THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
County Board To Air Coroner Post Feb. 27
Issue Date: February 21, 2018
The Marinette County Board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 27 promises to be a long and busy one. The agenda includes discussion on a controversial proposal to eliminate the elected position of county coroner in favor of an appointed medical examiner, and action to adopt pay schedules for elected officials coming up for election this fall as recommended by the personnel Committee.
Approval is expected for a Forestry Committee resolution seeking state funding to buy a 40-acre property in the Town of Amberg, and a Land Information Committee resolution supporting application for an Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant Dolan Lake.
Annual report for the Sheriff's Department is to be given by by Sheriff Jerry Sauve. There are also to be reports by Water Resource Specialist Chuck Druckrey on the City of Peshtigo fish viewing platform project; Supervisor Robert Holley for the Personnel and Veterans Service Committee, and Board Chair Mark Anderson for the Highway and Transportation Department.
Approval is expected for appointments of Colleen Risner to represent the Coleman, Pound and Beaver area on the Elderly Services Board; Mary Holley to serve as an at-large member on the County Consolidated Library Board and County Library Planning Committee; Amy Shaffer, as a realtor employed within Marinette County to serve on the Land Information Council, and Town of Peshtigo Fire Chief Mike Folgert to serve as citizen-at-large member on the county's Chapter 5 Grievance Committee.
Action is expected on a proposed ordinance change that will allow County Board's new committee structure to go into effect at the annual board reorganization in April, and on a change to the County Traffic Code as recommended by the Highway and Transportation Committee.
The board is expected to approve State of Wisconsin orders to convey right-of-way title and quit claim deed for the U.s. Hwy. 41 wayside in the Town of Peshtigo just outside the City of Marinette, and for a property at the northwest corner of US 141 and Dewey Street in the City of Niagara.Both properties were acquired in the county's name and were being held in trust for the State of Wisconsin.
Approve State of Wisconsin order to convey right-of-way title and quit claim deed for Parcels 6 & 7, NE1/4SE1/4 of Section 9, T38N, R20E, City of Niagara as part of the lands originally acquired in the County's name and being held in trust for the State of Wisconsin.
A Forestry Committee recommendation to approve the bid from Christiansen Construction for a garage at Twin Bridge Park in the amount of $64,500 will be presented for approval, as will some amendments to the 2018-2022 Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan adding improvements/projects from the Village of Wausaukee and Village of Crivitz that were omitted from the document approved last month.
Approval is expected for Health and Human Services Committee recommendations to approve a contract with Advocates for Healthy Transitional Living for $43,719.35; authorize the ADRC Supervisor to apply for, and accept if awarded, and administer a grant of $80,000 for Expansion of the Dementia Care Specialist Program, and approve an Administrative Telepsychiatry Agreement with Genoa, a QOL Healthcare Company, for psychiatric services to children, all subject to review by Corporation Counsel Gale Mattison.
Finance Committee recommendations to approve a 15-year agreement with Marinette Optical Community Area Network (MOCAN) for high speed internet in cooperation with NWTC-Marinette, the City of Marinette, Marinette School District and Marinette County. If approved, the entities will share prorated costs projected to be $12,000 per year for the first 5 years.
Several proposed equipment purchases are expected to be approved, as is are some changes to the County's Personnel Policies and procedures manual.