Brokaw paper mill site
BROKAW, Wis. (AP) – Leaders in Brokaw, Wisconsin are trying to
develop a plan for village’s future, after the Wausau Paper mill
closed after 112 years of operation.
The Wausau Daily Herald reports that Wausau Paper was the
village’s biggest water customer, paying $10,000 a month. Now,
taxpayers might have to absorb that cost.
Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Director
David Eckmann is working with the village to develop a long-term
Wausau Paper owns more than 100 acres in the village, including
properties the company bought from home owners years ago for a
possible mill expansion.
Brokaw Village President Jeff Weisenberger says he’d like to see
the mill sell those properties back for residential use. He’d also
like to see a manufacturing business or multiple businesses on the
current mill site.
(Information in the following story is from: Wausau Daily
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