Orton Park Fest Aug 25th-28th

The 41st Annual Orton Park Festival is fast approaching! We are excited to present even more fantastic local talent, as well as some incredibly talented touring groups. As usual, we will kick things off on Thursday evening with Family Night, featuring pizza, ice cream, and the flying trapezes of Cycropia Aerial Dance. The Main Stage sounds off on Friday night…

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Neighborhood Enhancement Grants available – 8/15/16 application deadline

MNA has made available a total of $5,000 in 2016 to assist at-risk Marquette families and individuals by providing support to neighborhood projects and non-profit organizations. Project Areas of Focus: homeless children and families low-income families low-income seniors programs that will be given priority include: affordable housing, at-risk youth mentoring and other support programs, emergency…

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Final MNA Jenifer Street Reconstruction Recommendations

The MNA Traffic Committee proposed Recommendations for revising the City Engineering plan for the Jenifer Street Reconstruction. The committee found the City plan lacking in several areas, so proposed several recommendations to improve the street for the near future in the primarily in the areas of tree preservation, future tree planting abilities, and traffic calming….

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Urgent! Speak up for our oldest trees NOW!

Urgent: Support Street Tree Preservation, A Proposal of the MNA Street Tree & Traffic Committees In the upcoming Jenifer Street Reconstruction Project there will be an alarming loss of a significant portion of the tree canopy (over 40 trees).  The present City Engineering Division plan calls for the recent routine reconstruction practice of removing canopy…

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Partial-undergrounding of powerlines on Jenifer St., upcoming MNA board vote (1/4/16)

There is an initiative coming out of the last Jenifer Street reconstruction meeting to support partial-undergrounding of the powerlines in the reconstruction zone. This would be much cheaper than full undergrounding but still allow preservation and planting of canopy trees in the reconstruction area, otherwise about 1/3 of the canopy trees will be cut down…

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Jenifer Street Reconstruction 2nd Neighborhood Meeting a Success! (12/13/15)

By Gary Tipler, MNA Traffic Committee, 12/13/2015 The second of two neighborhood meetings to gain neighbor feedback on the Jenifer Street Construction was held December 2 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church meeting room. The consultants of Urban Assets, hired by MNA, organized the meeting to have three topical areas in which many people rotated in order to…

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