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LDF Seeks Community Input On Projects At Wednesday Session


Projects like an expansion of the Indian Bowl and creation of an assisted living facility keep planners in Lac du Flambeau busy.  But they want to hear even more ideas from the community.

On Wednesday, they’ll host an input session for feedback on their current projects and pick up thoughts for even more.

“If we start seeing common threads amongst multiple people, and there are some really well-thought-out situations, anywhere from a capacity-building process or changing of a process to infrastructure, we start [saying], ‘okay, there’s something that the community is wanting and needing and we need to kind of look at it,’” said tribal UW-Extension agent Brian Gauthier.

Gauthier is working with the Lac du Flambeau Planning Department to offer the forum to the community.

“This is a process we’ve used for several years now, and a lot of our projects that are actually happening or occurring right now have come out of this discussion,” Gauthier said.

The Lac du Flambeau community is expanding its water treatment plant and planning a new workforce development center.  It’s also thinking about projects like a new library, open-air farmer’s market, and broadband expansion.

The input session is from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Lake of the Torches Casino in Lac du Flambeau

Ben worked as the Special Topics Correspondent at WXPR from September 2019 until November 2021. He now contributes occasionally to WXPR. During his full-time employment, his main focus was reporting on environment and natural resources issues in northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula as part of The Stream, a weekly series.
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