Wednesday, January 17, 2007

City of Brookfield Just Wants the Land

Well, not just "the land." The City wants the whole damn thing--including the TAX REVENUES.

(Of course, they'll install Bloomberg Sidewalks at a slight additional cost.)

Town Supervisors held out the carrot of free fire service to the City of Brookfield's southwest side Tuesday night in requesting a joint meeting between the Town Board and city aldermen to renew negotiations over cooperating on fire service.

In making the offer, supervisors accused city staff of mischaracterizing negotiations about regional cooperation and raised questions about the city's plan to relocate two fire stations at a cost of more than $4 million

Town Supervisors expressed particular frustration at a handout given to city residents at a public hearing last week. It indicated that town officials refused proposals for cooperation on fire services.

Town Attorney James Hammes was more blunt. "Some of these points are absolutely false," said Hammes, pointing at the handout.

The City has been playing games with the Township for several years, under several different Mayors.

There's never been a doubt that the City covets the land (and revenues.) The City spends a lot of money--building monument-offices e.g.--and there's a lot of revenue available on Bluemound Road.

One wonders how long it will take before Town residents will be subject to the tender administration of the City's growing and prosperous bureaucracy (and popinjay municipal judge.)

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