Inspiration Ministries will be opening its special coffee shop over the course of the next few months. The rate of return for this business, employing the handicapped and training them to better become involved and working citizens in the community cannot be measured using a financial ‘rate of return’ system of success or failure analysis.Read More
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Bill Gage, the owner of Gage Marine, the company selected by the communities around the lake to be the one and only cruise operation providing boat and other marine services for one and all around Geneva Lake, came to the Lake Geneva City chambers and laid out exactly what he and his company had done to replace the controversial gas tanks near the northern front of the Riviera Pier Complex.Read More
The City of Lake Geneva Mission Statement:
“Our mission is to preserve its small-city atmosphere, reasonable cost of living and high quality of life by carefully controlling land use and development and delivering high-quality programs and services in a responsible manner.”
What happened in 2019, when it came to actions of local government to make things better for everyone living around Lake Geneva, as well as those visiting it?
Turns out, there were quite a number of things…
The company that went to work to excavate the old gasoline tanks placed under a portion of Driehaus Park, right near the water and in front of the Riviera Pier Complex, was mysterious and seemingly shifty. They covered the name of their company information, printed on the sides of their trucks, in order to remain mysterious and appear seemingly shiftyRead More
The current members of the Lake Geneva Plan Commission have been charged with being at the center of the building whirlwind that has become the Hillmoor development debate. That commission has become divided right down the middle over what is to be done as, time and again, the issue of commercially developing Lake Geneva’s last great chunk of open real estate has been argued, concept plans commissioned (paid for by the city!), and many citizens have attended to offer opinions about what they might want done with the space.Read More
What is happening right in front of the whole community down at the Driehaus Park area in downtown Lake Geneva? Well, it’s hard to say. The workers are there, tearing up the park, but the equipment they’ve brought in is all taped over on their panels and doors. How mysterious and strange is that? The company doing the work did not want its name knownRead More
The coming election is going to prove crucial in deciding the direction Lake Geneva’s development and administration is likely to take, as the future looms just up ahead. New alderpersons, and even a new mayor (the existing mayor, Tom Hartz, is expected to run for re-election) would also mean potential new players on the plan commission and other vital areasRead More
Lake Geneva city attorney Dan Draper stated those words most forcefully at the combined Lake Geneva City Council and Plan Commission meeting, chaired by Mayor Tom Hartz, dealing with the three concepts submitted for changing the comprehensive plan with respect to the Hillmoor property. The crowd of 56 citizens allowed to view the proceedings (as the meeting was deliberately held in the second story of the city municipal building where there is no audio or video feed) erupted into open derision and laughter.Read More
What happened? Here is the joint statement released on Tuesday of last week:
“The University of Chicago and the Yerkes Future Foundation (YFF) are pleased to announce an agreement in principle for the transfer of ownership of Yerkes Observatory and related property located in Williams Bay, Wisconsin to the Yerkes Future Foundation. Over the next several months, both organizations will be working closely on all aspects of the proposed transfer.
The delaying of the comprehensive plan vote until next year is not about doing things the right way, but an old fashioned political attempt to assure the outcome of the eight-member council vote by deferring it to a more favorable time.Read More