. All of us here look forward to seeing it all happen.
Things continue to look positive for Marquette for 2019 and we hope the same applies to all of our residents and visitors alike. There is a lot to be happy about and proud of, so go out and enjoy.
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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, 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124, 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. ... See MoreSee Less
the Children's Museum has ONLY $1830 to raise with 11 more days to reach our $5000 goal to be matched by the MEDC with another $5000, this wonderful money will help us get through this rough time. We'll do it with YOUR help. It's all about love and we love you!! PS GRUMPY the Bearded Dragon has a special offer for you which we'll tell you about tomorrow... he may be Grumpy but he's also an artist. Just click on this link to make a donation.... www.patronicity.com/project/the_up_childrens_museum__its_all_about_love#!/ ... See MoreSee Less
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!💚🧡💛 ... See MoreSee Less
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