Posts under ‘Paris-Somers intergovernmental agreement’

Paris Town Board recall election debate coverage (VIDEO)

The Paris Town Board recall election debate took place Thursday evening at Paris School. As expected, the three incumbent Paris Town Board members — Virgil Gentz, Ron Kammerzelt and Ken Monson — attended and participated and the three challengers — Joseph Kolnik, Robert Fliess and Paul Terry — did not. About 30 audience members attended. […]

Paris Town Board recall nominations close with just expected challengers

As nominations for the recall election for the Paris Town Board closed Tuseday there were no surprises with just the already announced challengers filing papers. That means on the ballot Chairman Virgil Gentz will be challenged by Joseph Kolnik, Supervisor Ken Monson will be challenged by Robert Fliess and Supervisor Ronald Kammerzelt will be challenged […]

State orders Paris to hold recall election for Town Board

The Wisconsin Elections Commission found Friday that the Paris town clerk’s finding of insufficiency for recall petitions of the Town Board members was in error and ordered that the town move ahead with a recall election to be held in late November. A staff recommendation, which the commission accepted, stated in part: The conclusion of […]

Paris, Somers, Kenosha come to agreement on I-94 development, border and extension of water/sewer service

Officials from Paris, Somers and Kenosha announced an agreement Tuesday afternoon regarding I-94 development, extending sewer and water service to that area and a permanent border for Paris at a special meeting of the Paris Town Board. “Today, we have a tentative agreement and we’re in concurrence with one another on the major tenets going […]

Paris Town Board recall organizers to appeal decision rejecting recall election

The organizers of a recall of the Paris Town Board say they will challenge the decision of town Clerk Beverly McCumber that the petitions calling for a recall of the Town Board were insufficient. Said recall leader Joseph Kolnik via a Facebook post: Elections are the method in which an elector’s voice is heard. This action denies that […]

Paris supervisor proposes debate with recall candidates

Paris town Supervisor Ron Kammerzelt, at Tuesday’s regular monthly Town Board meeting, proposed having a debate with one or even all of the candidates who are seeking to recall the board. “I would personally like to talk with one of you or all of you at any time,” Kammerzelt said during citizens comments, stepping out from the table […]

Paris incumbents file challenge to recall petitions

The incumbent Paris Town Board members have filed formal challenges to the recall petitions filed last week. westofthei.com received notice of the challenges via an email from town Clerk Beverly McCumber, who said she received the challenges Friday. The email included a copy of each of the challenges from town Chairman Virgil Gentz and Supervisors Kenneth Monson […]

Paris recall organizers, one board member share views on recall

A week ago, petitions calling for a recall of all Paris Town Board members were submitted to the Paris town clerk. The clerk will have 31 days to decided if the petitions were sufficient to schedule an election, based on the requirements of state statutes. The recall is being spearheaded by a group of residents who oppose the town’s […]

Paris Town Board recall petitions submitted

Petitions calling for the recall of all members of the Paris Town Board were submitted to the town Wedensday. An announcement of the action was made via email to local media by a group of residents who oppose the town’s intergovernmental agreement with Somers that would see some 2,500 acres of Paris land transferred to Somers […]

Petition for referendum on intergovernmental agreement rejected by Paris

A petition for a referendum on the intergovernmental agreement between Paris and Somers regarding land boundaries has been declared short of the needed signatures by Paris town Clerk Beverly McCumber. The state statute says the signatures must come from “the electors residing within the territory whose jurisdiction is subject to change as a result of the agreement.” The […]

Discussion of intergovernmental agreement dominates Paris annual meeting

Discussion concerning the recently approved  intergovernmental agreement with Somers dominated a marathon Paris annual meeting Tuesday evening. An audience of over 60 people at its peak asked questions of the board and at times making motions, most of which ultimately were advisory only. The meeting started at 7 p.m. and adjourned at about 10:25 p.m. On April […]

Answers to common questions about Paris-Somers IGA

Part of the presentation at a meeting Thursday on the Paris-Somers intergovernmental agreement on a development corridor along I-94 focused on answering common question from residents about the contract. At a joint meeting Thursday, the Paris Town Baord and the Somers Village Board approved the IGA, which will be effective April 15. The agreement will have […]

Paris and Somers approve intergovernmental agreement on I-94 corridor

The Paris Town Board and the the Somers Village Board approved an intergovernmental agreement regarding I-94 development at a joint special meeting Thursday in Bristol. The meeting followed a public hearing on the agreement, which had almost 200 people in attendance. Most of the people who commented were property owners within the corridor of Paris that […]

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