STATE OF MINNESOTA
RESOLUTION NO. 2020
RESOLUTION OPPOSING PINE COUNTY SELLING TAX-FORFIETED LANDS IN WILMA TOWNSHIP
WHEREAS, The board of Supervisors of Wilma Township has held the position that public lands and rights-of-way, whether state forests, old township roads, or county tax-forfeited lands should remain in the public domain for the recreational use of all citizens, and
WHEREAS, The Pine County Land Department has asked for our feedback on the proposed sale of two parcels in Wilma Township, one of 104 land-locked acres in Section 9 and the other 53 acres on the west side of Dollar Lake Road, and
WHEREAS, Both of these parcels have been used by Wilma Township residents for hunting, and selling them to private parties would end all public access and use, and
WHEREAS, persons who buy a land-locked parcel will likely need to involve the township in time-consuming efforts for them to obtain an easement or cartway into their land, with issues of eminent domain and surveys and petitions and citizens being forced to provide easements through their own parcels,
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED BY THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF WILMA, PINE COUNTY, MINNESOTA that the Township of Wilma opposes any sales of county land in Wilma Township and affirms that the public’s right to use these lands not be impeded or restricted but protected.
Passed this 4th day of March, 2020.
Glen Williamson, Chairman
Attested to by Paul Raymond, Clerk