To all of our friends and supporters:
Due at the end of this month is our second, and final, $4000.00 payment to the Leelanau County Road Commission, as per the settlement of the 2009-2011 lawsuit. As you may remember, the road commission had decided that our private easement was a public road and decided to take ownership back in 2009, thus a lawsuit was "born". This easement included our private driveway and, if allowed to become public, would have had cars driving through our yard and right alongside several of our flight pens. If allowed to become public, the proximity of the new road to the flight pens would have closed down Wings of Wonder, permanently.
The settlement provided for a portion of a newly constructed seasonal road to be situated off of our property and 70 feet from our property line. Terms of this settlement required us to make a total payment to the road commission of $8000.00.