Author: Chuck Bartok

Living Here, November 23, 2016

Living Here Shoveling out the merchants. Here we go again. The snow is coming and the City of Lake Geneva has made no plans to shovel the merchants out. Instead, the old rules will apply. Any business that does not immediately get rid of snow on the sidewalk in front of it (and if it gets deep there’s nowhere to toss it because it’s illegal to shove it out into the street) will get fined, and then charged a fortune for the city to plow it. Infirm business owners, the old, those on vacation or those closed for the...

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Our Place, July 13, 2016

The reasons why Lake Geneva must have a responsible audit with professional experts standing behind it:
For years Citizens have questioned the propriety of the utility department’s spending; donations; preferential selling of properties to its own members and friends; and storage of their personal property; such as, boats and vehicles on utility property…

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Living Here, July 16, 2016

Living Here Dan “Piggy Bank” Winkler’s resignation/retirement notice to president Dennis Lyon and the Members of the Utility Commission with a copy to Mayor Jim Connors/ Mayor Al Kupsik/ Blaine Oborn was approved by the City Council. The letter was dated April 15, 2016 but only presented at a City Council meeting on June 27th over two months later. Although the city pays 1/3 of his salary, Dan Winkler was never a city official, but with his dual position as both Director of Public Works and Director of Sewer & water Utilities, he was the most powerful and influential...

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Little Gems, June 29, 2016

Little Gems Handicapped slots. What’s going to happen at the new place at BigFoot Beach that is replacing Corleone’s Restaurant? There’s a rather mysterious boat operation going into the same building and the boats are to be displayed out in front of the space (five of them is the limit placed by Town of Linn in the compromise). Three of the boats are on site. And the boats are placed right on top of the three handicapped parking stalls out front. Is that going to be the way it is going to be? Those spaces are required by the Americans...

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