So, what will happen to Burlington’s Echo Lake?

The fate of the sparkling mill pond on the edge of the city’s downtown will be determined by a City Council decision on whether to upgrade or remove the dam that creates the lake.

But one thing is certain, the council learned Tuesday. If the lake is retained, it will have to be dredged, which will add to the cost of the dam project.

A story about an engineering firm’s report on Echo Lake is among the top articles in this week’s edition of the Burlington Standard Press.

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Here’s a look at some of the other stories in this week’s edition:

  • CITY OF TRAILS ON HOLD: The City of Burlington isn’t ready to rebrand itself as the “City of Trails” based on a consultant’s report endorsed Tuesday by the Common Council. The council, which has long-discussed moving away from the Chocolate City, USA branding, learned the city should consider adopting a position that is less about marketing Burlington as a place to visit and more about touting it as a good place to live.
  • OUR TOWN: Packed with features on fascinating people and directories with important community information, this year’s edition of Our Town is a must read. It’s included with this week’s Standard Press.
  • FELON POSTS VIDEO OF GUNPLAY TO SOCIAL MEDIA: A Waterford man has been charged with illegally shooting guns at a Burlington residence after investigators found videos of him with the guns posted to his social media. Joseph Iverson, 26, was charged July 6 in Racine County Circuit Court with four counts of possession of a firearm by a felon
  • CONSULTANT: MORE WORK TO DO ON EQUITY: The Mayor’s Task Force on Racism produced encouraging dialog among it’s members, according to a consultant, but he says there is more work to be done to improve inclusion and diversity.
  • OFFICIALS PRAISE OPIOID SETTLEMENT: County officials plan to use funds from a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers for prevention and recovery programs that address the opioid abuse epidemic.
  • THRILL OF VICTORY; AGONY OF DEFEAT: Relive the ups and downs of the state softball tournament in a photo essay from Burlington High School’s recent run to the state semifinal game.