Posts under ‘Salem Lakes’

Spring election 2024: Salem Lakes village trustee results

Voters in Salem Lakes were able to vote in a contested election for village trustee. On the ballot were: Dennis Faber, an incumbent Ron Gandt, an incumbent Bill Hopkins, an incumbent Peter Poli Three at-large seats will be filled. At 8:55 p.m. with 3 of 3 polls reporting what may be incomplete results: Hopkins 1348 […]

2024 Salem Lakes Easter egg hunt coverage (PHOTOS)

The annual Salem Lakes Easter egg hunt took place Saturday morning at Schmalfeldt Park in Silver Lake. The event, hosted by the village Parks Commission, was originally supposed to happen last week, but was delayed due to snow. Hunters were grouped by ages and hunted with a staggered start. The Easter Bunny attended via Salem […]

2024 Salem Lakes Annual Easter Egg hunt is rescheduled for March 30 due to weather

The Salem Lakes Annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m., at Schmalfeldt Park in Silver Lake. The event was rescheduled due to weather. Children ages 0-10 are invited to participate. Children will be divided into three age groups with a staggered start. The Parks Commission hosts the event. Bring […]

Salem Lakes Village Board appoints new treasurer/finance director

The Salem Lakes Village Board appointed a treasurer/finance director last week. The board voted unanimously Wednesday to appoint Betsy Leach to the postion, pending the results of some pre-employment related screenings.  Village administrator Cassandra Hiller supplied the following information about Leach and her background: Betsy currently serves as the Finance Director / Treasurer for the […]

Twin Lakes Police Dept. & Sheriff’s Dept. seeking info on break-ins

The Twin Lakes Police Department and the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department are looking for information regarding vehicle break-ins, according to social media post from both agencies. From the Twin Lakes Police Department via Facebook: From the Sheriff’s Department: ShareTweet0 Shares

Agenda: Salem Lakes Village Board meeting Feb. 26, 2024

The Salem Lakes Village Board is scheduled to meet Monday, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall in Salem. Agenda items include: Discussion and Possible Action to change the Paramedic/EMS Billing Contract. Possible approval of Conway Shield inv. 0518063 in the amount of $6,494.25 for turnout gear. Discussion and possible action on Payment Request #1 […]

Agenda: Salem Lakes Village Board meeting Jan. 22, 2024

The Salem Lakes Village Board is scheduled to meet Monday, starting at 6 p.m. at Village Hall in Salem. This meeting can be viewed on YouTube here. Agenda items include: Discussion and possible action on the refurbishment of Fire Truck 5818. Discussion and possible action on a Plan Commission recommendation on a minor land division […]

Salem Lakes facilities closed to public Jan. 12

From the village of Salem Lakes: Government facilities are closed to the public on Friday, Jan. 12 due to adverse winter weather conditions. Emergency response operations will continue despite facility closures. Residents are urged to monitor weather conditions, refrain from driving, and check in on elderly and vulnerable neighbors. If residents must travel, they are […]

Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue investigation report to be made public

A report on an investigation of Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue commissioned by the Salem Lakes VIllage Board will be made public after some final steps, village President Rita Bucur announced Tuesday at the conclusion of a special board meeting. The investigation into the operation and functioning of the fire department was conducted by attorney Jake Curtis of […]

Agenda: Salem Lakes Fire Commission meeting Nov, 27, 2023

The Salem Lakes Fire Commission is scheduled to hold a meeting Monday, starting at 5:30 p.m. at Village Hall in Salem. Agenda items include: Temporary Safety Coordinator – Update on Fire Department activities. Closed session for discussion and consideration of the applications for and applicant progress thus far for interimFire Chief. Possible additional discussion and/or […]

Agenda: Salem Lakes Village Board special meeting Nov 17, 2023

The Salem Lakes VIllage Board is scheduled to hold a special board meeting Friday, starting at 5 p.m., at Village Hall in Salem. The meeting will be livestreamed here. The main agenda items is as follows: “Discussion and action on the functioning of fire and emergency services by the Salem Lakes Fire Department in the […]

Salem Lakes to advertise for interim chief candidates; make selection by end of month

The Salem Lakes Fire Commission did not name an interim fire chief Wednesday, but it did set out a process to come up with one by the end of the month. The commission plans to advertise for interim chief candidates with an application deadline of Nov. 24, commission President Allen Thennes said. Then the board […]

Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue chief, fire marshal resign

Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue’s Chief James Lejcar and fire Inspector/Marshall Steve Ptaszynski have resigned, the president of the village Fire Commission announced Monday. Fire Commission President Allen Thennes said he received Ptaszynski’s resignation via Lejcar Sunday night. He then received Lejcar’s resignation Monday evening. Thennes made the announcement during citizen’s comments at Monday’s Village Board meeting. […]

Agenda: Salem Lakes Village Board meeting Nov. 13, 2023

The Salem Lakes Village Board is scheduled to hold a regular meeting Monday, starting at 6 p.m. at Village Hall in Salem. A live stream of the meeting can be viewed here. Agenda items include: Approval of 2024 proposed budget – Resolution No. 2023.11-9 Review and approve 2023 budget appropriations – Resolution No. 2023.11-93 Approval […]

Disciplinary hearings for Salem Lakes fire chief and fire marshal won’t take place this week

Salem Lakes Fire Commission hearings regarding complaints against Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue Chief James Lejcar and fire marshal Steve Ptaszynski set to take place this week will not happen. Attorney J. Michael McTernan, who represents two clients — Auto Truck Equipment and Wilmot Stage Stop — who filed complaints against Lejcar and Ptaszynski, said he asked […]

Salem Lakes brings back former clerk in new post, says farewell to attorney

The Salem Lakes Village Board recently said hello to a familiar face and farewell to another. At a special meeting Sept. 19, the board created the position of chief deputy clerk and appointed Shannon Hahn to the post. Hahn previously worked for the village, including as village clerk from July 2019 to Feb. 2023. The […]

Hearing regarding Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue chief and fire marshall to be held

A hearing regarding complaints lodged against two top Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue officials will take place after action by the Salem Lakes Fire Commission Monday evening. The hearing will be regarding complaints filed by Wilmot Stage Stop and Auto Truck Equipment & Repair (ATE) against fire Chief James Lejcar and fire Marshall Steve Ptaszynski. The vote […]

Decision on whether to have hearing on Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue leadership complaints delayed — again

A decision on whether complaints against two top Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue officials are sufficient to proceed with a disciplinary hearing was delayed Monday by the Salem Lakes Fire Commission for the second time this month. This time, a vote was delayed because only two of the five members of the commission were going to be […]

Decision on whether to have hearing on Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue leadership complaints delayed

A decision on whether complaints against two top Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue officials are sufficient to proceed with a disciplinary hearing was delayed Monday by the Salem Lakes Fire Commission. Monday’s meeting agenda had included an item to decide whether to proceed with a hearing regarding complaints filed against fire Chief James Lejcar and fire marshal […]

Agenda: Salem Lakes Village Board meeting May 8, 2023

The Salem Lakes Village Board is scheduled to hold a Village Board meeting Monday, starting at 6 p.m. at Village Hall in Salem. The meeting will be livestreaned and available for later viewing here. Agenda items include: Request for unit 6770 (1978 Chevy mini attack/grass rig) to be sent to Wisconsin State Surplus action. Payment […]

2023 Salem Lakes Spring Cleanup is May 20

The 11th annual Salem Lakes Spring Cleanup will take place May 20, starting at 10 a.m. Just like the previous 10 years, participants will be hitting the roads, parks and waters to do their part in cleaning the village. In the previous 10 years, volunteers have cleaned up over 40 tons of trash from lakes, […]

Spring election 2023: Salem Lakes village trustee candidates Q&A

Voters in Salem Lakes will be able to vote in a contested election for village trustee in the April 4 election. Six candidates will compete to fill three, at-large seats. On the ballot are (in alphabetical order): Bill Barhyte Mike Culat, an incumbent Norm Kazumura Ted Kmiec, an incumbent Kelly Sweeting Jared Young This following […]

Spring election 2023: Salem Lakes village president Q&A

Voters in Salem Lakes will be able to vote in a contested election for village president in the April 4 election. Two names will be on the ballot: Rita Bucur Diann Tesar, the incumbent. The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate by email. Here is their biographical information followed by their question […]

Salem Lakes adopts grievance ordinance

The Salem Lakes Village Board has adopted an ordinance creating a committee and procedure regarding building code and fire code enforcement disputes. The new ordinance, passed unanimously March 13, creates the Code Review Committee and procedure. The committee and procedure had earlier been described publicly as a grievance committee. The ordinance lays out a procedure […]

Agenda: Salem Lakes joint Fire Commission/Village Board meeting Jan. 23, 2023

A joint meeting of the Salem Lakes Fire Commission and the Village Board is scheduled to be held Monday, starting at 5:30 p.m. at Village Hall in Salem. Agenda items include: Responsibility matrix Discussion of the hiring process – presentation by two commission members. Chief Lejcar – Hiring of two (2) Full-time Fire Fighter/EMT positions. […]

Salem Lakes approves services purchases from Westosha Senior Community Center, The Sharing Center

Salem Lakes approved 2023 purchase of services with Westosha Senior Community Center and The Sharing Center at Monday’s Village Board meeting. The village will send $7,500 to the senior center and $15,000 to The Sharing Center. These are not donations, village official stress, but rather purchases of services that if not offered by these non-profit […]

Garbage rate increase, bulk pick-up change approved by Salem Lakes

Residents of Salem Lakes will pay more for garbage pick-up and see their procedure for pick-up of bulky items change after action by the Village Board Monday. For 2023, residents will pay $18.62 per month for garbage and recycling pick-up. That’s $1.47 or 8.6 percent increase from the 2022 monthly rate. The contractor remains JOHNS […]

Agenda: Salem Lakes Village Board Sept. 12, 2022

The Salem Lakes Village Board is scheduled to hold a regular meeting Monday, starting at 6 p.m. at Village Hall in Salem. Among the agenda items: Johns Disposal Bulk Item Collection Change Proposal and 2023 Rate Increase Proposal. Chris Klemko request to reduce the building permit fees for Kenosha County Fair Grounds bleachers installationpermit. Falcon […]

Units responding for alarm in Salem

At about 8:26 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding for an alarm in the 8700 block of 225th Court in Salem. Per dispatch: This is a smoke alarm. UPDATE 8:30 p.m. — Unit arriving on scene reports this is a large two-story residential building. No exterior signs of fire showing from three sides. UPDATE […]

Agenda: Salem Lakes Village Board regular meeting June 13, 2022

The Salem Lakes Village Board is scheduled to hold a regular meeting Monday, starting at 6 p.m. at Village Hall in Salem. The meeting also will be livestreamed here. Among the agenda items are: Discussion and possible action on the bond schedule and Ordinance 2022.06-53, an ordinance creating Section 470-15 of the Municipal Code of […]

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