E-mail Draws Concern As Group Opposed To Lakeside Park Plan Awaits Judge’s Decision

A local group opposed to certain improvements planned for Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac, is now voicing their concern for an email that has surfaced from last fall. The email exchange in question features discussion between Josh Musack, from the City of Fond du Lac who is also a member of the Lakeside Forward management team, to other city staff members.

The email was dated October 19, 2020 and refers to a conversation Musack had with members of the Johnson Consulting team, the firm hired to complete a feasibility study on Lakeside Park Master Plan for the city. In the email, Musack writes “They (Johnson Consulting) are planning on presenting this to council on the 11th of November. Their recommendation for next steps are that they will send me a draft report to share with City staff about a week in advance of the presentation.” Musack goes on to say that feedback regarding questions or concerns will be welcomed by Johnson staff, and that Johnson Consulting “will adjust as necessary.” Of particular interest is the fact that Johnson Consulting, had ranked their preference of where to located the proposed restaurant and potential amphitheater:

  • Locate both new features at the Saputo site
  • Locate the amphitheater at Saputo and build the restaurant as far away from the lighthouse as you can while maintaining a pedestrian connection to the harbor (essentially moving it closer to the pavilion).
  • Locate the amphitheater at Saputo and build the restaurant as proposed in the AMP(alternative master plan).

Winnebago County Judge Teresa Basiliere is set to give her decision Friday, March 5 regarding the temporary injunction that was filed by Friends of Lakeside Park.