FYI. They are floating the idea of a wheel tax for West Bend. It might be worth West Bend residents’ time to voice your opinion on that before recommendations get to the council.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEST BEND – A transportation committee created by the West Bend Common Council will gather public input next Monday evening as part of its assessment of transportation funding. District 5 Alderman Rich Kasten, who chairs the committee, announced that the hearing will be held in the council chambers at city hall, 1115 S. Main Street, beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 10.
“The committee has reviewed street condition data and the methods used to prioritize street repairs and maintenance schedules while also looking at comparable communities,” said Ald. Kasten. “The purpose of this meeting is to give the public an opportunity to let the committee know whether or not significant changes to the city’s efforts are warranted.”
The city engineer’s office will provide information on the current means of identifying roads needing improvements and a history of funding levels. The city has increased the amount it funds roads over the past several years.
“Investing in street upkeep has been a priority for the common council,” said Kasten. “But it’s also an expensive priority and one that can’t keep up with the needs.”
The committee also expects to conduct an online poll this year before finalizing its report and submitting to the common council.
For more information, contact:
T.J. Justice |