Waupun Identifying Building Needs In Budget Preparations

7/26/17 – Waupun officials began looking at ways to address public facilities needs within the city at their common council meeting last night. The goal is to put together a Master Facility Plan that would cover funding solutions and define structural needs as the budget process begins. City Administrator Kathy Schlieve says the Master Plan will open up avenues for discussion and get away from reactionary decisions. Schlieve says the city should look at the long-term facility needs in order to come up with the best possible solution. City Hall, the Senior Center, and the Carnegie Building are a few of the structures that need accessibility upgrades, plumbing fixes, or electrical repairs. Schlieve says the city is still in preliminary discussions on how to pay for capital improvements which includes the tax levy, TIF district dollars, or – if borrowing is needed – a referendum. She says nothing in set in stone and that the Master Facility Plan will continue to evolve as the city’s budget is finalized.