Rezoning Ordinance for Wetland Property Suspended
Posted on 02/09/2023

West Bend, WI – The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted last night to indefinitely suspend a rezoning ordinance for a county-owned parcel of wetland in the Town of Erin at the corner of CTH K and CTH E.

The site was under consideration by the county Chapter 980 Committee that is tasked by the state to find placement for a released sex offender. This action, unanimously passed by the board, effectively removes this property as a potential placement site.

County Executive Josh Schoemann said, “thanks to residents banding together to oppose the site, and that a child care center is being developed nearby, this location is no longer under consideration for placement. We are still mandated by the state and courts to find a location and will explore purchasing acreage in an isolated area.”

Under Wisconsin Chapter 980, when a sexually violent offender meets the criteria for release, that person must be placed in their home county in a location that meets the required residential restrictions imposed by the state.