Mental health support, as simple as a text, with Tess!

Mental Health support via text will be available through NorthStar EAP starting September 2021. Meet Tess! Texting is one of the easiest ways for us all to communicate. We are encouraged to see so many employees use EAP services, but NorthStar also wants to connect with those who do not. This text service, called Tess, will provide full-time employees and their families recommendations that align with expert information and support their mental health and wellness improvement journey. Employees are encouraged to share their cell phone number with HR or NorthStar EAP directly to enroll in this service. To contact NorthStar, please email hello@northstareap.com, call 906-225-3145 or visit https://northstareap.com/. Tess will reach out to enrolled staff periodically to check in and ask if you need help or would like to talk. Employees are able to opt out at any point.

July Promotions

The Human Resources/Benefits Coordinator position has effectively been removed from the City Hall bargaining unit with the addition of a new Fire Department Administrative Assistant position. With this change, Michelle Schroeder has been promoted to Human Resources Administrator, the converted exempt position. Michelle started with the City of Marquette as a Customer Account Clerk/Cashier in March of 2015 and promoted to HR/Benefits Coordinator in February of 2019.

June Postings/Resignations/Retirements

Postings

Sherry Sullivan was hired by the City in October 2020 and quickly moved to fill the vacancy as Utility Billing Clerk shortly thereafter. Sherry has transferred back to the Customer Account Clerk/Cashier position effective once the Utility Billing Clerk position has been filled, to fill the vacancy created by Amber LaMarre’s resignation.

Michelle Schroeder has posted for the Deputy Treasurer position with the vacancy created by Terra Bahrman’s promotion. Michelle started with the City of Marquette as a Customer Account Clerk/Cashier in March of 2015 and promoted to HR/Benefits Coordinator in February of 2019.


Andrew Taseris has been promoted to Meter Service Technician effective June 7th. Andrew has been with the City since
July 2018, originally hired on as a Heavy Equipment Operator.

Jim Fraley has been officially awarded the Special Equipment Operator position in Streets effective June 21st. Jim was
originally hired by the City in June of 2004 as a Heavy Equipment Operator.

Resignation
Newly hired Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, Scott Dietrich, has resigned his position effective May 31. Scott just
joined the City of Marquette team early this year and left for personal reasons.

Amber LaMarre has resigned her position as Customer Account Clerk/Cashier. Her last day was June 15th. Amber left to spend time with her new son. Amber had been with the City for nearly four years.

Retirement
Special Equipment Operator Dave Outinen has officially retired as of June 7th. Dave had been with the City of Marquette since October of 1990. Congratulations, Dave!

American Fidelity Open Enrollment

The City of Marquette offers Flexible Medical Spending Accounts and other voluntary benefits through a Section 125 Plan.  Cafeteria plans, or plans governed by IRS Code Section 125, allow employers to help employees pay for expenses such as supplemental insurance with pre-tax dollars. The City offers the Section 125 Plan to all active full-time employees. 

The City has worked together with our Section 125 Plan vendor, American Fidelity, to develop options for enrollment to be held in person and virtually.

Open enrollment week is  May 10-14, 2021.   A link will be provided the week prior to open enrollment to schedule a virtual visit.

Fire and Police employees do not need to schedule an appointment. A block of time has been reserved for your convenience in your department. If you cannot make one of the available dates, please contact HR to schedule an appointment at a different location.

All other employees are required to schedule an appointment either in person or virtually to sign up or sign off. Please contact HR to schedule your appointment today at X8584 or mschroeder@marquettemi.gov.

https://www.marquettemi.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/American-Fidelity-Open-Enrollment-Memo-2021.pdf

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.

MarquetteMI.Gov
Timeline PhotosTrick or Treat Hours in the City of Marquette will be from 4-7PM on Sunday, October 31st. Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Halloween! 🎃 -Mayor Smith "The Marquette Police Department reminds the public to stay safe this Halloween. Recommended hours for trick-or-treat are 4pm-7pm on Sunday, October 31. Motorists, please anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic during this time; be extra cautious when entering and exiting driveways. We recommend turning on headlights earlier in the day and driving slowly through neighborhoods. Parents are encouraged to escort children while trick-or-treating and share the following safety tips:• Never approach someone in a car who is offering candy• Trick-or-treat only at houses with porch lights on and never enter a stranger’s home• Inspect all treats before allowing children to eat them• Consider placing reflective tape on costumes• Walk, don’t run, from house to house• Be sure children can see through mask eye-openings, and check for costume trip hazards• Always stay on sidewalks and look both ways before crossing streets" ... See MoreSee Less
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WINTER PARKING BANA reminder to all citizens and visitors in the City of Marquette that the Winter Parking Ban will begin on November 1st and will be in effect until April 1st.There is No Parking on Any City Street between the hours of 1:00 am and 6:00 am. The Winter Parking Ban carries a fine of $75.00 and a vehicle could also be towed if it is impeding snow removal efforts by the plow crews.Vehicle owners should be making off-street parking arrangements for their vehicle for the winter season as soon as possible.Cooperation by everyone will make it easier for the plow crews to do their job and make the roads safer for all motorists. ... See MoreSee Less
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The City of Marquette has a full-time position available for an Administrative Assistant in the Public Works Department. The position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, supplemented by courses in accounting, or related field. Associate’s degree in Office Administration, Business or related field preferred. Proficiency in spreadsheet/word processing software, typing of 50 wpm and data entry of 150 keystrokes per minute is required. The entry wage is $16.62/hr. with a full benefits package. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. ... See MoreSee Less
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October 18 is the last day to register to vote in any manner other than in-person with the Clerk for this coming November 2, 2021 Election.October 19 through November 2 you must register to vote in-person in the Clerk's office with proof of residency. ... See MoreSee Less
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Beginning Saturday, October 9, all City of Marquette public park restrooms will close at 9:00 p.m. City parks remain on the usual summer hours 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Park restrooms will be open daily 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. ... 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

 

Hours

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

Police and Fire on duty 24/7

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