MARINETTE — The scheduled move-in-date for Marinette County's new Resource Center has been pushed back once again.
According to County Administrator John Lefebvre, the planned move to the newly-renovated Resource Center has been pushed back because of COVID-19.
During Lefebvre's report at Tuesday's County Board meeting, he said that the main reason for the delay is the lack of a safety inspected elevator in the building and the hesitation from movers to begin bringing in office furniture to the upper floors without the elevator. Without a valid safety certification the elevator cannot be used by anyone to move throughout the building, he said.
While this situation has caused a small delay, Lefebvre said that the elevator should be inspected, certified and ready to use by everyone at the end of the week.
"Our goal right now is to move the Economic Support Department into the building by the end of this month," Lefebvre said. "Hopefully everything will be moved in and completed by Thanksgiving."
The board also:
■ Approved the 2021 UW-Madison, division of Extension contract from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.
■ Approved the sale of out lot 1 located in the Town of Niagara to the Lake Shannon District for $130.
■ Approved Chief Elected officials consortium agreement between the counties of the Wisconsin Bay Workforce Development area. Decision subject to corporation counsel's approval.
■ Approved authorizing the dispatch director to apply, accept and administer a 2019-2022 Federal NextGen 911 Grant Round 2 with an estimated cost of $116,965 grant award. Decision subject to Corporation counsel's approval.
Also, two 2020 Century Farm awards were given to two local farms that have been run by the same families for more than 100 years. The recipients of the awards were Ralph and Joyce Seewald, and Ray Lipovac and Joan Staab.