A new county board committee will oversee Forest County’s role in the development of an off-road park.
A nonprofit is pushing to build a 10,000 acre off-road vehicle park that it says will stimulate the local economy.
The Forest county board recently approved over $40,000 toward park development, so the project could apply for matching funds from the state’s economic development corporation.
Count Board Chairman Paul Millan says the new five-person committee will oversee how that money is being spent.
Snow has started to pile up here in the Northwoods, and that’s good news for snowmobilers.
Oneida County Forest Director John Bilogan says conditions could be frozen enough in a few days. But he’s guessing it will be about two weeks before the state-funded trails actually open.
“It’s all the paperwork side of things – the insurance policies, private land easements, land-use agreements, all have to be in place from the snowmobile clubs and on file in our forestry office.”
A nonprofit group is working to build a 10,000 acre off-road vehicle park in Forest County. The group says it would have a $28 million annual impact.
President of Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park Incorporated John Schnorr says it would meet a sizable demand for off-road recreation. And he notes the park would be open year-round.