Common Council Report
Meeting Date: March 20, 2012
Recommendation: Consider City of Oak Creek Lake Parkway Study recommendations and provide input as the Council might determine appropriate.
Background: A planning study of the extension for the Lake Parkway has been staffed by the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and considered by an advisory committee led by County Supervisor Pat Jursik. Attached is a newsletter developed by the committee which includes the recommendations they have made and for which there was a public hearing on February 28th. The Council should consider the recommendations contained in the report and particularly the access points within the City of Oak Creek which are recommended at College Avenue, Rawson Avenue, Drexel Avenue, Puetz Road, and State Highway 100. The Council has been provided committee minutes and background material over the course of this planning study. A meeting to finalize the committee recommendations is scheduled for Monday, March 26th in South Milwaukee. Approval recommendations are to be presented to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for their further review and consideration into the State’s planning efforts for roadways.
Fiscal Impact: Cost for the roadway extension has been estimated at $207.2 million with some discussion as to whether or not any local participation might be required in the future. The City’s position is that no local share should be required, consistent with the original construction of the Lake Parkway.
Fiscal Review by:
Prepared and Submitted by:
Gerald R. Peterson, ICMA-CM