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Wade: 17 Middle Inlet Road Projects In 2018
Issue Date: September 27, 2018
At the start of his monthly report to Middle Inlet Town Board on Thursday, Sept, 13, Town Chair Richard Wade again this month extended a big "Thank You" to Northeast Tree Service for clean up work they had done after recent storms. He also thanked Richlen Excavating for preparation work they had done for pending road projects and repairs.
Wade reported there have been 17 road projects completed so far in 2018. This includes replacement or repair of numerous culverts. Scott Construction has completed a number of paving and chip-seal projects.
Patching has been completed on various roads and grading of gravel roads has been completed. Additional road side mowing along town roads will be completed next week.
As discussed at the August Board meeting, "Horse Crossing" signs have been installed on the designated areas of Maple Bech Road and Lake Mary Road, which access the new horse riding trail system.
Stop signs have been installed on the north and south ends of Town Road 37, which runs west of the Town Hall and Fire Station and will provide access to the town's recycling center behind the fire station. It was suggested that the guard rail north of the Town Hall be extended to prevent traffic from colliding with the stop sign post, but no action was taken.
The September vouchers for disbursements totaling $136,560.14 were approved for payment.
After reviewing the proposed Tax Collection Agreement for 2019 presented by the Marinette County Treasurer the board agreed without dissent to contract with the county again. Stanek noted charges are the same as last year.
Stanek reported Marinette County Tavern League Foundation, Inc. had contributed$ 200 for the fire department, and he had sent a "Thank You" letter on behalf of the Town.
Opening date of the new recycling center is still unknown, pending completion of the electrical work and mounting the recycling receiver to the installed compactor.
Stanek said the town is in the process of completing the paperwork for becoming its own independent "responsible unit" for recycling, and for submitting the Recycling Grant Application to the DNR. The town had partnered with the town of Stephenson, Village of Crivitz, Town of Lake and others in the Northwoods Recycling Coalition until it was dissolved earlier this year.
Stanek explained to become a separate Responsible Unit the board must approve a formal resolution designating an official representative to communicate with the DNR on recycling issues. By unanimous vote, Wade and Supervisors Don Van and Ron Wenzel approved a resolution assigning that job to Stanek.
In regard to compliance actions regarding the "problem properties" on Ellis Lane, the board was told the previous owners apparently attempted to avoid legal action by issuing a "Quit Claim" deed for the properties to other individuals. The town's legal counsel is in the process of locating the "new" owners and serving the papers on them.
Carrie Brazeau, who is an announced write-in candidate for the office of Marinette County Clerk of Court to be filled at the Nov. 6 elections, addressed the board briefly. She had been narrowly defeated by incumbent Sheila M. Dudka in the August 14 primary balloting.
Marinette County District Attorney, DeShea D. Morrow was also at the meeting. She highlighted some of the progress with her office, specifically staffing and priorities of the office. The office is finally fully staffed and they are getting caught up on the backlog of cases, Morrow reported.
After the meeting Wade reminded everyone of the pending referendum vote to eliminate the elected position of town clerk/treasurer. He said Stanek does an excellent job, and he hopes town voters will approve the resolution and allow the town board to hire another person capable of doing the job after Stanek retires.