The Minocqua Plan Commission has given its blessing to a new shelter design plan for Torpy Park.
The Minocqua Lions Club’s original plan drew public outcry when it proposed to remove 13 trees to make way for a large structure. Many argued that the old white pines are essential to the aesthetics of the downtown park.
Minocqua Town Chair Mark Hartzheim says the revised plan calls for a building about half the size of the original design.
After evaluating many options, it looks like Minocqua will continue with a police department and it's own police chief.
Following the resignation of Chief Andrew Gee, the board explored the option of discontinuing with a police department and contracting police services with Oneida county. Town Chair Mark Hartzheim says the board decided against it...