Oneida county http://wxpr.org en Partisanship Claimed In OC Board Races http://wxpr.org/post/partisanship-claimed-oc-board-races <p>Interests possibly from outside the area tried to influence the Oneida county board elections and a town of Crescent resident doesn't like it.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:14:37 +0000 Ken Krall 16997 at http://wxpr.org Partisanship Claimed In OC Board Races Family Files Oneida County Case To U.S. Supreme Court http://wxpr.org/post/family-files-oneida-county-case-us-supreme-court <div>The family hoping to build the Eagle Cove Camp and Conference Center on Squash Lake west of Rhinelander has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the case.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Jaros family asked Oneida county and the town of Woodboro in 2004 to construct a religious based facility on family property. The request was rejected at the town, county and Board of Adjustment level. Appeals were rejected in U.S. District Court in Madison and most recently &nbsp;by the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In each U.S. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:33:35 +0000 Ken Krall 15363 at http://wxpr.org UPDATE: Courthouse Reopens After Suspicious Bag Found http://wxpr.org/post/update-courthouse-reopens-after-suspicious-bag-found <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he Oneida county courthouse opened at 8 a.m. Tuesday, after being evacuated Monday during a bomb scare. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A black duffel bag was found outside the Social Services department on the buildings first floor.</span></p><p>According to a press release from the Oneida County Sheriff's Department the bag was found at approximately 10 a.m on Monday, and attempts to identify the owner were unsuccessful.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:31:45 +0000 Ken Krall & WSAU News 14240 at http://wxpr.org UPDATE: Courthouse Reopens After Suspicious Bag Found New Pay Plan Likely Going To Oneida County Board http://wxpr.org/post/new-pay-plan-likely-going-oneida-county-board <p>The Oneida County Board in February will consider a new way to pay employees which...among many other points.... sets in place merit pay for extra achievers and caps pay increases.</p><p>A committee this week recommended a multi-faceted change in how compensation is handled. Separate wage schedules were established for salaried and non-salaried employees. The schedules establish a market value. For management and professional staff, it sets a wage point pay beyond that achieved by extraordinary effort.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:05:00 +0000 Ken Krall 12916 at http://wxpr.org New Pay Plan Likely Going To Oneida County Board Oneida County Looking At Performance Pay http://wxpr.org/post/oneida-county-looking-performance-pay <p>Oneida county is going to take more time before deciding to implement a new compensation package for employees that has a component of pay for performance.</p><p>The county board contracted with Carlson-Dettman Consultants of Madison to compare Oneida county's employee compensation to other governments and the private sector.</p><p>Consultant Patrick Glinn said their study found a disparity between county compensation and the marketplace and proposes a change...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 22:53:47 +0000 Ken Krall 11493 at http://wxpr.org Oneida County Looking At Performance Pay Tax Delinquencies Down, But Foreclosures Up http://wxpr.org/post/tax-delinquencies-down-foreclosures <p>The mixed economic news reflects on figures given to the Oneida county board on delinquent taxes and foreclosures.</p><p>County Treasurer Kris Osterman said the number of tax delinquencies last year were down which usually shows people have enough money to pay their taxes. But other parts of her report showed tough times...</p><blockquote><p><i><u>"....we had the same foreclosures this year as we had last year. We finished foreclosing on 24 properties which is a record ever since I've been here, we've never had that many properties...."</u></i></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:33:58 +0000 Ken Krall 10607 at http://wxpr.org Tax Delinquencies Down, But Foreclosures Up 1930 Deer Revolt: When Oneida County Took On the State http://wxpr.org/post/1930-deer-revolt-when-oneida-county-took-state <p>We’re heading into November, and that means deer hunting will soon be in full swing.&nbsp;</p><p>It’s a cultural phenomenon in the state, with deeply rooted traditions that go back 100 years or more. While there has been much change in Wisconsin deer hunting over time, controversy and disagreement have never been far away.</p><p>In the first of a series we’re calling History Afield, WXPR Contributor Bob Willging has the story of one of the oddest deer hunting political battles of the last century.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bob Willging 10025 at http://wxpr.org 1930 Deer Revolt: When Oneida County Took On the State Dispatch Dispute Comes Back to Life http://wxpr.org/post/dispatch-dispute-comes-back-life <p>With Halloween here, local governments are proving that some things can come back from the dead.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>"I thought this thing was dead and buried"....</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:05:01 +0000 Ken Krall 10016 at http://wxpr.org Dispatch Dispute Comes Back to Life U.S. 7th Circuit To Hear Oneida County Case http://wxpr.org/post/us-7th-circuit-hear-oneida-county-case <P>A federal appeals court is hearing an Oneida county case involving a local government's ability to regulate private property designated for&nbsp;religious purposes.</P> <P> </P> <P>The Jaros family is hoping to construct the Eagle Cove and Conference Center on their private land on Squash lake west of Rhinelander. Oneida county, its Board of Adjustment and the town of Woodboro have said they wouldn't allow the necessary permits, saying a recreational camp is not allowed in that zoning district. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:51:17 +0000 Ken Krall 7733 at http://wxpr.org U.S. 7th Circuit To Hear Oneida County Case Controversy Ends As OC Adopts Comprehensive Plan http://wxpr.org/post/controversy-ends-oc-adopts-comprehensive-plan <p>After more than three years of sometimes heated debate, the Oneida county board has adopted a comprehensive land use plan. The vote was 20-1.</p><p>The plan is mandated by the state. The county adopted a plan having the 20 town plans and the city of Rhinelander compose the core, known as a "bottom up" approach. The plan gives local officials a blueprint to determine future land use.</p><p>Bill Liebert from Rhinelander and Newbold said planning could drive up local land prices beyond the ability to pay. He says Madison is an example...</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:08:46 +0000 Ken Krall 6780 at http://wxpr.org Controversy Ends As OC Adopts Comprehensive Plan