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Express opposition to ATVs

Letter to the Editor:

Last time I looked, we here in the North Woods, Vilas County and the USA, are a democracy — for the people and by the people. Apparently the Vilas Forestry, Recreation and Land Committee does not recognize this value.

They are proposing that we declare void the 2004 referendum regarding all-terrain vehicles (ATV) in Vilas County. We residents definitely voted our wishes not to have ATVs in our county.

Again I reiterate the dangers and

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:21 AM
Supervisors not listening to constituents

Letter to the Editor:

While we read the recent news articles about different towns proposing all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on-road routes in Vilas County, there is another story developing. That story is the array of ATV-related changes being proposed by the new county supervisors.

On July 2, the Vilas County Forestry, Recreation & Land Committee enthusiastically voted to

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:21 AM
Vote needed on ATV issue

Letter to the Editor:

And now comes 2014 and once again all-terrain vehicle (ATV) use in Vilas County (Phelps) is being resubmitted after being denied by the county board 12-8 in 2012.

The board also denied ATV use in Lac du Flambeau by a vote of 13-8 in 2013.  In 2004, Vilas County residents voted by a margin of two-thirds against one-third for ATV use on Vilas County land.

If this issue needs to be revisited again this year,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:20 AM
ATV vote would show democracy at work

Letter to the Editor:

To county board members:

Please do not allow all-terrain vehicles (ATV) on our precious county roads or lands. Damage to these beautiful land areas and accidents will inevitably occur.

A short time ago, the people asked that the Wild Eagle Lodge not be

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:20 AM
FEMA floodplain mapping is injustice to property owners

Letter to the Editor:

In real estate transactions, it is all too common that people find out all or part of their property is incorrectly listed, such as in a floodplain.

The Federal Emergency Management?Agency (FEMA) did floodplain mapping without actually seeing the properties. They admit they guessed at where a flood might occur using aerial photos.

It is their policy that they

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:19 AM