Annual Turkey Trot scheduled

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, 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 north 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/walkers will return along the same route to finish at the Marquette Senior High School. 

The 5K walk/run event will follow part of the same route, turning 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.

New City Hall exhibit features work by Julie Highlen

With the Holiday season upon us, the City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center wants to remind the public to support your local artists! With many local establishments selling artwork, make sure to find that perfect one-of-a-kind gift while supporting the local creative economy!

With that being said, we are excited to announce a new exhibit that on display in City Hall until Dec. 27. This exhibit will feature local artist Julie Highlen. Julie is a painter who enjoys painting the landscapes of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She lives near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and other scenic areas, so she’s never short on inspiration. Most of her paintings are created with acrylics, using personal photo references from her many outdoor adventures.

My paintings tend to be contemplative. Whether depicting a lone tree, a calm lake or Lake Superior in full action, a single boulder in the water with cedars miraculously growing out of it or a massive wall of sandstone, I want the viewer to take in not just the beauty of nature, but the strength and resilience of it as well. Lake Superior and this rugged, north country, along with its weather, have many moods and I hope to capture them in my paintings. To that end, I am constantly thinking about painting prospects any time I am outdoors and enjoy gaining different perspectives from hiking, canoeing, kayaking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

To view this exhibit, visit City Hall at 300 W. Baraga Ave. in Marquette. City Hall is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To purchase work, please contact Julie Highlen at northwoodsartstudio@gmail.com.

For additional questions and information please contact the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 228-0472 or arts-culture@marquettemi.gov.

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Isaiah Holloway, New Hire

Isaiah Holloway has been hired as a Heavy Equipment Operator in Public Works effective Nov. 25. Isaiah is a graduate of Munising High School and has his CDL-A with airbrake and tanker endorsements. Prior to joining the City, he had worked as an Operator/Truck Driver for Oberstar Excavating, Inc.

City of Marquette 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. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain operational during this time.

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

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Thomas Dunleavy, Fire Marshal

The title of Fire Inspector has been changed to Fire Marshal effective Oct. 28. While none of the duties of the position have changed, the Chief felt that this title is more commonly used around the state and will facilitate enrollment in various training programs geared for Fire Marshals.

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Brian Anderson, Promotion

Sergeant Brian Anderson of the Marquette Fire Department has been promoted to the new position of full-time Rental Inspector effective Oct. 28. Brian was hired as a firefighter by the City in 1998 and progressed through the ranks, attaining the rank of Sergeant in 2016. Prior to the creation of this full-time position, Brian had served as Lead Rental Inspector from 2016 until the spring of 2019. Brian will work out of Fire Hall 1 and will be on a 40-hour a week shift schedule.

Special MBRA meeting

A special meeting of the City of Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board has been scheduled for Nov. 21 at 8 a.m.

The meeting will take place at the Municipal Service Center, 1100 Wright Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss document and agreement amendments pertaining to the Duke LifePoint/MGH brownfield project.

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Timeline PhotosTrick or Treat Hours in the City of Marquette will be from 4-7PM on Sunday, October 31st. Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Halloween! 🎃 -Mayor Smith "The Marquette Police Department reminds the public to stay safe this Halloween. Recommended hours for trick-or-treat are 4pm-7pm on Sunday, October 31. Motorists, please anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic during this time; be extra cautious when entering and exiting driveways. We recommend turning on headlights earlier in the day and driving slowly through neighborhoods. Parents are encouraged to escort children while trick-or-treating and share the following safety tips:• Never approach someone in a car who is offering candy• Trick-or-treat only at houses with porch lights on and never enter a stranger’s home• Inspect all treats before allowing children to eat them• Consider placing reflective tape on costumes• Walk, don’t run, from house to house• Be sure children can see through mask eye-openings, and check for costume trip hazards• Always stay on sidewalks and look both ways before crossing streets" ... See MoreSee Less
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WINTER PARKING BANA reminder to all citizens and visitors in the City of Marquette that the Winter Parking Ban will begin on November 1st and will be in effect until April 1st.There is No Parking on Any City Street between the hours of 1:00 am and 6:00 am. The Winter Parking Ban carries a fine of $75.00 and a vehicle could also be towed if it is impeding snow removal efforts by the plow crews.Vehicle owners should be making off-street parking arrangements for their vehicle for the winter season as soon as possible.Cooperation by everyone will make it easier for the plow crews to do their job and make the roads safer for all motorists. ... See MoreSee Less
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The City of Marquette has a full-time position available for an Administrative Assistant in the Public Works Department. The position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, supplemented by courses in accounting, or related field. Associate’s degree in Office Administration, Business or related field preferred. Proficiency in spreadsheet/word processing software, typing of 50 wpm and data entry of 150 keystrokes per minute is required. The entry wage is $16.62/hr. with a full benefits package. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. ... See MoreSee Less
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October 18 is the last day to register to vote in any manner other than in-person with the Clerk for this coming November 2, 2021 Election.October 19 through November 2 you must register to vote in-person in the Clerk's office with proof of residency. ... See MoreSee Less
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Beginning Saturday, October 9, all City of Marquette public park restrooms will close at 9:00 p.m. City parks remain on the usual summer hours 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Park restrooms will be open daily 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. ... See MoreSee Less
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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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