LETTER: Application submissions don’t add upWisconsin Statutes require that a public hearing be held on initial drafts of zoning ordinances and on particular amendments to adopted zoning ordinances.
To the Editor:
Wisconsin Statutes require that a public hearing be held on initial drafts of zoning ordinances and on particular amendments to adopted zoning ordinances. These hearings require a Class 2 notice. A Class 2 notice requires publication of the meeting in the official newspaper of the community for two consecutive weeks. The last notice must be published at least a week before the public hearing.
The Class 2 notice for SCI Associates, LLC application for rezoning was published Nov. 17, 2011. The second notice was published Nov. 24, 2011, in accordance with Wisconsin Statute for a public hearing to be held Dec. 6, 2011.
Extra sensory perception (ESP) must be possessed by all involved given that the application to rezone property by SCI Associates, LLC was not received until Nov. 21, 2011. (Clerk’s office receipt #55392 in the amount of $250.)
On page 2 of the City of New Richmond’s application to rezone property, it is clearly stated that “Application must be submitted four weeks prior to the meeting to the city clerk.”
Let’s do the math: Nov. 17 the first class 2 notice is published one week before the SCI application is received. Nov. 21, 2011 the application of SCI Associates, LLC is received by the city clerk two weeks late for the meeting deadline of four weeks. So with the new math you can give nothing to the city and still walk away with almost a million dollars.
Scottie Ellen Ard