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South Milwaukee: comprehensive plan report

Relation to Milwaukee County,   pp. 4-[6]


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Park Commission, an amazing total of more than 1 /5 of the area of
South Milwaukee is in public park use. The excellent 18 hole golf course
at Grant Park not only serves the people of South Milwaukee, but brings
in many players from other parts of the County. The same is true for
the bathing beach next to the mouth of Oak Creek. Thus, South Mil-
waukee provides both jobs and recreation for many persons residing
outside its corporate limits. At the same time, because of its pleasant
residential and recreational qualities it also houses many families whose
livelihood is earned in Cudahy and Milwaukee.
Due to the fact that South Milwaukee has built its own water supply
system and treatment plant as well as its own Sewage Disposal System
its dependency upon the County government is nowhere near as great
as most of the other "suburbs" of the County. While the newest treat-
ment plant of the Metropolitan Sewerage Commission is located im-
mediately adjacent to South Milwaukee's southern limits there is no
need for South Milwaukee to utilize this new system and the tax saving
is substantial. Thus, in all Milwaukee County, South Milwaukee is un-
doubtedly the most independent and self-sufficient community.
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