City of Marquette Fire Chief Tom Belt has announced plans to retire at the end of this year. He has 41 years in the fire service; the last 21 years as the Chief of the City of Marquette Fire Department.
“In the course of a long and fulfilling career, it has been an honor to have served Marquette’s residents,” Belt said. “I have been privileged to have worked with highly dedicated Commissioners, City Managers, Department Heads and Staff. I am particularly grateful for the distinction of having served with such a fine group of Firefighters both past and present. City residents can be justifiably proud of their Fire Department.”
The Marquette Fire Department’s Fire Inspector, Ian Davis, has been recommended to the City Manager to serve as Chief Belt’s successor.
The City of Marquette’s Lakeview Arena announces the following drop-in floor hockey cancellation due to the Marquette Marathon: Friday, Sept. 4 - Drop-in Floor Hockey - noon to 3 p.m.
Lakeview Arena will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday. The following cancellations result: Monday, Sept. 7 - Drop-in Pickle Ball - 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Monday, Sept. 7 - Drop-in Floor Hockey - noon to 3 p.m.
Please contact the Parks and Recreation office at Lakeview Arena for additional information at 228-0460.
The Local Development Finance Authority Board will hold a special meeting on Sept. 4 at 11 a.m. in City Hall Room 103. The purpose of the meeting will be to review and consider approving a SmartZone Services Agreement.
The City of Marquette COmpost drop-off site located at the old Cliffs Dow site, off of Lakeshore Boulevard, will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 5 and Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of Labor Day. The site will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 9 and hours are from 3 to 7 p.m.
Marquette City Manager Bill Vajda will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 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.
City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue; the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Avenue;
the Municipal Service Center, 850 W. Baraga Avenue; and the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library) will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of Labor Day. Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time. There will be no change in the garbage pickup schedule.
Following the Labor Day holiday, City Hall employees will begin their winter hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. These hours will remain in effect through next spring.
Meeske Avenue between West Ridge and Bancroft Street will be closed to thru traffic intermittently from Monday, Aug. 31, through Friday, Sept. 4, for water main repairs.
If you have any questions, please call 228-0444.
Beginning Monday, Aug. 31, various streets in the City of Marquette will experience traffic disruptions due to street milling and paving activities by Payne & Dolan, Inc.
The public is advised to be aware of all flagging, detours, advisory signing, and traffic control devices and to use caution when traveling through these areas. The contractor’s tentative schedule can be found here. Weather events may delay and change the dates.
The City's annual Trash to Treasure Day is scheduled for Sept. 12. On this day, residents are encouraged to place items that are clean and functional, yet unwanted, on the curb; those items are then available for other residents to repurpose or re-use.
For all the background on this year's Trash to Treasure Day, click here.
Beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, Smith Construction will
be removing partial sections of curbing and proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral excavations
along Jefferson Street, from Lincoln Avenue to the west end. This work is the prerequisite for
the curbing replacement and milling/overlaying for this street. This work will be done with
intermediate road closures and the public is urged to use extreme caution and follow all
warning signs, lane shifts, and other traffic control measures. The work is expected to last
through this week. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay
The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during this process.