The showdown over a citizen effort to use direct legislation to stop Muskego from going forward with plans to create a lakefront park didn't happen Wednesday night as the Common Council deferred action on their direct legislation resolution until next week.
The city attorney had already advised against approving the direct legislation, saying its subject was improper for direct legislation mainly because it's administrative not legislative.
The direct legislation resolution would require the city to hold a binding referendum before it buys two homes for $3.6 million for the lakefront park.
But along with deferring action on the direct legislation, aldermen decided also to talk next week about holding an advisory referendum on going ahead with the park plan.
The council will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 tentatively at the Muskego City Hall.
A major hitch with either a binding or an advisory referendum is that it was already too late Wednesday for a referendum to be placed on the April 3 ballot. Another timing problem facing opponents is that the city's offer to purchase the two homes says that May 31 is the latest it wants to close on them.
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