AARP ELECTRONIC TAX FILING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

The Marquette Senior Center will be hosting AARP Tax Assistance Clinics on Tuesdays and Fridays through April 7. If you need to file State and Federal Income Taxes, as well as the Homestead Property Tax Credit and/or the Home Heating Credit, AARP volunteers will be available (by appointment only) at the Marquette Senior Center. Please call 228-0456 to schedule an appointment.

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21st ANNUAL ARTS AWARDS: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The City of Marquette is welcoming citizens to nominate deserving members of the community to be considered for the 2017 Annual Arts Awards. These awards are offered to recognize and thank citizens who have demonstrated artistic excellence and/or have made significant contributions to awareness of arts in our community.

Nominations for the 21st Annual Art Awards are being accepted for the following categories: Arts Volunteer, Arts Activist, Arts Educator, Youth Award, Visual Artist, Performing Artist, Special Recognition, Community Arts Impact, Art Business Honor Roll, and Writer.

Nomination forms and criteria may be picked-up at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front Street, downloaded online at https://goo.gl/xMzuO5. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, March 17.

The Award recipients will be honored at a public ceremony in May. Please note that nominations for non-residents are welcome as long as the nominee has made contributions to the City of Marquette. A complete list of past award winners can be found at https://goo.gl/IhK6wU.

For more information, contact the MACC at arts-culture@mqtcty.org or by calling 906-228-0472.

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FEBRUARY SILVER SNOWSHOE EVENTS SCHEDULED

The Marquette Senior Center has scheduled several snowshoe events as part of their Silver Snowshoes in February. Area seniors are welcome to attend. Each event will last approximately 60-90 minutes. Beginners are always welcome.
Wednesday, Feb. 8 NEGAUNEE CAVINGGROUNDS 1 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 12 EBEN ICE CAVES 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 15 VELMETTI RESERVE 1 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 19 MAPLE LANE (Skandia) 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 22 ANDERSON LAKE (Gwinn) 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 1 COLLINSVILLE 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 5 LAKENENLAND 1 p.m.
To join the Silver Snowshoe outings or for more information and registration, call the Senior Center at 228-0456.

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STREET CLOSURES FOR THE ANNUAL NOQUEMANON SKI MARATHON

The following streets will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 3 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the Noquemanon Ski Marathon.

1. Hawley Street, from Presque Isle Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard.
2. Wright Street, from Presque Isle Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard.
3. Schneider Mill Court, from River Park Circle to end of Schneider Mill Court.
4. Powder Mill Road, from Wright Street to end of Powder Mill Road.

The detour route to access Lakeshore Boulevard from Hawley Street and Wright Street will be Presque Isle Avenue south to Fair Avenue, then Fair Avenue east to Lakeshore Boulevard.

Access to the Biolife Plasma Services will be available on Hawley Street from Lakeshore Boulevard.

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PUBLIC ART TASK FORCE MEETING SCHEDULED FOR JAN. 24

An additional Public Art Task Force meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 4:30 p.m. The Task Force will continue to discuss the draft of the Public Art Ordinance. This meeting will be held at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center located at 217 N. Front Street in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. Please call 228-0472 or email art-culture@mqtcty.org for more information.

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PART OF FISHER STREET CLOSED JAN. 23-27

Fisher Street will be closed between Seventh Street and Altamont Street from Monday through Friday, Jan. 23-27, from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. each day.

Traffic will be detoured to Rock Street with no parking allowed on Rock Street between Seventh and Altamont.

The closure is necessary for the BLP to perform work on Fisher Street.

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FEBRUARY EXHIBITS: V.I.P.S. AND JAMES KEAST

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its February LSAA Gallery exhibition by Lake Superior Art Association’s V.I.P.S. Artists including Chrys Levesque Hendrick, Gail Mahan, Julie Mowen, Diana Peterson, Susan Roubal, Charlice Stewart, Connie Tonkin and Michele Tuccini. V.I.P.S. stands for “Variety in Painting Styles.” These artists work in a variety of mediums including oil, watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink, mixed media, alcohol ink and collage.

The February SmallWorks Gallery will feature work by fairy tale and folk artist James Keast. A Marquette native, Keast was brought up in a large musical and artistic family. His family spent a lot of time outdoors hiking, fishing and camping and also had an appreciation for other people and their cultures. These influences can be seen in his work. Keast is self-taught and learns from studying other artists and reading. He worked for 10 years as a commercial artist in Southern California and he has also taught.

Both exhibits will be on display Feb. 1-25. There will be a combined artist reception on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. which coincides with Lake Superior Art Association’s Winter Charm reception at the Huron Mountain Club Gallery in the Peter White Public Library, and will included a living sculpture by TaMama Dance Company. The public is invited to attend both receptions. Refreshments will be provided.

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. For more information or questions, please contact 228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org.

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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 2017-2018, Oct. 1, 2017 through Sept. 30, 2018, must be received or postmarked byMarch 31, 2017. 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 dollars. Applications and information are available on the city website at www.mqtcty.org or at the Community Services office located in Lakeview Arena at 401 E. Fair Avenue, Marquette.

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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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