Letters to the Editor The following letter was sent in anonymously Dear Editor, In 2004 our tax...Read More
Tag: Premier Resort Area Tax
By the time you read this publication it will be several weeks since the current owners of the Hillmoor property were denied the ability to change the city’s comprehensive plan in order to allow for high-density occupation, both residential and business.Read More
Terry O’Neill, former Lake Geneva Alderperson, writes in again: Raising the parking fees in the downtown area is probably not a solution to the city’s financial problems. It is merely a band aid to be slapped on to the underlying problem..Read More
The parking “rumor of war.” Out of the bowels beneath the underbelly of Lake Geneva’s city hall comes a parking rumor of the strangest sort. There is no question that the city is in hot pursuit of raising money…..Read More
More on the Budgets.
Over the next year and a half, the Lake Geneva City Council, City Administrator Blaine Oborn and Mayor Alan Kupsik are going to have to make some very difficult financial decisions, and with very few options from which to choose. The $2.5 million windfall from closing TIF #4 may enable……….
Premier Resort Tax. The primary justification given for the Premier Resort Area Tax (the PRAT, aka RAT) is that it gets the tourists to pay for the extra wear and expense on the city’s infrastructure that they help cause; however, that is not the predominate impact of the tax…….Read More
What is the Premier Resort Area Tax (PRAT) or what the Geneva Shore Report chooses to call the Resort Area Tax (RAT)?
It is the only “city sales tax” that is permitted in the State of Wisconsin. It’s technically a tax on business in the resort’s area; however…..
That stinking pile of road-kill tax called the Resort Area Tax, the RAT, will not be scraped from the road and fed to passing carrion. It lives on, noteworthy for its foul aroma. A tax nobody wants, except those who want to spend it……….Read More