Two well known names in Minocqua town government will face off in April for town chairman. That result and others during Wisconsin's primary election Tuesday.
Incumbent Minocqua town chairman Mark Hartzheim and town board member Billy Fried were the top vote getters yesterday. Hartzheim had 313 votes to Fried's 123. Loren Susor was eliminated. Hartzheim and Fried will face off in April.
In Vilas county, Washington town chair Jim Spring will be challenged by Ken Anderson in April.
Two key issues before the Oneida County Board are coming to a head, and scheduling what could be some marathon meetings isn't done yet.
What to do with the Heal Creek property west of Rhinelander and how to proceed with the offer by Kwik-Trip of LaCrosse to buy the current county Highway shops are running in parallel through the process. The Heal Creek land next to the Northwood Golf Course has competing proposals to either sell all or part of the land to Hodag Sports Club or a joint proposal from the city of Rhinelander and town of Crescent.
It's Primary Election Day in Wisconsin. In this election cycle, the towns and school boards have positions open.
While a light turnout is expected, some places could see higher turnouts. In Minocqua, there's a primary for town chair. Incumbent chairperson Mark Hartzheim is being challenged by town board supervisor Billy Fried and Loran Susor, a town employee and firefighter. There are several other races in the region.
Several area school boards also will be trimming the number of candidates today.
The Rhinelander city council got an earful from area business persons last night as the city held the first information session about a possible Premier Area Tax.
Three cities, including Eagle River and two villages in Wisconsin already have this tax. It allows the city to assess an extra one-half of one cent on a dollar for tourist related purchases.The money can only be used to improve infrastructure, like crumbling streets.
The Oneida County Land and Records Committee will take more time to consider bid proposals for the Heal Creek property near Rhinelander. The committee wants to give competing parties more time, in case of a compromise.
About 50 people crowded a committee meeting room at the Oneida County Courthouse Tuesday, to weigh in on what to do with the 270-acre Heal Creek property.
The county is selling the land after plans to turn it into a business park stalled.
The Three Lakes town board next week will continue the process that could eventually mean a new look for the town offices.
Town chair Stella Westfall says they've received bids from four firms to look at whether the current facility next to the E.U. Demmer Memorial Library should be renovated or a new building be constructed. She says initial conversations indicate renovation or rebuild will cost about the same. A decision point is nearing..