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Tomahawk Approves Community Development Authority

04 Oct News

City officials in Tomahawk approved a resolution creating a community development authority Tuesday night.

Both the Finance Committee and the City Council approved the resolution unanimously. Several Committees in the city have been working on the CDA. They have also held several public hearings to get input from city residents.

The CDA will work on blight elimination, urban renewal and redevelopment, and community development according to the resolution. They will also encourage well-planned, safe neighborhoods; decent living environment; adequate places of employment; and increase the general property tax base of the city.

The mayor will appoint, and the council will approve, 7 people to the commission including 2 council members. The initial terms will be staggered and will go onto a 4 year cycle.

Finance Committee Chair Roger Schlegal said at the meeting, prior to approval that this resolution was an enabling resolution. He said “the real meat and potatoes will be the adoption of by-laws.” Those by-laws must also be approved by the council.