Seasonal Presque Isle road now open

Effective immediately, City of Marquette has opened the seasonal drive around Presque Isle Park to patrons wishing to drive around the Island. Due to the Stay Home Stay Safe order all parks remain closed and the public is asked to remain in vehicles while visiting the park.

While the Stay Home Stay Safe order is in effect, the seasonal road will be open to vehicles from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Additional information will be available regarding returning to normal walking hours once Marquette parks reopen.

Manager Office Hours canceled for May

The Marquette City Manager’s community office hours scheduled for Wednesday, May 13, has been canceled. The next community office hours will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 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.

May 7 BZA Meeting: Participation Details

Due to current Executive Orders from the Office of the Governor, the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting will be held virtually with Board members and Staff attending remotely through Zoom video conferencing.

This meeting will be streamed on the City of Marquette YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/CityofMarquetteGov). Please note that the livestreams will have at least a 20 second delay.

Public Participation

There will be three options for public participation in this meeting: video conferencing, phone conferencing, or written comment. There will be three public comment periods for the meeting, one at the beginning, one during the variance request, and one at the end. Comments will be limited to three minutes and speakers must give their name and address.

Members of the public wishing to make a video comment will need to visit

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82073957998

Members of the public wishing to call in and make a comment over the phone will need to call 312-626- 6799 and enter the meeting ID (820 7395 7998).

When participating via video or phone conferencing, you will be placed into a virtual lobby/on-hold until the Public Comment portions of the meetings are reached. Once Public Comment begins, the Chair will go through each person waiting in the lobby one at a time and provide them with the opportunity to address the Board. It is recommended that participants follow the meeting on YouTube to know when the Public Comment portion is occurring and be ready to make their comment.

The video and phone conference lobby will open at 6:50 p.m. on May 7.

Written comments can be submitted by emailing alanders@marquettemi.gov. Written submissions will be accepted until 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 7.

May 5 PC Meeting: Participation Details

Due to current Executive Orders from the Office of the Governor, the May 5 Planning Commission meeting will be held virtually, with Commission members and Staff attending remotely through Zoom video conferencing.

This meeting will be streamed on the City of Marquette YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/CityofMarquetteGov). Please note that the livestreams will have at least a 20 second delay.

Public Participation

There will be three options for public participation in this meeting: video conferencing, phone conferencing, or written comment. There will be three public comment periods for the meeting, one at the beginning, one during the special land use request, and one at the end. Comments will be limited to three minutes and speakers must give their name and address.

Members of the public wishing to make a video comment will need to visit:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89937079955

Members of the public wishing to call in and make a comment over the phone will need to call 312-626- 6799 and enter the meeting ID (899 3707 9955).

When participating via video or phone conferencing, you will be placed into a virtual lobby/on-hold until the Public Comment portions of the meetings are reached. Once Public Comment begins, the Chair will go through each person waiting in the lobby one at a time and provide them with the opportunity to address the Commission. It is recommended that participants follow the meeting on YouTube to know when the Public Comment portion is occurring and be ready to make their comment. The video and phone conference lobby will open at 5:50 p.m. on May 5.

This meeting will not be streamed on the City of Marquette Channel 191 due to budget limitations.

Written comments can be submitted by emailing dstensaas@marquettemi.gov. Written submissions will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2020.

Curbside Brush, Leaf Pickup Postponed

Due to the weather and COVID-19 reduced staffing, curbside brush and compost pickup is postponed.

Brush collection will now be conducted May 18-22. The brush volume from each property is limited to one pickup load, a pile approximately 12’ x 6’ x 5’.

Crews will collect loose or brown bagged leaves May 26 – June 5. Street sweeping and sand pickup will be conducted during leaf collection dates for all residential routes. The City will not collect material after the last date listed for each route.

The composting drop-off site located at 1415 Pioneer Rd. is opening May 2 for the season. It is open Tuesdays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Any yard waste will be accepted but brush will be limited to one pickup load per day. “Solid Waste” fee payment on a City water bill and ID is required for admittance.

The Household Rubbish site will open April 27. Extra days have been added to the first three weeks to assist with spring cleaning, including Thursday, May 7 which was originally a Hazardous Waste Collection date.

Dates and the map of the City of Marquette’s curbside brush and leaf collection and compost and rubbish site opening can be found on the city website www.marquettemi.gov.

April 27 City Commission meeting: Participation Details

Due to Executive Order 2020-21 (and subsequesnt extensions), the April 27 City Commission meeting will be held virtually with City Commissioners and Staff attending remotely through Zoom video conferencing.

This meeting will be streamed on Channel 191 and on the City of Marquette YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/CityofMarquetteGov). Please note that the livestreams will have at least a 20 second delay.

Public Participation
There will be three options for public participation in this meeting: video conferencing, phone conferencing or written comment. There will be two public comment periods for the meeting, one at the beginning and one at the end. Comments will be limited to three minutes and speakers must give their name and address. Written comments will be limited to 500 words.

Members of the public wishing to make a video comment will need to visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85062271411 on a computer or smart device that has a camera.

Members of the public wishing to call in and make a comment over the phone will need to call 312-626- 6799 and enter the meeting ID (850 6227 1411).

When participating via video or phone conferencing, you will be placed into a virtual lobby/on-hold until the Public Comment portions of the meetings are reached. Once Public Comment begins, the Mayor will go through each person waiting in the lobby one at a time and provide them with the opportunity to address the Commission. It is recommended that participants follow the meeting on Channel 191 or YouTube to know when the Public Comment portion is occurring and be ready to make their comment.

The video and phone conference lobby will open at 5:50 p.m. on April 27.

Written comments can be submitted using the form at www.marquettemi.gov/publiccomment/ or directly to shobbins@marquettemi.gov. Written submissions will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Monday, April 27.

City Elections Board meeting set for April 23: Participation Details

The next regular meeting of the Marquette City Elections Board will be conducted remotely on Thursday, April 23.

This meeting will be held via Zoom and will begin at 3 p.m. and will also be live-streamed to the City’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/CityofMarquetteGov.

There will be three options for public participation in this meeting: video conferencing, phone conferencing or written comment. There will be two public comment periods for the meeting, one at the beginning and one at the end. Comments will be limited to three minutes and speakers must give their name and address. Written comments will be limited to 500 words.

Written comments can be submitted via email to clerk@marquettemi.gov, and will be accepted until noon on Thursday, April 23.

Members of the public wishing to make a video comment will need to visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89518060971 on a computer or smart device that has a camera.

Members of the public wishing to call in and make a comment over the phone will need to call 312-626- 6799 and enter the meeting ID (895 1806 0971).

The meeting is being held in order for the board to review and consider approval of the candidates for the City Commission and Board of Light Power seats that will be open in 2020.

REMINDER: Commission, BLP nominating petitions due Tuesday, April 21

Nominating petitions for those hoping to file as candidates for City Commission or Board of Light and Power must be returned to the City Clerk by 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Packets may be returned using the bill pay drop box at the southeast corner of City Hall, located at 300 W. Baraga Ave.

Residents looking to pick up a packet in advance of the deadline must call 225-8667 to determine how to best get the application materials in a timely manner.

At the time they are returned, these nominating petitions must be completed, notarized and paired with either the signatures of at least 25 registered City electors or with a non-refundable $100 payment.

April 21 PC meeting planned; public participation details

Due to Executive Order 2020-21, the April 21st Planning Commission meeting will be held virtually with Planning Commissioners and Staff attending remotely through Zoom video conferencing.

This meeting will be streamed on Channel 191 and on the City of Marquette YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/CityofMarquetteGov). Please note that the YouTube livestream will have at least a 20 second delay. The subject agenda materials are available online here: https://marquette.novusagenda.com/Agendapublic/

Public Participation

There will be three options for public participation in this meeting: video conferencing, phone conferencing or written comment. There will be two public comment periods for the meeting, one at the beginning and one at the end. Comments will be limited to three minutes and speakers must give their name and address. Written comments will be limited to 500 words.

Members of the public wishing to make a video comment will need to visit https://us04web.zoom.us/j/482141742 on a computer or smart device that has a camera.

Members of the public wishing to call in and make a comment over the phone will need to call 312-626- 6799 and enter the meeting ID (482 141 742).

When participating via video or phone conferencing, you will be placed into a virtual lobby/on-hold until the Public Comment portions of the meetings are reached. Once Public Comment begins, the Chair will go through each person waiting in the lobby one at a time and provide them with the opportunity to address the Commission. It is recommended that participants follow the meeting on Channel 191 or YouTube to know when the Public Comment portion is occurring and be ready to make their comment.

The video and phone conference lobby will open at 5:50 p.m. on April 21.

Written comments can be submitted using the form at www.marquettemi.gov/pcpubliccomment/ or directly to dstensaas@marquettemi.gov. Written submissions will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21st.

PWPL Zoom meeting scheduled for April 21

The Board of Trustees of the Peter White Public Library will hold a regularly- scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 21, at 5:00 pm. Because of social distancing guidelines, this meeting will be held virtually via Zoom.

This meeting is open to the public. Please log in to the meeting via Zoom. Meeting login information is available at our website: http://www.uproc.lib.mi.us/pwplinfo/

MarquetteMI.Gov

The Marquette Police Department would like to remind cititzens of the Fireworks ordinance adopted by the City of Marquette. See the attached ordinance below:

Sec. 26-88. - Fireworks.
(a)Purpose. An ordinance to provide for the regulation of the ignition, discharge and use of consumer fireworks, as allowed under the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act, MCL 28.451 et seq., as amended.(b)Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall be defined as follows:
APA Standard 87-1 means 2001 APA Standard 87-1, Standard for Construction and Approval for Transportation of Fireworks, Novelties, and Theatrical Pyrotechnics, published by the American Pyrotechnics Association of Bethesda, Maryland.

Consumer fireworks means fireworks devices that are designed to produce visible effects by combustion, that are required to comply with the construction, chemical composition, and labeling regulations promulgated by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission under 16 CFR Parts 1500 and 1507, and that are listed in APA Standard 87-1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, or 3.5. Consumer fireworks does not include low-impact fireworks.

Fireworks means any composition or device, except for a starting pistol, a flare gun, or a flare, designed for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, deflagration, or detonation. Fireworks consist of consumer fireworks, low-impact fireworks, articles pyrotechnic, display fireworks, and special effects.

Low-impact fireworks means ground and handheld sparkling devices as that phrase is defined under APA Standard 87-1, 3.1, 3.1.1.1 to 3.1.1.8, and 3.5.

Minor means an individual who is less than 18 years of age.

(c)Use of consumer fireworks prohibited.(1)A person shall not ignite, discharge, or use consumer fireworks at any time other than permitted hours, as listed below:

a.December 31: From 11:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.

b.January 1: From midnight until 1:00 a.m.

c.The Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Memorial Day: From 11 a.m. until 11:45 p.m. on each of those days.

d.June 29 to July 4: From 11:00 a.m. until 11:45 p.m. on each of those days.

e.July 5, if that date is a Friday or Saturday: From 11:00 a.m. until 11:45 p.m.f.The Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Labor Day: From 11:00 a.m. until 11:45 p.m. on each of those days.

(d)Safety. No person shall recklessly endanger the life, health, safety or well-being of any person by the ignition, discharge, or use of consumer fireworks.

(e)Use of alcohol or controlled substances and fireworks prohibited. No person shall discharge, ignite or use fireworks while under the influence of alcoholic liquor, a controlled substance, or a combination of alcoholic liquor and a controlled substance, consistent with the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act.

(f)Possession of consumer fireworks by minor prohibited. A minor shall not possess consumer fireworks. Consumer fireworks shall not be sold to a minor. Age verification shall be made by checking a driver's license or another form of acceptable identification, pursuant to the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act.

(g)Permissible locations. A person shall not ignite, discharge, or use consumer fireworks on public property, school property, church property, or the property of another person without express permission from that organization or person to use those fireworks on those premises at that time.

(h)Determination of violation; seizure. If a police officer determines that a violation of this section has occurred, the officer may seize the consumer fireworks as evidence of the violation.

(i)Violation and penalties.

(1)A violation of this section is a civil infraction punishable by a fine of $1,000.00 for each violation. In accordance with MCL 28.457

(3), $500.00 of this fine will be remitted to the Marquette City Police Department for enforcement of this section.

(2)In addition to a civil infraction, fines and penalties stated within the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act may be imposed.

(3)Following final disposition of a finding of responsibility for violating this section, the city may dispose of or destroy any consumer fireworks retained as evidence in that prosecution.
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Timeline PhotosThe physical Downtown Marquette Farmers Market will re-open Saturday, July 4th! Due to relaxed social distancing guidelines, we are thrilled to be able to take this step. We will be providing you with important information to ensure a safe re-opening over the next few weeks. The Online Marketplace has been a great success in providing local food to our community during a health crisis. We do plan to bring this valuable resource back as needed, and hopefully welcome it as part of our regular market season in the future.

An official press release will be issued next week with full details, but here are some of the main highlights for now:

🥕The last Online Marketplace pick up will be Saturday June 20.

🥕There will be no market Saturday June 27 as our staff and vendors prepare for this transition.

🥕Customer behavior and guidelines to ensure a safe shopping experience will be provided and shared with you shortly. There are social distancing guidelines and behaviors that our vendors and customers will be expected to follow. Stay tuned for information intended to ensure a safe shopping experience.

🥕The market experience will be different! Until further notice, music, special events and children’s activities will be suspended. There will also be no product sampling or cooking demonstrations for the time being.

🥕The number of vendors will be limited to allow proper social distancing. We will be sure to let you know what vendors are participating with the market each week.

We are incredibly grateful for your continued support of the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market and our local growers and producers. Thank you!💚🧡💛
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The 6/11 Arts and Culture Advisory Committee meeting is now live on YouTube.
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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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