10/25/17 – The Horicon Phoenix Club has cleared the highest hurdle in its efforts to restore the century-old pavilion at Discher Park. The City Council Tuesday night have final approval to phase one plans after being presented with three bids at their committee of the whole meeting earlier this month. DB Reese Builders will fix the foundation and roofing along with installing accessibility ramps at a cost of $46-thousand dollars. No taxpayer dollars will be used as the group has raised over $39-thousand dollars so far and is still accepting donations. Horicon Phoenix Club Secretary Lahnie Neu says the focus now turns to Phase Two, which city officials want to see in place by February and involves window replacement and a good paint job. Neu is conservatively estimating the costs of Phase Two at around $20-thousand dollars. She credits donations and volunteers for helping the non-profit reach its goal and preserve a piece of Horicon’s history.
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