Lake organizations mobilizing to overturn new law on shoreline zoning

A recent article in the Spooner Advocate demonstrates action steps are building to rescind shoreland zoning changes as passed in Act 55:

“Individuals and lake organizations are mobilizing in northern Wisconsin to try to get a recently passed law that affects shoreline zoning rescinded, and Washburn County Lakes and Rivers Association is among those urgently considering joining the effort.

One of the most potent changes would force counties to follow the state minimum lakeshore frontage requirement, which is 100 feet. That compares to county requirements, which, depending on the lake and other circumstances, tend to be anywhere from 100 to 400 feet. The counties say their requirements are based on science and larger tracts are needed to maintain water quality and property value.” Continue to the full article ->