Public hearing set on 'electric motor only' ordinance for Lulu Lake

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Staff | March 4, 2014

TOWN OF TROY—The Nature Conservancy is hoping an “electric-motor only” ordinance will prevent Lulu Lake from being trashed by a crush of traffic by pontoons and other gasoline-powered boats this summer, according to a story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.   

The organization has asked the town of Troy to establish such an ordinance, and a public hearing on the proposal will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Troy Town Hall, N8870 Briggs St.

Officials from the conservancy—one of the largest property owners along the lake—say  boat traffic from pontoons and larger gasoline-powered boats have increased to as many as 90 boats in a weekend on the lake. That many boaters have an effect on the water quality, harm native plants, bring in invasive species and damage shoreline.

Lulu Lake has no access roads, but boaters are coming in along the Mukwonago River Channel from Eagle Spring Lake. 

The chairman of the Eagle Spring Lake Management District said many area residents oppose the proposal and have signed a petition against it.

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