VILAS COUNTY: ACQ-Lake protection ordinances for shoreland development

Purpose

Vilas County Lakes proposes to develop a lake classification system that will reflect a lake's sensitivity level. The classification system and subsequent shoreland development regulations will help provide a means for enhancing the protection of lake shorelines and water quality. The following is a list of activities that will be included in this lake classification project; 1) specific personnel, time, tools and training will be dedicated to this effort, 2) a steering committee appointed by Vilas County will oversee and recommend criteria to be utilized in the lake classification project, 3) the classification system will incorporate detailed land record information including, soil types, water resource mapping, existing information on physical, chemical & biological characteristics of lakes, as well as recent digital orthophotos of development information, 4) inventory all county and town shoreland ordinances and assess the extent of enforcement and resources allocated to enforcement, 5) lake classification data and existing town ordinances will be the basis of developing consistent county-wide policies and zoning standards, 6) public information and education sessions will be conducted in each of the fourteen towns to gather input and share classification system findings and proposed policy standards, 7) an attorney will be contracted to draft ordinance language for the implementation of the proposed shoreland development policies, 8) public hearing will be held on the proposed ordinance changes, 9) GIS maps will be developed for the lake classifications, 10) 500 copies of the Shoreland Protection Manual will be printed and distributed after final approvals are complete.

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Lakes Grant
Lake Protection Grant
LPT-084
1998
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Grant Awarded
Vilas County Lakes proposes to develop a lake classification system that will reflect a lake's sensitivity level. The classification system and subsequent shoreland development regulations will help provide a means for enhancing the protection of lake shorelines and water quality. The following is a list of activities that will be included in this lake classification project; 1) specific personnel, time, tools and training will be dedicated to this effort, 2) a steering committee appointed by Vilas County will oversee and recommend criteria to be utilized in the lake classification project, 3) the classification system will incorporate detailed land record information including, soil types, water resource mapping, existing information on physical, chemical & biological characteristics of lakes, as well as recent digital orthophotos of development information, 4) inventory all county and town shoreland ordinances and assess the extent of enforcement and resources allocated to enforcement, 5) lake classification data and existing town ordinances will be the basis of developing consistent county-wide policies and zoning standards, 6) public information and education sessions will be conducted in each of the fourteen towns to gather input and share classification system findings and proposed policy standards, 7) an attorney will be contracted to draft ordinance language for the implementation of the proposed shoreland development policies, 8) public hearing will be held on the proposed ordinance changes, 9) GIS maps will be developed for the lake classifications, 10) 500 copies of the Shoreland Protection Manual will be printed and distributed after final approvals are complete.
Lake Classification
10099670
ATTAINS Implementation Initiated
Vilas County Lakes proposes to develop a lake classification system that will reflect a lake's sensitivity level. The classification system and subsequent shoreland development regulations will help provide a means for enhancing the protection of lake shorelines and water quality.
 
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