My Dad bought land on Nokomis in 48. I've seen changes through the years and well, like other aspects of life, not always better. The property taxes are very high in Wisconsin relative to other states. I believe this is because most county revenue is raised via property tax via the land owners and not from large commercial entities or corporations due to the lack of same.
Did you hear the interview with the Lincoln county commisioner on WJJQ Wednesday morning, 8/20/08? An almost flabbergasted (at times) commisioner tried to come up with answers for an anticipated shortfall of one million dollars in next years budget. If you can,try to get a copy of it. It was an eye opener for me.
I payed almost $5,000.00 in 2008 taxes. What services does the county provide me for that money? Other than a land fill, which I seldom use, nothing. I'm just saying it's getting very difficult to justify paying the continual rising cost of living on a flowage that has no water or fish in it.
The things I enjoy the most at the lake is the abundance of wildlife and quiet and even now that is being detracted by the weekenders from Wausau with their party lights and echoing beer belches accross the bay and back.
Well, we've had some great times through the years. Yes, we've decided it's time to move on. Soon, one more "for sale" sign to join in with the sea of others.
Good luck to you.