Project Background & Timeline
The Town’s efforts to create an improved, more accessible public parking area goes back to the early 1990s when the Town originally purchased the parcels of land on which Fish Creek Park and the current boat trailer parking lot—and future expanded lot area—are located. The timeline graphic below walks through the history of the project from its beginning to its current state.
Currently, progress continues to move forward. The Town Board approved the revised boat trailer parking lot plan (shown below) at the Regular Town Board Meeting on June 6, 2018.
On June 14, 2018, the Parks & Lands Committee held a special meeting with property owners within 300 feet of the boat trailer parking lot property to gather input regarding the landscaping of the storm water detention pond. A summary of the priorities and ideas gathered from the meeting include:
- using natural barriers/buffers where needed vs man-made barriers/buffers
- using a natural, pesticide-free maintenance approach
- planting native plants
- pond aeration to minimize mosquitoes and maintain water quality (using a natural approach if possible)
- seeking multiple bids for the project
- consider using plants to buffer noise and light in addition to sight lines between the parking lot and the condos
At the next Regular Parks & Lands Committee meeting on June 19, 2018, the committee voted to contact Meissner Landscape to design a plan for the storm water detention pond. The Town Board approved that plan (shown below) on August 27, 2018.