Tuesday, Oct. 18 -- The possibility of increased tax revenue powered unanimous approval of annexing the Sharon Wagman/Duane Niedfeldt property in the Town of Sparta at last night’s meeting of the City Planning Commission, despite objections voiced by a number of Township residents present.
Mayor John Sund emphasized that annexation was the issue and was unrelated to the intent of U. S. Silica to operate a sand mine on the property.
The matter will come before the Common Council tonight. A super majority, or a 2/3 vote by six of the eight Council members, is required for approval.
Council members Kevin Riley, Norm Stanek, Ronald Button and Connie Anderson have already indicated they support annexation.
Sparta’s Common Council meets at 7 p.m. tonight.