Captain John Peters, new Chief of Lake Geneva’s Fire Department. What makes him exceptional, and how is it that such an outstanding fireman is promoted right down the street from Mike Rasmussen, fantastic Chief of Police in Lake Geneva.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
What happened? Say again, what happened? Somehow, through all the machinations of the TIF4 tussles to see where that money was going to be spent and figuring out that a TIF5 would be a bad idea, the barn door was left open and the horses ran off…..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
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
Whether you are in favor of the Premier Resort Area Tax or opposed to it, the Premier Resort Area Tax is a fancy name for a city sales tax. The rhetoric about it is deliberately misleading and distorted to promote particular viewsRead More