Vilas Co. Board

Two resolutions to expand the Vilas county courthouse narrowly passed the county board this week.

An original resolution for $16 million dollars was amended after the board decided not to add the additional space for another courtroom at this time.

The board adopted a resolution first funding two phases of the expansion, known as 1 and 1B, at a price of more than $10 million. That would add just under 36,000 square feet for that cost. The board needed a two-thirds majority to pass that resolution which it did 15-4.

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Vilas county board supervisor Jerry Burkett is a long time Eagle River area realtor. Burkett made a presentation at Tuesday's board meeting for the county to look at selling off dozens of parcels that are under county control, most of which have been forgotten.

Burkett says he spent more than 100 hours putting together the report. As an example,  one lot near the wastewater plant is owned by the county. He says the view of the plant isn't the most enticing, but...

State Law Changes Local Input On Tower Sitings

Mar 27, 2014

How would you react to the construction of a communications tower near your home?

Before the Wisconsin legislature changed the rules, you could have voiced your thoughts at a public hearing BEFORE the tower went up.

That’s no longer the case, as confirmed by Vilas County Corporation Counsel Martha Milanowski at Tuesday’s meeting of the Vilas county board of supervisors:


" may not be something we agree with, but it is something we must follow...."