Seasonal Launch Permits available for purchase

Beginning March 27, the City of Marquette will require all boaters to obtain a launch permit to launch a boat at either Cinder Pond or Presque Isle Marina.

Seasonal launch permits are available for purchase at Lakeview Arena Parks & Recreation office, located at 401 E. Fair Avenue and at the City Treasurer’s office, located at 300 W. Baraga Avenue. Seasonal launch permits will also be available at the Cinder Pond Marina and Presque Isle Marina offices beginning on May 7. The cost is $60 per seasonal launch permit, and $15 for an additional launch permit (restrictions apply).

Daily launch permits are $6 and are available in the red launch boxes located at Cinder Pond and Presque Isle Marinas.

DDA Farmers Market meetings

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority will hold a work-session on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. in order to discuss the operations of the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market.  A special meeting of the Marquette Downtown Development Authority will be held at 9:00 a.m. immediately following the work-session on March 29, 2019 to further discuss the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market.

Both meetings will be held at the Marquette Commons, 112 South Third Street, Downtown Marquette, MI.

For information:  Contact the Marquette DDA  906-228-9475

Maureen Sullivan joins City as Senior Services Manager

The Community Services Department is delighted to welcome Maureen Sullivan as the new Senior Services Manager. She brings experience in programming and a passion for serving our U.P. communities.
Prior to joining the City, she served as Health and Recreation Advocate for the Superior Alliance for Independent Living (SAIL). During her time there, she expanded health and recreation programs across the U.P. for persons with disabilities. This included paddling, skiing and Veterans’ services. Before her time at SAIL Maureen worked for Northern Michigan University as an Exercise Assistant and assisted with a variety of senior programming.
Originally from Alaska, Maureen earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Northern Michigan University in 2016, majoring in Management of Health and Fitness with a Minor in Dance. Maureen has served on a variety of boards, including the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for the City of Marquette, and she is the founder of Upper Peninsula Dance Outreach, a company providing dance programming and education to children in rural areas of the U.P.
“I am thrilled to join the Community Services team and have the opportunity to serve our communities seniors,” Maureen said.

MCACA grant workshop planned

The City of Marquette Arts & Culture Division will host a grant workshop on Wednesday, March 20 from 9 a.m. to noon, organized by representatives from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The workshop is an opportunity for local organizations and other potential applicants to learn about the grant opportunities available through the MCACA, focusing on guidelines and the online application process. The workshop is free and open to the public; pre-registration or RSVPs are not required.
In addition to the workshop, the MCACA will host an informal town hall listening session from 1 to 3 p.m. to gather feedback from community members as they develop their new strategic plan over the next year.
Both events will take place in the Marquette Arts & Culture Center in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. For additional questions and information please contact the City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center at 228-0472 or arts-culture@marquettemi.gov.

City to hold Lakeshore Boulevard info session

City staff will be conducting an April 3 informational session, aimed at educating the public about the proposed Lakeshore Boulevard project.
The forum is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. on April 3 in the Citizens’ Forum room in Lakeview Arena, located at 401 E. Fair Ave. in Marquette. This session will include an explanation of the project by City staff and will provide an opportunity for residents to review the basics of the proposal.

DLZ receives award for local transportation project

Detroit, MI – On March 2, 2019, DLZ Michigan, Inc. was presented the Engineering Honorable Conceptor Award at this year’s American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M) Excellence Awards at Motor City Casino’s Sound Board for the Marquette Hospital Transportation Improvements Project. The City of Marquette’s Mik Kilpela and DLZ’s Matt Hamel accepted the award.
DLZ was retained by the City of Marquette for this complex, tight scheduled design. The primary purpose of this project was to design and construct transportation improvements on US-41/M-28 and locally to accommodate the increased traffic due to the new Marquette Hospital. The project included three roundabouts, two stream crossings, and a flood control basin. DLZ also served as the primary coordinator between the City of Marquette, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and the Federal Highway Administration. Given that a majority of the project was on an MDOT route, MDOT was heavily involved and issued the final permit. DLZ’s technical abilities and communication efforts were vital in completing the project to the highest standards.
Additionally, DLZ’s recent acquisition, Johnson & Anderson, Inc., was presented the Engineering Merit Award for their design of the Port of Monroe Shipping Terminal in Monroe, MI. DLZ is excited about the acquisition of Johnson & Anderson, Inc. and the water resources and municipal engineering experience that they will bring to the DLZ team.

Manager to hold office hours

March 13, 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.

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