Posted on Aug 16, 2017
In April the project had a setback when the construction bids came back $800,000 higher than the $3.2 million dollar budget. The Loop the Lake supporters as well as the cities of Neenah and Menasha have some ideas to close the gap.
A little background, the original $3.2 million budget comprised of $1.6 million coming from a state grant, $1 million from private donations, and $300,000 each from Neenah and Menasha.
The last time I was at the Neenah Farmer’s Market the Future Neenah sign showed that they have almost reached their $1 million dollar goal. They are still collecting tax deductible donations, contact Future Neenah for more information.
According to the Appleton Post-Crescent, “Neenah and Menasha leaders worked with state lawmakers to include and an additional $400,000 in the 2017-19 state budget.”
They are still waiting for the bill to pass…
The rest of the gap will need to be filled with a combination of additional donations and local funds. When the funding is in place the construction can begin, hopefully spring of 2018.