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Pembine Sets $500 Citation For Illegal Cemetery Digging

Issue Date: May 26, 2022

At the monthly Pembine Town Board meeting on Tuesday, May 10, Town Chair Ross Bole Chairman Bole reported that Spring Clean-up will be held from Monday, June 13 through Saturday, June 18, and the Community Rummage Sale will be held on Saturday, June 11.

Present for the 6 p.m. meeting were Bole, Supervisors Anthony Erno and Heather Willis, Clerk/Treasurer Suzanne Allen and eight members of the public.

Bole issued a reminder that it is illegal for individuals to go to the cemetery and dig a grave. Proper authority is required. Bole said the Cemetery Association would like the Town to handle citations for this. After discussion, the board approved adding a fee of $500 for illegal burial citations to the fee schedule, and that the town will handle the citations. An updated cemetery fee schedule is to be on the agenda for the next board meeting, which is to be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14 at the Town Hall.

Terie Clark reported the Plan Commission had reviewed the trailer permit variance requested by Shane Van Den Heuvel for a property located on Timms Lake Road. This is for a park model trailer which is 413 square feet in size. Clark said after a discussion the Plan Commission approved recommending a variance be issued by the Town Board allowing continued use of this property in its current condition. The variance would be for 6 years from issuance but could be revoked if property were to become a nuisance or blighted. The Commission also reviewed the set-back ordinance and recommended its approval as written.

Later in the meeting Bole noted that the Plan Commission had recommended that the Town Board approve the variance for Van Den Heuvel, but said the paperwork had not yet been filled out and filed with the permit administrator. After a discussion the Board tabled the request until the application has been submitted.

Clark said the Plan Commission also revisited the proposed schedule of road improvements pending receipt of potential grant funds from the state.

Clark also noted there are a couple members of the Plan Commission who need to sign the confidentiality agreement and oath of office. Terie Clark also noted that once the construction on Hwy 141 begins the Commission would like the speed limit to be lowered on Reed Road and they would like the trucks to not be allowed to use it as it will not be a detour.

Supervisor Erno reported that at the Interior Committee's last meeting they discussed parks and the Day of Caring. Layout and planning of the trail at Lindquist Lake was discussed as well as the path for the handicapped boat dock.

Supervisor Erno reported that he had sent e-mails to the original Interior Committee members to see if they are still interested in being members. He will wait for responses and go from there.

Joyce Fischer stated she had found there are many different price ranges for strings of lights. She will need the footage of the current strings and how many lights are on each. Supervisor Erno said he would get that information for her.

Bole issued a warning that putting human waste into the trash can is not allowed, and asked that everyone please not do this.

Bole reported the 2020 Audit is finally completed. He said the auditor is currently working on the 2021 audit but it is not complete. He asked anyone with questions regarding the 2020 audit to please contact him or one of the other town official.

The Set-Back ordinance was reviewed. After questions arose regarding setback footage for in-town versus out-of-town lots and roads with differing right-of-way footages the board tabled action until wording can be changed to reflect these concerns.

Supervisor Erno reported that clean-up from the ice storm was done at Legion Park. Lindquist Lake Park cleanup was to be done on the Day of Caring with the school during the following week, and was to include raking and possibly some painting. Water was to be turned on in Legion Park on Friday, May 13.

Clerk Allen reported there were 11 permits issued in April. Of these, two were for outbuildings, four were for land use permits, and there were one permit each for a deck, a seasonal dwelling, fire sign driveway, a detached garage, and a detached garage with variance.

Allen reported she had spoken to the auditor on how to best handle the picnic donation for park equipment since the account is currently still under the Town but will be switched to the Chamber of Commerce. The recommendation is for the Town to give all funds in the account to the Chamber and then the Chamber could then give the donation to the Town. This is what would work best for auditing purposes. Clerk Allen will contact the Picnic Committee with information on the recommendation.

Carrie Brazeau, a candidate for the Marinette County Clerk of Courts position to be filled at the elections in November came to the meeting to speak to citizens regarding her career background and qualifications that make her a good candidate for the office she seeks. She is a lifelong resident of Marinette County, she is dedicated and determined and having been deputy clerk for seven years she has a knowledge of the court system. She said she is a hard-working, self-motivated, strong leader who wants to make changes for a more unified office with a staff with a good understanding of the court processes.

Chairman Bole reported tar was ordered in February but is on backorder still, we won't get it in until around end of May. We will need to determine if we will tar in summer or wait till fall. Grading is done, potholes are filled and most roads have been swept around town. Chairman Bole stated they could look into getting someone to come in to sweep the in town roads but he did not know what that would cost.

Allen reported the town hall was used eight times in April, including for the election on Tuesday, April 5.


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