Webster Park in Allouez investigating break-in
By Rich Palzewic
ALLOUEZ – At its May 4 virtual meeting, the Allouez village board heard from Parks, Recreation and Forestry Director Chris Clark on a recent break-in at Webster Park, located at 2111 Jourdain Lane.
“The individuals broke into the baseball concessions stand and stole some candy and other concessions the group had in there,” Clark said. “They didn’t do much damage to the facility, but the door needs to be replaced.”
He said the Brown County Sherriff’s Office is investigating the incident, which occurred on a Saturday night in late April.
“We are in the process of obtaining some security cameras to install at that facility,” said Clark. “We were hoping to already have those cameras in place, but unfortunately, this is the second time someone has broken in during the last six months – we were not expecting that. We will get those installed for any future incidents.”
In other news, Robinson Hill, located at South Jackson Street and South Van Buren Street, generally bordered by Catherine Street to the north and Allouez Terrace to the south has been entered in the National Register of Historic Places by the Secretary of the Interior and listed in the State Register of Historic Places by the State Historic Preservation Office.
With the designation, the property is entitled to the benefits and protections of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.
It will receive limited protection from encroachments by federal, state-assisted or licensed projects or state facilities development projects.
It may also be eligible to apply for matching grants for research, restoration, acquisition or stabilization.
“Certain tax incentives are available to depreciable properties listed in the State Register or the National Register,” said board President Jim Rafter. “It’s a great thing to have another piece of Allouez preserved. Thank you to everyone for their hard work in getting this done.”