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City Hall/Library Decision Could Come Tonight

Relocating two civic buildings on council agenda.

City Hall/Library Decision Could Come Tonight

As expected, adopting a plan for the future location of the Oak Creek city hall and library is on the agenda for Tuesday's Common Council meeting.

What will happen is anyone's guess. Oak Creek's top non-elected officials want to move the library and city hall to the former Delphi property, 7929 S. Howell Ave., but reaction from council members has been mixed.

Here are the four plans the council will choose from:

  • keep the buildings at the Civic Center site, at the corner of Puetz and Howell; 
  • keep the city hall where it is but build a new library at the former Delphi site;
  • keep the city hall where it is, build a new library at Delphi, and support, in concept, for 50 acres of Oak Creek-Franklin School District-owned land on Oakwood Road. The Oakwood land would then be exchanged for seven acres of Wispark-owned land at Delphi for the purpose of constructing a library.
  • build both the city hall and the library at Delphi and support the aforementioned land swaps.

The land swap component is tricky because the school board still has not officially agreed to it. Board members were mixed last week.

The council could choose to delay a vote if it is still undecided or feels issues still need to be sorted out.

Tuesday's meeting is set to begin at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 8640 S. Howell Ave.

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