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  • OPENING OF PRESQUE ISLE AND CINDER POND BOAT LAUNCHES
  • Presque Isle and Cinder Pond Boat Launches will be open beginning Friday, April 24, 2015. However, the Presque Isle Marina and Cinder Pond Marina will remain closed until May 1, 2015. The City of Marquette requires all boaters to obtain a launch permit to launch a boat at City owned marinas. Seasonal launch permits are available for purchase at Lakeview Arena Parks and Recreation office, located at 401 E. Fair Ave., the City of Marquette’s Treasurer’s office located at 300 W. Baraga Ave., and Presque Isle and Cinder Pond Marina offices beginning May 1, 2015. The cost is $50 per seasonal launch permit, and $12 for an additional launch permit (restrictions apply). Daily launch permits are $5.00 and are available in the red launch boxes located at Presque Isle and Cinder Pond Marinas.
  • INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR HIGASHIOMI DELEGATION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
  • The Marquette Area Sister Cities Partnership in association with the City of Marquette will be sending a delegation to Higashiomi, Japan from October 22, 2015 to November 2, 2015. An informational meeting will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library located at 217 N. Front Street in Marquette.
  • WATER DEPARTMENT DISCONTINUES LET RUN
  • Beginning immediately, the City of Marquette is discontinuing the let run status for ALL City of Marquette residents. Please shut off your running water immediately.
  • GREAT LAKES RESTORATION INITIATIVE PROJECT
  • The City of Marquette in partnership with Superior Watershed Partnership is undertaking a storm water improvement project on the Lakeview Arena storm drain. The project is being funded through the Great Lakes Initiative Grant Program and is designed to improve the quality of storm water discharged into Lake Superior. During construction, parking access behind Lakeview Arena will be closed off. Please use caution while utilizing the facilities. The project is expected to be completed by June 1, 2015. Access will be available for the Hope Starts Here run scheduled for May 9, 2015.
  • BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS MAY MEETING CANCELLED
  • The Board of Zoning Appeals regular meeting on May 7, 2015 has been cancelled due to lack of agenda. The next scheduled meeting will be held on June 4, 2015.
  • FIRST THURSDAY SERIES PRESENTS: THE DAVE HARDIN BAND
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center presents The Dave Hardin Band on Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free concert held in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front Street, Marquette. This American Music group from Grand Rapids, plays a mix of blue grass, folk, country and hill music. The Dave Hardin Band has played all over the country for the last 25 years, opening for acts such as Willie Nelson and Poco. This trio is comprised of Dave Hardin on guitar and vocals, Lauran Hardin on accordion and vocals and Bob DeCocq on bass.
  • VOTE FOR SAULT STE. MARIE PULLAR STADIUM HOCKEYVILLE USA
  • Lakeview Arena was not selected for the final voting round in Kraft Hockeyville USA. However, the Pullar Stadium in Sault Ste. Marie was selected, and we are encouraging everyone to support this fellow Upper Peninsula community and their ice arena. The Pullar was the only ice arena selected in the state of Michigan and eligible voters may cast their votes for the second voting round starting April 21st. Please visit www.krafthockeyville.com for more information. Kraft Hockeyville USA is an annual event and we are also encouraging everyone to support Marquette's Lakeview Arena next season when the nomination period opens back up in 2016. The winning community will receive $150,000 for arena upgrades, the chance to host an NHL exhibition game, and the distinction of Hockeyville USA.
  • JUNE EXHIBITS: THURSDAY PAINTERS AND LINDA KING FERGUSON
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its June Lake Superior Art Association Gallery exhibition: Thursday Painters, titled “Sunrise, Sunset.” This exhibit will feature paintings in acrylics, oils and watercolors. The Thursday Painters group was organized over sixty years ago and current members are Marjorie Carlson, Esther Lepola, Shirley Michelson, Helen Steinhoff, and Betty Shirtz.
  • PETER WHITE PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING RESCHEDULED
  • The April meeting of the Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees meets in the Shiras Room of the library at 5:00PM.
  • SPRING YARD WASTE COLLECTION
  • The City of Marquette 2015 Spring Yard Waste and Brush Collection are scheduled to begin Monday, April 27, 2015. The week of April 27 to May 1 will be brush only collection. The weeks of May 4 to May 15 will be leaves, grass clippings and garden debris only. There will be a detailed schedule published in The Mining Journal on April 16, 19, and 22.
  • COMPOST SITE OPENING
  • The City of Marquette compost site is opening Monday, April 20, 2015 for the season. Hours of operation are Monday and Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The site will be closed Saturday, May 23 and Monday, May 25 for the holiday. Due to the closure of Lakeshore Blvd. an alternate route will be provided through the household rubbish site, located off of Wright St., between Presque Isle Ave. and Lakeshore Blvd.
  • MARQUETTE SENIOR CENTER TO OFFER COMPUTER CLASSES
  • The Marquette Senior Center is partnering with Peter White Public Library offering computer classes to area seniors. Classes will meet on Mondays in May from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in the computer lab on the second floor of Peter White Public Library. Topics are Computer Basics and Word Processing on May 4, Email Basics on May 11, and Internet Basics on May 18. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling the Marquette Senior Center at 228-0456.
  • HOUSEHOLD RUBBISH SITE OPENING
  • The City of Marquette household rubbish drop-off site, located off of Wright St. between Presque Isle Ave. and Lakeshore Blvd., will be opening on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 with hours of operation from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. An additional date has been added Saturday, May 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The regular schedule for the Household Rubbish drop-off site will be every Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and the second Saturday of the month, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visit our website at www.mqtcty.org for a complete listing of accepted material.
  • LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED
  • The Local Development Finance Authority Board will hold a regular meeting on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. in Marquette City Hall Room 103.
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