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Dear neighbors and friends:
I hope you’re having a wonderful Labor Day weekend.
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On Tuesday evening, the Common Council will again take up the Meijer proposal to build a 192,000 sq. ft. grocery and department store at the Crossroads. I must report to you that there has been no apparent decisions made at the state and federal level regarding this project and therefore, the items before the Council remain relatively unchanged from past documents. Of interest and importance to you, the neighbor’s is the addition to the Planned Development District (PDD) language requiring installation of a sidewalk on the north side of Puetz road. That item was previously agreed upon but not documented.
Meijer has submitted to the state DOT a site plan that returns the path of Puetz road to meet with the extension west of
I have lobbied all along that the entrance at Puetz be closed. Frankly, the DOT has stopped that possibility and they are unwilling to discuss the matter citing precedent and safety as their reasons for requiring the entrance on Puetz.
I recognize that both supporters and opponents are becoming tired of the endless meetings. I understand that. Throughout the process I have done my best, as has the Common Council to afford everyone who wishes, the opportunity to be heard on the matter. That will be no different Tuesday night during the citizen comment period. I welcome your input.
It’s my expectation that the Council will act on the four Meijer items that fall LATE in the agenda. I encourage you to review the items. Here’s the link to the agenda. It’s a 200 page PDF that will take a bit of time to download. Meijer items begin on page 102.
The details of the PDD and conditions for operations and the site plan begin on page 116.
Also to be discussed at the meeting is installation of water and sewer on
As always, please call with your questions and concerns.
Feel free to forward this e-mail to your friends and neighbors.
Alderman, 1st District