Saturday, December 1, 2012
Sussex Village President Greg Goetz describes the two public hearings held Wednesday regarding the proposed Meijer store as productive with valuable input gained.
Sussex Village President Greg Goetz described the two public hearings held Wednesday regarding the proposed Meijer store as productive with valuable input gained from both supporters and those that are opposed to the project. About 100 residents attended and about two dozen spoke during the two public hearings for a condition-use permit and changes to the village's land-use map to allow for the store to be built. "We answered a lot of the questions that they had," said Goetz. "I think some of the people were satisfied. They even stated that they were not totaling against the project, but they had a lot of questions…I think some of those were addressed." Some of the concerns involve the proposed store being open 24 hours a day, traffic …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Sussex President Greg Goetz says the village will foot the bill for the ice cream at National Night Out next year after some people complained the 25 cent fee was uncalled for.
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Sunday, August 12, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
First the Village Board killed the idea of roundabouts, and now the idea of widening the street to create a center turn lane meets the same fate.
Main Street is on the fast track to a reconstruction project that changes very little. The Sussex Village Board agreed Tuesday evening to no longer consider drastically widening Main Street in order to create a center turning lane for drivers. The idea to do so would have caused the village to purchase 5 to 10 feet of property on both sides of the existing road. After discussing the various options, members on the board agreed that the less they can disturb residents and businesses on Main Street, the better. “I’m in total agreement with many things, but widening the road isn’t one of them,” Village President Greg Goetz said. “The right businesses are going to come to Main Street eventually, and the ones that need a little more room on the…
Monday, June 11, 2012
The Sussex Village Board hires an economic development consulting firm to identify new businesses and draw them to the downtown area.
With the Main Street reconstruction project in full swing, the Sussex Village Board is making an even greater push to bring new businesses to the downtown area by hiring Piqued Interest Consulting. The board members approved the year-long contract with the economic development company on May 22, a move that will cost the village approximately $11,000. However, Village Administrator Jeremy Smith says even though the company has been successful in the past, the board decided to ease into the agreement. “They approached us about a partnership, and based on their track record, staff thought it had some merit to consider regarding the vacant spots on Main Street,” Smith said. “It’s not a huge amount of money, but part of that is because we …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Every Village Board member came out against the idea of roundabouts on Main Street during Tuesday night’s workshop, a vote that had the close to 100 attendees applauding.
“It’s off the table,” concluded Village President Greg Goetz. “It’s off.” Goetz is referring to roundabouts, and after every Sussex Village Board member expressed a disinterest in them on Tuesday, the village president ordered architects to kill the idea of roundabouts for Main Street. The group of officials met on Tuesday evening for the first-ever Main Street construction workshop, held for convenience reasons at the Public Safety Building. And good thing it was; close to 100 concerned residents packed the room and lined the walls waiting for their turn to speak to the board. However, rather than an endless stream of comments opposing roundabouts, the Village Board was met with something else: applause. Goetz summed up comments from …
Monday, May 7, 2012
The Village Board will meet for the first time to talk over details of the Main Street reconstruction project. The May 15 workshop is open to the public, so any interested residents are welcome to attend.
After gathering comments at the latest public forum, and after Village President Greg Goetz tried to clear up some "confusion," Sussex has set a date for its first workshop meeting on the Main Street reconstruction project. The Village Board will meet at 6 p.m. May 15 at the Public Safety Building on Main Street. The meeting won't take place at Village Hall because officials are anticipating a large crowd. The purpose of the meeting is for the board members to begin to look over the comments gathered at the multiple public forums and begin to talk about the various options. Consultants from the design team will be on hand to answer any questions from the board. "This will be the first time the Village Board will have walked through the …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
After last week's public forum, Village President Greg Goetz addresses the Main Street reconstruction project, explaining why the project must be done, and how public input has just begun.
The latest comments have been tallied after last week's public forum concerning roundabouts on Main Street, but Sussex Village President Greg Goetz thinks some residents may be confused. Goetz read a prepared statement during Tuesday night’s Village Board meeting addressing some of the comments from the forum, and in his own words explained why this project needs to be completed. In addition, Goetz said the time for public input has just begun. “The Village of Sussex has received a lot of feedback over the past several weeks about the Main Street project, and I am glad we have heard so many thoughts and comments,” Goetz said. “This conversation has illustrated the broad and varied passion for ideas that exists in the community, but at the …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Join the conversation on Patch. Greg Goetz talked during Tuesday night's Village Board meeting saying the Main Street project is "not a done deal." What do you think?
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Village president, two village trustees and a Hamilton School Board member signed the petition to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Here — in their own words — are what they each have to say about their decision to do so.
With a recently released list that names Wisconsin residents who signed the Gov. Walker recall petition, Patch took a look at which Sussex government officials jotted their names on the list — as have many of our readers. The website iVerifytherecall.com lists every person in Wisconsin who signed a petition across the state, and it's been stirring up some controversy. Multiple Sussex Patch readers sent messages via Facebook, called us and shot over emails after learning that four elected officials signed their names. Because of the outcry, Patch wanted to give the four officials a chance to explain why they signed the petition. While Village President Greg Goetz decided not to comment to Patch nor any other publication, Pat Tetzlaff, a …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Assistant village Administrator Melissa Weiss will also head up the public works department as officials continue search for new engineer.
The assistant village administrator for Sussex is about to see her job duties expand. The Village Board voted unanimously Tuesday to make assistant Administrator Melissa Weiss the director of public works for the village. The position is currently vacant and by making the move, leaders said it will allow them to find a candidate to fill the village engineering position without having to worry about finding a candidate to hold both spots. Village President Greg Goetz said he supported the move because it has been difficult for leaders to find a joint engineer and public works director candidate who had both technical and public relations skills. He said Weiss has proven herself to be very proficient, organized and meticulous in her current …