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Lake Delton homeowners want more money

New Richmond,Wisconsin 54017
New Richmond News
Lake Delton homeowners want more money
New Richmond Wisconsin 127 South Knowles Avenue 54017

People whose homes were swept away on Lake Delton last year are now asking for another $1.3 million from the village.

The state gave them $2.3 million for condemnation rights, as the lakeshore was rebuilt following last June's dramatic washouts from heavy rains.

Now, a claim to the village asks for the difference between what the state paid, and what the owners called their fair market values.

Five homes and nine lots were destroyed a year ago next Tuesday, when a breach in an earthen bank created a channel and the homes floated away down the Wisconsin River.

The Village of Lake Delton denies negligence. If it denies the new damage claim, the landowners can file a lawsuit.