Amish Issues

The Winona County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday evening and during the Committee of the Board portion they heard from a Utica man none to happy about the Amish community and their access to public roads.
Matt Woodless cited concerns about the horses and buggies damaging roads, parking and traffic during Amish auctions, not to mention the manure being left behind.

Woodless says the simple solution seems to be constructing the Amish their own lane and pass along a "buggy tax" to pay for it.

Board Chair Wayne Valentine said perhaps county staff, including the County Attorney, could talk with the Amish about his concerns.

No Amish reresentatives were invited to speak to the meeting.


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People : Matt WoodlessWayne Valentine
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