This site was actively used over the period 2007-2011 as the City of Pewaukee and the Village of Pewaukee carried out a study to evaluate a potential merger. The study was terminated near the end of 2011. Links within the site relating to a Facebook page, submittal of comments and questions, and sign-up for email updates have been de-activated.
Merger Study Information
In September 2006, the City of Pewaukee and the Village of Pewaukee executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) authorizing discussions that could lead to a possible merger of the two municipalities. This action follows up on a municipal consolidation study completed in January 2002. That study did not lead to either the Pewaukee Village Board or the Pewaukee City Council authorizing a consolidation referendum to be submitted to the voters in their respective municipalities. In executing the MOU, it was the intent of the Village Board and the City Council that, if a mutually beneficial proposal for merger could be found, it would be in the public interest to get to a point where a referendum on municipal consolidation would be held.
The purpose of this website is to enable residents and property owners of both Pewaukee municipalities to easily access the materials that are being developed in the current merger study effort. That effort is being guided by a Merger Advisory Committee appointed by the Village Board and City Council. The Village and the City requested that the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) manage the necessary work, including providing a non-voting chair for the Advisory Committee and entering into arrangements with consultants selected by the Committee to perform certain aspects of the work.
This website also gives Pewaukee residents and property owners the ability to submit comments about the study to the Advisory Committee and to pose questions for the study staff. All questions will receive a response.
The Merger Advisory Committee, made up of residents and local officials from the City of Pewaukee and Village of Pewaukee, has been studying various ways a merger might impact all taxpayers and utility customers in a newly combined municipality. To learn more about this process and view past study reports and initial findings, click on the following links: