Polar Roll snowbike race set for Saturday

There will be a 35-mile snow bike race in Marquette on Saturday, Feb. 15.

The 35-mile race will start on Washington Street between Third Street and Front Street at 8:00 a.m. and continue down Washington Street to Lakeshore Boulevard and proceed south towards Spring Street. At Spring Street, the race will enter the multi-use path and proceed south to the Carp River bridge and then head under US41 to the Cliffs Power Road to join the South Trails System.

Racers will cross Grove Street by the Golf Course and Wilson Street west of Econo Foods. From here the race will proceed along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail and finish in Ishpeming.

Washington Street between Third and Lakeshore will remain closed from Fridays UP 200 Sled Dog Race until 9 a.m. on Saturday. Front Street will be closed to through traffic between Main and Bluff from 5 a.m. until 9 a.m.. Lakeshore Boulevard will be closed for a short period of time to allow the bike race participants to proceed on their designated route.

Grove Street and Wilson Street will not be closed for this event; however, vehicles could be delayed on Grove Street and Wilson Street at the Harlow Farms subdivision and drivers are encouraged to travel an alternative route. Motorists are advised to be cautious and courteous of bicyclists on Cliffs Power Road and any of the designated street crossings.

PWPL, BLP closed Monday

The Peter White Public Library and the Marquette Board of Light and Power offices will both be closed for the Presidents’ Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 17.

For BLP-related emergencies, please call 228-0300.

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Sean Hobbins, Promotion

Effective March 2, Sean Hobbins will be promoted to Assistant City Manager. Sean is currently the Management Analyst in the City Manager’s Office. Sean is a graduate of Northern Michigan University with a master’s degree in Public Administration. Sean was a Fellowship Student at the City while in graduate school and worked for AmeriCorps as a Public Safety Analyst and as a City Management Intern with the City of Royal Oak before being hired by the City as a Management Analyst in 2015.

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Jennifer LePage, Promotion

Effective March 2, Jen LePage has been promoted to the position of Director of Administrative Services. Jen has a B.S. in Business-Computer Information Systems from NMU and recently received professional certification in Human Resources from the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR). She was hired by the City in 2009 as an IT Specialist and was promoted to Management Analyst in 2012 and subsequently to the position of Assistant City Manager in 2015. the Department Head for Administrative Services, she will oversee the Human Resources, Information Technology and the City Clerk divisions.

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Susan Bohor, Retirement

Susan Bohor, Director of Administrative Services, has announced her retirement effective Feb. 28. She was a fellowship student from the NMU master’s in public administration program for the City from Jan. 2001-July 2002. She was then hired as the City’s grant administrator. She was promoted to the position of Human Resources Manager/Grants Administrator in Jan. 2006 and subsequently promoted to department head when she was appointed as the Director of Human Resources in Jan. 2008. Susan has been the Director of Administrative Services since being appointed on Aug. 1, 2010, when the divisions of Human Resources, Information Technology and the City Clerk’s Office were organized to the Department of Administrative Services. Prior to her time with the City, Susan gained experience as a Personnel Administrator, Personnel Manager and Director of Personnel and Office Services while employed with Sealy, Inc.

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Kyle Johnson, Transfer

Kyle Johnson, Special Equipment Operator, has posted to the vacant Heavy Equipment Operator position in Public Works – Street Maintenance effective Jan. 27. Kyle will report to Supervisor of Street Maintenance, Art Carlson.

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Carol Kielpinski, New Hire

Carol Kielpinski was hired as a part-time Crossing Guard effective Jan. 20. She reports to School Liaison Officer, Nate Dawson. Carol is CPR certified and also works for Marquette Area Public Schools.

Mandatory meeting planned for groups holding events on NTN South Trails

The City of Marquette will co-host an informational meeting with the Noquemanon Trail Network to discuss special events to be held on the NTN South Trails.

This meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 in the Citizens Forum at Lakeview Arena.

Officials will address the permitting process, scheduling and conflict resolution. Any group wishing to hold events on the South Trails that charge entry fees are required to attend this meeting.

For additional information, contact the Parks and Recreation department at 906-228-0460 or the NTN at 906-235-6861.

44North Online Claims Portal Discontinued

Beginning April 1, 2020, 44North’s claims system vendor, Wexhealth, is no longer providing access to the online claims portal.

What does this mean to employees? Explanation of Benefits (EOBs) will be mailed directly to employees beginning March 1, 2020. Those individuals with HRAs will no longer be able to submit claims through the portal; however, they can be emailed (claims@44N.com) or faxed (855-306-1098) to 44North. Balances can be obtained by calling 44North (855-306-1099) at any time or utilizing the balance statement provided 60 days before the end of the plan year. Account balances are also shown on the check stub or EFT notification provided with payments to employees.

Access to the portal will continue to be active until close of business March 31, 2020. Members who have elected the paperless EOB option should receive email notifications of this change encouraging them to reach out to 44North with any questions.


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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



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