North lake, Wauk. Cty. Boat launch, WHATS THE HANGUP?

6/29/08 @ 4:32 PM
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Flytrap
Flytrap
USER since 1/29/08
I'd say make sure you have somebody to stay with the gear while retrieving the car, or finding a different place to fish. Somehow, I just don't see waiting on the DNR as a viable option. Too much like a political campaign promise, and nobody really believes those.

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.

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4/30/16 @ 2:48 PM
1up
1up
USER since 7/22/06
gill has the answer keep the other people off our lake type money

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4/30/16 @ 11:45 AM
Gill 1774
Gill 1774
USER since 6/17/03
I talk to the Dnr launch lady on a regular basis. Her name is Kathleen W something and she said don't hold your breath on any new launch on North Lake. I say Too much money living on the lake fighting it.

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4/28/16 @ 11:21 AM
nihsif
nihsif
MEMBER since 6/15/01

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

Edited on 4/28/16 1:49 PM
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4/27/16 @ 7:55 AM
nihsif
nihsif
MEMBER since 6/15/01
latest on the launch from the DNR

"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."

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8/19/15 @ 3:11 AM
nihsif
nihsif
MEMBER since 6/15/01
here's the latest... meeting is today, 8-19... or you can write or email

http://www.lakecountrynow.com/news/lakecountryreporter/proposed-boat-launch-on-north-lake-will-be-topic-of-public-hearing-b99555392z1-321890451.html

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.

Edited on 8/19/15 3:26 AM
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6/10/15 @ 6:39 AM
SnakeSter
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MEMBER since 7/9/12
Interesting read Guys. One problem I see with this and other government projects is it was said the plan is 8" thick!!!!!!!!! Wow!!!!! Talk about overkill. It's 8" thick because of all the regulations. This makes anything more difficult. How many lawyers did it take to write this plan? At least I'm glad for the Fishermen that want to get on this water.

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6/9/15 @ 8:58 AM
nihsif
nihsif
MEMBER since 6/15/01
fair enough, I apologize... this just gets under my skin

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

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6/9/15 @ 8:39 AM
Pearle68
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USER since 9/13/09
Start finger pointing - from your post:

"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.

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6/8/15 @ 3:41 PM
nihsif
nihsif
MEMBER since 6/15/01
do we really want to start the finger pointing again? have access to the court documents...

just happy this MAY be getting done before I croak

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6/8/15 @ 10:37 AM
Pearle68
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USER since 9/13/09
The NLMD is pushing forward with permits at the hwy 83 site. The Town of Merton road "Lake Street" dead ends at the site.

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...

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5/28/15 @ 2:04 PM
unclesmallie
unclesmallie
USER since 8/26/01
Thank God!!!

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5/28/15 @ 10:50 AM
nihsif
nihsif
MEMBER since 6/15/01
was wondering on any progress, so sent email to DNR thru their Contact Us page, and got this reply... man this project has been a real cluster with the NLMD and their deep pockets and lawyers

"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 "

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9/2/14 @ 7:16 PM
nihsif
nihsif
MEMBER since 6/15/01
back to the original plan... the public waits n waits whilst money talks

progress, I guess...and I'm still kickin', maybe I make it out there yet

http://www.livinglakecountry.com/lakecountryreporter/news/north-lake-management-district-launch-site-application-filed-pending-approval-b99340768z1-273215351.html

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7/19/14 @ 8:22 AM
nihsif
nihsif
MEMBER since 6/15/01
was for residents, otherwise I would have gone... searched all over for some meeting note, or public account, but found nothing

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