Marquette Arts and Culture Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday, February 10, the Marquette Arts and Culture Advisory Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. This meeting will be in-person at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front Street, Marquette.

Public Participation

There will be one public comment period for the meeting at the beginning of the agenda. Comments are limited to three minutes and speakers must give their name and address before speaking. Written comments will be presented to the Committee during the meeting and can be submitted by emailing tmorin@marquettemi.gov. Written submissions will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Thursday February 10.

City Commission Schedules February 14 Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the Marquette City Commission will hold a February 14 Public Hearing on the Consideration of a Brownfield Plan for the Ore Dock Brewing Company.

The Combined Brownfield Plan contains the requirements under Act 381, P.A. 1996, as amended, that provides for capture of increased incremental property taxes on qualifying Brownfield Eligible Property to reimburse certain Brownfield Eligible Activities to assist in the redevelopment of the property. The Eligible Property included in the Combined Brownfield Plan is the property and blighted building at 214 S. Front Street in the City of Marquette, Michigan.

At the public hearing, all citizens, taxpayers and representatives or officials from any taxing jurisdiction subject to capture shall be afforded the opportunity to be heard regarding all aspects of the Combined Brownfield Plan.

A copy of the Combined Brownfield Plan is available for public inspection at the City Clerk’s office in Marquette City Hall at 300 W. Baraga Ave. 

The public hearing will be held in City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 300 West Baraga Avenue, at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 14, 2022. Any person wishing to comment on the proposed items may do so at that time.

Promotional Fund and Discount Fee Waiver Applications

The Marquette City Code (Section 2-522) provides a mechanism for community stakeholders to submit for waivers of City fees and/or in-kind services provided by the City and/or cash payments. Requests for Promotional Funds may include grant funding, fee relief, provision of in-kind City services, cash, or a combination of any or all these items.

Applications for Fiscal Year 2022-2023, (October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023) must be received or postmarked by March 31, 2022.  Any applications received or postmarked after this date will NOT be eligible for consideration.  It is important to note all applications may not be funded.  Funding will depend upon City priorities and available dollarsApplications and information are available on the City website at www.marquettemi.gov or at the Community Services, Parks & Recreation office located in Lakeview Arena at 401 E. Fair Avenue, Marquette. 

Any questions, please contact Community Service-Parks and Recreation Division at (906) 228-0460.

Marquette City Manager Community Office Hours

Marquette City Manager Karen Kovacs will hold her next community office hours on Wednesday, February 9 from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library.  The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.

Arts and culture committee to meet Feb. 3

The Marquette Arts and Culture Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, February 3 to discuss the City Annual Art Awards. The meeting will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. This meeting will be in-person at the Arts and Culture Center located in the lower level of Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front Street, Marquette.

Public Participation
There will be one public comment period for the meeting at the beginning of the agenda. Comments are limited to three minutes and speakers must give their name and address before speaking. Written comments will be presented to the Committee during the meeting and can be submitted by emailing tmorin@marquettemi.gov. Written submissions will be accepted until 5pm on Thursday February 3, 2022.

Opening Receptions for PWPL and Deo Galleries

On Thursday, February 10, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Peter White Public Library and the City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture will be hosting the opening receptions for the three art galleries located at the library. The Deo Gallery is part of the City’s Arts & Culture Center, located in the lower level of PWPL; it is curated monthly by the Lake Superior Art Association. The Deo Gallery’s exhibit will be up through March 1. The library galleries’ exhibits will be up until April 1. Receptions are free and open to the public. Masks are required.

EXHIBITS:

The Deo Gallery: Christine Saari, LOOKING BACK (Photographs 1972-2015)
LOOKING BACK is comprised of black & white and color darkroom photographs.
Artist Talk at 7 p.m.

Huron Mountain Club Gallery (Main floor): University of Michigan, Visualizing Translation: Homeland and Heimat in Detroit and Dortmund

Lower Level Lobby Gallery (Outside the Deo Gallery): Anastasia Greer, Joke’s Somewhere, Maybe Me?

Laurila, Michael Website

Michael Laurila, Retirement

Patrol Captain Mike Laurila has announced his retirement effective February 4th.
Captain Laurila joined the Marquette Police Department as a Patrol Officer in 1996 shortly after
obtaining his bachelor’s degree in law enforcement and graduating from the Northern Michigan
University Regional Police Academy. In 2003 he was promoted to Uniform Corporal and again in
2006 to Uniform Sergeant. In 2010 Captain Laurila was promoted to Uniform Lieutenant where
he served until his promotion to Patrol Captain in January of 2016. His last day in the office was
Friday, January 14th. Thank you for 26 years of service to the City of Marquette and congratulations,
Captain Laurila!

Kirby, Justin 1.10.22 website

Justin Kirby, New Hire

As of January 11th, Justin Kirby is the City’s newest Heavy Equipment Operator. Justin has a Forestry
degree from Michigan Tech. University. Justin came to the City of Marquette from Sodergren Septic.
Welcome, Justin!

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