Rocky Wall Productions will be staging eight concerts at City Center Park in Silver Bay starting on July 14th and running through September 1st. This summer’s line up of musicians includes Charlie Parr, Pert Near Sandstone and Pat Donohue and the Prairie Allstars. As in years past, Food Trucks will be present to offer concert goers culinary delights. The concert series offers free entertainment for the whole family.
The Bay Area Historical Society has issued a statement acknowledging that the image of Rocky Taconite is in the public domain. Anyone can use the image as long as it is used in an appropriate and respectful manner.
The Council passed a resolution to move ahead with the MultiModal TrailHead Project. Transportation Alternative Funding in the amount of $600,000 is available for this work.
Joe Rhein, from Bolton & Menk was on hand to present a proposal for a Topographic Survey and Hydraulic Risk Assessment to address water drainage issues along Banks Boulevard, Davis Drive and Outer Drive. The Council approved the proposal. The purpose of the survey is to look at how storm water drains in the area and to determine, given the increased amounts of rainfall and snow melt, how to design improvements into the system to alleviate flood damage to area homes, businesses and roadways. The results of the survey will be presented to the Council prior to a feasibility study and related design work. Lake County will be doing road construction on some ofthese same streets so any work resulting from the survey will need to be coordinated with the County. The survey should be done by the end of May and the Council will revisit the issue at that time to determine the next steps moving forward.
Finally, the Council voted to have the City of Silver Bay join the Lake County Chamber of Commerce.
The next City Council meeting is scheduled for May 15th at 7:00 PM.