Too much land owned by govt.

Things could be worse in Clallam County
For now, 17.1 % of our county is still privately owned.
Pearl
Menominee County is 94% Federal Trust Land

The following from: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/lab/reports/98-3tear.htm from WISCONSIN LEGISLATIVE AUDIT BUREAU
AUDIT SUMMARY February 1998

Since its creation in 1961, Menominee County has had difficulty in meeting its financial needs because of a severely limited property tax base. Most of its land is tax-exempt because it is held in federal trust for the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, whose reservation includes the county and the Town of Menominee. Only 1 percent of land is taxable, and 94.4 percent of that land is residential property in a lakes area, including a development known as Legend Lake. The Tribe continues to purchase small amounts of land to be placed in federal trust, further reducing the tax base.

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