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Dec 26, 2018

High court to hear dispute over city’s annexation of land for sand mine

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will be kicking off 2019 with a lineup of oral arguments that includes a dispute between a city and town over whether the land for a sand mine was properly annexed.

May 28, 2010

Policy dispute puts development on hold

By Paul Snyder Elected municipal leaders, not an appointed commission, should determine where and how cities grow in Wisconsin, according to Verona’s director of planning and development. “That decision, for […]

Apr 16, 2010

Editorial cartoon

Apr 12, 2010

Dane County planners challenge Verona annexation

By Paul Snyder Verona’s promise to exceed state requirements for storm water retention is not good enough for Dane County planners who want the city to be perfect if it […]

Feb 19, 2010

Annexation bill defies dictionary

By Chris Thompson


With one word, state Rep. Andy Jorgensen succeeds and fails in calming the annexation anxiety in towns and municipalities.

Feb 18, 2010

Annexation bill divides towns, municipalities

By Paul Snyder Veterans of the annexation battles between towns and municipalities are split over a bill that would define the rules of engagement. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. […]

Oct 6, 2009

Town, city of Milton find border peace

Paul Snyder [email protected] Trust is elusive in relationships between towns and their neighboring cities and villages. Lack of trust between the city of Eau Claire and the seven surrounding towns […]

Sep 17, 2009

Developer skips town, loses $250,000

Sean Ryan [email protected] As the town of Waukesha gets smaller, so too could the pocketbooks of developers who seek annexation into the neighboring city of Waukesha. An appeals court Wednesday […]

May 21, 2009

Towns seek more control over annexation

Paul Snyder [email protected] A bill designed to level the playing field when it comes to annexation among towns, villages and cities might also prolong already lengthy waiting periods for development. […]

May 6, 2009

DeForest, Windsor battle puts developments on hold

Paul Snyder [email protected] A property dispute between the village of DeForest and the town of Windsor is testing the patience of developers proposing projects for the area. “That element is […]


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