Idle Isle has come under fire as being a neglected park, and the Committee of the Whole agreed, approving recommended improvements for the park in 2013.
A previous walk-through meeting of the Parks Board, which included aldermen and the mayor, helped to point out areas of need in the park, which many have felt needed more attention than it had been getting.
Improvements will include paving and extending the existing parking area to include 20 additional spots at a cost of $30,000. This is hoped to alleviate overflow parking at a lot two blocks away. In addition, dumpster enclosures will be renovated for $1,750, and additional paving will be done to improve existing paths as well as create a new path between the parking area and the pavilion. An aging boat lift will be removed by the city at no cost, but is awaiting word from the Little Muskego Yacht Club to confirm they no longer own it and have no objection to its removal.
As the budget process comes to a close, the public hearing on the budget was announced. Monday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. at City Hall will be the public's opportunity to provide their feedback on what's in the budget, which will be voted on the following evening by the Common Council.