MTBA would like to thank the following organizations for their continuing support and involvement.
Join us and enhance your business with the many benefits associated with MTBA. For membership inquiries, contact us here!
- Advanced Mobile Accessories: UP’s Home for Automotive Technology and Services
- Alpha-Omega Dental: Marquette county’s state of the art dental office
- AMCAB: Community Action Agency serving residents of Alger and Marquette Counties in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
- American Transmission Co: Helping keep the light on, Businesses running and communities strong
- American TV & Appliance: Bring it Home – Furniture, Electronics, Appliances
- Ameriprise: 112 W Spring St Marquette, MI
- Bonanza Steakhouse – 2382 US 41 West MARQUETTE, MI
- Brentwood Motor Inn: 2603 US Hwy 41 W – (906) 228-7494
- Cedar Motor Inn: Enjoy a Superior Vacation at the Cedar Motor Inn
- Century 21-Prime Realty: Servicing the real estate needs of the Marquette County area since 1980
- Comfort Inn: Some of Michigan’s best skiing, snowmobiling and golfing are minutes from our hotel.
- Country Inn & Suites: Ideally located near Northern Michigan University, beautiful parks and historic landmarks.
- Days Inn: 5 Sunburst Chairmans Award Property
- Flooring Outlet Center: 875 Brookton Rd, Marquette, MI – 906.273.1234
- Fox Motors Marquette: Marquette, MI New Subaru & Used Car Dealer
- Frei Chevrolet, Inc: Our Family Serving Yours for Over 90 Years!
- Grandchamp, McBride & Prophet, CPAs, P.C: www.gmpcpas.com
- Great Lakes Radio, Inc: Great Lakes Radio News, Community Calendars and Local Events
- Household Appliance, Inc: Appliances, Furniture, and Mattresses store based in Marquette
- Hudson’s Classic Bar & Grill: Home of Old-Time Favorites and New Treats!
- John Jilbert
- McDonald’s Restaurant-West
- Michigan Sales, Inc: Kubota, John Deere, Bobcat, Stihl, Ariens, and more
- O’Dovero Properties
- Pepp Motors: The Best Selection of Quality Used Vehicles in Marquette!
- Perkins Restaurant: If you want an unforgettable food, service, and restaurant experience, Perkins is the only place for you.
- Pesola Custom Homes: Pesola Custom Homes customers rave about their homes!
- Pride Printing & Mailing Services: High quality printing, direct marketing and mailing services, custom imprinted promotional products and complete photocopying services
- Range Bank: 250 North McClellan Avenue Marquette (906) 226-7707
- Range Telecommunications: We Make it Our Business to Keep People Connected
- Schick Enterprises – Taco Bell
- SCI Cleaning/Maintenance: Committed To Excellence In Customer Service through Education & Training since 1986
- State Farm Ins/Kara Applekamp: 2582 Us Hwy 41 W Marquette, MI – (906) 228-6645
- Subway: 2323 U.S. 41 West Marquette, MI – (906) 226 – 2026
- Superior Eye Health Center: Come see our state of the art facility – 2822 Venture Drive Marquette, MI – 906-228-4401
- Taylor Made Furniture: 2905 Wright Street, Marquette, MI – (906) 226-2641
- The Crayon Club: Child Care – 1910 Werner St, Marquette, MI – 906.228.6230
- The Mad-SIGN-tist Sign Shop: LOCATED ON HIGHWAY 41 IN MARQUETTE. ONE BLOCK EAST OF BONANZA!
- Veridea Group: Real Estate and Commercial Development in Marquette, Michigan
- Westwood Mall: 3020 U.S. 41 West Marquette, MI – (906) 228-4860
- Willey’s Tire Shop: Family owned and operated since 1923
Marquette, MI - May 13th, 2013 - The Marquette Township Business Association met at Great Lakes Radio to discuss plans for the exciting events coming up this year. Save the dates! You won’t want to miss these.
Catch the Vision Car Show & Cruise – Saturday, June 22nd, 2013, in the Westwood Mall Parking lot, Applebee’s is providing lunch. A variety of classic cars will be on display, then cruise on down through town to Presque Isle. Last year the event had 160 cars and more are expected for this year.
“Catch the Vision” Community Day – Saturday, August 17th, 2013, 9am to 9pm, a Celebration at Lions Field in Trowbridge Park with softball tournament, firemen barbeque, and Texaco Country Showdown.
“Catch the Christmas Spirit” Tree Lighting – Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013, Marquette Chorale in the Westwood Mall parking lot singing carols, Santa arriving on the firetruck, pictures and cookies with Santa in the mall, Fjord Horse drawn wagon rides.
Grand Opening for new township hall and fire department scheduled for the end of July or by the end of August
If you have a suggestion or would like to get involved, please contact us!
US-41 Corridor Advisory Group
May 14, 2013
Review March Law Enforcement Meeting Notes and update on Action Items from meeting.
Agency Update-Activities in Jurisdiction
Ishpeming Armory -Report
DNR Trail Crossing – Wolf Lake Road
Railroad Crossings –Kennecott US-41 & M-95
Next Meeting Date – June 11, 2013
US-41 Corridor Advisory Group
100 South Westwood Drive, Ishpeming, MI 49849
Phone (906) 485-4270 Fax (906) 485-4878
Annual Law Enforcement & Emergency Professionals
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Betsy Neznanski – MDOT, Andy Sikkema – MDOT, Aaron Johnson – MDOT, Jeff Rautiola – MDOT, Charity Mason – 96th District Court, Steve Lawry – Chocolay Township, Randy Girard – Marquette Township, Thyra Karlstrom – Marquette County, Peter Van Steen – CUPPAD, Mike Waise – Marquette Police Department, Kelly Woodward – Chocolay Township, Joe Perry – Bell EMS, Joe Scanlon- Negaunee Township, Stacey Rasanen – Michigan State Police, Jason McCarthy- Marquette Township, Delynn Klein – MarqTran, Jon Kangas – City of Ishpeming, Don Manty – Bell EMS.
2013 Funding Presentation
Has there been discussion on placing tolls on roadways? MDOT cannot place tolls on federally funded roads. If you create a new lane on a road without federal funds i.e. a high occupancy lane then you could charge a toll to drive on it.
Will MDOT work with the road commissions to make sure their funding needs are met? One of the options being explored is to open up Act 51 again. MDOT needs to address funding issues first before looking into distribution of funds.
2013 Construction Program
US-41 Reconstruction – Concrete Joint Replacement from Carp River to Marquette Township
M-95 Bridge over Michigamme River joint repairs, painting and maintenance (Marquette/Dickinson County line)
2013 Traffic Signal Upgrades:
Marquette City locations: US-41 Genesee & Founders Landing; US-41 & Washington Street; McClellan Avenue & M553
City of Negaunee – all three signals on US-41 will be upgraded
City of Ishpeming- US-41 & Lakeshore Boulevard.
2014-2017 Construction Program
2016 – US-41 & 2nd Street – Ishpeming – intersection reconstruction
2017 – M-553 (Glasses Corner) curve realignment
2015 – US-41 Shiras Hills – construct 8’ paved shoulders and reconstruct curbs
2017 – US-41 Negaunee City -reconstruct
Pedestrian Crashes on Corridor
In five years there have been 9 pedestrian fatalities on the corridor. Five of the nine fatalities involved alcohol. Only one crash took place at a signalized intersection (operating in night/flash mode). No crashes involved minors and no crashes involved confusion with pedestrian signals.
5. Open Discussion
There was group discussion regarding pedestrian crossings and getting information to the public on pressing the crosswalk button to add time to the crossing signal. Aaron commented there are informational videos available on YouTube that can be posted on your communities’ website to help educate the public on crosswalk signals. The new signals will have a pedestrian count down on the light which should help with the confusion on the crossing lights.
RSA for US-41& 2nd Street in Ishpeming has this been finalized? The RSA is completed; MDOT needs to schedule a meeting with the City of Ishpeming Manager and City Council to present the findings prior to announcing any project plans publically.
US-41 & Lakeshore Boulevard – see a lot of cars running the red light at this intersection will this be addressed with the new signal? The new signal will be actuated and will only cycle when traffic is present on Lakeshore Boulevard.
Grove Street & US-41 – is there potential to add indirect left turns at this location? There is space to add a Michigan left turn to the west of this intersection but to the east there is no room for a Michigan left to be constructed cars would need to utilize the roundabout to head westbound.
US-41 & Commerce Drive is there potential for a left turn phase at the signal? This intersection has some of the highest traffic volume in the UP, over 33,000 cars per day, and is one of the safest intersections MDOT has. The existing intersection was not constructed with radiuses that would allow for turning movements. Adding a turn phase would create additional points of conflict and actually make the intersection more unsafe.
Next Meeting – Tuesday, April 9, 2013 – 9:00 am Ishpeming TSC
MDOT- Ishpeming TSC
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) • Michigan State Police • Marquette County Road Commission • Marquette County Planning Commission • Ely Township • Ishpeming Township • City of Ishpeming • City of Negaunee • Negaunee Township • Marquette Township • City of Marquette • Chocolay Township • Lake Superior Community Partnership • Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development (CUPPAD)
MDOT contractors will conduct repairs this summer on the west bound lanes of US Hwy 41 starting in June.
They will start near the Carp River in southern City of Marquette and progress into Marquette Township about July 8th, terminating at the Target/WalMart intersection. The work being done will consist of concrete joint repair, not surface repair, and will require lane closures causing traffic slowdown – one lane will always remain open.
Consider using other east/west options: Brookton Road (south side), Wright Street or Werner (north side), to help lighten the vehicle load.
Lyn Durant, Vice-Chairman MTBA
2463 US Hwy 41 W
Marquette MI 49855
Marquette, Michigan – February 14, 2013 – The Safety Store has joined the newest Veridea Group complex on Wright Street in Marquette Township.
Store Owner, Mr. David Alley moved his store to Marquette Township last April and is already working hard to keep the area supplied with any safety supplies and equipment needed.
The Marquette Township Business Association welcomes The Safety Store!
Store owner David Alley, pictured above, received his “First Dollar” from Marquette Township Business Association Chairman, Frank Stabile.
Marquette, Michigan – February 14, 2013 - The newest spa, beauty and personal care shop in Marquette Township opened its doors last year.
Kolor-2-Dye-4 on U.S. Hwy 41 West in the Mid-Mall Square complex is an affordable alternative saloon, which can accommodate all of your beauty needs including hair, coloring and nails.
The Marquette Township Business Association would like to welcome Kolor-2-Dye-4 as a member and a community partner!
Marquette Township Business Association Chairman, Frank Stabile, is shown above presenting the “First Dollar” to owner Rena Yelle.
The Marquette Township Business Association met today, Tuesday April 16th, and here are some of the highlights:
- Numerous positive things are happening in the association including events we are sponsoring, being a conduit between business people in the township, and providing a roundtable discussion for concerned business people in the community.
- The association will prorate any dues from inactive unpaid members if they would like to join in the second quarter of 2013.
- Marquette Township Treasurer, Ernie Johnson gave a report that the three new township buildings are moving along quickly. expecting to meet the August 31st deadline. 62 percent of the budget has been spent on the township hall and 51 percent on the fire hall. The bricks have arrived for the outside of the building and when the weather lets up that’ll be done. The tower is up at the fire hall and the clock is still coming!
- Tonight’s township meeting will cover converting the current fire hall into the public works building. When other township properties are to be sold will also be discussed. Another strategic planning session will happen soon. The next three years and beyond will be planned for Marquette Township’s vision.
- A Lions Field update includes that Marquette County Road Commission has abandoned Erie Street, which is step 2 in the process. Step 3 involves legal strings that will slow the process, however, because Trowbridge is a platted subdivision and laws are applied differently.
- The Kennecott truck route is still in the news: discussion took place between Marquette city and township recently and the suggestion was that north/south-bound traffic use McClellan Avenue and east/west-bound use Wright Street to US41. Alternate routes have been suggested in northwest Marquette Township but funds have yet to be identified. In the meantime, Kennecott and the Marquette County Road Commission have an agreement to make updates to Co. Rd. 550, AAA and 510.
- A big issue concerning the tax tribunal is underway involving some of the large box stores in the state (Lowe’s, Best Buy, Menard’s, Target, etc). Marquette Township has invested upwards of $200,000 thus far for legal and other fees involving the tribunal recently held in Grand Rapids. The box stores across the state are trying to have their taxes reduced in some instances by 2/3. Although it’s a wish by all of us to have our taxes reduced, the impact on Marquette County alone will amount to $600,000 a year and will remain in place permanently. Although the loss to the township amounts to about $70,000/year, the impact will be felt more extensively to schools, the senior center, library, county, etc. (everyone on your tax bill). Many entities will be offering support of Marquette Township’s appeal, including (but not limited to) the Michigan Municipal League, Michigan Township Association and the Michigan Association of Counties. Marquette Township has filed an appeal and hopes for a July court date. Members will be receiving more information shortly from Vice-Chair Durant.
For questions or comments contact us at:
Marquette Township Business Association
2463 US Hwy 41 W
Marquette MI 49855
The old Marquette Township Fire Truck was a crowd favorite!
The Marquette Township Business Association is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Catch the Vision Car Show & Cruise at Applebee’s again this year!
Saturday, June 22nd car enthusiasts can drive their cars over to Applebee’s and receive a free lunch while their cars are being admired!
Bring the whole family out to enjoy another great event in Marquette Township!
The WHOLE township came out to enjoy the car show last year!
Registration goes from 10-11 a.m.
The Car exhibit and outdoor meal will be 11-2 p.m.
There will be a raffle at 1:30 p.m. (the prizes are awesome!)
The Catch the Vision Classic Car Cruise around beautiful
Presque Isle Park will be from 2-3 p.m.
At the car show representatives from St. Vincent DePaul will be collecting canned goods to help restock your local pantries.
Thank you to the Marquette Township Events Committee, Applebee’s and Great Lakes Radio for making this wonderful day possible!
Other township events coming up in 2013 include: a Catch the Vision Community Day, a grand opening celebration for the new township and fire halls, AND a Catch the Christmas Spirit tree lighting.