FOR RELEASE July 12th, 2021
Town & City: Renewed Cooperation with Eye Toward the Future of the Cedarburg Community
At meetings on July 7th, the Town Board and City Common Council approved documents that signal a spirit of renewed cooperation. As both the Town and City are experiencing residential and commercial growth, leaders recognized both could benefit from the opportunity to work together and provide clarity for landowners and developers in terms of expectations for community development.
To accomplish this, an Intergovernmental Agreement has been inked that will allow both the Town and City to update their respective Comprehensive Plans. These forward-thinking documents will provide clarity in terms of development for the next two decades. Comprehensive Plans guide growth in proactive manner, encouraging efficient land use, and will allow the Town and City to build upon the unique atmosphere that is Cedarburg.
“I am pleased with the recent progress we have made with Town of Cedarburg leaders to advance items that greatly benefit Cedarburg as a whole. I look forward to continued cooperation between the City and the Town to achieve further improvements for our region,” said City Mayor Mike O’Keefe.
The renewed cooperation is intended to go beyond this Intergovernmental Agreement, as community leaders have interest in other issues that can benefit the greater community. Identified among those potential items is closing out and possibly redeveloping the former Prochnow Landfill. The large site has potential for many uses that could benefit the community as a whole, while addressing a long-standing issue.
“This is a new era in Town and City cooperation. The modern, practical leadership styles of our current officials have fostered an Intergovernmental Agreement beneficial to both parties in the long-term. It respects the different size and scope of the Town and City, while recognizing the common values and neighborliness of the greater Cedarburg community,” said Town Chairman David Salvaggio.