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Road Closure – North Second Street

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🚧🚨A storm water pipe collapse has closed Second Street between High Street and North Street. Please avoid the area.🚨🚧

We will work to address this issue as quickly as possible, however the upcoming rain forecast may delay repair. We will provide an update once we have a more clear timeline.

 

Construction Updates: CWSRF Sewer Infrastructure Project

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Construction update for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Sewer Infrastructure Project.

Beginning May 20, Hemlock St. will be CLOSED from Hickory St. to Beech St. Construction is expected to last one week.

Beginning May 28, Miracle St. will be CLOSED from Beech St. to Walnut St. Construction is expected to last until June 5.

The map above shows where road closures will occur. Dates are subject to change due to digging conditions. As work progresses, more updates will be given on progress in current sites and where work will continue. 

 

 

Ishpeming Area Wastewater Treatment Authority Request for Qualifications for Engineering Services

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Click here to view the Request for Qualification for Engineering Services

 

Ishpeming achieves MEDC’s Redevelopment Ready Communities “Essentials” status

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Designation signals communities have identified redevelopment goals, created a master plan for the future 

LANSING, Mich., May 1, 2024 – For its efforts in establishing a more streamlined development process and overall community development vision, the City of Ishpeming achieved the Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) Essentials designation, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.

Redevelopment Ready Communities is a voluntary initiative which empowers communities to shape their future as they strive to become RRC Certified by building a foundation of planning, zoning, and economic development best practices and integrating them into their everyday functions and was launched statewide in 2013. RRC promotes communities to be development ready and competitive in today’s economy by actively engaging stakeholders and proactively planning, making them more attractive for projects that create places where people want to live, work, and invest.

Based on feedback from communities and other stakeholders, MEDC evolved the RRC toolkit in February 2021 to include two different designations: “Essentials” and “Certified.” Communities can now determine which path is most appropriate for their needs based on capacity, community goals, and other local factors. Reaching the RRC Essentials designation is a formal recognition that a community has a vision for the future and the fundamental practices in place to get there.

“We applaud the City of Ishpeming for achieving Essentials status,” said MEDC Senior Vice President of Economic Development Incentives and Services Michele Wildman. “Ishpeming has identified its desired direction for the future and has a plan to achieve its goals for the community. We look forward to building upon our relationship with the City and supporting its continued economic development efforts.”

To achieve the Essentials designation, Ishpeming worked to incorporate all the key documents and practices to provide a predictable development experience and meet local planning and zoning responsibilities under Michigan law. The City’s efforts have produced high-quality documents and processes that will continue to generate value. The City of Ishpeming has future plans to pursue full RRC Certification now that they have reached the Essentials designation.

“Reaching Essentials status under the MEDC Redevelopment Ready Communities Program is an accomplishment that everyone in the city of Ishpeming can be proud of,” said Ishpeming City Manager Craig Cugini. “Being a Redevelopment Ready Community will open up new funding avenues and allow us to continue improving our infrastructure and City services as well as highlight Ishpeming as the perfect place to live, work and play.”

Currently, the MEDC has 73 formally recognized Michigan communities in all corners of the state at the Certified level and 21 at the Essentials level. These communities have qualified as “thoroughly prepared” when it comes to planning and zoning, to remove traditional barriers and promote opportunities for prospective investors. To see the entire list of Redevelopment Ready Communities, visit here.

“The City Council, administration and countless stakeholders have been working tirelessly to update our planning and zoning policies, revitalize our downtown and develop best practices to spur economic growth,” said Ishpeming Mayor Jason Chapman. “Ishpeming’s status as a Essentials Redevelopment Ready Community will allow us to better attract and serve our businesses, stakeholders and residents.”

About Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business development, job awareness and community development with the focus on growing Michigan’s economy. For more information on the MEDC and our initiatives, visit. For Pure Michigan® tourism information, your trip begins at www.michigan.org. Join the conversation on: FacebookInstagramLinkedIn, and Twitter.

About Ishpeming
Nestled in the heart of Marquette County, the City of Ishpeming is a spirited community of approximately 6,600 residents over 9.2 square miles. Rooted in a proud mining heritage and fueled by the ingenuity of its small businesses, Ishpeming embodies a deep sense of community commitment and care. Residents and visitors alike enjoy a wealth of opportunities for leisure and well-being, with trails and outdoor amenities to explore as the birthplace of organized skiing. To learn more about Ishpeming, visit https://ishpemingcity.org/.

 

Marquette County Recreation Plan Update – County Wide Recreation Survey

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April 26, 2024

Re: Marquette County Recreation Plan 2025-2029

Marquette County Planning Division is beginning the process of updating the County Recreation Plan; these plans are updated every five years in order to maintain eligibility for various grant programs. Part of the process includes performing a countywide survey of recreation interests to assess recreation needs.

To participate in the County-wide survey click the link:  (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2PX9TSN)

The survey will close on June 30, 2024.

 

 

EGLE Finding of No Significant Impact: DWSRF Project-Water Main and Lead Service Line Replacement

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Click the link below to view the Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of 30-day public comment period for the City of Ishpeming Water Main and Lead Service Line Replacement Project.

2024-04-29_City of Ishpeming EA_7708_Ishpeming

 

Planning Commission Notice of Public Hearings: May 6, 2024

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF ISHPEMING PLANNING COMMISSION

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT ON MAY 06, 2024, AT 6:30 P.M., THE CITY OF ISHPEMING PLANNING COMMISSION WILL CONDUCT PUBLIC HEARINGS AT THE ISHPEMING CITY HALL, 100 E. DIVISION ST., ISHPEMING, MICHIGAN 49849 TELEPHONE (906) 485-1091 EXT. 206, TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING REQUESTS:

FOR (1) A REZONING (RZ 2024-02) FROM THE MR (MULTIPLE RESIDENTIAL) ZONING DISTRICT TO THE GR (GENERAL RESIDENTIAL) ZONING DISTRICT TO CORRECT A 1984 ZONING ERROR ON A PARCEL DESCRIBED AS:: U.S. STEEL CORP. ASSESSOR’S PLAT NO.1 OF THE HARD ORE EXTENSION: LOTS 39-66 & LOTS 68-72 AND THAT PART OF THE SW 1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF SECTION 10 T47N-R27W BEG. AT SE COR. OF LOT 68 OF THE US STEEL CORP ASSESSOR PLAT NO.1 OF THE HARD ORE EXTENSION: TH. S. 50′; TH. W. 149.29′; TH. S. 16.8′; TH. N. 76 DEG. W. 72.11′; TH N. 124.72′; TH S. 73 DEG E 74.51′; TH S. 49.82′; TH E. 216.61′ TO POB AND

(2) A CONDITIONAL USE (CU 2024-01) FOR A COMMUNITY GARDEN ON A LEASED PARCEL DESCRIBED AS: LOT 10 AND PART OF LOT 11 OF THE ASSESSOR’S PLAT OF THE NEBRASKA LOCATION WITH THAT PORTION OF LOT 11 FURTHER DESCRIBED AS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 11 OF THE ASSESSORS PLAT OF THE NEBRASKA LOCATION; THENCE S 02 DEG 03’00”W ALONG THE EAST LINE OF LOT 11 A DISTANCE 144.00’; THENCE S87 DEG 55’30”E ALONG SAID EAST LINE 100.00’; THENCE S02 DEG 04’30”W ALONG SAID EAST LINE A DISTANCE OF 343.60’ TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER THEREOF; THENCE N88 DEG 10’30”W ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 11 A DISTANCE OF 305.71’; THENCE N02 DEG 24’42”E 185.25’; THENCE S87 DEG 41’02”E 129.69’; THENCE N02 DEG 24’42”E 303.08’ TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 11; THENCE S87 DEG 55’30”E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 11 A DISTANCE OF 77.28’ TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

INFORMATION REGARDING THE ABOVE MAY BE REVIEWED AT THE ISHPEMING CITY HALL FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M. WEEKDAYS AND WRITTEN COMMENTS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL THE DATE OF THE HEARING. PUBLIC COMMENT CAN ALSO BE MADE AT THE PUBLIC HEARINGS.

 

City Board and Commission Vacancies

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The following Boards or Commissions have vacancies:

Housing Appeals Board – Two Vacancies
(One is an Alternate Board Member) 

Zoning Board of Appeals –  Two Vacancies
(one is an Alternate Board Member

Downtown Development Authority  – One Vacancy

Parks and Recreation Commission – One Vacancy

Cemetery Commission – One Vacancy

 

 

Construction to Begin on $16 Million Ishpeming Sewer Infrastructure Project

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Ishpeming, Mich., April 18, 2024 – The City of Ishpeming today announced construction is scheduled to begin on April 22, 2024 on a more than $16 million sewer infrastructure project. The Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) project construction will begin near the Marquette County Road Commission at the corner of North Second Avenue and Ash Street. Work will proceed to Ash Street, Hickory Street and Hemlock Street. Construction in these areas is anticipated to last 3-4 weeks.  

Residents should expect disruptions to traffic patterns during construction activities. Access to homes and businesses will be maintained throughout construction.

The CWSRF project, first announced in September 2023, will include a combination of several components of the City Sanitary Sewer Infrastructure including sewer main replacement, installation of a redundant main and necessary upgrades to lift stations to provide a long-term solution to its aging infrastructure.

As work progresses, key updates will be provided. While not anticipated to last this long, the funding timeline allows for the total project to be completed no later than December 31, 2026. 

“This project will update critical infrastructure which is more than 70 years old. Improvements will address many challenges facing our community,” said Ishpeming City Manager Craig Cugini. “Updating this aged system will provide long-lasting, reliable new systems using the most up-to-date materials and technology. These improvements are expected to reduce unnecessary strain on the treatment plant systems often occurring during high water events.”

The project includes $8.025 million in grant funding through the American Rescue Plan and an $8.025 million municipal bond from EGLE through federal Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) funding.

The full scope of this project includes approximately 25,000 feet of sewer main being replaced or rehabilitated. To mitigate community impact, the City will require that any roads undergoing work are repaved before winter, as well as ensure contractors adhere to the City’s “dig once” policy, allowing any other necessary underground work to be performed parallel to prevent cutting through pavement and dirt multiple times. “Dig once” benefits include long-term cost savings, efficient use of resources and reduced burden on residents near a work site. 

This project should make meaningful progress on outstanding infrastructure needs, including:

  • Installation of new PVC pipe via open cut throughout the city
  • Reinforcing existing pipes located in wetlands, the Carp River and other sewers where open cut is impractical
  • Backup generators and pump replacements for all eight lift stations
  • A new, 30-inch diameter Carp River sewer crossing installed via directional drilling that will provide a redundant crossing, which is critical in times of high water and heavy flow

The City has enrolled two companies that are either headquartered or located locally to assist with this undertaking. The contractor for the project is Payne and Dolan, which has an office in Ishpeming, and the engineer is U.P. Engineers and Architects, which is based in Ishpeming.

About Ishpeming

Nestled in the heart of Marquette County, the City of Ishpeming is a spirited community of approximately 6,600 residents over 9.2 square miles. Rooted in a proud mining heritage and fueled by the ingenuity of its small businesses, Ishpeming embodies a deep sense of community commitment and care. Residents and visitors alike enjoy a wealth of opportunities for leisure and well-being, with trails and outdoor amenities to explore as the birthplace of organized skiing. To learn more about Ishpeming, visit https://ishpemingcity.org/

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Ishpeming City Manager Office Hours April Recap

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Ishpeming City Manager Craig Cugini held open office hours on April 11, 2024 at the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library for residents to ask questions and have a floor for discussion.

There were about a dozen residents that shared feedback and discussed topics including happenings in the city, questions about the roundabout, strategy for economic development, snow plowing concerns, upcoming projects in the city, and more. 

If you were not able to attend on April 11, the details for the next City Manager Office Hours are as follows:

Wednesday, June 26 5:00pm-7:00pm
Ishpeming City Hall
Link to RSVP will be provided closer to the event date. Please check back.

 
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