Controversial park on Little Muskego Lake will come before Common Council for third time
A third proposal for a park on Little Muskego Lake has come forward after two larger and extremely controversial park proposals died.
The Muskego Common Council on Tuesday will hear a proposal for the city to buy and probably raze two homes on the east side of Little Muskego Lake dam jo create a bit of public green space on the lake. The properties are just west of Janesville Road and Pioneer Drive
The easternmost property goes around the home next door and includes a narrow strip of lake frontage extending about 138 feet to the east of that neighboring home with limited lake access.
The properties are being offered by the heirs of a woman who lived on the lake for many years and died in August 2012. Her house was included with four others in the first park proposal in 2010. That proposal died amid the controversy that engulfed the community. A second smaller park was proposed later but it also proved controversial and died.
On behalf of himself and his siblings, Jonathan Lemke wrote to the Common Council in offering the land: "The green space park proposal was embraced by our mother who felt it would preserve the beauty of the lake and land she treasured for over 80 years."
If the Common Council wants to pursue the offer that carries a cost estimate of roughly $666,000, Mayor Kathy Chiaverotti said, "It will be my recommendation to have a public information meeting."
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