Mariner’s Park Plan in the Works for Liberty Grove

Five years after the Town of Liberty Grove purchased three parcels to form Mariner’s Park in Gills Rock, a formal plan for the park is now progressing. 

The town board agreed to contract with Ayers and Associates to create a layout plan for the park at a cost of $6,500, plus an additional commitment of $5,000 for a grant assessment. Administrator Walter Kalms said the town will begin meeting with Ayers this month to discuss options. 

Lowry Recognized

The town board issued a proclamation recognizing former chair John Lowry for his 14 years of service leading the board. Lowry’s tenure included the purchase of the Mariner’s Park property for $1.45 million and an agreement to expand broadband access throughout the town. 

In its proclamation, the board issued a “heartfelt salute to John Lowry for his contributions to his fellow citizens, and gives thanks that he, with the support of his wife, Peggy, so unselfishly gave of his time to make the Town of Liberty Grove a better place.”

When former supervisor Janet Johnson defeated Lowry for the position of chair in April, it left Johnson’s seat on the board vacant. The board chose Billy Appel to fill the vacancy from a pool of five people who expressed interest in serving. 

Stop Sign Added

A new stop sign will be added to create a four-way stop at the intersection of Orchard Drive and Flint Ridge Road on the border of Sister Bay and Liberty Grove. The village is responsible for the stop sign on its side of the road heading south, and the town will install a sign on Orchard Drive heading north.

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