The CDC has recommended social distancing as a way to “flatten the curve” and using telehealth services is one way to do that. For MDLive, benefits can be accessed at, by downloading the MDLive app, or by calling 888-548-4251.

Open Enrollment

Human Resources along with the health committee was able to come to a mutual agreement on health insurance renewal options for all four levels of the City’s coverage- core, buy-up, buy-down and modified buy-down. Our renewal rates came in favorably and participants should see their renewal premiums decreasing starting in July. We are working through the
logistics of open enrollment and employee education sessions should they need to be done differently this year in accordance with ongoing social distancing requirements for health and safety purposes. We are working with our Section 125 vendor, American Fidelity, on the same logistics for enrollment (sign up or sign off) on those benefits as well. American Fidelity is able to offer a self-service online enrollment option this year so there will be no face-to-face meeting with a representative for those that do not require it.

Continued COVID-19 impacts to City operations

Due to the extension of the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order, all City facilities will continue to be closed to the public until May 1. This includes City Hall, the Municipal Service Center, Fire Stations 1 and 2, the Police Department, Lakeview Arena, the Senior Center, the Wastewater Treatment Plant, and the Water Treatment Plant. Presque Isle Park will be closed to vehicular traffic, however pedestrian traffic is still permissible. City announcements and Commission agendas will be sent to local media and will be available online.

The City will remain at reduced staffing levels and phone availability will be limited. To contact the City about essential business, please prioritize electronic communication when possible. Contact information for each City Department is available at

All non-essential meetings and gatherings remain canceled. This includes meetings of all City statutory and advisory boards and committees scheduled between now and May 1, unless the meetings are critical in nature. If a meeting is deemed critical in nature, City announcements will be sent at that time. This does not apply to City Commission meetings. Instructions on how to view and participate in City Commission meetings are published prior to the meetings. At this time, the April 16 Marquette Area Wastewater Treatment Advisory Board meeting and April 21 Planning Commission meeting will be held virtually. Participation information will be published prior to those meetings.

For emergency services, please dial 911. For non-emergency police assistance, please dial 906-228-0400. The Police Department will be evaluating non-emergency calls and will dispatch services accordingly.For more information on billing, senior services and updates regarding City services during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit

Notice: Short-term rentals not allowed during “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order

Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order No. 2020-42 on April 9, 2020. Item number 12 of this Executive Order states, “No one shall advertise or rent a short-term vacation property except as necessary to assist in housing a health care professional or volunteer aiding in the response to the COVID-19 crisis.”

All short-term advertising and use that does not comply with the Governor’s Executive Order must cease immediately.  Failure to comply will result in referral to the County Prosecutor for enforcement.  

City boat launches closed

All City of Marquette boat launches have been closed in compliance with state guidance regarding Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-42, which prohibits motorized boating. The launches will remain closed through April 30. In the absence of extended restrictions, the launches will reopen on May 1, along with Cinder Pond and Presque Isle Marinas.

Notice of Vacancy – Supervisor, Wastewater Treatment Plant

TO:                             All Employees

DATE:                        April 13, 2020        

POSITION:               Supervisor, Wastewater Treatment Plant

DIVISION:               Wastewater Treatment Plant


Tuesday, April 14, 2020 through Monday, April 20, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.  


The duties and responsibilities as well as the qualifications are contained in the attached job description.  Must possess and maintain necessary state licenses required to perform job, including a State of Michigan Class B Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification. Testing may be required.


$30.33 per hour.  During probationary period, employee will receive 95% of the rate of pay for Supervisors.


Any employee interested in this position should submit an application and resume to Human Resources by Monday, April 20, 2020.  Please take this notice down after 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2020.


April 13 City Commission meeting: Public Participation Details

Due to Executive Order 2020-21, the April 13 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 ( Please note that the YouTube livestream 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 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 (553 950 248).

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 13.

Written comments can be submitted using the form at or directly to Written submissions will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Monday, April 13.

Municipal boat launches and marina slip payments

Both the Presque Isle and Cinder Pond boat launches are currently open. Seasonal launch permits are not available during the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order.

Launch users should purchase daily launch permits and keep the stubs. When seasonal launch permits are available the fee will be discounted accordingly for each daily launch stub presented.

After 10 daily launch permits are purchased, users should no longer purchase a permit and display all 10 stubs in the windshield of the launch vehicle. Launch users need to follow the executive orders from the State and maintain social distancing.

The deadline for seasonal slip holders to renew their slips at the marinas has been extended to April 22. Please follow the instructions in the previously received letter to mail in your payment by check so staff can process it.

If you prefer to pay by credit card, you may call 228-0469 beginning April 15. Both marina offices will remain closed to the public during the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order. The marinas are scheduled to open with limited staff and no services on May 1, unless further executive orders from the State prevent this.

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By now, you've probably noticed the construction happening on the 100 block of W. Washington St. in Downtown Marquette. While lanes of traffic and sidewalks will remain largely open, there is no on-street parking in that area. There are numerous public parking lots nearby that area, with multiple pedestrian access points. For details on the progress of the construction, please visit ... See MoreSee Less
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The City of Marquette has seasonal positions available for Park Patrol Officers at the City parks and beaches. Must be able to work a flexible schedule that includes weekends and holidays from approximately June 1st through September 2021. Degree or coursework in criminal justice/law enforcement preferred. Entry rate is $10.46 per hour. Applications will be accepted through May 15, 2021. EOE ... 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



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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