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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WHEREAS, the citizens of City of Marquette, along with the rest of Michigan, are facing an extraordinary time of disruption to their daily lives and routines due to the COVID 19 outbreak and the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21) and;

WHEREAS, in addition to physical health, the mental and emotional wellbeing of Marquette is of paramount importance to the City Commission and the community and; .

WHEREAS, the Mayor and City Commission feel it is important that the City provide an outlet where residents and families can provide comfort and safely interact with each other; .

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jenna Smith, Mayor of Marquette, do hereby proclaim the start of the “Marquette Moment” community initiative where every evening at 6:30 p.m. residents and families are encouraged to come out of their homes, wave to neighbors, visually check in with each other, and generally provide comfort and safely interact with each other within the guidelines of proper social distancing. .

DATED this 30th day of March, 2020.
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Tonight marks the first "Marquette Moment" - at 6:30 PM each night, the City Commission is encouraging you to step outside your front door and take a moment to visually check in on your neighbors - wave, say hi, ask them how they're doing, etc. while continuing to comply with social distancing. We think this is a great way to safely look out for one another and decrease the sense of social isolation and loneliness that weeks of sheltering at home can foster in many of us (myself included). Please participate, share on social media, and let your friends and neighbors know about the Marquette Moment at 6:30 PM each night! ... 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: 8 am - 5 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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