Celebrating the Niagara Escarpment

• The Town Board has approved a request from the Neptune Dive Club to place signs at Port des Morts Town Park. The club is conducting a fundraising campaign in an effort to build a stairway for public access to the water from the park.

• The Economic Sustainability Committee is continuing its work on developing an economic plan for Ellison Bay.

• A proposed hiatus on road maintenance as it pertains to tree cutting and trimming has not been approved by the board.

• The first board meeting of April with take up the tabled consideration of proposed changes to Ordinance 9-08. The ordinance pertains to the Rules for Deliberation, Parliamentary Procedure and Duties.

• A change was made to the fees charged to access Town Records after a recent search resulted in more than $350 in staff time to retrieve requested information. The new fee will represent actual staff time spent to locate the requested information.

• After an excellent presentation by Supervisor Goss on the Niagara Escarpment and its importance and potential economic impact on the town, the board unanimously approved the formation of a special committee to develop plans for a National Niagara Escarpment Interpretative Center to be located in Liberty Grove. A copy of Supervisor Goss’s presentation can be found on the town website.

• The acquisition of the hill at Ellison Bay by the Door County Land Trust has been completed. The Land Trust will turn the approximate 16 acres over to the town for the development of the Grand View Park. The park will be dedicated during Olde Ellison Bay Days on June 23 at 4 pm.

Sponsor of Olde Ellison Bay Days, the Ellison Bay Service Club has adopted “Grand View Forever” as the theme for the 2012 festival. The club is dedicated to the historic preservation, enhancement and conservation of Ellison Bay and Northern Door.