The Town of Waukesha will discuss a memorandum of understanding that the former chairman signed in 2009 that set the West Waukesha Bypass project in motion during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Town Hall.
The town’s obligation, according to the document, is to “cooperate with Waukesha County and the City of Waukesha to resolve jurisdiction of remaining pieces of County D, TT, and local roads.”
Town of Waukesha Chairwoman Angie E. Van Scyoc said the town government was assembling its files and attempting to receive information from its former attorney about its obligations in the West Waukesha Bypass project when it was determined there was no record of the Town Board giving the former chairman that authority.
“Quite frankly, a chairman doesn’t have that kind of authority,” Van Scyoc said Tuesday afternoon.
The Town Board will be taking up the memorandum of understanding issue “just so that there is clarity on all parties on what the town’s obligation and involvement is,” Van Scyoc said
Van Scyoc said she did not anticipate the Town Board taking action for or against the bypass project, especially because there is not yet an officially planned route to vote on.
“I think that would be – quite frankly – premature,” Van Scyoc said.
Waukesha County Director of Public Works Allison Bussler said in an e-mail she spoke with Van Scyoc about the agenda item for the Town Board meeting and Van Scyoc described it as a "housekeeping" item.
"They may decide to take an official position on the bypass once the environmental impact study has been completed," Bussler said.