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Tom Gromala Named New County Board Supervisor

Issue Date: August 25, 2021

Marinette County Board Chair John Guarisco has named Tom Gromala as the new County Board Supervisor for District 21 (Town of Peshtigo Wards 1 and 4). He is to be confirmed by County Board and sworn in at the start of the County Board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 31 by Court Commissioner Nancy J. Kallgren, to begin his duties immediately. He replaces former Supervisor Karl Jaeger, who resigned in April due to moving out of the district.

Guarisco assigned Gromala to serve on the Infrastructure Committee, which has oversight of Highway, Parks, Forestry and Building and Grounds departments.

County Administrator John LeFebvre will announce his appointment of Peter McCabe to serve on the Zoning Board of Adjustment and Supervisor Connie Seefeldt to serve on the Marinette County Library Board and the board of the Nicolet Federated Library System.

The board is expected to approve adding parts of County W and County Y in the Towns of Grover and Peshtigo to the list of ATV/UTV routes on county roads.

Also expected are approvals of a 120-foot deeded access easement requested by Cynthia Baloun for a parcel in the Town of Stephenson, with Baloun to pay $75 for the easement plus all associated costs for preparing and recording the easement; a 2,595-foot deeded access easement requested by Justin and Kathy Bergeron for a property in the Town of Grover, with the Bergerons to pay $1,600 for the easement and cover all related costs, and a utility easement to allow Wisconsin Public Service to move overhead lines to underground in the Town of Niagara, again at no cost to the county.

Several changes to the Policies and Procedures manual will be considered for approval as recommended by the Administrative Committee, along with some personnel changes in the newly re-named Technology Services Department, which was formerly known as the Information Services Department. The change was requested by department head Kevin Solway to better reflect the actual work that they do, and approval was recommended by the Administrative Committee. County Board will also consider a recommendation to create a new Cybersecurity Administrator position for the Technology Services Department, effective immediately.

The board also is expected to authorize the Marinette County Sheriff's Office to apply for a $25,000 BOTS Grant for Speed and Aggressive Driving Enforcement, with a 25% staff in-kind match for Oct. 1, 2021 through Sept. 30, 2022, and to approve entering into agreements with True North Consulting Group at a cost of $28,700 to analyze the county's current public safety communication system as recommended by the Public Services Committee, ,and to contract with Tomorrow's Children for $31,050 and Trempleau County for $33,400, as recommended by the Health and Human Services Committee.

As usual, the meeting agenda provides for possible public comment and an update on county matters by LeFebvre.

Finance Director Laura Mans is to report on activities of the Finance Department and county finances in general.


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