Welcome to Marquette Township!
We take great pride in our community; and the high quality services that we provide to our residents, businesses, and guests. Our community blends unique options for urban and rural lifestyles; while preserving opportunities for a wide variety of cultural, recreational, entertainment, commercial, and educational pursuits.
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The Planning Commission Public Hearing scheduled for Wednesday, April 9th, 2014, regarding a Zoning Text and Map Amendment is canceled. The Public Hearing will be rescheduled at a future date with required notifications.
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY - DRAFT RECREATION PLAN | 2014-2018
Marquette Charter Township has completed a draft Recreation Plan designed to help guide the township’s next five years of recreation planning and implementation. The draft plan is available for review by clicking HERE or on the plan cover, below.
A hard-copy is available for review at the Marquette Township Hall & Community Center at 1000 Commerce Drive, Marquette, Michigan 49855.
The New Year's Edition of the Township Crier is here! Please click on the cover below to download.
INTERESTING READ! See "ANATOMY OF A TOWNSHIP" under Documents.
Marquette County is in the process of updating their Recreation Plan. Please take a moment to fill out their quick online survey by clicking on the image below. Thank you!
Please be careful driving as winter approaches!
Marquette Township staff have been attending meetings regarding the potential for expansion of Broadband Service in our area. Below is a map of current service levels. For a higher resolution map, click on the image. For more information on the Connect Michigan project, click here.
For information on renting the Township Community Room, please click on the image below!
2013 VFW SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION - PLEASE CLICK HERE
NEW ADDITION TO THE IRON ORE HERITAGE TRAIL
For a video preview of the recently completed segment of Iron Ore Heritage Trail from County Road 492 to the City of Marquette, click HERE.
SPRING/SUMMER TOWNSHIP CRIER
The spring/summer newsletter is here! Please click on the below image to view the entire
HISTORY OF CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF MARQUETTE | 1848-1998
Click Here to download the PDF. (Large document, may take 20 seconds to open)
MASTER PLAN | 2013
The Planning Commission recently adopted an update of the Township's Master Plan. To view the Master Plan | 2013, please click on the the cover image below:
NEW TOWNSHIP FACILITIES TO BE COMPLETED IN SUMMER 2013
We are pleased to announce the construction of new Township facilities. In the summer of 2013, we will relocate our Township Community Hall/Center & Fire Hall to the corners of Moran/Venture Drive & Commerce Drive, north of US-41 and the Westwood Mall, as depicted in the map further below.
We have experienced substantial growth over the course of recent history which has led to the expansion of the services that the Township provides; an increase in the number of employees utilized to provide these services; and the amount of space required to house those employees, as well as, the equipment and materials required to perform their duties.
The existing Township Hall was completed in 1983 and has served the Township for nearly 30 years. Prior to that, a former one-room schoolhouse was used as the Township Hall from the mid-1950s - 1983. As with the existing Township Hall (which won an award from the U.S. Department of Energy for Energy Efficiency in 1983), the new buildings will be high-performance, efficient, sustainable structures. The Township Hall is proposing to utilize geothermal heating and cooling as well as solar-generated back-up power. More importantly, it will feature a community room that may be used by all Township residents for various events. The new facilities will be centrally-located in the Township and with the majority of the Township's population (Trowbridge Park).
The existing Marquette Township Fire Hall has been in operation since 1979. Over the course of their history, the Fire Department has hired full-time and additional on-call staff. The number of fire apparatus (fire trucks) has also increased over the years as the department's responsibility has grown to accommodate the developing Township, and mutual aide agreements that have been established with surrounding municipalities. The new Fire Hall will also be constructed utilizing the latest technologies and will be located in a position to reduce response times to the majority of calls they receive for fire and emergency services. The apparatus bays will feature three drive-through lanes and the structure will be outfitted with a training room, fitness room, kitchen and a hose tower.
The Public Works Department will be consolidating and relocating to the existing Fire Hall. That structure will be remodeled to accommodate their needs and it will also feature the relocated, Monthly Household Refuse Drop-off Site.
In conclusion, these new facilities will provide a centrally-located gathering place for the community; sufficient office/storage/apparatus space for next 20 - 25 years; a consolidation of Township services and resources; a position near projected future growth; a catalyst for additional economic development; a professional image to incoming developers and stakeholders; modern, high-performance, energy-efficient, sustainable structures; and an enrichment of local public and private partnerships. The Township Board and staff have taken measures to ensure that this community-wide enhancement will be completed without having to involve the public through a millage request or addition taxation.