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Oneida County won't build business parkSubmitted: 01/14/2014

Kaitlyn Howe
Reporter/Producer
khowe@wjfw.com

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RHINELANDER - Towns use industrial and business parks to help attract business to their area.

The county spent more than $500,000 for the land.

But it didn't work out.

Now they're making steps to sell the land.

The land is on Rifle Road next to Northwood golf course.

They bought the it from Wausau Paper.

One Oneida County Board member feels it's in the County's best interests to sell the property.

"There are several problems with the land. Which it surprises me that the County Board went along with it. You can't access it from Highway 8, you can't access it through the Oldenburg property because they won't let us. The only place you can access it is from the Golf Course. To get to the usable portions of the land you have to cross swamp meaning you have to build some type of a bridge," said Jerry Shidell.

Rhinelander City Administrator Blaine Oborn said at the time it made sense to buy the land.

"Given the economy I think they bought it when the economy was doing well and everything was expanding. Now since then we're in a downturn," said Oborn.

They could take action at the next County Board meeting.

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