This past July, most of us – residential and commercial property owners alike – were impacted by the flooding and sewage. For many, this was not the first instance. Without investment in the storm sewer infrastructure, it will not be the last. On Tuesday, December 20, 2010, the city is voting on the 2011-2015 Capital Improvement Plan. This plan calls for remediating and reconstructing storm sewers.
Remediating and reconstructing storm sewers directly impacts our property values. Although this plan will likely impact utility charges, these charges are disproportionately low when compared to the cost of maintaining sewage riders and rising flood-related insurance premiums, not to mention the cost of damaged or/and lost personal property.
The 2011-2015 Capital Improvement Plan is up for vote Tuesday. If you believe an investment in the infrastructure of our storm sewers is crucial to the long-term sustainability of our neighborhoods and overall community, it is curcial that you communicate that to your aldermen and the city clerk. Below is a simple letter you may feel free to copy and paste into an email to send. Be sure to list your name and address (es) of the properties you own in Wauwatosa in the email.
District 1 Alderman (south of North Avenue)
Linda Nikcevich email@example.com
Peter Donegan firstname.lastname@example.org
District 5 Aldermen (north of North Avenue)
Bobby Pantuso email@example.com
Michael Walsh firstname.lastname@example.org
Supporting and advocating for economic sustainability and growth in East Tosa,
North Avenue Neighborhood Alliance