The public is invited to the Oneida county courthouse next week to find out how county government works, then watch it in action.
The Oneida county board is hosting it's annual budget meeting next Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. at the courthouse in Rhinelander. This is a change from other years with a night meeting scheduled. There have been three votes to hold more county meetings at night, and this will be the first.
County residents can help determine when the Oneida county board holds its meetings.
Recently, the board directed a committee and UW-Extension to put together a survey to help resolve an ongoing debate about meeting times. Twice in the last several months resolutions came to the floor to alter the standard meeting time of 9:30 a.m on the third Tuesday to a later time.
Oneida County UW-Extension agent Tim Brown says some would like to see later in the day meetings...
Kwik Trip is in the process of opening a location on Rhinelander's east side and apparently they are eyeing a large location on the city's west side.
Oneida County Corporation Counsel Brian Desmond says the county has been approached by Kwik Trip to buy the land along Kemp Street-Highway 8 west now used by the county highway department. He says they've been talking to Kwik Trip for about a year....
Eight new faces joined long-time members of the Oneida County Board for the reorganizational meeting Tuesday.
The newly-seated board unanimously elected David Hintz of Three Lakes as new chair. Hintz has served as the board's vice-chair.....
"...thank you for the honor of being elected(chair) to serve the county board and work with you. I've worked with many of you over the years, talked to some(of you) on the phone and met some of you for the first time this morning and I think we have a good group..."
Two write-ins were elected to the Oneida county board Tuesday after no one filed during the standard time for the spots that were vacated by retiring supervisors.
Greg Berard in District 2, city of Rhinelander and Jack Martinson from the town of Lynne and Minocqua did not run again. In District 2, Rhinelander alderman Tom Kelly declared as an official write in and won the county supervisory seat with 17 votes. Lisa Zunker from the town of Lynne won the seat with 40 write-in votes, defeating another write-in candidate Jay Christgau from Minocqua.