With a full membership of the Muskego Common Council expected on Tuesday, discussion on the proposed lake park purchase can move forward.
Opponents feel the $3.55 million price tag is too high and that the city has not completed other park developments. Proponents have cited that the lake frontage offered is an ideal location for a second park on the lake, with the other (Idle Isle Park) having parking limitations and being difficult to find.
A proposal by Mayor Kathy Chiaverotti was to be introduced and discussed on Feb. 28, but The item is back on this agenda, and will now be accompanied by another resolution brought forward by Alderman Kert Harenda.
"I wanted to open up the invitation for more civic groups to take part in this committee, and also focus not just on this park, but on the others as well," Harenda told Muskego Patch on Friday.
The two resolutions recognize the need to delay and extend a deadline on the offer to purchase to Sept. 30, 2012 and requests $40,000 to fund studies to determine costs for park development. However, Harenda's resolution extends the focus of the committee to include , the , and also the recreational trail plan for the city.
"We need to look at all of the ongoing projects in these parks, because people are concerned that we aren't finishing one projects before we invest in another," Harenda said.
His proposal also casts a wider net of representatives that would be included in the ad hoc committee to add Muskego Athletic Association, Muskego Little League, Muskego Kickers (Soccer League), property owners with properties sharing lot lines on both Janesville Road and Little Muskego Lake, along with such other representatives as the Common Council may determine
Ideally, Harenda said he'd like to be able to make the language as simple in a resolution that would invite all civic groups.
The Common Council will meet Tuesday at City Hall to discuss these proposals, beginning at 7 p.m. in the lower level Muskego Room.