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.

Opening Reception for Public Gallery Program Exhibits

On Thursday February 8th 6:00-8:00 p.m., the Peter White Public Library and the City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture will be hosting the opening receptions for the February/March exhibits of the Public Gallery Program. Light refreshments provided. Receptions are free and open to the public. Exhibits are accessible during regular Library hours and will be on display through March 30, 2024.

EXHIBITS:
Deo Gallery: U.P. Denizens and Debris, Michael Letts
Acrylic Monotype on Canvas. Artist Talk at 7:00 p.m.

Huron Mountain Club Gallery: FOCUS, Maarten Vermaat
Portrait Photography. Artist Talk at 6:30 p.
m.

Receptions are generously made possible by Friends of PWPL. The Huron Mountain Club Gallery is located on the main level of PWPL. The Deo Gallery is located in the lower level of the PWPL in the City’s Arts & Culture Center; it is supported by the Lake Superior Art Association.

More information about the Public Gallery Program and current exhibits can be found on www.mqtcompass.com/public-gallery-program/

Request for Proposals for Presque Isle Bandshell Project

The City of Marquette is seeking proposals from qualified firms to design and oversee the construction of a new bandshell, generously funded by the Hirvonen Foundation. The Peg Hirvonen Bandshell, named in honor of Peg Hirvonen's passion for music and philanthropy, is set to replace the decommissioned Presque Isle Bandshell, originally constructed in the late 1930s.
This project aims to preserve the historical significance of the bandshell while introducing an updated amphitheater for enhanced form and function. The selected firm will collaborate closely with City Staff, boards, committees, and community stakeholders to create a design that aligns with the unique needs of users, visitors, and the Marquette community. Interested firms are invited to submit their proposals by 11:00 a.m. EST February 15, 2024. Detailed information on the Request for Proposals (RFP) can be found on the City of Marquette's Bids & Proposals page https://www.marquettemi.gov/departments/financial-services/bids-proposals-quotes/.


For inquiries and more information, please contact City Community Services Department Director, Jon Swenson at jswenson@marquettemi.gov or (906) 225-8593

Traffic Control Changes - West College Ave and Presque Isle Ave

The following traffic control changes have been made to the intersection of West College Avenue and Presque Isle Avenue intersection:

  1. The West College Avenue intersection is a two (2) way stop for eastbound and westbound traffic.
    • Stop signs have been placed at the intersection of College and Presque Isle Avenue for eastbound and westbound traffic.
    • The traffic signal lights have been reset to flash “red” for eastbound and westbound traffic on College Avenue.
  2. The traffic signal lights have been reset to flash “yellow” for northbound and southbound traffic on Presque Isle Avenue.

This traffic control change will continue until a reevaluation date is established upon receiving updated development plans for the area.

Promotional Fund and Discount Fee Waiver Applications

The City of Marquette provides under City Code, Chapter 2 Administration, Division 3 Finance, Public Relations; Section 2-522 Policies and Procedures a mechanism for community stakeholders to submit for waiver of City fees and/or in-kind services provided by the City and/or cash payments.   Requests for Promotional Funds may include grant funding, fee relief, provision of in-kind City services, cash or a combination of any or all of these items.

Applications for Fiscal Year 2024-2025, October 1, 2024 through September 30, 2025, must be received or postmarked by March 31, 2024.  Any applications received or postmarked after this date will NOT be eligible for consideration.  It is important to note all applications may not be funded.  Funding will depend upon City priorities and available dollarsApplications and information are available on the City website at www.marquettemi.gov or at the Community Services, Parks & Recreation office located in Lakeview Arena at 401 E. Fair Avenue, Marquette.  For any questions, please contact Community Service-Parks and Recreation Division at (906) 228-0460.

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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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