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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
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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
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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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