The Green Lake City Council is proposing a new ordinance to permit seven-day rentals in district zone R and R1. The reasons given are that residents are doing it anyway, and it would generate more room tax for the city.

My neighbors and I, who live in the most restrictive R zone, disagree. I have found only three who are renting (in violation of the present ordinance). Our objections are to the increased noise, traffic (Forest Avenue has no outlet) and decreased property values (resutling in less property tax money). We do not want to lose our R-zoned district! ...

We are turning to the court of public opinion in hope of stopping a new ordinance to join R and R1. If you are interested there are two meetings left to voice an opinion. They are on Feb. 8 and 22 at the City Hall.

— Robert Spinks

Green Lake

Read the entire letter in the Feb. 4, 2010 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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