— When aldermen head to their Common Council meeting on Tuesday,
they will be asked to consider two land use proposals from their
fellow council members.
the first proposal, which is being pitched by Alderwomen Kathleen
Cummings and Cassie Rodriguez, the council will be asked to
consider closing by April 15 the revenue-rich tax incremental
financing district that created The Shoppes at Fox River.
as TIF #14, the taxing district had been proposed to help fund the
construction of a baseball stadium and soccer field complex at
Mindiola Park. Now that the stadium plan has been abandoned,
Cummings would like to see the TIF closed and the tax revenue it
is now capable of generating distributed to the city and its
overlying taxing bodies.
of the TIF district could provide the city as much as $1.25
million and reduce the borrowing for the city’s $27 million City
Hall project, Cummings has said.
Finance Director Rich Abbot has said that while the city could
close TIF#14 by April 15, it might take about six months for the
overlying taxing bodies to receive any funds. If the TIF were to
close by April 15, Abbot said the city could receive $1.16
million, not $1.25 million.
remaining funds would be split amongst the other taxing bodies,
with the county receiving $214,138; the School District of
Waukesha receiving $883,774; and Waukesha County Technical College
receiving $40,788, he said.
other items, aldermen will be asked to review a proposed storage
ordinance that would ban most storage from front yards, with the
exception of temporary trash removal receptacles like Bagsters,
and create restrictions for how residents can store items in their
back and side yards.
pitched by former 13th District Alderman Andy Reiland, the
proposal is designed to give the city the ability to enforce
nuisance violations that don’t fall under its vehicle or junk
ordinances. City Attorney Brian Running and the measure’s
current sponsor — outgoing 8th District Alderman Vance Skinner
— have noted that the restrictions, which are directed at
residential areas, were born out of resident complaints and input
from city staff.
Common Council is slated to meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at City
Hall, 201 Delafield St.
Monday night’s Redevelopment Authority (RDA) meeting, members
will begin poring over proposals submitted for the 3.38-acre
collection of properties across from City Hall on Delafield
Street. The city purchased the properties in March 2018 for
$550,000, and asked developers to submit plans for residential and
mixed-use developments there.
RDA meets at 6 p.m. on Monday in Room 207 at City Hall.