After a lengthy discussion, the City of Marinette shy’ d away from placing further limits on individual property owner rights when it voted to kill a proposal brought forth by the Historic Preservation Committee (HPC) last week. Alder person Jason Flatt says, “Currently, in Marinette, there are no legal means for the public to have any input on the future of the historic buildings in the city.”

Flatt says, “the goal isn’t to dictate what to tell people to do.”

In the end, most of the council members disagreed. For now, the choice to recommend a local historic designation of a property remains with the individual property owner.