Wilbert, Carl F. / History of the town of Mequon
Zoning ordinance 1938
planner in preparing the zoning and Mr. C. R. Dineen was retained to advise on legal matters and prepare the ordinance in legal form, ready for submission to the Town Board for their consideration. The Plan Commission approved the Zoning Ordinance, Sept. 1938, and submitted it to the Town Board who approved it October 17, 1938. The referendum on the zoning ordinance Nov. 8, K3,tssed by a vote 453 in favor and 350 against, 110 not voting. The zoning ordinance passed and was in effect after signatures by proper officers and publication. The ordinance was written up in numerous professional and planning magazines as well as other news media. It re- ceived very favorable comment and the Clerk received many inquiries and requests for a copy of the ordinance from different areas in the United States and South America. Mr. Bennett also received very complimentary remarks for his work. He was requested to be the planner of Los Angeles, California, which proposition he accepted. The ordinance with occasional small changes and additions stayed in force until 1958, when again it was reviewed and rewitten.
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