Oneida County Board of Supervisors http://wxpr.org en Survey Asks OC Residents About Night Or Day Meetings http://wxpr.org/post/survey-asks-oc-residents-about-night-or-day-meetings <p> County residents can help determine when the Oneida county board holds its meetings.</p><p><br />Recently,&nbsp; the board directed a committee and UW-Extension to put together a survey to help resolve an ongoing debate about meeting times. Twice in the last several months resolutions came to the floor to alter the standard meeting time of 9:30 a.m on the third Tuesday to a later time.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:20:11 +0000 Ken Krall 20494 at http://wxpr.org Survey Asks OC Residents About Night Or Day Meetings Kwik-Trip Looking At OC Highway Dept. Property http://wxpr.org/post/kwik-trip-looking-oc-highway-dept-property <p></p><p>Kwik Trip is in the process of opening a location on Rhinelander's east side and apparently they are eyeing a large location on the city's west side.</p><p><br />Oneida County Corporation Counsel Brian Desmond says the county has been approached by Kwik Trip to buy the land along Kemp Street-Highway 8 west now used by the county highway department. He says they've been talking to Kwik Trip for about a year....</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:13:32 +0000 Ken Krall 20173 at http://wxpr.org Kwik-Trip Looking At OC Highway Dept. Property OC Supervisors File Complaint Against Third Supervisor http://wxpr.org/post/oc-supervisors-file-complaint-against-third-supervisor <p></p><p>Two Oneida county board supervisors have filed ethics complaints against a third supervisor.</p><p><br />The Northwoods River News is reporting supervisors Ted Cushing and Lance Krolczyk filed the complaints against fellow supervisor Jack Sorenson.</p><p><br />At the May meeting, Sorenson made sharply critical comments about campaign flyers distributed in four districts prior to the last county elections.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:34:25 +0000 Ken Krall 19619 at http://wxpr.org OC Supervisors File Complaint Against Third Supervisor Hintz Named Oneida Co. Board Chair http://wxpr.org/post/hintz-named-oneida-co-board-chair <p>Eight new faces joined long-time members of the Oneida County Board for the reorganizational meeting Tuesday.</p><p>The newly-seated board unanimously elected David Hintz of Three Lakes as new chair. Hintz has served as the board's vice-chair.....</p><p></p><blockquote><p><i><u>"...thank you for the honor of being elected(chair) to serve the county board and work with you. I've worked with many of you over the years, talked to some(of you) on the phone and met some of you for the first time this morning and I think we have a good group..."</u></i></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:44:44 +0000 Ken Krall 16999 at http://wxpr.org Hintz Named Oneida Co. Board Chair Recounts Keep Three Oneida Co. Board Races The Same http://wxpr.org/post/recounts-keep-three-oneida-co-board-races-same <p>Three close Oneida county board races after voting last week have not changed after a recount.</p><p>Voters April 1 elected incumbent Bob Mott in District 7 in the Pelican Lake area. After the recount requested by challenger Dennis Schoeneck, Mott picked up one vote to 187 to 180 for Schoeneck.</p><p>In District 16 in the Woodruff area after the recount, incumbent Michael Timmons had 114 votes with challenger Michael Pockat with 107. Timmons picked up three votes from election night.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:46:41 +0000 Ken Krall 16841 at http://wxpr.org Two Write-Ins Win Oneida Co. Seats; Other Recounts Possible http://wxpr.org/post/two-write-ins-win-oneida-co-seats-other-recounts-possible <p>Two write-ins were elected to the Oneida county board Tuesday after no one filed during the standard time for the spots that were vacated by retiring supervisors.</p><p>Greg Berard in District 2, city of Rhinelander and Jack Martinson from the town of Lynne and Minocqua did not run again. In District 2, Rhinelander alderman Tom Kelly declared as an official write in and won the county supervisory seat with 17 votes. Lisa Zunker from the town of Lynne won the seat with 40 write-in votes, defeating another write-in candidate Jay Christgau from Minocqua.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:28:02 +0000 Ken Krall 16409 at http://wxpr.org Two Write-Ins Win Oneida Co. Seats; Other Recounts Possible More Study For Smaller OC Board, County Administrator http://wxpr.org/post/more-study-smaller-oc-board-county-administrator <div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>As a parting move, Oneida County Board Supervisor Jerry Shidell offered two resolutions to hire a County Administrator and cut the size of the county board from 21 members to 9.</div><div>When the board sent both resolutions back to committee to study, Libertarian Shidell felt the move summarized why he was not running for re-election next month...</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><blockquote><div>"....I'm always fascinated by the do-nothing-ness of this committee and this county board. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:11:21 +0000 Ken Krall 15721 at http://wxpr.org More Study For Smaller OC Board, County Administrator Oneida Co. Sells Former WPS Building For $340K Loss http://wxpr.org/post/oneida-co-sells-former-wps-building-340k-loss <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>After several years of sitting idle and just a few offers, the Oneida county board accepted a bid Tuesday authorizing the sale of the former WPS building near the courthouse. The original asking price was more than $500,000 in 2008. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:59:54 +0000 Ken Krall 15720 at http://wxpr.org Oneida Co. Sells Former WPS Building For $340K Loss New Oneida County Employee Pay System Adopted http://wxpr.org/post/new-oneida-county-employee-pay-system-adopted <p>By a vote of 18-0, the Oneida County Board changed the way they compensate employees.</p><p>Following the enactment of ACT 10, governments have been formulating new pay approaches after collective bargaining for most public unions was eliminated. Oneida County contracted with consultant Charles Carlson, who suggested pay scales built on market value and performance, rather than a time served basis. The adopted system enacts a new step system for non-supervisory jobs and performance based pay for supervisors. It does put caps on some pay levels.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:14:31 +0000 Ken Krall 14549 at http://wxpr.org New Oneida County Employee Pay System Adopted "Sustainability Park" Killed By Oneida County Board http://wxpr.org/post/sustainability-park-killed-oneida-county-board <p>In 2006, Oneida county invested more than a half-million dollars in what promoters said would be a sustainable business park on Rhinelander's west side. Tuesday the Oneida County Board of Supervisors officially killed it.</p><p>The county purchased 272 acres in the hopes of attracting modern manufacturers and young entrepreneurs. A feasibility study discovered problems getting enough tax revenue back and also access problems to the site. Area trout fishers also worried about a well-regarded trout stream on the property.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 23:06:30 +0000 Ken Krall 13441 at http://wxpr.org "Sustainability Park" Killed By Oneida County Board