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Parking fees at La Crosse boat landings may rise soon

Brad Williams

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Boat owners could spend more money soon to get access to La Crosse’s boat landings. 

Increases in parking fees at the landings go before the city council for a vote on Thursday. 

Dan Trussoni of the La Crosse park department says the city wants to be sure the landings and parking areas are nice for many visiting fishermen who come to the region for tournaments.    

The existing $15 season pass for using a boat landing would be increased by $7. 

Under the plan, a day pass would be $7, going up $2 from the current fee.  

Trussoni has heard comments that the East Copeland boat landing is “on borrowed time,” and it could cost $300,000 to replace.

Besides increasing the fees, the park department has planned upgrades in the permit process, including automated pay stations at the landings.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.