News Headlines and Public Service Announcements
  • Water main flushing to begin May 25
  • Beginning May 25 and continuing through July, the City Water Department will be flushing water mains. Residents may experience cloudy water and are asked to run water before using it.
  • Compost site closed for holiday
  • The City's compost drop-off site will be closed on May 28 and May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.
  • May 29 procession to take place
  • Beginning at noon Sunday, the Diocese of Marquette will host a Corpus Christi procession, which will begin at St. Michael's Church and proceed south on Fourth Street to St. Peter's Cathedral.
  • Public Art Task Force to meet
  • The Marquette Public Art Task Force will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 24 at 4 p.m.
  • City offices closed for holiday
  • City offices located in City Hall, Lakeview Arena and the Arts and Culture Center will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
  • Park summer hours begin May 23
  • The City's official park hours go into effect on Monday, May 23.
  • BLP offices closed for holiday
  • The Marquette Board of Light and Power Office will be closed Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day.
  • Planning Commission public forum scheduled
  • The City of Marquette Planning Commission has scheduled a public forum for 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25 at the Citizens Forum in Lakeview Arena. After 15 work sessions on the topic since last September, the Planning Commission will host a public forum Wednesday to share their ideas and gather more public input on how to appropriately regulate short-term and other rental properties in the city.
  • City Commission work session canceled
  • The Marquette City Commission work session scheduled for May 31 has been canceled.
  • DDA offices closed for a week
  • The Marquette Downtown Development Authority offices will be closed from May 23 through May 30.
  • June exhibits: Thursday Painters, Kathleen Conover
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center has announced its June exhibits.
  • BLP sets special meeting
  • The Marquette Board of Light and Power will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, May 17 to discuss and act upon proposed construction contracts.
  • AARP Smart Driving class scheduled
  • A two-part AARP Smart Driving class will take place in the Citizens Forum Room at Lakeview Arena, located at 401 E. Fair Ave., on May 24 and 25.
  • Legal presentation set at Senior Center
  • Attorney Joan Ball from Legal Services of Northern Michigan will present at the Marquette Senior Center on Friday, May 20. Legal Services of Northern Michigan is a non-profit organization that provides free legal advice and services seniors. Topics of the presentation will be estate planning, collections, and identity theft.
  • Reminder: Permits needed for ROW work
  • The City of Marquette Engineering Department would like to remind City of Marquette residents, community event organizers, business owners, contractors and developers that a Public Right of Way Work Permit is required whenever work or an activity is planned in a public right of way or City held public easement.
  • 100DayProject Completion Celebration scheduled
  • The third annual 100DayProject Completion Celebration event will be held on Saturday, May 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ore Dock Brewing Company in Marquette. The event will celebrate the creativity and work of this year’s participants. A virtual exhibit will also be shown. The public is invited to attend.
  • Commission work session canceled
  • The Marquette City Commission work session scheduled for Monday, May 9 at 5:15 p.m. in City Hall Room 103, regarding the Strategic Plan, has been canceled. The meeting has not been rescheduled at this time.
  • Manager to hold office hours
  • Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, May 11, 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.
  • Silver Sampler to continue this summer
  • In May of 2015, the Marquette Senior Center received a $26,000 grant from the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association to assist seniors 55 and over in the Marquette Senior Center service area to “sample” and explore the outdoor offerings and venues the city has to offer. This unique program has been aptly named the Silver Sampler.

    To learn more about the free programs being offered, click here.
  • Hope Starts Here Challenge Saturday
  • On Saturday, May 7, beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing through 1 p.m., the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center will be hosting the 9th 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.
  • Marinas opening for the season
  • The City marinas will be open as of Sunday, May 1.
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