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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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