Letter to the Editor | Big Cedar Lake needs more quality access for everyone | By Thomas J. Van Eperen

July 11, 2018 – West Bend, WI – I am against Ordinance 2018 which is being proposed tomorrow, July 11, 2018 that closes the boat launch facilities as outlined by the Big Cedar Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Board (BCLPRB).

It appears from the limited information provided by BCLPRB that parking will be restricted once the 34 available spots have been filled.

I believe this is an unfair, unbalanced, and poor way to protect and rehabilitate Big Cedar Lake.

This lake has been enjoyed by its onsite residents and guests of surrounding areas alike.

Not only should we continue to keep the lake as public as possible, this proposed ordinance exposes the real problem.

We do not have enough parking.  Already having limited the public parking to only 34 spots has restricted many people from even attempting a visit to the lake.

I believe the Department of Natural Resources, Big Cedar Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Board, and all local residents need to look into more quality public access options to Big Cedar Lake.

I urge everyone that this affects to attend this meeting tonight, Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at 4480 Gonring Drive.  You may think your voice doesn’t matter, you may think you can’t be heard, but as a collective group we can demand change!

Thomas J. Van Eperan

 

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