Annual Turkey Run/Walk

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. the Marquette Senior High School will hold its annual 5K and 10K Turkey Trot Run/Walk. 

The 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 northerly along the path to Hawley Street, then east along the path to Lakeshore Boulevard, then northerly 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 but turn 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.

Dunleavy, Tom Class A 10-29-20 website

Thomas Dunleavy, Retirement

Fire Marshal Tom Dunleavy has retired as of July 4th. Tom was originally hired by the City of Marquette
as a Firefighter in June of 1994. He was promoted through the ranks of Relief Engineer, Engineer,
Sergeant and to his most recent position as Captain/Fire Inspector in 2016, renamed to Fire Marshal as
of Oct. 2020. Congratulations, Tom!

Kids Cove Inclusive Playground Community Input Opportunities

The City of Marquette, Community Services Department and Marquette Playgrounds For All committee, invite the community to participate in several public input sessions the week of May 17, 2021.  Sessions will be hosted by Sanders & Czapski Associates and partners Progressive A&E and Let Kids Play.  The public is encouraged to attend any or all the following opportunities:

Monday, May 17, 2021

   12:30-2:30 pm    Meet the Team, Imagine a New Playground

On-Site at Kids Cove Playground, Mattson Park

Meet the design team, Marquette Playgrounds For All and City Staff.  This informal session will provide an opportunity for the community and the design team to begin to imagine a new playground at the park.

     5:30-7:30 pm     Inclusive Design Presentation

        Lakeview Arena – Russell Arena (or Zoom)**

Mara Kaplan of Let Kids Play will present the background of inclusive design and play specific to playgrounds.

Tuesday May 18, 2021

   11:30-1:30 pm     Drop-In Design Day Workshop*

        Lakeview Arena – Russell Arena **

Poster examples of potential playground elements will be available and participants will vote for favorites using a cell phone app.

                5:30-7:30 pm     Design Presentation and Workshop*

       Lakeview Arena – Russell Arena (or Zoom) **

An interactive presentation and workshop on possible design aspects. Participants will vote for favorites using the cell phone app.  Middle school and high school students are welcome.

Individuals with disabilities are invited to request reasonable accommodations to attend these events.  To request accommodations please call Communities Services, 906-228-0460 by May 14, 2021 at noon.

*  All participants in the Tuesday events are encouraged to bring a picture of children who will use the new playground.  These will be incorporated into a collage at the end of the project.

** COVID-19 safety protocols for events at Lakeview Arena will require all attendees wear a mask and maintain at least 6 feet of distance.  Attendees will be limited to 100 persons.  Additional participation will be available via Zoom (link at kidscovemqt.com) and the cell phone app.

Kids Cove Inclusive Playground Community Input Opportunities

The City of Marquette, Community Services Department and Marquette Playgrounds For All committee, invite the community to participate in several public input sessions the week of May 17, 2021.  Sessions will be hosted by Sanders & Czapski Associates and partners Progressive A&E and Let Kids Play.  The public is encouraged to attend any or all the following opportunities:

Monday, May 17, 2021

   12:30-2:30 pm    Meet the Team, Imagine a New Playground

On-Site at Kids Cove Playground, Mattson Park

Meet the design team, Marquette Playgrounds For All and City Staff.  This informal session will provide an opportunity for the community and the design team to begin to imagine a new playground at the park.

     5:30-7:30 pm     Inclusive Design Presentation

        Lakeview Arena – Russell Arena (or Zoom)**

Mara Kaplan of Let Kids Play will present the background of inclusive design and play specific to playgrounds.

Tuesday May 18, 2021

   11:30-1:30 pm     Drop-In Design Day Workshop*

        Lakeview Arena – Russell Arena **

Poster examples of potential playground elements will be available and participants will vote for favorites using a cell phone app.

                5:30-7:30 pm     Design Presentation and Workshop*

       Lakeview Arena – Russell Arena (or Zoom) **

An interactive presentation and workshop on possible design aspects. Participants will vote for favorites using the cell phone app.  Middle school and high school students are welcome.

Individuals with disabilities are invited to request reasonable accommodations to attend these events.  To request accommodations please call Community Services, 906-228-0460 by May 14, 2021 at noon.

*  All participants in the Tuesday events are encouraged to bring a picture of children who will use the new playground.  These will be incorporated into a collage at the end of the project.

** COVID-19 safety protocols for events at Lakeview Arena will require all attendees wear a mask and maintain at least 6 feet of distance.  Attendees will be limited to 100 persons.  Additional participation will be available via Zoom (link at kidscovemqt.com) and the cell phone app.

Dec. 17 Harbor Advisory Committee Meeting Rescheduled: Participation Details

The City of Marquette Harbor Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for December 15 was cancelled due to lack of quorum.  The meeting is rescheduled for Thursday, December 17 at 5:15 PM.  This meeting will be held virtually with committee members and staff attending remotely through Zoom video conferencing.

Public Participation


There will be three options for public participation in this meeting: video conferencing, phone conferencing or written comment. There will be one public comment period during the meeting. 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/87656579214?pwd=UGtzMmRZNjNFamU2bDBMMXNoS3ZYQT09 on a computer or smart device that has a camera. Passcode: mqthac. 

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 (876 5657 9214).

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 committee. The video and phone conference lobby will open 10 minutes before the scheduled meeting start time.

Written comments can be submitted to Michael Anderson, Parks and Recreation Coordinator at mianderson@marquettemi.gov. Written submissions will be accepted until 4 p.m. on December 17, 2020.

Garbage and Recycle Cart Delivery Update

The garbage and recycle cart fall order has been delayed. The manufacturer is estimating a new delivery time of the end of February. Carts will show up on your curb and price adjustments to your utility bill will be made after the delivery.

We appreciate your patience.

City Work Share Program

The City of Marquette will be implementing a Work Share program as a first line counter to anticipated budget shortfalls. Michigan’s Work Share program allows employers to keep employees working with reduced hours, while employees collect partial unemployment benefits to make up a portion of the lost wages. For example, an employee working a 40-hour workweek will be furloughed for eight of the 40 hours, or 20% of the week. The employee will be paid 80% of their salary for the week and collect 20% of the Michigan unemployment benefit they qualify for. The maximum weekly unemployment benefit from the State of Michigan is based on an employee being paid $17/hour regularly who would be entitled to $364 weekly. Our City staff would see 20% of the $364 or $72 weekly. Currently, anyone receiving unemployment benefits due to COVID-19 are also eligible to receive the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation of $600 per week in addition to their Work Share benefit. The City will be filing for benefits for each affected employee and will handle recertifying benefits on a weekly basis.

Excluding emergency responders (Police and Fire), each department will be required to furlough all full-time employees one day a week. The furlough will be one day every week until July 31 and will start next week (June 15). The furlough day can be any day of the week, but departments will be required to remain available to the public for the normal work week. Furlough schedules will be at the discretion of the Department Head.

This action will potentially save the City an estimated $183,000 through the end of July and will be a tremendous help in overcoming the estimated budget shortfall of $1M in the current fiscal year alone.

Further Information:

Taxes will not be withheld from the unemployment benefit payments you receive. Depending on your individual tax situation, you may owe money for taxes for 2020. Please talk with your tax advisor and consider putting some money aside for this purpose.

Payment:

Payments will automatically be made to you via a Bank of America debit card unless you set up your direct deposit information with the Unemployment Insurance Administration (UIA). I would strongly recommend you go the direct deposit route. Instructions on how to do that are included in the attached guide. If you do not set up direct deposit, your benefits will be loaded on a Bank of America debit card. This is the default payment for your benefits and everyone will receive one of these cards; however, if you set up your direct deposit there will not be anything loaded onto it. Please be aware that there are fees for using the Bank of America debit card and it is highly recommended that you set up direct deposit.

Online Account Information:

When you create and log in to your UIA account online, the website will look the same as the regular unemployment landing page. Your weekly benefit amount for Michigan Unemployment will show, but the Federal benefit ($600) will not show until your claim has been certified by the City. There may be some other things you notice as well, feel free to reach out with questions, but just know that many of the links and things you see will be geared towards the typical unemployed person, not necessarily someone on the Work Share Program. You do not need to search for work at this time.

The attached guide explains how to set up an account and direct deposit. If you require assistance with this process, please make an appointment with me (shobbins@marquettemi.gov or 225-8104) and I will arrange a time to assist you.

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June 2 Planning Commission meeting: Public Participation

The June 2nd 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 YouTube livestream 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 public hearing 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/86327339644

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 (863 2733 9644).

The video and phone conference lobby will open at 5:50 p.m. on June 2nd, 2020. 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.

Written comments can be submitted by emailing dstensaas@marquettemi.gov. Written submissions will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020.

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