Park Board backs dog license fee hike

by Jeff Pederson
Sheboygan Falls News Editor

The Sheboygan Falls Park Board recommended a $5 dog license fee increase to be used to cover maintenance fees at the Sheboygan Falls Dog Park, during a monthly meeting held Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Rochester Park.

During a discussion of dog park funding, maintenance and access, board members passed a motion to raise the dog license fee by $5. The additional money will be used for maintenance at the Sheboygan Falls Dog Park. All dog license holders will be given a yearly pass for the dog park.

In addition, the board passed a motion to charge non-city residents a fee to use the dog park through the purchase of a yearly pass.

Board members also engaged in a discussion of what type of identification will be given to license holders and pass holders, to distinguish between non pass and license holders and those who have purchased the yearly pass.

In other business, Park Board member Bob Hall presented the infrastructure engineering plans for Westside Park and recommended that the board meet at West Side Park to educate the four new Park Board members regarding the park origins, history and next steps for the park.

The board agreed that the next Park Board meeting will take place at West Side Park on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 5:15 p.m.The agenda for the meeting will focus solely on West Side Park.

Park Board Member Dawn Wesendorf is continuing to work on the ATC tree grant.

Park Board President Chuck Otte revealed that the Falcon Ridge Disc Golf Course is now open.

“The tee markers are set and the course is open for play,” Otte said. “The next step is to get quotes on permanent sponsor signs. We have had one complaint about the location of hole number 12. The board will discuss at the next meeting how to proceed. So far, we’ve received multiple good reviews on the course.”

The board also discussed options for future use of the city’s landfill area. Walking trails were discussed and Ray Ramos inquired to see if his company Corner Stone-Tetra Tech could help the board repurpose the site. Otte and Dan Riviers will meet with Ramos and his company to see what the next steps might be.

The board also set the next full Park Board meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Council Chambers at the Sheboygan Falls Municipal Building at 5:15 p.m.

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