The following item by Nick Halter was published in a recent issue of the Southwest Journal:
SWIMMING DOCK SUCCESS MEANS EXPANSION TO CEDAR, NOKOMIS
After much fanfare last summer at the new swimming docks at lakes Calhoun, Harriet and Nokomis, the Park Board has allocated more money in its 2012 budget to add two more docks.
Park Board President John Erwin said park users can expect a swimming dock at Cedar Lake as well as a second dock at Lake Nokomis next summer.
The docks cost about $7,000 each. The Park Board voted to add the Nokomis dock at a budget mark-up session Dec. 7. The Cedar Lake dock was not added in that mark-up, but Erwin said he’s certain it will be funded in time for the 2012 beach season.