Cable TIF Bill Signed Into Law

A Good Day for Northern Wisconsin and for Bipartisan Cooperation


Madison - State Senator Janet Bewley (D-Mason) and State Representative Beth Meyers (D-Bayfield) join residents across Northwestern Wisconsin in celebrating the signing of Assembly Bill 600. The bill, which gives the Town of Cable the ability to create a Tax Incremental District (TID) in order to assist the redevelopment of the Telemark property, is a victory for Northern Wisconsin as well as American Birkebeiner fans across the state and nation.

The legislators offered their congratulations to the group of local elected officials and investors who have been working on a planned $47 million project to bring new life to the Telemark Lodge. “Early last year, the group approached us to fill us in on their plans and asked for our help in drafting and passing legislation that would allow the Town of Cable to create a tax incremental district (TIF),” Bewley said. “We were happy to work with them to identify the approach most likely to lead to a bill being passed and were pleased when Senator Jerry Petrowski (R- Marathon), agreed to lead the effort.” 

“I appreciate the willingness of my colleagues to work together to help ensure that this much needed economic development project has the tools it needs to succeed,” said Meyers. “I am hopeful that the proposed Telemark project will be ready in time for the 2019 American Birkebeiner cross-country ski races.”

Bewley and Meyers acknowledged everyone who helped pass the bill. Although it by no means guarantees that the Telemark Renovation will proceed, it is a vital part of a plan that everyone in the area wants to succeed.  “We thank our colleagues on the other side of the aisle for working on a bill for a community that lies outside of their legislative districts.  And we especially thank all of the people in Cable and Bayfield County who have been working so hard to help bring the Telemark Lodge back to life.”