Wausau Finance Committee to host public hearing on mall project
For the Wausau Times
WAUSAU – The Wausau City Finance Committee will host a public hearing on the proposed mall project on Oct. 13, at 5 p.m., in the council chambers at Wausau City Hall.
“Public hearings are a great way for the community to give feedback directly to the policy body,” said Mayor Katie Rosenberg. “The comments and questions the public provides during this hearing will be entered in the record and council members will be able to consider them as they deliberate the next steps in this project.”
The proposed financing and development plans may be found at: https://www.ci.wausau.wi.us/Home/Calendar/tabid/95/ModuleID/459/ItemID/4719/mctl/EventDetails/Default.aspx.
Residents and stakeholders are invited to share their opinions and questions at the public hearing by: attending and signing up to speak in person; calling into and speaking through the WebEx electronic meeting at 1-408-418-9388, access code No. 146 463 6820, password “Wausau”; or submitting testimony electronically by email at email@example.com.
“Public engagement is such an important part of urban planning, we are interested in the public’s thoughts on the plan and the future of the area vs. where is it today,” said Wausau Finance Committee Chair Lisa Rasmussen. “I’m hopeful residents will take time to offer feedback, either at the session being planned by WOZ, or the public hearing at the finance committee meeting, or by simply contacting their alderperson. Residents who do not feel safe attending in person can offer feedback by email, and we will get it entered into the record, as well.”
Those who attend in person will be given three minutes to address the committee. Committee members will listen to testimony but will not respond. If there are technical questions, city staff may provide a brief answer or follow up after the hearing, for those questions requiring longer answers.
“Participants who attend in person must observe to the statewide mask mandate and the six-foot social distancing mandate while inside City Hall to protect staff, policymakers, and the public from spread of COVID-19. Those unable to wear a mask should submit testimony electronically or via WebEx,” a city release said.
“Seating will be extremely limited inside the council chambers. Participants are asked to leave after testifying. There will be limited viewing available in the lobby and the Birch Room.”