Part of Town of Menasha officially becomes Fox Crossing
There's officially a new community in Northeast Wisconsin.
State officials have approved the incoporation plan allowing part of the Town of Menasha to become the Village of Fox Crossing. In the April 5 election, town residents west of Little Lake Butte des Morts were given the option of forming the new village or remaining as the unincorporated town. The measure passed, 86 percent to 14 percent.
For now, the town board is serving as the interim village board. An election has been set for June 7 for Fox Crossing residents to select a village president and six-person village board.
Land east of Little Lake Butte des Morts remains the Town of Menasha, for now, since the state Department of Administration determined that the entire town was not eligible to incorporate at one time. Those residents could be annexed into Fox Crossing, the City of Menasha or the City of Appleton. They could be attached to Fox Crossing by a border agreement process, as well.
Town chairman Dale Youngquist has told FOX 11 the town board wants to reunite the remaining Town of Menasha with Fox Crossing by September.
Services including police protection and sewer and water continue to be provided with no change to residents on either side of Little Lake Butte des Morts.