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Construction May Be Up, Corn Crop Down In Area

Issue Date: June 10, 2021

The information discussed at the Marinette County Board's Development Committee meeting on Tuesday, June 8 indicates that weather this spring has been hard on farmers and gardeners, but the climate for new construction appears to be good.

Land Information Director Tim Oestreich reported his office has issued 153 sanitary permits so far this year, up from 95 at this time last year. There were 27 more sanitary system inspections to date this year than for the same months in 2020.

"Looking at the numbers, a lot of new systems will go in this year," Oestreich commented.

He said 9,671 sanitary notices were sent out in July, and this year the property owners who received them can respond to the brief questionnaire online. Not needing to manually enter the responses saves time for office staff.

Committee members present for the meeting were USDA-FSA Representative Mary Noll and County Board Supervisors Penny Chaikowski, Robert Holley, Thomas Mandli, Clancy Whiting, Bonnie Popp, and Ted Sauve, chair.

Late in the meeting, Sauve asked UWEX Area 8, Director Nancy Crevier, to have the UWEX Ag agent report on farm issues at the July committee meeting.

That led to a comment from Noll that lots of farmers are having to replant this year, especially corn, because of the late frosts that hit after the first plantings were up nicely. "It's been pretty stressful," she remarked. She said the freeze was widespread throughout the county and mentioned that one planting contractor has already replanted 265 acres and has at least another 500 acres still needing to be replanted.

Popp said her area of the Town of Stephenson had four inches of hail during one of the cold snap days in late May, and Mandli said sweet corn had been coming up nicely in his garden in the Town of Peshtigo and then froze right through the plastic he had used to cover it.

Asked after the meeting how successful replanting is likely to be, especially in view of the early-season heat wave that hit almost immediately after the freezing temperatures left, Noll said many farmers are concerned about the possible effect of the unseasonably hot weather on tender new plants.

Popp, who is assigned by the Development Committee to serve as Marinette County Board representative on the McCaslin Lake District Association, reported on that group's quarterly meeting held Saturday, May 29 at the lake. She said McCaslin Lake is located near Lakewood, almost on the Oconto County line, and about 18 miles from her home in Twin Bridge. She had learned it is a 77-acre lake, but only about 9 feet deep, so keeping the lake dredged is the main goal of the Lake District.

There are 29 property owners assessed for their share of district expenses, only two are behind in payments. Popp declared she was very impressed with the cooperation shown by members, and with their willingness to work as volunteers. They meet quarterly, and their next meeting is set for Saturday, July 3. Their winter meeting is held in Appleton, closer to where most of the property owners have their year-round homes.

Popp said a few years ago the McCaslin Lake District bought a dredger, and it has been operated entirely by volunteers. Earlier on the day of the District meeting, 16 volunteers spent six hours getting their dredger launched and ready to work, she reported.

The District is seeking to hire someone to work on lake projects 40 hours per week throughout the summer. She suggested it would be a great summer job for someone who enjoys working outdoors.

One of their upcoming projects is the replacement of a culvert at the lake's outlet, and the report that followed, given by Whiting, may have offered a suggestion on how it could be financed.

Sauve complimented Popp's report, stating that was the most information the committee had received on McCaslin lake in a very long time.

Holley asked if there is a dam connected with the lake, and there is not, just a small stream that serves as an inlet and another small stream that is the outlet.

Whiting commented that dams must be recertified every 10 years.

Whiting represents the committee on the North Central ITBEC Board of Directors, and at the Development/Tourism Director Jennifer Short, had attended a virtual meeting of that group on May 27. He said the ITBEC has $1.9 million in a fund for economic development and tourism. While that fund cannot be used for infrastructures like roads and bridges, it can be used for culverts up to 36 inches, so it might be able to fund the McCaslin Lake culvert.

Part of the ITBEC meeting involved discussion of the former Northwoods Rail Transit Commission, and Whiting said they were told the Canadian Railroad is divesting itself of 800 miles of rail in Wisconsin, but he did not hear of anything that would affect Marinette County.

Whiting noted ITBEC dues are $1,480 per year, the same as last year, and asked if the committee wanted to remain a member.

Short felt the ITBEC benefits are well worth the price of membership. For example, they are partnering with Travel Wisconsin on a "Fam Tours" project in which travel writers will visit participating counties. The cost is $8,170, and the state will pay half. Through that project, travel writers are sent to participating counties, and Marinette County will have an opportunity to host one or more of the writers or tour groups. They do not know where the stories will be published.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Sand Lake Conservation Camp traditionally held each summer at Marinette County's Camp Bird Youth Camp was canceled for 2020 and 2021. Oestreich said to partly replace that opportunity, Information and Education Specialist Anne Bartels is putting together kits of nature projects for kids to do at home, and the Great Lakes Committee awarded a $732.91 grant to help pay for them.

Motion to renew ITBEC membership for this year was unanimously approved. ITBEC stands for International Trade, Business, and Economic Development Commission.

Oestreich reported Marinette County is scheduled to host the fall business meeting of Lake Michigan Area Land and Water Association on Friday, Oct. 15, if the group holds an in-person meeting rather than virtual. The last time Marinette County hosted, the meeting and lunch were held at the Iron Works in Marinette. Several supervisors wondered if the meeting could include some sort of tour, and Holley noted they have often talked about touring an industrial site with the group, and also suggested they might offer the beautiful Marinette County Fall Color Tour since the timing is right. Sauve said the committee should think about possibilities and make plans at its July meeting, so no action was taken.

Road improvement projects often involving disturbing survey corner markers, and the Land Information Office is responsible for preserving them. Oestreich said Hugh Guy Land Surveying has been contracted this year to locate and help preserve corners that might be affected. Letters were sent to the 25 municipalities in the county asking for information about their road projects and 23 of them responded, Oestreich, said. So far he has looked at 53 projects. Goodman has not responded. Amberg did but was not yet ready to list specific projects.

Plat books are being prepared, with July 9 the deadline for changes. They are to be the same size and general layout as last year, Oestreich said.

Normally redistricting would be done this year to bring electoral districts into line with the results of the 2020 census. However, Oestreich said because completion of the 2020 census was delayed by Covid, redistricting may be pushed back to 2022. If that happens, the new district lines will not take effect until the 2024 elections.

After getting some questions answered, the committee agreed to accept a $250 donation from the Northwoods Tobacco-Free Coalition to be used for tobacco prevention activities with Stephanie Nault, Health and Well Being educator. Crevier said Nault works closely with the county Department of Health and Human Services and has done great things on that, including providing vaping information at schools. Crevier said vaping and tobacco smoking are often precursors to other drug misuse.

On the recommendation of Oestreich and County Administrator John LeFebvre, the committee agreed to eliminate the currently vacant position of Property Listing Specialist Level 1 and create an Administration Specialist position. The Property Listing office formerly had five people assigned, and for the past year has had three people. This change in assignments will bring the staff back up to four.

The committee named County Conservationist Sarah Topp to represent Marinette County on the Wild Rivers Invasive Species Board of Directors. She replaces former Land and Water Department Director Greg Cleereman, who retired last year. Prior to being tapped to head the department, Cleereman had been County Conservationist.

The Fair Board is busy planning the 2021 Marinette County Fair to be held from Thursday, Aug. 26 through Sunday, Aug. 29. Oestreich said animal exhibit information must be entered by July 7.

June Dairy Month Breakfast on the Farm will be celebrated Sunday, June 27 at the Al Hartwig Farm in the Town of Grover, in Marinette County, and Sunday, June 13 at the Alsteen Farm on Belgian Road in the Town of Lena, Oconto County. Crevier said UWEX will provide educational displays to be set up at both events, but no Extension educators will be available in person because they are still under UW-Wisconsin's Covid-19 restrictions to not participate in in-person events.

The Marinette County Fair was held last year without UWEX participation, and decision has not yet been made in regard to Extension's level of participation in the 2021 Fair.

The committee had held no meeting in May. At its April 6 meeting, Crevier had given an update on Extension programming, including a report that the educators should be back into the office in person full time by July 1, but would still have to follow COVID protocols including wearing masks, social distancing, and cleaning.

FoodWIse staff were recognized as finishing all their school programming. Amy Elkins, 4H Program Educator received two awards. One was for a teaching series about baking called "Clover Cookie Creations" in which participants learned several approaches to prepare cookies, received feedback from judges on how to enter items in a contest or fair, allergy-friendly substitutions, and important kitchen safety tips. The other was for a Teaching Research Project that measured the impact of 4H on aspects of their lives including goal management, positive emotionality, prosocial orientation, hopeful purpose, openness to challenges, and growth mindset among many other areas. The information gathered is supporting program development in each county that provided the tool, as well as informing state and national 4H practice, Crevier had said.

Sarah Ferdon reported FoodWIse teaches healthy eating habits, active lifestyles, and healthy community environments for Wisconsin residents with limited incomes. A total of 14 people participated in a series of hands-on cooking classes taught to Head Start families. There are plans to offer more Cooking Matters classes for this year, she said. She also gave nutrition lessons to 26 classrooms in three school districts in Marinette County. Children were taught the basics of "Myplate" with a focus on increasing fruit and vegetable consumption and decreasing sugary beverages.


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