Rhinelander city council http://wxpr.org en Driscoll Rd. Development Approved By City Council http://wxpr.org/post/driscoll-rd-development-approved-city-council <p> Six, 12 unit apartments at the end of Driscoll Road were approved by the Rhinelander city council Monday evening, but some near by residents don't like it.</p><p><br />Premier Driscoll Road LLC asked the city for needed permits to build the apartment complex. Local residents objected to the possibility of many more cars heading up and down the narrow street next to a cemetery.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:55:04 +0000 Ken Krall 20176 at http://wxpr.org Driscoll Rd. Development Approved By City Council Rhinelander Bans Cell Phone Use While Driving http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-bans-cell-phone-use-while-driving <p>Rhinelander has joined some central Wisconsin communities as banning cell phone use while driving.</p><p>A split city council last night voted to allow police to stop drivers from using cell phones while motoring.</p><p>Council member George Kirby asked for the ordinance. Personal injury attorney Peter Young told the council in the cases he's seen, cell use contributed to distracted driving and favored the ordinance...</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 11:38:19 +0000 Ken Krall 18241 at http://wxpr.org Rhinelander Bans Cell Phone Use While Driving Rhinelander Council Approves New Boat Landing http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-council-approves-new-boat-landing <p>A contractor to build a new Rhinelander boat launch has been approved. The city council this week accepted the bid of Janke General Contractors to develop the Boyce Drive landing at the site of the former DNR ranger station. The landing will be at the intersection of the Pelican and Wisconsin Rivers.</p><p>Committee chair Sherri Belliveau says it won't cost as much as first thought...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:05:36 +0000 Ken Krall 17052 at http://wxpr.org Rhinelander Council Approves New Boat Landing Rhinelander Discusses Cell Phone Ban While Driving http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-discusses-cell-phone-ban-while-driving <p>Rhinelander could be the next community banning the use of cell phones while driving.</p><p>A committee Tuesday agreed to look into the ban over the next 30 days.</p><p>Alderman GeorgeKirby brought the request forward, saying he's concerned about safety...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p><blockquote><p><i><u>"....we've(all) seen somebody not driving properly, not paying attention while driving...on the way here I kept track and there (were) 12 people on cellphones between my house and city hall...."</u></i></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 01:46:45 +0000 Ken Krall 14860 at http://wxpr.org Rhinelander Discusses Cell Phone Ban While Driving Miljevich Named As Rhinelander City Attorney http://wxpr.org/post/miljevich-named-rhinelander-city-attorney <p>After 33 years, Rhinelander will have a new city attorney beginning next month.</p><p>The city council Monday night hired Carrie Miljevich of Rhinelander to succeed Phil Parkinson. Parkinson began as city attorney in 1980 and is retiring next month.</p><p>Mayor Dick Johns says Miljevich is qualified for the position..</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:49:47 +0000 Ken Krall 10912 at http://wxpr.org More Digital Boards For Rhinelander? http://wxpr.org/post/more-digital-boards-rhinelander <p>Rhinelander&nbsp; will soon have its second digital billboard but some on the city council think it could set a precedent.</p><p>The Laska brothers would like to open an auction house at the corner of Highways 8 and 47 on Rhinelander's west side at the site currently being used as a recycling center.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:22:01 +0000 Ken Krall 10649 at http://wxpr.org More Digital Boards For Rhinelander? City Deer Hunts Possible Statewide http://wxpr.org/post/city-deer-hunts-possible-statewide <p>After several successful years, Rhinelander's city council decided not to hold an in-city bow hunt for deer this year. But if a bill circulating in Madison becomes law, the city might have to open a hunt again.</p><p>City council member Alex Young says <a href="http://docs.legis.wi.gov/2013/related/proposals/ab8">Assembly Bill 8</a> allows for bow and arrow and crossbow hunting within city limits statewide. Young says Rhinelander has set forward restrictions during its hunts that aren't in the state bill. He says the bill preempts local restrictions..</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:56:30 +0000 Ken Krall 9758 at http://wxpr.org City Deer Hunts Possible Statewide Glitch In Rules Discovered For Rhinelander Mayor's Pay http://wxpr.org/post/glitch-rules-discovered-rhinelander-mayors-pay <P>What Finance committee chair Mark Pelletier calls a "glitch" has been discovered concerning how Rhinelander pays its mayor.</P> <P>The part-time mayor gets paid $1,000 a month, plus travel expenses when he or she is representing the city, plus per diem for committee meetings attended, same as council members. While the mayor doesn't vote during committee meetings, he or she gathers in the information. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:35:43 +0000 Ken Krall 7746 at http://wxpr.org Glitch In Rules Discovered For Rhinelander Mayor's Pay Health Costs Put Hurdle In Way Of Rhinelander Dist. Library http://wxpr.org/post/health-costs-put-hurdle-way-rhinelander-dist-library <P>The Rhinelander city council has voted to send the Rhinelander District library's budget to the town partners for arbitration.</P> <P>Library Director Ed Hughes told the council while preparing the budget, they noticed they should have been paying more for health insurance...</P> <P> </P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><I><U>"...we were caught last year by surprise. We weren't covering some people that needed to be covered by insurance. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 00:36:05 +0000 Ken Krall 7717 at http://wxpr.org Health Costs Put Hurdle In Way Of Rhinelander Dist. Library