Terminate Kettle Park West - Focus on Redeveloping Downtown
Petition to Stoughton Council & Mayor
We, citizens of our city and townships, respectfully request that the Stoughton Common Council move with immediate and decisive action to terminate the Kettle Park West agreements and plans in a swift but careful manner.
• The developer has been unable to meet his commitments in the first two Developer’s Agreements and has now proposed a third agreement. Our community is against the TIF subsidies and any form of city-backed financial instruments or assistance. And our community is against the KPW project as a whole as shown by the recent referenda vote.
Secondly, we request the council conduct a formal public hearing on the proposed third Developer’s Agreement.
• We ask city staff and the developer present their current plans for the KPW projects, proposed TIF borrowing and payment schedules along with estimated interest costs, current job creation estimates, etc. followed by citizens’ questions of staff and developer and citizens’ comments.
• We ask this hearing be conducted on an evening, a week or so prior to the council’s final decision on whether to modify the Developer’s Agreement.
• We ask it be televised live with call in from those at home and in a room, such as the Opera House that can hold hundreds of citizens.
Thirdly, we request the city focus on re-developing the Downtown and riverfront to create a more viable community.