At least 80 property owners sign non-annexation agreements in exchange for not being charged a total of $356,000 in special assessments.
- Lisa Sink
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
At least 80 Town of Brookfield businesses and institutions have signed pledges to not annex into neighboring cities for the next 20 years, in exchange for not having to pay special assessments for a new town water tower. Those 80 property owners had been charged special assessments totaling $356,949, or about 44 percent of the total assessments billed for the water tower project. Another 43 property owners have expressed interest in signing the non-annexation agreement but have not yet done so, Town Clerk Jane Carlson said. Seven owners have paid their assessments, declining to sign the pledges. The rest of the total 191 properties affected have not yet acted on their bills, which if not paid by late fall will be placed on December …
The Town Board on Tuesday approved special assessments for construction of a water tower and main. But town will waive charges to businesses who sign pledge to not seek annexation to city.
As the Town Board on Tuesday approved special assessments to build a new water tower, the town clerk said a number of businesses were interested in an offered incentive to avoid the charges. The town is offering to waive special water assessments to businesses that sign 20-year agreements to not seek annexation into neighboring cities. The carrot comes as town resident Jay Walt pursues state approval to incorporate the town as a village to protect its borders from annexation by the cities of Brookfield, Waukesha and Pewaukee. "We've had quite a few who are interested in signing," Town Clerk Jane Carlson said. She said she didn't know how many had already signed the agreement and added that many had requested copies of it but hadn't signed …