Blaine Oborn http://wxpr.org en Rhinelander's Daytime Population Doubles http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelanders-daytime-population-doubles <p></p><p>Rhinelander's City Administrator would like the city council to consider a revenue generator used by other communities with lots of tourists: a premier resort tax.</p><p><br />It's a local retail sales tax where the municipality may only use the proceeds&nbsp; to pay for infrastructure expenses within the municipality. Eagle River has a half of one percent premier resort&nbsp; tax.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:22:00 +0000 Ken Krall 19712 at http://wxpr.org Rhinelander's Daytime Population Doubles Lower Property Insurance Rates Likely In Rhinelander http://wxpr.org/post/lower-property-insurance-rates-likely-rhinelander <p>Rhinelander residents should be seeing lower rates on property insurance thanks to upgrades in the city's infrastructure.</p><p>City Administrator Blaine Oborn says an independent agency rates municipalities on things like fire protection.</p><p>Oborn says the scale is up to 9. Rhinelander had been rated at a 5, but the rating dropped to a 3. The lower the rating, the better....</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 22:19:33 +0000 Ken Krall 18329 at http://wxpr.org Lower Property Insurance Rates Likely In Rhinelander Rhinelander Holds Line On City Budget http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-holds-line-city-budget <p>A higher than expected city&nbsp;assessed value &nbsp;has helped the Rhinelander city council&nbsp; keep a flat property tax level and also&nbsp;help its depleted general fund.</p><p>The council passed an option which holds city taxpayers bills flat for the city's portion of the bill. But after the state reported in with the city's property value, it enabled the council to still hold the tax rate the same, but helped the city replenish a depleted general fund. The fund had been tapped during the recession to keep tax increases down.</p><p>City Administrator Blaine Oborn...</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:25:16 +0000 Ken Krall 10878 at http://wxpr.org Rhinelander Holds Line On City Budget Rhinelander Moving Forward On Former Lindey Property http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-moving-forward-former-lindey-property <p>The former Lindey Cleaners in Rhinelander could eventually be leveled and more parking put in it&#39;s place.</p><p>That outcome started in motion this week when a Rhinelander city committee approved the money to hire consultants to look at what needs to be done to clean up the long-time dry cleaning company property. City Administrator Blaine Oborn says there could be more than one environmental problem at the site...</p><p> </p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:58:18 +0000 Ken Krall 9097 at http://wxpr.org Rhinelander Moving Forward On Former Lindey Property No Rhinelander Deer Hunt This Fall http://wxpr.org/post/no-rhinelander-deer-hunt-fall <P>No deer hunt in the city of Rhinelander this year. Last week a city committee recommended that the hunt not take place this year.</P> <P>The deer find Rhinelander to be hospitable with plenty of cover, gardens and flowers to eat, and few predators. They also proved to be a traffic hazard with several car-deer accidents reported. Sat, 07 Sep 2013 09:06:00 +0000 Ken Krall 7605 at http://wxpr.org No Rhinelander Deer Hunt This Fall Rhinelander Looking Into Downtown Improvements http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-looking-downtown-improvements <p>A committee of city leaders in Rhinelander has selected a company to outline an economic development initiative for downtown.&nbsp; The plan from Vierbicher&nbsp;Associates will also look into giving Brown Street a bit of a facelift, by conducting a streetscape study.</p><p>Rhinelander City Administrator Blaine Oborn says doing a streetscape…is kind of like landscaping, for a downtown sidewalk.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 21:45:11 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 3114 at http://wxpr.org