Green Lake's new industrial park, located along Highway 23 between Stuart’s Landscaping & Garden Center and the Green Lake Mobile Home Park, features a “for sale” sign as industrial-use land.
Green Lake's new industrial park, located along Highway 23 between Stuart’s Landscaping & Garden Center and the Green Lake Mobile Home Park, features a “for sale” sign as industrial-use land.

   Green Lake’s new industrial park is for sale.

   This time, though, the plots of open land between Stuart’s Landscaping & Garden Center and the Green Lake Mobile Home Park along Highway 23 may be used for purposes other than industrial use.

   The issue was brought up by Ald. Liane Walsh at Tuesday night’s Green Lake City Council meeting.

   “I’m not against industrial businesses coming here, but I feel that ... [if] we’re not going to ever accept a million-plus dollars in infrastructure going in there, that we move on out of there and pick up something maybe else that has some infrastructure already in place and try to sell those lots,” she said.

   Walsh inquired what other council members were thinking about the industrial park.

   “I don’t think we can afford the infrastructure,” Ald. Dusty Walker said.

   “The conundrum we’re in is basically we can’t really afford to do it ourselves and I don’t know that somebody coming in is going to be able to afford to do it either,” Ald. Jon Smick said.

   Read the full story, including the opinion's of other council members regarding the industrial park, in the Sept. 12, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.