Welcome to historic Cedarburg – a small city in close proximity to downtown Milwaukee but with a character and a history a world away.
Located just 20 miles north of Milwaukee near Interstate 43 and Highway 60, the city has access to all that Metropolitan Milwaukee offers, but boasts its own award winning school system, seasonal festivals, visual and performing arts and thriving commerce activity. Recreation abounds in dozens of parks, bike trails, lakes and the nearby beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline.
With a population of approximately 11,500 residents, Cedarburg is a growing community that has successfully maintained rural characteristics but is close to national retailers, a regional hospital and industrial and office parks.
From its early beginnings in the mid 1800’s as a destination known for its mineral spring waters and bucolic setting along the banks of Cedar Creek, much of the charm of Cedarburg has not changed. German Immigrants used the native limestone to build homes, churches and stores, many of which are standing today. The stone is incorporated into municipal buildings, bed and breakfasts, museums and art galleries – which earned our main street a designation on the National Register of Historic Places.
Come see what Cedarburg has to offer – you won’t be disappointed!
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The City of Cedarburg will be hosting a discussion for residents on Tax Incremental Financing (TIF). The event will be held at 6:30 pm on December 15th at City Hall.
We’ll talk about what TIF does and when it’s most effectively used. This will be an informal setting with lots of examples and questions. If you are interested in learning more, please mark your calendar.
The discussion will be led by Council Members John Czarnecki and Pat Thome.
John Czarnecki is a commercial real estate broker with Commercial United, LLC, as well as an owner and developer of multi-family real estate.
Patricia Thome has over thirty years of professional business experience facilitating partnership agreements and possesses a strong financial management background. In addition, she was a member of the Forward Cedarburg, Inc. Board of Directors during the formation, build out and closure of TID #1, the Cedarburg Business Park. Later, Patricia was employed as Executive Director of Forward Cedarburg and successfully led the City of Cedarburg’s economic development activities for three years.
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Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) is an economic development program that helps promote local tax base expansion by using property tax revenues to fund site improvements to attract new development, eliminate blight and for environmental remediation. Owners of property in a Tax Incremental District (TID) pay the same rate of taxes that owners outside the TID pay. TIF is neither a tax freeze nor a tax increase, but a special allocation method for taxes collected on property value increases within the district.
Click here for more information prepared by Ehlers related to the use of Tax Incremental Districts (TIDs) in Wisconsin.