Due to new legislation from the Bureau of Elections, the regular Election Board meeting originally scheduled to be held on May 15, 2014 at 3 p.m. has been moved to April 24, 2014 at 3 p.m. in Commission Chambers.
Reminder: All refuse placed curbside for pickup must be in City approved prepaid bags. A prepaid bag may be placed in a covered garbage can for pickup, provided all refuse is contained by the prepaid bag and the bag is tied. All bags shall be tied and each filled bag shall not exceed 30 pounds. The property owner is responsible for damage to bags resulting from dogs, cats, rodents, birds, etc.
Beginning immediately the west bound lane of West Washington Street will be closed between McClellan Avenue and the Washington Street entrance of Shopko, due to a water main break. An updated Public Service Announcement will be sent out when the west bound lane of West Washington Street is reopening.
Beginning immediately Seventh Street will be closed between Fisher Street and U.S. 41 for a water main break. There is no access to Seventh St. from U.S. 41. An updated Public Service Announcement will be sent out when Seventh St. is reopening.
Frost levels are approaching depths that may affect water and sewer utilities. Information can be found on the City website. here for preventative measures and procedures should your service freeze. If you suspect your utilities are freezing, please contact the Department of Public Works at 228-0444 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. During after hours or weekends, please contact 228-0488. It is recommended to keep a few jugs of water, suitable for drinking, as well as a bucket of water for toiletry use should you experience a water freeze up. Any updates or additional information can be obtained through our City website as well as future Public Service Announcements.
Due to the deep frost levels, many residents in the City of Marquette were advised to let their water run to prevent water lines from freezing. If you were placed on a let-run, this is a reminder not to shut your water off. Although the air temperatures are warming up, the ground is still frozen and needs more time to thaw before the possibility of pipes freezing is eliminated. The City will notify these residents when the let-run advisory has been lifted. Any updates or additional information can be obtained through our City website as well as future Public Service Announcements.
City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue; the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Avenue; the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library); and the Municipal Service Center, 850 W. Baraga Avenue, will be closed on Friday, April 18th, in observance of Good Friday. Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time.
The City of Marquette has been named as a finalist for the 2014 All-America City Award. Marquette is the only Michigan municipality among this year’s 25 national finalists for the prestigious award. A local delegation has been invited to represent Marquette in Denver during June’s 65th annual All-America City Awards competition, wherein the 10 award winners will be determined.
On Monday, April 7, 2014 notices were mailed to taxpayers in the City of Marquette regarding an upcoming public hearing to consider expanding the boundaries of Marquette’s Local Development Finance Authority. For an explanation of the notice, please click here.