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Michael Kohler, Retirement

Michael Kohler II, Captain of Detectives in the Marquette Police Department, is retiring effective Aug. 4, after more than 26 years of service. Mike has an associate’s degree in Applied Science/Police Administration from Kirtland Community College and was hired as a Marquette City Police Officer in September of 1992. Prior to starting with the department, he had worked part-time as a Patrol Officer for West Branch City and as a Deputy Sheriff-Road Patrol for Arenac County Sheriff’s Department. Mike was promoted to Detective Corporal in 2008, Detective Sergeant in 2009, Detective Lieutenant in 2014 and Captain of Detectives in 2015. Mike’s last day in the office is July 25. A retirement party in his honor will be held in the Commission Chambers from 1-3 p.m. on July 25th.

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James Tregear, Promotion

James Tregear, Heavy Equipment Operator, has successfully posted to the position of Arborist/Heavy Equipment Operator in the Facilities and Maintenance Department effective July 22. Jim was hired as a Equipment Mechanic/Apprentice in 2010 in Motor Pool. He transferred to the position of Heavy Equipment Operator in 2015 and then transferred to Forestry in 2016. In addition to his three years of experience in Forestry, Jim is also an ISA certified Arborist. Jim is replacing Dan Carter who was promoted to Supervisor-Arborist/Sexton in June.

Road closures planned for Blueberry Festival

The following streets will be closed to traffic on Friday, July 26 from 5 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. to accommodate for the 18th annual Blueberry Festival:

  • Washington Street from Third Street to Front Street
  • Front Street from Washington Street to Spring Street

The following streets will be closed to through traffic:

  • Front Street from Bluff Street to Washington Street
  • Main Street from Third Street to Lakeshore Boulevard
  • Front Street from Baraga Avenue to Spring Street

Traffic will be detoured using Baraga Avenue and Third Street.

To ensure no cars are parked in the event area and allow for vendor set-up Friday morning, parking will be prohibited on the 100 block of West Washington and the 100 and 200 blocks of South Front Street after 2 a.m. on Thursday, July 25.

‘Run for Recovery’ set for July 24

On Wednesday, July 24 the Great Lakes Recovery Center will be hosting the “Run for Recovery”. There will be a 5km walk, a 5km run and a 10k run starting at 5 p.m. and ending at approximately 8:30 p.m.
The 5km walk will start at the Great Lakes Recovery Center at 241 Wright Street and proceed north on the pedestrian corridor, crossing Hawley Street, then continuing along the multi-use path to Presque Isle Park before turning around and returning along the same route.
The 5km and 10km races will also start at the Great Lakes Recovery Center at 241 Wright Street. Runners will proceed south along a route through NMU’s campus to the multi-use path at Lakeshore Boulevard. Runners will then proceed south on the multi-use path. 5km runners will turn around at Crescent Street and 10 km runners will turn around at Hampton Street and return along the same route.
No streets will be closed however participants will be crossing streets and the public is asked to obey crossing guards and use caution while driving in these areas.

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Lauri Anderson, New Hire

Lauri Anderson was hired as a Homemaker Aide on July 17th. Lauri has a culinary certificate from the Jacobetti Center and worked a year in housekeeping for UPHS and for two years as dietary aide for Mill Creek Assisted Living before being hired by the City.

Waldo Avenue disruptions and closures planned

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, Oberstar, Inc. will be removing partial sections of curbing and proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral replacements on Waldo Avenue from Lincoln Avenue to Garfield Avenue. This work is the prerequisite for the milling and overlaying for this street. This work will be done with intermediate road closures and the public is urged to use extreme caution and follow all warning signs, lane shifts and other traffic control measures. The work is expected to last two weeks for this phase of the project. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay activities.

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

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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, 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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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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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

Police and Fire on duty 24/7

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