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Don Hamilton is the leader of the concerned citizens group opposing the campground.

The Webster village board heard from some residents from the Devils Lake concerned citizens group. Don Hamilton heads the group and he spoke to the board about his concerns with the campground.

Hamilton was one of over 100 people at the Land Use and Information committee meeting and public hearing on June 4 at the Government Center. The group was there to voice their opposition to the proposed 120-unit campground on Devils Lake.

He also warned the board of the potential of other developers that could be coming to the area.

“Developers are coming,” Hamilton said. “They are cash rich and land poor. It’s happening all over the state.”

Hamilton explained the lake has 177 houses currently and adding another could be the equivalent of 80 years of lake development.

“The train is on the track and gets ready to go,” Hamilton said. “It’s getting easier and easier for developers to come in.”

Hamilton concluded his comments saying he just wanted to retire and be a “lake dude” but now is spending his time researching this topic.

In other items:

  • The board approved closing Alder Street between Pike and Sturgeon Avenues on July 6 for their Fourth of July celebration.
  • The board also approved a number of beer, liquor and wine licenses along with various other licenses for cigarettes and tobacco, pool table, mobile home and operator licenses.