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ATV route changes get backing from the village

ATV route changes get backing from the village ATV route changes get backing from the village

Cadott Village Board

Backing has unofficially been granted by the Cadott Village Board, after they agreed at a regular meeting Oct. 19, to put together a resolution toward proposed ATV route changes. Although it is a matter to be decided on by the Chippewa County Highway Department, citizens from a local ATV club asked the village to consider helping the riders with the change.

“There’s actually a checklist that’s required for an access to the trail change,” said ATV rider Ron Duncan. “It’s mostly just paperwork.”

There is a $100 fee to apply for the route change through the Chippewa County Highway Department, which will be taken care of by the club members. The riders have eight months to file a route change application, and it will be another six to eight months before the matter will be looked at.

On behalf of the other riders, Duncan asked that the current route be changed, so ATVs can travel on County Hwy. X to the west, to 67th Avenue.

The board did not have a problem lending their support and agreed that they will pass a resolution at the next regular meeting, showing favor of the changes. Duncan says he will make sure affected landowners are made aware of the proposed changes.

“People want it in the village,” said trustee Randy Kuehni.

Members also approved Option 3, in regard to the new TIF District No. 6 boundaries. The district includes the new development south of Poplar Street, touching up against State Hwy. 29 and joins into some of the houses that already line the highway.

It also stretches north on State Hwy. 27, past West Chippewa Street, then “jumps” over the highway, encompassing up to Hartford Street to the north.

The TIF district must have no more than 35 percent for residential (currently at 26.9 percent), as it is a “mixed use” district.

Seth Hudson, Cedar Corp., said the village also has to show land for potential development.

“Doesn’t have to be developed, but if something happened there, you fall within that area,” he said.

Also approved, was a letter of understanding with Chippewa Valley Electric Cooperative (CVEC), for joint services for the village. CVEC did not have a policy written in regard to insurance and what they will cover, such as monthly charges, payment and other things, so the agreement was brought before the board.

“They provide us with maintenance and repair, and everything,” said village clerk Sandy Buetow.