The Salem Town Board heard Monday from residents about their views on allowing ATV use on designated routes on town roads. Speakers at the special meeting just for this purpose included those who support and oppose the ordinance. By my count 26 people total spoke. Fourteen opposed the new ordinance, eight supported the new ordinance and […]
The Salem Town Board on Monday approved the purchase of playground equipment for Salem Oaks Park. The equipment will cost $34,731, with $25,000 to come from the general fund and $9,731 from the park fund. Lee Recreation was the winning bidder. The town will not have a volunteer community build like it did for equipment at Community […]
One of the curses of local lake management — Eurasian milfoil — continues to defy expectations. At Monday’s Salem Town Board meeting, Supervisor Dennis Faber, who also is a commissioner of the Camp/Center Lakes Rehabilitation District, said conventional wisdom going into this spring and summer was that the heavy snowfall of this year — including on […]
Purchasing a thermal imaging camera for one of the Town of Salem Fire/Rescue engines was approved by the Salem Town Board Monday. The camera will cost $9,895 and replace a 15-year-old unit. The price represents a close out special discount from the original price of $17,901, said Fire Chief David “Mike” Slover. The cameras are used […]
At about 6:19 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue units along with sheriff’s deputies are responding for a fire alarm in teh 28100 block of 75th Street in Salem. UPDATE 6:20 p.m. – Per dispatch: Security company says alarm was triggered by cooking. UPDATE 6:29 p.m. — All Salem units returning to quarters.
At 1:06 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department, Silver Lake Rescue and Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units (all stations) are responding to a report of smoke in a building in the 8300 block of Fox River Road in Salem. Per dispatch: Smoke is in an out building behind a home. No flames seen, but smoke and a […]
At about 8:27 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a car off the road in the 26200 block of Highway AH in Salem. Per dispatch: Car may have also hit a pole.
Former Salem town Chairman Linda Valentine has received as an open record the email addresses on a distribution list Salem uses to communicate with the public. Valentine made the request Monday. On Wednesday, current town Chairman Diann Tesar issued a statement to the members of that list (which includes westofthei.com) that the addresses were being turned […]
A 56-year-old Salem man died in an ATV crash in Brighton Tuesday afternoon. The man is not being identified yet, said Department of Natural Resources Warden Jason Roberts. While the incident is still under investigation, Roberts said it appears the man was operating the ATV alongside the road and then came onto the roadway. The […]
At 6:20 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a tree down in the 27800 block of Silver Lake Road in Salem. Per dispatch: Caller reports that tree is on a power line and lights in their house are flickering.
The following announcement is from the Town of Salem: The Town of Salem Elector’s, at their Annual Meeting, voted to form a committee to explore the concept of incorporation of the Town. This exploration may or may not lead to the Town pursuing incorporation at this time, but to explore all aspects of incorporation and […]
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Salem town Clerk Cindi Ernest has distributed the following announcement regarding ATVs trails in the town: The Town of Salem will hold a public input session regarding the establishment of an ordinance that would allow the creation and designation of certain Town Roads as ATV trails throughout the Town of Salem. The Public Input session […]
About 5pm responding for a motorcycle down 26700 block of SA.
The Salem Town Board has agreed to perform building inspections for Twin Lakes and Bristol. The two separate agreements were approved by the Town Board at Monday’s regular monthly meeting. Salem town administrator Patrick Casey said over the six months the contract will cover that the arrangement will bring about $9,000 to the town. Both […]
If you were planing to attend tonight’s Salem Town Board meeting to comment on the ATV routes issue, you should read the following statement from town Chairman Diann Tesar: Good afternoon Town of Salem Residents: Due to the enormous public interest in the proposed ATV routes in the Town of Salem, and in the interest of fairness […]
The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has released the names of the men involved in a crash Sunday morning along Highway 45 in Bristol. Brian Smith, 27, of Salem died in the crash. Christopher Orozco, 29, of Paddock Lake, was the driver of the vehicle. He has received the following traffic citations according to Circuit Court records: […]
At about 8:45 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding for an investigation in the 23300 block of 124th Street in Cross Lake. Per dispatch: Caller is concerned about smoke in the area.
At 2:06 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to Salem Town Hall for a medical call. Per dispatch: Patient is an adult male who is conscious and breathing.
Salem town Clerk Cindi Ernest has distributed the following announcement regarding the formation of a committee to explore the incorporation of the town: The Town of Salem Elector’s, at their Annual Meeting, voted to form a committee to explore the concept of incorporation of the Town. This exploration may or may not lead to the Town pursuing […]
David B. Shortess, Salem director of Public Safety, has made the following announcement regarding restricted access to some roads this Saturday: The Salem Public Safety Office will be assisting the Salem Grade School with its’ 5k run/walk on Saturday May 31st from 7am-1200pm. In the interest of public safety there will be restricted access to CTH […]
At about 8:31 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to report of a fallen bicyclist in the 23500 block of Highway AH in Salem. Per dispatch: Patient is a male bicyclist who fell and hit his head; he was wearing a helmet.
Salem Town Board members were the latest municipality to hear the Kenosha Area Business Alliance’s request for financial support for a study of where to locate a Western Kenosha County business park. Board members at Monday’s committee of the whole meeting were generally agreeable to spending no more than $3,000 to participate in the study, and talked about […]
The Town of Salem Fire /Rescue Department will be hosting an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR /AED course on May 22 at 6 pm. This course is a 3-4 hour course which combines basic CPR skills training with instruction and practice in using an AED. Course covers: Adult CPR/AED with and without a mask, Adult Choking, […]
At about 9:45 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a smoke detector alarm at a condo building in the 6900 block of 238th Avenue in Paddock Lake. UPDATE 9:52 p.m. — Deputy on the scene reports alarm apparently was triggered by burnt toast.
At about 6:39 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of baby ducks in the road on Highway 83 south of Highway C in Salem. Per dispatch: caller reported that a mother duck was struck. Ducklings were then staying in the roadway. UPDATE 7:28 a.m. — Original deputy was diverted to back-up on […]
Advocates of allowing use of ATVs on Salem town roads have presented the Salem Town Board with proposals for designated routes in three enighbrohoods as a starting point for allowing wider use of the vehicles. The board discussed the issue at a committee of the whole meeting Monday night. Casey said after meeting with the […]
Two current members of the Community Library Board were re-appointed to the Community Library Board recently by their respective municipal boards. The Randall Town Board reappointed Ken Mangold to his seat on the board representing Randall. Randall town Chairman Bob Stoll said Mangold was looking to step down from the board, but has agreed to serve […]
The Salem Town Board, through an ordinance change, has made it clearer who is responsible for keeping ditches and culverts clear and free flowing. If you are the property owner, it’s you. The board passed the change unanimously Monday. Mike Murdock, high superintendent has said that town crews have sometimes had to clear blocked culverts in order to restore […]
At about 9:58 a.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to a report of a struck gas line in the 1000 block of Prairie Drive in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Someone digging at the address has struck a gas line. They have attempted to pinch it off, but the […]