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Issue Date: July 28, 2021

Dear Editor:

The Menominee Area Public Schools School Board has called a special election on Tuesday, August 3.  The one question bond referendum to voters is in the amount of $12 million, and worded as follows:  Shall Menominee Area Public Schools, Menominee County, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Twelve Million Dollars ($12,000,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, for the purpose of remodeling, equipping and re-equipping the Junior High/Senior High School building, including creating a secure entrance; and developing and improving the site?

The Junior/Senior 50-plus aged facility has the following infrastructure concerns for its longevity:  1) Create a secure main entryway, and include electronic access control and door alarms.  2) Update heating and ventilation systems, and replace digital controls.  3) Update LED lighting for energy efficiency.  4)  Plumbing improvements.  5) Complete roof replacement in areas that have not been replaced.  6) Replace original exterior windows and doors.  7) Parking areas and sidewalk sections to be replaced for safety concerns.  8) Replace elevator and update door hardware to ADA standards

Since this Phase One project will address the needs of the Jr./Sr. High School at an affordable $5.01 per month for an estimated based median value home in Menominee per $77,600 averaged assessed value ($38,800 taxable value), the cost will be justified for the students in our community to be in a safe and secure environment.  The Phase Two project with community involvement will be addressed in the Fall regarding Central Elementary and Blesch Intermediate Schools.

Thank you for voting on August 3, and contact the following resources to ask questions, and learn more:  Call:  906-863-9951; Email:  butlerderek@gomaroons.org; Website:  www.gomaroons.org/page/ref21.

Sincerely,

Connie Kewley

Menominee, MI



Letter to the Editor:

The Peshtigo Lions Club would like to thank the local communities for their support of our recent fundraising events. Thanks to your support we have been able to replenish and increase our funds depleted by the lack of fundraising during the pandemic. These funds will all be donated to local non-profit organizations and events in our area as well as worthwhile Lions International projects like disaster relief, vision improvement projects, hearing improvement projects, diabetes awareness, for example.

Special thanks need to be expressed to Lee's Family Foods for support with supplies and the use of their location for food booths, the City of Peshtigo for help with location and power for the Walleye Run Food Booth, the Marinette Moose Lodge and Burger King for supply of condiments and paper products, the Peshtigo Times, the Eagle Herald, and the local radio stations for publication of notices about the upcoming events.

Most of all, thank you to all the residents of our local communities for your support, we couldn't do this without you.

Sincerely,

The Peshtigo Lion's Club



Editor:

After reading the article in the Peshtigo Times â€Clerk Clarence Coble Addresses Town Board†I was surprised the paper found it newsworthy. However, the article did identify something I noticed about the TOP council after attending some town meetings and overhearing the TOP board talk to each other. The article highlights how dysfunctional the board is. The article was about a paid TOP employee upset and feeling persecuted. Sounds like many government employees. This type of behavior needed to be addressed behind closed doors. Instead, the chairperson, Cindy Boyle allowed an egregious personal attack on fellow board members.

Hopefully, Cindy Boyle sees how shameful this was and demands mr. Coble apologize in the same manner he took to chastise people he is paid to support. He may have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to TOP business. That doesn't make him the authority on TOP board. His position especially during town meetings is to take the minutes and that is all. He is not a voting member and is there in a supportive role to the TOP Board. Since Mr. Coble pointed out that the TOP is governed by Wisconsin State Legislative Statutes, I decided some fact checking and reading was needed before I could respond, which I found enlightening.

Let's address the list of complaints our taxpayer funded town clerk Mr. Coble ranted about.

First no one listens to me (or the Treasurer) - well per WSL 60-15 states his duties are to take minutes of the town meetings and then the clerk is to sign them and file them within 5 days Not to project influence on the issues. I don't want to say the board shouldn't occasionally ask his opinion but that is the boards option, not his. So as far as the responsibility of the TOP Board your input shouldn't be considered any more important than a town resident.

Second issue was the use of TOP office equipment by TOP Board members If the office equipment was needed in the performance of TOP Board members duties, then that's what we (TOP Residents) paid to have the equipment for. I would think as the town clerk Mr. Coble would see that as part of his job description to support the TOP Board. I don't know what government offices he talked to but I can provide many examples to the contrary. Clerk of Court comes to mind.

Third issue is access to records. Mr. Coble is the town clerk, he has custodial duties regarding the town records. In WSL laws for town there is 19.34 * Notice of records access. This ordinance allows for access to records even to town residents upon the asking. Request for official records can be either written or oral but to deny access has to have rational of why the requested data couldn't be provided. As far as being untethered the ordinance allows for copies of records. Note there may be a cost. If a Board member is requesting the data, his job is to support the TOP Board. If there is an issue where the data has to be tethered then work with the board member to allow them to obtain the information they request. That's the clerk's job.

Fourth issues is the point where Mr. Coble feels the board took advantage of his absence to create a coup and remove him from office. I guess not being there may have led to a misunderstanding that created such a scenario in his head. Looking into the statutes 60-15 discusses what happens when the clerk isn't present at town meetings to take minutes. The chairperson is required to appoint a temporary clerk for the meeting. If a board member made an inquiry of who the chairperson was going to appoint as the clerk for that meeting doesn't mean a coup was employed Just normal procedure for town meetings. This is where Mr. Coble decided to vent and chastise an elected member of the Board. The chairperson, Cindy Boyle should have presided over the meeting as required and restore decorum. Mr. Coble's demanding minutes from the insulted board member take the cake. Again, Mr. Coble doesn't understand that it's the clerk's job to take minutes even at special meetings.

So let me recap. Mr. Coble feels irrelevant and disrespected. Since he is so unhappy with his work place and duties, he was hired to perform he should exercise his contract option and terminate in 90 days. If he is a professional, he would apologize publicly before he leaves. The Chairperson should have addressed this before she allowed a paid employee to rant at an official meeting in public.Cindy Boyle enabled Mr. Coble to vent knowing a reporter was present. Where was the decorum Cindy Boyle is required to maintain at these meetings? The Town Board certainly seems very dysfunctional and trust me that just scratches the surface.

Lloyd DeBlois

N2449 Shore Dr.

Marinette



â€Spinner's Ridgeâ€

I heard the cowbell on Spinner's Ridge

Echoing through the hills and trees,

And Rex and I climbed to the top

To bring the cows all home.



It was June the summer of â€63

And the ground was covered with wild blueberries,

I stopped to eat a few dozen or so

And the bell grew louder as raindrops fell.



Now sometimes when I look back

To my days of long ago,

I realize those were the best of times

Without a care in the world.



We found the cows amongst the scrub oaks

On top of Spinner's Ridge,

And Rex and I rounded them all up

And the bell cow led us home.



Gertrude and Bell and Whitey

Counting heifers and calves 19 in all,

And every time a calf strayed away

Rex would nip it's ankle to bring it back.



Down the ridge and through the swamp

Where a little trout stream ran,

Then through the night pasture and into the barn

Where dad waited for our return.



Now sometimes when I look back

To my days of long ago,

When things were simpler and I had no problems

Without a care in the world.



I still hear the cowbell on Spinner's Ridge

Echoing through the hills and trees,

Where Rex and I climbed to the top

to bring the cows all home.



Roger Lanich,

Wausaukee


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