While the Village Board has expressed approval for the concept
of a farmers market in downtown Pewaukee, details about charging
the chamber to rent a municipal parking lot still need to be
Village President Jeff Knutson said he thinks having the market
across from Village Hall on Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
before Waterfront Wednesdays would be a great benefit to the
“I am hoping that we can work something out,” he said.
During the Village Board meeting Tuesday, he said the Village
Board proposed a couple of different payment options to the
Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce, which is organizing the farmers
market with Positively Pewaukee. The chamber would like to see
the rental fees waived, but the village would like to recoup
some money for what it will need to spend for the market.
“It is the first year that they are doing it; it is hard to say
how well it is going to do or how many people (will
participate),” he said. “They have a very tight budget, which I
understand, so does the board.”
One of the suggestions is the farmers market could be charged a
certain amount per vendor tent.
Knutson said the matter is in the hands of the farmers market
organizers to determine what they are okay with.
Also at the meeting, there was no discussion of creating a
diagnostic team to study quiet zones for railroad crossings in
the village. The Village Board also decided to wait until April
to appoint a new person to the Plan Commission when more than
one candidate could be considered.