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Al Quaal Tube Slide **Open March 4-5th, 2017**

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The Al Quaal Recreation Area Tube Slide will be open this weekend, Saturday, March 4, through Sunday, March 5, 2017. Operating hours are from 12:00-5:00 p.m. and it is $8.00 per person with a group of ten at $60. For any questions regarding the Tube Slide, please call Ishpeming Parks and Recreation/Public Works (906) 486-9371.



2-27-2017 Water Main Break – Beech St

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There is a water main break on Beech Street. Residents East of Hemlock and West of Walnut Street may experience disruptions in their water services. Crews will be on site and hope to repair the break as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please direct any questions to Public Works at (906) 486-9371.




Al Quaal Tube Slide Closed **Until Further Notice**

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The Al Quaal Recreation Area’s Tube Slide is closed until further notice due to poor and unsafe conditions. At this time, it is undecided whether the Tube Slide will re-open for any remaining weekends this season. For more information regarding the Tube Slide, please contact Ishpeming Public Works/Parks and Recreation at (906) 486-9371 or follow the Al Quaal Recreation Area on Facebook.  Thank you for your continued support of Al Quaal Recreation Area.


02-18-2017 Road Closures and Detours – 906 Polar Roll

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Many of you are probably wondering why there are so many barricades out along Division, Pearl, and Hematite. Well, this Saturday, February 18, 2017, the City of Ishpeming is proudly hosting the third annual 906 Polar Roll Presented by 45nrth. Racers will ride 15-30+ miles of groomed single track bike trails maintained by our local Range Mountain Bike Club-RAMBA.

Planned detours and road closures are as follows:
*3RD Street will be closed (from Hematite to Pearl) between 9:00AM-4:00PM~. This closure will not affect the intersection at Hematite and Third.
*Pearl Street (N. 2nd to S. 4th) will be closed from 6:00AM to 4:00PM~.
*S. 4TH Street will be closed (from Pearl to Division Street) from 6:00AM to 9:30AM~.
*Division Street will be closed (from S. 2ND to S. 7TH) from 7:55AM to 8:30AM~.
*Jasper and Hill Street will be closed between 8:00-8:45AM~. Vehicles will be unable to access the streets for brief periods of time as 300+ snowbikers pass through Cleveland Location.

We kindly ask all residents and racers to avoid parking on S. 4TH Street and Pearl Street on Saturday. “Short Race” bikers will depart from Division Street at 8:00 a.m. with “Long Race” riders to follow at 8:15 a.m. We anticipate that athletes will finish in downtown Ishpeming (at 3rd and E. Pearl St) between 10:15am-3:00pm. We encourage everyone to spectate and welcome competitors! Best of luck to all involved! Thank you all City residents for your cooperation!

If snowbiking isn’t your thing, you can always watch the SuperTour Nordic Ski Race happening this weekend at the Al Quaal Recreation Area, or the The UP200, Midnight Run, and Jack Pine 30 in neighboring Marquette. There are a lot of opportunities in the greater Ishpeming area to enjoy the “winter” weather this weekend!


Request for Proposals – Floor Mat, Uniform, and Towel Services

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The City of Ishpeming is seeking bids from a contractor to supply floor mats, uniforms, and towel services.  The RFP containing the bid requirements is available at City Hall or by calling (906) 485-1091 ext. 210.  Proposals must be sealed and marked “Floor Mat, Uniform, and Towel Services” and be received in the Finance Department at Ishpeming City Hall no later than noon on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.


Notice of Public Hearing for Recreation Plan Amendment

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A public hearing will be held at a joint meeting of the Ishpeming City Council and the Parks and Recreation Commission on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in the Ishpeming City Hall Conference Room, 100 E. Division Street in Ishpeming, at 6:30 p.m. to receive public comment regarding the draft Recreation Plan Amendment. A copy of the draft Recreation Plan Amendment is available for public review at Ishpeming City Hall, the Carnegie Public Library, and the Ishpeming Senior Center during normal working hours. Written comments can also be submitted to the Ishpeming City Manager’s office, at the above address, prior to the meeting.


1-24-2017 Water Main Break – West Barnum Street

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There is a water main break on West Barnum Street. Customers will experience disruptions in their water service beginning at 8:00A.M. We apologize for this inconvenience.

The following areas are expected to be impacted: West Ridge Street (from Spruce to Pine) and Lake Street (from Ridge to West Barnum). Crews will be on site and hope to complete the repair as soon as possible to prevent further disruption in service.

01-24-2017 WMB - WEST BARNUM ST


01-14-2017 Al Quaal Tube Slide Opens For Season

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01-12-2017 Tube Slide Opening Announcement


The Al Quaal Tube Slide is open for the season as of January 14, 2017. Hours will be Saturday and Sunday, 12:00-5:00pm until mid-March (weather permitting). If you are interested in a private tube slide rental please contact the Public Works/Parks and Recreation Office at (906) 486-9371.


Let-Run Inquiries

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We have received a couple of inquiries regarding water “let-runs” recently. As of today, we have about 36″ of frost in the ground. The shallowest water main in our system is 4′-5′ deep. Based on that, we will not be issuing any let-runs for some time (most likely not before mid-January.) One of the benefits of the upcoming water system replacement project is that the most troublesome areas for water system freezing will be corrected. Many people that have historically been placed on let-run will no longer need to worry about their water freezing annually.

Also note that as the temperatures start dropping, the property owner is required to ensure the space around the water meter remains protected from freezing. If your basement or crawl space is unheated, extra effort must be taken to avoid damage to the meter per Ordinance 12-100. Finally, if pipes freeze within the building, the City cannot assist with thawing those water lines. Typically, a hair dryer on low heat will work for those situations, but the longer the pipe remains frozen, the more chance there will be a leak as a result.

No credits will be issued for unauthorized let-runs, or for water loss due to an interior plumbing leak.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please direct them to the Department of Public Works.



Vacancy – Chief of Police

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