Neumeyer, Arthur J. (ed.) / The birth of a city: Brillion from village to city April 4, 1944
(April 4, 1944)
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A. T, HIPKE, PRESIDENT H. G. HIPKE, VICE-PRESIDENT G J. HIPKE, SECRETARY R R, HtPKE. SALES MANAGER AI. T IHI IP K 1E &5 0 N 5A. NEW HOLSTE IN 1IPKit -,-,r DS HIPR~~ I ARsWSC ON 5:1IN October 1, 1943. Mr. Arthur J. Neumeyer Brillion, Wisconsin Dear Art: In answer to your letter asking as to whether there are any advantages to be gained in a municipality changing from village to incorporated city, I definitely feel that our experience at New Holstein has proven that there are very many such advantages. It is difficult for me at this time to enumerate all the factors which are desirable in this change but I can assure you that your city organiz- ation assumes a more systematic and businesslike administration with representation more in line which is characteristic of democratic forms of government. The point you mentioned in your letter as regards county affairs is well worth considering and very helpful for the reason that as a county board member for quite some years, I can truth- fully say that Oupervisors from cities have beeh more considerate of regulations and appropriations concerning Agriculture than have the town supervisors in most cases. This may seem rather strange but a study will indicate such as bdng the experience. Also, very much in favor of city organization is the matter of bonding and financing which has been at times a very beneficial factor. At the time New Holstein changed, I was very familiar with all the advantages but I am frank to admit that I cannot at this moment recall a more complete story to give you although I am confident in your work this will be brought to your attention from other sources. As concerns the New Holstein city, I have never heard a regret on the point that we had changed from incorporated village to city. I trust my few words will be helpful in a small measure in finding the city of Brillion listed as the third city in Calumet County. Yours very truly GILBERT J. HIPKE GJH:rd NA CANNERS ASSOCIATION Correspondence in reference to the two city council's consulted and met with for direct information by Art Neumeyer, Henry Horn and Viicheal Becker.
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