Green Lake city leaders are considering paying $7,500 to split the cost of a feasibility study for future redevelopment of the Green Lake County facilities downtown.
A decision is expected to come at the monthly Common Council meeting Monday.
Green Lake city leaders discussed the idea at the Committee of the Whole meeting this week, with positive feedback. Mayor Chuck Mirr expressed support, saying $7,500 is reasonable for a needed study.
Ald. Martha Janz — who in August urged her fellow city leaders to stay out of the issue since it’s county property — said she has since changed her mind.
“[The former courthouse] is a huge part of what’s going to happen to downtown Green Lake,” Janz said.
The county has given out “requests for proposals” to redevelop the downtown site, but the efforts have been met with crickets, even after an extended deadline. No new proposals have been submitted.
Recently a group of downtown experts, along with city and county leaders, toured the site and analyzed the facilities.
“It came out of that meeting that probably the next step would be to have a feasibility study done,” City Clerk Barb Dugenske said.