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Thomas LaTourneau

Tom LaTourneau has resigned his position as Engineer in the Fire Department effective Feb. 6, 2021 in order to pursue a position with the Upper Peninsula Surgery Center in Marquette. Tom was hired by
the City in 2015.

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Benjamin Gardner, Promotion

Ben Gardner, Firefighter/Paramedic in the Fire Department, has been promoted to the rank of Relief Engineer effective Feb. 8th. Ben was hired by the City in December 2017. Ben worked for the De Pere Fire Department
as a Paramedic Intern before being hired by the City.

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Garret Fuller, Promotion

Relief Engineer Garret Fuller has been promoted to the rank of Engineer in the Fire Department effective Feb. 8th. Garret had worked as a firefighter for Otsego County and Kalamazoo Township prior to being hired by the City in 2016. He had been a Relief Engineer since December 2019.

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James Finkbeiner, Promotion

Congratulations to Sergeant Jim Finkbeiner on his promotion to Uniform Lieutenant effective March 8, 2021. Jim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Northern Michigan University (NMU) and is a graduate of NMU’s Regional Police Academy. He was hired as a Patrol Officer in the Police Department on October 4, 2000. In July of 2006, he was promoted to the position of Uniform Corporal and on Sept. 25, 2017 again promoted to Sergeant.

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Jared Kangas, Promotion

Jared Kangas has been promoted to the position of Civil Designer/Engineering Technician II in Engineering Division of Community Development effective Jan. 18. Jared was hired by the City in July 2007 as the Engineering Aide/Inspector.

Medical Coverage on Auto Insurance

Those City employees enrolled in the City’s group health plan should be aware the unlimited medical coverage on your auto insurance is no longer necessary. No-fault auto insurance reform legislation was approved in 2019 to take effect with policies issued or renewed after July 1, 2020. In the past, employees have had to call BCBSM to request the letter needed for their auto insurance provider to prove adequate health coverage is in place to forego this option on their auto insurance. The letter is now able to be obtained from the BCBSM website where you can login with your account, navigate to the ID Cards & Proof of Coverage button, scroll down to the Proof of Coverage section and download the PDF.

Work Share 2021

The City of Marquette will be implementing a Work Share program as a first line counter to anticipated budget shortfalls. Michigan’s Work Share program allows employers to keep employees working with reduced hours, while employees collect partial unemployment benefits to make up a portion of the lost wages. Employees participating in Work Share due to
COVID-19 are also eligible to receive the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation of $300 per week in addition to their Work Share weekly Michigan unemployment benefit. The City will be filing for benefits for each affected employee and will handle recertifying benefits on a weekly basis.

Excluding emergency responders (Police and Fire), each department will be furloughing qualifying full-time employees one day a week until March 13 and is planned to start next week (January 18). The furlough day can be any day of the week, but departments will be required to remain available to the public for the normal work week. Furlough schedules will be at the
discretion of the Department Head. This action will potentially save the City an estimated $200,000 through the middle of March and will be a tremendous help in overcoming the estimated budget shortfalls.

Remote Work

City of Marquette staff able to work remotely from home will continue to do so at status quo for the immediate future. The MiOSHA emergency rules that required this have not changed since they were released in October. When administrative staff is expected to return to the office, they will be given adequate formal notice prior.

Reminder When Filing Income Tax Return

For those employees that participated in the State of Michigan Work Share program over the summer, please remember to wait for your 1099-G from the State to report unemployment wages prior to filing your income tax return for 2020. By default, no taxes are withheld on unemployment paid through Work Share.

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City Hall:

+1 906-228-0435

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+1 906-228-0444

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