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Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, Tuesday will visit the Sturtevant Village Board during a Committe of the Whole meeting to talk with trustees and any residents in attendance about Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed 2015-2017 budget.
Vos was in Mount Pleasant a few weeks ago to conduct a similar Q&A with that village board.
The Speaker’s visit begins at 6 p.m. and will precede the regularly scheduled committee meeting.
Members of the Administration, Personnel, Policy & Legal Committee will have one last discussion about rezoning the Sturtevant SportsPlex from an industrial to a commercial designation so the Renaissance School can consolidate two locations into one.
Renaissance is a private school, and many of its students attend using state-funded vouchers. Lutheran Urban Mission Initiative (LUMIN) is the organization that operates the schools.
Renaissance officials and SportsPlex owner Fernando Bahena reached an agreement late last year. The school will lease the building to consolidate its two campuses – Mount Pleasant and Pleasant Prairie – and the SportsPlex would surrender its liquor license, effectively ending the legal trouble Bahena has had in the 3 Monkeys bar.
The rezone is necessary because village ordinances prohibit institutional, church, and non-profit uses under industrial zoning, but those uses are allowed under a commercial designation.