Subscribe | E-Editions | River News 75 | Super Shopper - FREE | About Us | Contact Us | FREE Classified Items Under $50
The Northwoods River News | Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Flanders Realty Group

home : news : county/state news July 24, 2017

1/10/2017 7:27:00 AM
Oneida County opts not to enter legal battle with landowner

Nick Sabato
River News reporter


The Oneida County forestry, land and recreation committee went into closed session Wednesday to deliberate on three items. The committee acted on just one of those items, deciding to take no action regarding possible litigation for Burrows Lake Bridges and tabling the discussion on a Luber Lane (Rhinelander) cell tower contract until next month.

As for the third item, at the suggestion of forest director John Bilogan, the committee chose not to take legal action against the owner of a structure that is partly on county property in the town of Cassian. Instead, the town and county will work with the man to resolve the issue.

Bilogan explained that Mitchell Backes' family has owned property near the county forest for approximately 60 years. Roughly a decade ago, he built a garage and when the county received a request to maintain a town road that went through the forest, it was discovered that 90 percent of the garage was on county land.

"We agreed that we would work with the owner to come up with a solution that did not include lawsuits," Bilogan said. "Basically if we could work out a sale, we could go that route, but the sale of forest land isn't as simple as us. We still have to submit an application to the state for an approval of withdrawal."

Backes had stated prior to the committee entering closed session that he did not want to engage in a legal battle with Oneida County.

Nick Sabato may be reached at nsabato@rivernewsonline.com or via Twitter @SabatoNick.





Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, and meet the comment guidelines (see "Comment Guidelines" at right). There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number and email address is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search
search sponsored by



Subscription Login
LOGIN | SUBSCRIBE


Today's Circulars
Print-N-Save Coupons
Order photo reprints

Classifieds
Advertising Information

Community Connections
Submit to Newspaper...

Ced Vig's books for sale
Kris Gilbertson's 'I Recall...'

Marshfield Clinic - 1
Twitter











Facebook | All Things | Wisconsin Lottery | The Lakeland Times - affiliate | Winter Road Conditions | Snow/Trail Conditions


The Northwoods River News | Walker Communications, LLC
232 S. Courtney Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501 | Office (715) 365-6397 | Fax (715) 365-6361

Corporate billing office: The Lakeland Times / Lakeland Printing Inc. | P.O. Box 790, Minocqua, WI 54548 | (715) 356-5236 | Fax (715) 358-2121
Members of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, Wisconsin Community Papers, Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce, Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce

Site Design and Content | Copyright 2017 1up!

Software © 1998-2017 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved