Cliff’s Shaft Mine Museum to open for the 2023 Season on Friday, May 26th
May 26, 2023
CLIFFS SHAFT MINE MUSEUM TO OPEN FOR 2023 SEASON
Ishpeming MI – The Board of Directors of Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum are pleased to announce the opening of the museum to the public for 2023. “Our tour season will kick off with full, guided tours to take place on Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 26 & Saturday May 27”, says Robert Clark, president of the museum. The regular season will resume May 30 through September 30, 2023, Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm. Hour long, guided tours will run at 10:30am, 11:45am, 1:00pm, and 2:15pm. The annual fall festival is also being planned for September.
The working forge will be fired up with David Arbelius, our resident blacksmith, at the anvil with his handmade wares for sale. A variety of products, including local food items, will be available in our gift shop along with many popular books, rocks, apparel, toys, and souvenirs. Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum is located at 501 W. Euclid Street in Ishpeming, Michigan. For further information, please see our Facebook page, cliffsshaftminemuseum.com, or call the museum at (906) 485-1882.
COMPOST AVAILABLE AT THE ISHPEMING AREA WASTEWATER FACILITY
May 22, 2023
ISHPEMING AREA WASTEWATER FACILITY
IS SELLING EPA CLASS “A” EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY COMPOST
Hours: Monday -Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
$20.00 per load (approx. 1.5 yards)
Class “A” Exceptional Quality compost is approved for any use.
Questions call 906-486-4391
NOTICE OF PROJECT PLAN PUBLIC HEARING – WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT
May 18, 2023
NOTICE OF PROJECT PLAN PUBLIC HEARING
The City of Ishpeming will hold a public hearing on the proposed Water System Improvements project for the purpose of receiving comments from interested persons.
The hearing will be held at 5:00 p.m. on May 30th at the following location: City of Ishpeming Council Chambers located at 100 E Division Street, Ishpeming, MI 49849.
The purpose of the proposed project is the removal and replacement of aged and failing water infrastructure located within the City of Ishpeming.
Project construction will involve the removal and replacement of aged and undersized water main, lead/galvanized water services, looping of dead end water main, upgrades to the water tank, and associated appurtenances.
Impacts of the proposed project include the increased reliability of the water system.
The proposed project cost is estimated at $20,000,000.
Copies of the plan detailing the proposed project are available for inspection at the following location(s):
The City of Ishpeming located at 100 E Division Street, Ishpeming, MI 49849
UP Engineers & Architects, Inc located at 424 S Pine Street, Ishpeming, MI 49849
Written comments received before the hearing record is closed on May 30, 2023, will receive responses in the final project plan. Written comments should be sent to: email@example.com
Link to Draft Plan: Ishpeming DWRF 2023.pdf
Beautification Committee is seeking volunteers for the 2023 season
May 4, 2023
City of Ishpeming
is seeking volunteers for the 2023 season
The City of Ishpeming Beautification Committee needs volunteers, to either adopt some new City garden areas or to assist with locations that are already established.
If you are interested or know of friend, family member that might be interested in helping with the beautification effort in Ishpeming, please contact Cathy Smith at Ishpeming City Hall (485-1091, Ext. 203) and She will get you on the master list. It is exciting to share the joy of gardening and seeing our city bloom! Year after year our volunteers’ contributions are witnessed and appreciated by thousands of residents and visitors.
Questions directly related to beautification and the various gardens can be directed to Linda Andriacchi our Master Gardener at 486-4457 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ishpeming Downtown Development Authority will purchase flowers and any needed supplies to keep all of these areas looking great all year long.
PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING!
CITY RESPONDS TO SINKHOLE NEAR ABANDONED MINE SHAFT ON APRIL 13, 2023
April 13, 2023
Ishpeming, Mich., April 13, 2023 – An abandoned mine shaft within the City of Ishpeming experienced a shift in the mine’s fill material early on April 13, 2023, causing a sinkhole to appear at the surface. We are glad to share that no injuries occurred and no city services were interrupted.
There is a road closure following this event, on Bluff Street. However, access to residential homes in the area has not been affected. Please respect the roadway closure, indicated with clear signage and barricades, until further notice.
Temporary Road Closure: A portion of Bluff Street including the intersection of Bluff and Jasper Streets and approximately 200 yards east. Residents along Bluff must travel east to Main or South Pines for access/egress during the closure.
The work crews will access from Jasper Street and are requesting residents travel with caution as increased trucks and operators will be operating in the area. Please drive slow and be watchful for this additional traffic from the work site.
At this time, there are no interruptions to any utility services for any residential or commercial customers in the City of Ishpeming.
- Public water service was shut-off to the site, without impact to residential or commercial customers
- There are no sewer or storm sewer utilities in the affected area
- Aerial power lines are about 50 yards north if the site and are unaffected
Officials at the City of Ishpeming praise the quick response by Ishpeming Police and Public Works, and the County Mine Inspector. The City of Ishpeming urges unauthorized personnel to stay away from the site until further notice.
The City of Ishpeming is located in Marquette County in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is home to about 6,600 residents. Boasting a rich mining heritage, creative small businesses, hundreds of miles of trails and many outdoor amenities, and a community-centric culture, Ishpeming is a wonderful place to live, work, and play. During 2023, Ishpeming is proud to celebrate its sesquicentennial birthday, honoring the past 150 years and looking ahead to a bright future. To learn more about Ishpeming, visit https://ishpemingcity.org/.
Adela Piper, Siren for City of Ishpeming
email@example.com // 586.212.4792
Accepting Application for Election Workers
January 31, 2023
The City of Ishpeming is always looking for persons interested in working as Precinct Inspectors for City Elections. Inspectors duties include, but are not limited to opening and closing the polls, assisting voters to exercise their right to vote, issuing ballots, tabulating results and preparing required documents.
Precinct Inspectors receive two hours of required training. Wage is $12.00 per hour.
A registered voter interested in serving as a Precinct Inspector can obtain an application at Ishpeming City Hall, 100 E. Division Street, Ishpeming or by clicking here to access the State of Michigan website to print an application.
WINTER PARKING BAN EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1ST THROUGH APRIL 30TH
October 25, 2022
CITY OF ISHPEMING WINTER PARKING BAN
The Ishpeming City Winter Parking Ban (Ordinance No. 5-1200) goes into effect November 1st and runs until April 30th. Times for the parking ban are as follows:
- Residential Streets: 1:00 AM – 6:00 AM
- Downtown Streets: 2:00 AM – 6:00 AM
Parking permits can be purchased at City Hall. Permits cost $25.00/month.
To view the ordinance which regulates overnight parking, please follow the link below:
NOTICE OF TRAFFIC PATTERN CHANGE: MAIN STREET FROM CANDA STREET TO EUCLID STREET
September 12, 2022
For More Information:
City Manager’s Office /485-1091 ext 203/204 / Citymanager@ishpemingcity.org
Notice Traffic Change – Main Street
The City of Ishpeming will be changing the Traffic Pattern on Main Street between Canda and Euclid from One-way to Two-way beginning October 3, 2022.
What people can expect to see with the change:
- Northbound traffic will Yield to Euclid
- Parking will be in opposite directions (no changes to the number of parking spaces).
- A yellow line will separate directional traffic (North and South)
- Removal of One-way signs within the new Two-way zone
Traffic from Empire to Euclid will remain One-way on Main Street.
City Board and Commission Vacancies
August 10, 2022
CURRENT BOARD AND COMMISSION VACANCIES
The following Boards or Commissions have vacancies:
- Housing Appeals Board – One Vacancy
- Zoning Board of Appeals – One Vacancy (Alternate Board Member)
- Compensation Commission – One Vacancy
Notice of Outside Dial and/or Water Meter Installations at City Residences
May 3, 2022
CITY OF ISHPEMING PUBLIC NOTICE
WHAT TO EXPECT:
The City is going to begin converting to a Radio Read System for our Utility Billing as of Monday, August 31, 2020. If you currently have a Sensus Meter installed, you will now have the radio read box installed on the outside of your house by our Public Works Department.
There is no need for you to be home, as the required work will be done on the outside of the house. We just wanted to make you aware of the work that will be going on in your neighborhood.
If you have any questions, please call (906) 485-1091 ext. 207 or Public Works (906) 486-9371
Thank you for your cooperation!