OCONOMOWOC - After
dropping its lawsuit against the city of Oconomowoc because the
Common Council initially denied a Kwik Trip in the Pabst Farms
Development, attorneys for the development have officially
withdrawn their notice of claim with the city that had possibly
been seeking $20 million in damages.
attorney with the firm, first filed the claim in late August,
claiming an alleged bias by one or more of the council members.
looks forward to restoring the excellent relationship that
existed between the city and Pabst Farms before the Kwik Trip
episode,” Axelrod said Tuesday. “We hope that the withdrawal of
the Pabst Farms claim will help restore that relationship.”
The claim had
stated the Kwik Trip representatives spent around $80,000 in
pursuing the permits and “seeing this result ... other potential
partners, which otherwise would have worked with Pabst Farms in
bringing further retail establishments to the city, will likely
back out of such development projects,” which had been the
reason for requesting $20 million for “consequential damages.”
voted again on the proposed Kwik-Trip on Oct. 15, approving it.
Daley said the attorneys’ action is a very positive step
“The city is
continuing to work in partnership with Pabst Farms and trying to
get the best overall projects to be presented for the community
to make a decision. ... This can only help us to move forward in
a more positive manner,” Daley said.
Supercenter and Sam’s Club store were proposed for the Pabst
Farms Town Centre, although as of Tuesday, Daley said that no
plans have been submitted to the city for either project.
representatives were unable to comment by deadline.