A joint public hearing was held Wednesday 23, 2017 at 6:30 PM at Bradford High School in Kenosha, Wisconsin with officials from the Village of Somers, City of Kenosha, and Town of Paris regarding the proposed 2017 CITY OF KENOSHA/VILLAGE OF SOMERS/TOWN OF SOMERS/TOWN OF PARIS/COUNTY OF KENOSHA/KENOSHA WATER UTILITY/VILLAGE OF SOMERS WATER UTILITY/VILLAGE OF SOMERS SEWERAGE DISTRICT/COUNTY HIGHWAY COMMISSIONER COOPERATIVE PLAN AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT UNDER SECTIONS 66.0301, 66.0305, and 66.0307, WISCONSIN STATUTES.
Click here to view the current draft of the proposed Agreement dated August 15, 2017.
Following the hearing, the approval process will continue. Written public comments may continue to be accepted by the three municipalities concerning the proposed Agreement for a period of twenty (20) days. The comments, which were received at the public hearing, together with any written comments will then be packaged up with the Agreement and sent to the Wisconsin Department of Administration.
There is a 60-day period before the plan can be submitted to the Department of Administration for final approval. That 60-day period begins August 24, 2017, meaning that the first day which it could be submitted would be October 23, 2017. After the 20-day comment period has elapsed, each of the municipalities can adopt a final version of the plan. We anticipate a rapid approval by the Department of Administration since they have already reviewed and commented on the plan and we have made minor revisions in accordance with those comments as suggested by the Department of Administration. Approval in early November is expected.
Village President, George Stoner, made the following opening comment at the hearing:
Village of Somers Trustees
Hearing on August 23, 2017 at Bradford High School, Kenosha, Wisconsin