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Marinette Council Cites Letter Carrier As Heroine

At the Tuesday, May 4 Marinette City Council meeting, Mayor Bob Harbick presented Postal Service Letter Carrier Lynette Thone a proclamation in honor of her action that very likely saved the life of an elderly woman resident of Ludington Apartments. When the woman’s mail wasn’t picked up, Thone felt concerned and notified the manager, who found the woman in bad shape, unable to get out of her bed for more than two days, and badly dehydrated.

Timely help enabled her to recover. Thone reported the lady is now doing well. Harbick referred to an earlier event when Thone found another woman who had slipped on the ice and sustained fractures. Thone quickly summoned the rescue squad and the victim was taken to Bay Area Medical Center by ambulance. Thone was given a standing ovation by council members and persons in the audience.

Harbick also praised the Marinette Police Department for calm, effective action during a gun standoff situation with an intoxicated, profoundly disturbed man who fired more than 20 rounds from firearms in his home on White Street.

It was a night for recognitions, and Building Inspector Mike Minzlaff was congratulated for being named 2010 Building Inspector of the Year at the recent State Building Inspectors Annual Conference.

Donation of a large 20 by 30 foot United States Flag by Jean Lemery-Harbick for seasonal display Memorial Day through Labor Day in honor of her parents, Milton and Ruth Linser was acknowledged with thanks.

Low bidder Tripple P of Green Bay got the Lincoln Street reconstruction project for a bid of $177,633, lowest of four entries. Barley Trucking and Excavating of Menominee was second low, and won out over three others, including Triple P, for the Jackson Street project with a bid of $180,130.

A public hearing during the Board of Public Works meeting before the council session was held on an amendment to the municipal code to allow Tattoo establishments as a permitted conditional use in a B-1 Local Shopping Zoned District. Gene Koepp planned to open a tattoo parlor on Hosmer Street. Mike Blasier, who said he was the chaplain of a church group, spoke in favor, and said Koepp had a very clean shop and needs to make a living.

Sandy Saunier, alderman for that district, said she has heard no complaints. Later in the meeting the code change was approved unanimously.

The Board of Public Works also gave John Marx another year as chairman.

The council approved 17 temporary class B fermented malt beverages for the whole season for American Legion Youth Baseball, six operator license renewals and 13 new applications for the ever-changing lineup of city bartenders.

The Class B license from Motongator Brands Wisconsin LLC doing business as Joe’s Whiskey & Women at 1705 Main Street was approved with Shirley Kaufman voting “nay”. Kaufman was critical of the prior management of the bar, citing broken beer bottles, drunken customers urinating and vomiting on the sidewalk, and a general disregard of standards outside the place.

A disallowance was voted for a claim submitted by Michael Mosur to the city’s Insurance Carrier Employers Mutual Casualty.

The council entered closed session concerning strategy related to a pending duty disability claim of a former employee.


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