August 31 City Commission meeting: participation details

Due to Executive Orders issued from the Office of the Governor, the Aug. 31 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. The YouTube channel is located at www.youtube.com/user/CityofMarquetteGov. 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 noon on Monday, Aug. 31.

To make a comment over the phone, please call 312-626-6799 and use Meeting ID: 844 7738 2264

Police & Fire Retirement System Meeting

Due to Executive Orders from the office of the Governor, the Aug. 25 Police Fire Retirement System 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 10 a.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 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/85844946868 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 858 4494 6868.

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 9:50 a.m.

Written comments can be submitted to gsimpson@marquettemi.gov. Written submissions for the meeting will be accepted until 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

Lane closures planned during Lakeshore Boulevard project

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 25, a portion of Hawley Street and Lakeshore Boulevard, to the west and to the north of the Hawley and Lakeshore intersection, will be restricted to a single lane of travel to allow for construction work on the Lakeshore Boulevard relocation project. Temporary traffic signals will be utilized for traffic control. Pedestrians and bikers traveling through the site will be detoured along the road shoulder.
This single lane closure is expected to last three weeks. This work is part of the third and final phase of the roadway relocation portion of this project. The public is advised to be alert for construction, detour, and advisory signing.
Smith Construction Company is the general contractor for this project.
The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during the construction process.

Call for submissions: “Words to Live and Bike By” mural project

The Marquette Public Art Commission (MPAC) is inviting artists, community members, and organizations to apply to design and paint text-inspired, site-specific artworks on the surface of the Holly Greer Bike Path in Marquette.
The “Words to Live and Bike By” project involves five words painted at five different locations along the bike path. The selected words will be stenciled on the bike path prior to painters’ arrival on-site. Completed murals will be 6ft. in height and between 11 ft. and 25 ft. in length, depending on word length.

Those interested can apply by completing the application(s) found online here. Included on each application is a stencil/outline of each word, off of which applicants can make their proposed design and attach at the end of the form. Proposed designs should reflect a unique and imaginative interpretation relating the given word to the location. Colored pencil or fine tip markers are recommended for design drafts, though digital designs will also be accepted.

Locations and words include:

  • Founder’s Landing; “REMEMBER”
  • Marquette Commons; “GRATITUDE”
  • Mattson Lower Harbor Park; “DREAM”
  • Between Picnic Rocks & McCarty’s Cove; “RESPECT”
  • Clark Lambros Park; “HOPE”

Applicants are limited to one design submission per word, though may submit for multiple words and locations if desired. The deadline for submissions is 5:00pm on September 1, 2020. Winners will be notified on September 10, 2020, with painting to occur between September 14-25, 2020.
Once begun, the painting of each mural must be completed within a 12-hour timeframe to limit disruption of bike path traffic. MPAC will provide core materials for the project, including paint, brushes, containers, masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, drop cloths, and tape. Painters will be responsible for practicing COVID safety procedures by wearing masks and exercising social distancing.

Please visit https://www.marquettemi.gov/departments/community-services/arts-and-culture/ or view one of the application forms for complete information and specifications. For additional questions and information contact Tiina Morin, City of Marquette Arts & Culture Manager at tmorin@marquettemi.gov or (906) 225-8641.

Aug. 20 MBRA meeting: participation details

Due to Executive Orders issued from the Office of the Governor, the Aug. 20 MBRA 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 8 a.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 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/83698636374 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 836 986 36374.
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 MBRA Director 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 7:50 a.m.
Written comments can be submitted to shobbins@marquettemi.gov. Written submissions for the meeting will be accepted until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020.

Street disruptions planned for milling and paving

As part of the ongoing Street Improvement Project, Payne & Dolan, Inc. will begin milling on Thursday, Aug. 20. Paving will begin on Monday, Aug. 31. All work is scheduled to take place under flag control, or a temporary closure to thru traffic. The following is a sequence of the planned schedule and the approximate dates for milling & paving. Dates are subject to change.

Asphalt Milling:

Thursday, August 20
– Heikkala Dr. (Altamont St. to Altamont St.)
– Hampton St. (Adams St. to Division St.)
– Baraga Ave. (Front St. to Lakeshore Blvd.)

Friday, August 21
-Main St. (Front St. to Lakeshore Blvd.)
-Mattson Lower Harbor Park (North side of Parking Lot)
-Arch St. (Front St. to Pine St.)
-Baraga Ave. (Fifth St. to Seventh St.)

Monday, August 24
-Seventh St. (Washington St. to Park St.)

Tuesday, August 25
-Magnetic St. (Lincoln Ave. to Eighth St.)
-Lincoln Ave. (Bluff St. to Washington St.)

Wednesday, August 26
-Coles Dr. (Ridge St. to McClellan Ave.)
-Gray St. (Mildred Ave. to Elm Ave.)
-Norwood St. (Kimber Ave. to Gray St.)

Asphalt Paving:
Monday, August 31
-Heikkala Dr. (Altamont St. to Altamont St.)
-Hampton St. (Adams St. to Division St.)
-Baraga Ave. (Front St. to Lakeshore Blvd.)

Tuesday, September 1
-Main St. (Front St. to Lakeshore Blvd.)
-Mattson Lower Harbor Park (North side of Parking Lot)
-Arch St. (Front St. to Pine St.)

Wednesday, September 2
-Baraga Ave. (Fifth St. to Seventh St.)
-Seventh St. (Washington St. to Park St.)

Thursday, September 3
-Magnetic St. (Lincoln Ave. to Eighth St.)
-Lincoln Ave. (Bluff St. to Washington St.)
-Coles Dr. (Ridge St. to McClellan Ave.)

Friday, September 4
-Gray St. (Mildred Ave. to Elm Ave.)
-Norwood St. (Kimber Ave. to Gray St.)

Please adhere to the temporary “No Parking” signs that will precede the milling and paving.
Payne & Dolan will work with the residents and businesses along these streets so they may gain access to their homes and businesses. However, short delays may be possible while work is taking place in front of access drives.
The milling and paving hours of operation will start around 7 a.m. and continue through 7 p.m., or as needed.
The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during the construction process.

Special City Commission meeting: Participation details

Due to Executive Orders issued from the Office of the Governor, the Aug. 19 joint meeting of Marquette City Commission and Marquette Township Board 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 4:15 p.m. The YouTube channel is located at www.youtube.com/user/CityofMarquetteGov. 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 noon on Wednesday, Aug. 19.
To make a comment over the phone, please call 312-626-6799 and use Meeting ID: 829 0248 6836.

City budget meeting schedule and participation details

The City of Marquette’s Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2021 is now available online at www.marquettemi.gov/budget. Hard copies will be available at the City Clerk’s office in City Hall, at 300 W. Baraga Avenue. To schedule an opportunity to view a hard copy, please call 906-225-8657 and schedule an appointment.

Four special meetings of the City Commission have been scheduled in order to discuss the budget. The meetings will be held during the following dates and times:

  • August 12, 2020
  • August 17, 2020
  • August 19, 2020
  • August 24, 2020

All meetings will begin at 5:15 p.m., with the Commission and some staff physically present in Commission Chambers at City Hall.

In light of Executive Orders issued by the Office of the Governor, the meetings will be held without the public in physical attendance. The public is invited to view and participate in the meeting electronically.

Each meeting will be streamed on channel 191 and YouTube starting at 5:15 p.m. The City YouTube channel can be found 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 (814 5212 6232).

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. Though there may be a delay on the video feeds, it is recommended that participants follow the meeting on Channel 191 or YouTube to have an idea of when the Public Comment portion is occurring and that they be ready to make their comment. The phone conference lobby will open at 5:00 p.m.

Written comments can be submitted directly to shobbins@marquettemi.gov. Written submissions will be accepted until noon on the day of each meeting at which they are intended to be read.

Part of Lincoln Avenue to close Aug. 12 for work

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, Lincoln Avenue between Washington Street and Bluff Street will be closed to through traffic to allow for curb replacement, sidewalk replacement and asphalt patching work by Oberstar, Inc. Traffic will be detoured by means of Garfield Avenue.

This is the prerequisite for the milling and re-paving of this street. The closure is expected to last up to three days. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for milling and re-paving activities.

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

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