THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
County Board To Meet On May 28
Issue Date: May 22, 2019
The regular monthly meeting of Marinette County Board starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, will include a special presentation on the Marinette Menekaunee Harbor project by Supervisor Ken Keller, who is also a City of Marinette alderman. With Keller will be representatives of the Menominee Indian Tribe, which had its beginnings at the Menekaunee Harbor location. Keller and others, including members of the Menominee tribe, have been working on a special statute to honor that fact.
There also will be presentations by Cory Heigl of Packerland Broadband and Cindy Bailey, Campus Executive Officer for UWGB-Marinette Campus.
Department head report will be presented by Marinette County Circuit Court Commissioner/Register in Probate Jane M. Seguin.
The board is expected to approve Chair Mark Anderson's appointment of Supervisor Tom Mandli to the Bay Lakes Regional Planning Commission. Governor Tony Evers has appointed former MCABI Administrator Ann Hartnell to serve on the Bay Lakes Regional Planning Commission.
BLRPC has been contracted to develop an overall Economic Development/Tourism promotion plan for Marinette County, and work on that is in progress.
County Administrator John LeFebvre's appointments of Daryl Booth to serve as the EMS representative on the Local Emergency Planning Commission and Medical Examiner Kalyn VanErmen, ME to serve on the Traffic Safety Commission will be presented.
The 2020 Budget Policy and Schedule approved by the Administrative Committee will be presented for full board approval, as will several changes to the Personnel Policies and Procedures manual.
The board will vote on a resolution that expresses opposition to the legalization of recreational marijuana in Wisconsin. If approved, copies will be passed along to legislators and other state government officials.
They will vote on a resolution of support for state legislation that would allow civilian correctional officers to claim Protective Status under the Wisconsin Retirement System. That resolution was approved by the Public Services Committee, and passed along by the Administrative committee without a recommendation.
The board will act on several revisions to ordinances that govern how county business is done. Among the proposed changes are a new user fee schedule as approved by the Administrative Committee, setting up a process for the County Administrator to appeal committee decisions, and removing "moment of silent reflection" in the opening portion of board meetings with "moment of silence." The Executive Committee had rejected a proposal to reinstate "moment of silent prayer."
Another proposal would allow Supervisors to continue collecting per diems for the main meetings of outside committees too which they are assigned, but not for sub-committee assignments from those groups. There is new wording to be considered that clarifies per diem and meeting definitions, and in provisions for public comment by supervisors at board meetings, providing that the comments do not pertain to items that should come under discussions of county business.
There are numerous contracts being presented for approval, and several utility easements for Wisconsin Public Service, all recommended by the appropriate committees.
Among the proposals is placement of signs prohibiting dogs not on lashes from being inside the fenced area at Harmony Arboretum, and making owners responsible for picking up and disposing of feces.