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Ishpeming Cemetery Prepares for Winter

WHAT IS SMART 9-1-1 AND HOW TO SIGN UP

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Property Tax Lookup

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Property tax information may be accessed by clicking on the link. For the property tax owner, current tax information is available to view free of charge. For non-property tax owners, current tax information is available for a $2.00 fee per property as a single transaction using your credit card. Please note that this property tax database is not updated daily; therefore it may take several days for a payment to be reflected after property tax payments have been paid to the City of Ishpeming.

https://accessmygov.com/?uid=1479

 

Ishpeming Cemetery Prepares for Winter

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ISHPEMING CEMETERY PREPARES FOR WINTER

In order to prepare for winter, City officials ask lot owners to please remove all non-permanent objects (planters, decorations, benches, etc.) from their grave sites by November 1, 2018.  Items left at the site will be disposed of after that date.  Please call the Cemetery/Parks Office with any concerns you may have at 906-486-9371 or by emailing dpwclerk@ishpemingcity.org

 

WHAT IS SMART 9-1-1 AND HOW TO SIGN UP

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What is Smart 911?

Smart 9-1-1 is a service that allows residents to create a free Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 and first responders to have in the event of an emergency.  Then, when anyone in that household dials 9-1-1 from a phone associated with their Safety Profile, their profile is immediately displayed to the 9-1-1 call taker providing additional information that can be used to facilitate the proper response to the proper location.  At a time when seconds count, Smart 9-1-1 provides details that could impact response the second an emergency call is placed, which could be the difference between life and death.

How does Smart911 work?

You enter your information…..  9-1-1 sees information that is vital in an emergency!

How can I sign up?

You can sign up for Smart 9-1-1 at www.smart911.com and create a Safety Profile for your household to give 9-1-1 valuable information about yourself, family members, your home, pets and even vehicles that will display automatically on the 9-1-1 call taker’s screen when you make an emergency call.  It’s private and secure and you control what information is in your profile.  These details can save seconds or even minutes during an emergency.

 Sign up now!

 

Questions?
Call Gary Johnson, Manager, Central Dispatch, 906-475-9912 or Teresa Schwalbach, Emergency Management Program Coordinator, 906-475-1134.

Download the brochure!

Click here to view the County of Marquette Website

 

Water Project Street Paving Update

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The following message is from Aaron Carr of A. Lindberg and Sons:

Due to a dispute–now resolved– between MITA and the Operators union, there is a backlog of paving work. The backlog has impacted ALS’s ability to complete work in the City. Due to the uncertainty of paving subcontractors to complete work before winter, we have decided the best course of action is to hold off further excavation work on Washington Street until 2019. Work was originally scheduled and posted to begin Sept 4th in this area, this was also the day that MITA began their lockout of the Operators Union and we were informed by our Subcontractor that all paving schedules were suspended until further notice.

Unfortunately, further work now would risks Washington Street being in worse condition this winter and spring. The pulverized blacktop lane has the best chance at holding up and being maintained over the winter due to the undisturbed material and underlying roadbed. To dig in this area now will cause significantly increased hazards and maintenance to keep this area passable over winter. Additionally, construction would have also added numerous water service trenches cut across the other lane that would be extremely difficult to maintain and add hazards to city plows. This has been a very trying and difficult situation to manage.

The situation between MITA and the Operators has affected hundreds of different jobs across the state. It has forced us to change our approach to the end of this construction season with focus on attempting to limit the potential winter hazards for the City, its people, and this project. Many difficult decisions had to be made. Even with the call back to work as of Friday Sept 28th of operators across the state, the situation is beyond recovery due to the huge backlog of state and federal projects to catch up.

Our focus is now on quickly preparing work areas for safety during the approaching winter. We are hopeful to finish up the currently disturbed areas in the 8th edition as well as the Cleveland location and cover them with blacktop as soon as possible. Unfortunately, Washington Street as well as– potential some other areas– may be left without paving for the year. We are going to provide maintenance on all of these areas throughout the winter and spring and have since began a schedule of weekly attention the Washington Street area. If more than weekly is required it will be provided. Work will commence again on this area as soon as weather allows us in 2019.

 

RESIDENTS OF DUNCAN AND MATHER AVENUE WITH TEMPORARY WATER CONNECTIONS

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Attention residents of Duncan and Mather Ave. If you are still connected to a temporary water system it is advised that with falling temperatures that you please pay attention to the overnight low temperature forecast. If overnight lows drop to below 32 we are requesting that you leave a faucet run overnight to prevent freezing of you line. The water should be let run about the thickness of a pencil lead. The water used off of this temporary system is not metered and you will not be charged for the use of this let run advisory.

 

Project Empire Report from Beckett&Raeder

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NOTICE – USE OF FIREWORKS IN THE CITY

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AS PER THE MICHIGAN FIREWORKS SAFETY ACT (ACT 256 OF 2011)

USE OF FIREWORKS IN THE CITY OF ISHPEMING IS PERMITTED ON THE DAY PRECEDING THE FOURTH OF JULY, ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, AND THE DAY AFTER THE FOURTH OF JULY;

HOWEVER;

DISCHARGE OF FIREWORKS IS PROHIBITED BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 1:00 A.M. AND 8:00 A.M.

 

Screened Organic Compost available at the Ishpeming Area Waste Water Treatment Facility

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Ishpeming Area Waste Water Treatment Facility is Selling Exceptional Quality

Organic Compost (Screened). Meets all EPA and DEQ  Class “A” Standards to safely be

used in Vegetable gardens, Flower Beds, and Lawns. Tested and Certified!

$15.00/yard or $2.00/five gallon pail.

Open Monday thru Friday 8 am – 4 pm

Will Load your truck or trailer.

Any questions please call 486-4391

 

Kickoff Spring Clean Up on May 16th

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Carl Petersen, DPW Director, Mayor Pro Tem Justin Koski,
Councilman Karl Lehmann, Mayor Joe Juidici, and
Councilman Stuart Skauge.

 

REMINDER – Utility Rate Increase as of January 1, 2018

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REMINDER 

AS OF JANUARY 1, 2018 UTILITY RATES HAVE BEEN INCREASED.  

THE NEW MINIMUM BILL IS NOW $88.56 FOR 0-2500 GALLONS OF WATER AND SEWER USAGE.

 

 

Utility Bills – Temporary Extension Application and Hardship-Inability to Pay Application

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Temporary Extension Application and Hardship/Inability to Pay Application

Individuals unable to pay their City of Ishpeming utility bill in full by the designated due date can apply for the Temporary Extension Application (link below) to delay payment up to 2 weeks from the billing due date.

City of Ishpeming Temporary Extension Application

Individuals unable to pay their City of Ishpeming utility bill in full by the designated due date, and are unable to utilize the Extension Application can apply for a hardship using the Hardship/Inability to Pay Application (link below) to delay payment up to 2 months from the disconnect date on the current utility bill.

City of Ishpeming Hardship-Inability to Pay Application

 
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