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Kathy Cleven Is New Marinette City Treasurer

At the urging of the Healthy Youth Coalition (HYC), the City of Marinette officially took a stand against smoking in city parks, sort of.

Several members of the coalition where present at both the Civic Affairs Committee meeting prior to the monthly Council meeting on Tuesday, June 4, to present their request for the city to support the application for a grant for signs to discourage smoking in all city parks. The grant could also supply funding to install cigarette disposal receptacles located within the confines of the parks.

Sarah Hanson of HYC spoke about the goals of the organization, emphasizing the poor example that many adults set for children. She presented letters from several residents recounting stories of how their young children are exposed to second-hand smoke, with some even telling about how their toddlers will find and even attempt to eat discarded cigarette butts that are found on the ground.

Citing statistics from the Center for Disease Control, Hanson talked about the dangers of smoking and the propensity of children to want to imitate adults. Three students from Marinette High School, who are also part of the HYC, also addressed the Council on their views of the habit.

While the Coalition members pushed for a complete and total ban of smoking in city parks, the Council discussed and eventually passed a resolution that discouraged smoking in the parks, especially in areas where children play, like playgrounds, ball fields and beaches. It was pointed out that what the Council passed was just a resolution, and not a city ordinance. Thus, the smoking discouragement is not enforceable with legal action but more of a suggestion to not smoke around children.

Several Council members voiced their opinions on the resolution. Most were in favor of doing something, but not in favor of a complete ban on smoking, yet.

When the matter was voted upon on the Committee level, Aldermen Martha Karban, Shirley Kaufman and David Buechler voted in favor. Alderman Dorothy Kowalski abstained. Alderman Dennis Colburn voted in the negative.

When the matter was brought before the full Council, the resolution title was changed from “Smoke-Free Parks” to “Discouraging Smoking in City Parks.” The resolution passed on an 8 to 1 vote, with Colburn voting in the negative.

Another hotly debated agenda item at the meeting was discussion on the updated TEA/EDA Grant funded main, Ely, Mann and Stanton Street reconstruction/ Improvement Project designs.

The Project Engineer from Ayres and Associates reported that his company is now in the final stretch with the design work on these streets. He said that the proposed design would include a shared vehicle/bicycle lane and parking on both sides of Main Street. The design would allow for a street that is a bit narrower than it is right now, but would allow for wider tree lawns.

City Engineer Brian Miller explained the aspects and limits of each design concept. The section of Main Street from Wells to Mann Street would have a 6.5 foot wide concrete street lawn on both sides of the road, not including the normal-width sidewalks. This street lawn would contain the street lights, trees, planters, benches, and other design concepts.

For right now, the section of Main from Mann to just past the Fire Station would have 6.5 foot wide grass terrace, but would eventually be filled with colored concrete when funding becomes available.

The section of Main from the Fire House to past Ely Street would have narrower street lawns to accommodate turning lanes and a passing lane. The street lawn would vary, but in most places only be just over two feet wide. It would be made of colored concrete.

The area of Main Street from just past Ely all the way to Shore Drive would have a 6.5 grass terrace and regular sidewalks for the entire length.

Several Aldermen expressed their concerns about the proposed dual-use bike lane on the road. Others brought up the narrowing of the road was a step back to the problems they see in the downtown area.

The Project Engineer from Ayres countered that the design has many advantages, including keeping speeds down, would cost the city less money, and the wider terraces are better for growing grass.

Miller explained that the project does have a very tight and compact timeline if the city wants to complete this project this year. He said he had sent each alderman a copy of the design plans back at the end of March and that not one of them commented on it until now.

Other Aldermen brought up that the wider terraces are more conducive for plowing snow. Others supported the project plan as presented, citing that Ayres has done what they were hired to do. It was also pointed out that being elected alderman doesn’t mean they automatically have degree in civil engineering.

In the end, the Council voted to ask Ayres for a more visual presentation with exact widths and cost estimates on each design concept. The vote was 5 to 4, with Kowalski, Colburn, Carol Kempka and Bradley Behrendt voting against. A Special Council meeting was set to review the data for Monday, June 10 at 5:30 P.M.

In other matters, the Council reviewed the two bids that were received to install an ATM machine in the lobby of the Civic Center. The unit will be installed where the pay phone used to hang. In both bids, the Rec Department would receive 50 cents per transaction. The Council preferred the bid from Flipside Coin based solely on the fact that the charge to the consumer would be $2.50 instead of $3 per transaction. The ATM is necessary because the City Rec Department does not have the capability to accept debit and credit cards yet.

The Council approved a two day temporary Class “B” retail fermented malt beverage license application from the Marinette Moose Lodge #2327 for the Marinette Logging and Heritage Festival on July 13 and 14.

Also approved were the annual renewal of Class “B” fermented malt beverage licenses for The Blue Bike Burrito and the King Buffet.

Approved were Class “B” fermented malt beverage and intoxicating liquor license renewals for The Aloha, Applebee’s, Applejacks, Brewski’s, Brother’s Three, Cactus Tavern, Corky’s, Cusack’s Tap, Edgewater Inn, Jerry’s Bar, Lauerman’s House Inn, Lolli’s, M & M Victorian Inn, Marine House Bar and Grill, Marinette Elk’s Lodge, Marinette KC, Mark’s Place, Michaels Dome Lanes, Mike & Jean’s, Mulligans, Oly’s Corner Pub, O’Ryan’s Pub and Grub, Railhouse Properties, Red Brick Tavern, River Front Inn (Best Western), Tastebuds Restaurant, Terry’s Last Stop, The Sports Corner, Voodoo Lounge, and the Walk-In.

Compared to last year’s list, the licenses formerly held by the Firehouse Grill, Nite Court, and Whiskey & Women’s will be added to the list of unused surplus licenses since they did not make application to renew them. The application from Bob’s Bar is late, but will be filed shortly. This mean’s the City of Marinette now has nine Class “B” beer and liquor licenses available.

The City has a quota of 18 Class “A” (packaged) Fermented Malt Beverage licenses available. The Council approved 16 including Aldi’s, Angeli’s, Angeli’s Fuel Express, Waterfront Store, State Line Discount Beer and Cigarettes, Curry’s Foods, Krist Oil/Quick Food Mart, Holiday Station Store, Sequin’s BP, Schierl’s The Store, Shelly’s Beer Depot, Tony’s Haller Beverage, T&T Fermanich, River Cities Fuel Plaza, Wal-Mart Stores East, and Walgreen’s. Two licenses are still available.

The City has a quote of nine Class “A” (packaged) Intoxicating Liquor licenses available. The Council approved the fnine licenses of Aldi’s, Angeli’s, Angeli’s Fuel Express, State Line Discount Beer and Cigarettes, Curry’s Foods, Krist Oil Quick Food Mart, Shelly’s Beer Depot, Tony’s Haller Beverage, and T&T Fermanich Oil. All available Class “A” liquor licenses have been granted.

Forty three operator’s licenses renewals were approved: Sheena Barber, Jennifer Barker, Patricia Beaudo, Mark Bourgeois, Robyn Bourgeois, Lisa Charlesworth, Lynnette Cloutier, Robert Cornell, Gena DeGayner, Melissa Gignate, Michael Hanson, Pat Hartman, Stacie Hoefgen, Like Karnopp, Nicole Kass, Heidi Keller, Amanda Leaveck, Michael Loberger, Steven Malcolm, Bridgette Michaels, Katie Morois, Patricia Myers, Jennifer Norman, Renee Oleson, Tammy Parrett, Connie Pecor, Brenda Peterson, Scott Primley, Melissa Rehwinkel, Heather Reines, Judy Rodesch, Stefanie Schmidt, Pamela Schroeder, Doris Slawik, Michelle Thiry, Kristin Thomsen, Chris Vanderfin, Sherry Veriha, Darren Walander, Kristi Walk, Brianna Williams, Dawn Williams, and Jennifer Williams.

Fourteen new operator’s licenses also approved were Carolyn Cecil, Derek Dedamos, Renee Delfosse, Jennifer Dulak, Tammy Ehrhardt, Amber Hill, Roger Kriedemann, Kayla Leisner, Kersten Lemay, Cory Raygo, Theresa Ryan, Nicholas Stansfield, Christina Veriha, and Katherine Waite.

Approval was granted to Jacqueline Boudreau from the Marinette/Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce for the annual Pierce Avenue Aurora Run on Aug. 17. The route will be Pierce Avenue from Cleveland to Edwin Street and will be closed to vehicle traffic from 5 A.M. to 1 P.M. The event this year will be for a half-marathon and a 5K run.

Also through the Board of Public Works, the Council approved invoices from Ayres and Associates: $35,771 for amendment #6 for the reconstruction of Ely and Mann Streets; $29,848.48 for preliminary design for Main/Stanton Streets; $1,470.17 for EDA Grant Administration for Main/Stanton Streets; $4,043.95 for amendment #7-CDBG Grant Administration; and $9,214.73 for the Menekaunee Harbor Dredge Phase 1 project.

The Council approved an invoice from Mead & Hunt totaling $19,054.59 for the Marinette City Hall Study; an invoice from Aerometric totaling $15,432 for the Marinette Orthophoto Imaging Project (which produces color digital image files of the city); and contract payment request #1 from Barley Trucking and Excavating totaling $99,938.67 for the Hosmer Street and utility construction project.

From the Plan Commission, the Council approved a certified survey map prepared by Robert L. Johnson which combines six abutting parcels abutting the south side of Sherman Street and creates three larger lots.

The council approved the bid from Barley Trucking and Excavation in the amount of $121,993.32 for the Merryman Street - Prescott Street Alley reconstruction project. Also approved was the purchase of two 2013 Ford F150 Pickup Trucks from The Motor Company of Marinette. The bid price was $24,295 each.

As a matter of closing out the 2012 budget year, the Council approved a resolution that decreased certain budget areas by $80,225 and increased other budget areas by $142,025. Other budget items were carried over from last year to this year, totaling $33,018. A total of $110,716 was moved from the 2012 undesignated fund balance to the Designated for Future Year Expenditures category. And lastly, the resolution adjusted the 2013 accordingly.

The Council honored Rene Rocque on her retirement from her position as the Fire Department Secretary. After 27.5 years. Mayor Denis Ruleau presented her with a commendation, which was followed by a round of applause from the Council.

The Council approved an amendment to the city’s Municipal code, Chapter 5, which updates the city’s ordinance on Emergency Management. Basically, the changes were worked on with the input and guidance from the County’s Emergency Management Director.

Approval was given to an ordinance that establishes rules for “payday lenders” in the city. City Attorney Jon Sbar explained that the State Legislature passed a resolution back in 2011 regulating vendors engaged in this type of business. The legislation set down rules that allow the city to charge a $50 registration permit fee, which will even be charged to those vendors already in existence in the city.

The parameters on business location within the city for Payday Lenders will allow the existing businesses in the city to be grandfathered in, but new businesses will have to abide by the rules of 1) not being located within 1500 feet from another payday lender, and 2) be located at least 150 feet from any single family or two-family residential zoning district.

As a part of their ongoing process of reviewing and updating the City’s Code of Ordinances, the Council approved several amendments pertaining to the city budget process, salaries of elected officials, and the schedule pertaining to parking prohibition times. All of the changes were very minor.

The Council confirmed the mayor’s appointment of a new city Treasurer and Finance Director, Kathy Cleven. She has worked in the County Finance Department for a number of years and brings a vast amount of experience with her.




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