Health Insurance Open Enrollment

The annual open enrollment period for selecting your health insurance plan is almost here!  Informational meetings with 44 North will be held on the following dates.  This is your opportunity to ask questions and sign up for either the Core, Buy-up, Buy-down, Modified Buy-down plans, or Opt-out for the coming plan year. Health insurance election forms can be submitted online at https://www.marquettemi.gov/healthinselectionform/.

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Monday, June 1, 2020

9:00 AM

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+1 (872) 240-3212 Access Code: 294-649-909

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

2:00 PM

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+1 (646) 749-3122 Access Code: 545-388-229

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

11:00 AM

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+1 (312) 757-3121 Access Code: 347-624-029

In-Person Meeting @ MSC Training Room

Limit 10 People per Session

Monday, June 8, 2020             9:00 a.m.

Monday, June 8, 2020            10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020            12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020            1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020            3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020     9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020     10:30 a.m.

Contact Michelle at X8584 to schedule a time.

Please attend one of the meetings for a full explanation of plan changes and to enroll in a plan option.If you wish to meet individually with 44 North, a time can be scheduled after the informational meeting.  Anyone who does not enroll in one of the Health Plan options by June 19, 2020 will be automatically enrolled in the Core Plan for the year. 

Printable Schedule

Election Form Info

44N Employee Benefit Booklet


Seasonal launch passes available

Seasonal boat launch passes will be available for curbside pickup at Cinder Pond Marina beginning immediately. Please call the office prior to pickup at 228-0469. Beginning May 30, daily launch pass stubs will no longer be credited towards the yearly pass.

City temporarily suspends permitting and fees for outdoor vending, sales

Beginning today, May 21, the City of Marquette will be temporarily suspending the Special Land Use permitting process for Outdoor Food and Beverage Service, which is otherwise required by the City’s Land Development Code.

The City is taking this action in supplement to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s recent Executive Orders (2020-91 and 2020-92, which allow for the limited re-opening of certain sectors of the state economy, including retail businesses, taverns, breweries and dine-in restaurants throughout the Upper Peninsula. The orders, which go into effect on May 22, require these establishments to undertake several precautionary measures, specifically by providing room for safe social distancing and by limiting their seating capacity to 50% of normal.

This temporary suspension will allow for these businesses to establish outdoor seating areas on their own property, effectively expanding their seating capacity.

This suspension has been established using the emergency powers found in Chapter 20 of the Marquette City Code. As such, Mayor Jenna Smith has declared an emergency in the City. Additionally, she has declared that the combination of current economic conditions, requirements to limit seating, a continuing need for appropriate social distancing and the impending effective date of the Governor’s recent orders mean that the time and cost of the Special Land Use Permitting process for outdoor food and beverage service represents an undue injury or damage to City businesses.

This suspension will continue so long as an active Executive Order of the Governor imposes seating and distancing limitations on these businesses.

Additionally, and for the same reason, the City of Marquette will waive Sidewalk Café and Outdoor Merchandise Display fees for all applications received before 4:30 p.m. on June 30. These permits, which are issued under Chapter 12 of the Marquette City Code, allow for businesses in the Downtown Development Authority to provide outdoor seating or sales areas on the public sidewalk adjacent to their establishment.

During this time, please note that all activity must still follow the mandates found in the Executive Orders, as well as any requirements from the Marquette County Health Department. All streets and public ways must remain open for traffic and ingress and egress for public safety must be maintained during this time.

Greenspaces opening throughout Marquette County

In tandem with the move of CRI Region 8 (the Upper Peninsula) to Stage 4 in the Michigan Safe Start Plan on Friday, May 22, parks and greenspaces will be opening in Marquette County, the City of Marquette, the City of Negaunee, the City of Ishpeming, Chocolay Township, Marquette Township, Sands Township, Negaunee Township and Ishpeming Township.

The reopening in the City of Marquette will include walking and biking in all City parks, including Presque Isle Park. Playgrounds and restrooms will remain closed. City offices, including City Hall and the Municipal Service Center remain closed as well.

Sugarloaf Mountain will open on Friday. Social distancing and hand sanitizing signage will be installed at the trailhead. Chocolay Township will not open the ball fields, tennis courts, pickle ball courts, or play equipment at this time because they need additional maintenance. Marquette Charter Township and Negaunee Township parks and green spaces will be open for public use, except climbing structure and pavilions per Executive Order restrictions. Buildings and offices will remain closed until further notice.

Each locale may enforce more specific restrictions in regards to playgrounds and ballfields. Contact your local municipality if you have a question about a facility. Please be respectful and practice proper social distancing while utilizing greenspaces and park facilities.

More information on the Governor’s MI Safe Start Plan can be found here:

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/whitmer/MI_SAFE_START_PLAN_689875_7.pdf

Presque Isle Marina opening May 22

The Presque Isle Marina will be open beginning Friday, May 22 with no services. Slip rentals will be prorated based on this late start due to marina construction.

Please follow COVID 19 social distancing guidelines when placing boats in slips. Water at individual slips will not be available during the month of May.

For individual questions or instructions please contact marina staff at (906) 228-0469.

May 26 Commission Meeting: Participation Details

Due to Executive Orders from the office of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the May 26 City Commission regular meeting will be held virtually with City Commissioners and Staff attending remotely through Zoom video conferencing.

The meeting will be streamed on Channel 191 and YouTube starting at 6 p.m. The YouTube channel is located at 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 these meetings: video conferencing, phone conferencing or written comment. There will be two public comment periods for each 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/81328210144 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 (813 2821 0144).

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.

Written comments can be submitted directly to shobbins@marquettemi.gov. Written submissions for both meetings will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26.

May 27 Work Session: Participation Details

Due to Executive Orders from the office of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the May 27 City Commission work session will be held virtually with City Commissioners and Staff attending remotely through Zoom video conferencing.

The meeting will be streamed on YouTube starting at 5 p.m. The YouTube channel is located at 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 these meetings: video conferencing, phone conferencing or written comment. There will be two public comment periods for each 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/89840991411 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 (898 4099 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 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.

Written comments can be submitted directly to shobbins@marquettemi.gov. Written submissions for both meetings will be accepted until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27.

Tree work at Founders Landing

Tree work is being conducted at Founders Landing on Lakeshore Blvd. Wednesday, May 20 and Thursday, May 21. No closures are expected; however, we are asking residents to use caution in that area while using the bike path. This project is expected to be completed by end of day Thursday.

Section 125 – Open Enrollment

The City of Marquette offers Flexible Medical Spending Accounts and other voluntary benefits through a Section 125 Plan. Cafeteria plans, or plans governed by IRS Code Section 125, allow employers to help employees pay for expenses such as health insurance with pre-tax dollars. The City offers the Section 125 Plan to all full-time, active employees.

This year, due to CDC guidelines for social distancing, the City has worked together with our Section 125 Plan vendor, American Fidelity, to develop options for enrollment to be done digitally. American Fidelity has provided a video tutorial for enrollment and setting up an account.

Open Enrollment Week
The Open Enrollment window will be May 18-22, 2020. For those without computer access or anyone that would like assistance from the American Fidelity Account Manager, several sessions have been scheduled to take place the week of at the Municipal Service Center in the first floor training room. You will still need to schedule an appointment at this link to meet with him and maintain social distancing requirements while doing so; however, the representative will be available in person to answer any questions or walk you through the process of signing up or signing off as required. He will be available during the following times at the MSC:
Monday 1-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
If you choose to self enroll please do not schedule an appointment.

To self enroll during open enrollment week by either signing-up or signing-off use the following link:

  1. To access the online enrollment site, go to
    www.afenroll.com/enroll.
  2. At the login screen, you will enter the site using the
    following information:
    • Type in your user ID:
    Your Email Address
    • Type in your PIN:
    Six-digit DOB in MMDDYY format

Please note the user ID is your email address you would use to check your pay stub through the employee portal.

Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions.

City facilities closed for Memorial Day

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 Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain operational during this time. Following the Memorial Day holiday, City offices will begin summer hours, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

On Tuesday, May 26, City facilities will continue being closed to the public, due to Executive Orders from the Office of the Governor. 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. City operations will continue; however, the City will be operating at reduced staffing levels for the duration of the Executive Order 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 www.marquettemi.gov/departments/.
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 www.marquettemi.gov/covid19/.

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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: 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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