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Letter to the Editor:

The proposed addition of five new piers at Wild Eagle Lodge on Duck Lake is at once ludicrous and maddening. It makes what is left of my hair stand on end.

The new owners knew full well that a similar request was turned down by the Department of Natural Re­sources in January of 2007.

The only thing that has changed is that there are more kayakers on the lakes. A low-profile kayak is hard to see behind a large permanent pier, thus posing yet another possible collision.

If Wild Eagle is granted these five piers, every resort on the Chain will want to enlarge theirs also.

It seems like every spring before the seasonal homeowners get back, someone or some group tries to pull a fast one like this.

Whether it is putting all-terrain vehicles on our county roads, a private marina like Wild Eagle, or the erection of a private 100-foot windmill as happened on the Cisco Chain, major?environmental changes like these should be voted on by all the taxpayers, not just a few people sitting in a room.

Why not take this silliness to its logical conclusion and just build a bridge from the lodge across the water to Duck Lake Road?

I’m sure the homeowners on that road wouldn’t mind as their property values won’t be worth much if these five piers are installed in their lake.

William Boscamp

Land O’ Lakes

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 9:47 AM

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