Sunday, June 18, 2017

Quickie land grab for golf course, sprawl, has 6/19 deadline

See the fresh information at the bottom about the unfolding power play in the Sheboygan, where that city aims to quickly annex a chunk of the neighboring Town of Wilson to enable conversion by chain saw and bulldozer of a nature preserve along Lake Michigan - - including acreage in a state park - - into a groundwater-sucking, fertilizer-demanding, traffic-attracting high-end golf course.
Friends of the Black River Forest, trying to save this 247-acre Lake Michigan nature preserve 
from being  deforested, filled and graded for a golf course, sends these alerts about the proposed annexation of the property and more to the City of Sheboygan - - an annexation that will repress local opposition and preservation activity in the Town of Wilson where the nature preserve is located:

Please Attend Monday, June 19, 6 p.m:

The City of Sheboygan Common Council will have a council meeting open to public comment on the proposed annexation of 750 acres of the Town of Wilson and Kohler Andrae State Park.

The City of Sheboygan Plan Commission approved a change of zoning and annexation plan for Town of Wilson and state park land without discussion on May 30 and has sent their recommendations to the Common Council. 
Directions here

Please Attend Monday, June 19, Sheboygan City Hall. Rally outside City Hall against annexation begins at 5p.m. Council Meeting begins at 6 p.m.

The City of Sheboygan Common Council will allow only 5 people to speak on agenda items. There will be a public hearing on zoning within the meeting during which the public may comment for 3 minutes on zoning. While this is zoning, it is related to the annexation. We believe the public should speak out on this.
FBRF has received records from the City of Sheboygan documenting an annexation process that was driven by both Kohler and the City working together. Click here for these records. 

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