MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE
The Genesee VFW Post 5270 invites local residents to the annual Memorial Day Service at the War Memorial located in the Genesee Town Park, Depot Road on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.
NEWS FROM THE TOWN CHAIRMAN
TOWN ZONING CODE
Many of you have asked about the status of the Town of Genesee adopting our own town zoning code. Here is some background and a brief update. There are 11 towns in Waukesha County. Seven of them have their own zoning code. The towns of Genesee, Oconomowoc and Vernon, who currently operate under the Waukesha County Zoning Code, would also like to adopt their own town codes. One town, Ottawa, currently wishes to remain under the Waukesha County Zoning Code. All towns have Comprehensive Land Use Plans of their own, which are compliant with the County’s plan. If in the future all towns adopt their own zoning codes, the County would be out of the zoning business and the towns would not be subject to the Waukesha County Comprehensive Land Use Plan. This is a concern for the County Board, who would need to approve this change. In order to allay their fears, we have not only agreed in our proposed town codes to abide by their comprehensive land use plan, but have begun the process of an amendment to Statute, which has the support of Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas and approval of Waukesha County Corporation Counsel. In effect, this Amendment would provide that if all County towns were to adopt their own zoning code, they would still bring their text and Code Amendments to the County for approval, just as seven other towns do now. A major benefit of adopting and administering a town zoning code is being able to address specific needs and concerns within our own community. Adopting a Town Code will help eliminate duplication of fees and services. Additionally, zoning and building permits would be issued from the Town Hall. Approvals for Plans of Operation, Site Plans and Conditional Uses would be locally administered. These changes would save our residents and businesses time, money and the inconvenience of trips to Waukesha for services which can be conveniently handled in our own community. Please check our website for updates as this legislation proceeds.
Mark your calendars for Depot Daze
July 13, 2013
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Genesee Town Hall
S43 W31391 Hwy 83
Post Office Box 242
Genesee Depot, WI 53127-0242
Phone: (262) 968-3656
Fax: (262) 968-3809
Hours M-F 8:00-4:30
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