What Finance committee chair Mark Pelletier calls a "glitch" has been discovered concerning how Rhinelander pays its mayor.
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. The mayor is often the point person with the public.
But Pelletier says one very important meeting has been left off....
Early fall marks the annual migration of songbirds as they begin to pass through Wisconsin, heading south for the winter.
The Department of Natural Resources says homeowners can help the warblers, thrushes and other songbirds on their arduous journey by helping supply food sources and habitat. Wildlife Biologist Ryan Brady says small backyard changes can actually make a big difference.
No deer hunt in the city of Rhinelander this year. Last week a city committee recommended that the hunt not take place this year.
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. The city council approved the first antlerless, in-city, bow-and-arrow hunt in 2006, and it has been held most years since then.