City Manager offers community office hours

Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, December 11, 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.

Holiday Parade

Beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, the Marquette Downtown Development Authority will be hosting the annual Holiday Parade. The parade will start at the Berry Events Center parking lot and exit on to Pine Street. The parade will proceed south on Pine to Fair Avenue, then west on Fair to Third Street, then south on Third to its conclusion at Third and Baraga Avenue.

The following street will be closed to all traffic from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m:

  • Third Street from Bluff Street to Spring Street.

The following streets will be closed to through traffic from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m:

  • Washington Street from Front Street to Third Street
  • Washington Street from Third Street to Fourth Street
  • Main Street from Front Street to Third Street
  • Jackson Cut Alley from Fourth Street to Main Street
  • Bluff Street Alley from Front Street to Third Street

The streets will re-open upon conclusion of the parade at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 12 DDA informational meeting planned

Pursuant to Michigan Public Act 57 of 2018, the Marquette Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Board of Directors will be holding the second of two required annual informational meeting on Thursday, Dec. 12. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the regularly scheduled DDA Board meeting, and will be at the Marquette Downtown Development Authority office, 337 W. Washington St. The regular Board meeting will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the corresponding informational meeting will take place at 8:30 a.m.

The purpose of the informational meeting is to inform the public of the Authority’s goals and projected projects to be undertaken in the coming year.

Annual Turkey Trot scheduled

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, from 9 to 11 a.m., the Marquette Senior High School will hold its annual 5K and 10K Turkey Trot Run/Walk. 

This longstanding event will begin at the Marquette Senior High School and proceed west along Fair Avenue to the multi-use path, where it will then cross Fair Avenue and proceed north along the path to Hawley Street, then east along the path to Lakeshore Boulevard, then north along the path on Lakeshore Boulevard to the ore dock. Runners/walkers will return along the same route to finish at the Marquette Senior High School. 

The 5K walk/run event will follow part of the same route, turning around near Tourist Park.

An alternate route may have to be followed in the event of inclement conditions.

No city streets will be closed for this event and the public is asked to use caution while driving in these areas.

New City Hall exhibit features work by Julie Highlen

With the Holiday season upon us, the City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center wants to remind the public to support your local artists! With many local establishments selling artwork, make sure to find that perfect one-of-a-kind gift while supporting the local creative economy!

With that being said, we are excited to announce a new exhibit that on display in City Hall until Dec. 27. This exhibit will feature local artist Julie Highlen. Julie is a painter who enjoys painting the landscapes of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She lives near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and other scenic areas, so she’s never short on inspiration. Most of her paintings are created with acrylics, using personal photo references from her many outdoor adventures.

My paintings tend to be contemplative. Whether depicting a lone tree, a calm lake or Lake Superior in full action, a single boulder in the water with cedars miraculously growing out of it or a massive wall of sandstone, I want the viewer to take in not just the beauty of nature, but the strength and resilience of it as well. Lake Superior and this rugged, north country, along with its weather, have many moods and I hope to capture them in my paintings. To that end, I am constantly thinking about painting prospects any time I am outdoors and enjoy gaining different perspectives from hiking, canoeing, kayaking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

To view this exhibit, visit City Hall at 300 W. Baraga Ave. in Marquette. City Hall is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To purchase work, please contact Julie Highlen at northwoodsartstudio@gmail.com.

For additional questions and information please contact the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 228-0472 or arts-culture@marquettemi.gov.

City of Marquette offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday

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 Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  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 MBRA meeting

A special meeting of the City of Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board has been scheduled for Nov. 21 at 8 a.m.

The meeting will take place at the Municipal Service Center, 1100 Wright Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss document and agreement amendments pertaining to the Duke LifePoint/MGH brownfield project.

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Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, December 11, 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. ... See MoreSee Less

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Due to inclement weather, City offices will be closed today, Nov. 27.
Police, Fire and Public Works will remain operational.
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Effective immediately, Furnace Street between South Front Street and Division Street and Lincoln Street between Cleveland Avenue and Fair Avenue will be closed to through traffic until Monday, December 2. These closures are necessary to complete street restorations after water main repairs. ... See MoreSee Less

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Effective immediately, Lakeshore Blvd., from Hawley St. to Fair Ave., will be closed to through traffic due to high wave activity causing flooding. An announcement will be released when the closure is lifted. ... See MoreSee Less

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The City of Marquette is accepting applications for a Crossing Guard for the 2019-20 school year. The entry rate of pay is $9.45 per hour. Must be able to work approximately 2-4 hours per day, including mornings and afternoons. Applications and a job description are available in the Human Resources Department or online at www.marquettemi.gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. ... 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: 8 am - 5 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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