Ledgeview voters asked to approve $8M for new Town Hall & Public Works Facilities

Three operations working in the same facility is not efficient according to town leaders.

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LEDGEVIEW, Wis. (WBAY) – Town leaders in Ledgeview say the area is growing quickly and its facilities need to catch up. An advisory referendum on the ballot next week asks voters to approve a plan for a new Town Hall and Public Works building.

Town leaders say they would borrow $8 million for the project, with little to no impact on taxes.

“The town has more than doubled in the 12 years I’ve been on the town board we have ever-increasing needs with growing population, currently we’re at about 7,000-7,500 residents,” said Phil Danen, Chairman for the Town of Ledgeview.

Right now Public Works keeps its equipment outside until winter time when things get even more crammed. The crammed facilities they share with firefighters is also a safety concern and slows work down for both operations.

“It’s not typical to store all the stuff outside, the weather will fade the equipment, it will rust a lot sooner, we’ll have to look at earlier replacement,” said Andrew Tenor, Public Works crew member.

Danen said growth is good but having several operations working out of one building not efficient, considering the growth the town expects within the next few years.

If voters approve the expense, the project will break ground in the middle of 2017.

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