Purchase Of Big Skunk Advanced To Beaver Dam Common Council

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Common Council will decide next month if the city will purchase Big Skunk Island after the question passed out of committee with a neutral vote. The Beaver Dam Lake Development Corporation is offering the one-and-a-half-acre island, that is closed to the public, for one dollar because they want the island to remain publicly-owned. Recent calls to open to the island for public use would result in more costly liability insurance for the lake group; the city by contrast has “recreational immunity.” If the city council approves the purchase of \ next month, the lake group is asking for an easement as part of the offer that allows them to control a shed used for lake maintenance.