Drivers in Marinette will need to adhere to the city’s parking guidelines or face some steep penalties. Common Council approved hiking Marinette’s parking fines to $40 initially and $80 if not paid within 72-hours. That’s twice as much as they previously were. The decision was made after the Civic Affairs Committee discussed the problems the City continues to have with overtime parking, particularly in areas near Fincantieri Marinette Marine and Boom Landing. It was agreed by the Committee that the previous $20 fine was no longer an effective deterrent with parking in such high demand and beyond that, the charge did not cover the city’s costs to enforce parking limitations and process violations.