RHINELANDER - Monday afternoon, Rhinelander's Parks, Buildings, and Grounds committee voted down a proposal to build a boat launch downtown.
The Young Street launch was proposed last August.
City administrator Blaine Oborn recommended against it because the interceptor sewer line will run too close to that spot, and moving the line would be a huge cost.
Oborn is hopeful about a different location at the Shepard Park ranger station.
"We're pretty optimistic that we can work on the grant funding and get one in the next - it's hard to get a time frame - but I would hope within the next five years, we can get one down there," he said.
Also at the meeting, an update on the $560,000 city hall renovation.
There's two weeks left to go on the roof. Masonry is taking longer to finish and won't be done until fall.
RHINELANDER - Rhinelander needs new businesses to fill empty stores downtown.
This past weekend 26 properties had an open house. It was organized by Downtown Rhinelander, Inc. (DRI) and Flanders Reality Group. Finding the right home for a business can be hard. But the event tried to help those on the hunt.
"This way, you know, your here, you look, your able to talk to someone who knows the property. And you can really make a really good decision right now today," said Maggie Steffen, DRI Executive Director.
LAC DU FLAMBEAU - In Vilas County the courts have a new option for treating drug and alcohol offenders, instead of putting them behind bars.
Today the new Wellness Court was named in Lac du Flambeau. Circuit court judge Neal Neilsen and Tribal Court Judge Gary Smith will work together to help those involved with drugs and alcohol get the treatment they need.
"A traditional court would, more than likely sentence the person to jail or prison, and we've seen studies where that just doesn't work anymore. We need to get creative," said Lac du Flambeau Tribal Chief Judge, Gary Smith.
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