Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association exploring building shelter at Lance Park

Representatives of the Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association shared their vision for building a shelter within Lance Park with Twin Lakes Village Board members Monday night.

The chamber hosts the annual Libertyfest community festival in the park each year. To house concessions and entertainment the chamber rents a tent to keep the event weather proof.

Instead of continuing to rent tents, the chamber is proposing building a more permanent open sided structure in the park, said James Little, a member of the chamber board of directors.

Little and other chamber representatives were at the meeting to get the Village Board’s ideas about where would be a good location for the structure.

“Where does that go?” Little said. “What is a good spot that makes the park better, not just for Libertyfest.” Chamber officials believe the shelter could be used by other groups besides the chamber.

A preliminary sketch for the shelter submitted to the board called for dimensions of 60 feet wide by 90 feet long with 16 foot head room.

The tents of recent years have been pitched in part of the park’s parking lot. Trustee Kevin Fitzgerald said he didn’t like that location for a permanent structure.

“I’m not too fond of a metal pole building with no sides being on our most expensive piece of real estate,” Fitzgerald said. Instead he suggested a natural bowl within the park be explored as a performance space.

Chamber President Wayne Trongeau said he felt the bowl might present accessibility issues and provide a space for people to party that would be difficult for police to patrol. Trongeau is a retired police officer.

Trustee Tom Connolly suggested the board meet with chamber officials at Lance Park. A tentative time and date for that meeting was set for 6 p.m. on April 17. A regular board meeting would normally take place at 6:30 p.m. on that date.




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