Pending Application for Proposed Dredging: OFFICIAL NOTICE John Olson, 5621 Town Hall Rd., Delavan, WI 53115 has applied to the Department of Natural Resources for a permit to dredge the sediment settling ponds upstream of Delavan Lake along Mound Road.  The project is located in the NW of SW 1/4 of Section 12 in Township 02N, Range 16E located in Town of Delavan, Walworth County. The Department will review the proposal provided by the applicant and any information from public comments and the public informational hearing.  The Department will determine whether the proposal complies with ss. 1.11, 30.20, and 30.208, Stats., and ch. NR 150, Wis. Adm. Code, and ensure that the required mitigation meets the standards in s. 281.36(3r), Stats. if the project impacts wetlands. The Department has made a tentative determination that it will issue the permit for the proposed activity.  If you would like to know more about this project or would like to see the application and plans, please visit the Department’s permit tracking website. Reasonable accommodation, including the provision of informational material in an alternative format, will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. Any person may submit comments and/or request a public informational hearing by emailing [email protected] If you are submitting general comments on the proposal, they must be emailed within 30 days after the date this notice is published on the Department’s website.  If you are requesting a public informational hearing, the request must be emailed within 20 days after the date this notice is published on the Department’s website. A request for hearing must include the docket number or applicant name and specify the issues that the party desires to be addressed at the informational hearing.  If no hearing is requested, the Department may issue its decision without a hearing. If a public informational hearing is held, comments must be emailed no later than 10 days following the date on which the hearing is completed.  The final decision may be appealed as indicated in the decision document. Docket Number IP-SE-2020-65-01747 STATE OF WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES For the Secretary   BY:  Luke Roffler                                                                                                 Water Management Specialist                              Date 10/01/2021

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Apply for Farmland Preservation Agreement for 2021 Tax Credit Eligibility!

Now is a great time for landowners to plan for the future of their farm lands. Landowners within an AEA (Agricultural Enterprise Areas) who are interested in strengthening their commitment to farming and conservation of their lands may consider signing a farmland preservation agreement.

These are 15-year voluntary agreements between eligible landowners and the state to preserve agricultural lands and protect soil and water resources. Agreement holders that meet all eligibility requirements may claim the farmland preservation tax credit. The tax credit can be either $5/acre for lands within one of the state’s Agricultural Enterprise Areas (AEA), or $10/acre for lands within a farmland preservation zoning district and an AEA.

To find if your farmland is eligible to enroll in a farmland preservation agreement, please contract your local Land and Water Conservation Department. Visit the Wisconsin Land + Water Directory to find contact information for your local Land and Water Conservation Department – CLICK HERE FOR WALWORTH COUNTY INFO.

In order to claim the farmland preservation tax credit for tax year 2021 under a farmland preservation agreement, the agreement must be signed by both the landowner and the department by December 31, 2021. Interested landowners are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. For the agreement application and additional information about farmland preservation agreements, visit the Apply for a Farmland Preservation Agreement webpage. Interested applicants can contact us at (608) 224-4611 or [email protected] with any questions.

 

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