FAQ

Police Department FAQ

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Miscellaneous/General Questions

Winter Road Conditions

To check on the condition of roads for traveling during the winter season, you can call the MSP Winter Travel Hotline at 800-381-8477 or get the AAA Snow Report at 800-644-7669.

Crosswalk Use

Push the button to activate the crossing sequence. The crosswalk signals work by sensors in the road. When they detect cross traffic on Croix, Baldwin, or Maas Street, they activate the signal change with a predetermined setting. Once cross traffic clears and the presence of a vehicle is not detected for 4 seconds, the signal switches back to highway traffic flow. If you don’t push the button, the signal change won’t take place unless cross traffic activates it, so make sure you press it to allow for a safe highway crossing.

Request a NPD Patch

This patch is the current emblem in use by the Negaunee Police Department. Patches are not available at this time, but maybe become available in the future.


This patch was used by the Negaunee Police Department for decades and was replaced in 2007. It is available to the general public* without the requirement of a trade for display purposes only. These patches are used (taken from uniforms) but most are in good general condition and are presented in an informational notecard.


Local Collectors: We ask that collectors within Marquette County stop by the department in person.
Outside Marquette County: Please email your request to Clerk Laura Van Marter. An email response will be sent notifying you of patch availability and what you must do to get one.

Becoming an NPD Officer

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Applications and resumes from persons seeking employment with the Negaunee Police Department are always accepted:

  • Applications can be printed here.
  • Marquette County residents may pick up an application from City Hall during regular business hours (10am to 4pm, Mon thru Fri)
  • Out-of-county residents may request an application via telephone (906)475-4154 or email if you are not able to print the document using the link above. Please be sure to provide your full name and address in your correspondence.

Completed applications & resumes should be brought to the police department or mailed to:

Negaunee Police Department
ATTN: Chief Jay Frusti
319 W Case Street, PO Box 70
Negaunee MI 49866

Tour the Police Department

If you would like to take a tour of the police department, or perhaps bring a special group for a tour, please contact Chief Jay Frusti at (906)475-4154 or email your request to make arrangements.

Home Calls Asking for Donations

The Negaunee Police Department DOES NOT SOLICIT DONATIONS. If you receive calls from any organization asking for donations do NOT give credit card numbers, checking account numbers or any other such information. If you are unsure of the call’s legitimacy, ask for the caller’s name and then contact the organization they claim to represent directly. You can apply this knowledge to Internet emails and sites as well – do not provide financial information to online solicitors.

Scams reported in the area include, but are not limited to:

The One Ring Scam: The Better Business Bureau recently issued an alert on �The One Ring Scam�, a type of phone cramming. How it works:

  • Your cell phone rings once or twice, just enough to show up as a missed call from an unknown or international area code.
  • No voicemail will be left and if you try to call it back, either no one will answer or you will only hear a weird noise on the other end.
  • Victims are later billed for the incoming international call if they answer and the premium service charge. In some cases, crammers may try to avoid detection by only adding a small charge.

If you think you’ve fallen for the scam, immediately notify your cell phone provider and keep an eye on your phone bill.

Similar to email, if you do not recognize the source, just ignore it. Visit the Better Business Bureau Alert Page for more information.

Re-Shipping Scam: The re-shipping scam begins with Internet users being befriended by someone needing assistance with shipping a package. The scammer will send a package, usually containing electronics such as cell phones and other trendy devices, to the victim’s address with forwarding information. An incident occurring locally involved a package containing electronic items being re-shipped to an address in Africa. The items inside the package were purchased using stolen credit card numbers and the victim’s identity.

Be cautious when receiving or responding to requests from people you don’t know personally. If you receive a package that you did not order, return it to the delivery service from which it came. And, don’t give out personal information over the Internet, especially when it is being solicited by an unknown party.

If you believe you have been victimized by a scam, contact your local law enforcement agency.

Publisher’s Clearing House Scam: Victims are contacted by someone claiming to be from Publisher’s Clearing House asking for money to be sent in order to claim a prize. Do not send any money or give out any personal information in response. When you actually win a prize, you do not have to pay for it.

Asset Liquidation Scam: A certified letter is sent from Central Office of Asset Liquidation asking you to send money to secure a “guaranted cash prize” that has gone unclaimed. Do not send any money or any personal information in response. The fact that you have to sign for a certified letter lends an air of validity, but this is a scam. VIEW AN EXAMPLE

UBI Scam: With this potential scam, a notice is received in the mail (from Singapore) indicating the recipient will receive $5,000 for signing a release and “fulfilling contest requirements.” A return envelope is provided which will send the release form to an address in Australia. Do not sign any type of release and do not send your information to any unknown destination – particularly when that destination is a foreign country. VIEW THE NOTICE

Jewelry/Merchandise Claim Scam: Area residents have received a notice in the mail stating they can pay a marginal fee (using a credit card) for shipping and/or processing. Do not answer these mailings and do not give any credit card information or bank account information.

Shopko Credit Card Scam: Someone calls to let you know your Shopko credit card has an unusually high balance and tells you they are calling to help take care of the matter. Reports received at this office indicate the callers do not identify themselves and generally hang up when pressed about who they are or where they are calling from. Do not give out any information over the telephone. If you have concerns about any type of credit account you may have with Shopko, we recommend you go to Shopko in person to inquire about your account status.

Jury Duty Scam: Someone calls identifying themselves as a jury duty coordinator. They inform you that you have missed an appointment and there is now a warrant for your arrest for not appearing for duty. When you protest saying you never received a summons, they ask for your social security number and other information on the pretense of canceling the warrant. This is not how the jury duty system works in Marquette County. Never give your social security number out over the phone regardless of who the caller says they are. If you have questions about jury duty and your responsibilities, you can call the Marquette County Clerk’s Office.

THIS SCAM HAS BEEN REPORTED NATIONWIDE AND THE FBI HAS FURTHER INFORMATION ON THEIR WEBSITE IF YOU WISH TO READ MORE ABOUT IT: www.fbi.gov

Internal Revenue Service – We have had two different types of scams involving the IRS reported in our area.

  • Refund to your credit card: The IRS will never solicit your information online and has no need to ask for your credit card number(s).
  • Email about refund eligibility: The IRS will never contact you through email about refunds or to collect information from you. Do not click on any links inside these types of emails as they make your computer vulnerable to “phishing”, which is an illegal and fraudulent attempt to acquire sensitive information such as passwords, credit card info or account numbers.

“Customer Service Evaluator” jobs in the newspaper: In this instance, companies advertising customer service jobs ask you to cash a large check and then send money to them as a “test” of a new moneygram system. Usually you are asked to send the money to a location outside of the United States. Although it might be tempting to cash the check, do not do so as this is a scam for which you could be left responsible for thousands of dollars when the check does not clear. Several of these companies list Wal-Mart as the place to send the money gram from, although Western Union and others have also been suggested.

Receiving a check in the mail for no known reason: This scam works similarly to the Customer Service Evalutor job scam in that you receive a check in the mail to be cashed. You are promised a portion of the money for your services and asked to forward a portion to someone you do not know. DO NOT CASH ANY CHECK IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THE SENDER OR THE REASON FOR THE CHECK BEING ISSUED TO YOU. If you have any questions or concerns whatsoever over a check received in the mail – DO NOT CASH IT. “Free money” isn’t free when you get held responsible for the full amount of the check after it fails to clear the banking system.

Social Security Benefit Inquiries: Callers are asking citizens for banking information as it pertains to Social Security benefits. Never give out bank account information or your social security number, even if the caller says they need to “verify” information they claim to already have.
Diabetes Associations: Callers are contacting citizens on behalf of the “Diabetic Club”. They ask if you are diabetic, offer a free test meter and then attempt to get insurance and/or medicare card information. Never give out information of this kind, even if the caller says they need to “verify” information they claim to already have.

WalMart Gift Certificates: A text message is sent to your cell phone offering a $1000 WalMart gift certificate. This has been confirmed by WalMart as a scam. Do not respond – do not give out any information.

If you encounter what you believe is a scam, you may alert the police to it by calling 475-4154.

Police Department FAQ

Winter Road Conditions

To check on the condition of roads for traveling during the winter season, you can call the MSP Winter Travel Hotline at 800-381-8477 or get the AAA Snow Report at 800-644-7669.

Crosswalk Use

Push the button to activate the crossing sequence. The crosswalk signals work by sensors in the road. When they detect cross traffic on Croix, Baldwin, or Maas Street, they activate the signal change with a predetermined setting. Once cross traffic clears and the presence of a vehicle is not detected for 4 seconds, the signal switches back to highway traffic flow. If you don’t push the button, the signal change won’t take place unless cross traffic activates it, so make sure you press it to allow for a safe highway crossing.

Request a NPD Patch

This patch is the current emblem in use by the Negaunee Police Department. Patches are not available at this time, but maybe become available in the future.


This patch was used by the Negaunee Police Department for decades and was replaced in 2007. It is available to the general public* without the requirement of a trade for display purposes only. These patches are used (taken from uniforms) but most are in good general condition and are presented in an informational notecard.


Local Collectors: We ask that collectors within Marquette County stop by the department in person.
Outside Marquette County: Please email your request to Clerk Laura Van Marter. An email response will be sent notifying you of patch availability and what you must do to get one.

Becoming an NPD Officer

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Applications and resumes from persons seeking employment with the Negaunee Police Department are always accepted:

  • Applications can be printed here.
  • Marquette County residents may pick up an application from City Hall during regular business hours (10am to 4pm, Mon thru Fri)
  • Out-of-county residents may request an application via telephone (906)475-4154 or email if you are not able to print the document using the link above. Please be sure to provide your full name and address in your correspondence.

Completed applications & resumes should be brought to the police department or mailed to:

Negaunee Police Department
ATTN: Chief Jay Frusti
319 W Case Street, PO Box 70
Negaunee MI 49866

Tour the Police Department

If you would like to take a tour of the police department, or perhaps bring a special group for a tour, please contact Chief Jay Frusti at (906)475-4154 or email your request to make arrangements.

Home Calls Asking for Donations

The Negaunee Police Department DOES NOT SOLICIT DONATIONS. If you receive calls from any organization asking for donations do NOT give credit card numbers, checking account numbers or any other such information. If you are unsure of the call’s legitimacy, ask for the caller’s name and then contact the organization they claim to represent directly. You can apply this knowledge to Internet emails and sites as well – do not provide financial information to online solicitors.

Scams reported in the area include, but are not limited to:

The One Ring Scam: The Better Business Bureau recently issued an alert on �The One Ring Scam�, a type of phone cramming. How it works:

  • Your cell phone rings once or twice, just enough to show up as a missed call from an unknown or international area code.
  • No voicemail will be left and if you try to call it back, either no one will answer or you will only hear a weird noise on the other end.
  • Victims are later billed for the incoming international call if they answer and the premium service charge. In some cases, crammers may try to avoid detection by only adding a small charge.

If you think you’ve fallen for the scam, immediately notify your cell phone provider and keep an eye on your phone bill.

Similar to email, if you do not recognize the source, just ignore it. Visit the Better Business Bureau Alert Page for more information.

Re-Shipping Scam: The re-shipping scam begins with Internet users being befriended by someone needing assistance with shipping a package. The scammer will send a package, usually containing electronics such as cell phones and other trendy devices, to the victim’s address with forwarding information. An incident occurring locally involved a package containing electronic items being re-shipped to an address in Africa. The items inside the package were purchased using stolen credit card numbers and the victim’s identity.

Be cautious when receiving or responding to requests from people you don’t know personally. If you receive a package that you did not order, return it to the delivery service from which it came. And, don’t give out personal information over the Internet, especially when it is being solicited by an unknown party.

If you believe you have been victimized by a scam, contact your local law enforcement agency.

Publisher’s Clearing House Scam: Victims are contacted by someone claiming to be from Publisher’s Clearing House asking for money to be sent in order to claim a prize. Do not send any money or give out any personal information in response. When you actually win a prize, you do not have to pay for it.

Asset Liquidation Scam: A certified letter is sent from Central Office of Asset Liquidation asking you to send money to secure a “guaranted cash prize” that has gone unclaimed. Do not send any money or any personal information in response. The fact that you have to sign for a certified letter lends an air of validity, but this is a scam. VIEW AN EXAMPLE

UBI Scam: With this potential scam, a notice is received in the mail (from Singapore) indicating the recipient will receive $5,000 for signing a release and “fulfilling contest requirements.” A return envelope is provided which will send the release form to an address in Australia. Do not sign any type of release and do not send your information to any unknown destination – particularly when that destination is a foreign country. VIEW THE NOTICE

Jewelry/Merchandise Claim Scam: Area residents have received a notice in the mail stating they can pay a marginal fee (using a credit card) for shipping and/or processing. Do not answer these mailings and do not give any credit card information or bank account information.

Shopko Credit Card Scam: Someone calls to let you know your Shopko credit card has an unusually high balance and tells you they are calling to help take care of the matter. Reports received at this office indicate the callers do not identify themselves and generally hang up when pressed about who they are or where they are calling from. Do not give out any information over the telephone. If you have concerns about any type of credit account you may have with Shopko, we recommend you go to Shopko in person to inquire about your account status.

Jury Duty Scam: Someone calls identifying themselves as a jury duty coordinator. They inform you that you have missed an appointment and there is now a warrant for your arrest for not appearing for duty. When you protest saying you never received a summons, they ask for your social security number and other information on the pretense of canceling the warrant. This is not how the jury duty system works in Marquette County. Never give your social security number out over the phone regardless of who the caller says they are. If you have questions about jury duty and your responsibilities, you can call the Marquette County Clerk’s Office.

THIS SCAM HAS BEEN REPORTED NATIONWIDE AND THE FBI HAS FURTHER INFORMATION ON THEIR WEBSITE IF YOU WISH TO READ MORE ABOUT IT: www.fbi.gov

Internal Revenue Service – We have had two different types of scams involving the IRS reported in our area.

  • Refund to your credit card: The IRS will never solicit your information online and has no need to ask for your credit card number(s).
  • Email about refund eligibility: The IRS will never contact you through email about refunds or to collect information from you. Do not click on any links inside these types of emails as they make your computer vulnerable to “phishing”, which is an illegal and fraudulent attempt to acquire sensitive information such as passwords, credit card info or account numbers.

“Customer Service Evaluator” jobs in the newspaper: In this instance, companies advertising customer service jobs ask you to cash a large check and then send money to them as a “test” of a new moneygram system. Usually you are asked to send the money to a location outside of the United States. Although it might be tempting to cash the check, do not do so as this is a scam for which you could be left responsible for thousands of dollars when the check does not clear. Several of these companies list Wal-Mart as the place to send the money gram from, although Western Union and others have also been suggested.

Receiving a check in the mail for no known reason: This scam works similarly to the Customer Service Evalutor job scam in that you receive a check in the mail to be cashed. You are promised a portion of the money for your services and asked to forward a portion to someone you do not know. DO NOT CASH ANY CHECK IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THE SENDER OR THE REASON FOR THE CHECK BEING ISSUED TO YOU. If you have any questions or concerns whatsoever over a check received in the mail – DO NOT CASH IT. “Free money” isn’t free when you get held responsible for the full amount of the check after it fails to clear the banking system.

Social Security Benefit Inquiries: Callers are asking citizens for banking information as it pertains to Social Security benefits. Never give out bank account information or your social security number, even if the caller says they need to “verify” information they claim to already have.
Diabetes Associations: Callers are contacting citizens on behalf of the “Diabetic Club”. They ask if you are diabetic, offer a free test meter and then attempt to get insurance and/or medicare card information. Never give out information of this kind, even if the caller says they need to “verify” information they claim to already have.

WalMart Gift Certificates: A text message is sent to your cell phone offering a $1000 WalMart gift certificate. This has been confirmed by WalMart as a scam. Do not respond – do not give out any information.

If you encounter what you believe is a scam, you may alert the police to it by calling 475-4154.

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Laws and Crimes Related

Firearm Related

Complaint/Incedent Related

Animal Related


Fire Department FAQ

Become a Firefighter

If you wish to become a volunteer firefighter for the City of Negaunee, you may print an application HERE. Complete the application and drop off at City Hall or send by mail to:

City of Negaunee
PO Box 70
Negaunee, MI 49866

Burning Building Materials

State law restricts the burning of building materials, grass and leaves.

Burn Permits

You must obtain a recreational burn permit to operate an outdoor fireplace or have a campfire. These permits are issued where it is safe and have various restrictions. You may apply for a burn permit at City Hall Monday through Friday 10am – 4pm.

Fire Department Hours

The Fire Department is open from 6:30pm to 9:30pm on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Mondays of each month. You can stop in to get a permit at those times. If you are not available at those times, please call the department at 475-9811 and leave a message. A fire officer will get back to you and set up a time and date to obtain a permit.

Fire Station Staff

STAFF INFORMATION: The Negaunee Fire Department is fully manned by volunteers; however, the station is not staffed continually. There is a machine to leave a message if you happen to call when no one is in the building.

DEPARTMENT HOURS: The Fire Department is open from 6:30pm to 9:30pm on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Mondays of each month. You can stop in to get a permit at those times. If you are not available at those times, please call the department at 475-9811 and leave a message. A fire officer will get back to you and set up a time and date to obtain a permit.

Fire Department History

DEPARTMENT ORIGINS: The Negaunee Fire Department is a volunteer department that was started in 1868.


Department of Public Works FAQ

Snow Removal

For information on snow removal, please refer to the City Ordinance pertaining to this subject. You may also find information in the Michigan Vehicle Code about snow removal/placement. If you still have questions contact the DPW Supervisor at 475-9991.

Compost Site Location

The City of Negaunee’s compost site (located on County Road 480 across from the Wastewater Treatment Plant) is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Please note the site may be inaccessible during inclement weather.

The compost site will accept grass clippings, sod, garden debris, and brush and tree limbs up to 6 inches in diameter. Please empty any bags and place them in the trash cans provided.

Dumping of compost materials by the entrance gate is prohibited. Individuals caught dumping in this area will be fined.

Refuse Drop Off

REFUSE DROP OFF & COMPOST SITE: Great American Disposal (GAD) provides a refuse drop off site for City of Negaunee residential garbage customers to dispose of spring clean up items. This service is provided on the second Thursday of each month from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm and also the last Saturday of the month from 8:00 am to noon. The regular drop off site is located at the end of Lincoln Street.

Photo identification and a current Negaunee utility bill showing the garbage collection fees will be required to dispose of materials at this site. Quantities are limited to one pick-up load per month, with a maximum of four loads per household per calendar year.


Treasurer and Utilities FAQ

Garbage Collection

For concerns about garbage collection within the City of Negaunee please call 1-800-774-9006. If you have a billing question, call the Utility Billing Office at 475-7400 Ext 17.

Note: Holiday Schedule available HERE

Recycling schedule: Recycling Schedules

Convenience Fee Requirement

There are several low or no-cost means to pay your bill at the City of Negaunee. These include pre-authorized payment (ACH), writing a check, placing a payment in our drop box, or making payment at any of the following financial institutions: mBank or Range Bank. Even so, many customers prefer to pay by credit card. Credit cards companies charge businesses such as Paymentus Corporation a percentage of the payment for processing it. Therefore, to be fair to all customers, we have to ensure that the users of the credit card service pay for that service.

Credit/Debit Card Payment Confirmation

All online/telephone payments will be made known to the City of Negaunee instantaneously. If you wish, you may converse with customer service staff immediately after making payment. Call 1-877-318-5779 to do so.

Paying Utility or Tax Bill with Credit/Debit Card

City Treasurer: Brian Dowling
475-7700 ext. 16

Utility Billing: Brian Dowling
475-7700 ext. 17

WHAT YOU NEED

You will need the following information to expedite your credit card transaction:

  • Your utility account number (on your billing statement). This number will include all of the digits without the dash (-).
  • The balance owed on your bill
  • Your credit or debit card or check account information

PAYMENT CONFIRMATION

All online/telephone payments will be made known to the City of Negaunee instantaneously. If you wish, you may converse with customer service staff immediately after making payment. Call 1-877-318-5779 to do so.

WHY IS THERE A CONVENIENCE FEE AND HOW MUCH IS IT? There are several low or no-cost means to pay your bill at the City of Negaunee. These include pre-authorized payment (ACH), writing a check, placing a payment in our drop box, or making payment at any of the following financial institutions: mBank or Range Bank. Even so, many customers prefer to pay by credit card. Credit cards companies charge businesses such as Paymentus Corporation a percentage of the payment for processing it. Therefore, to be fair to all customers, we have to ensure that the users of the credit card service pay for that service.

Utility Bills

The convenience fee is $5.95 for each transaction per $400.00. Customers may make payments for amounts up to $400.00 in a single transaction; however, for payment amounts larger than $400.00, you will be required to make additional transactions for the remaining amount above $400.00 (also in $400.00 increments if applicable). A $5.95 fee will be applied to each additional transaction.

Tax Payments

The convenience fee for tax bill payments is calculated at 2.75% of the bill amount being paid.


City Clerk FAQ

Michigan Election Information

Marquette County Election Information

Voting for a Write-In Candidate

To vote for a candidate whose name is not printed on the ballot, write or place the name of that candidate in the blank space provided and completely darken the corresponding oval.

If you choose to cast a vote for a write-in candidate, be sure to follow these rules to ensure your vote is valid:

  • Clearly print the name of the candidate you wish to vote for.
  • Completely darken the oval next to the name of the candidate whose name you printed. Just writing the name is not enough.
  • Do not use the write-in method for a candidate whose name is already pre-printed on the ballot.

Check on Eligibility to Vote

Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots are available for all elections. They provide voters with a convenient method for casting a ballot when they are unable to attend the polls on Election Day.

Requirements for Absentee Voting

As a registered voter, you may obtain an absentee ballot if you are:

  • Age 60 years old or older
  • Unable to vote without assistance at the polls
  • Expecting to be out of town on election day
  • In jail awaiting arraignment or trial
  • Unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons
  • Appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence.

Applications for absentee ballots are available at City Hall from 10am to 4pm, Monday through Friday.

Please keep in mind you may pick up an application for someone else; however, you may NOT pick up a ballot for someone else, including family members. Absentee ballots can only be given or mailed to the registered voter on the application.

Upcoming Elections

Election information is available on the City Clerk’s Page