space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* Country Cousin
space
space
Sports Shorts
* Cousins Subs Sports Awards Scholarships
* Area Wrestling - Gillett/Suring Downs Dogs for Second Spot in M&O
* M&O Girls Basketball - Lady Bulldogs Fall to State Ranked Royals
* M&O Boys Basketball - Wausaukee Battles Back to Beat St.Thomas Aquinas
* UW-Marinette Takes Lead Over Huskies in East

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

Shoreland/Wetland Zoning Headed Back To Co. Board

At the Dec. 18 meeting of the Marinette County Board, supervisors voted to “refer Ordinance 363 back to the Land Information Committee to separate those sections currently in violation of state law and present same in revised ordinance to County Board at a later date.”

That referral was taken up by the Land Information Committee at a meeting Monday, Jan. 14 meeting. With little fanfare and even littler discussion, the Committee approved sending only Chapter 21.05(6) and 21.10(3c) of the Shoreland/Wetland Zoning Code back to the County Board for their approval. Specifically, they forwarded those sections related to non-confirming structures and substandard lots, along with the authorization to correct any grammatical or typographic errors found within these sections.

Land Information Director John Lefebvre commented that the words are identical to what was presented Dec. 18 at County Board, but these are the only two sections going back. The Committee was not resubmitting the rest of Chapter 21.

In other matters, the Committee received a presentation by Bart Sexton from Sand Creek Consultants in regard to a proposed project that would install an onsite leachate treatment system at the Marinette County North County Landfill. The County operated this small, five acre landfill northwest of Pembine back in the 80s and early 90s until it was closed down. Since that time, the County has been paying roughly $8,000 to $10,000 per year to have the leachate water pumped out of the landfill collection area and hauled to a treatment plant. This entails about 80,000 gallons of liquid per year.

Leachate is the fluid drained from or produced by a landfill that contains dissolved or entrained environmentally harmful substances that need to be removed lest it enter the environment. This process needs to be done yearly into perpetuity.

At last month’s meeting of the Committee, Lefebvre presented the idea of which Sexton was to speak, the installation of a solar-powered pump and multiple spray heads that would spray the leachate unto the landfill’s cap during the spring and summer months. The advantage of such a system would be that the leachate wouldn’t have to be pumped out, but instead would benefit the plants that are there or evaporate, and any remaining harmful materials to eventually work their way back into the capped landfill.

Sexton explained that having the sun power the system would mean electricity would not have to be run to site. It would spray at most a quarter of an inch of water per day onto the 0.75 acre cap, thus using between 60,000 and 80,000 gallons of the leachate per summer.

Sexton said he has spoken to DNR about the project and they are not generally opposed to the idea. Yet, Sexton explained that if the County favors this project, there is a lengthy and involved permitting process that would need to be followed. One of the things in the county’s favor is that the content of the leachate, as known now, does not contain high levels of anything that would kill the project.

A total cost of the project would be between $38,000 and $43,000 complete. This would include the solar panels, the pump, water pipes, and between 40 and 60 above-ground sprinkler heads. The only thing not included would be the suggested 7 foot fence around the spray site.

Since the spray system would only remove the leachate and groundwater during the summer months, leachate hauling would still have to be done during the rest of year, if needed. Taking all things into consideration, the project would have a payback period of about seven years, not including the fence.

Sexton said he was excited about the project because it could be the first municipal solid waste site using this system in the state. The key, he said, would be working through the DNR permitting process.

Committee members asked many questions on maintenance costs, spray head replacement, soil testing, monitoring, reporting, etc. Sexton answered all their questions.

Lefebvre suggested using the Land Information non-lapsing fund account to pay for the project and not touch the long-term care money the Landfill has set aside.

The Committee approved moving forward with work on the agreement development and funding of the project.

The Committee also approved a corrected Town of Peshtigo Board request to rezone parts of two parcels that were mis-numbered in their original request.

Lefebvre explained a Great Lakes Costal Flood Study and related Discovery Report being conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In a nutshell, FEMA is gathering and reviewing data on all of the Great Lakes, their shorelines and the depths of the waters.

Of interest to Marinette County is the data on Green Bay and its shoreline. Apparently FEMA is trying to determine a 100 year still water high, base flood elevations, and a wave action effect line for these levels. Lefebvre said it appears they are trying to formulate a “perfect storm,” worse-case scenario flood event by determining how far inland the water would be taken. The expectation, of course, would be that the County would then have to adopt ordinances and regulate for such a scenario.

Compared to what could potentially come from this study and report, the changes in the Shoreland/Wetland Zoning proposals might end up seeming quite mild, especially since the bay level is so low right now. The results of the study are probably a couple of years away yet and will be monitored closely.

The Committee took no action on the study and report.

The Committee approved setting a Feb. 11 at 9 A.M., at the County Courthouse for a public hearing on a non-metallic mining reclamation plan located in the NE1/4 SE1/4 S23 T38N R20E, in the Town of Niagara. The site is close to Hwy 141 where Hwy 8 turns off to the east. A company is planning to restart an active mine that exists at that location. The only purpose of the Public Hearing is to talk about the reclamation aspects.

Committee approval was given to support a DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application for Yellow Floating Heart. A private 1.7 acre man-made pond in the Town of Athelstane has been infested with several invasive species. The DNR and the County has previously gotten a grant to remove Hydrilla, an invasive plant, from the pond in the past. Now, Yellow Floating Heart has overtaken the pond.

The grant request is for $20,000, which would require a 25 percent match by the county. The plan to remove the invasive species would probably require dredging the top six inches of sediment from the pond to remove the imbedded seeds, and also treat the whole area with herbicide. There may be some concern, however, with damaging the pond liner since this is a man-made pond.

Yellow Floating Heart is an invasive species. It is the only infestation in the County. Doing this work may be the only chance to eradicate the plant from the area. The total project could cost up to $26,000. The county would make up their portion with manpower.

Lefebvre explained that the invasive plant probably came into the lake when the owner ordered water plants from out of state to populate the lake and the seeds of this were embedding in the soil. The Yellow Floating Heart has taken over the pond.

Supervisor Robert Holley expressed his opposition to the resolution because he felt the pond owner should be asked to help for this eradication costs. Holley ended up being the only one to vote in the negative, with the rest of the Committee voting in favor.

Meeting attendance approval was given for the appropriate people to attend the 38th Annual Kelly Lake Seminar for Plumbers, Certified Soil Testers, POWTS Inspectors and Septic Haulers to be held Feb. 7 at Romy’s Holiday Inn in Kelly Lake.

Approval was also given for Land Information Committee members and staff to attend the Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association’s 60th Annual Conference in Wisconsin Dells from March 11-13.

Also approved was the Land and Water Conservation Division staff to attend the 2013 Midwest Manure Summit Feb. 26-27 in Green Bay.

The Land Information Director and GIS Coordinator will attend the Wisconsin Land Information Association 26th Annual Conference in Lake Geneva on Feb. 13-15.

The Committee gave approval to adjusting the 2013 Aquatic Invasive Species Grant budget to reflect a carryover of $9,664.27 for the Outlay Expenditures Account. Greg Cleerman, Conservationist, explained they are building an aquatic invasive species harvester. The project got delayed from 2012 because some of the parts were unavailable late in the year.

Supervisor Alice Baumgarten updated the Committee on the Jan. 11 Lake Michigan Land and Water Conservation Association Planning and Budget meeting held in Green Bay. She informed the Committee that the October meeting of the Association is slated to be held in Marinette. The Committee briefly discussed a location and some other possible plans for the meeting.

Supervisor Ted Sauve reported on a recent Wisconsin Counties Association Steering Committee meeting he attended. Part of the meeting covered the proposed mining bill that will probably come before the state legislature again this year.

Sauve mentioned that two diametrically opposed speakers addressed the Steering Committee on what a mining operation in Iron County would mean. The pro-mine speaker talked about how the project would add 3,175 construction jobs, 2,800 mine operation jobs, and 5,668 jobs connected to the mine project, including 1,400 onsite. For Iron County, the current average wage would jump from $34,200 to about $82,000 per year. And the mine would produce $1.4 billion in state and local taxes.

On the opposite side of the project was a representative of the Sierra Club. His comments were that all the taconite mines in the country are polluters. The natural resources at risk by this project encompass 3840 to 4320 acres of land and about a 1000 feet deep stretch of shoreline along 22 miles of shore. He spoke about the massive amounts of tailings and rock piles left by similar operations. He also claimed that the mining company has misled the public and that the Tribal Nations are opposed to the project as well.

Sauve also mentioned that any proposed mine, if allowed by the Legislature bill, would encounter a daunting and lengthy permitting process as well as probable lawsuits and anticipated public protests. If it goes through, though, it could have a major positive impact on the region and entire state as well.


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
02-03-2016Obituaries
Patricia A. Voight

02-03-2016Obituaries
Charles Vine

02-03-2016Obituaries
Richard J. Vertz, SFC (R)

02-03-2016Obituaries
Sister Margie Traeger

02-03-2016Obituaries
Elizabeth M. Steeno

02-03-2016Obituaries
Delores “Dee” (Heisler) Scully

02-03-2016Obituaries
Vernette A. Schultz

02-03-2016Obituaries
Abigail R. Reiswitz

02-03-2016Obituaries
Kenneth Maloney

02-03-2016Obituaries
Dan Lorenz

02-03-2016Obituaries
Leland E. Kamps

02-03-2016Obituaries
Beverly J. Ehlinger

02-03-2016Obituaries
Lawrence J. Denowski

02-03-2016Obituaries
Barbara A. Decker

02-03-2016Obituaries
Elizabeth M. Steeno

02-03-2016Obituaries
Walter J. Remic Jr.

02-03-2016Obituaries
Theresa A. Nault

02-03-2016Obituaries
Bryan Mattison

02-03-2016Obituaries
David S. Jennings

02-03-2016Obituaries
Vernon D. Holmer, Jr.

02-03-2016Obituaries
Sharon Hanson

02-03-2016Obituaries
Anna A. Furst 

02-03-2016Obituaries
Alden P. Edwards

02-03-2016Obituaries
Bernard “Bernie” J. Boucher

02-03-2016Sports
Cousins Subs Sports Awards Scholarships

02-03-2016Sports
Area Wrestling - Gillett/Suring Downs Dogs for Second Spot in M&O

02-03-2016Sports
M&O Girls Basketball - Lady Bulldogs Fall to State Ranked Royals

02-03-2016Sports
M&O Boys Basketball - Wausaukee Battles Back to Beat St.Thomas Aquinas

02-03-2016Perspectives
Country Cousin

02-03-2016Perspectives
From our readers

02-03-2016Perspectives
From My Window

02-03-2016Community - Wausaukee
Natural Resources Board Elects New Officers

02-03-2016Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Blood Drive February 8th

02-03-2016Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Junior, Senior High Honor Students

02-03-2016Community - Wausaukee
Hillside Assembly to Host Wild Game Banquet and Seminars

02-03-2016Community - Crivitz
CHS Senior Class Play on Feb. 21

02-03-2016Community - Crivitz
Crivitz High School Quarter Honor Roll

02-03-2016Community - Crivitz
Tomaszewski Gets On UJ Honor Roll

02-03-2016Community - Crivitz
Northland at Dunbar To Continue Camps, Rentals

02-03-2016Community - Coleman
Coleman Middle School Lists Semester, Quarter Honor Rolls

02-03-2016Community - Coleman
Ashley Dellenbach Benefit Feb. 7th

02-03-2016Community - Coleman
Coleman Has Mortgage of Former Compe Building

02-03-2016Community - Coleman
Semester, Quarter Honor Rolls for Coleman High

02-03-2016Front Page
Drug Court Exceeds Hopes, Now Looking At Mental Court

02-03-2016Front Page
Crivitz School Considers Background Check Options

02-03-2016Front Page
Peshtigo Chamber Takes Nominations for Richard Roland Persons of the Year

02-03-2016Front Page
Storm Causes Business, All Schools Closings

02-03-2016Front Page
Marinette Council Approves Annexation of New Hospital Site

01-27-2016Front Page
Cold Water Rescue Training

01-27-2016Perspectives
Country Cousin

01-27-2016Front Page
County Writes Off $500,000 Loan To Defunct Company

01-27-2016Front Page
Judge Hears Crivitz Suit Oral Arguments

01-27-2016Front Page
Wausaukee Faces March Water Inspection Deadline

01-27-2016Front Page
Hattie St. Bridge Project Outlined at Public Meet

01-27-2016Perspectives
From our readers

01-27-2016Perspectives
From our readers

01-27-2016Front Page
DOT To Air Hwy. 41 Plans At 5 p.m. Public Meet Jan. 28

01-27-2016Perspectives
From My Window

01-27-2016Sports
UW-Marinette Takes Lead Over Huskies in East

01-27-2016Sports
Coleman Grapplers Stop Bay Port on Alumni Night

01-27-2016Sports
Peshtigo Continues Winning Ways, Extends Lead

01-27-2016Sports
Wolverines Sweep Rangers, Take Half Game Lead

01-27-2016Community - Wausaukee
Open Enrollment at Wausaukee

01-27-2016Community - Wausaukee
9th District Top in State in Auxiliary Membership

01-27-2016Community - Wausaukee
Says Wausaukee Rescue Squad Staffed And Solvent

01-27-2016Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Blood Drive February 8th

01-27-2016Community - Crivitz
Marinette County K9 Visits Crivitz School

01-27-2016Community - Crivitz
13th Annual Crivitz Craft Fest is May 7

01-27-2016Community - Coleman
ZZ Top Tribute Band at Equity Hall Jan. 30

01-27-2016Community - Coleman
Coleman School Looks At Conference Realignments

01-27-2016Community - Coleman
Village Board To Meet Feb. 1

01-27-2016Community - Coleman
KC Fish Fry To Start

01-27-2016Obituaries
Kenneth R. Schuman

01-27-2016Obituaries
Frank Steele

01-27-2016Obituaries
Kenneth E. Seefeldt

01-27-2016Obituaries
Maurice J. Rhude

01-27-2016Obituaries
William H. Olsen, Sr.

01-27-2016Obituaries
Leslie J. Lovato

01-27-2016Obituaries
Marian G. Linsmeier

01-27-2016Obituaries
Virginia M. Korch

01-27-2016Obituaries
Mary Haworth

01-27-2016Obituaries
John C. Behnke 

01-27-2016Obituaries
Douglas J. Bailey

01-27-2016Obituaries
Allen Van Winkle

01-27-2016Obituaries
Robert L. Rondeau

01-27-2016Obituaries
Robert Rosera

01-27-2016Obituaries
Tiodolo Fidel Perea

01-27-2016Obituaries
Ava E. Moody

01-27-2016Obituaries
Jim C. Maynard, Sr.

01-27-2016Obituaries
Craig A. Lind

01-27-2016Obituaries
Emma Koenig

01-27-2016Obituaries
Rose M. Kettleson

01-27-2016Obituaries
Donald Jensen

01-27-2016Obituaries
Stanley Jaroszewski

01-27-2016Obituaries
Mary A. Jacobson

01-27-2016Obituaries
Walter Holtz

01-27-2016Obituaries
Daniel R. Ethington

01-27-2016Obituaries
Mildred G. Elsner

01-20-2016Front Page
Again Ask City To Okay 12% Sewer Rate Hike

01-20-2016Front Page
Peshtigo School Board OKs $33.9 Million Referendum

01-20-2016Front Page
Pottratz Hopes Crowd At Jan. 28 DOT/Hwy. 41 Meet

01-20-2016Front Page
Salt Sand Available For MI Town Residents

01-20-2016Front Page
County Board To Act On Appointment, Grant

01-20-2016Community - Wausaukee
Silver Cliff Rescue Serves Athelstane

01-20-2016Community - Wausaukee
Athelstane Has New Code Of Ordinances For Review

01-20-2016Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Rec Winterfest Jan. 30

01-20-2016Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Blood Drive on Feb. 8

01-20-2016Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Church Valentine’s Drive

01-20-2016Community - Crivitz
Craft-O-Rama at Crivitz Feb. 13

01-20-2016Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Trustees Raise Village Employee Pay

01-20-2016Community - Crivitz
Complains About Airport to Stephenson Town Board

01-20-2016Community - Coleman
VanDrisse on Dean’s List

01-20-2016Community - Coleman
Lions Ice Fishing Banquet on Feb. 5

01-20-2016Community - Coleman
Free Throw Contest Jan. 27 at Coleman

01-20-2016Community - Coleman
Equine Dentistry Topic at Equity Hall Jan. 28

01-20-2016Sports
Emergency Rule for Lake Superior Trout

01-20-2016Sports
Little Suamico Lady Wrestler Has 3 Wins

01-20-2016Sports
Red Arrow Snowmobile Club Big Annual Fish-A-Ree Feb. 6-7

01-20-2016Sports
M&O Boys Basketball-Peshtigo Stuns Crivitz, Three Teams Share M&O Penthouse

01-20-2016Perspectives
Country Cousin

01-20-2016Perspectives
From our readers

01-20-2016Perspectives
From My Window

01-20-2016Obituaries
Judge John Wiebusch

01-20-2016Obituaries
Michael J. Walk

01-20-2016Obituaries
Donald E. Utecht

01-20-2016Obituaries
Roy P. Trowbridge

01-20-2016Obituaries
Peter H. Thielen

01-20-2016Obituaries
Marilyn K. Swanson

01-20-2016Obituaries
Harry Strong

01-20-2016Obituaries
Mark J. Schwaller

01-20-2016Obituaries
Guy M. Sager

01-20-2016Obituaries
Eugene M. Ravet

01-20-2016Obituaries
Carol Peterson

01-20-2016Obituaries
Tom L. Miller

01-20-2016Obituaries
Jaden Marzu

01-20-2016Obituaries
Donald F. Johnston

01-20-2016Obituaries
MaryEllen Gallino

01-20-2016Obituaries
James A. Fehrenbach

01-20-2016Obituaries
Vicki L. Engel

01-20-2016Obituaries
Donald J. Ducheny, Sr.

01-20-2016Obituaries
Wilbur R. Curtis

01-20-2016Obituaries
William Bonner

01-20-2016Obituaries
Lois J. Bomber

01-20-2016Obituaries
Beverly M. Bader

01-20-2016Obituaries
Willard F. Alswager

01-20-2016Obituaries
Carol Wellens

01-20-2016Obituaries
Walter E. Schardt, Jr.

01-20-2016Obituaries
Paul Saddler

01-20-2016Obituaries
Jacqueline R. Kershek

01-20-2016Obituaries
Neal W. Kent


space
Peshtigo Times
WEB Poll!
Do you think Donald Trump will be a Republican nominee 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
© 2000-2016
All right reserved
space
Powered by
WEB Media
Interactive
COMMUNITY
WEB sites