Hull opposes city, county subdivision option: Residents want larger lots, water and septic
By Heather McDonald
Town of Hull residents overwhelmingly opposed Portage County’s planning option to double the lots of a proposed subdivision and the suggestion, agreed upon by the city of Stevens Point, to extend water and sewer to the new development.
While the Hull Plan Commission did not formally vote on the matter Tuesday, Jan. 30, it will move forward to the Hull Town Board a consensus to develop the subdivision according to the original concept.
The Hull Town Board will take up the matter at its Monday, Feb. 12, meeting.
“I came with the opinion that we were going to do whatever we can to protect the water supply in the town of Hull,” Plan Commissioner Bob Bowen said. “When I heard the city was willing to extend (water and sewer) without annexation, I was leaning in that direction but … I want to represent the citizens, and they don’t want water and sewer.”
More than 50 residents packed the Hull Town Hall Tuesday to hear about Kyle Kluck’s subdivision proposal and the city and county’s ideas and reasons for suggesting smaller lots with more housing development and city water and sewer extension.
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