Wisconsin DNR spent $5.2 million on property maintenance

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MADISON — A new report says the state Department of Natural Resources paid contractors about $5.2 million to maintain agency properties over the fiscal year that ended June 30.

A law passed as part of the 2007-09 state budget require the DNR to submit a report on maintenance contract expenses to the Legislature’s finance committee annually. The agency sent a report to the committee on Monday showing it spent $5.27 million on contractors to handle a wide range of tasks on DNR properties, including excavating, controlling invasive species and maintaining dams and trails.

The DNR spent about $5.55 million on maintenance contractors during the 2013-14 fiscal year.

1 Comment

  • J

    So? This doesn’t seem like an unreasonable amount of money to spend to help maintain parks, state forests, recreation areas and trails all over the state. Don’t we want those spaces maintained? I know I do.

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