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November 19, 2017

Oneida adopts $16.3 million tax levy
The Oneida County Board of Supervisors adopted its 2018 budget Tuesday, passing a $16.33 million general property tax levy. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 17, 2017


Proposed transit program bothers taxi company owners
The Oneida and Vilas County Transit Commission inched closer to instituting a new transportation route for residents of the Northwoods during its meeting on Nov. 13. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 17, 2017

Oneida highway department may eliminate superintendent position
On Nov. 9, the Oneida County Public Works Committee discussed highway commissioner Bruce Stefonek's money saving proposal to eliminate the position of county highway superintendent and replace it with two lower-paid assistant workers. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

JEM grant boosts Oneida County Tourism Council rebranding project
The Oneida County Tourism Council (OCTC) received a $39,550 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant last Tuesday from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Oneida County employee income may rise
Thanks to a resolution from a joint meeting of the Oneida County labor relations and administration committees on Nov. 8, those who work for the political subdivision might end up taking home more money in 2018, if the county board allows it at this month's meeting. (Subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Marshfield Clinic hospital appeal public hearing to be rescheduled
The Oneida County Board of Adjustment public hearing that was scheduled for next Wednesday, Nov. 15, regarding the Marshfield Clinic appeal, has been cancelled and is to be rescheduled for a later date. More will be reported on this as information becomes available.
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Friday, November 10, 2017

County heads for decision on Enterprise properties
The Oneida County Board of Supervisors is heading toward a decision on the purchase of more than 200 acres in the town of Enterprise for the county forest, and, as decision day draws closer, the purchase is raising traditional questions about the continued purchase of private lands by state and local governments in Wisconsin. (Subscriber access)
Friday, November 10, 2017

Oneida UW-Extension education committee discusses budget, fair
With the recent reorganization of the UW Extension system, the future of programs in Oneida County was in question. The committee originally sent two proposals to the administration committee for its budget. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 10, 2017

Oneida committee votes to ban weekend rentals
Oneida County took its first tentative steps toward regulating residential short-term rentals last week, with the zoning committee voting to ban rentals of six consecutive days or less. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

County, Congleton reach settlement in hostile workplace lawsuit
A federal lawsuit filed by a former Oneida County corrections officer alleging a hostile work environment has been settled. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Owners in land offer owe thousands in property taxes
Some of the owners trying to sell hundreds of acres of land to Oneida County - a purchase the county is pursuing - owe more than $20,000 in delinquent taxes on the property they are trying to sell, and the figure could swell upward to more than $26,000 if payments aren't made soon, according to documents obtained by The Lakeland Times. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 3, 2017

Former OC corrections officer's federal lawsuit set for trial
A federal lawsuit filed by a former Oneida County corrections officer alleging sexual harassment and gender discrimination by her supervisor is set for trial next month in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, but the scope of the case has been narrowed considerably following a pretrial ruling. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

New state forestry headquarters to be located in Rhinelander
Rhinelander has been chosen as the new location for the State Division of Forestry office, Governor Scott Walker announced Wednesday in a visit to the city.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Oneida County adjusting to short-term rental policy change
With supervisors Billy Fried and Dave Hintz absent, the Oneida County Planning and Development Committee had zoning director Karl Jennrich present options to the group during their Oct. 18 meeting which could lessen issues arising from short-term rentals in the area. (subscriber access)
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

County board will pursue Enterprise land purchase
After viewing property appraisals in closed session, and after a short but spirited discussion in open session, the Oneida County Board of Supervisors is proceeding with its effort to purchase two separate properties totaling 231 acres for the county forest: the privately owned land surrounds Gillette and Wickham lakes in the town of Enterprise. (subscriber access)
Friday, October 20, 2017

Administration committee deliberates Oneida budget
In meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of last week, the Oneida County Administration Committee went through the 2018 budget for the region and deliberated on what to remove, and what to approve and send onward to the county board in November. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Short-term rentals now legal through Wisconsin
Homeowners who have been prevented by their municipalities from renting their homes on a short-term basis can now do so under certain conditions, under a late amendment to the state budget bill that Gov. Scott Walker did not veto. (subscriber access)
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Friday, October 13, 2017

Another candidate for Oneida County Sheriff
The field of candidates in the Oneida County Sheriff's race - still more than a year away - has grown by one more.
Friday, October 13, 2017

Former Oneida County employee to receive another dedication
Towards the end of the meeting last Wednesday, the Oneida County Forestry, Land and Recreation Committee discussed naming a second property after former Oneida County forest director Werner Zimmer. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Oneida County tank maintenance pushed to 2019
On Sept. 27, the Oneida County Public Works Committee voted to make highway commissioner Bruce Stefonek wait a little longer for key upgrades to his Kemp Street facility in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Antigo company awarded contract for new ATV trail in Oneida
With regular chairman Jack Sorensen absent, the Oneida County Forestry, Land and Recreation Committee accepted the bid of Antigo-based Duffek Sand and Gravel Inc. on Sept. 27, to work on a trail expansion in the town of Enterprise. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, October 3, 2017


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