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Regional Planning Meetings - Red Line Route

I recently received a contact from Kevin Muhs, Executive Director of the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.  He assured me that the "Red Line" (the expansion and rerouting of USH 12 on a diagonal between Elkhorn and Whitewater) is still included in the Region's transportation plan and that they do support that ultimate connection. 

Here is his description of what the facts are: 

In December 2018, the Regional Planning Commission amended VISION 2050 as part of preparing for Foxconn. Unrelated to Foxconn, but because we were amending the long-range plan, the Commission was required by Federal regulations to look at what is called "available and reasonably expected available revenues" (essentially, how much money was available to implement the plan given current funding sources and federal and state regulations). The conclusions of that analysis, called the "fiscally-constrained" transportation plan, did result in substantial amount of roadway work across Southeastern Wisconsin being determined to be unattainable by 2050 given the funding constraints at that time. However, since that time (December 2018), the State Legislature has added additional funding for transportation, and it is expected that many projects will be included in the "fiscally-constrained" transportation plan that were required to be removed in December 2018. This analysis will be completed again as part of the current interim update process.

To try to clarify, the Regional Planning Commission still recommends the "Red Line" in the form it has had for decades. The funded subset of the long-range plan, as of December 2018, does not include this project, along with a number of other freeway construction projects across Southeastern Wisconsin. The Regional Planning Commission does not have the authority to raise additional revenues for transportation projects or redirect funds in State budgets to specific projects, and therefore does not have the authority to add or remove projects from the "fiscally-constrained" transportation plan on its own.”

Therefore Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission DOES support the Red Line route.

 

2019 District Dialogue

The District Dialogue is a newsletter containing information for property owners on lake district issues along with information on the budget and tax levy. You can always read the most recent and other issues of the District Dialogue online on the Documents page.

Annual Lake Management District Community Meeting and Budget Hearing

Thank you to all who participated in our 2019 Annual Meeting!  Jim Kroeplin was re-elected for a three-year term as Lake District Commissioner.  Meeting Materials can be viewed here.

The 2020 Annual Community Meeting and Budget Hearing will be held Saturday, September 5, 2020 - the Saturday of Labor Day weekend.  Registration begins at 9:30 and the meeting begins at 10:00.

 

Fish Cribs

If you are taking any trees down on your property, the Lauderdale Lakes Improvement Association's Fish Committee needs your help! 

Contact Jeff Angst and he can take care of the wood for you... the committee needs pieces that are 6 feet long and 7-14 inches in diameter to build fish cribs. jangst@phoenixtextile.com

 

Boating Safety Courses

The Lauderdale Lakes Water Safety Patrol offers opportunities for Boater Safety Courses every year. Two Wisconsin DNR-sanctioned courses will be offered by the Lauderdale Lakes Water Patrol this year.

Successful completion of a boating safety course is required for anyone (12 and over) born on or after January 1, 1989 if they intend to operate a PWC or motorized boat without an adult onboard.  The classes offered by the Lauderdale Water Safety Patrol are sanctioned by the DNR and provide students with information useful for boater safety on Lauderdale Lakes.

2020 Class Dates:    June 13-14
                                  June 27-28

2020 Boating Safety Course Information

WI DNR Boating Regulations Handbook (updated in 2016)

The Wisconsin Department of Natuaral Resources published an updated Boating Regulations Handbook in 2016.  Our officers will carry the handbooks on our boats and the Water Patrol will make them available at lake community events.

You can view the updated handbook here.