School District Annexation Request Moves Forward in Waukesha
The Waukesha Common Council will ultimately decide if undeveloped property owned by the Waukesha School District can move from the town to the city.
The Waukesha School District’s petition to annex property along Highway TT and Macarthur Road into the City of Waukesha over a municipal water clash with the Town of Waukesha is moving forward.
Superintendent Todd Gray told the Waukesha School Board that the Plan Commission approved the request to annex nearly 130 acres Wednesday night. The annexation request will be heard by the Waukesha Common Council before it receives final approval.
The annexation request comes after town officials excluded the property from the city’s future water service area as the city looks to purchase Lake Michigan water from Oak Creek.
The Waukesha School District could build a school on the property in the future. The town’s ruling would leave the school without a municipal water supply. The school district has invested $1.4 million in the property, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.