Board votes against wash despite approval recommendation

Board votes against wash despite approval recommendation

PEWAUKEE, Wis. — A proposal for a state-of-the-art conveyor carwash was denied despite recommendation for approval from the Village of Pewaukee Plan Commission.

PEWAUKEE, Wis. — The Pewaukee Village Board voted four to three against a proposal for a new Jilly’s Car Wash to be built around the Meadow Creek Market area, according to the Lake Country Reporter.

The Professional Carwashing & Detailing editors recently covered the carwash proposal in a past edition of Carwash eNews. You can find this coverage here.

The rejection goes against the approval recommendation from the Village of Pewaukee Plan Commission, stated the article, which unanimously voted in favor of granting a conditional-use permit for the carwash.

Tom Calder, trustee who voted against the carwash, questioned if the property was specified as developable in the original plan for the area, reported the article, and was also concerned about the lack of information regarding the tax impact of the project.

“We’re challenged with budget issues, and a lot of the things that have been approved previously have ended up costing quite a bit more once they’re there, and it’s too late then to do anything about it,” said Pat Nauth, trustee who agreed with Calder regarding the tax issue, in the article.

Traffic flow was another concern raised by trustees who voted against the wash proposal, added the article.

Jeff Knutson, Pewaukee Village president, stated that he believes the board made a mistake and that the project would have brought a “big tax revenue into the village,” continued the article.

“I can’t guarantee, but I would say you’d be looking at a half million (dollars) or better of property value there, plus personal property, and to just say no to it is kind of shortsighted,” asserted Knutson in the article.

The proposed carwash would have been the second location for Jilly’s, noted the article.

You can find the article here.

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