Last Thursday Mountain Outfitters unveiled a new workstand in the courtyard behind the shop in downtown West Bend. The workstand features a variety of tools that can be used for minor repairs and adjustments.
On Monday the Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry and a private contractor sealed numerous cracks in the Eisenbahn State Trail throughout West Bend. When the city decided to pave its section of the trail, it took over all maintenance responsibilities from the county. Paving was more expensive up front, but asphalt is cheaper to maintain than the crushed gravel surface you’ll find on the rest of the trail. Hard to believe, I know, but true.
And sidewalk construction has begun along River Road south of the high school, a tangible benefit from 2014 Resolution 66. When the sidewalk is complete, hopefully we’ll see more students choosing to ride bikes or walk to school.