News Headlines and Public Service Announcements
  • ANNOUNCEMENT:Office Closing Announcement
  • The Marquette Board of Light and Power Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28, 2014 in observance of the the Thanksgiving Holiday.
  • ANNOUNCEMENT: Marquette Board of Light and Power Regular Board Meeting Change: Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 5:30pm
  • At the November 12, 2014 Regular Board Meeting, Marquette Board of Light and Power Board of Directors voted to change the Regular Board Meeting scheduled on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 to Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the MBLP's Main Office, 2200 Wright St., Marquette, MI 49855
  • ANNOUNCEMENT:SECTION OF LAKESHORE BOULEVARD TO REMAIN CLOSED
  • Lakeshore Boulevard between Wright Street and Hawley Street will remain closed until further notice. The road was closed during a Nov. 11 storm, which sent large waves and pieces of the shoreline rock barrier into the roadway. That closure was the third in nine weeks.
    • City staff has determined the shoreline revetment has been seriously degraded and compromised, and the road sub-surface and near-road shoreline has been seriously weakened and damaged;
    • Ongoing and anticipated winter weather conditions are expected to cause additional damage and impacts which will diminish the ability of the remaining barrier to protect the road;
    • Extensive flooding along Lakeshore Boulevard into adjoining areas has accelerated erosion, and is degrading groundwater and stormwater management
    The City has reached out to Federal, State, and local partners seeking emergency support, and is working towards prompt resolution.
  • ANNOUNCEMENT:PRESQUE ISLE PARK ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING LOCATION CHANGE
  • The Presque Isle Park Advisory Committee meeting scheduled in the Citizen’s Forum for Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m. has been relocated to be held in City Hall Room 103, located at 300 W. Baraga Avenue.
  • ANNOUNCEMENT:CITY OF MARQUETTE OFFICES CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
  • City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue; the Municipal Service Center, 850 W. Baraga Avenue; the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library); and Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Avenue, will be closed on Nov. 27 and 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works will remain fully operational during this time.
  • Recognition of Service
  • The City of Marquette would like to thank the following individuals for their service on volunteer advisory boards and committees: Michael Conley, Harbor Advisory Committee, 09/10/12–11/11/14; David Carlson, Peter White Public Library Board, 05/02/12–11/10/14; Peter Frazier, Presque Isle Park Advisory Committee, 01/25/10–11/16/14; and John DePetro, Traffic-Parking Advisory Board, 01/13/14–11/11/14.
  • MACC: Call to Artists
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is seeking instructors, musicians and artists interested in scheduling workshops, performances and exhibits for the 2015 Winter and Spring schedule.
  • UM-Dearborn’s iLabs’ eCities Research Recognizes Marquette for Developing a Positive Entrepreneurial Climate
  • Marquette has been recognized for its work to foster entrepreneurial growth and economic development in the annual eCities study conducted by researchers at iLabs, University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research. Marquette was honored as a four-star community along with 32 other communities across the state.
  • BLP Regular Board Meeting Date Change
  • At the November 12, 2014 Regular Board Meeting, Marquette Board of Light and Power Board of Directors voted to change the Regular Board Meeting scheduled on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 to Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the MBLP’s Main Office, 2200 Wright St., Marquette, Ml 49855.
  • Bagged Leaf Collection to Resume Friday
  • The bagged leaf collection will resume Friday, Nov. 14. Please have bags that were previously placed curbside removed from the snow bank and made visible. Bags not previously placed curbside may be placed curbside on the snow bank or driveway apron prior to Friday’s collection. This will conclude the City curbside collection for this year. The compost site will be made available for drop off of leaves and brush weather permitting. Hours and dates for drop off will be announced at a later date. Please note that the site will be open from the Wright Street entrance only for this extended drop off.
  • Curbside Refuse/Recyclable Collection
  • Waste Management will be continuing curbside refuse/recyclable collections as scheduled. They are asking to refrain from placing refuse/recyclables out until 7 p.m. tonight due to the heavy snow fall. Please place containers at the end of the driveway to allow visibility of the containers.
  • Cancelled: City Manager Office Hours
  • Community office hours with City Manager Bill Vajda on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. at the Peter White Public Library, have been cancelled. The next regular community office hours will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m.
  • Compost and Household Rubbish Site Closures
  • The City of Marquette household rubbish drop-off site, located off of Wright Street between Presque Isle Avenue and Lakeshore Boulevard, will be closed today due to inclement weather. Reopening of the site will occur in the spring of 2015, as weather permits. An announcement will be made in the spring. The City of Marquette compost drop-off site located at the old Cliffs Dow site, off of Lakeshore Boulevard, will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 12 due to inclement weather. Reopening of the site will be announced at a later date, weather permitting. A public service announcement will be issued to state if it will reopen this year or if it will be closed until spring.
  • Park Cemetery Closure
  • Beginning immediately, Park Cemetery will be closed until further notice, due to inclement weather.
  • Picnic Rocks Park Parking Lot Closure
  • Beginning immediately, the parking lot at Picnic Rock Park, located at the intersection of Fair Avenue and Lakeshore Boulevard, will be closed until further notice, due to inclement weather.
  • Bagged Leaf Collection Suspended
  • Effective Nov. 11, bagged leaf collection has been suspended due to the inclement weather. Notification will be sent out when the collection will resume.
  • Emergency Street Closures
  • Beginning immediately, Lakeshore Boulevard will be closed to through traffic, between Hawley Street and Fair Avenue due to inclement weather. Also, Wright Street will be closed to through traffic, between Lakeshore Boulevard and Presque Isle Avenue, and Pine Street will be closed to through traffic from Fair Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard. All street closures will remain in effect until further notice.
  • Mt. Marquette Road Closed for Season
  • Effective today, Nov. 10, the Mt. Marquette Road will be closed for the season.
  • Peter White Drive Closed for Season
  • Effective today, Nov. 10, Peter White Drive, the road around Presque Isle, will be closed for the season.
  • ANNOUNCEMENT: Grove Street Closure
  • Beginning at 8:00 a.m., Monday, November 10th, the 700 block of Grove Street will be closed to through traffic due to a water service line repair. The work is expected to be completed by 7:00 p.m. A detour will be provided.
  • NEWSFLASH: Marquette City Band
  • Marquette City Band 2014 Annual Report and Festival Program