BDLIA President Says Lake District Is Moving Forward

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Association President says progress is being made on a formation of a lake district. The taxing jurisdiction would raise revenue from waterfront property owners and grant opportunities to address issues ranging from shoreline erosion to water quality on Beaver Dam Lake. Association President Bill Beottge says the county’s corporation counsel has approved all the related paperwork regarding the formation of a lake district. Those who live inside the lake district would approve or disapprove budgets set by commissioners and would pay for it by divvying the costs between the property owners. Boettge says that can be done either by assessed value or by dividing it by the number of properties. He says the Beaver Dam Administrative Committee will be discussing a resolution Monday night that would give their approval to incorporate the 219 waterfront properties into the lake district. Boettge says they hope to present a petition signed by 51-percent of the property owners to the county board by the end of May. He says early response has been positive so far. Those interested in learning more about the lake district are encouraged to reach to BDLIA at 920-356-1200 or BDLIA website at: www.bdlia.org.