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State Supreme Court Rejects Vilas Co. Property Case


The Wisconsin Supreme Court has declined to review a petition filed by Tim and Kim Bowler of Alpine Resort in Presque Isle.  The Bowlers  challenged the Vilas County ordinance establishing a uniform addressing system that would have named their access road and assigned a fire number to their principal residence and each of the nine seperate buildings used as rental cabins.

When a new sign and fire numbers were to be erected the Bowler's refused to allow access and Vilas County filed an action claiming their refusal was a flagrant and continuing ordinance violation.

Vilas County Judge Neal Nielsen III ruled the county ordinance was proper and the Bowler's appealed to the District III Court of Appeals which upheld the ordinance July 30.

They then filed a petition for review with the state Supreme Court which declined to accecpt the case and ordered the Bowler's pay $50.00 in court costs. Assistant Vilas County corporation counsel Meg O'Marro indicated she “was very pleased the Supreme Court sees our ordinance as valid” indicating uniform addressing is important.

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