Baraga Ave Closure

On Monday, April 22, beginning at 7:30 a.m., Baraga Ave. will be closed to through traffic between Third Street and Front Street for a water service line installation. The closure is estimated to last 2 days along with another single day closure on Friday April 26.  Availability of parking and access to businesses will be maintained.

The public is advised to take caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for construction and advisory signing.   

Curbside Brush and Leaf Pickup Scheduled

Curbside brush collection will be conducted April 22 - 26. The brush volume from each property is limited to one pickup load, a pile approx. 12’L x 6’W x 5’H.

Crews will collect loose or brown bagged leaves April 29 – May 10. Street sweeping and sand pickup will be conducted during leaf collection dates for all residential routes. The City will not collect material after the last date listed for each route.

The composting drop-off site located at 1415 Pioneer Rd. is opening April 20 for the season. It is open Tuesdays 3pm – 7pm and Saturdays 9am – 1pm. Any yard waste will be accepted but brush will be limited to one pickup load per day.  “Solid Waste” fee payment on a City water bill and ID is required for admittance.

The Household Rubbish site will open April 22. It is open Mondays and Wednesdays 3pm – 7pm and the second Saturday of each month 1pm – 4pm. Extra days have been added to the first two weeks to assist with spring cleaning. Thursday, April 25, Saturday, April 27, and Thursday, May 2. The regular schedule will begin May 6. Sites will close once dumpsters are at capacity.

Dates and the map of the City of Marquette’s curbside brush and leaf collection and compost and rubbish site opening can be found on the city website   

Candidate Filings for City Commission and BLP Seats Due April 23

The Marquette City Clerk’s Office is now accepting nomination packets for city elective positions available in the upcoming election year. Interested candidates must submit their completed packets by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23.

This election cycle, voters will select two members for the Marquette Board of Light and Power and two commissioners for the Marquette City Commission. These positions will be contested in the Presidential Election on November 5, 2024.

Nominating documents, including petition forms, are available for collection at the City Clerk’s Office located at 300 W. Baraga Avenue. Alternatively, candidates may download the forms at

Per the eligibility requirements of the Marquette City Charter, each candidate must have been a registered voter of the City of Marquette for at least one year prior to filing and may not be in default to the City.

Spring Street Closure - Front Street

Spring Street Closure – Front Street to Third Street

Beginning at 12:00 p.m., Friday, April 12 and continuing through 5:00 PM on Sunday, April 14th, Spring Street will be closed to motor vehicles between Front Street and Third Street for the Festival of the Angry Bear sponsored by the Ore Dock Brewing Company.

Egress from the MarqTran drive through and the Marquette History Museum will be available at the west end of Spring Street.

Marquette City Manager Community Office Hours

Marquette City Manager Karen Kovacs will hold her next community office hours on Wednesday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Shiras Room, on the top level of Peter White Public Library (Front Street side). 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.

City of Marquette Senior Services Selected to Present at 2024 National Council on Aging Conference

The City of Marquette Senior Services Division has been selected to present at the 2024 National Council on Aging (NCOA) Conference, scheduled for May 6-8, 2024 in Arlington, Virginia. Senior Services Manager Maureen McFadden will present on the Senior Services’ Silver Sampler outdoor recreation and education program. McFadden will be accompanied by Silver Sampler program coordinator, Janet Koistenen.

The Silver Sampler program is an outdoor recreation and education program provided by the City of Marquette Senior Services Division which exposes participants 50+ to recreational adventures they might otherwise not try in Marquette County. The program seeks to eliminate the typical barriers associated with participation in recreational programs, such as fees and equipment, while providing expert instruction and guides to increase participants’ confidence and the capacity for people to recreate safely.

The NCOA Conference invites professionals in aging services fields from around the country to discover innovative programs, network, and get engaged with and inspired by recent trends and successes in older adult care, as well as advocate on Capitol Hill with Legislatures for current aging needs and services.

Ahead of their visit to Arlington in May, McFadden and Koistenen will share their presentation with the Marquette community on Wednesday, April 24 at 5:00pm in the Peter White Public Library Shiras Room. This presentation is free and open to the public. Registration is required and can be done by calling (906) 228-0456.

The Silver Sampler program is open to adults ages 50+ residing in Senior Services’ service areas of the City of Marquette and Marquette, Powell, and Chocolay townships. For more information, contact the City of Marquette Senior Services Division at (906) 228-0456.

City of Marquette - Government

City of Marquette - Government


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From 3:00 to 8:00 on June 25 there will be a public engagement session at Lakeview Arena regarding the City Community Master Plan update. There will be presentations at 4:00 and 6:00, with time to discuss the plan with City staff. To view the full Community Master Plan draft, go to ... See MoreSee Less
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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



City Hall:

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

Municipal Service Center:

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

Closed Saturday and Sunday

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