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Letter to the Editor | Big Cedar Lake Community Needs to Know: Attend Meeting Tomorrow Evening | By Jean Daley

July 10, 2018 – West Bend, WI – I would like to make sure our community is aware of what is going on Wednesday night, July 11, at 6:30. in regards to access to Big Cedar Lake.

It seems like we go through this every few years where people forget who owns the lake. The Big Cedar Lake Protection group is holding a meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, July 11 at 6:30 at 4480 Gonring Drive near the Gonring boat launch on Big Cedar Lake.

One of the items on the agenda is having the boat launch patrolled and shut down once the 34 parking spots are filled.  I am a concerned boat owner, not knowledgeable on the law. Please excuse me if I am ignorant on this but is this legal? Wisconsin lakes and rivers are public resources owned in common by all Wisconsin citizens. Landowners have the right to deny access to the shore land that they own but not the lake itself. Land owners have riparian rights allowing them access to the lake from their shoreline and reasonable use of the water.  The State Supreme Court has ruled however that when conflicts occur between the rights of land owners and the rights of the general public, the public rights are primary and the riparian (landowner) rights are secondary.

Please join me in attending the meeting on Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. to protect our rights to use our lakes.

Jean Daley


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