Transfer station on commission agenda tonight

MARQUETTE – The Marquette City Commission will consider entering into a license and user agreement between the city and the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority at the commission’s meeting tonight at 7 at city hall.

Being considered is a transfer station on city-owned property along McClellan Avenue south of the U.S. 41-McClellan intersection. The authority would build and maintain the facility.

The city, under the agreement, would deliver all recyclable materials to the facility. The authority then would market the recyclables, splitting the profit with the city.

The term of the agreement would be for 30 years.

The commission also is scheduled tonight to discuss the Delft Theater project, an effort to restore the historic building at 139 W. Washington St. The project would convert the former movie theater into a 250-seat restaurant and dinner theater with casual dining, a full bar and Michigan craft beer.

It also is expected the project would involve restoring and maintaining the historic facade and current marquee, with the building interior having a historic theater motif maintaining as much of the 100-year-old materials inside as possible.

Christie Bleck can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 250.