Based on the dates provided in the information portion of the plan commission’s packet, and the paperwork submitted, switching the Hampton Inn out (they had applied for a permit to build a hotel up on Sheridan Springs Road on the northeast end of town) to the Fairfield Inn , was presented to the city on September tenth, then reviewed by staff on September eleventh, and now approved by unanimous plan commission vote on September nineteenth!Read More
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How important is The Riviera, considering that there may well be little remembrance of former things remaining through time and that there may be little remembrance of today by those who follow us and by those who follow them?Read More
That headline is a lyrical excerpt from a song by a group called the Hollies, but the general meaning of it applies to what’s going on with this new climate change all humans are experiencing together, although in many different forms. Climate change, the general warming trend the planet is unquestionably going through, does not always mean higher temperatures.Read More
Mayor Tom Hartz signs off on the attempt to attack the latest creepingly quiet threat to the quality of Geneva Lake. The mayor signed a check for twenty thousand dollars to stop the spread of something most people living around Geneva Lake have never heard of.Read More
The Venetian Festival of Lake Geneva has become a time of wonder among the children who live anywhere near the north end of Lake Geneva.
During the month of August, and this has been the case for fifty-six years, the Jaycees put on this show, starting out in 1962 with merely a candle-lit boat parade. Well, it’s not that anymore.
Are there things wrong with the secretly renegotiated contract that Mayor Tom Hartz signed with MSI General Corp, regarding the redevelopment of the Riviera Pier Complex? You better believe there are. The renegotiated contract, dated July 27th, 2018, was signed on August 2nd by Mayor Hartz and a representative of that companyRead More
“Save the Yerkes” is a phrase invented to unite a small collection of groups and as many citizens as possible to “save” the Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay from extinction and even potential destruction. There is no question that, following the first attempt to shed itself of the Yerkes nearly ten years ago, the University of Chicago is still trying to sell it off and be rid of it.Read More
Is the public’s participation in the ‘public plan participation’ component in the city’s comprehensive plan going to be eliminated? In the July 23rd city council meeting Item 12 g, which was listed as “Discussion/Action for the amendments to the Comprehensive Plan” was postponed until the next city council meeting on August 13thRead More
Gage Marine has been a monopoly on Geneva Lake for more years than most people can remember. In the “old days” there were many competing boats trying to take passengers out on the water, as many as twenty-six different operations at one point.Read More
What happened to the Worshipful Master of Lake Geneva Lodge 44 is emblematic of what is happening to the core fibrous organizations that have allowed Lake Geneva to have a cohesive identity. In days gone by, those organizations, the VFW, American Legion, Masonic Lodge, Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, YMCA, and so many more, have been given special allowance to avoid much of the red tape and expense other, not so community-serving organizations, might have to put up with.Read More
Seldom does an unconfirmed rumor make it to the front page of the Geneva Shore Report, but this exception is a doozy. It’s either terrific news or its terrible news. It is the best of times, it is the worst of times. The “top of the world” comment, making the headlines of this issue, is all about the Towers.Read More
The new crop of the old field of seasoned and worn city alderpersons has a very key decision to make, and it’s having one heck of a time making it. What is to be done with the public? What is to be done in controlling just how much input the citizenry gets to relay to them, and what kind of input is going to be considered to be acceptableRead More