Silver Beach Road may get paved yet

By 
MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press staff

That unpaved portion of Silver Beach Road that heads into the Village of Belgium’s industrial park could get paved if the town is awarded a grant to help pay for the project.

The gravel portion is in the town and would have to be annexed for the village to do the work.

But the Town Board on Dec. 6 agreed to apply for a Town Road Improvement grant that could pay as much as 90% of the cost. The town would pay the rest, then ask the village to pay back its portion.

“It’s not going to cost anything to apply. I think it’s foolish not to try anything,” Chairman Tom Winker said.

The Belgium Area Chamber of Commerce had strongly encouraged the village to apply for a grant to do the work last year, but the town, which was applying for a grant for a different project, didn’t go along with the idea.

The Silver Beach Road Committee was formed and it determined, after months of study, that the village wasn’t in financial position to pay for the project since it would approach its debt limit.

The project is slated to cost $4.2 million.

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