News Headlines and Public Service Announcements
  • Portion of Baraga Avenue to close
  • Beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, Baraga Avenue will be closed from Seventh Street to a point 500 feet west, to allow for the reconstruction of the street and underground utilities. This is the third phase of the Local Streets portion of the Marquette Hospital Transportation Improvements Project. This phase is scheduled to be substantially complete by mid-August.
  • Library board meeting scheduled
  • The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. to review building plans for the property at 145 W. Ridge Street. The meeting is scheduled to take place in the Shiras Room at the library, located at 217 N. Front Street.
  • Scrap tire collection scheduled for Aug. 2
  • The City of Marquette has received a 2017 Scrap Tire Cleanup Program Grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The City has partnered with the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority (MCSWMA) for this collection. Representatives will collect tires and haul them to the landfill for processing. Community residents are welcome to bring their tires to Lakeview Arena, located at 401 East Fair Avenue, on Wednesday, Aug. 2, from 3 to 7 p.m.
  • July 24 DDA meeting scheduled
  • The Marquette Downtown Development Authority will hold a meeting on Monday, July 24, 2017 at noon in the DDA Offices, 203 South Front Street, Suite 1-B, Marquette, MI 49855 in order to prepare and adopt the 2018 Fiscal Year Budget for submission to the City Commission.
  • Street closings scheduled for Blueberry Festival
  • Some streets in the downtown area will be closed on Friday, July 28 for the 16th annual Blueberry Festival.
  • HAC meeting canceled
  • The Harbor Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for July 18 has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items.
  • PATF meetings scheduled
  • New parking meters installed downtown
  • New on-street parking meters are being installed curbside throughout Downtown Marquette, as the Downtown Development Authority begins implementing the next phase of its strategic parking management plan. The goal of effective parking management is to regulate parking spaces in a manner that ensures a percentage of spaces are available at any given time. Parking meters help to control turnover that is vital for maximizing the potential flow of customers to the downtown district’s retail, service, and dining establishments. For more information, click here.
  • Wright Street work continues
  • Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Sugarloaf Avenue between Clark Street and Wright Street and Tracy Avenue from Norwood Street to Wright Street will be closed to through traffic for Phase 2 reconstruction work. This is the second phase of eight phases. This phase is expected to last four weeks.
  • Wilson reconstruction begins
  • Beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 6, Wilson Street, between Grove Street and Forest Park Drive, will be closed to through traffic for Phase 1 reconstruction work. This is the first phase of three phases. This phase is expected to last three weeks.
  • Summer tax bills mailed June 30
  • Summer tax bills totaling approximately $31.2 million dollars will be mailed to Marquette City property owners on June 30. The due date for payment of City summer taxes is Sept. 14.
  • July Exhibits: Kathleen Mooney and Paula Kiesling
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its July LSAA Gallery exhibition: “Orkney Inspirations – Scotland” by Kathleen Mooney. Mooney’s paintings are exhibited in national and international art competitions, cultural centers and museums. The SmallWorks Gallery will also feature work by Paula Kiesling.
  • Land Development Code kick-off meeting scheduled
  • The City of Marquette Community Development Department, in conjunction with the Planning Commission and planning & zoning consultant McKenna Associates of Michigan, will host an open-house style kick-off meeting for the project of creating a Land Development Code for the City.
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