By Adam Wise A missing fire wall between a public assembly area and vehicle repair garage is forcing the village of Suamico to fork out $5,600 about seven months after the completion of a $5.6 million Municipal Services Center. The ...Read More »
By Joe Lanane Municipalities postponing paying off the debt of their development districts are sacrificing some flexibility to change project plans for the properties. State law now can grant extensions as long as 40 years to repay the loans for ...Read More »
By Marie Rohde The Pabst Farms developer slashed its property tax bill this year by planting crops on 145 acres planned for commercial development, despite restrictions banning farming. Oconomowoc City Administrator Diane Gard acknowledged the agreement between the city and ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder A Wisconsin lawmaker is easing some of the requirements in his green building bill making its way through the state Capitol. But the changes may not go far enough to gain some municipal groups’ support. State Rep. ...
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By Sean Ryan The detention pond design municipal officials say is the cheapest way to satisfy state requirements would be outlawed under the latest proposed runoff rules. “You just start adding things up higher and higher if you don’t have ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Even if a city finds a way to save money on emergency services, a month-old state law won’t let it happen. The law means local construction projects likely will suffer as county and municipal governments craft their ...Read More »