Saying “I do think the lake needs to be a place everybody can enjoy. I think speed is an issue on the lake,” Lynch approves a daytime limit of 45 mph and 25 mph at night, effective in 2009 for a two-year test.
Critics warned yesterday that continuing to include the “view tax” component in property assessments will fragment the state and destroy its rural character.
The popular summer pastime of “rafting” – boating’s equivalent of a tailgate party – on the state’s lakes would be banned by a bill before the state Senate. Rafting is when boats congregate on the water, sometimes involving as many as 150 boats.
After bickering over who was responsible, a special legislative committee voted yesterday to approve 16 layoffs at the Department of Environmental Services.