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Waterfront project stirs up controversy in Wellington

Posted at 7:10 PM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 19:17:09-05

A stretch of shoreline along Lake Wellington is generating a variety of ideas that hope to create a new town center for residents.

"This has always been designed to be the center of Wellington,” says Wellington councilman Michael Napoleone.

"I do like the idea of a large gathering spot for the public,” says Wellington Mayor Anne Gerwig.

They’re talking about the property along the lake near the village’s community center.

The mayor doesn’t like at least one idea that would create some type of water activity on the lake.

"We had a pediatrician that sent an email in about just bacteria that can be in the water and open cut can get infected with these unusual bacteria,” Gerwig says.

Councilman Napoleone however says that while no one should be swimming in Lake Wellington, all ideas should be considered.

"We've always talked about a boardwalk along the lake like a promenade because i think it would be great to move green market from parking lot over to the lakefront area and move the food trucks to the lakefront area."