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Businesses To Get Look At Proposed Premier Resort Tax


Next April, Rhinelander voters will see an advisory referendum  whether the city should petition the legislature to become the next community with a Premier Resort Area Tax.

The question asks whether the city should levy one-half cent on a dollar sales tax on tourist-related  items. The money raised could only be used to upgrade infrastructure, namely city streets. The city could like to fix Lincoln Street from Oneida to Eisenhower Parkway, Stevens Street, Boyce Drive and Oneida Avenue, totaling some $2 million dollars.

City Administrator Blaine Oborn told the city council Monday night  they're holding a meeting for local businesses...

"....next week we have the February 16 at 6 p.m.  there will be informational meeting that will focus on affected businesses and then we did send out a mailer to most of the people...."

The city sent out with the property tax bills an explanation of the proposed tax and referendum. Eagle River has had a Premier Resort Area Tax since 2006. The legislature would have to approve the designation.