Kathleen Engelman and Woody Syverson study drawings as MSA Project Leader John Langhans explains improvements.


The City of Mauston is moving forward with its Mansion Street and Riverside Park improvement project.  Tuesday evening affected property owners and the public were invited to the second public informational meeting at City Hall.  The under-utilized Riverside park will have an upgraded fishing pier, boat ramp, and shelter and a new open air plaza area.  The project includes two new municipal parking lots, proposed street lighting, a new sidewalk, a river walk, and reconstruction of Hickory and Mansion Street.  Mauston Mayor Brian McGuire said, “The City wants to improve Mansion Street this year and add parking to help minimize the impact on downtown businesses when the State  D.O.T. reconstructs Highway 12/16 in 2015.”  Bid openings are scheduled for March 21st, 2013 with construction to begin by mid-April.  The 2.5-2.6-million dollar project is funded in part with grant money, $700,000, and the balance being paid by City of Mauston TID financing.


Mauston City Administrator Nathan Thiel and Mauston Fire Chief Kim Hale give Council members a tour of the new fire truck Tuesday evening.