News Headlines and Public Service Announcements
  • MBRA Special Meeting Scheduled for May 27
  • There will be a special meeting of the City of Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board at 8 a.m. on May 27 in Room 103 of Marquette City Hall (300 W. Baraga Ave.). The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Founders Landing Project.
  • Lakeshore Boulevard Reopens
  • Lakeshore Boulevard will be reopened to through traffic between Hawley Street and Fair Avenue, effective at noon on Friday, May 22.
  • Summer Park Hours Begin Friday
  • The City of Marquette’s official park hours go into effect on Friday, May 22. The City park hours are from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. There is no camping or overnight parking allowed in any City park. As of Friday, May 22, the road around Presque Isle will be closed for walking hours on the following days and times: Monday and Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Compost Site Closed Monday
  • The City of Marquette compost drop-off site located at the old Cliffs Dow site will be closed on Saturday, May 23 and Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. The site will reopen on Wednesday, May 27 from 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Rally for Respect Walk Scheduled
  • On Thursday, May 21, the Marquette Senior High School will be hosting a Rally for Respect Walk.

    The walk will begin at 3 p.m. and continue through approximately 4 p.m. The walk will begin at Marquette Senior High School, continue east on the sidewalk along College Avenue, then proceed south on the sidewalk on Third Street to the Marquette Commons.

    The walk will occur on City sidewalks and no City streets will be closed for this event, however motorists traveling in these areas are asked to be aware of walkers crossing streets.
  • Recognition of Volunteers
  • The City of Marquette would like to thank the following individuals for their service on volunteer advisory boards and committees: Lorraine Thoune, Aging Services Advisory Committee, 8/1/13 – 5/4/15; Natasha Koss, Sustainable Community Ad Hoc Committee, 9/30/13 – 5/14/15.
  • NEWSFLASH:2014 Annual Report of the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority
  • The Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority recently published their 2014 Annual Report. The document has been posted to the City website. The report can be found at the following link: *2014 Annual Report of the MCSWMA *
  • Temporary Traffic Disruptions Possible on Washington
  • Starting Tuesday, May 19 and continuing through Wednesday, May 27, traffic on Washington Street will be periodically stopped between Lincoln Avenue and Seventh Street to allow access for trucks working at the Liberty Way construction site.

    The hauling will occur during weekdays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Workers with flags will be posted on Washington Street to direct traffic and stop cars.

    Motorists traveling on Washington Street between Lincoln Avenue and Seventh Street are asked to obey workers and be prepared to stop.

    Similar work is expected to occur between June 1 and June 20 on the same weekday schedule and at the same times.
  • City Offices Closed for Memorial Day
  • City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue; 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 Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

    Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time.

    Following the Memorial Day holiday, City offices will begin summer hours, and will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Any questions can be directed to the City Manager’s Office at 228-0435.
  • BLP Offices Closed for Memorial Day
  • The Marquette Board of Light and Power Office will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. In the case of an emergency, call 228-0300.
  • Newsflash: BLP Audit, Annual Reliability Report Posted
  • The Marquette Board of Light and Power recently published the organization's Audited Financial Statements dated Sept. 30, 2014, as well as the BLP's 2014 Reliability Report.

    Both documents have been posted to the City website. They can be found at the following links:

    BLP Audited Financial Statements - Sep. 30, 2014
    BLP Reliability Report - 2014
  • Harlow Park Restroom Construction Set to Begin
  • Harlow Park restroom construction will begin Friday, May 15, with surveying, utility work and temporary site fencing. The project is anticipated to be completed this summer. In 2013, the City was awarded a grant through the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant program to build restrooms in Harlow and Williams parks. Please contact the Community Services Parks and Recreation office for further information at 228-0460.
  • Big Bay Relay Scheduled for Saturday
  • On Saturday, May 16, from 8 a.m. to approximately 10:30 a.m., the Annual Big Bay Relay will take place. The event will start at the Kaufman Sports Complex on Hawley Street and proceed along Hawley Street before going north on Marquette County Road 550. No City streets will be closed the this event, but the public is asked to use caution while driving in this area.
  • City Manager Office Hours Set for May 13
  • Marquette City Manager Bill Vajda will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.
  • 200 Block of Washington St. to Receive Improvements
  • The 200 block of West Washington Street will undergo an infrastructure repair and improvement project beginning Monday, May 4, 2015. The project will include complete removal and replacement of the curbing, removal of brick pavers, installation of stamped concrete, and the addition of street trees. Vehicular traffic will continue throughout the duration of the project, and pedestrian access will be maintained to businesses on both sides of the street to the greatest extent possible; however, no parking will be permitted on the 200 block of West Washington Street during this time. Additional parking is conveniently located in the Marquette Commons Parking Lot, with rear access available to many of the businesses within the project area. The south side of the street will be the first phase of the project, anticipated to be completed the third week of May; work will then shift to the north side of the street. The $201,402.25 project is expected to be completed the first week of June, weather permitting. Anyone who purchased personalized pavers in the mid-1980s, which are currently located within the existing brickwork on the 200 block, is welcome to contact the Marquette Downtown Development Authority office at 906-228-9475 to obtain their bricks. Requests must be received prior to May 22, 2015.
  • Bike to Work Month
  • The Marquette Downtown Development Authority (MDDA) is celebrating National Bike Month in Downtown Marquette. Established in 1956 and celebrated during the month of May, National Bike Month provides an opportunity to create awareness of the many benefits of bicycling and encourages more folks to give it a try. Whether you bike to work, school, or to explore your community, biking offers a way to preserve one's health and environment.
  • Hope Starts Here Challenge Scheduled for May 9
  • On Saturday, May 9, beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing through 1 p.m., the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center will be hosting the 10th annual “Hope Starts Here Challenge.” Events will include 5k, 10k, and half marathon runs, a duathlon, and a family-friendly walk and bike ride on the multi-use path. For more information, click here.
  • Organic Waste Container Relocated
  • The City of Marquette organic waste recycling container at the Municipal Service Center, located at 850 W. Baraga Ave., have been relocated to the far west side of the parking lot along the fence line west of the fueling island. Materials can be placed in the green Waste Management container located along the fence line. Please use paper bags for delivery of items.
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