Posts under ‘Silver Lake’

Silver Lake passes tax levy with 1 percent decrease

The Silver Lake Village Board on Wednesday passed a tax levy with a 1 percent decrease from 2014. The 2015 tax levy will be $1,036,237. The 2014 tax levy was $1,050,151. The budget for 2015 and the 2015 tax levy passed with a 5 yes, 1 no vote with Trustee Pat Dunn voting against and […]

Silver Lake creates fire chief selection committee

The Silver Lake Village Board approved the creation of a committee to make a recommendation to the board on an individual to hire as a part-time fire chief to lead the Silver Lake Fire Department. Trustee Roger Johnson, the chairman of the Emergency Services Committee made the motion to create the committee. He presented the […]

Silver Lake Village Hall meeting room gets makeover courtesy of police chief

The room where Village Board meetings and municipal court are held in Silver Lake Village Hall received a makeover recently at the initiative of police Chief Andrew Trudeau. The redecorating includes a new two-tone paint job, a new wood rostrum that the Village Board will seat behind. two faux columns for the wall behind the rostrum, new nameplates for board […]

Silver Lake to consider hiring administrator, part-time fire chief

Through some “strategic financial planning” Silver Lake is considering hiring a village administrator, hiring a paid part-time firefighter chief and establishing a panel of business people to work on local business issues, village President Sue Gerber said in a statement at Wednesday’s Village Board meeting. Gerber did not reveal a time line for the three initiatives she […]

Silver Lake village dissolution; contracting with Salem for Fire/EMS referendum results

Silver Lake voters had two referendums today — one seeking to ban the village from contracting with Salem for fire/EMS service and another seeking to dissolve the village government. Both referendums were binding. The dissolution referendum needed to pass by a two-thirds vote. Incomplete results at 9:45 p.m. show: On prohibiting the village from contracting […]

Today is Election Day

Voters will be going to the polls Tuesday to decide federal and state partisan elections. Silver Lake, Salem and Paddock Lake also have referendums on the ballot and there is a countywide referendum as well. Polls will be open today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Note: westofthei.com will be following all of the election results […]

Fall Election 2014: Several local referendums on ballot

The fall partisan election typically doesn’t hold a lot of significance when it comes to strictly local issues. Sure that election decides state and federal offices — even president every four years — and those are important offices, but they’re not local. This year, that’s definitely not the case with a countywide referendum and referendums in three municipalities on controversial issues. Here’s […]

Silver Lake police, fire and rescue personnel greet treat or treaters

Members of the Silver Lake Police Department, Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad greeted trick or treaters in the village on Halloween at Schmalfeldt Park and at Riverview School. The firefighters, rescue members and police handed out glow sticks, wands, candy and pizza. ” Even though it was cold and windy, spirits were high and […]

Burning ban in effect in Silver Lake today

A ban on all outdoor burning has been ordered in Silver Lake by  Silver Lake Fire Department Chief Allison Draeger. The burn ban will be in effect Friday, Draeger said.

Silver Lake PD, Silver FD and Silver Lake Rescue to host trick or treating event Friday

Silver Lake Police, Silver Lake Rescue Squad and Silver Lake Fire Department will host a Trick or Treating event, Friday, Halloween, at Schmalfeldt Park and Riverview School. Members will be handing out glow sticks, candy and pizza for the parents. Silver Lake trick or treat time is 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31. “We expect a good turn out and […]

Community Baptist Church of Silver Lake hosting Fall Fest Saturday

The Community Baptist Church of Silver Lake will host their third annual Community Fall Fest Saturday Oct 25. Community Fall Fest begins at 5 p.m. at Community Baptist Church in Silver Lake. Activities include hay rides, a bon fire, brats and hot dogs, and ‘do-it-yourself’ s’mores. Children will enjoy carnival-style games, a craft cabin, a giant […]

Silver Lake FD equipment truck to get new tires

The last piece of major Silver Lake Fire Department in need of new tires will now get them. The Village Board Wednesday voted to replace the tires for the fire department equipment truck by accepting a bid for the work for $2,804.08. The impetuous for the replacement — which had been deferred as too expensive to […]

Silver Lake storm sewer loan approved by Board of Commissioners of Public Lands

The Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands has approved a $535,000 loan to Silver Lake to finance a storm sewer repair project, the board announced today The loan will have a term of 20 years and 4.25 percent interest, village officials said at the September meeting at which a resolution to apply for the loan was approved. Village President […]

Units responding for alarm in Silver Lake

At 6:24 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Sqaud units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to an alarm in a multi-dwelling building int he 400 block of South Cogswell Drive in Silver lake. UPDATE 6:26 a.m. — Per dispatch: Resident of unit reports that they were cooking bacon when the smoke […]

Community Baptist Church of Silver Lake hosting Fall Fest Oct. 25

The Community Baptist Church of Silver Lake will host their third annual Community Fall Fest Saturday Oct 25. Community Fall Fest begins at 5 p.m. at Community Baptist Church in Silver Lake. Activities include hay rides, a bon fire, brats and hot dogs, and ‘do-it-yourself’ s’mores. Children will enjoy carnival-style games, a craft cabin, a giant […]

Units responding for alarm in Silver Lake

At about 12:57 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Police officers are responding to a report of a fire alarm in the 400 block of South Cogswell Drive in Silver Lake. UPDATE about 12:59 p.m. — Personnel at the scene reports to dispatch that the alarm was likely triggered by soldering by a […]

Sheriff’s Dept to handle election related complaints in Silver Lake

In the wake of vandalism to some campaign signs this week, the Silver Lake Police Department has announced that complaints related to the upcoming Nov. 4 election will be investigated by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. Silver Lake Police Chief Andrew Trudeau issued the following statement today: I would like to inform the citizens of Silver […]

Silver Lake to enforce temporary campaign sign regulations

Silver Lake will be enforcing a set of temporary campaign sign standards leading up to the Nov. 4 election, Silver Lake Police Chief Andrew Trudeau announced in a media release today. Trudeau said uncertainty about how to enforce the village’s sign ordinance prompted a meeting between village President Sue Gerber, building inspector Royce Kennedy and […]

Silver Lake Village Board approves loan resolution for storm sewer repairs

The Silver Lake Village Board approved a resolution to authorize applying for a loan from the Wisconsin Board of Commissioners to fund storm water repairs in the village. The loan amount is $530,000. It will have a term of 20 years and 4.25 percent interest. Village President Sue Gerber said the village initially sought a loan from […]

Search for man on Silver Lake continues Friday

Personnel from area fire departments are traveling to Silver Lake again this morning for a third day of searching for a McHenry, Illinois fisherman who went missing Tuesday evening. John D. Spoor, 66, was reported missing by family on Tuesday. His unoccupied boat was found on Silver Lake, along with his vehicle in the village. Fire […]

Search for man missing on Silver Lake continues Thursday

The search for John Spoor, 66, of McHenry, Ill. will continue Thursday on Silver Lake. Here is the latest statement from Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Bill Beth: The search for Mr. Spoor will continue today on the waters of Silver Lake. Incident Command is Silver Lake Fire Chief Allison Draeger. At this point […]

Silver Lake Village Board appoints police chief and assistant chief

The Silver Lake Village Board has replaced its former full-time police chief with two individuals who will split that role on a part-time basis. The board unanimously approved (with Trustees Mike Decker and Chris Willkomm absent) appointing current Silver Lake PD officers Duane Kreier as chief and Andrew Trudeau as assistant chief at Wednesday’s Village […]

Air One helicopter joins search for missing fisherman

The Air One law enforcement helicopter joined the search for John Spoor, who went missing Tuesday on Silver Lake. The helicopter crew was not able to find anything significant, said a statement issued by Sgt. Bill Beth, spokesman for the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. From Beth’s statement: … The search for Mr. Spoor continues in the […]

Man missing on Silver Lake identified; search continues

The man who was on Silver Lake Tuesday but became separated from his boat and is now missing has been publicly identified as John D. Spoor, 66, of McHenry, Illinois. It appears Spoor was fishing with his boat, said Sheriff David Beth. Spoor’s boat and his car were later found, but he is still missing […]

UPDATE: Search for man on Silver Lake will resume Wednesday

Silver Lake Fire, Silver Lake Police, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, Kenosha County Dive Team and DNR responded to a report that a 66 year old man from McHenry, IL was missing in Silver Lake. His boat was located, but after searching about three hours, the search was called for the night. They will resume searching […]

Units responding to Silver Lake boat launch

At about 10:20 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to a the Silver Lake boat launch, Manor and Cogswell, in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Salem is being asked to respond with a boat and a thermal imaging camera to search for a lost boat. UPDATE about 10:23 p.m. […]

Silver Lake Board formally accepts police chief resignation

The Silver Lake Village Board formally accepted Silver Lake Police Chief Dan Kingsley’s resignation at Wednesday night’s Village Board meeting. The vote to accept Kingsley’s resignation was 5-1, with Trustee Chris Willkomm voting against and Trustee Carolyn Dodge absent. Kingsley tendered his resignation by letter on Tuesday. It is effective Sept. 12. He has been […]

Silver Lake Village Board approves new firefighter turnout gear

The Silver Lake Village Board approved the purchase of three sets of turnout gear for new Silver Lake Fire Department firefighters. But that was not until after village President Sue Gerber struck three fire department related items — including the turnout gear purchase — from the agenda as violating a policy passed in 1995. Trustee Pat Dunn […]

Text of Silver Lake PD Chief Daniel Kingsley’s resignation letter

I received a copy of the Silver Lake Police Chief Daniel Kingsley’s letter of resignation this morning from village Clerk Terry Faber. Village President Sue Gerber said she would direct Faber to release the letter to us. Here is the full text of the letter: Dear Village of Silver Lake Board: It is with great […]

Silver Lake Village Board to consider police chief’s resignation

The agenda for Wednesday’s Silver Lake Village Board meeting includes an agenda item regarding the resignation of the Silver Lake Police chief. The item, under president’s agenda, says: “To Accept Chief Dan Kingsley’s Letter of Resignation.” No further information is included in the agenda. We have requested a copy of the letter from village Clerk […]

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