JULY 21 BOARD OF REVIEW MEETING PARTICIPATION

Due to Executive Orders issued from the Office of the Governor, the July 21 Board of Review meeting will be held virtually with Board Members and Staff attending remotely through Zoom video conferencing.

The meeting will be streamed on the City of Marquette YouTube channel starting at 1 p.m. The YouTube channel is located at 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 these meetings: video conferencing, phone conferencing or written comment. There will be one public comment period at the beginning of the meeting.  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/85996958448 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 (859 9695 8448).

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 Board of Review 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 12:59 p.m.

Written comments can be submitted to manderson@marquettemi.gov. Written submissions for the meeting will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Monday, July 20.

Protest to the board of review can be either a written appeal or via Zoom. Protest forms can be found on the City Assessor web site https://www.marquettemi.gov/departments/financial-services/assessing/ under the heading Petition to Board of Review-Form 618, L-4035.

Protest via Zoom will be by appointment only. Each participant will be granted 3 minutes per property. Appointments will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and be scheduled 10 minutes apart. If you have more than one property you will need to make a separate appointment for each property. Prior to July 21st, call 906 225-8379 Ellen or 906 225-8381 Amanda to schedule an appointment. On the appointment day and your individual time assigned, you will then need to call 312-626-6799 and enter the meeting ID (859 9695 8448) and visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85996958448 on a computer or smart device that has a camera 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time so you are in the que for your protest time assigned.

Who can protest to the July 21, 2020 board of review?

  1. Do local units need to open the July Boards of Review for all new protests?

Yes. Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-87 the July Board of Review must hear protests related to matters that would have otherwise been heard by the March Board of Review; this is not an opportunity “for a rehearing or reconsideration by a July Board of Review of a protest, request, or other property tax matter that was previously denied by a March Board of Review.”  Additionally, the July Board of Review must hear protests that the 2020 March Board of Review was unable to act on.

  • An owner of property that is a “Principal Residence” on May 1 may appeal to the July Board of Review in the year for which an exemption was claimed or in the immediate succeeding 3 years if the exemption was not on the tax roll.  For taxes levied after December 31, 2011, an owner who owned and occupied a principal residence on June 1 or November 1 for which the exemption was not on the tax roll may file an appeal with the July or December Board of Review in the year for which the exemption was claimed or in the immediate succeeding three years if the exemption was not on the tax roll. MCL 211.7cc(19) .
  • Request for current year only for poverty exemptions, but not poverty exemptions denied by the March Board of Review.
  • Request for P.A. 161 of 2013 Disabled Veterans Exemption.
  • Correct clerical errors or mutual mistake of facts.
  • If a taxpayer protested to the March Board of Review and a decision was issued by the

March Board of Review, can the taxpayer appeal to the July Board of Review?

 No. If the March Board of Review issued a decision for a parcel of property then that decision  must be appealed to the Michigan Tax Tribunal (or to the State Tax Commission if the appeal is related to classification). That same taxpayer cannot file a second protest to the July Board of Review if there was a protest and decision by the March Board of Review on the same issue. The July Board of Review has no authority to reconsider a determination made by the March Board of Review.

  • Can taxpayers protest to the July Boards of Review by letter?

            Yes. MCL 211.30 already provides that non-resident taxpayers may protest by letter. The

Executive Order states that resident taxpayers must also be allowed to file a protest to the July Board of Review by letter without a personal appearance by the taxpayer or an agent. The local unit does not have to adopt an ordinance or resolution to allow resident taxpayers to protest by letter, as this is already provided for and required by the Executive Order, which is controlling.  See Executive Order 2020-87(3)(c), (5)

  •  Can a taxpayer who missed the February 20, 2020 deadline for filing Form 5278 or Form

5076 and who did not late file directly to the March Board of Review file a protest to the

July Board of Review? Yes. P.A. 261-264 of 2017 changed the appeal procedure for both the Small Business Taxpayer Exemption and the Eligible Manufacturing Personal Property Exemption. Taxpayers who missed the February 20, 2020 filing deadline for either exemption could file a late application directly with the March Board of Review. Executive Order 2020-87 extends March Board of Review authority to the July Board of Review. This means that Form 5278 and 5076 can be late filed with the July Board of Review. 

All required forms and documentation shall be received five days prior to said meeting.

Miles Anderson, City Assessor

300 W Baraga Avenue

Marquette, Ml 49855

July 13 City Commission Work Session and Regular Meeting Participation

Due to Executive Orders issued from the Office of the Governor, the work session and regular meeting will be held without the public in physical attendance. The public is invited to view and participate in the meeting electronically.

The work session will be streamed on the City of Marquette YouTube channel starting at 5:15 p.m. and the regular 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 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 13.

To make a comment over the phone, please call 312-626-6799 and use Meeting ID: 861 1976 5675.

Absentee ballots mailed out

Absentee ballots have now been mailed to City residents who have returned signed applications requesting them.

As City Hall remains closed to the general public due to COVID-19 safety precautions, residents should plan to return their ballots by mail or by utilizing the secure drop box located outside City Hall. The metal drop box, where signed election materials may be deposited, is located at the southwest entrance to City Hall, at 300 W. Baraga Ave.

Voters that need to make special accommodations for returning election materials may contact the Clerk’s Office directly at 906-225-8657.

Residents can apply for an absentee ballot, as well as check their ballot or application status, using the State of Michigan portal located at www.mi.gov/vote.

City Election Board Meeting

The Marquette City Elections Board meeting, scheduled for 4 p.m. on July 9, will be held remotely in compliance with Executive Orders issued by the Office of the Governor.

The public is invited to view and participate in the meeting electronically.

The meeting will be streamed on YouTube starting at 4 p.m. The YouTube channel is located at www.youtube.com/user/CityofMarquetteGov.

Public Participation

There will be two options for public participation in this special meeting: remote video conferencing or written comment. Written comments will be limited to 500 words. Written comments can be submitted directly to khazeres@marquettemi.gov, written submissions will be accepted until 3 p.m. on July 9.

To join the meeting via Zoom on a phone or computer, use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87213748884

To call in using a telephone, dial 312-626-6799 and, when prompted, enter the following meeting ID: 872 1374 8884.

Arts and Culture Advisory Committee Meeting

Due to Executive Order 2020-21, the Thursday July 9, 2020, The Arts and Culture Advisory Committee meeting will be held virtually with committee members and Staff attending remotely through Zoom video conferencing. The meeting will start at 5:30pm. This meeting will be streamed 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.

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/88060788065 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 880 6078 8065

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 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 10 minutes before the scheduled meeting start time.

Written comments can be submitted to Tiina Morin, Arts and Culture Manger at tmorin@marquettemi.gov. Written submissions will be accepted until 4 p.m. on the day before the meeting.

City Commission special meeting planned to follow infrastructure tour

The Marquette City Commission will be participating in a tour of the streets and infrastructure in need of repairs on Wednesday, July 8, at 5:30 p.m. No official business of the City will be conducted during the tour.

The tour will be followed by a special Commission meeting, originally scheduled as a work session, in City Hall, Commission Chambers, at 6:30 p.m.

Due to Executive Orders issued from the Office of the Governor, the tour and special 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 YouTube starting at 6:30 p.m. The YouTube channel is located at www.youtube.com/user/CityofMarquetteGov.

Public Participation
There will be two options for public participation in this special meeting: phone conferencing or written comment. There will be two public comment periods during 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 directly to shobbins@marquettemi.gov, written submissions will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8.
To make a comment over the phone, please call 312-626-6799 and use Meeting ID: 889 4770 9118.

Hampton, Lincoln, Magnetic disruptions planned

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 13, Oberstar, Inc. will be removing partial sections of curbing and proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral replacement on the following streets.

  • Hampton Street – Adams to Division – Work to start on July 13
  • Lincoln Avenue – Washington to Bluff – Work to start on July 16
  • Magnetic Street – Lincoln to Eighth – Work to start on July 20

This work is the prerequisite for the milling and re-paving of these streets. This work will be done with intermittent road closures and detours. The public is urged to use extreme caution and follow all traffic control measures. The work is expected to last up to 3 weeks for this phase of the project. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for milling and re-paving activities.

The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during this process.

July 7 PC Meeting: Participation Details

The July 7 Planning Commission meeting will be held virtually with Commission members and Staff attending remotely through Zoom video conferencing.

This meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will be streamed 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.

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 public hearing 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/83138530059  

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 (8631 3853 0059).

The video and phone conference lobby will open at 5:50 p.m. on July 7, 2020. 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 YouTube to know when the Public Comment portion is occurring and be ready to make their comment.

Written comments can be submitted by emailing dstensaas@marquettemi.gov. Written submissions will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

Notice of Vacancy – Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

TO:                             Public Works Bargaining Unit

DATE:                        July 1, 2020      

POSITION:               Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

DIVISION:                Wastewater Treatment Plant

POSTING PERIOD

Monday, July 6, 2020 through Friday, July 10, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

The duties and responsibilities as well as the minimum qualifications are contained in the attached job description.  A Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Wastewater “D” certificate within a two-year period is required.  This position may include second and third shifts, and / or weekends. Testing will be required.

RATE OF PAY

Entry $19.30/hr, 6 months $20.44/hr, 1 yr $21.57/hr, 2 yrs $22.67/hr, 3 yrs $23.89/hr.

These rates do not include certificate pay.

TO APPLY

Employees interested in this position must come to the Human Resources Department to sign for the posting before 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 10, 2020.  Please take this posting down after 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 10, 2020.  MUST BE SIGNED IN INK.

 AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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