THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Marinette County Forestry Approves $1,353,612 Sale
The Marinette County Forestry & Parks Committee approved over $1.3 million in timber sale bids at its monthly meeting on Friday, June 9.
Of the 25 tracts put out for bids, 21 were sold. A total of 1,577 acres were sold for $1,353,612, a 47.07 percent increase over the total appraised value of $920,415.07.
The committee also approved a motion to forward collection of non-sufficient funds totaling $160 from Jessica Hanner to the Finance Committee. According to Forest and Parks Administrator Pete Villas, some chairs were left at Lake Noquebay following a wedding there last October. The chairs were not claimed or inquired about until the spring, when a woman called saying that they were hers.
Hanner was charged $140 to retrieve the chairs and wrote a check in that amount. However, the check did not clear and that attempts to contact her have been unsuccessful. Villas noted that in order to send it to collections to try and get the money, the issue has to be passed on to the Finance Committee.
In the monthly report for the Parks Department, Villas outlined completed and ongoing projects for the crews at Lake Noquebay Park, Camp Bird, Goodman Park, Morgan Park and Twin Bridges Park. He also noted that the Morgan Park Crew is just finishing up installing a new roof at the campground's lodge.
During the Forestry Division activities report, Assistant Forestry Administrator Marcus Isaacson noted that they recently hauled roughly 500 tires to Oconto Falls to be disposed of at no cost to the county.
Elsewhere on the agenda, the committee reviewed a schedule of invoices totaling $164,956.22. The Forestry Department's revenue report showed a total of $992,997.45 in revenue so far this year, up over $140,000 from this time in 2016. Meanwhile, the Parks Department has brought in $57,039.83 in revenue through May, down slightly from $68,274.86 at this time last year.
The committee's next meeting will take place on Thursday, July 6 at 9 a.m. at the Forestry Department in Peshtigo.