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Hatch, K. L. [1871-]; Kirkpatrick, E. L.; Trenk, F. B. / A proposed program for resettling isolated settlers now located in restriced [restricted] use districts in zoned counties in Wisconsin
(1935)

I. Basis of resettlement program,   pp. [1]-2 PDF (569.6 KB)


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The plnn embodied in this stnte mrogran is built on n recognition of
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to the State Government itself are financiolly interosteA end involved in
any
plan for the reloction and rosettlemcnt of isolated settlers.   The State
mnd
the Countios have nlreayr established the franevork on which this proposed
progran
of resettlement is bised.
                      1. BASIS OF 1$SETTL7M3NT PROGRAM
        Tflontvr northern and central counties in 7isconsin have enacted
County
Zoning Orriinences thereby legallr restricting more than five million acres
of
non-ngriculturnl lands ngainst attenoted .gricultural development and settlement.
(See attached man shoving zoned counties).
        Inside the boundAries of these restrictoA use districts (forestry
and
recreation districts) there nre nor locnted more thmn 2,000 isolated families.
Knnwn as non-cnnforming users , since the Zoning Ordinwtnces are not retroactive,
many of these isolated fccilies represent a continuous drain on local finances
for governmental services. In addition, a large nercentage of then, because
of
land, end locntion alone, iill orobably never become self sunporting.
        The Wisconsin ibural Resettlement Division recognizes that financial
gnins to local units of Government, improvement in cnomunity vrelfare nnd
increased
morale of the settler and his family are the immediate results of a rxisel7r
planned and directed resettlement progran.
        Not all of these tro thousmnd isol-ted settlers are canable of develop-
ing and managing even a small "ell-located farn enternrise.   Some are
too old,
physically hqndicapped or otherwise unfitted for farm vork.   Others have
plans
for their orn future in industryr or agriculture rhenever the,;, can recover
Pt
lease a Dnrt of their equity out of their present hnldings. Still others
for the
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