The Village of Calumet Clerk is accepting applications from interested persons to fill a vacancy on the Village Council. The term for this appointment runs until November 2020. You must be a registered voter in the Village of Calumet to apply for these vacancies.
Submit applications to:
Village of Calumet Clerk
340 Sixth Street
Calumet, MI 49913
This is a friendly reminder that the winter parking ban goes into effect on November 1, 2019. Parking is prohibited on village streets between the hours 2 AM and 7 AM.
Do you have a passion for Historic Preservation?
Are you organized and detail oriented?
If so this position may be for you!
The Village of Calumet is currently seeking a Coordinator for the Historic District Commission. Download the full position description below.
The Village of Calumet to Launch Blight Enforcement Campaign to Improve Community Appearance and Economic Health
Enforcement of Village ordinances to begin in with compliance information for property owners
Calumet, MI, September 27th, 2019 - Many communities across Michigan and the United States struggle with the adverse effects of blight. While the definition changes across regions, the results of blight are the same: decreased property values, negative impacts on redevelopment activities and loss of community pride. While blight enforcement is a difficult issue to address due to its personal nature, its tremendous impact on the overall economic health of a community has made it a priority for the Village of Calumet.
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The Village of Calumet in Houghton County, Michigan is seeking quotes to provide complete grant administration for a potential $305,709 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funded project. Call 337-1720 or 337-1713 with any questions. Download the full RFP below.
The Calumet Village Downtown Development Authority is looking for two residents of Houghton or Keweenaw County to sit on a Steering Committee to assist with developing a vacant lot on the 300 Block of Calumet in to a “Green Space”.. Please send letters of interest to the Village Office located at 340 Sixth Street, Calumet MI 49913 or email letters of interest to email@example.com. If you have any questions please contact the Village Office at 906-337-1713. Suspense is April 16, 2019.
In an effort to gain better understanding of what Houghton County residents are thinking about the different options that are available regarding the Houghton County Jail, the Houghton County Board of Commissioners has voted to form a taskforce to look at the issue.
To that end, the Village of Calumet will appoint one Village resident, along with one alternate, to serve on this taskforce. It will be the taskforce’s charge to look at all of the options regarding the construction of a new jail such as size, location, etc.
Please submit a letter of interest to the Village office no later than 4:00 PM on Thursday, April 11, 2019. The letter should state why you want to serve on the taskforce and represent the residents of the Village of Calumet. If you have any questions please contact the Village office at 337-1713 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Village of Calumet, Michigan, located in the northern Upper Peninsula of the State, is seeking a Village Administrator. This position, which reports to the Village Council, has primary responsibility for all administrative and reporting matters pertaining to the Village as well as the maintenance of its financial records.
Qualifications sought include a degree in business management, accounting, public administration or equivalent experience. Prior experience in a financial or administrative role is desired.
A job summary can be viewed HERE or by contacting the Village Office at (906) 337-1713 or at email@example.com. Submit letters of interest and resumes to the Village Office at 340 Sixth Street, Calumet, MI 49913 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of interest and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.
Calumet, Michigan - A group of local municipalities and non-profit organizations has received a grant from the National Park Service, Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program. The grant will provide technical assistance for planning a cohesive trail corridor around and through Calumet Township, the Village of Calumet, and the Village of Laurium. Initial project partners include Main Street Calumet, Inc., the Village of Calumet, Calumet Township, the Village of Laurium, the Keweenaw Convention and Visitors Bureau (KCVB), the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) and the Keweenaw National Historical Park (KNHP), though area stakeholders, including the public, are expected to participate as the process evolves.
“Recreation is a powerful driver in the tourism economy and an important factor when people choose where they want to live. Our project partners realize Calumet has great assets in our extensive network of trails and historical features, and we want to make sure we’re taking full advantage of these resources for our current residents to enjoy, as well as to attract visitors and new residents to our community”, said Main Street Calumet Executive Director, Leah Polzien.
This grant will bring the expertise of a RTCA team that will help identify a logical and attractive way to link current trail systems together, suggest cohesive signage that will direct people to the trail as well as to downtowns and suggest some physical changes that may be necessary for improved access. For example, certain areas of trail could benefit from physical alterations to the trail to make them wider to allow for a row of trees or other barrier to separate motorized from non-motorized traffic.
While this grant is only for technical support to develop a plan for a local trail system, RTCA works hard to help communities secure funding to execute the projects. Planning work for this project is anticipated to begin within the next 60 days. This project will require input from community members and stakeholder groups and it should be a great way for everyone involved to gain experience working together and to improve our communities ability to take on additional projects in the future. Integrating Calumet area trails with other regional trail systems might be a possible next step.
The project team hopes that the initiative will also increase patronage of downtown businesses by trail users and improve access to the area’s historical features and recreational assets for area youth. Convenient access to local recreational assets will make the Calumet area a more desirable place to live and visit generating positive economic growth for the community over the next several decades.
Questions about this project can be directed to Leah Polzien, Executive Director of Main Street Calumet via email at email@example.com or by calling (906)337-6246. Main Street Calumet is a 501c3 nonprofit organization focused on historical preservation and economic revitalization in Calumet. More information about the organization can be found at www.mainstreetcalumet.com.
Marquette, Mich – (Nov. 2, 2018) – Invent@NMU, the idea incubator™ located at Northern Michigan University that helps take product and business ideas from “napkin to market”, continues its partnerships with local communities through the launch of its second remote kiosk in Calumet, Mich. The Village of Calumet Downtown Development Authority (DDA), 330 Fifth, LLC and REL, Inc. partnered with Invent@NMU to expand business start-up resources in Calumet through a kiosk, which will be located at Keweenaw Coffee Works. The Calumet kiosk creates the opportunity for inventors and entrepreneurs to learn about the services offered, submit an idea for a product, business or invention and receive a QuickExplore™ review and response from the Invent@NMU team within three business days.
To celebrate the launch, there will be a Business Brews event on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from noon-2 p.m. at Keweenaw Coffee Works. A presentation by the Invent@NMU team begins at 12:30 p.m. sharing more information about the kiosk and its benefits to the Calumet community and at 1 p.m., followed by business tips from local entrepreneur, Robert E. Loukus, Co-Founder of REL, Inc. while guests sip on a special blend of coffee by Keweenaw Coffee Works. Attendees can drop their business card upon arrival to receive a free coffee drink ticket during the event and sandwiches and light bites are provided.
“We are thrilled to hear product, business and invention ideas from the community of Calumet,” says Ray Johnson, Executive Director of Invent@NMU. “This partnership continues our mission to expand the entrepreneurial support eco-system in the Upper Peninsula by providing the opportunity for community members to submit ideas remotely and make the first step in bringing a napkin idea to market easier and less intimidating.”
The Calumet kiosk is the second remote kiosk to be stationed throughout the Upper Peninsula, with the first located in Gogebic County. If interested in learning more about placing a kiosk in your community, please call 906-227-6261. For more information, visit https://invent.nmu.edu/.
Invent@NMU is the idea incubator™ powered by students, and led by professionals. From products to small businesses, the staff offers a variety of innovative and entrepreneurial support to campus and community members. The innovative five-step process gives individualized attention to every detail.