The recreational trail has been a hot-button topic in Sussex. Patch has followed the issue closely and all coverage is here.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Construction of two apartment buildings will begin this Spring. The buildings will have one- and two-bedroom apartments ranging renting for $945 to $1,300 a month.
After some hurdles along the way, construction of two 30-unit apartment buildings at Mammoth Springs Cannery Company will begin in May, reported the Sussex Sun. The development will eventually include five residential buildings, either three or four stories high, with one- and two-bedroom apartments ranging renting for $945 to $1,300 a month. Property owner Arthur Sawall said in the past that the residential units will be “upscale apartments” and officer nice amenities, such as granite countertops. There will also be two retail buildings at about 6,500 square feet each. There was previously some delay caused by plans for the Waukesha County Bugline Trail. The trail runs through the middle of the site. County and Village officials have …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Arthur Sawall, who owns the 10-acre Mammoth Springs plot, has crafted a solution to re-route the Bugline Trail.
A Brookfield entrepreneur may have a solution to the Bugline Trail, which has bugged developers for decades. In an exclusive interview with the Sussex Sun, Mammoth Springs property owner, Arthur Sawall, proposed a re-routed path for the Bugline Trail allowing construction to move forward on the 10-acre plot on the corner of Main Street and Waukesha Avenue. Currently, the Bugline cuts directly through the property, and that swath of land was purchased with federal and state dollars for recreational purposes. If the land for the trail is transferred onto the new path, the federal and state officials would need reimbursements equal to the cost, size, and recreational opportunity afforded on the current path. It's thrown a wrench in Sawall's …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Wednesday's informational meeting proved that some differences in opinion regarding the Bugline Trail paving project may be irreconcilable.
Since word spread that the Bugline Trail would be paved by 2014, both opponents and proponents of the project immediately emerged and debate continues in public meetings. But the last several months have shown that the positions held by people on both sides of the project have wavered minimally. Wednesday’s informational meeting about the project in Sussex demonstrated both supporters and objectors remain crystallized in their positions about the $2.4 million project to pave the Bugline after months of debate. Wednesday’s meeting was informational, and it was a chance for county officials to gather feedback from county residents regarding the project. About 30 residents attended. Regardless, the project will move forward in 2013, and …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
From the final Bugline trail meeting to the Pewaukee farmers market, this is a list of places to be this week in Sussex.
It's your village, so make a difference! The Village Board will be meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the lower-level of Village Hall. Stop by the meeting and voice your concerns and comments about Sussex. Know of a problem around the village? Swing by the board and address it. After taking citizen comments, the board will also be going over various topics on its agenda. Community members can enjoy seasonal, fresh produce and hand-crafted items weekly at Market on the Hill – Pewaukee’s Farmers Market – on the Waukesha County Technical College main Pewaukee campus. The market, coordinated by Positively Pewaukee and WCTC, is held Wednesdays through Oct. 24 – rain or shine – from 3 to 6:30 p.m. It is conveniently located at WCTC in Lot 19, next…
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The next Bugline Trail meeting has been scheduled, and officials say this could be the last time to make comments before the budget is prepared.
Have something to say about the Bugline trail paving project? The last time to voice your opinion is coming up quick. Jim Batzko, a trustee on the Sussex Village Board and member of the Waukesha County Board, said the recently scheduled public information meeting on August 29 will be the last time for residents to make comments before the budget is drawn up. "This is the last meeting before budget time, so if you have comments, that is going to be the time to do it," said Batzko during Tuesday's Village Board meeting. County officials say they’re ready to release new and updated designs for the Bugline Trail paving project at the meeting at the Pauline Haass Public Library in Sussex. Running from 5-7 p.m., the public gathering will be very…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
From a potential child predator to an air conditioning burglar, this is a list of the most interesting police reports in Sussex this week.
Tuesday, July 16 at 8:34 a.m. A Sussex resident living in the apartments on the N64W24100 block of Main Street called police after someone stole his sweet summer relief: an air conditioner. The police report doesn’t list how much the machine was worth, but the owner said it was a brand new air conditioner and was stolen sometime within the previous nine days. Apparently he doesn’t turn it on very often because he wasn’t exactly sure. Police are following up with leads. Wednesday, July 18 at 2:44 a.m. Police were called during the early morning hours to the apartments on the N64W23800 block of Ivy Avenue Wednesday to respond to a domestic disturbance. According to the report, a 21-year-old Sussex man got in a physical fight with his …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Waukesha County is prepping to treat and remove ash trees when paving the Bugline Trail to combat the emerald ash borer, but they won't be the only vegetation to go.
Whether you’re vehemently for or against paving the Bugline trail, the project is sparking a full-on attack against the destructive emerald ash borer and other invasive species. The bug was sighted for the first time in Waukesha County, specifically Mukwonago, just two weeks ago. That makes Waukesha the 11th county in Wisconsin under EAB quarantine, and county officials aren’t taking any chances. Dave Burch, Waukesha County’s Enterprise Operations Manger in charge of the paving, says as county workers move down the trail during the first phase of the project in 2013, they’ll keep their eyes peeled for ash trees and other invasive species. Those trees and plants will be treated or removed. “We’re looking at removing invasive trees and …
Monday, June 18, 2012
The Bugline Trail paving project is going full-steam ahead, and that means laying asphalt straight through the Mammoth Springs/Cannery Crossing without waiting for development issues to be worked out.
With development at Mammoth Springs – formerly known as Cannery Crossing – moving along at a snail's pace, representatives with Waukesha County say they're not waiting for the green light to lay asphalt on the Bugline Trail straight through the property. Dave Burch, Waukesha County's enterprise operations manager, says he's through with waiting, and he hasn't heard any news Mammoth Springs is close to development. "The village has been working on plans to redevelop that for decades, and the county owns the right-of-way that cuts right through that property," Burch said. "If we waited for them, which we currently are, it could case a big delay in paving the Bugline. We haven't even seen any final plans yet... If they had everything …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Sussex is up for some major changes: the Bugline, Main Street, Village Hall, Cannery and Village Park are getting complete makeovers. What matters most to you?
Sussex is on the fast track to a complete makeover with major aspects of the village slated for changes in the upcoming years. However, Patch wants to know what big improvement project matters the most to you. Check out the articles outlining the latest news on each construction project, and then vote in our Patch Poll. In the comments, tell us about your vote. Are you for or against the project, and why are you so passionate? All of these ongoing stories are on the top of Sussex Patch's list of priorities when providing coverage, so your vote could influence future stories.