By Tim Kowols
Kewaunee County officials will look to either get in line or a step away from a process that could bring a new prison to the area at their Tuesday night meeting. The county’s Personnel, Advisory, and Legislative Committee passed a resolution last week approving the possible relocation of a prison that is expected to close in the Green Bay suburb of Allouez. Kewaunee County Board Chairperson Robert Weidner says it is important to keep the conversation going.
The plan to build a new state prison to replace the aging Green Bay Correctional Institution has gained traction in some communities because it could be privately owned, which means a boost in property tax revenues. The Kewaunee County Board will take up the measure when they meet at 6 p.m. inside its County Board Room in Kewaunee.