Thursday, June 28, 2012
Don’t expect to start swimming in the Sussex quarry at Mammoth Springs anytime soon, even after the old Cannery site is finally developed.
Between the 100-degree days and endless rumors of development nearing at Mammoth Springs, its no wonder Patch has received numerous inquiries regarding the old Sussex quarry. With the quarry open for swimming at Menomonee Park to the northeast, it’s not hard for some residents to wonder if the Sussex quarry might soon be open for business. Even some initial plans of the site label the space as “Quarry Restoration.” “I was walking on the Bugline last night and finally walked up to the chain link fence to peek at the old swimming hole,” wrote Sussex Patch blogger Katie Glafcke. “I have to say, it looked like the perfect place to take a dip and cool off! I’m wondering why it's locked up, and thinking revitalizing and maintaining a quarry for …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Opponents of plans to pave the recreational trail have strong words for county officials at informational meeting.
While some residents attended the meeting in favor of the Bugline Trail Improvement Project, the overwhelming majority of area resents who came were — in a word — livid. Citizens gathered at the Pauline Haass Public Library in Sussex Thursday evening to meet with Waukesha County parks officials and members of the project’s design team. While there was no formal presentation, about 10 informational boards lined the room outlining specifics about the project, and residents could submit their comments on paper in a comment box. Some of the first residents at the meeting were Menomonee Falls residents Jim and Bonnie Ziolecki, and they had no problem asking the almost 10 project officials the tough questions. “Alright, so who woke up one day …
Monday, April 23, 2012
The Village of Sussex is looking for input from residents in its new survey regarding Madeline Park. What should they build there? What would make you visit? Take the survey and actively shape your community.
The Village of Sussex is hard at work again attempting to figure a way to make Madeline Park unique, this time turning toward Sussex residents to shed some light on the space. The Parks and Recreation Department recently created a survey to gather more insight on what residents would like to see at Madeline Park, in addition to how often they use the parks system in general. The survey consists of just nine questions, and Parks and Rec Director Amy Flaherty says she hopes to get a lot of feedback. “We need your help to determine what types of activities you enjoy in the Sussex parks, and what potential amenities you would like to see added to Madeline Park,” Flaherty wrote when distributing the survey. The revitalization of the park is …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Sussex resident Mark Chapman writes an open letter to the Waukesha County Board urging them to not pave the Bugline trail. Chapman outlines the top five reasons it's a bad idea, followed by some ways to compromise.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
April 19, 2012 An Open Letter to Dan Vrakas, Waukesha County Executive And to the Waukesha County Board Mr. Paul Decker, Chair Dear Mr Vrakas, Mr. Decker, and the Waukesha County Board: There has been considerable discussion and feedback regarding your plans to pave and widen the Bugline trail. I have followed all of this with great interest. As a regular user of this trail (4-6 days a week), I strongly encourage you to leave it as a well-maintained, crushed gravel path. Paving the trail is costly, unnecessary, and – concerns about money aside – not a good idea. My objections to paving include: Paving will give the trail a much less natural look with minimal benefit. A paved trail would have a fundamentally different character than the …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Waukesha County staffers and members of the project design team for the paving project will be on hand during a public information open house from 5-7 p.m. May 10 at the Pauline Haass Public Library, at N64W23820 Main St., in Sussex.
The plan to pave the Bugline Trail hasn’t had its shortage of controversy, and on May 10 supporters and opponents of the plan can voice their opinions at a public information session. Waukesha County staffers and members of the design team for the paving project will be on hand during a public information open house from 5-7 p.m. May 10 at the Pauline Haass Public Library in Sussex. There will not be a formal presentation, but there will be people available to answer questions. The Waukesha County Board of Supervisors approved the $2.4 million project in September as part of the capital improvements plan for the county. Federal funding would cover $1.5 million in costs for the paving project, and $272,000 in state grants would cover …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The empty park is up for renovation in 2013 so Parks and Recreation is exploring options for adults.
With Madeline Park slated for a facelift in 2013, Parks and Recreation officials are dabbling with the idea of installing adult, outdoor exercise stations and a “trailhead,” or building with restrooms and water fountains. This new development comes after Waukesha County announced it was transforming Menomonee Park into a dog park, squashing similar ideas of turning the 7-acre Madeline Park into a pet-friendly area. Parks and Recreation Director Amy Flaherty said the park’s connection to the Bugline sparked the idea for a more adult-focused area at a recent board meeting. “We had the playground there and it was getting pretty old and unsafe,” Flaherty said. “There’s also not a lot of kids that use that park, so rather than put in a new …