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To Air Family Dollar Plans at Aug. 6 Meet

A new Family Dollar Store is coming to Coleman, Village President Glenn Woulf announced at the monthly Village Board meeting on Monday, Aug. 4. The Zoning and Planning Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6 to review plans for the building.

The Tax Committee and Board of Review will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13 at the Municipal Building.

Siding for the new garage portion of the Municipal Building has been picked up. The board was told Dennis Gross and Dave Bushmaker would start siding the building on Tuesday.

Woulf read a letter from John Deschane, Crivitz Village President, inviting elected and appointed officials of the municipality to a Marinette County meeting and listening session at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the Wausaukee Village Hall. The session will cover the latest information on municipal topics from Jerry Deschane, Executive Director of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities.

According to the letter, State Senators Tom Tiffany and Dave Hansen and Representatives Jeff Mursau of Crivitz and John Nygren of Marinette have been invited to attend the event to share information and answer questions and concerns about municipal topics related to current and proposed legislation.

Woulf updated the board on the Hwy. 141/64 interchange. The county will be taking out the median to allow for wider loads due to the Hwy. 64 roundabouts.

Trustee Wayne Smet reported the ball field has received plenty of use, from t-ball to girl’s softball. Each of the kids on t-ball received a bag as well as a certificate and a gift certificate for ice cream from the Station House, which was paid for with concession money. The t-shirts were made and donated by Dan Risner Excavating. Lamar Sign designed the logos and donated a sign which was used at the games.

Smet also reported they are in the process of getting estimates to repair damage that last winter’s frost caused to the dugout.

Diane Patz mentioned that the Coleman Library will hold its picnic at the park on Friday, Aug. 8.

Lillian’s Park, the newest addition to the village’s recreation facilities, is now open. There is gazebo donated by Ray Hoffman, a pier for fishing and a small a small swing set at the park, which is located where the creek crosses Business 141.

A bit of history in the village newsletter states this location marks the spot where a large sawmill was built in 1880. That mill employed 40 to 50 men. Logs were floated downstream to the dam.

With all members present, vote was unanimous to approve a liquor license for Leanne Krueger, doing business as Cheers...Where Friends Meet.

Trustee Dave Podoski , who is also chief of the Coleman Fire Department, thanked everyone who helped out at the annual picnic on the weekend of July 18 through July 20. He said everything went well and they had no problems.

The department responded to four calls in July, one for a structure fire, and three for vehicle accidents. Firefighters were on the scene for a total of hours, or 96 1/2 man hours.

Coleman Police Department received 21 complaints in July. There were eight adult citations written for $2,126, and no juvenile citations. The municipal court had six adult cases, one juvenile and one just cause hearing.

Report from building Inspector Jim Buschman showed he worked with a homeowner on restoring plumbing service to a property on N. Louis Street and will follow up this fall.

He is trying to work with the owner of a rental unit at 125 E. Main Street in regard to problems related to the upper unit, including garbage, yard debris, lawn, fence, driveway, etc. before a citation would be necessary.

Buschman is also monitoring cleanup at 220 W. Main Street.

He reported homes at 213 and 215 Linda Lane have no addresses on the structures. He asked the owners to comply with the local ordinance, and also explained posting the numbers helps if fire or rescue squad are called.

He also spoke with a new homeowner who was doing roofing without a permit.

There were seven building permits issued in July. They went to:

*Brent Guseck, to repair fire damage at 131 Katherine Street, at an estimated cost of $40,000;

*Brent Guseck, roof, windows and remodel inside, at 124 Katherine Street, estimated at $9,000;

*Rick Rudolph, windows, drywall and possible front door at 248 N. Louis Ave., estimated at $3,500;

*Gerald Haske, garage doors and windows at 217 River Drive, estimated at $5,000;

*Clifford Patz, new windows at 241 River Drive, estimated at $1,500;

*Britney Mursau, remodel basement at 208 Hammes Ave., $3,000, and

*Ryan Weber, asphalt shingles at 156 S. Park Ave., estimated at $3,500.

Treasurer’s Report by Trustee Nancy Stank was approved and bills were approved for payment as presented. Vouchers totaling $13,099.52 were reviewed by each board member. Since the last meeting checks totaling $25,337.57 were written. The six month budget comparisons were distributed.

July disbursements totaled $102,014.34, of which $49,689.89 were regular, $17,324.45 for payroll and $35,000 were electronic transfers. Total cash on hand at the end of July was $366,748.84, down just slightly from $372,435.31 at the end of June.


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