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0648, 28 Nov 17

Two People Attend Public Input Session about West Bend Transportation

I’m going to suggest that the people of West Bend are not so outraged by the road conditions in the city that they are clamoring for a tax increase.

Nov. 28, 2017 – West Bend, WI – There were two people in attendance at Monday night’s public session to discuss an upcoming advisory referendum on road repair in West Bend.

“We had only two people show up – a married couple and they were not in favor of a wheel tax,” said Dist. 5 alderman Rich Kasten. “They had concerns about their own street; he wanted to have it repaired, she wanted to wait.”

There will be two more public sessions for neighbors in West Bend to provide input on the roads as well as the advisory referendum.

*   Thursday, Nov. 30 – Coffee in the Police Department classroom, 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. featuring a condition of West Bend city streets round table discussion with Dist. 5 alderman and Long Range Planning committee chair Rich Kasten, City Engineer Max Marechal, and City Administrator Jay Shambeau. The Police Department classroom is the first door on the right after entering West Bend City Hall, 1115 S. Main Street.

*   Dec. 18, 2017 – City Council listening session before a regular council meeting 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

“I am hoping these listening sessions will provide information with regard to both road conditions and the options we can consider – from staying the course to increased borrowing scenarios,” said Kasten.


0648, 28 November 2017

1 Comment

  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    We had 3 people for Village of Kewaskum budget hearing last night, 2 of which were Village employees.    Granted, we passed a fiscally responsible budget plan, with inclusions for road repair/projects, and other needed project repair, as well as a possible $50K allocation for fiscal damaging stormwater mandates from state and federal authorities.   The mill rate for Village is going up only .13, or about .6% and most of that is from the School district referendum the district voted for and increases from Moraine Park.

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