PSC Broadband Expansion Grant: Call for Community Letters of Support: We need your help! The Town of Gibraltar has an opportunity to partner with Charter Communication to obtain a grant from the state Public Service Commission (PSC) to assist in funding the construction of broadband expansion in the Town. The state broadband grant program has been in existence since 2014. Since then, the state has awarded $44 million in grants to 210 projects. The PSC is making another investment of $24 million in grant funding to public/private partnerships willing to extend broadband service to unserved and underserved areas of the state. If awarded to Gibraltar, this grant of over $2 million would allow broadband expansion to over 224 homes, businesses and lots within our community (see map below). Broadband Expansion Map (Yellow = Areas currently served; Green = Grant expansion area) In an effort to submit the strongest grant application possible, the Town is reaching out to community members, businesses and organizations for letters of support for this project. That's where you come in! Please consider writing a letter of support stating how this grant and project would benefit our community. (Samples of community support letters can be found here.) Letters of support can be addressed to: Ms. Steffany Powell CokerSecretary to the CommissionPublic Service Commission of Wisconsin4822 Madison Yards WayNorth Tower - 6th FloorMadison, WI 53705-9100Please submit all letters no later than noon, Monday, November 30, 2020. Letters can be submitted via email to [email protected] (Please include "PSC Grant Letter of Support" in the subject line.) If you have additional questions, please email or call the Town office. Thank you for your help!    

Plan Commission to Explore Green Tier Legacy Community Program at Next Meeting

Part of the agenda for the next Plan Commission meeting (Tuesday, June 25) will include discussion about the Wisconsin Green Tier Legacy Communities program and what that might look like in Gibraltar. Green Tier Legacy Communities is a network of Wisconsin cities, villages and counties focused on initiatives that promote environmental stewardship and economic efficiency. The charter helps municipalities reach their sustainability goals.

The Plan Commission hopes to have representatives from neighboring Green Tier Legacy Communities on hand at the meeting to share their experiences with the programs. A slide show presentation with more information about the program, its benefits and related projects will also be presented. A pdf of that presentation is also available here.

The next Plan Commission Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 25 at 7 p.m. at the Town Center (4097 Main Street).