The next move will be up to legislators as Rhinelander residents Tuesday passed an advisory referendum concerning the Premier Resort Area Tax. The vote was about 2-1 in favor.
The tax would place a half-cent charge on a sale with all the proceeds designated for infrastructure repairs, mainly street repair. Eagle River has had a similar tax since 2006.
Because Rhinelander doesn't meet all the requirements up front, legislative approval is necessary.
Mayor Dick Johns says the city is prepared to move forward...