TO THE EDITOR:

(Re. “Green Lake council must realize city is not an island,” Sept. 24) That’s right, we don’t want to be an island. Why is the town of Brooklyn trying to fence us in with a boundary agreement? State s tatutes clearly provide for the city of Green Lake room to grow within the town’s boundaries. When the boundary agreement was presented to the city, it was just a shot in the dark hoping the city would be suckered into an agreement prior to 2009 city elections.

The city does not need to ask for or get permission from the town to expand. Let’s not forget, township boundaries were established to allow city growth. The city already has a boundary established by the ETJ (Extra Territorial Jurisdiction). That boundary is a mile and half from city limits.

The agreement that was proposed would commit the city to only grow within the city’s existing sewer-service area, and refrains the city from exercising extra territorial powers outside the sewer-service area. ...

— Ald. Joe Parise

City of Green Lake

District 3

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Thank you for taking part in our commenting section. We want this platform to be a safe and inclusive community where you can freely share ideas and opinions. Comments that are racist, hateful, sexist or attack others won’t be allowed. Just keep it clean. Do these things or you could be banned:

• Don’t name-call and attack other commenters. If you’d be in hot water for saying it in public, then don’t say it here.

• Don’t spam us.

• Don’t attack our journalists.

Let’s make this a platform that is educational, enjoyable and insightful.

Email questions to darkin@orourkemediagroup.com.

Share your opinion

Avatar

Join the conversation

Recommended for you