Operations Update Relevant to Stay Home, Stay Safe Governor’s Executive Order

With the extension of the stay home order, the City Manager has informed us we will remain at a Tier 3 in the City’s plan through May 15th. As that date gets closer, we will re-evaluate. Employee pay and benefits are being maintained at status quo. All of our staff is still readily available during business hours by phone and email should you have any questions about your pay, benefits, etc. during this time.

COVID-19 Finance Essential Staff

All support staff are officially designated as “necessary” to conduct the minimum basic operations of the City of Marquette. This designation applies to each staff member on the day s/he is scheduled to work in the building. This includes the following personnel:
• Terra Bahrman, Accounts Payable Clerk
• Ellen Britton, Staff Appraiser
• Katie Burnette, Staff Accountant
• Amanda Gerber, Assessing Technician
• Amber LaMarre, Customer Account Clerk/Cashier
• Linda Poole, Deputy Treasurer
• Rachel Quayle, Customer Account Clerk/Cashier
• Christina Tyynismaa, Utility Billing Clerk


Finance administration is officially designated essential in order to conduct the minimum basic operations of the City of Marquette:
• Gary Simpson, Chief Financial Officer
• Mary Schlicht, City Treasurer
• Miles Anderson, City Assessor

Curbside Brush, Leaf Pickup Postponed

Due to the weather and COVID-19 reduced staffing, curbside brush and compost pickup is postponed.

Brush collection will now be conducted May 18-22. The brush volume from each property is limited to one pickup load, a pile approximately 12’ x 6’ x 5’.

Crews will collect loose or brown bagged leaves May 26 – June 5. Street sweeping and sand pickup will be conducted during leaf collection dates for all residential routes. The City will not collect material after the last date listed for each route.

The composting drop-off site located at 1415 Pioneer Rd. is opening May 2 for the season. It is open Tuesdays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Any yard waste will be accepted but brush will be limited to one pickup load per day. “Solid Waste” fee payment on a City water bill and ID is required for admittance.

The Household Rubbish site will open April 27. Extra days have been added to the first three weeks to assist with spring cleaning, including Thursday, May 7 which was originally a Hazardous Waste Collection date.

Dates and the map of the City of Marquette’s curbside brush and leaf collection and compost and rubbish site opening can be found on the city website www.marquettemi.gov.

April 27 City Commission meeting: Participation Details

Due to Executive Order 2020-21 (and subsequesnt extensions), the April 27 City Commission meeting will be held virtually with City Commissioners and Staff attending remotely through Zoom video conferencing.

This meeting will be streamed on Channel 191 and on the City of Marquette YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/CityofMarquetteGov). Please note that the livestreams will have at least a 20 second delay.

Public Participation
There will be three options for public participation in this meeting: video conferencing, phone conferencing or written comment. There will be two public comment periods for the meeting, one at the beginning and one at the end. Comments will be limited to three minutes and speakers must give their name and address. Written comments will be limited to 500 words.

Members of the public wishing to make a video comment will need to visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85062271411 on a computer or smart device that has a camera.

Members of the public wishing to call in and make a comment over the phone will need to call 312-626- 6799 and enter the meeting ID (850 6227 1411).

When participating via video or phone conferencing, you will be placed into a virtual lobby/on-hold until the Public Comment portions of the meetings are reached. Once Public Comment begins, the Mayor will go through each person waiting in the lobby one at a time and provide them with the opportunity to address the Commission. It is recommended that participants follow the meeting on Channel 191 or YouTube to know when the Public Comment portion is occurring and be ready to make their comment.

The video and phone conference lobby will open at 5:50 p.m. on April 27.

Written comments can be submitted using the form at www.marquettemi.gov/publiccomment/ or directly to shobbins@marquettemi.gov. Written submissions will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Monday, April 27.

City Elections Board meeting set for April 23: Participation Details

The next regular meeting of the Marquette City Elections Board will be conducted remotely on Thursday, April 23.

This meeting will be held via Zoom and will begin at 3 p.m. and will also be live-streamed to the City’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/CityofMarquetteGov.

There will be three options for public participation in this meeting: video conferencing, phone conferencing or written comment. There will be two public comment periods for the meeting, one at the beginning and one at the end. Comments will be limited to three minutes and speakers must give their name and address. Written comments will be limited to 500 words.

Written comments can be submitted via email to clerk@marquettemi.gov, and will be accepted until noon on Thursday, April 23.

Members of the public wishing to make a video comment will need to visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89518060971 on a computer or smart device that has a camera.

Members of the public wishing to call in and make a comment over the phone will need to call 312-626- 6799 and enter the meeting ID (895 1806 0971).

The meeting is being held in order for the board to review and consider approval of the candidates for the City Commission and Board of Light Power seats that will be open in 2020.

REMINDER: Commission, BLP nominating petitions due Tuesday, April 21

Nominating petitions for those hoping to file as candidates for City Commission or Board of Light and Power must be returned to the City Clerk by 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Packets may be returned using the bill pay drop box at the southeast corner of City Hall, located at 300 W. Baraga Ave.

Residents looking to pick up a packet in advance of the deadline must call 225-8667 to determine how to best get the application materials in a timely manner.

At the time they are returned, these nominating petitions must be completed, notarized and paired with either the signatures of at least 25 registered City electors or with a non-refundable $100 payment.

April 21 PC meeting planned; public participation details

Due to Executive Order 2020-21, the April 21st Planning Commission meeting will be held virtually with Planning Commissioners and Staff attending remotely through Zoom video conferencing.

This meeting will be streamed on Channel 191 and on the City of Marquette YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/CityofMarquetteGov). Please note that the YouTube livestream will have at least a 20 second delay. The subject agenda materials are available online here: https://marquette.novusagenda.com/Agendapublic/

Public Participation

There will be three options for public participation in this meeting: video conferencing, phone conferencing or written comment. There will be two public comment periods for the meeting, one at the beginning and one at the end. Comments will be limited to three minutes and speakers must give their name and address. Written comments will be limited to 500 words.

Members of the public wishing to make a video comment will need to visit https://us04web.zoom.us/j/482141742 on a computer or smart device that has a camera.

Members of the public wishing to call in and make a comment over the phone will need to call 312-626- 6799 and enter the meeting ID (482 141 742).

When participating via video or phone conferencing, you will be placed into a virtual lobby/on-hold until the Public Comment portions of the meetings are reached. Once Public Comment begins, the Chair will go through each person waiting in the lobby one at a time and provide them with the opportunity to address the Commission. It is recommended that participants follow the meeting on Channel 191 or YouTube to know when the Public Comment portion is occurring and be ready to make their comment.

The video and phone conference lobby will open at 5:50 p.m. on April 21.

Written comments can be submitted using the form at www.marquettemi.gov/pcpubliccomment/ or directly to dstensaas@marquettemi.gov. Written submissions will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21st.

PWPL Zoom meeting scheduled for April 21

The Board of Trustees of the Peter White Public Library will hold a regularly- scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 21, at 5:00 pm. Because of social distancing guidelines, this meeting will be held virtually via Zoom.

This meeting is open to the public. Please log in to the meeting via Zoom. Meeting login information is available at our website: http://www.uproc.lib.mi.us/pwplinfo/

Lakeshore Boulevard relocation project begins

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, Wright Street from Presque Isle Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard will be closed to through traffic. In addition, Pine Street from Fair Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard and Lakeshore Boulevard from Fair Avenue to Wright Street will be closed to through traffic.

This is the beginning of phase one of a three-phase project that will relocate Lakeshore Boulevard between Pine Street and a point north of Hawley Street. This first phase will include roadway, multi- use pathway, and utility work from Pine Street to a point north of a new roundabout at Lakeshore Boulevard and Wright Street and along the north side of Wright Street, from the old railroad grade east of Presque Isle Avenue to the new roundabout. This phase is anticipated to be completed in the middle of July. Work may also start on the second phase between Wright and Hawley Streets during this time.

This work will require traffic to be detoured for Lakeshore Boulevard by means of Fair Avenue, Presque Isle Avenue, and Hawley Street. The multi-use pathway will remain closed between Pine Street and Hawley Street during the entirety of this project. The public is advised to not to travel through the construction limits area and to be alert for construction, detour and advisory signing.

A phasing schematic can be accessed at the City of Marquette Engineering Division web site under the Lakeshore Boulevard Phase 1 Relocation Project link here.

Smith Construction Company is the general contractor for this project. The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during the construction process.

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