MARINETTE — Monday afternoon, the City of Marinette sent notice regarding three special meetings slated for today (Tuesday, March 30) at City Hall Common Council Chambers (1905 Hall Avenue). 

The Finance & Insurance committee as well as the Board of Public Works (BPW) will convene at 4:20 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., respectively, to discuss various agenda articles.

A Special Common Council meeting will immediately follow to consider any recommended agenda items passed through during the Finance and BPW meetings. 

Resolutions that include everything from PFAS to city infrastructure issues will be discussed, with possible action to follow on some. 

At the top of the Common Council meeting, a 5-minute "Citizen Comment" period is scheduled on the agenda. 

The following list is a brief survey of agenda items. For a more detailed list and explanation please visit the City of Marinette website and click on "Agendas & Minutes." (www.marinette.wi.us)

  • Discussion and possible action on a resolution to support state funding for the collection and disposal of Aqueous Film-forming Foam (AFFF), a major source of PFAS contamination in Marinette and surrounding areas. PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) constitute and an emerging family of toxic chemicals used in many industrial and consumer processes and products. It has been linked to serious health issues. 
  • Discussion and possible vote regarding a resolution to submit an Economic Development Administration Public Works Infrastructure Grant (CARES Act) application for improvements in the Ludington, Wells and Main Street areas. The project also includes Ely Street Garage. The project aims to implement infrastructure improvements in roadways and city-owned land for more efficient transportation, stormwater conveyance, parking, and also to provide for COVID-19 community protection and screening facility.
  • A proposal for a pedestrian safety study in the location of Stanton and Ludington streets. With the expected increase in employees at Fincantieri Marinette Marine and the addition of additional parking, both foot and vehicle traffic are expected to increase in that area. The proposed study aims to develop a projected model of impact on pedestrian traffic and subsequently provide recommendations to improve safety. 
  • Discussion and possible action regarding the high bid for the sale of the City of Marinette Fire Department Hovercraft.