DNR board OKs snowmobile trail again after meetings flap
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -
The Department of Natural Resources' board has approved a new snowmobile trail in a state park for the second time in the wake of an open meetings flap.
The board approved a plan to adjust an existing snowmobile trail in Blue Mounds State Park in January 2016. Opponents alleged board members and DNR staff discussed the trail during a dinner the night before the vote in violation of the open meetings law.
DNR officials denied the dinner was a meeting but ended pre-meeting board dinners and promised to revisit the plan.
Trail opponents spent more than three hours Wednesday renewing their complaints about the trail, but the board ultimately voted 6-1 to approve the plan again.