What is going on with the Lake Geneva Piers, Harbor, and Lakefront committee?
The meeting (last week) was a bit disorganized and left many of the public attending confused. The Riviera and the lake were, and are, the two big issues being discussed. The Riviera is due for continued renovation and the interior part is due to start soon. The eight current commercial tenants (seven being concessions) are concerned for the future of their continuance, as the current accepted plan will allow for there to be only spaces for six to come back. Most of the concession tenants attended the meeting and requested three-year leases, hoping to lock in their existence for some time to come. The committee could not approve that request, and that it can approve any lease at this time is strange, but that’s what it did.
The current tenants each got a one-year extension on their lease in order to wait and see. Construction on the first floor is planned to start this year and continue into the spring of 2021. The tenants need to have all units completely empty by November 15th, so a walkthrough can be done on November 16th. Contractors interested in doing some work need to get bids written and turned into the city. The commercial boat slip and buoy leases are also up for renewal, however, it looks like they will be getting renewed. Gage Marine is the largest of the commercial leases and some amendments have been made to its agreement, as ten of the boat slips were taken from the lease and returned to the city. The city hopes to rent the slips as premiere boat slip rentals at a higher rental rate than any of the others slips and buoys (and will hopefully be able to tolerate the fact that during many years most of the slips didn’t rent out at all). This will take a little research and a separate meeting to consider. As far as the other slips, buoys, and kayak rentals the piers, harbor, and lakefront committee recommended the rental fees be increased by 8% in 2021.
The U.S. presidential election is less than two weeks away.
The City of Lake Geneva is ready for the voting to start. Many Lake Geneva registered voters planned ahead, as thirty-three percent (33%) have requested absentee ballots and many have already returned those ballots back to city hall. Also, a good number of new voters have pre-registered for the big day. Registration can also be done on the day of voting at the city hall. In-person, early voting started yesterday on October 20th and continues until the end of the month October 30th. For all those who are waiting until election day to vote city hall is the one and only polling location for all Lake Geneva districts. Do not forget to take a utility bill or a bank statement addressed to you in Lake Geneva, so you can properly indicate that you are a resident.
Any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or call city hall 262-248-3673. No poll watchers will be allowed to bear firearms.
Oktoberfest in Delavan is this Saturday, October 24th, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Delavan Community Park.
This event is hosted by Delavan Friends of the Park and is located just off of Highway 50 and South Shore Road. This event offers free admission, a sauerkraut eating contest, dancers, and the Steve Meisner Band starting at 3 p.m.! A German trivia contest will begin at noon and after that, there will be ax-throwing. Fest-goers can also enjoy crafts, food trucks, and more. Stop for trivia and stay for Oktoberfest fun!
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