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Stoughton City Council Considers Walmart Agreement PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Buzz Davis, Stoughton   
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 16:12

walmartWalMart has demanded that the city enter an agreement with their company to provide $5 million, or possibly more, in TIF monies for it's proposed structure. Stoughton Forward asks the city council to table the Developer's Agreement until the city consults with their TIF experts.


STOUGHTON, WI - Stoughton Forward requested the city attorney to review proposed actions by the Common Council of the City of Stoughton relating to the Kettle Park West development in light of the requirements of the Wisconsin statutes regarding TIF districts.

WalMart has now demanded that the city enter an agreement with their company to provide $5 million, or possibly more, in TIF monies for the public infra-structure that is required for the first phase of the development which is a retail mall with a WalMart SuperCenter as the anchor store.

On Tuesday night, the city council is scheduled to approve a new developer's agreement to reflect WalMart's demands among other changes.

Citizens and Stoughton Forward have been fighting against this massive corporate welfare. In April city voters voted 60% against the proposed corporate welfare, 78% in favor of re-focusing city efforts on re-developing the Downtown and riverfront and 53% voted against the entire Kettle Park West project.

Half of the 12 alders refuse to listen to their constituents who oppose the project and refuse to consider the voters wishes in their decision making.

Stoughton Forward has asked city council to table Tuesday's agenda items that relate to the Developer's Agreement until the city consults with their TIF experts who will advised them as to how to properly and legally proceed.

The city council meeting starts at 7 PM, Tues., 6-23-15, in council chambers above the police dept. in Stoughton, 321 S. Fourth St.

Public comment period starts soon thereafter.

 
USDA Invests $6.7 Million in 544 Renewable and Energy Efficiency Projects PDF Print E-mail
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Written by USDA   
Saturday, 13 June 2015 11:47

solar.Grants for renewable energy and conservation will cut energy costs, create jobs, promote energy independence.

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St. Norbert College "Into the Streets" Volunteers Available to Serve in the Brown County Community PDF Print E-mail
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Written by St. Norbert College   
Monday, 08 June 2015 11:31

st.norbertDE PERE, WI - On Friday, August 28, 2015, our incoming freshmen will join together for "Into the Streets" and will be available to serve our community in the afternoon.

As part of St. Norbert College's Week of Welcome, "Into the Streets" provides our incoming students with the opportunity to assist you with any needs you might have and also learn about the work that you do to meet the needs in our community. Past projects have included: painting, cleaning/organizing, weeding/mulching, sorting food/clothing, assembling kits, assisting with mailings and helping with events.

We will consider any project request that will be of help to you and your organization and that can be met by students serving in groups of 10-12. Students are available to serve either directly at your site or they can complete a project for your organization on-campus.

If you are interested in partnering with us, either as a service site at your agency and/or through an on-campus project please register by July 10, 2015. Event details and registration can be accessed at: http://goo.gl/forms/JEvGurKJVZ

Contact Susan Angoli at 403-3374 for additional information.

 
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