|Past concerns still valid for more piers at lodge|
Letter to the Editor:
We wish to strongly object to the Wild Eagle Lodge pier proposal scheduled for a public hearing Wednesday, April 23, at 1 p.m. at the Lincoln Town Hall.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has tentatively approved the placement of five piers with a capacity of 68 boat slips on the beds of Duck and Lynx lakes.A similar but even smaller proposal was denied a number of years ago and nothing has substantially changed since then. The concerns at the time were for safety and congestion on the Chain. We cannot understand why the DNR would tentatively approve this.
Furthermore, it is a complete injustice to the riparians on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes to schedule such an important hearing in April when most residents are not even present.
All the past concerns are still valid. There is currently a lake management study underway that should be completed before any project like this should go forward. The size and scope of this project looks like a private marina with piers jutting well out into both lakes. With regulations requiring slow-no wake near piers, this will severely restrict boat traffic on both lakes.
Tom and Marsha Newkirk
|Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:00 AM|