The City of Stevens Point will host another public meeting regarding Business 51 on Thursday, October 6, 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the SPASH auditorium at 1201 Northpoint Drive.
“We’re going to have representatives from AECOM, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, and City staff all available,” said Mayor Wiza. “We’ll have a short presentation of where we are in the design after talking with many of the business owners and residents along that corridor, and then we’ll have some time for questions and answers about where we can and cannot go from here.”
The City Council authorized the additional cost of this meeting after the binding referendum passed by 31 votes in August. The City is now required to go to a public vote, prior to construction, for any transportation expense of greater than 1 million dollars. This includes regular, annual road projects throughout the city well as any special needs for development, Public Transportation, Rail, or Air.
“Postcards are being sent to every property address in the city next week, and people should be looking for them in their mailbox by Friday or so,” Wiza continued. “We’re going to try to get the word out in every form we can, as we always do. There’ll still be the website, radio, videos, and other outlets, so please mark your calendars.”
This meeting is related specifically to Business 51, but it should be noted that there will be four separate referendum questions for transportation projects on the November ballot. More information about those four questions will be available soon.