space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* Country Cousin
space
space
Sports Shorts
* WIAA Rejects Changing Division Placement, OK Summer Basektball, Hockey, Volleyball
* Bulldog Golfers Run Away with M&O Conference Meet
* M&O SOFTBALL - Peshtigo Enjoys Two Game Lead In Conference
* Peshtigo Stands Alone On Top Of M&O
* DNR Awards Grant To Marinette for Boat Facility

space
Peshtigo Fire
space
e-Edition
Now Available
For more information
click here
dot
THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
space
dot
space

City Council Delays Vote On Fire Department Fees

At least another more month will pass before Peshtigo Fire Department starts charging for certain services in accord with a proposed amendment to the city’s Fire Prevention and Protection ordinance.

Wording for the new section on fire department service reimbursement had been reviewed by the Judiciary Committee on Feb. 12 and forwarded for Council approval, subject to pending review by Fire Chief Steve Anderson.

However, at the regular monthly City Council meeting Tuesday, March 5, Clerk/Treasurer Mary Ann Wills pointed out there were some blanks in the copy forwarded to Anderson that would need to be filled in, and then a public hearing will be needed before adoption. Lines for proposed charges for calls to malicious incidents and non-permitted burns had not been filled in.

Anderson said in any case he had questions on minimum and maximum charges for other responses, and noted Insurance companies generally set a maximum amount they will pay. Alderman Cathi Malke said before setting fees they should get input from Anderson on the amounts of time and expense involved for various calls.

As written, the proposed amendment allows the Fire Department to bill for calls to malicious incidents, motor vehicle accidents, non-permitted burns, permitted burns that get out of control due to negligence, rescue calls, power line or gas line problems, nuisance calls and hazardous material calls. Enforcement, invoicing and application of the ordinance would be the responsibility of the fire department, except that work could be delegated as necessary.

Among items left blank were amounts to charge for malicious incident and non-permitted burn responses.

Alderman Mary Lock, who chairs the Judiciary Committee, suggested the matter should be returned to committee, and the remainder of the council agreed. Lock said she will schedule a committee meeting at a time when Anderson is able to attend.

Tuesday’s meeting began with approval of a request from the Experience Works program for a contribution of $360 to support three workers requested by the city.

Mayor Al Krizenesky said the city has made the contributions in the past, and the city gets a lot of service for the $120 contribution per person. Alderman Mike Behnke, who chairs the Finance Committee, said there was money available in the budget and the Finance Committee had approved the contribution. Approval was unanimous.

The Finance Committee had not approved a request for funding from Crime Stoppers of Marinette County, Inc., since there was no allocation in the budget for that purpose and the committee had felt they needed more information on what they all recognized as a good program. Council agreed with that decision without taking formal action, but Mayor Al Krizenesky promised a personal donation and Alderman Lock said funds will also be coming from the “Cans For Kids” program. The contribution offers came after a report by Marinette County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Miller. (See related story in today’s issue.)

Council unanimously adopted a policy governing tests and operation of the city’s new Emergency Siren Warning System. Some of the Council members had recently heard the first test blasts on Friday. Tests are to be done every Friday at 4 p.m. to be sure the system is working properly. The test signal is a 10-second continuous blast.

The police chief is in charge of scheduling tests, and if there is an existing or impending emergency, or inclement weather likely to lead to a weather emergency, the test will not be held.

Citizens are urged not to call 911 or emergency service providers for information if they hear the warning siren, but should monitor a radio station, television station or the city’s web site for information. Emergencies in addition to tornadoes might include hazardous chemical spills, large fires, flooding, dam system failure or natural gas explosions. Information on response to the sirens and meaning of various blast signals is to be included with utility bill mailings.

The policy states that the siren system is to be maintained in working order at all times in accord with manufacturer specifications, and the police chief is to oversee the maintenance. Police Chief Kent Kline wondered about that. Krizenesky assured Kline he personally is not expected to do any repairs or maintenance, but is responsible for calling the proper people if repairs are needed.

As recommended by Peshtigo Librarian Jenny Hipke, Council agreed to dissolve the Peshtigo Library Advisory Board and instead recognize the Peshtigo Public Library Foundation as the advisory committee. Alderman Malke asked if all the Library Board members were in agreement with this plan, and was assured that they are.

The Judiciary Committee had recommended preparation of a supplement of all ordinances adopted since the Municipal Code was adopted, and Lock said she personally is working on that project and no Council action was required.

The Judiciary Committee had recommended that parking be permitted on Maple Street from Wells Avenue to Beebe Avenue and the Council in general agreed, but before that can happen an ordinance amendment will be required, and that entails a public hearing, which probably will be scheduled for Wednesday, April 3, immediately before the next Council meeting. Meanwhile, curbside parking in that section of Maple Street remains illegal.

Bartender licenses were approved for Brian J. Behnke and Wendy Lynn Rodgers.

Alderman Fred Meintz reported, tongue in cheek, that no building permits were issued last month because everybody was too busy shoveling snow.

In a somewhat routine action, Council agreed to let Marinette County be responsible for mapping updates required by the Census Bureau. There is no cost to the municipality, but the city will no longer receive the packet of maps from the census Bureau for updating. The county will do the updates electronically through the census/redistricting software program. County clerk Kathy Brandt anticipates the county becoming eligible for the Boundary and Annexation Survey work during 2014. She said the county focus is to work with the most accurate data possible, and having the work done by a single entity will eliminate duplication of efforts and ensure that data submitted to the Census Bureau matches the land records data base supported by the Land Information Department in the county courthouse.

Council approved routine transfers totaling $124,627 within the 2012 budget as recommended by the Finance Committee, and approved paying all bills as presented.

As recommended by the Water and Sewer Committee, Council approved a change order request that raises the contract with Elmstar Electric Corporation by $3,949.27 to replace one existing exterior light fixture with a Type D Fixture and provide two additional Type D light fixtures for the blower building. Several payments for work on the wastewater treatment plant reconstruction were approved.


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
04-29-2015Sports
WIAA Rejects Changing Division Placement, OK Summer Basektball, Hockey, Volleyball

04-29-2015Sports
Bulldog Golfers Run Away with M&O Conference Meet

04-29-2015Sports
M&O SOFTBALL - Peshtigo Enjoys Two Game Lead In Conference

04-29-2015Sports
Peshtigo Stands Alone On Top Of M&O

04-29-2015Perspectives
Country Cousin

04-29-2015Perspectives
From our readers

04-29-2015Perspectives
Tales from the old-timer

04-29-2015Obituaries
Joan R. Wauters

04-29-2015Obituaries
James E. Thiel

04-29-2015Obituaries
Delores T. Smith

04-29-2015Obituaries
George L. Severson

04-29-2015Obituaries
Herman Schraub

04-29-2015Obituaries
Florence J. Neumann

04-29-2015Obituaries
Andreas Michels

04-29-2015Obituaries
Judith D. Michalski

04-29-2015Obituaries
Doris L. Lunde

04-29-2015Obituaries
Talise A. Lindstrom

04-29-2015Obituaries
Ellen M. Haut

04-29-2015Obituaries
Gerald “Jerry” Enders

04-29-2015Obituaries
Rev. Fr. Michael J. Clifford

04-29-2015Obituaries
Roberta S. Chagnon

04-29-2015Obituaries
Terri Jo Bischof

04-29-2015Obituaries
Marjorie M. Wentworth

04-29-2015Obituaries
Perry S. Slack

04-29-2015Obituaries
Vincent G. Pickard

04-29-2015Obituaries
Randy Peterson

04-29-2015Obituaries
Angeline Kalisky

04-29-2015Obituaries
Anastasia “Stella” Hendricks

04-29-2015Obituaries
Delores R. Hassenfeldt

04-29-2015Obituaries
Robert A. Hansen

04-29-2015Obituaries
Steven Gus Gilman

04-29-2015Obituaries
Constance Castonia

04-29-2015Obituaries
Adam P. Bird

04-29-2015Obituaries
Jerome R. Anderson

04-29-2015Community - Wausaukee
Legion 66 Meeting, Memorial Services

04-29-2015Community - Wausaukee
Wagner Electors Question Recycling, Dump Speeding

04-29-2015Community - Wausaukee
Wagner Board Approves 2 Loans For Fire Truck

04-29-2015Community - Wausaukee
Distribute Poppy During May

04-29-2015Community - Crivitz
Board Allows Little League To Name Field

04-29-2015Community - Crivitz
T/Stephenson Electors Question Road Projects

04-29-2015Community - Crivitz
Legion Gun Show May 9

04-29-2015Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Students Advance in Youth Business Contest

04-29-2015Community - Coleman
Senior Club to Meet on May 4

04-29-2015Community - Coleman
Beaver/Pound LL Kickball Tourney

04-29-2015Community - Coleman
Accept Items for Club Yard Sale

04-29-2015Community - Coleman
Coleman 2nd Grade Teacher On Renaissance National Honor Roll

04-29-2015News
Goodman Legion Plans Polka Dance May 2

04-29-2015News
Chamber Hosts Movie in Park

04-29-2015News
Benefit for Little Zoie Neville May 16

04-29-2015News
DAV MSO Van To Visit Area

04-29-2015Front Page
Large Turnout at Pancake Breakfast

04-29-2015Front Page
Coleman School Offers Cleaning Jobs, May Cut 4K Friday Class

04-29-2015Front Page
Oconto Board Eliminates Per Diems, Insurance For Chair

04-29-2015Front Page
USH 141 Construction Detours Now In Effect

04-29-2015Front Page
Peshtigo Looks At Utility Rate Hikes

04-22-2015Sports
DNR Awards Grant To Marinette for Boat Facility

04-22-2015Sports
Norway Golfers with 316 Win At Niagara Invitational

04-22-2015Sports
Suring Claims Two Conference Triangulars

04-22-2015Sports
Three M&O Teams Remain Undefeated

04-22-2015Perspectives
Country Cousin

04-22-2015Perspectives
From our readers

04-22-2015Perspectives
Tales from the old-timer

04-22-2015Obituaries
Betty Kirt

04-22-2015Obituaries
Dennis W. Werner

04-22-2015Obituaries
Roger A. Vaessen

04-22-2015Obituaries
Virginia Sengstock

04-22-2015Obituaries
William G. Schultz

04-22-2015Obituaries
Irene M. Schlag

04-22-2015Obituaries
Clarence L. Ninneman

04-22-2015Obituaries
Beverly Lied

04-22-2015Obituaries
Judith L. Lemieux

04-22-2015Obituaries
Timothy E. Kainz

04-22-2015Obituaries
Lloyd H. Hilsabeck

04-22-2015Obituaries
James R. Gray Sr.

04-22-2015Obituaries
Lawrence Colassacco

04-22-2015Obituaries
Donald L. Block

04-22-2015Obituaries
Violet A. Swanson

04-22-2015Obituaries
Charles W. Smith

04-22-2015Obituaries
Joyce Orlando

04-22-2015Obituaries
Michael G. Nelson

04-22-2015Obituaries
Lorraine A. Kososki

04-22-2015Obituaries
Carol J. Kakuk

04-22-2015Obituaries
Vernice A. Holmes

04-22-2015Obituaries
JoAnn Holmberg

04-22-2015Obituaries
Robert W. Gruszynski

04-22-2015Obituaries
Jewel E. Goldsmith

04-22-2015Obituaries
George J. Goettler III

04-22-2015Obituaries
Betty A. Ferguson

04-22-2015Obituaries
Leonard J. Engeldinger

04-22-2015Community - Wausaukee
Medical Facility Honors Unit 66

04-22-2015Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Athletes Have Evening of Fun

04-22-2015Community - Wausaukee
Winners in SC Card Parties

04-22-2015Community - Crivitz
Postal Offices Food Drive For Needy

04-22-2015Community - Crivitz
Market Coop Meeting at Crivitz Lodge Apr. 23

04-22-2015Community - Crivitz
Legion Gun Show May 9

04-22-2015Community - Crivitz
ATV Club Clean Parkway Road

04-22-2015Community - Coleman
Woman’s Club Plans Yard Sales

04-22-2015Community - Coleman
Coleman-Pound Lions Breakfast a Success

04-22-2015Community - Coleman
Coleman High School Holds Every 15 Minutes

04-22-2015Community - Coleman
Lioness Group Meat Raffle Apr. 26

04-22-2015News
Marinette To Open Museum

04-22-2015News
Goodman Class DinnerApril 25

04-22-2015News
Blood Drive Set for April 27

04-22-2015News
Twin Bridge Rescue Rummage Sale

04-22-2015Front Page
Departments Hold Joint MABAS Training Monday

04-22-2015Front Page
Revive Peshtigo Fish Viewing Platform Project

04-22-2015Front Page
County Board Says Add Deputies, Find Funding

04-22-2015Front Page
Marinette Co. Confirms Wish To End Airport Partnership

04-22-2015Front Page
Schingick Retiring After 32 Years As Crossing Guard

04-15-2015Sports
Turkeys Are Spotted, Fish Bitting In M&O Area

04-15-2015Sports
Crivtz In Good Shape After Two Conference Wins

04-15-2015Sports
Peshtigo Cruises Past STAA/Lena In Opener

04-15-2015Sports
Wausaukee Beats Crivitz In Ealry Season Showdown

04-15-2015Perspectives
Country Cousin

04-15-2015Perspectives
From our readers

04-15-2015Perspectives
Tales from the old-timer

04-15-2015Obituaries
Earl R. Vaughn

04-15-2015Obituaries
Betty Stebane

04-15-2015Obituaries
LaVerne K. Smaney

04-15-2015Obituaries
Thomas E. Malato

04-15-2015Obituaries
Elaine D. LaValley

04-15-2015Obituaries
Luella J. LaPointe 

04-15-2015Obituaries
Mildred A. Kozak

04-15-2015Obituaries
Jean E. Koth

04-15-2015Obituaries
Lois C. Galarneau

04-15-2015Obituaries
Marie Cullinan

04-15-2015Obituaries
Nancy J. Cooney

04-15-2015Obituaries
Bette R. Brown

04-15-2015Obituaries
Mildred Berger

04-15-2015Obituaries
Mary A. (Bruso) Weissgerber

04-15-2015Obituaries
George J. Vellella

04-15-2015Obituaries
Mary L. Spakowicz

04-15-2015Obituaries
Lawrence M. Servais

04-15-2015Obituaries
Helen T. Scheuer

04-15-2015Obituaries
Joseph J. Nemetz

04-15-2015Obituaries
Patrick Mickelson

04-15-2015Obituaries
Florence I. Magnuson

04-15-2015Obituaries
Helen E. LeBreck

04-15-2015Obituaries
Virginia Kellow

04-15-2015Obituaries
Anna M. (Hansen) Holl

04-15-2015Obituaries
Arleen H. Gabrielson

04-15-2015Obituaries
Paul H. Christy

04-15-2015Obituaries
Rev. Ralph J. Backman

04-15-2015Community - Wausaukee
Wagner Annual, Regular Meetings

04-15-2015Community - Wausaukee
Legion Unit Elects, Seek Event Volunteers

04-15-2015Community - Wausaukee
Silver Cliff Fire, Rescue Auxiliary Hears Reports

04-15-2015Community - Wausaukee
Lions Highway Cleanup Apr. 25

04-15-2015Community - Crivitz
Country Gospel Jam April 17

04-15-2015Community - Crivitz
Legion Post, Unit Meetings April 15

04-15-2015Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Library Closed April 17


space
Peshtigo Times
WEB Poll!
Should Governor Walker be spending more time on Wisconsin issues and less time campaigning for President?
space Yes
No
Undecided
space
TO VOTE CLICK
YES, NO or UNDECIDED

Suggest a Question
space .
space
FRONT
space
.
space
CLASSIFIEDS
space
.
space
COMMUNITY
space
.
space
GUEST BOOK
space
.
space
NEWS
space
.
space
OBITS
space
.
space
PERSPECTIVES
space
.
space
SPORTS
space
.
space
SUBSCRIBE
space
.
space
.
space
PESHTIGO FIRE
space
.
space
CUSTOM PRINTING
space
.
space
TIMES' SAVER
space
.
space
Click for Peshtigo, Wisconsin Forecast
FORECAST
space
Quick...
News or Ad Search
Enter News key words.
Enter Ad key words.



Peshtigo Times
841 Maple St
PO Box 187
Peshtigo, WI 54157
Phone: 715-582-4541
Email:
News@
PeshtigoTimes.com

space
Fax: 715-582-4662
© 2000-2015
All right reserved
space
Powered by
WEB Media
Interactive
COMMUNITY
WEB sites