The Bright Side
The Lake Geneva Meeting of the Whole lives!
Perhaps the best city council in Lake Geneva’s recent history, voted 8 to 0, to preserve and protect this vital meeting, wherein once a month the public is allowed to come forward and speak to the council on any subject at all. If the ordinance had passed, an ordinance that was recommended by the old city council, then the public would have been forever limited to speaking only on issues put on the agenda.
Public discussion about the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution served to lead the way to that triumph. Freedom of speech and the right to hold and have those speeches whenever and wherever the public best sees fit. This new city council deserves a vote of approval, not only for its vote to put the punitive ordinance down but to do it with a unanimous vote. The discussions leading up to the vote, and the vote itself, are available on Time Warner Cable Channel 25.
Starts tomorrow, July 12th, and will run through July 15th. Gates open Thursday at 3 p.m. and closes at 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. through 11 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. through 7 p.m. This mouthwatering four-day event is held at the Walworth County Fair Grounds in Elkhorn. It is sure to please the entire family. There will be live music, kid’s activities, a carnival, and of course, the best barbecue around.
What’s happening in the local banking business?
Try the new policy at U.S. bank wherein they claim, in written handouts, that federal regulations require that they require a governmentally issued I.D. to deposit money to someone’s account if it’s cash. Five hundred was the amount to be deposited last Monday when this new “regulation” was encountered. The bank then wanted the home address and wanted a valid social security number. Mind you, this was for making a cash deposit to an account holder at the bank. The federal regulation turns out to be non-existent. The regulation is one invented by U.S. Bank, and probably has something to do with the depositor being inundated with advertisements down the road. PNC does not have such a policy, and they are pretty neat people. BMO, no policy like that. Chase has no such policy and they are pretty damned neat there too. At U.S. Bank, when they were informed that there is no federal rule, the teller just stared blankly, or ‘bankly’, take your pick.