Friends of Forestville Dam to file recall petitions against two county supervisors

The Friends of the Forestville Dam are filing recall petitions against Door County District 2 Supervisor John Neinas and District 3 Supervisor Roy Engelbert. That follows the County Board of Supervisor's approval of a plan to draw down the Forestville Dam Mill Pond to dry out contaminated sediment from the pond and improve water quality. Opponents say that would do more harm to fish stocks and other aesthetic qualities at the pond. Terry McNulty, Forestville Village President who is against the drawdown, says the recall effort is meant to send a message.

Christine Reid, another member of the Friends of the Forestville Dam, says the group would have rather had the pond dredged. She says that would have been a safer approach for those living along the mill pond and those downstream. reached out to Roy Engelbert who declined comment for this story. Supervisor John Neinas, issued the following statement: 'I fully understand the solution arrived at for fixing the Forestville Mill Pond was very unpopular with those residing on the Mill pond. It is truly sad that those affected with property on the dam did not come to a collective decision to resolve this situation that is both financially effective and in accordance with proven scientific studies. This has been the approved method passed by a majority of the County Board. I did not vote with the majority of the County Board. I am looking forward to seeing the names of those who signed the recall petition.' The Door County Clerk will now verify the petition signatures for accuracy. Once that's completed an election date will be set.

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