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Cell 911 Ordinance Will Wait Until July

Public hearing will need to take place at Plan Commission before ordinance giving city the rights to its own cell towers can be changed.

Although it appeared on the Common Council agenda Tuesday night, the ordinance amendment that would have given the city some hoped for leverage in their cell 911 dispute with Waukesha County will have to wait until July.

A public hearing is required for the ordinance change, and therefore could not proceed Tuesday night. The Plan Commission, which reviews issues regarding properties including those owned by the city, will host the public hearing at its next meeting on July 9.

If approved there, the ordinance will change to give the city the right of first refusal in access to the 911 cellular routes at the towers located in Muskego. The hope is that the ordinance will give the city more leverage in working with cellular carriers to transfer these routes from Waukesha County, which currently takes all cellular 911 calls made within Muskego.

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