Union ratification of proposed contract changes from Mercury Marine paved the way for the company to stay in Fond du Lac; now comes some follow through by the city and county. City Manager Tom Herre says thousands of people were affected by last Friday’s union vote. The City Council and County Board now have to follow through with incentive packages for the company that were only discussed in closed sessions of both bodies. County Executive Al Buechel believes the county supervisors will support the incentive package. Herre also thinks city council members will back the incentive package.
Details of the incentive package will be announced today during a press conference at the City-County Government Center at 10:30 a.m. It’s designed to assure Mercury Marine will stay in Fond du Lac for at least the next 12 years.
Contributed by Bob Nelson-KFIZ