space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* Country Cousin
space
space
Sports Shorts
* Langlois/Wagner Head Marine All-Conference Selections
* Jacobson Tops M&O Golf Squad
* Osterberg Earns Back-to-Back Player of the Year Awards
* Kotecki/Debriyn Share Most Valuable Player
* "FORE Their Future" Schedule Announced

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

Baranek Named Highway Dept. Patrol Superintendent

In a previously undiscussed move, Marinette County Highway Commis-sioner Ray Palonen announced at the Wednesday, March 20 meeting of the County Highway Department that he has appointed current Highway Supervisor Joe Baranek to the position of Patrol Superintendent.

Palonen explained that the position has been vacant, but funded in the Highway Budget, for the past several years. Part of the rationale for filling the position right now is that the Purchasing Supervisor position is overloaded preventing adequate supervision of the Peshtigo shop. By filling the position, Baranek would supervise the Peshtigo Shop and act as Highway Commissioner in Palonen’s absence.

In a related matter, the Highway Committee then approved creating one Stockroom/Purchasing Coordinator position immediately and then eliminating the Purchasing Supervisor position effective when the Stockroom/Purchasing Coordinator Position is filled. With this move, Palonen hopes to correct exempt/non-exempt hourly status related to the Purchasing Supervisor and legal compliance. It would also allow the more focus on department purchases, effectively supply the stockroom, and assist the mechanics and field staff during vacations, vacancies and large projects.

While Palonen explained that this reorganization will allow the department to be much more efficient in terms of production, cost and quality for Marinette County, the Committee was told that these moves did not constitute a reorganization. The Patrol Superintendent Position apparently was not posted. No word was given on whether or not the Purchasing/Stockroom Coordinator position or the now vacant Highway Supervisor position will be posted or appointed.

In other matters, the Committee accepted the bid from Henry G. Meigs Company to supply the 2013 liquid asphalt materials at the unit price provided in their proposal.

Also approved was to accept the bid of Northeast Asphalt to supply the 2013 Hot Mix and Cold Mix Asphalt materials for construction projects. For reference, the prices were based on provision out of the Pound plant at the following prices: E-0.3 for $46.95 per ton; E-1 for $46.55 per ton; and Winter Mix at $19.50 per ton.

Approved was the bid of Sherwin Industries to supply the Hot Applied Joint Sealant known as Crafco201 at the unit price of $0.52 per pound. While not the lowest bid for joint and crack sealant, the Department prefers the Crafco 201 mix.

The Committee approved acceptance of the bid from Sommer Construction Company to supply the 2013 Concrete Curb and Gutter work for both the intersection or CTH W and Parkway Road and the intersection of CTH D and South Harmony Road at a price of $14.90 per linear foot. Both projects estimate 500 linear feet of Type A, 36 inch sloped curb and gutter.

The last item for which bids were approved was to accept Paynter Equipment as the major supplier and Green Bay Highway Products as the minor supplier for the 2013 Pipe Culverts, at the prices listed in their proposals.

Palonen informed the Committee that the State of Wisconsin has agreed with the proposal for the STP-Rural Project on CTH G from CTH E to Spur Road, approximately 3.6 miles. Approval was given to sign the agreement for design work portion of the project. The construction portion of the project is the number one rated project in Marinette County. The agreement for construction will come separately.

The design portion of the project has an estimated cost of $390,000. The State/Federal funds will cover $312,000 of that amount, meaning that $78,000 will have to come from the county. The design and construction funding from state/federal sources will not cover some needed purchasing of right-of-way property. That will have to be paid for by the county solely.

The agreement will be reviewed by Corporation Counsel and will need to be approved by the County Board.

Several bids for planned equipment purchases were received at the last meeting of the Highway Committee. At this meeting, they formally approved and forwarded to the County Board the following purchases:

One tri-axle cab and chassis from Peterbuilt Truck for a net total of $122,634, which includes the trade-in of Unit #120, a 1997 International truck.

One hardened steel dump box with tailgate spreader and plowing equipment from Olson Trailer and Body for a total of $94,999. This bid will be installed on the unit above.

Two hardened steel dump boxes with just tailgate spreaders from Olson Truck and Body to replace the boxes on two current trucks. The bid does include the plowing equipment. The total cost for both units is $72,656.

All of these purchases were forwarded to the County Board for approval.

In his Commissioner’s Report, Palonen informed the Committee that the seasonal weight limits are now enforced on non-exempted county roads. Since this was his first year of imposing these limits in the county, Palonen said he notice that there is no department policy on this, especially on how to handle request for hauling permits during this time. Without a policy in place, Palonen said it was hard to find guidance and procedure to follow. Therefore he said he would work on developing one.

Palonen also asked the Committee about starting to charge for oversize load permits.

In other matters related to the Commissioner’s report, Palonen noted that after a diligent search, no one seems to have a need for the old Asphalt Tank currently stored at the Crivitz Shop. The unit, thus, will be unceremoniously scraped.

Concerning the air handling unit at the Crivitz shop, Palonen suggested just re-wrapping the exterior portion instead of trying to build a weather shelter for it. Re-wrapping will be much, much cheaper.

Updating the Committee on the Scenic Overlook by Wausaukee, Palonen said he had talked with the Town of Wausaukee Chairman about the matter. The State does allow the trees there to be cut down. The Town chairman said he would work on making that happen.

The Highway Supervisors reported that in the last month the Highway Crews have been doing plowing and more plowing. Occasionally they have had a chance to do some filling of pot holes, hauling sand/salt, and cutting brush, but most of the time they have been plowing and doing more plowing.

The Board reviewed and approved the schedule of invoices which totaled $167,637.53, which included $66,186.04 for salt purchases between Feb. 21 and March 12.

In concluding matters, it was pointed out that postcards will soon be sent out to the residents of the Town of Peshtigo along CTH BB of the public information meeting set for April 3, at 6:00 PM, at the Little River County Club. The meeting will discuss the planned ditching and repavement project of CTH BB.

County Administrator Ellen Sorensen asked the Highway Committee if they would consider moving most of their payment invoices to electronic payment instead of cutting actual checks. The later is more expensive. The Committee said they would think about it.


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
06-21-2017Community - Wausaukee
Athelstane/Silver Cliff Host co. Council ACA

06-21-2017Community - Wausaukee
Wagner Town Board To Attend Sex Offender Meet

06-21-2017Community - Wausaukee
Prayer Conference at Athelstane Church

06-21-2017Community - Wausaukee
Part of Pike River, Freele Closed for Run

06-21-2017Community - Crivitz
Northeast Asphalt Gets Wagner Cold Mix Bid

06-21-2017Community - Crivitz
Train Derailment in Village Crivitz

06-21-2017Community - Crivitz
Ladies of Faith Charity Luncheon

06-21-2017Community - Crivitz
Village Brush Disposal Taken Through June 26

06-21-2017Perspectives
Country Cousin

06-21-2017Community - Coleman
Coleman Fire Department Responds to Structure Fire

06-21-2017Community - Coleman
Coleman Lions To Sponsor Movie June 29

06-21-2017Community - Coleman
Church Has Booth During Car Show

06-21-2017Community - Coleman
10th Annual Pound Car Show June 24th

06-21-2017Perspectives
From our readers

06-21-2017Front Page
Coleman Founder, Joseph Brault Day Big Success

06-21-2017Perspectives
From My Window

06-21-2017Front Page
Expect County Pay Plan To Cost $313,385 In 2017

06-21-2017Front Page
Town of Peshtigo Names Staudenmaier Vice Chair

06-21-2017Obituaries
Kenneth B. Prestine

06-21-2017Obituaries
William Pairon

06-21-2017Front Page
Marinette County Breakfast on the Farm is June 25th

06-21-2017Obituaries
Walter T. Multerer

06-21-2017Obituaries
Richard P. Kordes

06-21-2017Front Page
Big Day Of Activities at Crivitz Tuesday, July 4th

06-21-2017Obituaries
Raymond J. Kopish

06-21-2017Obituaries
Diana Gutmann

06-21-2017Obituaries
Arthur Godin

06-21-2017Obituaries
Kenneth J. Dinse

06-21-2017Obituaries
Faye L. (Harbick) Archambault

06-21-2017Obituaries
William M. Aman

06-21-2017Sports
Langlois/Wagner Head Marine All-Conference Selections

06-21-2017Sports
Jacobson Tops M&O Golf Squad

06-21-2017Sports
Osterberg Earns Back-to-Back Player of the Year Awards

06-21-2017Sports
Kotecki/Debriyn Share Most Valuable Player

06-14-2017Sports
"FORE Their Future" Schedule Announced

06-14-2017Sports
Peshtigo Youth Fishing Tourney Is Big Success

06-14-2017Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee 5K Run/Walk July 1

06-14-2017Sports
Area Legion Teams Take to the Diamond

06-14-2017Community - Wausaukee
SC Auxiliary Discusses Aug. 12 Picnic, Parade

06-14-2017Community - Wausaukee
Building with Plants at Library June 28

06-14-2017Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Legion, Aux. Holds Meeting

06-14-2017Community - Coleman
Discussion on GMO Realities at Library

06-14-2017Community - Coleman
Coleman Hosts Wrestling Clinic

06-14-2017Community - Coleman
Honor Students for Coleman High School

06-14-2017Community - Coleman
Coleman School Board Lists Hirings, Resignations

06-14-2017Sports
Rangers' Playoff Run Ends in State Semifinal

06-14-2017Community - Crivitz
PTSD Run for Recovery June 24

06-14-2017Community - Crivitz
County W Work In Crivitz To Be Finished By July 4

06-14-2017Perspectives
Country Cousin

06-14-2017Community - Crivitz
Country Gospel Jam is June 16

06-14-2017Community - Crivitz
Crivitz May Qualify For State Emergency Aid

06-14-2017Perspectives
From our readers

06-14-2017Perspectives
From My Window

06-14-2017Obituaries
Lorraine A. Woulf

06-14-2017Obituaries
Shirley A. Redmann

06-14-2017Obituaries
Margarete B. Pichler

06-14-2017Obituaries
Keith H. Miller

06-14-2017Obituaries
Francis Kordish

06-14-2017Obituaries
Charlene V. Heimke

06-14-2017Obituaries
William V. Handle

06-14-2017Obituaries
H. David Elmer

06-14-2017Obituaries
June D. Ziech,

06-14-2017Obituaries
Virginia R. Wehrman

06-14-2017Obituaries
Charles J. Stodola

06-14-2017Obituaries
Lowell D. Rice

06-14-2017Obituaries
Genevieve E. Mahoney

06-14-2017Obituaries
Kurt E. Lundgren

06-14-2017Obituaries
Kay L. Johnson

06-14-2017Obituaries
Doreen L. Hermsen

06-14-2017Obituaries
Ruth A. Harmer

06-14-2017Obituaries
Faye Iva (Parker) Larsen and Curtis Raymond Larsen

06-14-2017Obituaries
Ralph A. Eastland

06-14-2017Obituaries
Leonard Dudkiewicz

06-14-2017Obituaries
Kathryn A. Chevalier

06-14-2017Obituaries
Kenneth "Pete" Burbey

06-14-2017Obituaries
Jeanette A. Babik

06-14-2017Front Page
STORM CLEANUP

06-14-2017Front Page
Three Towns Could Qualify for Disaster Aid After Storms Cause Power Outages, Damage

06-14-2017Front Page
Business Owners Interested in Former Porterfield School

06-14-2017Front Page
Marinette Council Tables Resolution Regarding Proposed Back Forty Mine

06-14-2017Front Page
Pound To Settle Village Paving Issues In July

06-14-2017Front Page
Marinette County Forestry Approves $1,353,612 Sale

06-07-2017Obituaries
Sandra L. Weir

06-07-2017Obituaries
Crestamari L. Walters

06-07-2017Obituaries
Rowland P. Trepanier

06-07-2017Obituaries
Virginia Surk

06-07-2017Obituaries
Peter Staal

06-07-2017Obituaries
Lawrence L. Siebers

06-07-2017Obituaries
Juanita Picard

06-07-2017Obituaries
John G. Paitl

06-07-2017Obituaries
Richard W. Netzel

06-07-2017Obituaries
Roberta F. McKenney

06-07-2017Obituaries
Tara M. Dennis

06-07-2017Obituaries
Sandy Berth

06-07-2017Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Blood Drive is June 19

06-07-2017Community - Wausaukee
Real Communication at Wausaukee Library

06-07-2017Community - Wausaukee
SC Fire Auxiliary To Make Picnic Plans

06-07-2017Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Library Reading Program June 14

06-07-2017Community - Crivitz
2 Crivitz Teams in State YES! Contest

06-07-2017Obituaries
Eldean I. E. (Sjoquist) Wilch

06-07-2017Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Legion Gun Show on June 17

06-07-2017Obituaries
Harold R. Wettanen

06-07-2017Community - Crivitz
Crivitz School Summer Hours

06-07-2017Obituaries
Nancy L. Polzin

06-07-2017Community - Crivitz
Crivitz VFW Unit Raffle Calendar Sale

06-07-2017Obituaries
Brenda L. Oleson

06-07-2017Community - Coleman
Benefit Yard Sale at Beaver June 8, 9

06-07-2017Obituaries
Vallarie Krzych

06-07-2017Community - Coleman
Coleman Utility Board June 12

06-07-2017Community - Coleman
Coleman Elementary Students Read 100 Million Words During the 2016-17 School Year

06-07-2017Obituaries
Donald H. Klumb 

06-07-2017Community - Coleman
Live Music at CHS Classes Reunion

06-07-2017Obituaries
Agnes A. Johnson

06-07-2017Obituaries
Elorine C. Hubbard

06-07-2017Front Page
Lemery Brothers Bond Through Storm Chasing

06-07-2017Obituaries
Harriet E. Beffa

06-07-2017Perspectives
Country Cousin

06-07-2017Front Page
Peshtigo Accepts Grants, Plans Old Hammes' Building Demolition

06-07-2017Front Page
Village Coleman Approves Sex Offender Ordinance

06-07-2017Front Page
Marinette Council Awards Sale of Notes for New Rec Center

06-07-2017Front Page
Sex Offender Ordinance Passes Pound Town Board

06-07-2017Perspectives
From My Window

06-07-2017Sports
WIAA STATE GOLF

06-07-2017Sports
Cougars Repeat As Division 3 Boys State Champions

06-07-2017Sports
Wausaukee Makes Fourth State Appearance

06-07-2017Sports
Coleman & Niagara Bow Out in Sectional Finals

05-31-2017Sports
WIAA State Track & Field in LaCrosse This Weekend

05-31-2017Sports
24 Area Athletes Head to State Meet in LaCrosse

05-31-2017Sports
Wausaukee Last Area Team Left Standing

05-31-2017Sports
Four Area Teams Advance To Regional Final

05-31-2017Obituaries
Mary Lou Sommerfeldt

05-31-2017Obituaries
Mavis L. Patterson

05-31-2017Obituaries
Dolores K. Morstad

05-31-2017Obituaries
Faye L. Melka

05-31-2017Obituaries
Debbie Delfosse

05-31-2017Obituaries
Susan L. Bunting

05-31-2017Obituaries
Kevin C. Anderson

05-31-2017Obituaries
Julie L. Vinson

05-31-2017Obituaries
Earl J. Skenandore

05-31-2017Obituaries
Shirley M. Ness

05-31-2017Obituaries
Victor P. Stankevich Jr.

05-31-2017Community - Wausaukee
Seek Volunteers for Goodman Music in Park

05-31-2017Obituaries
Linda Stimac

05-31-2017Obituaries
Rose M. Senn

05-31-2017Obituaries
Yvonne Rhude

05-31-2017Obituaries
Michelle M. Lentz

05-31-2017Obituaries
Robert Race

05-31-2017Community - Wausaukee
GMO Realities Talk at Library

05-31-2017Obituaries
Rita M. LaPlant

05-31-2017Obituaries
Peter V. DeRossi


space
Peshtigo Times
WEB Poll!
Do you think President Trump being tough with North Korea is the thing to do?
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
© 2000-2017
All right reserved
space
Powered by
WEB Media
Interactive
COMMUNITY
WEB sites