THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Middle Inlet Gets, Gives Snowplowing Compliments
At the Middle Inlet Town Board meeting on Thursday, Jan. 11, Town Chair Richard Wade reported on winter road maintenance and expressed a "Thank You" to the Marinette County Highway Department for allowing access to their sand/salt mixture as needed.
He reminded town residents that the sand/salt mixture for walks and driveways is available in the containment area behind the Fire Station.
A member of the public on hand for the meeting commented the persons responsible for the good job of snow plowing on town roads this winter.
Wade also reminded the public of the ongoing offer of a $1,000 reward from the town for information resulting in the arrest and conviction of the parties responsible for the theft and vandalism of town road signs that has been a continuing problem for a couple of years.
Present for the meeting in addition to Wade were Supervisor Ron Wenzel and Clerk/Treasurer Charles Stanek. Supervisor Donald Van was excused due to medical reasons.
The January, 2018, vouchers for total disbursements of $243,399.39, were presented by Stanek and approved for payment. The high total included the January, 2018 Tax Settlement that gets paid to other taxing entities.
Wade formally appointed Joe Policello to serve as an Election Inspector for a two year term ending Dec. 31, 2019:
Fire Chief John Chief Coddington asked what is being done about replacing exterior lights on the Fire Station No. 1 building adjacent to the Town Hall. The Town Board had approved the replacement proposal at the October 2017 Town Board Meeting. Wenzel said he will contact the electrical contractor as to the delay.
Coddington also said members of the department wanted to clarify who has responsibility for cleaning rest rooms at the Fire Station. He was told the Town Hall custodian should include this activity within the scope of her duties.
Concerns were expressed regarding the supply of paper toweling in Town Hall restrooms, and responsibility for cleaning the office in the Town Hall was clarified. Wade and Wenzel agreed the town hall custodian should include this with her normal duties.
There was brief discussion on the future of the Northwoods Recycling Coalition, and a Coalition meeting to be held Monday, Jan. 15 at the Stephenson Town Hall. The Stephenson Town Board has voted formally to withdraw from the coalition and in view of this, the future of the coalition was to be reviewed. Discussion at a special Town of Stephenson board meeting earlier in the month indicated they may allow remaining Coalition members - Middle Inlet, Town of Lake and Village of Crivitz - to use their revamped single-stream recycling operation in return for payment of a proportionate share of the costs. For now, Middle Inlet residents can continue bringing recyclables to the site at the Stephenson Town Shed in Crivitz as usual. The recycling building on Town of Stephenson property at the Town Shed in Crivitz was constructed with Coalition funds.
The situation regarding the "problem properties" was briefly reviewed. The board was told there is currently no change.
The legal case regarding the Thomas N. Burn situation is scheduled for a "Motion to Dismiss" hearing at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, in Marinette County Circuit Court. The Defendant had failed to appear for his deposition on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017.