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Last month the City of Marinette attended the County Board of Supervisors meeting with the hopes that the County would join in the effort to help with the remaining one point five million dollars needed for the new Sports and Events Center. This request was moved to the County’s Finance Committee, after many supervisors raised concerns about how it would benefit the County as a whole. However, at Monday’s Finance Committee meeting, a decision still wasn’t made and it was tossed to the County’s Executive Committee for them to decide whether or not they would support the two low-interest loans to the City, for ten point five million dollars, instead of the original donation of one point five-million-dollars. The meeting of the Executive Committee is scheduled for 9am today at the Marinette County Courthouse.
At Monday evenings, City of Marinette Civic Affairs, Cemetery, Traffic and Lights Committee meeting, discussions continued as to what the City should do about the depreciating Chapel at the Forest Home Cemetery. While the committee discussed their options for the chapel, two community members attended the meeting with alternatives to help beautify and raise monetary funds towards saving the chapel.
A member from the Marinette Genealogy Group, Joan Pace, provided the committee with the groups idea of a Cemetery Walk in the Forest Home Cemetery later this year.
Listen to Joan Pace
Eagle Scout, Christian Hornick, says he wants to build a sitting bench for the Cemetery as a part of his eagle scout project.
Listen to Christian Hornick
The committee approved both projects and they now move to full council for their approval.
At this week’s Menominee City Council Meeting, the council approved two grant applications for projects within the City. The first to be approved was the Boat pump out Grant for the Marine Sewage Pump out Station at the Menominee Marina. The next is the passport grant, which is to assist in financing the improvements at River Park Campground.
Both of these improvements were included in this year’s Recreation Plan and the Capital Improvement Project. While these grant applications were approved, concerns over another proposed grant application to improve Duby Park was heard with dismay. Menominee Manager, Tony Graff, urged the council to consider the grant for Duby Park.
Ultimately, the council voted it down with common consensus stating that now is not a good time for the project.
The ongoing collaborations between the two Cities is steadily being recognized by area organizations. At last night’s City of Menominee Council Meeting, City Manager, Tony Graff, stated that he and Marinette Mayor, Steve Genisot, attended a meeting with the M&M Board of Realtors where they gave them positive feedback.
Graff also requested location ideas for the upcoming joint council meeting that will be hosted in Menominee.
After some discussion between council members, it was unanimously decided that the Stephenson Public Library will be the location that will unite the two councils for their one common goal…community.