Center Street Park Support

Center Street Park Update: January 2017 Time to mobilize the TreadHead Troops! We urge all TreadHead members in and outside of the Lake Geneva City limits to call or email their support of the proposed recreational trails in the Center Street Park and the city administrator’s request for $20,000 for the park board budget specifically for use by the Center Street Park.

Below is how you can help: If you live outside of Lake Geneva, scroll down

LG Resident Member Alderman Call Script:

If you prefer to call your alderman please use the call script below as a guide.

A. Introduce yourself as a TreadHead Cycling Club member and ask if the alderman has time to discuss the proposed Center Street Park and recreational trails.

B. If the alderman is unaware of the park status inform them of the following points
a. The city is asking TreadHead Cycling to design and build roughly 5 miles of recreational trail in the 40 acre park at the north end of Center Street.
b. The city administrator is requesting $20,000 for the park board budget specifically for the Center St. park to be used over the next 3 years.

C. If the alderman is unaware of TreadHead Cycling inform them of the club history
a. TreadHead Cycling has been based out of Lake Geneva for 15 years and is Southeastern Wisconsin’s premier social bicycling club.
b. The TreadHeads are 80 members strong with the majority living and working in LG or the surrounding areas.

D. If the alderman asks about TreadHead trail building experience inform them of our track record:
a. TreadHeads have designed and built two sustainable recreational trail systems in Lake Geneva and assisted building another in Kenosha County.
i. Lake Geneva Canopy Tours Trails: designed and built 8 miles of trail, 8 years old
ii. Grand Geneva Mountain Top Trails: designed and built 7 miles of trail, 7 years old, hosts yearly Wisconsin Off Road Series mountain bike race
iii. Silver Lake Park-Kenosha County: help build 10 miles of trail, 4 years old

E. If the alderman brings up costs for building the trails
a. There will be minimal cost as the TreadHeads will be donating trail design and building costs to the city.

F. Let the alderman know you support the Center Street Park and the $20,000 for the park board budget specifically for the Center St. park
a. You are asking the alderman to support the park trails and budget also.

Alderman contact info (bottom of page): http://www.cityoflakegeneva.com/index.asp…

LG District map: http://626geneva.com/…/…/Aldermanic_Districts_2011_11x17.pdf

LG Resident Member Alderman email:

If you prefer to email your alderman please copy/paste below, insert alderman name, your name, # of years and address as necessary and email to your respective alderman.

Dear Alderman (Insert Alderman Name),

My name is (insert name) and I have lived in and enjoyed the city of Lake Geneva for (insert #) years.

I support the proposed recreational trails in the Center Street Park and the city administrator’s request for $20,000 for the park board budget specifically for use by the Center Street Park.

I ask you to support the trails and budget request.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Regards,
(Insert name)
(Insert address)

Members Outside LG Park Contact Info:

Please copy and paste below into an email, insert name/address where needed and send to LG City Clerk Sabrina Waswo. Sabrina is expecting TreadHead emails. Make sure you fill out the subject Center Street Park proposal. Her email is cityclerk@cityoflakegeneva.com 

Dear City Council,

My name is (insert name) and I live outside the city of Lake Geneva. However, I do spend a tremendous amount of time and disposable income in the city.

I support the proposed recreational trails in the Center Street Park and the city administrator’s request for $20,000 for the park board budget specifically for use by the Center Street Park.

I ask the City Council to support the trails and budget request.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Regards,
(Insert name)
(Insert address)

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