TO THE EDITOR:

The City Council of Green Lake is proposing to eliminate the restrictive R district (the lakeshore residences of the city of Green Lake) in favor of a new ordinance allowing weekly rentals in both R-1, a much less restrictive district, and R.

... Residents of R district want to remain an R district and keep the present ordinance, which has been challenged recently and met the challenge.

A property was sold, the buyer started short-term rentals, neighbors complained, he was ordered to stop — he did! He was given the opportunity to appeal — he didn’t!

Why is the council insisting on forcing this new ordinance upon us? ...

— Robert Spinks

Green Lake

Read the full letter in the Jan. 28, 2010 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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