Marinette County Sheriff gives Annual Report

We can do better is the core statement made by the Marinette County Sheriff in his annual report to the Marinette County Board.

The loss of good employees, employee wages, and an overpopulated county jail are at the forefront of Marinette County Sheriff, Jerry Sauve’s, concerns. Sauve says they are taking extreme measures in making sure that other options are being utilized, other than sending individuals directly to jail, such as drug court, sober link, and electronic monitoring.

Sheriff Sauve

While the jail is overcrowded, Sheriff Sauve says, he’s facing a very serious reality and that’s with the staffing of the facility.
Sheriff Sauve

Sauve goes on to say that the County needs to compensate the employees fairly and there needs to be some sort of recruitment set in place to obtain employees and not lose them to other counties once they’ve got some time on the job in Marinette County.

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Community Sports and Event Center raises questions and concerns from the Marinette County Board

02 28 Marinette CTY BoardMarinette Mayor, Steve Genisot, along with members of the proposed Community Sports and Events Center council attended yesterday's County Board Meeting to discuss the possibility of Marinette County contributing the remaining balance 1.5 million dollars towards the 12 million-dollar project. Mayor Genisot says the City is giving six million dollars towards funding the project.

Mayor Genisot speaking to the County Board 

Interim County Administrator, John Lefebvre says what’s good for the city is good for the county and that goes for any municipality in Marinette County.

Interim County Administrator, John Lefebvre speaking to the County Board

Further discussions will continue at Marinette County’s Executive Committee next month with possible action to take place during March’s County Board meeting. For now, the City of Marinette continues to fundraise for the remaining 1.5 million-dollars.

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A Marinette County Propane Company is allegedly in violation of Wisconsin Consumer Protection Laws.

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During the polar vortex winter of 20-13 and 20-14, Customers Gas Service of Amberg, Wisconsin, unfairly charged consumers above their contracted price and failed to supply their consumers with their propane needs. Customers Gas sold propane through three different contracts; pre-buy, budget, and routed/scheduled delivery. Customer’s pre-buy and budget contracts stated that their consumers would get a set amount of propane at a secured price through one of two contracts. Pre-Buy customers paid in full for their propane at the time of contracting. However, Customers Gas did not secure the necessary amount of propane to perform its pre-buy and budget contracts. Ultimately, Customers gas sold greater amounts of propane than it was able to deliver to its pre-buy customers for the 20-13 and 20-14 heating season. Customers Gas is currently facing two violations, Count One is for the unfair billing for consumer goods and services and count two is for fraudulent representations. A court date has not yet been announced.

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The Marinette Fire Department is looking to upgrade their Hovercraft

At this weeks, City of Marinette public safety meeting, Marinette Fire Chief, Jay Heckel, addressed the committee with a formal request for them to consider replacing its chief jay heckel sm current hovercraft. Heckle says what they currently have is unsafe, outdated, and doesn't function well on water and he has found one that could meet all of their needs.


Heckle also explained to the committee that the craft is 20-years-old and parts are getting harder to find.



After hearing Heckel's safety concerns the committee agreed to forward his request to the finance committee for consideration in adding the hovercraft to the Cities 20-18 budget.

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