The Historic Water Tower Utility Expansion Committee welcomes We Energies representatives Thelma Sias, Vice President-Local Affairs, and David Effertz, Manager-Customer Service Engineering/ Design-Major Projects, as our guest speakers at our monthly meeting at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday June 1.
Effertz will give a detailed presentation about the next phase of utility upgrades throughout our historic district. All aspects of this ongoing project will presented and discussed.
Residents have begun to receive letters, including this one sent to residents on the 2600 block of N. Lake Dr., about the upcoming utility pole replacements.
HWTN passed a resolution in February opposing “the use of commercial/industrial utility poles inside of our historic area” and calling on “the City of Milwaukee and We Energies to formalize a working partnership with HWTN in planning remediation of the existing damage” and “planning how to avoid further damage to this historic neighborhood as the We project moves further north through Historic Water Tower Neighborhood and the Downer Avenue area.”
Please join us in our effort to educate ourselves as to the reason for these upgrades and to learn how our historic districts and residential neighborhoods will be impacted now and in the future.
As our city continues to grow, so should the lines of communication when our neighborhoods are impacted. All residents of the Historic Water Tower Neighborhood as well as concerned residents of other historic districts are encouraged to join in the conversation.
The meeting takes places in the Marcia Coles Community Room of the Lake Park Pavilion, beneath Lake Park Bistro. It is open to the general public and is free of charge. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Coffee and cookies courtesy of Lake Park Bistro will be available.