The wheels that have been turning for months toward establishing a controversial lakefront park in Muskego have ground to a halt for the summer.
The Muskego Common Council decided Tuesday night to stop the process of buying two properties to create the park until more is known about park development costs.
To help it get those costs, the council directed the Parks and Recreation Board to recommend a park development plan complete with a cost analysis. The council expects the board to form an ad hoc committee of several groups the council identified as having a strong interest in whether a park is established. The board can also add any others it feels should be included.
The Parks Board will meet April 9 to start work on the council's request. The city also will hire a consultant for up to $40,000 to provide expertise to the board.
The council set a Sept. 25 target date for the task to be completed. Then once the council has cost estimates, aldermen will vote on whether to go ahead with buying property for the proposed park.
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