Marquette Public Art Commission Special Meeting Scheduled for February 28

The Marquette Public Art Commission will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the selected finalists for the dragonfly sculpture installation at the new Kids Cove park. This meeting will held in the Marquette Arts & Culture Center located in the lower level of Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front St., Marquette.

Public Participation

There will be two options for public participation in this meeting: in-person or written. There will be two public comment periods for the meeting, one near the beginning of the agenda and one at the end. Comments are limited to three minutes and speakers must give their name and address before speaking. Written comments will be presented to the board during the meeting and can be submitted by emailing tmorin@marquettemi.gov. Written submissions will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

March Board of Review

NOTICE OF BOARD OF REVIEW ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

The City of Marquette (Marquette County) Board of Review will be meeting on Tuesday, March 05, 2024, at the City Hall, Commission Chambers 300 West Baraga Avenue, Marquette, MI starting at 9:00 a.m.

No protests will be heard at this meeting.  This notice is given in accordance with Act 267 of the 1976 Public Acts of the State of Michigan.  This is an organizational meeting.  Public notice will be given regarding any changes to the above meeting. 

MARCH BOARD OF REVIEW – PUBLIC PROTEST HEARINGS

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review, City of Marquette will meet on Monday, March 11, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 12, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.at City Hall, Commission Chambers, 300 W. Baraga Ave, Marquette, MI to hear property tax assessment protests:

NOTICE OF POVERTY EXEMPTIONS

City of Marquette guidelines and policy for granting or denying a poverty exemption are available at the City Assessors Office.  If you feel you qualify for a poverty exemption on your property taxes, guidelines and applications are available at 300 West Baraga Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855.  Applications must be filed with the Assessor BEFORE the MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2024 Board of Review Meeting.  Any exemption granted will only apply to 2024 property taxes.

The City of Marquette will provide necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities at the meeting/hearing upon five (5) days notice to the City of Marquette.  Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the City of Marquette by writing or calling the below name.  Public notice will be given regarding any changes to the above meeting.

Parking Lot Closure for Dead River Mouth Dredging Project

Beginning on Monday February 26K&M Industrial will be working near the mouth of the Dead River to dredge sand that has accumulated in the area. The sand materials will be beneficially reused to reroute the river channel, as well as for shoreline restoration at various locations to the south of the river. The city parking lot just north of the Dead River will be closed to the public during the project. This parking lot as well as an area north of Clark Lambros beach, will be utilized for staging materials and equipment. The project is anticipated to be completed by November 30, 2024.

The public is advised to pay attention to warning signage and keep a safe distance from any work occurring in the area.

City Clerk Available Saturday for Election Purposes

The City Clerk will be available on Saturday, February 24 at the City’s early voting site, located at Peter White Public Library from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for election related purposes including voter registration and issuance of absentee ballots. Voters also have the option to cast their ballot early at the City’s early voting site.

Sunday, February 25 is the last day of early voting statewide.

MAWTAB Meeting Canceled

The Marquette Area Wastewater Treatment Facility Advisory Board (MAWTAB) meeting for February 15, 2024 has been canceled due to a lack of quorum.

The next scheduled meeting will be located at the Marquette Wastewater Treatment Plant, March 21, 2024.

U.P. 200 Festival of the Sled Dog Street Closures

The “Festival of the Sled Dog” will be held Friday, February 16, 2024.

The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic between 7:00 a.m. Friday, February 16 and 7:00 a.m. Saturday, February 17.

  • Washington Street between Fourth Street and Front Street
  • Third Street between Bluff Street and Spring Street

Detour routes will be posted around the closure.

No parking will be allowed on Bluff Street between Third Street and Fourth Street during the closure.

City of Marquette Offices Closed for Presidents' Day

City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue; the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Avenue; the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library); and the Municipal Service Center, 1100 Wright Street, will be closed on Monday, February 19, in observance of Presidents’ Day. Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain operational during this time. 

There will be no change in garbage pickup for City residents.

Special Meeting of the Planning Commission Schedule for Draft Community Master Plan Presentation - Regular Meeting Canceled

A Special Meeting of the Marquette City Planning Commission has been scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Citizens Forum of Lakeview Arena on Wednesday, February 21, 2024.  The purpose of the Special Meeting is to facilitate a presentation of the Draft Community Master Plan Update for the community.  The regular Planning Commission meeting scheduled for February 20 has been canceled.

Marquette City Manager Community Office Hours

Marquette City Manager Karen Kovacs will hold her next community office hours on Wednesday, February 14 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.

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