Of course,you could try to interest a sportsman's organization to fund a boat ramp, but that may be as successful as waiting for the DNR.
North lake, Wauk. Cty. Boat launch, WHATS THE HANGUP?
more from the DNR:
"Permits and approvals from DNR were complete last fall. I understand the NLMD recently applied to DNR for a dredging permit. This will be reviewed, not sure of timeline.
I believe conditional use permits were received from the town and county last winter."
...hope they get moving on this, but not holding my breath
"The North Lake Management District has received all permits and approvals to develop a launch on the northeast side of the lake off Hwy 83 near the post office. To date, the department has not received notification of a date when construction may begin.
The department-owned site on the west side of the lake is on hold."
Those who would like to submit written comments may do so by emailing Geri.Radermacher@wisconsin.gov or writing to Geri Radermacher, 141 NW Barstow St., Room 180, Waukesha, WI 53188. Comments should include the docket number ( IP-SE-2014-68-02207-02208 ) and be postmarked by Aug. 29.
the fact of the matter is, if there wasn't the initial complaint way back when, when the site in town was initially chosen... this would have been done years ago
ready to move past it all, thanks
"man this project has been a real cluster with the NLMD and their deep pockets and lawyers"
This project was never going to get done on the west shore. Said that from day one and it's been accurate.
I agree it's been a waste of money but some good has come from it - a launch in about 2 years and the end to a DNR practice that has been against the law. And yes, I do have access as does anyone under FOIA.
The DNR did not follow it's own process for granting itself permits at the other site. The court through those permits out and ordered them to not do that again in the future. This was their common practice. They did that because they could, who would challenge them? People in this case did. If this abuse of power was happening next door to you you'd fight it too.
The launch at the other site was never going to happen. It never was as it didn't have a road and is almost entirely wetland. That's why they didn't follow their own process to get permits.
Now back to what the NLMD has been pushing for 7+ years. The land has been sitting there ready, 50 feet from where the launch had been at Kuchler's resort for many years. Probably a 6 month timeframe from when the permits are approved...
Regardless, there were 10 +/- vehicles/trailers that launched in the river on Saturday. It's not really that difficult...
"The DNR is currently reviewing the waterway permits needed to open a public access site on the northeast shore of North Lake off state Highway 83. This is the site owned by the North Lake Management District. We do not have a date when this decision will be made.
Thanks for your interest.
Kathleen Wolski Public Access Coordinator, DNR Southeast Region 2300 N. M.L. King Dr., Milwaukee WI 53212 "
progress, I guess...and I'm still kickin', maybe I make it out there yet