Following a recommendation byRhinelander's Planning Commission, the city council Monday unanimously denied an exception that would allow a halfway house on Phillip St.
The Department of Corrections had recommended Rhinelander get a place where people with alcohol and other chemical dependencies could reside. Attic Correctional Services found a property at 835 Phillip Street, across from West Park, that met requirements. But at a public hearing several weeks ago a large number of nearby residents voiced opposition.
The city of Rhinelander's Planning Commission has rejected a request to place an 8-bed Community Based Residential Facility at 835 West Phillip St, across from West Park. But the rejection is only advisory, and the final decision will go to the full city council.
60 people attended the meeting, with only one person speaking in favor of the facility.
The state Department of Corrections recommended another alcohol and drug abuse treatment facility in Rhinelander. The state contracted with Attic Correctional Services to provide the program.