By Tim Kowols
Traffic was busy throughout the peninsula over the Memorial Day weekend, making close parking spots for visitors and residents alike a luxury instead of a guarantee. The village of Sister Bay conducted a parking and traffic study in its downtown during the holiday after recently having 48 spots get added recently and it is the start of its first full season in a couple years without construction work on Highway 42. Village Administrator Zeke Jackson says its newly formed Parking and Traffic Committee is considering a lot when it comes to addressing the congestion.
Sister Bay officials are waiting on the results of a wetlands delineation survey to see if a portion of a seven-acre lot of land owned by the village could be used for additional parking, which could lead to as many as 300 new spots.