04/11/2019- The Menominee County Prosecutor’s office is getting some help to clear up a backlog estimated at 500 cases. Tuesday night the Menominee County Board approved adding a second assistant prosecutor to the office. Newly appointed prosecutor Jeffrey Rogg who spent several years as the assistant in the office, says the additional position was needed to provide the service the public expects.
The board also approved new job descriptions so there will be a Chief Assistant Prosecutor as well as the new assistant. Rogg says with the new help, he expects the backlog can be processed in a year to a year and a half.

The County Board approved a request from Sheriff Kenny Marks to eliminate three part time corrections positions and replace them with two Fulltime positions. Marks says in the current job market it’s nearly impossible to attract and retain part time employees. He hopes a lot of the added cost can be paid for with reductions in overtime pay.
The board also approved a plan to eliminate the vacant airport manager’s position and a part time lineman position and create a second full time lineman at the airport. The titles will be changed to Airport Lead Operations Technician and Operations Technician. The County Administrator’s job description was changed to include some of the management functions for the airport that formerly were done by an airport manager.

At the County Board’s Equalization Session, Equalization Director Kandace Curran reported the taxable property values in the county increased by 2.4%, a rate of growth that has been typical in recent years. She said new construction, especially in the north part of the county as well as some expiring Industrial Tax Exemption Certificates contributed to the Increase.