New Marquette Township Hall Studied

Marquette Township is revisiting an issue that has come up repeatedly over the last 20 years.

The township board is studying the potential cost and square footage of a new township hall.

It would likely also include a new fire hall and community center.

Township Manager Randy Girard says there’s been talk of replacing the township hall since about 1992, even though the facility was less than ten years old at that time.

The new hall would be at Commerce Drive and Moran Street, an intersection two blocks north of US–41.

Most township residents also live north of 41.

Because the current hall is south of the highway, the new hall would be more accessible than the existing one.

Girard says a new township hall is at the top of the list on the township’s strategic plan, based on what resident have said they’d like to see.

In 2009, the township board voted to go forward with the project and send it out for bids.

But after a millage vote for a new fire hall failed that November, the construction never took place.

Posted by: Mike Hoey