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Vilas Traffic Safety Commission hears pitch for River Trail

During its meeting on Thursday, May 30, the Vilas County Board’s Traffic Safety Commission heard a request to lend its blessing — from a safety standpoint — to the proposed River Trail.

St. Germain zoning appointment sparks controversy

The town board of St. Germain voted on Tuesday, May 21 to appoint Kory Droes to the town’s zoning committee, despite the method of his appointment being questioned for its legitimacy.

St. Germain lakes committee considers wake-boat ordinance

During a meeting of the St. Germain lakes committee on Thursday, May 16, committee member Bob Schell presented a draft ordinance to the body for its consideration.

St. Germain board takes public input on proposed logging ordinance

The town board of St. Germain held a public hearing on Tuesday, May 7 to take input on the subject of proposed zoning amendments pertaining to logging within the town.

Outdated ad sparks questions about zoning, dog-ordinance violations in St. Germain

An outdated internet advertisement triggered a discussion in St. Germain last week as to whether or not a family of dog-breeders violated an agreement it reached with the town in January, 2022.

St. Germain to spend remaining ARPA funds on pavilion replacement

During its April 8 meeting the St. Germain town board voted 3-1 with one abstention to spend a windfall of leftover funds from the pandemic-era American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) on replacement of one of the town’s pavilions.

St. Germain: 74 town roads need total replacement

Over the course of the last few months, the town board of St. Germain has spent hours in public discussions regarding the condition of the town’s roads. Supervisors have come to a consensus the scope of the problems is so significant they must ask permission from the town’s electors to raise the tax levy.

St. Germain seeks public input on logging ordinance

The St. Germain Town Board has named Tuesday, May 7, as the date for a public hearing and discussion regarding newly drafted amendments to the town’s zoning ordinance, specifically pertaining to logging.

St. Germain to spend remaining ARPA funds on pavilion replacement

The St. Germain town board during an April 8 meeting voted three-to-one with one abstention to spend a windfall of leftover funds from the pandemic-era American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) on replacement of one of the town’s pavilions.

Vilas Circuit Court enforces St. Germain citation for clear-cutting

Vilas County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Overbey ruled on Wednesday, March 27 a citation for clear-cutting of trees issued by the town of St. Germain shall be enforced and its forfeiture paid by the Baltus Family Trust within 30 days. The ruling was made by default, as no one appeared in court to speak on behalf of the defendant(s).

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