March Board of Review meetings scheduled

NOTICE OF BOARD OF REVIEW ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
The City of Marquette (Marquette County) Board of Review will be meeting on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 in City Hall, Commission Chambers, at 300 West Baraga Avenue, Marquette, Michigan starting at 9 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 in 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, 2019 from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 1 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. in City Hall, Commission Chambers, at 300 W. Baraga Ave, Marquette, Michigan to hear property tax assessment protests:

NOTICE OF POVERTY EXEMPTIONS
City of Marquette guidelines and policy for granting or denying a poverty exemption is 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, 2019 Board of Review Meeting. Any exemption granted will only apply to 2019 property taxes.

P.A. 161 OF 2013 DISABLED VETERANS EXEMPTION
In order to be eligible for the exemption, the disabled veteran must have been honorably discharged from the armed forces of the United States. They must be a Michigan resident. Additionally, they must meet one of the following criteria: (a) Has been determined by the United States department of veterans’ affairs to be permanently and totally disabled as a result of military service and entitled to veterans’ benefits at the 100% rate. (b) Has a certificate from the United States veterans’ administration, or its successors, certifying that he or she is receiving or has received pecuniary assistance due to disability for specially adapted housing. (c) Has been rated by the United States department of veterans’ affairs as individually unemployable. The un-remarried surviving spouse of the disabled veteran is eligible for the exemption based upon the eligibility of their spouse; therefore the spouse must also be a Michigan resident. The exemption will continue only as long as the surviving spouse remains un-remarried. You must complete Form 5107 and attach all necessary proof of eligibility.
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 of the above meeting.

Street closures planned for U.P. 200 start

The following streets will be closed to motor vehicles at the following times for the Annual U.P. 200 and Midnight Run Sled Dog Races, to be held Friday, Feb. 15.

Thursday, Feb. 14

  • 10:30 p.m. – Washington Street from Front Street to Lakeshore Boulevard

Friday, Feb. 15

  • 7 a.m. – Washington Street from Front Street to Sixth Street.
  • 9 a.m. – Fifth Street from Bluff Street to Washington Street.
  • 9 a.m. – Fourth Street from Spring Street to Bluff Street
  • 1 p.m. – Lakeshore Boulevard from Mattson Park to Baraga Avenue
  • 5 p.m. – Lakeshore Boulevard from Baraga Avenue to U.S. 41
  • 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. – The northbound lane of S. Lake Street from U.S. 41 to Hampton Street
  • 5:15 p.m. – Front Street from Baraga Avenue to Bluff Street
  • 5:45 p.m. – Third Street from Spring Street to Bluff Street

The detour route will use Baraga Avenue, Seventh Street and Bluff Street. Unless otherwise noted, the street closures will remain in effect until 2 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16.

Pedestrian access will be allowed all days throughout all the street closure areas.

City offices closed Feb. 18

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, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents’ Day.
Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time.

Arts and Culture meeting canceled

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 7 has been cancelled due to a lack of new business items. The next meeting is scheduled for March 7.
All meetings take place in the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.
Please call 228-0472 or email arts-culture@marquettemi.gov for more information.

City Manager offers community office hours

Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday,
Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Dandelion Cottage room, located on the first floor off of the Huron Mountain Gallery 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.

MarquetteMI.Gov

On behalf of the City, the Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) applied for, and was awarded, a $2.5M grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for the Lakeshore Boulevard Reconstruction Project.

The Marquette Lakeshore Restoration grant is funded through the National Coastal Resiliency Program administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Although 35 coastal resiliency projects were funded nationally, only two projects were located on the Great Lakes (see map). If the project is approved by the City Commission, the City will be required to provide a local match of $3M. The SWP will also provide $50,000 in match funds.

There will be a public information session on this topic held on April 3rd in the Citizens' Forum room at Lakeview Arena. More information can be found at: www.marquettemi.gov/lakeshoreblvd/
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The City of Marquette is accepting applications for seasonal employment for Tourist Park Attendant. Testing will be required for some positions. Position starting and ending dates are variable. Applications and complete job descriptions are available in the Human Resources Office, 300 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, Michigan 49855 or online.

www.marquettemi.gov/departments/administrative-services/human-resources/
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City staff will be conducting an April 3 informational session, aimed at educating the public about the proposed Lakeshore Boulevard project.

The forum is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. on April 3 in the Citizens’ Forum room in Lakeview Arena, located at 401 E. Fair Ave. in Marquette. This session will include an explanation of the project by City staff and will provide an opportunity for residents to review the basics of the proposal.

For more information, please visit: www.marquettemi.gov/lakeshoreblvd
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City of Marquette - Municipal Government

The 36th Annual Pigs N Heat Charity Hockey Game benefiting the Marquette County Fire Relief Fund was played last night at
Lakeview Arena.
The Pigs came out on top by a score of 7- 4 over the Heat.

We would like to thank everyone for coming out and giving such tremendous support to both teams for such a worthy cause.
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The Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority has distributed the 2019 household hazardous waste (HHW) collection schedule. The HHW drop-off location in the City of Marquette will be at the Rubbish/Compost Site located at 1415 Pioneer Rd.

This is a free service provided to all Marquette County residents.
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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

 

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