A proposed waterfront restaurant crossed a city hurdle and could open on Bayview Court in Green Lake next year, but some neighbors aren’t happy with the current plans.

The city’s Plan Commission approved applications for a conditional use permit and site plan Monday for 477 Bayview Court and 477 Lake St. for owners Chris Barbin and Lori Csaszar.

The proposal, a Dartford Bay restaurant the owners call “ThunderBoss,” was met with both enthusiasm and skepticism by a standing-room-only crowd inside of Green Lake City Hall’s modest council room.

The two-hour-plus hearing and meeting began with a presentation by Barbin, who stated that the updated plan for the property would not include vehicular traffic coming to the restaurant via Bayview Court.

Potential patrons would be able to park on the Bayview Court property by using the adjacent Lake Street lot or utilize the lake itself and an expanded wharf Barbin and Csaszar will donate to connect the Bayview property with Deacon Mills Park. ...

Before the commission reached its decision, numerous individuals spoke for and against the plan as laid out by Barbin and Csaszar.

With some bearing stickers reading “I Support ThunderBoss,” 10 proponents of the plan, including local business owners and professionals, highlighted the economic gain and local attraction the restaurant could have. ...

The six people who expressed their concerns to the commission over the plan each are residents of Bayview Court or Lake Street or a representative of a resident.

Read the full story, including comments from residents, in the Oct. 5, 2017 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.