Treyton’s Field of Dreams moves forward

Council grants easement to We Energies; grand opening set for Oct. 4

By Dave Fidlin

Plans for the much-anticipated Treyton’s Field of Dreams development moved one step closer to reality, following a recent decision by the Whitewater Common Council.

City officials on Aug. 5 adopted a resolution and undertook the technical measure of granting local utility We Energies an easement. The maneuver will ensure the amenity has adequate electrical service when the lights are turned on to aspiring ball players this fall.

The 100-seat Treyton’s Field of Dreams baseball field is to be located next to Starin Park, 504 W. Starin Road. The amenity is in honor of Treyton Kilar, who died nearly four years ago in a car crash. At the time, Kilar was 6 years old.

A grand opening for Treyton’s Field of Dreams has been set for Saturday, Oct. 4.  In the next month-and-a-half, crews will be undertaking a number of projects, including installing the seating area, laying sod and putting the finishing touches on the dugout area.

In other business Aug. 5, the Whitewater Common Council:

• Adopted a resolution that gave the city permission to enter into a storm sewer easement agreement with property owners Gregory and Kristine Meyer, who own a home in the 200 block of Woodland Drive.

City Attorney Wallace McDonnell said the easement was an important mechanism in correcting frequent flooding in the area;

• Approved rezoning requests made by two property owners: Russell Walker and John Tincher, 268 S. Prairie St., and Ben and Anne McCready, 727 Center St.

In both instances, the property owners sought a residential overlay zoning classification, which raises the threshold on the number of unrelated persons living within a home from three to six;

• Approved an agreement between the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and Downtown Whitewater Inc.

The document gives the two parties the ability to work with the National Trust for Historic Preservation toward planning, managing and implementing programs aimed at revitalizing the city’s downtown commercial corridor.

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