Gibraltar Town Chair Dick Skare expects construction at the Fish Creek Beach to be completed by the end of next week.
The work was originally slated for completion before July 4, but, Skare said, plan changes required by the county and delays in the installation of a grinder pump slowed the project.
In June, contractors installed a Vortechs stormwater-treatment unit to treat stormwater before it flows into the beach. The beach has had to close occasionally because of contamination, but Vortechs systems have been successful in minimizing closings at other area beaches. A $150,000 grant from the Palmer Foundation and the Fund for Lake Michigan helped to pay for the unit.
Redmann Property Proposal
The town board will meet Aug. 7, 7 pm. That meeting will include an update from Cedar Corporation about planning related to the proposal to buy the 195-acre Redmann property. A bike-trails expert will tour the property Monday to make recommendations for potential purpose-built trails. The town has an option to purchase the property for $2.1 million. That option expires in October.
The town is soliciting input about interest in a dog park, potentially to be located at the airport property off County Road A. A survey – open through Aug. 5 – is available at the Fish Creek Community Center and online here.
Facebook Page Launched
The town has launched a Facebook page – facebook.com/townofgibraltar – to update citizens.