City of Lake Mills, Wisconsin

On the shores of Rock Lake

Sandy Beach Project


Below is a presentation that includes the current boat launch and redevelopment configurations for Sandy Beach.  This presentation was given to the Lake Mills Parks Board, Joint Rock Lake Committee, and Rock Lake Improvement Association in May 2019 which were public meetings.  There is also a slide that shows the timeline and other meetings the park concept and boat launch concept were presented at. 
Please keep in mind that absolutely none of this is for sure moving forward.  The boat launch may happen next year depending on a number of factors.  Even if the boat launch concept does get built, the rest of Sandy Beach could remain essentially as-is for a number of years or “forever”.  The proposed redevelopment concepts will cost a lot of money and City Council will need to approve a number of revenue sources (and associated administrative docs and structure) and/or borrowings or financial arrangements to make the improvements shown a reality. 
Also look at:
August 16, 2016 - Council Agenda - Sandy Beach Feasibility Study
January 16, 2018 - Council Agenda 
October 16, 2018 - Additional info and discussion with City Council
December 18, 2018 - City Council Info and Presentation in Video on Boat Launch Concept
January 15, 2019 - More City Council Info on Boat Launch Concept. 
April 2, 2019 - Even More City Council Info on Boat Launch Design Concepts and results of 2 Public Information Meetings held on the concept, presentation in the video. 
August 20, 2019 - Council approved having an archaeological study done at Sandy Beach Park.
January 21, 2020 - Commonwealth Heritage Group presented the Archaeology Study to the City Council.
February 4, 2020 - Council approved the City to request bids for the raze and removal of the Sandy Beach restaurant and Trailer 1A in the Sandy Beach Mobile Home Park.
As you can see, lots of discussion over the last 2-3 years on this area and proposed improvements.  There has also been a lot of newspaper articles on it, including many on the front page, but as you said not everyone reads the paper or pays attention to City Council business.