Kewaunee resident Mike Rodrian can relate. The DNR in 2005 told him to stop construction of a storage shed on his property because he was building on wetlands.
“I got all the permits to do it from the town and county and had already spent over $40,000 building it,” Rodrian said. “I had the concrete poured, the walls up and the trusses on, and then the DNR came in and said I had to stop and basically tear it down.”
Rodrian refused, which prompted a state lawsuit the Wisconsin Department of Justice ultimately dropped. The state dropped the case, Rodrian said, because a DNR representative had taken pictures of his property before and during construction without telling him to stop before work began.That's an excerpt from another story. A leggie has proposed that DNR be required to issue 'wetlands maps' to property-owners on demand, instead of hiding in the bushes and suddenly deciding that "you can't build here."
DNR evidently thinks that wetland locations are secrets that only THEY can know--until you've
My question: Why hasn't this been in force up to now? Question Two: Why doesn't DNR share its knowledge with the local units of Government?
Whassamatta those idjits?