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POSTPONED -- Water Authority Upgrades have been postponed until December

Reminder - Cemetery Preparation for Winter

Reminder--Winter Parking Ban effective November 1st


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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.


POSTPONED — Water Authority Upgrades have been postponed until December

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Reminder – Cemetery Preparation for Winter

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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 October 15th 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


Reminder–Winter Parking Ban effective November 1st

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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:
Ord. 5-1200 Prohibiting Overnight Parking
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Single Stream Recycling to begin on Monday, October 19th

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If you have stockpiled your recycling over the last month, please divide your recycling up over the next couple of weeks as to not overwhelm North Country Disposal and the Marquette County Landfill.  Thank you!



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A special meeting of the Ishpeming Downtown Development Authority (DDA), was held on August 31, 2020. This meeting focused on the future through its annual budget process. Discussions revolved around how the DDA can return to the days of providing more for the Community. Past budgets have been very restricted as they continue to pay down the debt of the Malton Road project. However, the past strategy has paid off and there is a small projected gain in unrestricted budget for 2021.

Given the projected gains the DDA considered and approved some items they believe will support the downtown area and focus towards the future and potential revenue generation as a strategy. Believed to be popular among the residents, will be revitalizing our Community Holiday Lighting. Lighting the way to the downtown, replacing old holiday lighting with new, LED lights will brighten the way with a fresh new look. Additionally, the DDA intends to revitalize, on a small scale, the DDA Grant Program. Businesses in the Downtown will be able to apply for a 1:1 match grant for façade improvements or aid in making their business ADA compliant.

Other items approved for fiscal year 2021 include an Architectural and Engineering Design for a Skate Park, and matching funds for a grant to support the development of a Forest Management Plan which will also include street and park tree inventories and urban tree canopy assessment.

The future planning included commitment for future years to continue these efforts. The Capital Investment Strategy had been overshadowed by the limited budget but as we hope to see a more predictable and steady budget, the focus must be forward thinking.

Budget Items:

 FY 2021

$10,000 per year for ten years – Christmas / Holiday Lighting Improvements

$12,500 maximum for Skate Park A&E Design

$20,000 per year for 10 years – Grant program (Maximum single grant $10,000)

$15,000 Grant Match for Forrest Management Plan


$25,000 FY 2022 Grant Match for Skate Park Construction (Assumes a successful grant application.



Notice of Outside Dial and/or Water Meter Installations at City Residences

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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!




My Great Ishpeming – Dog Park Survey

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The My Great Ishpeming Initiative is in the planning phase of potentially creating a Dog Park in the City of Ishpeming.

Your feedback will help guide the decision-making process.

Click the link below to take the survey!

Dog Park Survey


Reschedule Ishpeming City Council meeting for September

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9-10-2020 Council Agenda

The regular Ishpeming City Council meeting schedule for Wednesday, September 9, 2020 has been rescheduled and will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at the same time 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Ishpeming City Hall.

The Ishpeming City Council Meeting on Thursday, September 10, 2020 will be held at Ishpeming City Hall with Council members and staff present.  Public participation will be available virtually through Zoom video conferencing to adhere to the Executive Order.

The meeting will be available to view on Channel 189.  Public participation will still be available via video/phone conferencing or written comments.

Comments will be limited to 5 minutes and speakers must state their name and address.  Written comments will be limited to 500 words and must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2020 to 100 E. Division Street or emailed to

The video and phone conference lobby will open at 6:50 p.m. on Thursday, September 10th.  When participating by video or phone conferencing it is advisable, if possible, to also watch the meeting on Channel 189 to know when the public comment and agenda comment portions are occurring.

The meeting packet and agenda are available on the City of Ishpeming Website.


Topic: City of Ishpeming Regular Council Meeting – September 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm EST

Time: Sep 10, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 845 9853 6413

Passcode: 211900

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Dual Stream Recycling ending 8/31/2020: Single Stream beginning approximately 10/15/2020

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Click here for more information on the Recycle 906 Program

**Beginning September 1, 2020 until on or around October 15, 2020, the Marquette County Landfill will not be accepting recyclables because of new equipment being installed for the new single stream recycling program.

Residents will need to hold materials until the new single stream program begins on or around October 15, 2020. **

Marquette County Recycling Guide - Single Stream
Marquette County Recycling Guide - Single Stream
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Michigan CARES Act: Small Business Restart and Agricultural Safety Grant Programs

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Michigan has received nearly $880 million in federal funding through the CARES Act to support various COVID-19 response actions around the state. Last week, Governor Whitmer signed a bipartisan supplemental bill into law to put this funding to work for Michigan citizens, small businesses and communities, including $115 million appropriated to the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) to deploy two critical business relief programs.

In an effort to quickly get these funds into the hands of those who need them most, the MSF Board held a special meeting this week to authorize the following programs:

  • The $100 million Michigan Small Business Restart Program, which will work to reduce the economic impact of the ongoing pandemic on Michigan small businesses and workers. Modeled after the Michigan Small Business Relief Program, the $100 million will be allocated among 15 local economic development organizations to administer the grants to businesses in all 83 Michigan counties. Eligible business may apply for grants up to $20,000 and a minimum of 30 percent of the funds must be awarded to eligible women-owned, minority-owned or veteran-owned eligible businesses. Applications for the Michigan Small Business Restart Program will be available beginning July 15, 2020, at
  • The $15 million Michigan Agricultural Safety Grant Program will provide economic assistance for Michigan farms and agricultural processors to mitigate risks of the COVID-19 virus across the state’s food production industry. Grants will be available on a first come, first serve basis with $10 million total available for agricultural processers and $5 million available for farms. Applications will be processed by Michigan-based GreenStone Farm Credit Services, one of America’s largest rural lenders. Applications will be available beginning July 15, 2020 with information available at

Attached, you will find FAQ documents about each of these programs to provide you more information including eligibility criteria, timelines and eligible uses of the funds.

The State of Michigan remains committed to leveraging all resources – at every level of government – to make sure Michigan is in a position to support the small businesses, nonprofits and industries that are so vital to our state’s economy, while continuing to set a path to long-term recovery. To learn more about the latest relief programs and support available, go to Learn more about the impact these program are having across the state at

Mi Small Business Restart Program FAQ-7 7 2020R

Mi Agricultural Safety Grant Program FAQ-7 6 2020R3

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