Officials from the city of Stevens Point and the town of Plover met Monday, Oct. 8, to discuss the town’s concerns regarding the city’s planned annexation and industrial development of land surrounding residences on Woodland Road.
“The city is being very cooperative in trying to protect that subdivision,” said Tim Karcheski, town of Plover Board chair.
“We had a very good meeting. I found the town of Plover to be extremely cooperative,” said Mayor Andrew Halverson. “They are interested in ensuring those houses are protected. We wanted to do whatever we could to work with them.”
Halverson said the city is in the process of drafting an intergovernmental agreement it hopes to take to the Town Board later this month. That agreement, he said, will spell out how future industrial uses will be buffered from the town’s existing residential uses.
Karcheski said town residents on Woodland Road were happy with how the Lands’ End site was developed to the north, with a retention pond serving as a buffer between the neighborhood and the building.
“I think everything is moving in a positive direction,” said Karcheski, though he said the town may still file a complaint with the state if things do not work out as discussed with the city. “We’re kind of at a standstill waiting for information from the city.”