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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.


2017 Sale of Surplus Equipment

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The City of Ishpeming is requesting bids for the sale of the following surplus equipment: Five large plastic election equipment containers and two large plastic election equipment storage cases.  The equipment may be inspected by contacting the City Manager’s office at 906-485-1091, Ext. 203.

Bid forms are available at City Hall.  All equipment will be sold in “AS-IS” condition.

Bids must be received on or before 10:00 am on Monday, November 27, 2017 in the office of the City Manager, 100 East Division Street, Ishpeming, Michigan 49849, at which time all bids will be opened and tabulated.




10-20-17 Water System Improvement Project Update

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USDA RD Water System Improvements Project Update: Due to construction delays, West Superior Street will not be constructed this year. Also, paving on Cliff, Hazel and Battery Streets will be delayed to Monday, October 30th.

Work will instead transition to alley work between Zoberlein and Upper Davis Streets. This work does not require paving and presents the lowest risk to restoration schedules.

Finally, we have added additional valve replacements at the intersection of Empire and Seventh Streets. We will replace these valves on Wednesday, October 25th and possibly into the next day. This work will involve water disruptions from Vine to Wabash between Third and Ninth. We will try to limit the disruptions to the smallest area possible. Paving for this intersection will occur the same time as the intersection of Empire and Ninth, during the week of the 30th of October.


Fall Curbside Leaf Collection

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Fall leaf collection has been scheduled for the weeks of October 30th and November 6th, 2017. All leaves must be BAGGED and should not contain any brush, limbs, or pet waste. Pick up will be curbside on Monday, October 30th and Monday, November 6th. Please keep in mind that the City currently does NOT offer a spring yard waste collection so be sure to take advantage of this service in the fall!


Winter Parking Ban goes into Effect November 1, 2017

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The Ishpeming City Winter Parking Ban (Ordinance No. 5-1200) goes into effect November 1, 2017 and runs until April 30, 2018.  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.


Ishpeming Cemetery Prepares 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 November 1, 2017.  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 906-486-6181 or by emailing


City Designates Parks Tobacco-Free

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City of Ishpeming Designates Parks Tobacco-free

September 11, 2017 – City of Ishpeming in Marquette County, Michigan was recognized by the Sault Tribe Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) Grant Project for designating parks and outdoor recreation areas tobacco-free, which include cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and e-cigarettes.

According to the CDC, tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States. About 20.7% of Michigan adults and 10% of Michigan youth smoke cigarettes.  With the emergence of electronic-cigarettes and other “vape” products, 23% of Michigan youth use these new, unregulated devices according to the 2015 Behavior Risk Factor and the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System.  Finally, according to the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, one in three of its adult members smoke – putting them at 1.5 times the risk of developing chronic disease or dying from the use of commercial tobacco.

Tobacco-free recreation areas protect and preserve the environment, promote positive community role-modeling for youth, and protect the health, safety, and welfare of all community members.  The Sault Tribe’s PICH Grant Project provided funding for signs for all outdoor recreational properties owned by the City of Ishpeming. The PICH Grant is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which work to prevent chronic disease by decreasing tobacco use among adults and youth and decreasing exposure to secondhand smoke.

The City Manager, Mark Slown, stated: “We are grateful to the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians for their generous assistance and their wisdom is making it available.  Our community is grateful for signs to help Ishpeming be a safer place for all people.”

The City of Ishpeming joins over a dozen other communities across the Upper Peninsula that have designated its parks and outdoor recreation areas as tobacco-free.

For more information on tobacco-free outdoor recreation areas, visit or contact David Wesoloski at




10-9-17 Water Improvement Project Update – Valve Replacement

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This week marks the end of valve replacements in the area indicated on the map below. However, we have one last update to provide. The intersection of Spruce and Barnum Streets has been ADDED to the list. Through the process of replacing the valves at the other intersections shown on the map, we have determined that this additional intersection requires valve replacements. Here is the updated schedule:

TODAY (Monday, October 9): Spruce and Ridge

TOMORROW (Tuesday, October 10): Spruce and Barnum

Water disruptions will be kept between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm, if possible. Occasionally, delays occur, but water is restored as early as possible. Stay tuned here as any delays today could delay tomorrow’s scheduled replacements. After these last two intersections are repaired, we have no additional planned construction work in the mapped area.

Thanks again to everyone for your patience! This critical work will help minimize the impacted areas for future localized water main breaks or planned maintenance.



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Attention residents of the Eighth Addition, Palms Book, Ishpeming Hills, and all businesses along US 41 and Country Village: water system flushing will begin tomorrow (Wednesday, September 6th) in the Eighth Addition and progress south and east.

Next week will continue towards downtown along Second and Third Streets.

Some discoloration may occur during this time as sediment is stirred up that has accumulated in the system. The object of flushing is to clear the majority of this sediment out of the system. Unfortunately, sediment can also accumulate in your private service line and internal plumbing. System flushing can aggitate the sediment in your service line also. We recommend flushing your own pipes through an unfiltered tap or spigot for a few minutes until the water clears up.

No boil advisories will be issued as part of this important preventive maintenance work. Finally, we do not recommend doing laundry while flushing is occuring in your neighborhood as the sediments in our system are high in iron and could stain your laundry.

We intend to finish the Eighth Addition and Palms Book before proceeding toward Country Village and Ishpeming Hills.


9-1-17 Water Improvement Project Update – Lakeshore Drive

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The updated plan is to tie the water main under Lakeshore Drive into Cliff Street on Wednesday September 6th.  This will require a single lane closure of the northbound lane.  Flag control will be in effect.

The road will be restored to gravel the same day.  Paving is anticipated to occur in the Sept 13-15 range.  We will provide additional updates as that date is solidified.

Gravel will be prepped under single lane closure the day prior to paving, the paving will occur under single lane closure as well.  All lane closures will include flag control.



8-31-17 CONSTRUCTION UPDATE – Valve Replacements

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8-31-17 CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: There will be localized water outages on Thursday, August 31st for valve replacements at the intersection of High and Oak Streets. The attached map shows what is anticipated to be the maximum impacted area. Specifically, OAK STREET from ELY to EMPIRE and PINE STREET (west side only) from HIGH to EMPIRE.

There is a chance that impacts could extend to the “20 houses” area (EMPIRE west of OAK) if one valve doesn’t hold. Otherwise, we are fairly confident the impact area will be limited to the couple blocks indicated above.

We promise the impacts caused now will reduce impacts later in the event of an emergency water main repair. Thank you for your patience as we complete these greatly needed water system improvements.

Work is scheduled to begin at approximately 8 am with water restored no later than 4 pm. Please plan accordingly by filling water storage containers for consumption, toilet flushing, etc.

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