Up North Update 2018 #3

This is a reminder about the following important events and dates:


The Washburn County Planning and Zoning Committee will be meeting next week to discuss the proposed subdivision of the Chauvet property on Gilmore Lake.  The County Zoning Committee meeting will be held Tuesday July 24th at 3:30pm at the Ed Elliott Building 110 4th Ave. in Shell Lake in the County Board Meeting Room.

The most current proposal is available at this link:  Plat drawing for Chauvet property as of 6-10-18

There will be an opportunity for residents to voice their comments regarding the proposed development.  There are a number of topics that can be raised including safety, density, deforestation, runoff, septic, pollution, environmental impact, and more.  It is most impactful if we have a variety of concerns rather than multiple individuals voicing the same topic. If you are not able to attend and want to voice your comments, please send Fran McCloskey an email and she will have them presented at the meeting by Linda Featherly (our town and County Board representative).


The Minong Town Lakes Committee is sponsoring an educational series starting this Saturday, at 9:00am at the Minong Town Hall on Nancy Lake Road.  The brochure is available at this link: Your Land Our Lakes-Brochure

The sessions will be on the next 4 Saturdays in a row (7/21, 7/28, 8/4, and 8/11), with a wildlife and your shoreline topic for this Saturday.  Gary Dunsmoor may have some live critters with him, and all people of all ages like learning about critters.  The following weeks’ topics of zebra mussel prevention, wildfire protection, and wild rice are geared to be of high interest for lakeshore property owners.

The keychain floats will be available for attendees at each session until they are gone.

We hope to see you on Saturday!