Larger watercraft will soon be moving about in the Menekaunee Harbor. Tuesday, Marinette’s Public Works committee held a special meeting to approved an amended agreement with AYRES Associates. City Engineer Brian Miller says the amendment allows AYRES to begin design work for two additional transient docks funded largely by a Wisconsin D-N-R Boating Infrastructure Grant.
The total amount of the grant project is estimated to cost just under 23-thousand dollars and Marinette’s share of the work would come from 2018 TIF district 3 funds. The Public Works committee forwarded the amendment on to the city’s full common council, which was ultimately approved later the same evening. (Written by Amber Myszka)
In other action, the council approved a memorandum, of understanding which will allow the Marinette Fire Department to provide emergency medical services to the entire City of Marinette. Up to now, the Fire Department only responded to medical emergencies within a one-mile radius of the fire station or when they were requested by other responders.
The council also approved the concept of a sharing a tourism director with Marinette County. The city has been looking at ways to market the city, and particularly the new REC center that will open next year. The county’s tourism director position is currently open.