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Questions about Mayor's vacation, phone records


WAUSAU, Wis (WSAU)  Wausau Mayor Jim Tipple improperly blacked out some phone calls that he made from a city-owned cellphone that were part of an open records request. Four of the five concealed calls were to Ghidorzi Company numbers -- a development company that the mayor has close ties to.

Some city council members want more information about the Mayor's vacation to Florida last month. They believe he stayed at the Ghidorzi's estate. The mayor hasn't commented directly, except to say that he paid his own travel expenses.

The city has been involved in several land deals with Ghidorzi on economic development projects.

The phone records request was made by the Wausau Daily Herald, which was investigating whether the Mayor was making campaign-related calls from city phones during work hours. That investigation didn't turn up any wrongdoing.