Thursday, January 28, 2010
The County Board is responsible for the protection of its water resources, specifically in this case, a navigable stream and the headwaters of a protected Class I trout stream, Pike’s Creek. Bayfield County’s water resources belong to all the citizens of the county, and our elected representatives are not only expected, but required, to protect these resources when making zoning decisions.
Be at the Courthouse Monday, February 1st, at 8:15 am, to show your concern with the manner in which the County Board has handled this rezone.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
On February 1, at 8:15 am, Judge Anderson will hear oral arguments and make a decision in the case of Bayfield County Committee for Responsible Land Use et al vs. Bayfield County.
The Bayfield County Board is, ultimately, responsible for making an informed, independent determination on rezone requests, and may not simply defer to the Town Board. The County Board is held accountable for the protection of County lands, wetlands, navigable streams, and, in this case, a protected Class I trout stream. Our Board must not be allowed to abdicate its responsibilities.
Join us February 1st at 8:15 am in the Bayfield County Courthouse.