Daniel Carter, Promotion

Dan Carter, Arborist in Forestry, has been selected as Supervisor-Arborist/Sexton in the Facilities and Maintenance Department effective July 8. Dan was hired as a Heavy Equipment Operator with the City in 2005. He has a certificate in Criminal Justice from Northern Michigan University and is an ISA certified Arborist. In addition to seven years in the Forestry division, he has worked for four years in the Street Maintenance division of Public Works and for two years in the Sewer Maintenance Division. Dan is replacing Paul Albert who retired in May.


Dorianne Shaffer, New Hire

Dorianne Shaffer has been hired as the part-time Clerical Elections Aide in the City Clerk’s Office effective July 8. Dorianne is a recent graduate of Lake Superior State University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Social Science. In addition to working for the City, Dorianne is working on an internship with the Negaunee Library and volunteering at the Marquette History Center.


Margaret (Peggy) Wendrick, New Hire

Margaret (Peggy) Wendrick has been hired as the Parking Enforcement/Police Support Officer effective July 2. Peggy has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology from Northern Michigan University and served 10 years in the Army National Guard. She was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain in 1992. She is replacing Ryan Heidtman, who transferred back to Public Works earlier this year.

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Samantha Cangemi, New Hire

Samantha Cangemi has been hired as a Clerical Dispatcher in the Police Department effective July 1. Samantha has a bachelor’s degree in Management from Northern Michigan University. She had worked as an Office Associate for Kara Applekamp State Farm Insurance office and as a receptionist for UP Health System-Bell. Samantha is replacing Clerical Dispatcher Yvonne Bonsall, who retired last month. Samantha can be reached at x4013.

July 2019

Hello everyone and welcome to another normal Marquette summer. I say normal because you never know what it’s going to be like. Maybe warm or maybe not so warm. So far it looks like this one is on the not so warm path. Either way, it usually works for all of us that have been around for a long time. No matter what, we seem to be able to participate in the normal summer activities and make the best of what we have. I think we’ll all agree that Marquette always seems to produce the best.

For those of us that work for the City, probably our most prominent summer activity is road and other construction. Outside of our usual road maintenance projects, the most prominent is likely the new infrastructure at the Lighthouse Park. The City Commission has been working hard at establishing this park as something the City can be proud of and has spent the last 12 months deciding how to do it. This summer, you will see a new entrance to the park via East Arch Street off of Lakeshore Boulevard, as well as a new multi-use path and two new parking areas. One parking area will be in front of the lighthouse buildings and the other, which incorporates a small cul-de-sac, will be in front of the Maritime Museum. The old Coast Guard Road that leads to McCarty’s Cove will be abandoned, however the Multi-use path will remain along that route.

The City Commission has also made some other significant decisions in the area of construction that will, in my opinion, be significant assets to our community. The first is the reuse of the old dock pilings located in the lower harbor just off of Founders Landing. This is a project that has been in the works for about 20 years and is a requirement by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), formerly the Department of Environmental Quality, as part of the overall Founders Landing project. The public will be able to enjoy two new piers for recreation, including boating, kayaking and fishing.

The boating public will also see the beginning of our pier replacement project at Presque Isle Marina. This is also a project that has been in progress for the last several years and is a long time in coming. I am also happy to say that the Commission has established a stable funding and maintenance schedule to allow us to keep both marinas useful and functional into the future.

The last project that I’d like to mention is the recent City Commission decision to move forward with the relocation of Lakeshore Boulevard between Wright Street and Hawley Street. This is a highly traveled section of our shoreline road system that has been under constant attack from Lake Superior in the form of erosion caused by wind, waves and generally harsh weather. The Commission has committed, as part of the first phase of the project, to move the road inland and away from the effects of Lake Superior and has committed $3 million from the 2019-20 budget as part of a match to a recent $2.5 million grant awarded to the City.

Overall, the City of Marquette is moving forward in a very positive way and I hope and encourage all of you to enjoy the many good things that we are experiencing. Enjoy your summer, I know I will.

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Cullen Ledy, Resignation

Cullen Ledy, Special Equipment Operator in Public Works, has resigned effective June 28 to accept another job opportunity. Cullen is a graduate of Marquette Sr. High School and had worked for Enright Construction for nearly two years before being hired by the City on July 25, 2016

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Timothy Hainstock, New Hire

Timothy Hainstock has been hired as a new Heavy Equipment Operator in Public Works effective June 13. Tim has his CDL Class A with airbrake and tanker endorsements, as well as doubles and chaufferurs license. Tim has over ten years experience in road construction and pipe work. He worked for both Smith Construction and A. Lindberg and Sons as a Driver/Laborer before being hired by the City.


Joseph Knight, New Hire

Joseph Knight has been hired as a new Heavy Equipment Operator in Public Works effective June 10. Joe is a graduate of Marquette Senior High School and has his CDL Class A with airbrake and tanker endorsements. In addition to working as a welder and logger, Joe worked for Oberstar, Inc.as an Operator/Driver before being hired by the City.

May 2019

Well, it looks like we’ve moved beyond the exceptional winter that we had this year and are well on our way through spring and, hopefully, into summer. A sure sign of spring around here is the end of the NMU school year which is generally around the first week in May. By the time you are likely reading this, NMU will have completed their graduation process and the students will be on their way to enjoying the long-anticipated summer time fun.
Often that summer time fun is still in Marquette and is situated around our many public parks and related summer time activities. One of the more popular activities that is often considered a must see, or in this case a must do, is the jumping from Blackrocks at Presque Isle Park. Some even consider it a rite of passage and say you haven’t really experienced Marquette unless you’ve taken the leap.
The popularity of this area has created a few concerns for us that are urging attention sooner than later and have prompted changes to the area that will probably be in place by the time summer visitors start to venture to the park. The two main problems facing the park are parking and environmental impacts, mainly erosion; both which are caused by the high volume of visitors. Visitors should be aware that there will likely be new and more restrictive parking regulations in the park by the time the park opens for the season. Additionally, there will likely be new natural barriers in place to help control foot traffic and reduce the negative environmental impact.
The bottom line is, when visiting the park, pay attention to new signage and maybe even take the time to review new rules and/or ordinances prior to your venture. In any case, Presque Isle Park will still be a wonderful place to visit and enjoy. So, lets all do our part to keep the park enjoyable for all.

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting -April 22

The City of Marquette Parks and Recreation Advisory Board’s April meeting will take place Monday, April 22. The meeting, which will begin at 6 p.m. in the Citizens Forum at Lakeview Arena, was originally scheduled for April 15, but had to be canceled due to a lack of quorum.

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