WITC will open satellite campus in Polk County
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
The Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is preparing to open a satellite campus in Balsam Lake, thanks to an initiative spearheaded by county board member Chris Nelson (District 4, Balsam Lake). The county board also rejected a proposal to have inmates demolish the county grandstand, and started a countywide trail planning process.
After months of increasingly formal discussions between county representatives and the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, the county and college have come up with a plan to bring a satellite campus to Balsam Lake.
According to that plan, WITC would lease the county’s former library building (400 Polk County Plaza) at a break-even cost. Improvements to the building would be subtracted from that break-even rent.
WITC plans to remodel in preparation for classes beginning in fall 2018, according to a letter from the college’s president, John Will.
Supervisor Chris Nelson ran on a platform that included bringing a WITC campus to Polk County.