space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* Country Cousin
space
space
Sports Shorts
* Marines Fall One Point Short In Loss to Mustangs
* Niagara Holds M&O Lead; Oconto Atop Packerland
* Bulldogs/Marines Compete at Seymour Invitational
* Bulldogs Blitz Blazers to End Regular Season
* WIAA Approves Spring Sport Rule Changes

space
Peshtigo Fire
space
e-Edition
Now Available
For more information
click here
dot
THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
space
dot
space

John LaCombe Selected As New Marinette Police Chief

Issue Date: May 5, 2021

Prior to the City of Marinette Common Council meeting on Tuesday, May 4, a special Board of Public Works Committee meeting was held for approval of several agenda items.

City Engineer Brian Miller said, "Every year ECS Midwest comes to Marinette when we need them on a time and material basis to test the soils and gravel base for various street projects for 2021. Authorization was given to move forward with ECS to provide the services needed on a time a material basis.

Next item was review of the annual traffic signal preventative maintenance contract form Tapco which the City has used their service for over several years. The cost will be $3,373 as per the annual contract.

Bids were received from three contractors for Edwin Street and Shore Drive for a street utility construction project with Barley Trucking of Menominee, Mi. bid amount of $268,450.98. Advance Construction of Green Bay came in at $275,834.20 with DeGroot Inc. of Green Bay at $283.599.71. The bid was awarded to the lowest bidder, Barley Trucking.

Bid results were also reviewed for uniform services with two bids received, one from Unifirst Corp. with low bid at $5,536.96 and Aramark at $6,376.08. Even though Unifirst reflected being a lower bid, they failed to comply with bid requirements. There were many other additional expenses as extra charges for items such as: garment preparation charges for each garment, emblem, personalization, oversize garment sizes charges as well as weekly minimum service charge of $25 per location with seven different locations being served, a $35 DEFE (Delivery Environmental Fuel Energy) surcharge per weekly service stop at each location and possibly delivery and several other charges listed separately making the contract more than what the base bid for Aramark was.

Miller asked Council to reject the Unifirst bid due to them not being in compliance with the bid requirements and adding many individually priced line items.

All were approved at committee level and later approved at the Council meeting per what was suggested at the committee meeting.

In his report, Mayor Steve Genisot announced the Police Department made their selection for a new Police Chief, pending Human Resources approval. The Department selected John LaCombe to be the new chief. After his position begins, they will then start the selection for a Captain.

Genisot also announced city employees were given the chance to get a covid vaccination during the work day. The city is working in compliance of they CDC. He also stated that as of the third week in May the city will eliminate the mask mandate and not require employees to wear masks. However, the public entering city hall are asked to continue to wear masks and city employees will be required to wear masks when they are face to face with the public. Also, as mentioned at the April Sine Dei meeting/ Council meeting, the city will be moving back to in-person meetings and will no longer be doing go to virtual meetings with the exception of presentations which they will still use go to for those.

Genisot also mentioned the presentation he sent to council in regard to the National Research Reserve is being worked on by UWGB for a potential opportunity of possibly getting a Research Center in the city. Sites are being looked at in Sturgeon Bay, Green Bay and Marinette. More information will be presented at the June council meeting.

A presentation that was to be held by Tyco, Johnson Control Inc (JCI) explaining the GETS Ground Water Extraction and Treatment System was asked to be put on hold until next Council Meeting with Tyco hiring a new firm for the system.

Fincantierri - Marinette Marine Chief Executive Officer Jan Allman presented the details regarding their blasting and dredging project and gave an overview of the project. "Blasting will occur between May and October and will be a Monday through Friday operation between the hours of 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. and the approximate time increment will be for 20 minutes which includes securing the area and doing the blast during that process. This project is authorized by the United States Army Core of Engineers and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This is normal routine dredging work that is done by many Harbors. The week of May 10 we will be doing our test blasting and the project will then start May 21 and go through Oct. 21".

Allman continued, "To insure fish migration, a bubble curtain will be installed that the fish don't like so it keeps the TURBIDITY and blast pressures low and will not affect the fish. During the day Fincantierri will be drilling and loading the hulls. It will be a 24/7 operation and an extractor will be ran at night time. The noise levels will be lower than their normal operations. We will have safety zones to make sure people will not be in the blasting area. Bridge to bridge activity will be banned during those times and will be approximately 20 minutes between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. There will be a warning signal, a blast signal and an all clear signal during that time frame. Informational signs will be posted at the boat launch ramps, marinas, local tackle shops and on Fincantierri's website. During Holiday times, fishing tournaments or any fishing activities where there will be elevated boating activities, we will not be doing any blasting to not interfere with those activitiesâ€. Mayor Genisot requested that the Logging and Heritage Celebration on July 10 be added to their non blasting time.

Temporary Class B licenses forwarded to Council from Personnel and License committee was approved for Marinette County Tavern League Softball Tournament being held June 4 and 5 along with American Legion Baseball of Marinette for events being held on various dates from May 15 through Aug. 22. Fourteen renewal licenses were approved with no exceptions. Also nine of 10 licenses were approved with one non qualifier that did not attend the meeting for public comment to defend themself, therefore that license was declined and one of the 10 is pending payment of fines and if paid will be given a license.

Three activities for the Logging and Heritage Festival being held on Saturday, July 10 on Stephenson Island were discussed for approval. The activities include two bands, The Dirty Martinis performing from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and RoseBrook, which is a local band and will be performing form 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The third activity was for Spielbauer Fireworks company to include delivery of the fireworks, setup and firing of display and next day inspection of site to check for and dispose of any unspent fireworks.

Alderman Doug Oitzinger announced he would be voting no for all three venues with his disagreement of going forward with holding the event in a pandemic with 42 new recent cases in Marinette County along with one recent death. The county is at 30.1% of population fully vaccinated and we are behind compared to other counties. In late March/ early April, there were 2,000 vaccinations per week being given and now are down to 1,300 in the last two weeks and there are more vaccinations available in more places. I am concerned we are not out of the woods yet. I believe the city should not be having this event with the thousands of of people attending with the declining amount of vaccinations being given and those vaccinated at only 30.1%.

Alderman Jason Flatt replied, "By July vaccinations will be as such that anybody who wants to get a shot will have had a chance to do so. We can't be in the position to mandate that everyone has to get vaccinated before we continue business as usual. Public safety is paramount but at the end of the day if the public doesn't want to take care of their own safety by receiving the vaccine, we cant force that so I will be voting in favor".

Alderperson Liz Mikutowski added,"I very much agree with Mr Oitzinger and also Mr. Flatt but I believe we can as a city encourage those people that come to these events to social distance and stay within their own groups. I have been to a couple of outdoor events and when the organizers of events encourage that strongly with signage, people have and will cooperateâ€.

City Clerk Lana Bero, organizer of the event then spoke, "First of all, this event is usually heavily sponsored throughout Upper Michigan and all of Wisconsin. We are leaving it basically just for our area and not putting out flyers all over and keeping it something special for our area. The magic show will travel throughout the crowd to the groups so people don't have to congregate in one area. We will have tents spread far apart, tables in tents will be separated and the band area is big enough for people to social distance. We are not expecting a huge turnout for this like we would hope in a normal festival. This is downplayed quite a bit, just a one day festival, not as many events, we are trying to make this something people can enjoy and still be safe".

After the discussions, the venues were approved for the festival.


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
10-14-2021Front Page
Over 200 Attend Historical Commemoration Service

10-14-2021Front Page
Warns About New Gift Card Scheme

10-14-2021Front Page
Peshtigo Town Board Working To Balance Budget For 2022

10-14-2021Front Page
Filing Deadline For $17 Million PFAS Settlement Is Oct. 22

10-14-2021Community - Coleman
Trunk or Treat at St. Matthew Church

10-14-2021Community - Coleman
Joins Wisconsin Pay Specialists

10-14-2021Community - Coleman
Coleman Cleanup Day Is Sat., Oct. 23

10-14-2021Community - Coleman
Evangelist To Speak At Hillside North

10-14-2021Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Legion Aux. To Meet Oct. 20th

10-14-2021Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Lists September Students of the Month

10-14-2021Community - Crivitz
Crivitz School Board Reschedules Meeting

10-14-2021Community - Crivitz
Fundraiser for NEWCAP, Crivitz Music Dept. Nov. 20

10-14-2021Community - Wausaukee
PJammin for Kids with Cancer

10-14-2021Community - Wausaukee
Northwoods Traditions Closes For Season

10-14-2021Sports
Marines Fall One Point Short In Loss to Mustangs

10-14-2021Sports
Niagara Holds M&O Lead; Oconto Atop Packerland

10-14-2021Sports
Bulldogs/Marines Compete at Seymour Invitational

10-14-2021Sports
Bulldogs Blitz Blazers to End Regular Season

10-14-2021Sports
WIAA Approves Spring Sport Rule Changes

10-14-2021Perspectives
Country Cousin

10-14-2021Perspectives
From My Window

10-14-2021Perspectives
From Our Readers...

10-14-2021Obituaries
Marie M. Alswager

10-14-2021Obituaries
John Beno Jr.

10-14-2021Obituaries
Ed (Billy) DeMeuse

10-14-2021Obituaries
Carol Jean Hucko

10-14-2021Obituaries
Lillian Irene Diaz/Howard

10-14-2021Obituaries
Betty Lou Johnson

10-14-2021Obituaries
Francis "Butz" Keller

10-14-2021Obituaries
Daniel C. Kienitz

10-14-2021Obituaries
Frank Joseph Lauerman III

10-14-2021Obituaries
John F. Limanowski, Jr.

10-14-2021Obituaries
Dr. Alexander Mamonov

10-14-2021Obituaries
Frederick Homer Naud

10-14-2021Obituaries
Loretta M. Patz

10-14-2021Obituaries
Lloyd "Pete" Peterson

10-14-2021Obituaries
Robert E. Reese

10-14-2021Obituaries
Donald Wayne Smith

10-14-2021Obituaries
Roger Younk

10-06-2021Front Page
Peshtigo Historical Society To Dedicate New Memorial Fri.

10-06-2021Front Page
Peshtigo Council OKs Land Sale To Tri-Tec

10-06-2021Front Page
Coleman School Has "Awesome" Open House, Adopts Covid Rules

10-06-2021Front Page
Two Traffic Fatalities Recorded Oconto Co.

10-06-2021Front Page
Some Object To Proposed Porterfield Road Closings

10-06-2021Community - Coleman
Hauntings at Equity and Kyle's Furkees

10-06-2021Community - Coleman
Centennial Bowling Tourney Set for Oct. 16th in Lena

10-06-2021Community - Coleman
ZZ Top Tribute to Play at Equity Hall

10-06-2021Community - Coleman
Coleman Water Utility to Meet Oct. 11th

10-06-2021Community - Crivitz
Slates Hearing On Tower Variance

10-06-2021Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Legion Post To Celebrate Birth of Navy

10-06-2021Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Board Hosts Meet For Day Care Startup Info

10-06-2021Community - Crivitz
Village of Crivitz To Meet Oct. 11th

10-06-2021Community - Wausaukee
WHS Junior Class Holds Bake Sale

10-06-2021Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Fall Fest Big Success

10-06-2021Community - Wausaukee
Annual Chili Fest Competition a Success

10-06-2021Community - Wausaukee
Silver Cliff Fire & Rescue Picnic Very Successful

10-06-2021Sports
Titans Defeat Wolves to Grab MONLPC East Lead

10-06-2021Sports
Oconto Stays On Top of Packerland; Defeats Peshtigo

10-06-2021Sports
Coleman Boys/Suring Girls Pick Up Wins at Lena Invite

10-06-2021Sports
Eight New Members Inducted into Marinette Hall of Fame

10-06-2021Sports
Marines & Blue Devils Advance to D2 Golf Sectional

10-06-2021Perspectives
Country Cousin

10-06-2021Perspectives
From My Window

10-06-2021Perspectives
From Our Readers...

10-06-2021Obituaries
Ralph S. Anderson

10-06-2021Obituaries
Robert C. Axtell

10-06-2021Obituaries
Bernard Barribeau

10-06-2021Obituaries
Stacy L. Canne

10-06-2021Obituaries
Richard Carroll

10-06-2021Obituaries
Peggy E. Cummings

10-06-2021Obituaries
Derald Demmith

10-06-2021Obituaries
Florence G. Durocher

10-06-2021Obituaries
Gloria L. Goffin

10-06-2021Obituaries
Jacqueline A. Jozwiak

10-06-2021Obituaries
Timothy C. Leffler

10-06-2021Obituaries
Marye L. Mathieu

10-06-2021Obituaries
Michael M. Peot

10-06-2021Obituaries
Linda K. Peters

10-06-2021Obituaries
Bobbie Jo Rondeau-Porter

10-06-2021Obituaries
Kenneth E. Rettshlag

10-06-2021Obituaries
Mary L. Sampson

10-06-2021Obituaries
Jonathan L. Smith, Jr.

10-06-2021Obituaries
Matthew J. Story

10-06-2021Obituaries
Edward K. Streeter

10-06-2021Obituaries
Joyce A. Swoboda

10-06-2021Obituaries
Sister Mary Thetreau

10-06-2021Obituaries
Thomas J. Utecht

10-06-2021Obituaries
Caroline R. Walters

09-30-2021Front Page
Sesquicentennial Fun

09-30-2021Front Page
Aquila Air Quality Permit Now Void

09-30-2021Front Page
Peshtigo Town Board Hires Two Employees

09-30-2021Front Page
Marinette County Offers Three Fall Color Tours

09-30-2021Front Page
Peshtigo School Board Okays Proposed Goals

09-30-2021Community - Coleman
Books Needed for Lending Library

09-30-2021Community - Coleman
Coleman Library Board of Directors Meet Oct. 11

09-30-2021Community - Coleman
ZZ Top Tribute to Play at Equity Hall

09-30-2021Community - Coleman
Lena Fall Craft, Bake Sale Oct. 17

09-30-2021Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Resumes Police Chief Quest; Ida Soletske Will Stay At Coleman

09-30-2021
Donate to K9 Unit

09-30-2021Community - Crivitz
American Legion Knife and Gun Show Oct. 2

09-30-2021Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Rescue Struggling To Stay Volunteer Squad

09-30-2021Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Rescue Squad Changes Are Happening

09-30-2021Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Rescue Board Okays 2022 Levy Amounts

09-30-2021Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Library Book Sale Oct. 2nd

09-30-2021Community - Wausaukee
To Set Budget At Goodman School Annual Meet Oct. 6

09-30-2021Sports
Cougars Move to 8-0 With Win Over Panthers

09-30-2021Sports
Oconto Tops Packerland; Peshtigo One Game Back

09-30-2021Sports
Marines Play to a 1-1 Draw With League Leading Comets

09-30-2021Sports
Marine Golfers Finish Second in NEC Conference Standings

09-30-2021Sports
Area Runners Compete in Mishicot & Oconto Invites

09-30-2021Sports
Marinette Competes at Xavier Tennis Invite

09-30-2021Perspectives
From My Window

09-30-2021Perspectives
From Our Readers...

09-30-2021Perspectives
Country Cousin

09-30-2021Obituaries
Carol A. Anderson

09-30-2021Obituaries
Rita T. Bitters

09-30-2021Obituaries
Patricia Cole

09-30-2021Obituaries
Marjorie R. Dupuis

09-30-2021Obituaries
Paula J. Dziak

09-30-2021Obituaries
Wesley P. Jorgensen

09-30-2021Obituaries
LeErma Z. Kehoe

09-30-2021Obituaries
Robert M. LaBlanc

09-30-2021Obituaries
John A. Mans

09-30-2021Obituaries
John J. Manning

09-30-2021Obituaries
Nicole L. Martin

09-30-2021Obituaries
Bertil R. Peterson

09-30-2021Obituaries
Ernest W. Pleger

09-30-2021Obituaries
Frances A. Schuh

09-30-2021Obituaries
Ralph G. Sievert

09-23-2021Front Page
Back In Time

09-23-2021Front Page
COVID-19 Cases Soar, Crivitz Changes Rules

09-23-2021Front Page
County Board Okays Airboat Funding, Supervisory Districts

09-23-2021Front Page
Peshtigo Council Okays Two Fireworks Permits

09-23-2021Front Page
Legal Counsel & Mayor Respond to BPM Invoice

09-23-2021Community - Coleman
Successful 5th Annual Equity Horse Trail Ride

09-23-2021Community - Coleman
Oconto County Veterans Memorial Asks for Donations

09-23-2021Community - Coleman
Marks 25 Years

09-23-2021Community - Coleman
Oconto Co. Vets Memorial Meat Raffle October 9th

09-23-2021Community - Crivitz
Gyger On UW-Stout Volleyball Team

09-23-2021Community - Crivitz
Crivitz May Offer Police Chief Job To Ida Soletske

09-23-2021Community - Crivitz
VFW Voice of Democracy, Patriot's Pen Competition

09-23-2021Community - Crivitz
Middle Inlet Board Addresses Road Work, Town Hall Needs

09-23-2021Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Blood Drive Collected 47 Pints Sept. 13

09-23-2021Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Fall Fest Vendors Needed

09-23-2021Community - Wausaukee
BDP School District Slates Sept. 29 Public Input Meet

09-23-2021Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Cemetery Committee to Reorganize

09-23-2021Sports
Maroons Lose to Undefeated Irish 28-7

09-23-2021Sports
Peshtigo Remains Atop Packerland 3-0

09-23-2021Sports
Marinette Girls/Coleman Boys Take Silver at Border Battle

09-23-2021Sports
Peshtigo Plays to a Draw With Three Lakes/Phelps


space
Peshtigo Times
WEB Poll!
Are you pleased that Aaron Rodgers will be playing for the Green Bay Packers in the 2021-22 season?
space Yes
No
Undecided
space
TO VOTE CLICK
YES, NO or UNDECIDED

Suggest a Question
space .
space
FRONT
space
.
space
CLASSIFIEDS
space
.
space
COMMUNITY
space
.
space
GUEST BOOK
space
.
space
NEWS
space
.
space
OBITS
space
.
space
PERSPECTIVES
space
.
space
SPORTS
space
.
space
SUBSCRIBE
space
.
space
.
space
PESHTIGO FIRE
space
.
space
CUSTOM PRINTING
space
.
space
TIMES' SAVER
space
.
space
Click for Peshtigo, Wisconsin Forecast
FORECAST
space
Quick...
News or Ad Search
Enter News key words.
Enter Ad key words.



Peshtigo Times
841 Maple St
PO Box 187
Peshtigo, WI 54157
Phone: 715-582-4541
Email:
News@
PeshtigoTimes.com

space
Fax: 715-582-4662
© 2000-2021
All right reserved
space
Powered by
WEB Media
Interactive
COMMUNITY
WEB sites