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Groundbreaking held for new Oconomowoc community center

"I couldn't think of a better way to spend the day," joked Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas as he and others tried to stay dry on a soggy Friday afternoon in Oconomowoc. The city held the ceremonial groundbreaking for its new community center despite the inclement weather.

Mayor Jim Daley used the ceremony as a opportunity to make an analogy on the city's recent progress. While he joked he could not find any Divine inspiration behind rain at a groundbreaking ceremony he said the rain could be a metaphor for the economic storm everyone is weathering.

"We're moving through it. This is just the first step in many more dominoes to follow," Daley said of city projects.

Construction on the $4.5 million center is expected to be complete by fall. It will be 20,000 square feet and three-levels on the shore of Lac La Belle. The main level will offer recreation programs like dance, aerobics and yoga and have staff offices.

The lower level, accessible from the lake side, will have a concession area and restrooms and the second floor will have a small kitchen for the senior meal program and be available for groups community groups to use as a meeting place.

 

Pictured (from left) Aldermen Jimi Hall, Lora Mae Cochrane and Mike Miller, Mayor Jim Daley, Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, Parks and Recreation Committee President Joe Moroni and Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department Director John Kelliher at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new community center held Friday, March 23.

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