(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Common Council Monday night approved the annexation of 12 acres of land from the Town of Beaver Dam as part of the construction of a new Kwik Trip on the city’s south side. The company purchased the land across the street from its current facility on Madison Street, the former John’s Bar, for its new location. The annexed land is contiguous to a cemetery owned by St. Katharine Drexel.
A professional services agreement was previously approved to extend city water and sewer services along Madison Street to the new fueling station. Kwik Trip is responsible for 100-percent of the cost of the installation. The city must have the sewer and water lines to the new site by June 1.
Last night’s action also creates a 16th Ward for the 14-member council. Two properties in the new Ward 16 will have eligible voters. They will be represented by the alderperson in Ward One, who is Dave Hanson.
The city just added a 15th Ward last month after annexing a small township parcel to accommodate a billboard company; that is because state statute works more favorably for billboards erected along a freeway in a city compared to a township. In contrast, there are no voters in Ward 15, which is being represented by the alderperson in Ward Ten.