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  • City Commission Special Meeting, Work Session Scheduled
  • There will be a work session and a special meeting of the Marquette City Commission on Monday, Aug. 3. Both will be held in Commission Chambers at City Hall, and both will be televised. The work session is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m., and the special meeting will start at 5 p.m.

    The purpose of the work session and meeting will be to discuss and consider approval of the DLP Marquette General Hospital, LLC* Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreement.
  • BZA Special Meeting Planned
  • The Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a special meeting on Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of City Hall to hear the following Class A Designation and one expansion requests:

    • 01-CAN-08-15 and 02-CAN-08-15 – 110 E. Arch Street (PIN: 0181800): Natale & Roger Zerbel

    • 03-CAN-08-15 – 301 W. Kaye Ave. (PIN: 0340190): McDonnell Family Trust and Helga McDonnell
  • Arts and Culture Advisory Committee Meeting Time Changed
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Advisory Committee meeting, which was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 5:30 p.m., will take place at an earlier time of 4 p.m. on the same day in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library, located at 217 N. Front St.

    Community members are invited to attend, and there is an opportunity for public comment. Please call 906-228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org for more information.
  • Blueberry Festival Approaching
  • The following streets will be closed to traffic on Friday, July 31 from 5 a.m. until 9 p.m. for the 14th annual Blueberry Festival: Washington Street from Third Street to Front Street; Front Street from Washington Street to Spring Street.

    The following streets will be closed to through traffic: Front Street from Bluff Street to Washington Street; Main Street from Third Street to Front Street.

    Traffic will be detoured using Baraga Avenue and Third Street. To ensure no cars are parked in the event area and allow for vendor set-up Friday morning, parking will be prohibited on the 100 block of West Washington and the 100 and 200 blocks of South Front Street after 2 a.m. on Friday, July 31.
  • PWPL Work Session Scheduled
  • The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees will be meeting for a Special Work Session on Thursday, July 30 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library located at 217 N. Front Street, Marquette, Michigan 49855.

    The Purpose of this meeting is to discuss information related to the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Operating Budget for the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is open to the public.

    The Peter White Public Library will be open at 9 a.m. to allow the public to attend the meeting. Regular library operations will not begin until 10 a.m. Questions about the meeting can be referred to Pam Christensen, Library Director at (906) 226-4303.
  • DDA Special Meeting Scheduled
  • There will be a special meeting of the Marquette Downtown Development Authority (DDA) on Thursday, July 30 at 7:30 a.m. in the DDA offices located at 203 S. Front Street. The topic of the meeting is the 2016 fiscal year budget.
  • Recognition of Service
  • The City of Marquette would like to thank the following individuals for their service on volunteer advisory boards and committees: Jeff Nyquist, Aging Services Advisory Committee, 1/13/14 – 6/30/15; Stan Bigham, Aging Services Advisory Committee, 8/1/13 – 7/1/15; Heidi Gould, Peter White Public Library Board, 11/25/13 – 7/21/15.
  • State Tax Commission Conducting Assessments
  • The State Tax Commission (STC) has contracted with Tax Management Associates (TMA) to conduct an Audit of Minimum Assessing Requirements (AMAR) reviews statewide for any local unit that has not recently been reviewed. The County you reside in has been selected for the 2014/2015 audit. As part of the AMAR review, TMA will be conducting record card inspections on a sample of properties within your local assessing unit. TMA staff will be working in teams of two, and each team lead will be equipped with a State of Michigan Contractor ID badge which will be displayed at all times.

    TMA staff will not be required to enter the residence of a homeowner, but may interview the homeowner if they are home at the time of the inspection. Questions may be asked of the homeowner about some of the interior features of the home.

    For more information, and to review a list of frequently asked questions, please click here.
  • Marina Boat Launch Closing for Construction
  • Effective Monday, July 27 the Upper Harbor Presque Isle Marina boat launch will be closed for construction of the new launch and parking lot. The launch will be closed until the completion of the project. The project is anticipated to be complete in late September. During this time anyone wishing to launch on Lake Superior in Marquette should use the launch at the Cinder Pond Marina in Lower Harbor.

    This project is funded through a grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Waterways Commission with a 50 percent City match.
  • Holiday Art Sale Applications Available
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its 2015 Holiday Art Sale, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This holiday sale is open to all media: painting, photography, fibers, glass, jewelry, metals, wearable art, etc. Artwork for sale must be made by the artist. This is a juried show that will not accept any kit, import, country craft or resale items. Applications are available online or can be picked up at the MACC, located at 217 N Front Street in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.

    For more information, click here.
  • Main Flushing Begins in Mountain Tank District
  • Beginning Wednesday, July 22, the City of Marquette Water Department will be flushing water mains in the Mountain Tank Pressure District until approximately Monday, August 31. Mountain Tank Pressure District includes residents south of Baraga Avenue and west of U.S. 41. Residents may experience cloudy water and minimal water disruptions during this time. Please let the water run until it is clear prior to usage.
  • MFD to 'Fill the Boot' This Friday, Saturday
  • The City of Marquette Fire Department will be participating in the annual “Fill the Boot” fundraising drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

    Firemen will be raising funds at the following days and times in the following street intersections:

    Friday, July 24, 2 to 6 p.m.
    McClellan and Cleveland Avenues
    Third Street and Hewitt Avenue
    Front and Washington Streets

    Saturday, July 25, 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Third Street and Hewitt Avenue
    Front and Washington Street
    Fair Avenue and Pine Street

    These street intersections will be open to traffic and drivers are asked to exercise caution.
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