Assembly Bill Would Add Protection to Burial Mounds
Apparent damage to the first cataloged Native American burial mound in Wisconsin is raising concerns among members of the Monona Landmarks Commission and the Monona City Council, according to a Herald-Independent article.
Alders on Jan. 16 approved a resolution in support of Assembly Bill 118 that would help prohibit disturbances of ancient burial mounds by doubling the minimum width of protected land around any burial site.
“This is basically encouraging passage of that bill, which would improve the protections for ancient burial sites of which we have a number located within the city,” Alder Doug Wood said. “It would specifically increase the protected area around the burial site from 5 feet now under current law to 10 feet.”
The bill would also require owners of those properties to disclose their presence to any prospective buyers.
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