Lake Geneva City Hall is open.
June 30, 2020, Lake Geneva’s Emergency Proclamation expired and it is back to business. In preparation for this reopening city officials began getting ready last week working on cleaning, disinfecting, spacing, and new safety procedures. All meetings will take place in the council chambers with extra spacing for the council and committee members and up to thirteen chairs will be spaced six feet apart for the public. If more show up for the meetings, other rooms will be utilized, and a live stream of the meeting will be displayed. City officials have been following CDC recommendations and guidelines to safely reopen. If all goes well, all meetings will resume in person. The first week is expected to be a busy one with standing and non-standing meetings scheduled Monday, July 6th through Thursday, July 9th. Some days multiple meetings are scheduled, and the non-standing meetings may have large agendas to make up for the downtime during the closing of the city hall.
The West End Pier is a public pier that includes boat slip renters.
This combination can be tough at times. The public has rights and is allowed to use them, but at the same time, the boat slip renters pay good money to have a secure somewhat private area to store their boats and to enjoy the lake. Last summer season the boat slip renters voiced concerns regarding inappropriate behavior and vandalism happening on the pier and to their property. The Lake Geneva Police Department upped patrol of the area and posted signs regarding rules of the pier. The slip renters were hoping for more drastic measures by installing surveillance cameras or a gate at the pier entrance. At the last Piers, Harbor, and Lakefront Commission meeting the renters continued to share concerns. However, the renters and city officials do not have the same thoughts on the activity at the pier. The police chief gave a report stating that very few calls have come in regarding that area and nothing out of control has been brought to his attention. The harbormaster and an alderperson shared the same opinion as the chief. The decision was made to do nothing more than continue to observe and report any inappropriate activity until the next month when the committee meets again.
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