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Letter to the Editor: Support Baileys Harbor’s Purchase of Nelson Buildings

My family has lived in Baileys Harbor since Pat Tishler built our home in 1967. We are so excited that the town board has entered into a proposed agreement with the Nelson family to purchase – if the town’s voters approve it April 20 – the Nelson hardware store property.  

Please give your positive vote for this proposal. Ask questions about the finances, grants and financial working possibilities with the Nelson family. Remember that the hardware store property is lakefront, next door to our town marina and across from our town hall. Please remember what that area can look like as an open space for all to use, as opposed to a wall of condos. 

This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to really improve the Town of Baileys Harbor. I thank the Nelson family for approaching the town board with its proposal rather than going for the “condo big bucks.”  

Maureen Sandstrom-McGrath

Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin