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Town Of Peshtigo Bd Of Review July 6th

Issue Date: May 20, 2021

An important announcement was made at the Town Of Peshtigo meeting on Tuesday, May 18 by Town Clerk Clarence Coble advising the audience that Open Book will be held on Tuesday, June 29 from noon to 4 p.m. and Board of Review will be held on Tuesday July 6 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Coble added, "That is the notices that Assessor Ron Walters puts out for people he has to send corrections out to. Also, the Board has all received a draft of the newsletter and get back to me with any comments or corrections so we can have it completed by the June meeting".

Peshtigo Chamber of Commerce President Tony O'Neill presented information on the NERR which is the National Estuarine Research Reserve system. This is a network of 29 protected areas established by partnerships between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and coastal states. The reserves represent difference biogeographic regions of the United States. The NERR system protects more than 1.3 million acres of coastal and estuarine habitats for long term research, water quality monitoring, education and coastal stewardship.

O'Neill stated, "We are in the process of having a community wide conversation. We have a very good area for a chance of being a site for NERR. If we are fortunate enough to get selected, this will provide many educational opportunities. This would bring Scientists from all over the United States and the World and would bring Curriculum to the UW- Green Bay-Marinette and NWTC and most importantly to our kids and students and schools, good employment opportunities and would be great for tourism. This could bring a huge economic boost, lodging, business, manufacturers, people that want to move here and stay here and the employment opportunities would increase as well. We could see some nice grant opportunities for shoreline erosion and any other type of issues that we can take care of. There are all kinds of people coming forward in the community from all different walks of life and there are several community discussions scheduled including City of Peshtigo and City of Marinette".

In her Treasurers report Marsha Rettke further explained some budget items. The Town budgeted $15,000 for elections but only spent $13,000. The roads budget is at $225,000 and haven't touched that yet, but there are many road projects to be done and we will be using that soon. For snow and ice control, we budgeted $140,000 and spent $60,000.

Rettke then reported on the annual report including a $22,608 from the Road To Recovery (RTR) grant related to Covid that the Town received. The Recycling Center last year had a crazy run at the center and we came out with $24,500 more in income than what we budgeted for. We also received an insurance recovery amount and a $5,000 Covid that threw our numbers out of line.

There was a lot of confusion and many questions about the budget from Supervisor Cindy Baur in regards to the Recycling Center budget and other accounts and budgets that Rettke clarified for her. Supervisor Kristin Edgar interjected and advised Baur that they still had a large agenda to finish up and we need to get moving forward. Chairperson Cindy Boyle then asked Baur to email Rettke with specific questions and she can answer any of the concerns and questions you have. Boyle continued, "The long and the short of it is we have a surplus of $26,000 and we just need to determine where that is defined in the budget". Coble added, "The excess normally gets put into fund budgets and it can be moved at anytime by making a motion at a board meeting".

The meeting moved forward with a final silent vote to decide the choice of a new Municipal law firm for the Town of Peshtigo. After the board casted their vote, the attorney of choice was Allen D. Ruetter of Reuter Whitefish And Evans S.C. of Madison.

Fire Chief Mike Folgert gave his monthly report which included five calls, two responses to vehicle crashes at Hwy 41 and Country Meadows Road intersection; one crash on Hwy 64 that involved extrication from the vehicle; assist at a structure fire at Luigis Pizza and provided one assistance to paramedics. We had one firefighter complete state certification of Firefighter level two; four firefighters completed hazardous materials training recertification with Marinette Fire Department; one firefighter completed fire officer training certification and we started hose pressure testing and should be done after a couple more nights of testing.

The Fire Commission met and went through and approved changes to the policy manual and also approved changes to the long range plan, which includes the apparatus replacement schedule.

Folgert continued with an update on the rescue boat project. The boat is in lower Michigan getting outfitted for the trailer for the boat. Fund raising is going well. We received notification that we will be receiving two grants from the M & M Community Foundation for $451 for the boat project and $500 for a purchasing rapid intervention team pack. We also received a bunch of Narcon from the M & M Community Foundation to carry on our rigs. We received our final report from ISO (Insurance Services Organization) that come out every five years and does a re-survey, re-evaluation and re-rating and we are still at a class six, just a few points away from a class five.

Other Supervisors then gave their reports, starting with Supervisor Jon Drees saying, "We haven't done anything yet but our main project will be Hale Road and are waiting for an estimate from Marinette County for repavement of bad areas and then chip seal the whole road. I received a few questions on the Peshtigo Harbor boat launch and because of all the high water the past few years it is almost destroyed. In talking with Keith Swallow, he thinks we would be able to repair it and get the ramp back in there and it may take a few loads of dirt". Edgar interjected saying, "We could possibly use some of the contingency fund for that project".

Drees added, "Another project is Deer Lake Road that runs off of Lief Road and as of today only a 1/4 mile of the road is usable and it needs to be surveyed, soil removed and fill brought in to make it a town road. There are people that have property out there that they want to get to, or build on it and we need to make it usable. As of last week all the grading has been done. Keith and I took a ride and reviewed various roads including Krause Road needing a tear out of 35 square feet of blacktop and repaired. A quote was received from DunRite LLC (Biehl) for $4,916. The next road was Harbor Road south of Ellison Road that is deteriorated to gravel. A quote was received to saw cut and dig out 40 feet of the road and fix as needed with a quote of $5,582 from DunRite. Coble interjected, "The Cable Company paid for the damage of the road from their equipment which probably got put in the Roads account". Drees told Coble he will check into that.

Another area is off of McFadden Lane on a road called Eagles Nest Road with a culvert coming out of the ground eight to 10" and the whole area is bad. They will clean up both sides of the ditch, take the culvert out, saw cut, blacktop and repave with a quote of $7,376 from DunRite. A major issue is Old Peshtigo Road near Flame Road. When you go through that area, gravity pulls your vehicle towards the ditch. The shoulder is wore down to nothing. I would like to see a fog light there to let people know where you're at because right now, you don't know where your at. To repair, it would require the road to be saw cut, extend the lane to four feet with a total of 670 feet by four feet with a quote from DunRite of $15,485.

Questions were asked by Baur as to why there was only one quote and after further discussion it was stated that they do a good job and larger vendors will not even quote on those types of small jobs. Drees stated, DunRite has done good for the Town and he is available and we only have a certain amount of time to get this done.

Coble added, "One thing about that is he is a local contractor, he lives in the town, he pays taxes in the town and I can't picture Northeast Asphalt doing these jobs, their not going to move their equipment for small jobs like that". It was then approved to move forward with DunRite for all repairs.

An update was given by Baur on the Recycling Center indicating that the brush accepting area is set up, employees of the center are required to wear Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), new time-sheets were created so we know what people are working on, one employee terminated employment with the center and one person was interviewed for replacement at this time, we are looking to replace the warming shed and there are so many things that need to be addressed.

Also new at the recycling center will be a cashless payment system, using the Apple Square system. Soon the town will only be accepting payment by credit or debit card only, no cash transactions. Edgar asked if there is chance that we can accept checks, because there are people that don't have a credit card or don't want to use a credit card. Boyle responded that she would like to try just using card only and see what happens from there.

Many other committee / ad hoc meeting items were discussed without any final decisions and will be brought back to another meeting after more details are defined.


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