Thank you to the land use committee, Jason Towne and County Board who have spent a significant amount of time to impose the moratorium on campgrounds. Also thanks for reviewing and accepting the amendments that will go back to the full board for approval Txt-21-03. I have lived in Burnett County over 30 years, most of it on Wood Lake. I have come to love the beauty of the area, the kindness of the people, and the pride we have in our community. Before retiring I have worked for the Burnett County Health Department, Webster School District and Capeside Cove.
I have concerns about adding large RV parks and campgrounds on our small infrastructure.
Our current police, fire, and health departments do excellent work for our community but we are not set up to sustain this success with massive amounts of tourists coming into our area. The additional income and tourism from opening more campgrounds would be beneficial to our local economy but I feel a slow planned movement, as proposed, is the best way forward. If we open our area up without planning I fear we will be overwhelmed and may deplete the resources of Burnett County, a place I have called home for most of my life.