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April 22, 2018

4/13/2018 7:29:00 AM
Woodruff approves Lakeland Retirement Foundation ARP
Abbey mcenroe/lakeland times

Lakeland Retirement Foundation president Brian Nerdahl presents to the Woodruff Town Board at its Tuesday meeting regarding the Lakeland Retirement Foundation’s Administrative Review Application.
Abbey mcenroe/lakeland times

Lakeland Retirement Foundation president Brian Nerdahl presents to the Woodruff Town Board at its Tuesday meeting regarding the Lakeland Retirement Foundation’s Administrative Review Application.

Abbey McEnroe
Lakeland Times reporter


The Woodruff Town Board approved the Lakeland Retirement Foundation's Administrative Review Permit (ARP) application at its town board meeting Tuesday.

Also on Tuesday, the Lakeland Retirement Foundation kicked off a fundraising campaign for the new community center: Generations, A Community Gathering Place.

"We officially announced that they deeded over that property right behind One Penny Place for use for us to build the new Lakeland Retirement Foundation Community Center," Lakeland Retirement Foundation Brian Nerdahl announced at the town board meeting. "We've officially got that under wraps now and that was - for six months we were working on that and we kind of got held up because of that, but now that's all done and completed. It's great news."

The foundation must raise a certain percentage of their approximate $2.5 million building fund campaign before being approved for a loan by a local bank.

"The campaign is about $2.5 million, which gives us some extra dollars for operating expenses also," Nerdahl said. "Once we get to a certain percentage of that dollar amount then one of the banks will step up, we'll get the loan approved and if all stars line up we're hoping we can put a shovel in the ground early fall, try to get it enclosed before snow flies."

The Woodruff Town Board approved the ARP application with 12 conditions from Oneida County in a four to one vote, with supervisor Ed Richardson casting the lone nay vote.

Conditions included items such as "adequate utilities, access roads, drainage and other necessary site improvements have been or will be provided for through this Administrative Review Permit," and "whether adequate measures have been or will have taken to prevent water control pollution."

The plans have already been approved by the Department of Safety and Professional Services as well as the Department of Natural Resources.

Now, the application will go to the Oneida County Zoning Department.

"Karl Jennrich and his department, Oneida County Zoning, can approve it with those 12 conditions," chairman Michael Timmons explained. "They can either approve it or deny it. It goes strictly to department, it doesn't go to committee like a Conditional Use Permit. Administrative is Jennrich and his staff."

Abbey McEnroe may be reached via email at amcenroe@lakelandtimes.com.





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