News Headlines and Public Service Announcements
  • Sister City Host Families Needed
  • The Marquette Sister City Program in conjunction with the Sister City Advisory Committee is looking for 10 interested area families to host delegates from our Sister City, Higashiomi, Japan this summer. The delegates will arrive on July 23, 2014 and depart on August 4, 2014.
  • Spring Brush/Leaf Collection
  • The spring brush and leaf collection dates have not been set at this time. Earliest anticipated dates for curb side collection will be approximately mid-May. Once the dates have been determined, a complete schedule will be published in the Mining Journal as well as released to the local media, City of Marquette website and Channel 21.
  • Board of Review Special Meeting
  • There will be a special meeting of the City of Marquette Board of Review on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 102A located at 300 W. Baraga Ave. The topic of the special meeting will be the new City Charter strategic plan requirement of a committee report.
  • Park Cemetery Spring Item Removal
  • The City of Marquette is announcing that all Park Cemetery winter gravesite decorations must be removed before Monday, May 5th, 2014. After May 5th, City crews will begin spring cleanup of the cemetery grounds and will dispose of such items left at gravesites.
  • Police-Fire Pension Board Meeting Rescheduled
  • The regular meeting of the Fire & Police Pension Board scheduled for Tuesday, April 22, 2014 was cancelled for lack of a quorum. The meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. in Room 103, City Hall.
  • Local Officers Compensation Commission Special Meeting
  • The Local Officers Compensation Commission will hold a special meeting on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at noon in Room 103 of City Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss strategic plans and objectives.
  • Governor's Emergency Declaration
  • In response to Marquette County’s April 2 request for a Governor’s Emergency Declaration and State Assistance, Governor Snyder this morning proclaimed a State of Emergency pursuant to his authority under the Michigan Constitution and Section 3 of the Emergency Management Act, 1976 Public Act 390, MCL 30.402. This declaration will expand the ability for the state to provide resources to assist with public safety and emergency response and will permit local units of government to apply for reimbursement for qualified expenses related to the response efforts. Read the full announcement here.
  • Water Freeze-Ups
  • 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.
  • City Let-Run Orders
  • 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.
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