Town of Minocqua

Oneida Pier Dispute Simmers Over To Town Level

Aug 14, 2018

MINOCQUA – A dispute between a Minocqua landowner and Oneida County over a large private pier has spilled over to Minocqua Town Board, which may slap parking restrictions on the adjacent town road and town boat launch site.

Indoor Tennis Facility Serve Falls Short At Minocqua

Jul 19, 2018
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MINOCQUA – A spokesman for a group seeking to build an indoor tennis facility in the greater Minocqua area didn’t get any support from the Minocqua Town Board on his inquiry whether the group could buy town-owned land near the hockey arena.

Minocqua Agrees To Settle Lawsuit Over Bridge Repairs

Jan 24, 2018
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MINOCQUA – Minocqua’s town board has signed off on a settlement agreement with Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company (WVIC), which last month sued the town for $20,000 towards repairs to a dam built in 1917 on the Tomahawk River.

Some 800 high school students will be further “schooled” in the art of tournament fishing on the Minocqua Chain of Lakes this coming February.

Minocqua Area Chamber group travel coordinator Jane Kincheloe tells the town board they believe the boost in the local economy will be felt beyond Minocqua: 

Minocqua Considers Sex Offender Residency Ordinance

Oct 18, 2017

MINOCQUA – Minocqua is moving forward with an ordinance to restrict where convicted sex offenders could live in the township.

The town board gave the measure its first reading Tuesday. It would apply only to future instances of sex offenders moving to Minocqua. The proposed ordinance would ban persons convicted of a crime against a child and/or violent sex offenders from living or loitering within 1,500 feet of places where children congregate, such as schools, day care centers, libraries, parks, and even the state Bearskin Recreation Trail.

Town of Minocqua

Bicyclists in Minocqua will now have the option of using a short segment of the Bearskin Trail without having to pay a full fee for using the trail.

Minoqcua officials announced a lease agreement with the state DNR for a 1,600 foot segment between Doctor Pink Drive and the Bearskin trailhead near the Minocqua Post Office.

Town Chair Mark Hartzheim says the public often uses the segment to observe the scenery, but in doing so, can be subject to a user fee asked by the state...

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Minocqua will spend upwards of $13,000 on professional services to find a solution to high water flooding a neighborhood on Minocqua’s west side. It was one of two water-related issues confronting the board Tuesday, June 19th. The other was a request by a couple on Lake Tomahawk to put slow, no wake buoys in front of their dock.

Minocqua Fire Station Breaks Ground

Apr 4, 2017
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Ground was officially broken Tuesday morning during a ceremony marking the start of work on Minocqua’s new 2.45 million dollar fire station just south of the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce. Taking part in the ceremony were town board members, Town Chairman Mark Hartzheim  Director of Public Works Mark Pertile, Fire Chief Andy Petroski, MSA architect Al Szmanski, and representatives of Boson, the general contractor from Marshfield.

Boson project manager Jimmy Parilek explains the upcoming work schedule:

Minocqua Considers Uniform Signage Program

Mar 22, 2017
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The Minocqua Town Board is considering a proposal to post new address signs at nearly every listed property in Minocqua Township, which should help first responders more easily find those needing emergency help. If final board approval is given, the town project could cost in the neighborhood of $150,000 based on a contractor’s estimate received last year.

Minocqua Votes To Let Fire Station Bids

Jan 19, 2017

The architect for Minocqua’s proposed new fire station Tuesday heard both praise and concerns from Minocqua Town Board supervisors who reviewed the project’s timetable and final drawings at a special joint session Tuesday with the ad hoc fire station expansion committee.

Minocqua Water Bottling Permit Heads To County

Aug 19, 2015

People living near a proposed water bottling plant in Minocqua want more than verbal assurances that its operation won’t create excessive noise or pollution.

More than a dozen people who live along nearby Hill Lake showed up at Tuesday’s town board meeting seeking detailed information about the manufacturing process.
While some said it would be a modern plant,  Fred Petters asked for more documentation..

Public Hearing Set For Solberg Condo Project

Jun 11, 2015

Oneida County has set a July 1 date for a public hearing on Trygve Solberg’s proposal to build 24 condominium units on the shore of Lake Minocqua, just north of the Island of Minocqua.


Minocqua supervisors voted 3-1 Tuesday after a joint session with the plan committee to recommend that the county issue a conditional use permit (CUP) for the project.

After many years, it appears talk about a new fire station in Minocqua is heating up again.

Last week Fire Chief Andy Petrowski asked the town board to look at ways to get the department into a new building. The town board is beginning budget considerations.

Town Chair Mark Hartzheim says the department probably needs more space...


  Electors in the town of Minocqua next week will decide whether the town will purchase a piece of prime real estate next to Torpy Park.

Town Chair Mark Hartzheim says they've been talking with the property owner who has set a floor price of $300,000. Hartzheim says the property owner approached the town. The property is about 26,000 square feet and has a building on it which he says is beyond renovation.

Hartzheim says the annual town meeting next week enables citizens to decide whether the town should go ahead with the sale....