space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* Country Cousin
space
space
Sports Shorts
* M&O Boys Basketball - Wausaukee Keeps Pressure on M&O Leaders
* M&O Girls Basketball - Peshtigo Tightens Grip on Conference Crown
* Crivitz Hosts All-Girls Wrestling Tournament
* Guns & Hoses Basketball Game Raises $10,892 for Special Olympics
* Cousins Subs Sports Awards Scholarships

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
02-10-2016Sports
M&O Boys Basketball - Wausaukee Keeps Pressure on M&O Leaders

02-10-2016Sports
M&O Girls Basketball - Peshtigo Tightens Grip on Conference Crown

02-10-2016Sports
Crivitz Hosts All-Girls Wrestling Tournament

02-10-2016Sports
Guns & Hoses Basketball Game Raises $10,892 for Special Olympics

02-10-2016Community - Wausaukee
Senator To Visit Wausaukee School

02-10-2016Perspectives
Country Cousin

02-10-2016Community - Wausaukee
MI Board Meeting Feb. 11

02-10-2016Community - Wausaukee
Auxiliary Unit 66 Plans Scholarship

02-10-2016Community - Wausaukee
Church Fish Fries To Begin

02-10-2016Perspectives
From our readers

02-10-2016
From My Window

02-10-2016Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Area Woman’s Club Offers Scholarships

02-10-2016Community - Crivitz
7th, 8th Grade Students To Lead P/T Conferences

02-10-2016Community - Crivitz
Girls Nite Out To Aid Charities

02-10-2016Community - Crivitz
Craft-O-Rama at Crivitz Feb. 13

02-10-2016Obituaries
Stella Turek 

02-10-2016Community - Coleman
Food Pantry To Open Feb. 17

02-10-2016Obituaries
Gunder E. Thompson

02-10-2016Obituaries
Gale F. Schneider

02-10-2016Community - Coleman
Child Development Days at Coleman School

02-10-2016Obituaries
Ruth Moore Schmidt

02-10-2016Obituaries
Roger C. Salewsky

02-10-2016Community - Coleman
Kickers Plan Valentine Dance

02-10-2016Community - Coleman
Lenten Worship at Living Waters

02-10-2016Obituaries
Bethany L. Rieth

02-10-2016Obituaries
Annabell J. Prince

02-10-2016Obituaries
Victoria J. Peterson

02-10-2016Obituaries
Mary E. Paulich

02-10-2016Obituaries
John D. Nichols

02-10-2016Obituaries
Gladyce B. McLeod

02-10-2016Obituaries
Shirley Manning

02-10-2016Obituaries
Robert J. LaLonde

02-10-2016Obituaries
Thomas Kowalski

02-10-2016Obituaries
Louise I. Kazmer

02-10-2016Obituaries
Robert L. Gering, Sr.

02-10-2016Obituaries
Dorothy Fellion

02-10-2016Obituaries
Judith A. DeBack

02-10-2016Obituaries
Edward R. Chaney

02-10-2016Obituaries
Paul J. Brunick

02-10-2016Obituaries
Leanne H. Bousley

02-10-2016Obituaries
Robert K. Becker

02-10-2016Obituaries
Vivian A. Wood

02-10-2016Obituaries
Keith D. West Sr.

02-10-2016Front Page
RESPOND TO FIRE

02-10-2016Obituaries
Stella J. Lambrecht

02-10-2016Obituaries
Peter P. Kiefer

02-10-2016Obituaries
Marilyn A. Haines

02-10-2016Front Page
Set March 1 Hearing On Peshtigo Sewer Rate Hike

02-10-2016Obituaries
Richard A. Greening

02-10-2016Obituaries
Bruce E. Christensen

02-10-2016Front Page
Land Committee Acts On Road, Seek DNR Grant

02-10-2016Obituaries
Patricia A. Bottger

02-10-2016Front Page
Chances Good For City Fish Viewing Platform Grant

02-10-2016Front Page
Horses, Fire Towers, Deer On County Forest Agenda

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


space
Peshtigo Times
WEB Poll!
Should the DNR remove the fire towers?
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