JACKSON — For
village officials here, it was a two-meeting night Thursday.
commission held a brief meeting first.
gave approval pending action by the Village Board to an amendment
for a planned unit development to allow JHB Design & Construct LLC
of West Bend to relocate offices to an existing building at W208
N16710 Center St.
company owner, brought samples of the material he plans to reface
the 9,000-square-foot building with — a shade of beige with red
occupancy permit application Bagley filed with the village states
the building will be used for office space only, with “storage in
the rest of the building for tools and equipment,” while noting an
“outside enclosure will be used for media blasting.”
It was the
latter activity that Plan Commissioner Peter Habel asked for
clarification about. He was concerned how the sound would be dealt
“We’ll be using
a block system that will deaden the sound a lot,” Bagley said.
The hours of
operation on the application state the business will be open from 7
a.m.-5 p.m. but Bagley said at his West Bend location, the media
blasting often shuts down earlier in the afternoon.
In a letter
from Bagley accompanying his application, he explained that his
business buys and sells used equipment and “for this I have a media
blasting area to clean up the equipment.”
enclosure would be added to the existing building and would have
“block system walls that are 2 feet thick to suppress sound and
dust,” according to his letter.
commissioners also approved temporary signage for Midwest Vapor Pro,
LLC, W213 N16806 Industrial Drive, Suite B, which will be
celebrating its grand opening at 10 a.m. Sunday with a cookout and
car show, according to owner Troy Salazar, who was in the audience.
page notes the business is a “lounge and electronics store,” that is
“committed to superior customer service paralleled by a comfortable
and friendly environment to take care of your vaping needs.”
meeting of the evening brought the village board members together
for a brief budget workshop.
Administrator John Walther told the board “it’s been an interesting
budget year,” but with the board’s direction to maintain the current
tax rate, the budget for 2016 maintains the status quo.
That’s not to
say they are not unknowns out there, Walther said.
The village is
involved in a lawsuit with the town of Jackson over the attachment
of more than 200 properties to the village as part of a
revenue-sharing agreement and cooperative boundary plan created in
If the suit is
decided in the village’s favor, it would add several miles of road
to the village, which need to be salted, plowed and maintained.
budget figure up in the air also involves the town of Jackson.
In July 2014, an
ad hoc committee made up of town and village representatives worked
out and agreed to a formula for the operational maintenance based on
population for the Jackson Area Community Center and arrived at a
figure for this year of more than $70,000.
“We do not know
if the town plans on honoring their commitment for that amount,”
The village tax
rate should remain the same as last year, at $8.37 per $1,000 of
property value, Walther said.
A public hearing
on the village’s proposed budget will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at
the Village Hall, N168 W20733 Main St., Jackson.
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