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Issue Date: February 27, 2020

Dear Editor,

I've been calling for a reduction in the size of the Marinette County Board for years along with moving the meetings to the evenings. Now that the County Board Chairman is about to leave office (again) he is also suggesting these changes and others. WOW. FINALLY!  Or course there has been some push back including one member stating "this is a big county, and it is much safer to drive during day light hours." If a person (supervisor) is not comfortable driving at night in this county they have no business being on any governing board.  The corporation counsel said, "employees often are needed at County Board meetings so it is better to hold them during business hours".  In the real world employees come to work whenever they are needed.  Business does not make their hours convenient for the employees. They do it for the customers which in this case is the voters and tax payers. The highly paid inexperienced county administrator said, "that had been tried before, and meetings were held at various locations in the county, and only about five members of the public ever showed up."  Doing something once or twice is hardly a test and often times there is nothing on their agenda worth showing up for.  Besides it isn't like they invite participation and answer tax payer/voter questions or concerns.  They should allow participation like many schools as well as local town and village boards do.  One supervisor said, "having meetings later in the day might make it possible for more people to attend board meetings, and for more to run for supervisor positions." This is true and very accurate. 

With only about 40,000 people in the county we really don't need 30 supervisors. 15 should be plenty. Having county board meetings twice a month is also a great idea used in other counties.  A board member said, "it takes a couple of years for even a new committee member to become familiar with what things are being done, and why".  This is scary if it is true as they only are elected for two year terms.  Having a better informed board is badly needed obviously.  With a reduction in the size of the board we could pay more and still save money.  This would be a win, win wouldn't it?

It is sad that now that the County Board Chairman has come around to finally suggesting changes that are long overdue and badly needed, he is not running for office.  He will be missed by the voters and tax payers.

Delaying these decisions and doing a county wide referendum would be a huge mistake and waste more time.

Sincerely,

Pete Pfankuch



Letter to the Editor:

Peter Noppenberg for Marinette Municipal Court Judge

We have known Peter Noppenberg for years. He has been a customer of our in good standing and currently serves on the Marinette City Council. He has been active in volunteer community functions and has been an asset to the City of Marinette.

We encourage the residents of Marinette to vote for Peter Noppenberg for Marinette Municipal Court Judge on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

Respectfully submitted,

Claude Wilcox

Auto Plus,Inc.



Dear Editor:

In Friday's Eagle Herald article regarding the Feb. 20, 2020 Town of Peshtigo Board meeting, Herman Pottratz, the Town of Peshtigo Chairperson, was quoted as saying, "During public comment, the Board could not respond to questions."

I would like to point out that WI Stat. 19.83(2) clearly states, "During a period of public comment a governmental body may discuss any matter raised by the public."

This was enacted into WI law with the 1997 Wisconsin Act 123 and was further reinforced by the WI Attorney General's Office of Open Government in a letter dated Aug. 4, 2017 wherein the AG's office clarifies that yes, "During [public comment] the body may receive information from the public and may discuss any matter raised by the public."

I would like to encourage the Town of Peshtigo Board to actively engage with citizens during the public comment period and to respond to our concerns and answer any questions we ask.

Thank you very much for your time.

Respectfully,

Karl Jaeger,

Candidate for Marinette County Board, District 21

Dear Editor:

Am I alone in feeling that our nation is heading "to hell in a hand basket?' Have we as a nation lost our moral pinning and lost our minds? I read recently that the US Senate is going to debate and vote on two bills this week, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The first bill would ban late-term abortion after 5 months, now knowing scientifically that a child at that age in the womb feels excruciating pain during the abortion. And the second bill would ensure that medical treatment would be given to a child who survives an abortion attempt and is born alive.

As I read about these bills all I could say in my mind was "Are you kidding me!" It is hard for me to believe that we need Senate debate about whether or not we should protect unborn babies at the point they feel pain, or are born alive during an abortion attempt. Have our ethics become so desiccated that these atrocities would remain lawful in our nation? Have we become so accepting of the horror of abortion that we will continue to allow abortion even when we know that the child would be in agonizing pain until it dies? Would we really continue to allow a clinic to willfully withhold medical care for a child who survives an abortion, leaving that child abandoned to die? The appalling truth is that we do and some Senators want to keep it that way.

"Hell in a hand basket?" You decide. Then contact Senator Baldwin and Senator Johnson and ask them to vote "Yes" to these bills.

Denice Nycz

Marinette, WI



Editor:

Assembly Amendment Fails to Protect Families from PFAS

"The amendment approved by Assembly Republicans last night does nothing to help my constituents in the Town of Peshtigo and Marinette area who have been poisoned by the actions of JCI/Tyco.  It could be argued that if this amendment were to become law it would make it more difficult to protect my constituents and Wisconsin families from toxic PFAS compounds.

 "In what appears to be an attempt to fool less informed residents, many of the actions the amendment calls for can already be taken by DNR and the department does not need permission to ask Governor Evers to include funding to address PFAS in his upcoming budget.

 "The amendment also appears to shift attention away from holding industrial polluters accountable, by giving DNR authority to seek cost recovery from local fire departments and communities when fire foams with PFAS are used to protect life and property.  This is a complete turnaround from the compromise that sought to hold local taxpayers harmless for the costs of cleanup.

 "Finally, in what appears to be another giveaway to WMC and the American Chemistry Council, the amendment sets up an alternative process for making recommendations for PFAS levels in ground and drinking water that will likely include input from long-time Republican mega-donors WMC, the WI Paper Council and the American Chemistry Council. This is something that these corporate front groups have been arguing for since Governor Evers was elected and DHS released its recommendation of 20 ppt."

Senator Dave Hansen



Editor:

Thank you to the Marinette County 4-H Leader's Association and the generous donors that hosted a free movie at the family-owned Mariner Theatre in Marinette on Feb. 22 and 23. The movie, Beethoven, was shown. This family-friendly comedy made for an enjoyable day for both family and friends. The Mariner Theatre even had a Saint Bernard in the lobby that greeted everyone upon entry and exit. Thank you for inviting the community to this free event.

Amy Lewis,

Coleman 


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