MARINETTE — Repairs to the base of the statue of Isaac Stephenson on Riverside Avenue were again the main topic of discussion in the Monday meeting of the Marinette Historic Preservation Commission, where the group received an update on the city’s plans to repair the masonry. 

The topic was previously discussed in the commission’s July 2 meeting, where Todd LaPacz, the city forester, informed the group that the city planned to address the deterioration by chipping out the loose plaster and coating the base with mortar, a cost of about $300. LaPacz said the city had done this about 20 years ago as well, when the base was in worse shape than it is today. Commission member Jim LaMalfa added in the July meeting that he had recently photographed the Civil War memorial on Stephenson Island, and noted that its base was in a similar state. 

In Monday’s meeting, the commission discussed an email from LaPacz, who was unable to attend, regarding the statue base’s renovation. According to LaPacz, the current plan for the Isaac Stephenson statue base repairs is to contract with Frank Alloy of TBC Masonry Construction for repairs costing about $800. As of yet, Alloy has yet to return with a quote for the work on the Civil War memorial statue base, but the work on the Isaac Stephenson statue is set to begin this fall and be completed before winter. 

The commission took no action on the topic, but discussed the decision to do the work in the fall, which was met with general approval. 

In other business, the Marinette Historic Preservation Commission: 

■ Discussed the city’s historical and cultural objects inventory. The project to catalog the objects and monuments located on city-owned land is being spearheaded by Ward 8 Alderman Jason Flatt, who said he had no updates regarding the inventory as he had just returned from a summer abroad. The topic was put on the agenda for next month’s commission meeting. 

■ Received an update regarding historic preservation funds and funds collected for the restoration of the Forest Home Cemetery Chapel.