Wisconsin Development Tabled By Local Officials (3/8/2019)

Story by Woodall's Campground Management

The Land Use and Information committee said Tuesday (March 5) they do not have enough information to decide on whether to approve or deny a conditional use permit for a proposed camp/resort on Big Wood Lake at 22460 Assembly Drive in Burnett County, Wisc., according to the Sentinel

Committee Chair Norman Bickford said they will have another public hearing April 2 and by then they expect to have an environmental assessment done.

There were at least 100 constituents at the meeting and a large majority of them were opposed to the proposed camp.

The public hearing portion of the meeting lasted almost two hours and over 30 people voiced their opinion. There were only two people, besides the applicant, who were in favor of the proposed campground.

The owners of the property, Patrick and Judi Kinsella did not attend the meeting. A fact those opposed to the camp took note of and many discussed during the public comments.

The proposed campground is the site of the former Wood Lake Bible Camp. The camp was sold last year to the Kinsellas and they initially proposed an RV camp with up to 90 sites. That permit was pulled, and Jeff Sventek applied for a second one.

The new proposal states 20 to 27 park model RVs will be placed throughout the property. These cabins are approximately 35 feet by 12 feet. They have a living space of about 360 square feet with 9,720 square feet total for 27 units.

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