Waypoint, aka Shadow Wood Landing Timeline

Date Action
Sep 25, 2006 Theodore Strzok warranty deed for Compton Road property purchase from Goodman Forest Products.
Apr 27, 2007 Strzok logging receives cutting permit.
Jun 13, 2007 CFS warranty deed for 380 acre purchase from Theodore Strzok for $798,000. CFS grants Strzok timber cutting rights through July 1, 2008. Strzok selectively logs.
Mar 13, 2008 CFS presents plan for “Shadow Wood Landing” to Town of Russell Board.
Plan presented included airstrip, restaurant, bar, hotel, condos, ski hill, fuel station, wind generator tower, vineyards, crops, well and septic service for residences, and approx 350 home sites.
Jul 21, 2008 CFS, LLC petitions County for rezone of 380 acres of Compton Road property.
Aug 12, 2008 Town of Russell Board recommends rezone of CFS 380 acres.
Aug 21, 2008 Bayfield County Planning and Zoning Committee approves rezone with no discussion.
Sep 2, 2008 CFS receives cutting permit.
CFS employee begins clear cutting and grading for 4800’ runway.
Sep 17, 2008 Letter from Bayfield Chamber of Commerce asking board to delay decision.
Sep 18, 2008 Bayfield County Planning/Zoning Committee presented with 115 signatures and letter from Town of Bayfield Chair asking for tabling and further consideration of CFS rezone.
Sep 25, 2008 Letter from Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, asking Board to table request.
Sep 30, 2008 Bayfield County Board of Supervisors approves rezone, 7 yes, 5 no, 1 absent.
Jan 22, 2009 DNR TIP line receives complaint of illegal land disturbance activity at CFS site.
Jan 26, 2009 Bayfield County Committee For Responsible Land Use files complaint against Bayfield County for rezone decision.
Apr 14, 2009 Town of Russell Electors vote to recommend rescinding the rezone approval of the CFS Compton Rd property.
Aug 24, 2009 Army Corps of Engineers notifies CFS, LLC that wetland fill activity is in violation of Federal Clean Water Act.
Aug 2009 DNR denied access to property to assess activity.
Sep 24, 2009 Judge Anderson grants DNR court order to search CFS property.
Sep 24, 2009 DNR officer report - wetlands marked and filled in, runway marked and graded.
Feb 2, 2010 CFS, LLC charged with three violations for failure to maintain best management practices for work done on the site.
Feb 11, 2010 Judge Anderson issues written decision in case of Bayfield County Committee For Responsible Land Use vs. Bayfield County and overturns CFS rezone decision and remands back to County.
Mar 9, 2010 Town of Russell Board recommends rezone of CFS 380 acres.
Mar 15, 2010 Town of Bayfield letter requesting that County Board, in the rezone decision process, consider Town of Bayfield concerns.
Mar 18, 2010 Bayfield County Planning and Zoning Committee approves rezone.
Mar 30, 2010 Bayfield County Board of Supervisors approves rezone, 7 yes, 4 no, 2 absent.
Board adopts four conditions with rezone- promises construction jobs to local firms.
Apr 27, 2010 CFS, LLC pleads no contest to two DNR citations and third is dismissed. Pays fine.
Jul 12, 2010 Judge Anderson agrees to hear the balance of the original case of Bayfield County Committee For Responsible Land Use vs. Bayfield County. The case will be heard Feb. 2, 2011.
Summer 2010 CFS begins restoration of the three wetlands that they intentionally filled in to accommodate a 4800’ runway. CFS installs erosion control barriers.
Sep 22, 2010 CFS files Conditional Use Permit Application for airport and 20 hangars at "Waypoint" (formerly Shadow Wood Landing).
Oct 5, 2010 Town of Russell Comprehensive Planning Commission deadlocked 2-2 on CFS Conditional Use Permit for Airport recommendation. No recommendation goes forward.
Oct 19, 2010 Town of Russell Board votes to recommend CFS Conditional Use Permit for a 4000’ asphalt airport and 20 60’ x 60’ hangars, 3 yes, 1 abstain, 1 no vote.
Oct 21, 2010 Bayfield County Planning and Zoning Committee approves CFS Conditional Use Permit for a 4000’ asphalt airport and 20 60’ x 60’ hangars, contingent on DNR Water Quality Certification permit. 4 yes, 1 absent.
Nov 19, 2010 CFRLU files appeal to County Board of Adjustment. Appeal scheduled for Feb 18, 2011, 9 am.
Feb 2, 2011 CFRLU vs Bayfield County heard in Judge Anderson's courtroom, February 2, at 9 am.
Feb 18, 2011 Board of Adjustment appeal heard at the Washburn Courthouse, Board Room, at 9 am.
Feb 24, 2011 Board of Adjustment reverses the Zoning Committee decision, and denies the airport conditional use permit.
Mar 24, 2011 CFS LLC, a Minnesota limited liability company, files an appeal of the Board of Adjustment decision to deny the airport CUP.
Dec 20, 2011 CFS, LLC vs Bayfield County Board of Adjustment, oral argument, 2 pm at the Courthouse in Washburn.
Jun 8, 2012 Judge Eaton upholds the BOA's decision to deny the CFS airport Conditional Use Permit.
Dec 10, 2012 CFS, LLC files Appeal of BOA decision in State Court of Appeals.
Jul 30, 2013 State Court of Appeals upholds the BOA's decision to deny CFS airport Conditional Use Permit.

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