Ald. Bob Bauman
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Letter to City of Waukesha regarding the City’s request for water service

The attached letter was sent today by Alderman Robert J. Bauman, chair of the Public Works Committee, regarding the scheduling of Council file# 120230: Resolution directing negotiations with the City of Waukesha regarding the City’s request for water service.

By - Jun 15th, 2012 03:28 pm

The attached letter was sent today by Alderman Robert J. Bauman, chair of the Public Works Committee, regarding the scheduling of Council file# 120230: Resolution directing negotiations with the City of Waukesha regarding the City’s request for water service.

Steve Crandell, Interim City Administrator
Daniel Duchniak, Water Utilities General Manager
Waukesha Water Utility
115 Delafield Street
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188

Re: Compliance with City of Milwaukee Common Council Resolution #080457

Dear Mssrs. Crandell and Duchniak,

The City of Milwaukee has carefully reviewed your June 11, 2012, communication, and its supporting documents and finds materials supplied to date do not comply fully with the provisions of City of Milwaukee Common Council Resolution #080457. As you know, compliance with this resolution is a prerequisite to the city commencing negotiations regarding a possible water service agreement. As a gesture of good faith, this file has been calendared for hearing on June 20, 2012, however the file will not be heard unless the items listed below are addressed no less than 24 hours prior to the meeting’s start time.

The following lists specific information which must be provided to fully comply with the provisions of Milwaukee Resolution #080457:

Comprehensive Housing Plan

  1. An explanation of how specific facets of Waukesha’s housing plan have created affordable housing opportunities, and how specific affordable housing opportunities so created have resulted in greater racial, age and income diversity.
  2. A description of any current housing plans designed to create additional affordable housing opportunities in the future, and how these additional affordable housing opportunities are expected to foster greater racial, age and income diversity.
  3. A breakdown of what percentage of current assisted and affordable housing residents in Waukesha are under age 30, what percentage are between 30 and 65, and percentage are over 65.
Comprehensive Public Transportation Plan
  1. A declaration that Waukesha’s subsidy extending Milwaukee County Transit System‘s Route 10 to Brookfield Square, Waukesha Transit’s Route 1 service to Brookfield Square and Waukesha Transit’s Route 901 has expanded and improved public transportations between job opportunities in the City of Waukesha and Milwaukee City residents.
  2. A description of any public transportation plans, other than the proceeding, designed to further expand anor improve public transportation links in the future between Waukesha and Milwaukee.
  3. Public transportation service data such as ridership, passengers per bus house, passengers per revenue mile and total bus revenue hours for the Waukesha transit system in general and for the routes that you believe connect persons living in the City of Milwaukee with job opportunities in the City of Waukesha for the time frame 2000 through the present. This data is critical to our ability to assess whether your transportation plans have actually resulted in the expansion and improvement of public transportation between the City of Milwaukee and the City of Waukesha.

Information from other Political Subdivisions

As you know, you are seeking to enter negotiations regarding a potential water service agreement for a service area that includes several independent political subdivisions which include all or part of several towns and municipalities other than the City Waukesha. However to date we have only communicated with representatives of the City of Waukesha and the information submitted to date has related primarily to the City of Waukesha. The only information that pertains to these other political subdivisions is some general census data and a reference to Waukesha county land use planning documents. No specific information has provided regarding affordable housing or public transportation in these other political subdivisions. While we understand that City of Waukesha officials have no power to direct the actions of these other political subdivisions, we would suggest that you forward this communication and a copy of Milwaukee Resolution #080457 to the officials of these other political subdivisions so they can prepare and submit the required information.

If we do not receive the information required by Milwaukee Resolution #080457 from these other political subdivisions at least 24 hours prior to the start of the June 20, 2012 meeting, we will amend the file to reflect the negotiations will only commence over a service area that covers political subdivisions that have complied with the provisions of Milwaukee Resolution #080457.

I hope this clarifies the specific information needed to complete Waukesha’s petition to begin negotiations of a water service agreement between our communities. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,
Alderman Robert Bauman
Chairman, Public Works Committee

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