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West Allis delays decision on how to use redevelopment tax dollars

Feb. 06, 2013 1:58 p.m. | A plan to move excess funds from one special redevelopment district that is doing well to two others that are not yet self-sustaining rather will be considered by the West Allis Administration and Finance Committee at a special meeting Monday.

The committee decided Tuesday that the matter requires more time for debate than was available at the recess portion of Tuesday's Common Council meeting.

The committee will try to decide which scenario benefits taxpayers the most: using the excess dollars from the successful Quad Graphics tax incremental financing district to keep two less successful TIF districts out of financial trouble, or divided the money among the schools, MATC, Milwaukee County and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District to help them keep their levies down. Either way, taxpayers would not get tax relief directly.

The committee will make a recommendation to the full council, which would then make the final decision. The next council meeting is Feb. 19.

Germantown, Oak Creek retain top spots in Roundball Rankings

Feb. 04, 2013 10:46 a.m. | The Germantown boys basketball team (18-0) kept a hammerlock on the top spot in the MyCommunityNOW/Lake Country Roundball Rankings with a 94-44 victory at Milwaukee Lutheran on Friday.

The Warhawks, who have not lost since falling to Appleton East in the 2011 postseason, scored 36 points in the first quarter on the way to a 61-27 halftime advantage. They have won 46 consecutive games.

The Oak Creek (16-1) girls dispatched Racine Case, 55-40, and are considered a legitimate Division 1 title contender.

You can see the rest of the top teams in the area, the player of the week and more at the MyCommunityNOW/Lake Country Publications Roundball Rankings.

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