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State asks judge to review ruling on lake pilings

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SAGLE, Idaho (AP) _ The Idaho Department of Lands is asking a
judge to reconsider a decision that would allow private landowners
to upgrade a collection of 78-year-old wooden pilings in north
Idaho's Lake Pend Oreille.
Waterfront landowners Peter and Shelagh Kaseburg sought permits
from the department to replace some of the 21 wooden pilings in the
lake's Glengary Bay with steel. The new pilings would be used to
support a dock and sailboat moorage when the lake is lowered each
winter.
The department rejected the request, saying the dock and moorage
would impede boat traffic. The Bonner County Daily Bee also reports
Kaseburg's plans drew criticism from neighbors.
The Kaseburg's challenged the denial in court and a judge ruled
in their favor.
In response, the department wants the judge to reconsider. A
hearing scheduled for April.


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