Heal Creek purchase approved
The Rhinelander City Council officially approved their part of the plan to purchase 62-acres of the Heal Creek property near Northwood Golf Course at their meeting Monday.
As part of a plan coordinating with the Hodag Sports Club, Rhinelander will pay $60,000 for a small 62-acre portion of the property, while the Sports Club will purchase the remaining two parcels, amounting to 209 acres. Their portion will cost them $209,000.
This agreement was organized after months of debate on then separate proposals of the two groups. The condition of this combined purchase is the understanding that land easements will be made so that the property owned by HSC can be folded into a plan for year-round recreational trail systems.
Those easements are expected to be completed in Dec. of 2015 or Jan. of 2016.