All Rome property owners:


It's been 3 years since we first heard of the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) proposed next door in Saratoga.  Efforts by a strong group of Saratoga citizens and some of you have successfully kept it from moving forward.  But, it appears the day of reckoning approaches.  Sources within the DNR indicate the Environmental Impact Report from the organization seeking to build the CAFO is near completion.  The DNR's review has been ongoing and their Environmental Impact Statement is expected early in 2016, possibly February.  Then begins the public review process and public hearing - that time when all your efforts are needed to push back on this proposed CAFO.  This can be done by you attending hearings in person or you can make your feelings known through other means.


Tri-Lakes Management and the Rome Town Board are co-sponsoring an informational meeting for Rome property owners on January 16 at 1 pm at the Rome Town Hall.  Note that this meeting is being held on a Saturday to enable attendance for those of you who don't live here full time.  There will be approximately an hour and a half of presentations from a Dr. of water science, a DNR area director, our state assemblyman, town board member, Tri-Lakes and involved citizens.  Questions are encouraged.  As the DNR permitting process moves forward, this may be your last chance to make a difference in your town's future.


Come and learn why this issue is so important to the maintenance of Rome's air quality, water purity and water levels in our wells and lakes and our property values.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this Informational Meeting on Sat, Jan 16 at 1 pm at the Rome Town Hall.  Please share this with your fellow property owners.








The Tri-Lakes Management District was formed in 1984 by property owners of the three lake associations – Lakes Arrowhead, Camelot and Sherwood in the Town of Rome, located in northern Adams County.  A statutory taxing body, the District is guided by a board of five commissioners, one from each lake association plus one representative from the Town of Rome Board and one from the Adams County Board.


The MISSION of the Tri-Lakes Management District is to pursue activities that positively impact the cleanliness and health of our lake community.  Primary responsibilities of the District include:

  • Work with Wisconsin DNR and Adams County Land and Water Conservation departments to implement best management practices to maintain and improve lake water quality and quantity
  • Operate weed harvesting operations on the lakes
  • Coordinate and fund Water Testing on the lakes and Upper Watershed to provide scientific data pertaining to lake water quality
  • Implement a Clean Boats, Clean Waters program at the public boat landings to educate on the importance of controlling and/or preventing the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species
  • Manage a Sanitary Inspection program for all septic systems installed in the district prior to July 1, 1992
  • Distribute Barley Straw bags in the spring to help inhibit algae growth on the lakes

Link to Tri-Lakes By-Laws


We invite you to explore our website to gain a better understanding of our water issues – everything from quantities of water available to groundwater levels to water quality.  We will be a conduit to our whole community with factual information presented and expect to communicate our concerns for our lakes while working towards solutions.  Tri-Lakes works hard to further awareness of environmental threats to our lakes community.



Current Board of Commissioners





Term Expiration


Don Fornasiere

837 Richmond Way

Lake Camelot


Treasurer and Vice Chair

Steve Nowicki

339 Halberd Ct.

Lake Sherwood



Bob Benkowski

1469A Rapids Tr.

Lake Arrowhead



Paul Pisellini

361 Yeoman Ct.

Adams County Board



Phil McLaughlin

224 – 14th Ave.

Rome Town Board










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