In 2004, County Road K was upgraded south of Waupaca between Radley Road and Spencer Lake Road. Steps were taken that a number of residents felt were unnecessary. Apparently, notice of this upgrade was posted somewhere but not visible enough for the general public until trees were being cut down and the project was well on its way.
With budgets as tight as they are now, the section of County Road K from Spencer Lake Road to State Highway 22 will probably not be tackled real soon. It is not too early, though, for us to do some serious thinking about the planning. As taxpayers, we have a right to give our thoughts on how this should be done. It does not mean our advice will be taken, but it is far better to have had a chance to give input than later to bemoan the fact that we said nothing. Any age or locality is welcome.
Most of this upgrade is located in the town of Dayton. It also goes through the area of the Red Mill and Parfreyville, well-known to people all over the state and beyond and economically important to the city and county of Waupaca.
Chris Klein, chair of the town of Dayton, has appointed a County Road K Ad Hoc Committee headed up by Bob Van Epps and myself. We will be holding an exploratory meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m., at the Dayton Town Hall. This is not a public hearing. If you have ideas that you want to share, along with pros and cons, this meeting will be your opportunity. We want to stress the sharing. This is not meant to be a chance to argue or criticize the ideas of other people. We want to put everything that anyone is thinking on the table. This committee has no decision-making power, but it does have the people’s voice.
If you cannot make this meeting, put your ideas, with all the pros and cons, in writing. Either drop it in the mail slot at the Dayton Town Hall by Dec. 2, Attention County K Committee, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.