A newly appointed ad hoc committee is seeking public input about a future road project in the town.
Town Chairman Chris Klein appointed town residents Jane Haasch and Bob Van Epps to head up the advisory committee.
The topic of their meetings will be County Trunk K, from Spencer Lake Road north to the intersection at State Highway 22.
Haasch said Waupaca County has not yet scheduled the project and that options, including pros and cons, will be discussed at the committee’s first meeting.
That meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Dayton Town Hall.
“We feel the need to get suggestions on the table. Anyone can come who is interested. You don’t have to live in Dayton to come,” she said.
Haasch said if someone cannot attend the Dec. 6 meeting but wishes to give input, ideas can be written down and placed in the town hall’s mail slot, at the attention to the County Trunk K Ad Hoc Committee.
People may also send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A second meeting is scheduled at the town hall at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20. County Highway Commissioner Dean Steingraber will attend it.
Haasch said that when she worked on Dayton’s Smart Growth plan, two of the biggest topics of discussion were preservation of the land and keeping the town’s rural character.
“That has a lot to do with County K,” she said, noting that the project will include the Red Mill area.
Van Epps said, “I am directly affected by the millpond and the old landfill and am keenly interested in the long-range growth of the area. I would also like to maintain the rural character of the area.”
He said for years, he has been involved in trying to establish an alternate transportation mode in the area. “The most cost effective and sensible is to establish off-the-road bike trails,” he said. “People need to look 20 years in the future for what we want for our children and grandchildren.”