Silver Lake Board meeting recap

The Village of Silver Lake Board met last night, with only one trustee absent (Michael Decker). Twelve people were in the audience, including Van Wanggaard, former state senator, who wanted to meet and greet the people in the new 21st district.  Ralph Jeniclek suggested to the board that they follow Paddock Lake’s example in sending […]

Silver Lake Emergency Government Committee met tonight

The Silver Lake Emergency Government Committee met earlier tonight before the regular Silver Lake Board meeting.  Ten people were present in the audience. Main topics of discussion were proposed 2014 Fire Department budget items.  The fire chief’s pay was questioned.  He currently receives $2,500 as fire chief, plus point pay.  These are different line items […]

Twin Lakes Park Commission meeting recap

The Village of Twin Lakes Park Commission met earlier this evening.  Topics of discussion are summarized below: Pat Kail was elected chairman; Chad Dunn was elected Secretary.  (Dunn was not present at tonight’s meeting.)  It was stated that a vice chairman was not needed. June and July bills were reviewed and approved. Village Administrator Jennifer […]

Salem awards bid for road repairs to Payne & Dolan

At tonight’s Town of Salem Board of Supervisors regular board meeting which was held earlier this evening, the board unanimously approved the bid award for the 2013 Town Road Rehabilitation Project to Payne & Dolan, Inc.  The base bid total was $1,355,998.75.  The only other bidder, Stark Asphalt, came in with a lower bid of […]

Salem Board approves bond issuance for road repairs

At tonight’s Town of Salem Board of Supervisors regular board meeting which was held earlier this evening, the board unanimously approved the resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of $4,060,000 of general obligation promissory notes, series 2013A. Two representatives from Ehlers and Associates, leaders in public finance, were in attendance at the meeting.  Ehlers is […]

Silver Lake Board accepting letters of intent to fill vacancy

It was decided at this evening’s Silver Lake Board meeting to accept letters of intent to fill the trustee vacancy.  Board President Sue Gerber said that she thought that was the only fair way to do it.  She then stated that three options would be presented to the board, then the Board would make the […]

Agreement with Silver Lake Rescue Squad, Inc., tabled until next meeting

The Village of Silver Lake Board met this evening.  One of the agenda items had to do with the agreement with Silver Lake Rescue Squad, Inc., for paramedic services.  Jeff Albrecht, as a member of the audience, urged the board to look at other options, other entities, who are willing to quote and work with […]

Silver Lake Emergency Government Committee meets with Fire Department

Earlier this evening, the Silver Lake Village Board Emergency Government Committee met with representatives of the Silver Lake Fire Department.  This is the second meeting in village President Sue Gerber’s attempt to restart the process of determining the future of EMS and fire services in the village.  The first meeting was held last Tuesday with […]

Wheatland will be reviewing three garbage/recycling proposals

Three garbage/recycling proposals were received today by the Wheatland Town Board, and the board will be reviewing them over the next week.  The three vendors were Waste Management, Viola, and John’s.  The board decided to table their discussion until their meeting on April 22nd at 6 :15 pm. A fourth vendor, ASDA Enterprises, from Burlington, […]

Wheatland says “No, thanks” to fire services study

At tonight’s Wheatland Town Board meeting, there was a discussion on whether the town wanted to participate in an emergency services study.  Chief Louis Denko and Assistant Chief Brian Kerkman relayed that it was the fire department’s feeling that the town of Wheatland was not interested now. “The cost of the study was to be […]

Salem road work proposal

A presentation was made by the Town of Salem’s engineer, Len Roecker, at the Town of Salem Board of Supervisor’s Committee Meeting earlier tonight.  Three charts were on display.  This represented a general scenario multi-year plan.  (Pictures would have been taken by the writer, except that the road identifiers and color-coding would have been illegible.) […]

Pumpkin Daze no closer to a decision

At tonight’s Town of Salem Board of Supervisors meeting, the subject of Pumpkin Daze was discussed.  While there were positive comments about the event, it was still not fully decided where the event was going to be held.  There is a meeting this Wednesday to further discuss the event, and the board will vote on […]

Silver Lake rescue squad contract extended for a month

The Silver Lake Village Board met in the Riverview Grade School cafeteria earlier this evening to discuss two controversial issues.  About fifty people gathered to hear the discussions.  Board President Jeff Albrecht altered the order of the agenda and said that the discussion on the two items could be combined. The first issue had to […]

Fire department salaries tabled at Silver Lake board meeting

At tonight’s Silver Lake Village Board meeting, two discussion items were tabled due to the absence of Jeff Albrecht, the village president.  He was out of town, according to Terry Faber, the clerk-treasurer.  Trustee Sue Gerber presided over the meeting in his absence.  Gerber said that, due to the ethics issue concerning herself and two […]

Bristol board discusses proposals for fire department personnel

Tonight, the Bristol Village Board conducted a special meeting to review the three bids that were received for the contracted fire fighters and emergency medical technician (EMT) personnel.  The three bidders being considered were Metro Paramedic Services, Inc., out of Elmhurst, Illinois; LJH Ambulance, out of Kenosha; and Paratech Ambulance Service, out of Milwaukee.  Each […]

Wilmot school board meeting report

The seven-member Wilmot Union High School District board met Wednesday night.  The following is a brief report of agenda topics discussed: The consent agenda items were approved, which included the minutes of the November 14, 2012, regular board meeting, two new hires, the Carl Perkins Consortium Agreement, and the Treasurer’s Report. Dan Kopp, district administrator, […]

Students, parents speak out for Padlock

At the Wilmot Union High School District meeting of the board of education which took place last night in the Wilmot High School auditorium, eight students and/or parents spoke out in favor of Jim Padlock, associate principal of the school.  He had been placed on a leave of absence last month.  To read a prior […]

Wilmot school board approves co-ed hockey, boys volleyball

At tonight’s Wilmot Union High School District board of education meeting, co-ed hockey was approved.  Dan Kopp, district administrator, said that meetings were held with 15 sets of parents and the Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) coordinator of athletics/physical education, Steven Knecht.  “The issue,” Kopp said, “is where to get the money.  This is requiring […]

WGTD’s Iaquinta interviews state rep candidates Kerkman and Steinbrink

On Friday, Len Iaquinta, from WGTD’s weekend show, “Community Matters,” interviewed state representatives Samantha Kerkman and John Steinbrink, who are both vying for the 61st assembly district seat.  Kerkman, R-Randall, and Steinbrink, D-Pleasant Prairie, are the two incumbents who have been redistricted into the same district. The district includes the towns of Brighton, Paris, Randall, […]

HCE sponsoring clothing exchange

Here is your opportunity to clean out your closets and basements while helping yourself and others throughout our community. You are invited to bring all clothing or accessories you have outgrown or are ready to get rid of.  The sizes include infant through adult. The event will be held on Monday, Oct. 15, at the […]

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