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  • Discount or Waiver of City Fees Application Due March 31
  • All applications for fee discount or waiver of City fees for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 (Oct. 1, 2015 through Sept. 30, 2016) must be received or postmarked by March 31, 2015 to be considered for next fiscal year. Any applications received or postmarked after this date will NOT be eligible for consideration. It is important to note all applications may not be funded. Funding will depend upon City priorities and available dollars.
  • Promotional Fund Applications Due March 31
  • Applications to be considered for promotional funds for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 (Oct. 1, 2015 through Sept. 30, 2016) must be received or postmarked by March 31, 2015 to be considered. Any applications received or postmarked after this date will NOT be eligible for consideration. It is important to note all applications may not be funded. Funding will depend upon City priorities and available dollars.
  • Harbor Advisory Special Meeting Scheduled
  • There will be a special meeting of the Harbor Advisory Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 5:15 p.m. in the Citizens Forum in Lakeview Arena located at 401 East Fair Avenue. The topic of the special meeting will be the Presque Isle Boat Launch Design Review.
  • Marquette Downtown Ski and Snowboard Rail Jam Call for Participants
  • MARQUETTE, MI - The streets of Downtown Marquette will be covered with snow February 21 as Range Bank and Ore Dock Brewing Company present the 3rd annual Downtown Showdown Rail Jam. The 100 and 200 blocks of North Front Street will serve as the location for the event, bringing the excitement of the ski hill to the historic streets of Downtown Marquette. Athletes will be able to participate in an Open Jam from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Those wishing to compete for up to $1,500 in cash prizes have the option to be part of the Ski Rail Jam at 6 p.m. or the Snowboard Rail Jam at 7 p.m., with Ski and Snowboard Finals held under the lights at 8 p.m.
  • Temporary Ice Rink Closure Scheduled
  • Due to on-site soil testing in the area the Baraga Street outdoor rink will be closed to the public beginning Monday, Feb. 2. The closure will last until all testing has been completed. An announcement will be sent out as soon as the ice rink is reopened to the public.
  • Housing Commission Special Meetings Set
  • There will be a special board meeting of the Marquette Housing Commission on Friday, Jan. 30 at noon in the Marquette Housing Commission Conference Room located at 316 Pine Street. The purpose of the meeting is for personnel issues.

    Also, there will be a special board meeting of the Marquette Housing Commission on Friday, Feb. 6 at noon in the Marquette Housing Commission Conference Room located at 316 Pine Street. The purpose of the meeting is for personnel issues.
  • Marquette Downtown Ski and Snowboard Rail Jam Call for Participants
  • MARQUETTE, MI - The streets of Downtown Marquette will be covered with snow February 21 as Range Bank and Ore Dock Brewing Company present the 3rd annual Downtown Showdown Rail Jam. The 100 and 200 blocks of North Front Street will serve as the location for the event, bringing the excitement of the ski hill to the historic streets of Downtown Marquette. Athletes will be able to participate in an Open Jam from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Those wishing to compete for up to $1,500 in cash prizes have the option to be part of the Ski Rail Jam at 6 p.m. or the Snowboard Rail Jam at 7 p.m., with Ski and Snowboard Finals held under the lights at 8 p.m.
  • LDFA Board Special Meeting
  • The Local Development Finance Authority Board will hold a special meeting on Monday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. in City Hall Room 103. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss membership for the SmartZone Board with appointments possible.
  • NEWSFLASH: Mining Focus Groups in Marquette County
  • Focus groups are being held across Marquette and Baraga counties to access community members' views on mining in the area. These groups include, but are not limited to, groups interested in environmental monitoring, business, community health, labor, recreation, infrastructure, government and education. The public is invited to attend any of the following focus groups:
    Monday, January 26th from 6:30-7:30pm
    Ramamda of Marquette

    Tuesday, January 27th from 7-8pm
    Marquette Cinemas

    Wednesday, January 28th from 5-6pm
    Sawyer International Airport in the Airport Services Center

    Thursday, January 29th from 6-7pm
    Carnegie Library in Ishpeming

    Focus group participants are asked to engage in a respectful discussion about the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of mining in the Upper Peninsula. The study is being funded by Eagle Mine, LLC and the research is being conducted independently by two economists, Tawni Hunt Ferrarini and Marcelo Siles.

    Reports from the 2010 and 2012 focus groups can be found at http://miningandcommunities.blogspot.com.

    Although an RSVP is not required, it would be appreciated. To RSVP, email Hannah Lewis at hannah.kratzlewis@gmail.com.

  • NEWSFLASH: Counterfeit Money Warning
  • The Marquette Police Department is investigating reports of counterfeit money being used in the Marquette area. Most common are counterfeit $20 dollar bills with some counterfeit $5 dollar bills being reported as well. Local businesses and citizens are urged to inspect their money closely during cash transactions.
  • Snow Safety
  • With the winter season upon us, the City of Marquette is asking all residents to refrain from building tunnels or forts inside snow banks by the street. Snow banks near the road can be a dangerous area to play as plow drivers and snow removal crews may not be able to see children playing in the snow banks. In addition, snow removal operations may weaken the structure of the bank, increasing the chance of a cave in.
  • Regional Arts Alliance Meeting
  • The public is invited to attend a meeting of the creative leaders in Marquette County, on Tuesday Feb. 3, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front Street, in Marquette. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the development of a regional public-private-nonprofit alliance that fosters communication and collaboration across the arts, culture and creative sectors to increase the contribution and value of Marquette County's creative assets.
  • Aging Services Committee Rescheduled
  • The Aging Services Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Monday, Feb. 16 at 9 a.m. has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 9, at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held in the City Commission Chambers, located at 300 W. Baraga Avenue.
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