Town Board OKs permit for trucking company
J Transport not bothered by possible floodplain changes
By AMANDA VOSS - Daily News
TOWN OF POLK — Town Board
members approved a preliminary site plan and business use permit
for Double J Transport trucking company during their Town Board
meeting Tuesday night.
The Double J Transport trucking company will be on the southwest
corner of Sherman Road and Highway P.
Town Chairman Albert Schulteis asked Treasurer Tracy Groth if
there were conditions.
“Not for this preliminary site plan,” Groth said.
When Town Board members were discussing the business use permit,
Schulteis said the county might redo the floodplains near the
site and there may be an issue. He said it didn’t seem to bother
the buyer or the seller.
After the meeting, Schulteis said this is preliminary and Double
J Transport will come back with a final plan.
“They wanted to know from us if we were going to have any
objections to their coming in our area and there were none. The
site is fine for it,” Schulteis said.
He said Double J Transport will need to get approval from the
county and they will come back before the Town Board.
Board opposes petition to close rail crossing
Town Board members approved a resolution that opposes a petition
submitted to Commissioner of Railroads by Wisconsin and Southern
Railroad and Wisconsin Central Railroad to close a rail crossing
on Fond du Lac Drive.
On Feb. 27, a state hearing examiner denied two railroads’
petition to close a rail crossing in the town of Polk.
The Daily News reported March 3 Wisconsin and Southern Railroad
and Wisconsin Central Ltd. wanted to close the Fond du Lac Drive
crossing because of safety concerns.
The ruling will be final after a 15-day comment period ends
“They did find in our favor,” Schulteis said at the Town Board
meeting. “Only this is preliminary and now it’s got to go to the
Railroad Commissioner’s Office.”
“So we have a number of residents and businesses that have sent
letters to the Commissioner’s Office and this (the resolution)
is just one more thing to back ourselves up,” he added.