Oneida County Board http://wxpr.org en Three Close OC Supervisory Votes Remain Unchanged http://wxpr.org/post/three-close-oc-supervisory-votes-remain-unchanged <p>Three Oneida county board races were close after the April 1 vote, but after an official canvas, all three races stayed the same.</p><p>County Clerk Mary Bartelt gave us the results...</p><p><i><u>"....supervisory district 7, that stayed the same. Bob Mott with 186, and Dennis Schoeneck with 180. District 16, that stayed the same also. Michael Timmons with 111 and Michael Pockat with 107. Supervisor district 18, that was Lance Krolczyk and Candy Sorenson, it's 127 for Lance, and 122 for Candy Sorenson..."</u></i></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:27:55 +0000 Ken Krall 16654 at http://wxpr.org Three Close OC Supervisory Votes Remain Unchanged Oneida County Committee Optimistic About Broadband Funding http://wxpr.org/post/oneida-county-committee-optimistic-about-broadband-funding <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Oneida County Technology Committee is seeking funding from federal and state sources…to help fuel broadband development.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Chair Don Sidlowski says the committee is filing preliminary paperwork Friday for a grant program through the FCC, the Federal Communications Commission.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:42:37 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 15221 at http://wxpr.org Oneida County E-9-1-1 Gets Funding For Phones http://wxpr.org/post/oneida-county-e-9-1-1-gets-funding-phones <p>Sometimes it takes quite a bit of money&nbsp; to integrate a complex telephone system, but the Oneida county board went along with a request to make E-911 dispatching more efficient.</p><p>The board agreed to spend nearly $72, 000 from the general fund to pay for a phone console integration at the sheriff's department.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:18:01 +0000 Ken Krall 14651 at http://wxpr.org Oneida County E-9-1-1 Gets Funding For Phones OC Board Wrestling With Department Space Needs http://wxpr.org/post/oc-board-wrestling-department-space-needs <p>Too many questions remain, so the Oneida county board has moved to have a committee study more options for the former WPS building on Davenport Street. At issue is just what should be done with space needs for the UW-Extension, and Land and Water Conservation Departments now housed at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 17:17:20 +0000 Ken Krall 9332 at http://wxpr.org OC Board Wrestling With Department Space Needs Hard Surface Runoff Resolution Dies On OC Board Floor http://wxpr.org/post/hard-surface-runoff-resolution-dies-oc-board-floor <P>After more than two hours debate, the Oneida county board failed to pass a resolution rejecting stronger DNR rules concerning non-porous or impervious surfaces. Those surfaces are roofs and sidewalks. Runoff water from those surfaces near lakes and rivers concern scientists about water pollution. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:41:23 +0000 Ken Krall 6784 at http://wxpr.org Hard Surface Runoff Resolution Dies On OC Board Floor OC Board Sets Flexible Meeting Times http://wxpr.org/post/oc-board-sets-flexible-meeting-times <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The long-festering issue of meeting times for the Oneida county board was addressed Tuesday...for the time being.</span></p><p>Citizens have asked the board to hold night meetings. The board routinely meets the third Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. as spelled out in county bylaws. Some felt the meeting times cut out workers from running for the board and attending meetings. The board earlier rejected night meetings, but left the door open to have some flexibility concerning scheduling meetings.</p><p>Administration committee chair Dave Hintz....</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:14:26 +0000 Ken Krall 3844 at http://wxpr.org OC Board Sets Flexible Meeting Times Oneida Comprehensive Plan Approved http://wxpr.org/post/oneida-comprehensive-plan-approved <P>After three years of sometimes bumpy negotiations, Oneida county's Comprehensive Planning Oversight committee Friday finished work.</P> <P>State government requires each county to have an updated plan in place. The plan looks at population, the economy, the land and waters and several other factors that work toward&nbsp;helping a community make sense.</P> <P>A dispute arose whether the county should adopt a more 'top down' approach, or a 'bottom up' approach, where each of 20 towns and the city of Rhinelander adopt their own plan that essentially becomes the county's plan. Fri, 17 May 2013 22:14:04 +0000 Ken Krall 2360 at http://wxpr.org