Summer Tax Bills mailed

Summer tax bills totaling approximately $31.6 million dollars were mailed to Marquette City property owners on June 30. The due date for payment of City summer taxes is September 14, 2020.

Tax collection begins July 1, 2020 and payments are accepted at the City Treasurer’s office without interest through September 14, 2020. Interest of 1% is added to the summer tax bill on September 15th and on the 15th of every following month.

The 2020 summer property tax bill represents millage levies for the City of Marquette, Library, Senior Millage, DDA, Marquette Public Schools, State Education, Marquette-Alger RESA, County Operating, and Iron Ore Heritage Authority.

Canada Geese project at Presque Isle Park

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be tagging Canada Geese at Presque Isle Park on the morning of Wednesday, July 1. During the project a small band is attached to one leg of the selected bird. No geese will be harmed in the project. Information collected from the Canada Geese tagging is compiled in a state-wide wildlife study.

July, August office hours canceled

Marquette City Manager community office hours on July 8 and August 12, have been canceled. The next community office hours will be held on Wednesday, September 9, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Dandelion Cottage room, located on the first floor off of the Huron Mountain Gallery of the Peter White Public Library.

U.P. Blue Rider

The City of Marquette’s Health Insurance restricts In-Network services to those delivered within the State of Michigan.  This is because of the U.P. Blue Rider that is on all of our plans and helps to keep employee premium cost-sharing low.  To have your employer coverage run as In-Network, you have to ensure two things; firstly that the provider (ie. physician) is within the State of Michigan and secondly, that they are participating In-Network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.  There are some providers in Marquette that provide services locally but send things like lab results to an out-of-state facility to be read/generated.  In particular, we’ve had this happen multiple times with sleep study services.  This is not going to be covered as an In-Network service without prior approval.  It is your responsibility to have these conversations with your provider in advance of seeking services.  There is a referral program with U.P. Blue.  Your Provider, in advance of a sleep study or requiring labs, needs to complete the referral paperwork and obtain approval from Blues for the services to be provided out-of-state.  Failure to follow this process will result in out-of-network cost-sharing that will be the employee’s responsibility.

June 29 Commission Meeting: Participation Details

Due to Executive Orders issued from the office of the governor, the June 29 City Commission regular meeting will be held in Commission Chambers without the public in physical attendance. The public is invited to view and participate in the meeting electronically.

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.

Public Participation
There will be two options for public participation in these meetings: 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 call in and make a comment over the phone will need to call 312-626-6799 and enter the meeting ID (861 8437 2942).

When participating via 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 phone conference lobby will open at 5:50 p.m.

Written comments can be submitted directly to khazeres@marquettemi.gov written submissions will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Monday, June 29.

City offices closed for July 4 holiday

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 Friday, July 3, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain operational during this time. There will be no change in garbage pickup for City residents.

On Monday, July 6, City facilities will continue being closed to the public, in compliance with Executive Orders issued 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/.

July 2 BZA Meeting: Participation Details

The July 2 Board of Zoning Appeals meeting will be held virtually with Board members and Staff attending remotely through Zoom video conferencing.

This meeting will be streamed on the City of Marquette YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/CityofMarquetteGov). Please note that the 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 three public comment periods for the meeting, one at the beginning, one during the variance request, and one at the end. Comments will be limited to three minutes and speakers must give their name and address.

Members of the public wishing to make a video comment will need to visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88037787772. 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 (880 3778 7772).

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 Board. 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 6:50 p.m. on July 2, 2020.
Written comments can be submitted by emailing alanders@marquettemi.gov. Written submissions will be accepted until 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2020.

WorkShare Update and Letter Information

All employees participating in the WorkShare program have/will have received two letters notifying them of their participation in the WorkShare program.

The first letter was likely received last week and shows a WorkShare start date of 6/7 and a plan number of 600006. This first program was immediately terminated because the MiWam system set a start date of 6/7 in error when the participant information was originally uploaded to the state.

 A corrected new plan was then set up with a start date of 6/14. The corrected WorkShare program is plan number 623078. To further confuse matters, apparently letters were sent out to everyone showing the new WorkShare plan participation along with a notice of termination of the original plan 600006.

As a reminder, everyone in the WorkShare program was immediately issued a Bank of America debit card, even if you signed up for direct deposit. The debit cards should not be destroyed or thrown away in case any funds were to be loaded on to them by the state, as replacement could potentially be both difficult and time consuming for employees.

As an additional reminder, you are not required to certify your unemployment or do anything else involving your claim. The City certifies your participation each week.

June 18 MAWTAB meeting: Participation Details

Under the provisions of Executive Orders issued by the Office of the Governor, the June 18, 2020 Marquette Area Wastewater Treatment Advisory Board (MAWTAB) meeting will be held virtually with board members and Staff attending remotely through Zoom video conferencing. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m.

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

Zoom meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89979153332
Meeting ID: 899 7915 3332
One tap mobile: +13126266799

Written comments can be submitted directly to cgoodman@marquettemi.gov. Written submissions will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

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Timeline PhotosJULY 27 CITY COMMISSION MEETING: PARTICIPATION DETAILS
Due to Executive Orders issued from the Office of the Governor, the July 27 City Commission meeting will be held without the public in physical attendance. The public is invited to view and participate in the meeting electronically.
The meeting will be streamed on Channel 191 and YouTube starting at 6 p.m. Please note that the livestreams may have at least a 20 second delay.

Public Participation
There will be two options for public participation in the meetings: phone conferencing or written comment. There will be two public comment periods during 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. Written comments can be submitted directly to shobbins@marquettemi.gov, written submissions will be accepted until 12 p.m. on Monday, July 27. To make a comment over the phone, please call 312-626-6799 and use Meeting ID: 826 8302 4683.
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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

 

Hours

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M-F: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

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M-F: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

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