Letter to the Editor: It’s Time to Incorporate Fish Creek as a Village

The current discussions and meetings regarding the special assessments going on in the Town of Gibraltar lend strong support to the town having an open, structured and fact-based discussion regarding the incorporation of Fish Creek as a village. The emotional discussion underway now only serves to prove that there is a significant difference between the “rural” and “downtown” communities in our town, and understanding the facts will help us going forward.

I am once again asking the Town of Gibraltar supervisors to begin this fact-based process by requesting that the town attorney or engineering firm draft a statutorily correct map showing specifically what the boundaries, tax base and mill rate of the Town of Gibraltar and the “Village of Fish Creek” would be. 

I am also asking the supervisors to appoint an ad hoc committee to manage this project for clarity and results.

Bruce Hill

Fish Creek, Wisconsin