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From Our Readers

Editor:

Re: Town of Pound Sex Offender Placement

The people from Pound have a valid concern about placing sex offenders in their community. The article noted numerous times that the sex offenders will be monitored by a parole and probation agent.

Well, the community should know that about 64% of the inmates in prison are for revocations, meaning they failed under supervision. Reading the Peshtigo Times each week one can often see in the police column "arrested on a valid warrant from Probation and Parole". The article stated the sex offenders will be supervised by a parole or probation agent. Ha! What a laugh.

Any reader of this article can go to the DOC Inmate Locator and the Sex Offender Registry. Look for this sex offender: Ezra Callahan 467197. He is a registered sex offender. The locator indicates his whereabouts are unknown. He absconded in October 2015, and he is still "on the run". So, yeah, the parole and probation agents will be monitoring the Pound sex offenders.

The most effective way to stop them from moving in Pound would be some people outside the house with signs. THAT would put the sex offenders in jeopardy, and the DOC would not move them there.

Sincerely,

Bryce Garrett (PT subscriber),

Waupun



Dear Editor:

I would like to respond to a second letter by Peter Pfankuch criticizing the Marinette County Board and me for discussing the possibility of contributing to the construction of a new Community Sports and Event Center in the City of Marinette. He continues to speak of Marinette residents, and now Peshtigo residents, as if they are not also county residents and taxpayers. Mr. Pfankuch still doesn't get that we all pay the same county property taxes as he does, although we don't all receive identical services.

He also needs to understand that not a single dollar of the county sales tax directly supports city services like police, fire protection, and public works. Those services are essential to the businesses in the city that collect the county sales tax. The county sales tax revenue is not shared with any of the county's municipalities, and those municipalities are prohibited by state law from having a sales tax of their own.

He suggests that Marinette raid the "tourism folk's money as they seem to have excess funds," to which I scratch my head and say "huh?" What tourism folks and money is he talking about? The Marinette County Tourism Alliance is supported by Marinette County; it does not have an independent source of funding.

As to a county referendum on this or a myriad of other issues, we have them every two years. They're called "county board elections". He should run for office and take his perspective to the voters.

Perhaps when Mr. Pfankuch writes his next letter and uses the term "County residents" he could change it to read "resident in Marinette, Peshtigo, Crivitz, Coleman, Niagara, Town of Porterfield, Town of Peshtigo, etc. of Marinette County", then he might be able to overcome the blind spot that prevents him from seeing only his residence in Marinette County but not mine or others if we happen to live in a city or village.

Sincerely,

Doug Oitzinger



Times Editor:

I strongly support investing $1.5 million of Marinette County funds in the new Community Sports & Events Center (CSEC) in Marinette. One of the ways to reduce the county tax burden on taxpayers is through increasing county sales tax collections. Most people favor county sales tax over property taxes because county sales taxes are paid by visitors to our county and not solely by property owners.

Growing the county's sales tax collections through economic development is the responsible way to manage the county's finances. We logically know that people coming to the CSEC will spend money in our restaurants, gas stations and stores while they are here attending events. There will be a return on the money spent by the county on the CSEC that will continue on year after year. All citizens of Marinette County will participate equally in the increased county sales tax collected.

Finances aside, the demographics of Marinette County indicate a declining population as far as the eye can see. This is no surprise to me, as I have lived in Marinette and Marinette County most of my life and have seen it. The opportunity we have to change our destiny is economic development. Economic development has a tourism component. The CSEC, while improving the quality of life for those citizens in Marinette County who choose to use it, is a responsible effort to increase tourism.

I commend Mayor Genisot and the Marinette City Council's leadership in taking on a project of this magnitude. The fundraising committee has a huge task; I suspect the largest fundraising effort in our county's history. The many citizens and businesses that have contributed the $4.5 million raised so far have shown their support in an unprecedented way. The county has the funds to make the recreation center a reality. We can and should support this project and begin, by investing in this project, to change our future.

Rick Polzin

Marinette Co. Supervisor " District 29

City of Marinette Ward 7



Letter to Editor:

Northern Health Centers Community Health Center advocates were in Washington, DC with a national network of over 1,400 fellow Community Health Centers.

The Community Health Centers provide high-quality, community-driven, comprehensive health care to develop relationships with patients and their families and work with them to achieve their goals.

Over the past several years, Northern Health Centers made progress on one of its main goals to make sure everyone has access to health care. They helped the community to gain insurance, and have seen a 5% reduction in uninsured patients. They are committed to seeing patients who don't have insurance, and provide equal, excellent care to anyone who comes through the doors. They provided thousands of people in Florence, Forest, Langlade, Marinette, and Oconto Counties with a health care home.

On the heels of these gains, patients and Northern Health Centers face a great deal of uncertainty. While the Affordable Care Act remains intact, there are still threats to affordable coverage and the future of Medicaid. Northern Health Centers is one of few providers in the area servicing patients with Medicaid, which ensures they can access care in their community. The long term strength and sustainability of funds are critical to success and ability to expand services to the community.

In Washington DC they will ask lawmakers to support Community Health Centers and to keep the Medicaid program intact to continue to provide compassionate, patient-centered, community-based care. They pride themselves to serve everyone in the community whether they have private insurance, Medicaid, or pay out of pocket. If you support the work of Northern Health Centers, contact Congressman Mike Gallagher at 920-903-9806 and ask him to extend the Health Centers Fund for at least five years, to maintain a strong Medicaid program for patients.

Michele White,

Executive Director



Editor:

Re: Placement of violent sex offenders

I am writing this letter to express my opposition to the possible placement of two convicted sex offenders in our community. A couple weeks ago we were made aware of a possible location on 7th Rd. in the Town of Pound, this past week we were made aware of a second location on Hwy. 64 in the Town of Beaver. In the case of the residents on 7th Rd. there is a house with children 650 feet from the proposed location. The proposed location on Hwy. 64 is 1055 feet from a residence with small children, and directly across the road from a convenience store. Both of these proposed locations are within the 1500 feet which is required to separate properties with children from convicted violent sex offenders, however, the law requires the properties to be adjacent to the proposed location, and in both cases the properties are separated by another vacant parcel.

The letter of the law seems to give the state the ability to place these convicted violent sex offenders in these two homes, however, if the intent of the law was to keep them away from children, then this law needs to be changed in order to address this issue. These two sex offenders have been locked up for decades, and when they are released the State Legislature is counting on invisible property lines to help prevent another tragedy from happening. Please contact your elected State officials and ask them to change this law. What's more important, placing convicted violent sex offenders in our community, or keeping our kids safe?

Call Dave Hansen, 608-266-5670, Tom Tiffany, 608-266-2509, Jeff Mursau, 608-266-3780, or John Nygran, 608-266-2343.

Ryan Wendt,

Brazeau Town Chairman,

Oconto County Supervisor,

Coleman School Board President, and father of two.


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