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Marinette Plan Commission Okays Conditional Permit
Issue Date: July 8, 2020
The City of Marinette Plan Commission met Wednesday, July 1 to consider a light machining/ fabrication business and discussion and possible action for replacement of an LED sign and two additional building requests from an area business.
The first request was for a conditional use permit for the building located in the former ABC Printers building on Hall Ave. for two businesses. Marinette Machine does light machining, assembly, fabrication, decorative engraving, welding, milling and grinding to support local businesses. They envision they may also sell parts, repair and make jewelry, build classic cars from kits, laser etch on a variety of items tools, flashlights, leatherman, equipment and merchandising materials like pens or scales, etc. As well as they print 3-D models, replicas or design ideas.
Equipment would include small CNC machines, water-jet, precision grinding and 3D printing. Noise levels would remain lower than the existing businesses in operation in the area. A small fraction of components would include firearm repair, modification and transfer services which would require a Federal Firearm License (FFL) and would include engraving of rifle frames, receivers, barrels or other components. Currently there is not a business in Marinette that offers these services for rifles and handguns.
Marinette Machine would also rent their car lift to local car enthusiasts who may need a little extra boost or some sound assistance while working on their own vehicle. They would also like to provide training classes on their equipment or generalized safety classes including CPR, first aid, tool safety and gun safety.
Office space would also be rented to an engineering company, CS Marine, an emerging small business that supports the major local big business, Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM). CS Marine designs, tests and utilizes machine/ fabricated parts and has contracts with the next seven ships at FMM.
Both CS Machine LLC and Marinette Machine LLC do contracted work for the Department of Defense.
After a few questions from the commission, the modifications were approved and a motion was made to conditional use permit use for B1 zoning. Mayor Steve Genisot commented, "At the Aug. 4 Council meeting, there will be a Public Hearing Notice for that meeting and another Public Hearing after that and then it goes back to the Plan Commission for final approval just to add a Conditional Use Permit, not to approve the business"
The next request was from MJB Industries to remove a sign at Marinette Automotive, 3000 Cleveland Ave. and replace it with an updated LED reader board sign. The sign will be smaller than what was there, but a newer style.
The last request was from Duane Magnin of Ourown Construction for a site approval / building permit of two building additions to the back of an existing building at Samuel Pressure Vessel Group located at 2121 Cleveland Ave. One building will be for a 38' by 50' truck loading dock and the other for a 100' by 100' manufacturing area.
Building Inspector Curt Demlow advised the Plan Commission, "All are within the setbacks and there are no issues with the building site". The permit was then approved by the Commission.