The DNR has a public hearing scheduled today in Tomahawk for proposed changes to minimum statewide shoreland zoning standards.
Those standards are aimed at providing more flexibility for property owners and making them easier for counties to implement.
Russ Rasmussen of the DNR says that some counties expressed concern that the revisions would be administratively difficult to implement and enforce. The changes address those concerns while attempting to meet the original intent. This includes preserving and restoring natural shoreline plants, protecting water quality, providing habitat and natural scenic beauty.
More details are available on the DNR’s website. There are three ways for people to weigh in on the proposed changes – testify at public hearings, file comments electronically, or provide them by U.S. mail.
Today’s hearing is the final one scheduled by the DNR. It will be at the Rodeway Inn. The hearings begin at 2pm with a presentation, then remain open until 6pm.