Public opposition and the withdrawal of a private cash donation will mean no dog park in the Village of Ephraim. That decision came Thursday during a meeting of the Physical Facilities and Utilities Committee. Jerry and Pam Okarma offered to donate money to build the dog park on village property on German Road. The lack of a future maintenance plan for the park and residents' letters raising concerns about safety and traffic issues led Jerry Okarma to reconsider his offer.
Committee members, however, did not rule out the possibility of a future dog park in Ephraim.