Tonight’s meetings: Finance committee, city council discuss clarification to financial commitment for Innovation Neighborhood

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KENOSHA— Tonight both the Finance Committee and the City Council are slated to clarify the city’s financial commitment to infrastructure in its Innovation Neighborhood at the old Chrysler site.

According to the supporting documents for the council’s meeting, the council will consider a resolution to specify the city’s contribution to the $12.3 million at $7,418,661. 

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration has asked for the specification of funding in order for the city to receive nearly $5 million in federal funding for infrastructure at the site, including roadways.

“The United States Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration has indicated possible approval of up to $4,945,774 in funding for constructing roadway and utility infrastructure on the Site, under Section 209 of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965,” the supporting documents for the meeting state. 

The resolution, which will be discussed around 7 p.m. tonight, does not appear to change anything else about the project. 

“BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Common Council for the City of Kenosha further clarifies its commitment in Resolution 01-21 that funding up to at least $7,418,661 is available to the City, is otherwise unencumbered with regard to the manner of expenditure toward funding for roadway and utility infrastructure on the Site, and is hereby committed for roadway and utility infrastructure on the Site, conditioned upon approval of the United States Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration of funding described herein,” the resolution concludes.

Full agendas

Below, please find the full agenda for tonight’s Finance Committee meeting, starting at 6 p.m., and the City Council meeting starting at 7 p.m.:

Finance Committee

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City Council

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To listen to the Finance Committee

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no in-person public attendance at this meeting is allowed. 

This meeting is audio-only. If you wish to listen to the meeting, dial into the meeting at 312-626-6799 or 646-558-8656, Meeting ID 917 3974 3646

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To listen to City Council

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the public can not attend this meeting in-person. 

The options to observe the council meeting are: 

  • Public Access Channel 25; 
  • Live Web Streaming from: https://shorturl.at/joHNQ; 
  • Join via telephone by calling 312-626-6799 or 646-558-8656; Enter Meeting ID: 971 4744 0337 when prompted.
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Officials caution residents against using two devices (such as a telephone and computer audio) at the same time. Using two devices near each other disrupts the meeting by creating an echo chamber. 

Officials may remove disruptive people from the meeting. Those people may be subject to citation for violation of Section 11.02J of the Code of General Ordinances. Public comments are welcome on those agenda items open for a public hearing. 

Residents may send comments in advance of the meeting by electronic email to comments@kenosha.org. The clerk will provide the comments to the council members and made part of the official record on that agenda item. 

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