News Headlines and Public Service Announcements
  • Compost Site Closed for Labor Day
  • The City of Marquette Compost drop-off site located at the old Cliffs Dow site, off of Lakeshore Boulevard, will be closed on Saturday, August 30 and Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day. The site will reopen on Wednesday, September 3. Hours are 3 to 7 p.m.
  • End of Beach Season
  • Regular waterfront lifeguard service at Marquette’s beaches will terminate on Monday, September 1 at 7 p.m. The City beaches will be posted “no lifeguard on duty” on Tuesday, September 2. Depending on weather and personnel availability; lifeguards may be posted during September weekends. During the month of September the Marquette Fire Department will continue to post beachfront advisory flags, however the public is reminded that they enter the water at their own risk. The Marquette Fire Department urges the public to exercise caution and common sense in and around the beach areas. Beach flags are updated daily and can be viewed on the City’s website at www.mqtcty.org then click on the waterfront safety tab on the left.
  • Bluff Street Road Closure
  • Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Bluff Street will be closed to through traffic due to sanitary sewer lateral repairs. Bluff Street will be closed to through traffic intermittently from Seventh Street to Fourth Street. This road closure is anticipated to last two weeks. The public is advised to be aware of all flagging, detours, advisory signing and traffic control devices and to use caution when traveling through this area. Smith Construction, Inc. is the general subcontractor for this project. The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during the construction process.
  • Fair Avenue Street Closure
  • Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Fair Avenue will be closed to through traffic due to sanitary sewer lateral repairs. Fair Avenue will be closed to through traffic from Eighth Street to Northrop Street. This road closure is anticipated to last a week. The public is advised to be aware of all flagging, detours, advisory signing, and traffic control devices and to use caution when traveling through this area. Smith Construction, Inc. is the general subcontractor for this project. The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during the construction process.
  • City Hall Winter Hours to Begin
  • City Hall winter hours will begin on September 2. Offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The City police department is not affected by this change.
  • Offices Closed for Labor Day
  • City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue; the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Avenue; the Municipal Service Center, 850 W. Baraga Avenue; and the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library) will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of Labor Day. The Fire and Police Departments will remain open and staffed during this time. There will be no change in the garbage pickup schedule. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2, City Hall offices will resume open hours of 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. These hours will remain in effect through next spring.
  • Annual Marquette Marathon
  • The annual Marquette Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k and Kids’ Fun Run will be held August 29 and 30. The Friday, August 29 Kids’ Fun Run begins at 7 p.m. and the 5k race at 7:30 p.m. The Saturday, August 30 marathon and half marathon begin west of the City limits and enter the City on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. Runners are expected to arrive within the City limits at 8:30 a.m. and follow the Heritage trail to McClellan Avenue, then continue on the multi-use path to Lakeshore Boulevard.
  • Aging Services Advisory Committee Meeting Time Changed
  • The City of Marquette Aging Services Advisory Committee has changed its regular scheduled meeting time for the remaining of the 2014 calendar year. The meeting time is now 9:00 a.m. The meetings will be held in Room 103 of City Hall.
  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Special Meeting
  • The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board has scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Citizens Forum in Lakeview Arena located at 401 East Fair Avenue. The topic of the meeting is a potential summer dog park location and amenities.
  • Code Michigan Comes to Marquette
  • Software developers are invited to participate in the state’s Code Michigan event this October for an opportunity to build mobile and web applications and win cash prizes. “Code Michigan is an exciting opportunity for civic-minded developers and designers to help reinvent Michigan’s government by creating mobile and web apps for the public good,” said David Behen, director of the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) and state chief information officer. “I’m really looking forward to seeing what our competitors develop this year.” Code Michigan, a free “civic coding event, is scheduled to begin on Friday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. and run through Sunday, Oct. 5, at 5 p.m. at three locations across the state – at the Grand Circus in Detroit and The Stream Center in Newaygo in the Lower Peninsula, and on the campus of Northern Michigan University in Marquette in the Upper Peninsula.
  • Halloween Spectacle Volunteer Opportunities Available
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is proud to announce the third annual Halloween Spectacle, scheduled for Saturday, October 25, 2014. The City of Marquette and the Downtown Development Authority will host a large-scale community outdoor performance of giant puppetry, percussion and theatrical dance. The community is invited to create, build and perform in this year’s Spectacle. The MACC is looking for volunteers – individuals, groups, teams, organizations, co-workers, and families. If you or your group has an idea or want to take part in the Spectacle, contact the arts center, located at 217 N. Front Street in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. Needed are actors, musicians, set builders, stage managers, costume designers, make up artists and security personnel. All ages are encouraged. For additional information, please contact the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 906-228-0472, or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org.
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