OzCo Bike Trail: Say No to Snow!
The Ozaukee County Interurban Trail is a treasured asset for those of us who value staying active year-round. In these days of COVID, fresh air and regular activity is absolutely critical to our physical & mental well-being. OzCo’s rural citizens rely on the Trail year round for walking, jogging, and dog-walking.
Concerning the rural stretch of Trail starting at Port Washington’s northern boundary and extending north to the City of Belgium, OzCo County Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for oversight & maintenance of the trail. (Note, the City of Port maintains their in-city section of the Trail separately.)
Parks & Rec’s budget for the 2020-21 Winter months did NOT include funds for snow removal on the Port-to-Belgium section of Trail, and it remained unused and impassable from December through mid-March. (There was also no visual indication the Trail was being used by skiers during that time.)
Efforts by this Petition’s organizer to request Parks & Rec to remove snow and make the Trail passable this winter were unsuccessful primarily due to OzCo Park & Rec’s budget limitations for this seaso.
By signing this Petition, you join in a demand that Ozaukee County Parks & Rec should take any and all actions necessary to structure their fiscal Budget to include allocated funds adequate to remove, or have removed, and keep clear all significant snow accumulation on the Port-to-Belgium Trail in the 2021-22 winter months, and also in winter months in years beyond 2022.