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.

MarquetteMI.Gov

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, 3.1.1.1 to 3.1.1.8, 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.
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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

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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!💚🧡💛
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The 6/11 Arts and Culture Advisory Committee meeting is now live on YouTube.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Unys9RQqOEI
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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: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Municipal Service Center:

M-F: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

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