Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Gov. Evers Directs DHS to Issue Safer at Home Order


Just Issued - Governor Evers Emergency Order 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2020
 
Gov. Evers Directs DHS to Issue
Safer at Home Order
 
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue a Safer at Home order that prohibits all nonessential travel, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order. The order is available here

The order is effective at 8 am on Weds., March 25, 2020 and will remain in effect until 8 am Fri., April 24, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued. 

“I know the COVID-19 outbreak has been difficult and has disrupted the lives of people across our state. Issuing a Safer at Home order isn’t something I thought we’d have to do and it’s not something I take lightly, but here’s the bottom line: folks need to start taking this seriously, said Gov. Evers. Each and every one of us has to do our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 so we can flatten the curve to ensure our doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers have the opportunity to do their important work. Let’s all do our part and work together.”

Individuals do not need special permission to leave their homes, but they must comply with this order as to when it is permissible to leave home. Similarly, if a business is an Essential Business or Operation as defined in this order, it does not need documentation or certification to continue its work that is done in compliance with this order.

Under this order, Wisconsin residents are able to: 
·     Perform tasks essential to maintain health and safety, such as obtaining medicine or seeing a doctor;
·     Get necessary services or supplies for themselves or their family or household members, such as getting food and supplies, pet food and supplies necessary for staying at home;
·     Care for a family member in another household; and
·     Care for older adults, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or other vulnerable persons.

Businesses allowed to operate under the Safer at Home order include, but are not limited to: 

·       Health care operations, including home health workers;
·       Critical infrastructure;
·       Businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise vulnerable individuals;
·       Fresh and non-perishable food retailers, including convenience stores, grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and food banks;
·       Businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food and goods directly to residences;
·       Pharmacies, health care supply stores and health care facilities;
·       Child care facilities, with some limitations; 
·       Gas stations and auto repair facilities;
·       Banks;
·       Laundry businesses, dry cleaners and services necessary for maintaining the safety, sanitation and essential operation of a residence, including garbage collection;
·       Hardware stores, plumbers, and electricians;
·       Educational institutions, for the purposes of facilitating distance learning;
·       Roles required for any business to maintain minimum basic operations, which includes security, and payroll; and 
·       Law and safety, and essential government functions will continue under the recommended action.

The order contains detailed information regarding the exemptions provided to certain businesses. If a business is unsure about whether or not they are exempted from this order, please contact the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation here

The public should follow simple steps to prevent illness and avoid exposure to this virus including:
·     Avoid social gatherings with people of all ages (including playdates and sleepovers, parties, large family dinners, visitors in your home, non-essential workers in your house);
·     Frequent and thorough hand washing with soap and water;
·     Covering coughs and sneezes;
·     Avoiding touching your face; and
·     Staying home. 

This is a rapidly evolving situation and we encourage you and the public to frequently monitor the DHS website for updates, and to follow @DHSWI on Facebook and Twitter, or dhs.wi on Instagram. Additional information can be found on the CDC website.
 
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Emergency/Temporary Municipal Court Measures


Emergency/Temporary Municipal Court Measures

In an effort to keep our community safe while we navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic, Marinette Municipal Court has decided to suspend in-person court appearances until further notice.  Therefore, all Trials and most Initial Appearances originally scheduled for March, April, and May of 2020 will be rescheduled. 
However, most traffic citations do not require a mandatory appearance and are expected to be paid prior to your court date.  Payments can be made as follows:
Online & Phone Payments
You may pay online or by phone with Government Payment Service. There is a small convenience fee for this service. GPS will send a check to the court so your payment will not be credited for 3 to 5 working days after payment is made.
Call 888-604-7888 24/7 and make your payment over the phone.
Visit www.GovPayNow.com for online payments.
Use Pay Location Code 5001 for both online and phone payments.
Drop Box
You may use the drop box located by the post office. Do not deposit cash.
U.S. Postal Service
Mail payments to: Marinette Municipal Court, 1905 Hall Avenue, Marinette, WI 54143.

Please feel free to call Marinette Municipal Court M-F 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM with any questions: 715-732-5125.

Thank you for your cooperation as we work together to overcome the challenges of this ongoing pandemic.

Resolution 09-2020








Friday, March 20, 2020

TAXI, INC temporarily suspends services.



TAXI, INC.
Marinette, WI 

In the 24 years that Taxi, Inc. has provided transportation for the City of Marinette Shared Ride Taxi Program, we have never been faced with an unprecedented event as the COVID-19 virus.  In trying to balance the guidelines of the Federal Center for Disease Control and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services as well as protecting the health of our employees, we will be temporarily suspending service from 3/21/2020 through 4/5/2020.  We are hoping to resume service on 4/6/2020.
 
This has not been an easy decision to make but the welfare of the passengers and the employees is very important.  While passenger suspension is in place, Taxi, Inc. will operate Monday through Friday piloting a trial program (during this extraordinary time only) picking up pre-ordered and pre-paid orders at grocery stores and pharmacies delivering curb-side.  Customers must come out to the vehicle to pick-up.  It will be the customer’s total responsibility to order, pay and pre-arrange with store/pharmacy to allow Taxi, Inc. to provide this service on their behalf.  Taxi, Inc. will only be transportation and is not responsible for any part of the order placed by the client.  Service will be at the same cost that client would pay if they were riding in the vehicle. Taxi Inc. will be open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM for this service.

Again, Taxi, Inc. regrets the inconvenience this may cause and asks your understanding as we work through this together.


Tom Westlund
TAXI, INC.
Marinette, WI

Monday, March 16, 2020

Community REC Center will close until further notice, effective March 16, 2020 at 9pm


                                                                                                           

 

City of Marinette______________ 

March 16, 2020 at 4:00pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RE: Community REC Center/COVID-19

Dear Resident:

The Community REC Center will close until further notice, effective March 16, 2020 at 9:00pm.

This decision is based on recommendations released today by state and federal agencies. The Community REC Center facilities (including walking track) will be closed to the public which involves all programs, classes, birthday parties, activities and events. The front office operations will remain open from 8:00am to 4:00pm to support essential city services.

We will continue to monitor recommendations from state and federal health sites so that we may safely provide services and will keep you updated with any additional changes.

Thank you for working with us to keep our community and the Community REC Center safe for all.


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Marinette Municipal Court Session Scheduled for March 19th has been rescheduled due to COVID-19


In an effort to keep our community safe while we navigate the COVID-19
Pandemic, Marinette Municipal Court has decided to reschedule all Initial Appearances originally scheduled for March, April, May and June of 2020. Therefore,

MARINETTE MUNICIPAL COURT SESSION SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 19, 2020 HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JULY 9, 2020 AT 10:00 AM OR 1:00 PM (your choice).

Most traffic citations do not require a mandatory appearance and are expected to be paid prior to your court date.  Payments can be made as follows:
Online & Phone Payments
You may pay online or by phone with Government Payment Service. There is a small convenience fee for this service. GPS will send a check to the court so your payment will not be credited for 3 to 5 working days after payment is made.
Call 888-604-7888 24/7 and make your payment over the phone.
Visit www.GovPayNow.com for online payments.
Use Pay Location Code 5001 for both online and phone payments.
Overnight Deposit Box
You may use the overnight deposit box located by the post office. Do not deposit cash.
Office Payments
At this time, payments are still accepted at Marinette Municipal Court during regular business hours. Payments can be made by cash, check, money order, and credit / debit card. (Service fees apply)

Please feel free to call Marinette Municipal Court M-F 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
with any questions: 715-732-5125.

Voters Encouraged to Vote Absentee for April 7 Election


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                   FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
March 15, 2020                                                                                      LANA BERO @ 715-732-5141

Voters Encouraged to Vote Absentee for April 7 Election

[CITY OF MARINETTE] – Because of the COVID-19, voters in Marinette are strongly urged to act now to vote absentee for the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary.

“Polls will be open in the City of Marinette for those who need them on Election Day, but most voters should vote absentee for this election,” said Lana Bero.  “For that to happen, you should request an absentee ballot as soon as possible.”
 
Acting by Wednesday, March 18, is especially important for anyone who needs to register to vote by mail, Clerk Bero said. If your name or address has changed since the last election, you need to register with your current information.  You can check your registration status at https://myvote.wi.gov, click on “My Voter Info.”

If you know you are registered but cannot find yourself on the website, you should contact your clerk or Wisconsin Elections Commission. There is possibly a typo in the spelling of your name or your date of birth.  Voters who cannot find themselves on MyVote should call their municipal clerk’s office at 715-732-5141 or call the Wisconsin Elections Commission at 866-VOTE-WIS (866-868-3947) or 608-261-8005.

How to Register to Vote by the Deadline

Wednesday, March 18 is the deadline for electors to register to vote by mail or online for the Presidential Preference Primary and Spring Election. After this date, electors must register in person in the municipal clerk's office or at the polling place on Election Day.

According to state law, mailed voter registration forms must be postmarked no later than the third Wednesday before the election. Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. the same day.

Online voter registration is available at https://myvote.wi.gov. There are two ways you can register using the website:

·         People with a Wisconsin driver license or state ID card whose address is current with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation can complete their online registration immediately. People who need to update their address with DOT can accomplish that online and complete their online registration.
·         People without a Wisconsin driver license or state ID card can fill out the voter registration form online, then print it, sign it and mail it to their municipal clerk’s office along with a proof-of residence document. The website has detailed instructions. If you do not have a printer where you are, you can save the completed form as a PDF and make arrangements to have a family member or a friend with a printer, or a copy center, to print it for you.

Voter registration forms that can be printed and filled out by hand are also available here in English: https://elections.wi.gov/forms/el-131-fillable
Voter registration forms that can be printed and filled out by hand are also available here in Spanish: https://elections.wi.gov/forms/el-131-spanish

Blank voter registration forms and Absentee Ballots are also available at the clerk’s office, 1905 Hall Ave.  Starting Monday March 16th 7:30-4:00PM, Monday –Friday, Tuesday & Wednesday April 1st and 2nd the clerk’s office will have extended hours until 6:00PM.  On Friday April 3rd we will be open until 5:00PM for Absentee voting.

Remember, the deadline to register online or by mail is Wednesday, March 18.

Voters who miss the deadline may also register in their municipal clerk’s office until the Friday before the election, April 3 or at the polls on election day.

How to Request an Absentee Ballot

There are several ways registered voters can request absentee ballots. If they have internet access, the easiest way is to sign up at MyVote Wisconsin, https://myvote.wi.gov.

Just look for the “Vote Absentee” button near the top of the page. On a mobile phone, use the menu button in the upper right corner of the website. There is a three-step process that starts with putting in your name and date of birth, followed by requesting your ballot. If you don’t already have a photo ID on file with your clerk’s office, you can upload a copy. Mobile phone users can take a picture and upload it to MyVote. Absentee ballot requests submitted this way go directly to your clerk’s office, and you can track your ballot by returning to the website.

Voters can also request absentee ballots by mailing, emailing or faxing their municipal clerk’s office. You can find your clerk’s contact information on MyVote Wisconsin. These requests must be accompanied by a copy of your photo ID.   If you already have a photo ID on file from previous absentee requests under your current registration, you will not need to provide it again.

Voters who are indefinitely confined, meaning they may have difficulty getting to the polls for reason of age, illness, infirmity, or disability are not required to provide a photo ID.  Voters in care facilities can have a representative of the facility confirm the resident's identity instead of providing a photo ID.  More information on photo ID and exemptions can be found at bringit.wi.gov. 


The deadline for registered voters to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you is the Thursday before the election, April 2. However, Lana Bero urges voters not to wait, due to possible delays in mail delivery.  If you get an absentee ballot mailed to you, you can still decide to vote at the polls on Election Day if you haven’t returned it.

Your absentee ballot must be received in your clerk’s office or at your polling place by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Again, Lana Bero urges voters to request and return ballots as soon as possible.

Gov. Evers Directs DHS to Issue Safer at Home Order

Just Issued - Governor Evers Emergency Order  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2020   Gov. Evers Directs DHS to Issue  Safer at...