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Oak Creek to consider Bicycle track, flea market tonight

Zach Fridell

— The town of Oak Creek will have a chance to improve two public spaces and promote youth-friendly activities, and both items are on the agenda for tonight's regular meeting.

The town is considering the creation of a bicycle track on public land and a summer flea market at the Oak Creek Ice Rink.

For the bicycle track, envisioned as a pump and BMX track on public land near the Willow Bend neighborhood, the primary question is insurance, Trustee Bernie Gagne said.

"We did sort of a straw poll, and we definitely support that activity — it goes in line with supporting things for the youth to do in town, and the public in general," he said. "We're trying to boost public involvement and create venues for sports or other recreational activities."

The town plans to discuss its insurance options and liabilities, along with the details of the track, at tonight's meeting.

Trustee Chuck Wisecup said the town has had BMX tracks in the past that have proved popular with young riders, and he's interested in getting a new track started.

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The summer flea market is another idea the town has considered several times at past meetings, and trustees again will discuss creating the market at the Oak Creek Ice Rink during summer months. That's near the new Oak Creek Community Garden, a project by residents with build days scheduled for this weekend.

Wisecup also requested that the town reconsider a municipal ordinance prohibiting recreational vehicles from parking in mobile home parks for more than 15 days. Wisecup said the fire mitigation leader he hired for the summer would like to stay in the mobile home park but was turned away because of the local law.

Wisecup said people arriving to work at Stagecoach Reservoir also could benefit from an extension.

"I don't see any reason not to, my personal opinion," he said.

If you go

What: Oak Creek Town Board meeting

When: 7 p.m. today

Where: Oak Creek Town Hall

The agenda will include speaker P.K. Baldwin, addressing the Oak Creek Sinclair, and business items including discussion of a pump and BMX track and a summer flea market at the Oak Creek Ice Rink.

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