State: Kohler annexation ‘in the public interest’
But the Department of Administration is nevertheless advising the city and the Town of Wilson, which would lose land under the proposal, to work together on resolving irregular boundaries “to avoid future disputes.”
The Kohler Company is pushing for the annexation in a bid to establish a new 18-hole golf course on land it owns in the Town of Wilson along Lake Michigan. The project could also involve using land in the nearby Kohler-Andrae State Park. The move has sparked concerted pushback from environmentalists concerned over deforestation and water pollution and has drawn threats of a lawsuit from the Town of Wilson.