Rumors are flying around lake communities regarding a proposal that would appear in the state budget, in part removing the requirement for counties to enact and enforce a shoreland zoning ordinance. Is it real, what are it’s chances, and what can you do?
On March 28, a Senate Committee will vote on a groundwater bill that would effectively allow high capacity well owners to perpetually pump under the terms of their permit, regardless of their impact on surface waters or other users. What’s worse, the committee will use a “paper ballot” process that precludes amendments or even debate on the bill. Wisconsin Lakes thinks that’s a bad idea – read more for our analysis.