Minocqua Town Committees

Airport Commission

Lakeland Airport is co-owned and operated by an inter-governmental agreement between four towns (Minocqua, Arbor Vitae, Lac du Flambeau and Woodruff). The five-member Airport Commission is comprised of at least one member from each town.

Minocqua Appointee: Kent Petersen


Broadband & Business Development Committee

Three-member committee that identifies broadband and business development opportunities that are consistent with the quality of life in the Minocqua area and makes recommendations to the Town Board. Primary focus is on improvement and expansion of broadband options available to area residents and visitors.

Chairman: Pete Otis
Vice Chairman: Joe Hegge
Secretary: Phil Albert


Bear Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District

Bear Lake is located within the towns of both Minocqua & Hazelhurst. Property owners seeking to protect water quality, fish populations and shorelands created the district in 1976 in accordance with State Law. An additional tax is levied upon property owners within the district to fund its operations. Five-member committee is comprised of three property owners, one appointee by the Minocqua Town Board and one apoointee by the Oneida County Board.

Minocqua Appointee: Dale Jalinski


Ball Fields Committee

Three-member committee formed to deal strictly with matters related to the town’s five baseball fields such as maintenance, improvements and scheduling priority.

Member: Mark Hartzheim
Member: Chris Seeliger
Member: Don Scharbarth


Fire Department Building Committee

Five-member committee formed to identify current and future needs of the Minocqua Fire Department and make an eventual recommendation to the Town Board regarding reconstruction and expansion of the existing building or relocation and construction of a new building.

Member: Andy Petrowski
Member: Mark Pertile
Member: Don Gauger
Member: Nick Gilbertson
Member: Mike Tonne


Library Board of Directors

Seven-member committee that prepares the library budget, approves bills and oversees operations for the Minocqua Public Library.

Member: Jack Hallock
Member: Laura Mendez
Member: Jean Merjerle
Member: Pat Pechura
Member: Sam Gildseth
Member: Hank Roessel
Member: Kim Widmer


Sanitary Commission

Lakeland Sanitary District #1 provides sewer and water service to certain developed areas within the towns of Minocqua, Woodruff and Arbor Vitae. The three-person commission sets fees, prepares a budget and oversees operations for the sanitary district.

Superintendent: Ron Groth
Commissioner: Tom Wipperfurth
Commissioner: Richard Schroeter
Commissioner: Mark Killian


Plan Commission

Seven-member committee charged with reviewing and planning for the orderly growth and development of the Town of Minocqua and its parks. In light of the town’s uniqueness and high property values, an emphasis is placed on appearance and responsible development. The Plan Commission makes recommendations to the Town Board.

Regular Meetings:

April through October: Regular meetings on the second and last Tuesday of each month at 8:30 A.M.
November through March: Regular meetings only on the last Tuesday of each month at 8:30 A.M.
Meeting location: Minocqua Center, located at 415 Menominee Street in downtown Minocqua in the Board Room (3rd Floor).

Chairman: Mark Hartzheim
Member: Mark Pertile
Member: Margo Oppenheim
Member: Phil Albert
Member: Joe Hegge
Member: Bill Stengl


Room Tax Committee

Committee assigned to monitor and enforce collection of room tax by area accommodations.

Minocqua Appointee: Dick Keil
Minocqua Appointee: Jim Heller