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Coleman Village Board Discusses Revaluation

The Village of Coleman will have to wait several more weeks before contractor Doug Pearson presents his bid for construction in the village. At the Village Board meeting Monday, Aug. 5, board member Jesse Parker said he was contacted by Pearson over the weekend.

“He (Pearson) made a request that he could hold off for a couple weeks to make a proposal to the board, rather than doing it tonight,” Parker said. “He said he had a couple pending contracts in the area that could potentially significantly lower his proposal to us.”

Pearson wishes to contract with Coleman to help promote the village and bring in new businesses. He goes out and finds business that would fit the Coleman area and tries to get them to come. Coleman has only met with him very briefly, so not much more info than that, but mentioned he may be doing something similar in Peshtigo and Crivitz.

Another topic brought up for consideration was whether the not the village should take advantage of its currently good property values and commit to revaluation or wait up to two more years before the revaluation is mandated. 

Six month budget comparison: In good shape. Some line items have gone up but much of the funding for this year has not arrived. Some of that money doesn't come in until late and no exact figures to include.

“We’ve got two more years, we could take a chance, or whatever,” said board president Glenn Woulf. Another pointed out that if the board didn’t act on the matter within the established timetable the Federal Government would complete the revaluation, and that would come in at a higher price tag than if the board acted sooner rather than later. The board voted unanimously to lock in now by accepting the R&R assessing proposal, rather than chance the revaluation rates going up in year three.



Woulf also announced a meeting with the Marinette County Emergency Management scheduled for Aug. 28 and encouraged board members to attend. 

In conclusion, the board shared a letter sent from Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve to Coleman Police Chief Ida Soletske in the aftermath of the shootings that occurred recently in the Town of Pound.

It read:

The Marinette County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation for your invaluable help and professional assistance with the shootings that occurred in the Town of Pound. The response and actions of fellow agencies was overwhelming. With the growing number of situations that law enforcement face today, cooperation and partnerships between agencies are of the utmost importance. It is a comfort to know that there were so many caring people who responded in such a time of need, not only for our department, but for the whole community.

It was also reported at the meeting that the fire department responded to three calls during July. Two were car accidents and a mutual aid call for a total of 4 hours and 42 total man hours. Total calls to date number 30.

The Board said the annual picnic was a success and they thank everyone who helped in anyway.


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