RIBB MOUNTAIN, WI (WAOW) — The Incorporation Review Board of the Wisconsin Department of Administration held a hearing Tuesday night as the town of Rib Mountain continues its efforts to incorporate as a village this year. Did.
“Although there have been no annexations since 1997, there are still threats involving not only the city of Wausau but also the Rothschild villages. Local control of zoning and building land permits is important,” Towne said. rice field. Administrator Garyne Rhoden.
The petition was originally filed with the Circuit Court in October 2021, but now petitioners and the public are hearing about the incorporation process.
The board said it’s their job to take passion and personal investment off the table and make sure the town meets all the necessary requirements.
“There will be compactness and homogeneity requirements that need to be met, depending on whether the population density requirements are urban or rural, depending on whether the area is urban or rural,” said Dorne, chairman of the board. Vick said.
Vick said the amount of available land that can be developed over the next three years and other factors that must be met for the process to continue will also need to be considered.
“For that to happen, we have to meet each of these requirements,” says Vick.
She added that the town’s decision to pay the $25,000 application fee is often to protect its borders.
“They no longer lose their tax base, which is the east side of the highly developed town,” Vick said.
DOA will hold at least two more meetings on the application before a final decision must be made by May 6.
If approved, it will be added to the ballot this summer.