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Will the highway department relocate?Submitted: 08/19/2014
Story By Jeanine Ilacqua

RHINELANDER - The Oneida County Highway Department may need to relocate.

Kwik Trip has made a formal offer to purchase the current highway department building for a new Kwik Trip location.

If the purchase is approved, the highway department will move facilities. The details of the proposal have yet to be released, but the county board has discussed the proposal in numerous closed sessions.

The board met for a meeting today.

"A basic package has been prepared that we'll review with the county board, talking about the advantages of moving the highway department, the cost of upgrading our current facility and other issues," said chairperson of the Oneida County Board David Hintz.

This package will be presented in a meeting on Thursday August 25 at 9:30 AM.

The public is welcome to attend the open session, but the meeting will close while the board discusses specifics of the proposal.

Many county board members have toured the highway facility to gauge just how much upgrading needs to be done.

Although it will cost more money to move to a new location, selling the building to Kwik Trip offers the county certain advantages.

"If we do sell the property to Kwik Trip, and they develop the property with a store and potentially other retail locations, it puts that property back on the tax roll," said Hintz.

Plus, the new upgrades to the facility could increase the assessed value of the neighborhood.

A decision is not guaranteed from Thursday's special meeting, but the board will give the proposal strong consideration.

The board expects a Kwik Trip representative to attend the meeting to answer any questions.


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