Thursday, April 26, 2012
The three incumbent trustees who ran unopposed in the recent local election raised their right hands to be sworn back into the Village Board.
Incumbents Pat Tetzlaff, Matthew Cmelya and Bob Zarzynski raised their right hands during Tuesday night's Village Board meeting to be sworn back in as Sussex Village Trustees. Each was called up near the American flag to repeat after Village Administrator Jeremy Smith, then pose for a quick photo. They ran unopposed during the April 3 election.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Village, county and national races make for a full ballot on Tuesday; be informed before you head out and cast your ballot.
Unless you've been abroad (for example, interplanetary travel), you know that it will be time to head to the polls on Tuesday. We've listed information about the candidates in all contested races on our Election Central page. There are only two contested races going on in the village. Incumbent Lynn Kristensen is competing with Brian Schneider for the Menomonee Falls seat on the Hamilton School Board, and it's been an interesting race after learning Kristensen signed the Walker recall petition. In addition, Tim Kay of Oconomowoc is running against Peter Wolff of Waukesha to become the next Lake County Municipal Judge. Deborah Briggs of the Village of Butler and Dawn Van Aacken of the Town of Lisbon are running unopposed for their …
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 …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Village Board agrees to spend $3,000 on marquee plaque.
The Sussex Village Board Tuesday unanimously approved the purchase of a $3,000 commemorative brick at Lisbon's new 9/11 Memorial. Although all of the labor and materials for the memorial were donated, the money raised by the sale of bricks goes toward making improvements at the memorial, such as a new security system at the site, the Sussex Sun reports. More than $20,000 has been donated since the memorial's dedication last month. The $3,000 that Sussex will spend will purchase a larger marquee plaque that will be placed in one of the walls at the memorial. The cost includes an engraving provided by Halquist Stone, as well as the cost of adhering it to the wall. Village officials still haven't determined what the plaque will say. Village …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Sussex village president thanks residents for their efforts in improving park during ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Spring Green Park has a whole new look thanks to the residents who volunteered to construct a new playground in July as part of a "community build" project. The revamped park was unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday.
During Tuesday's Villiage Board meeting, officials comment on the inspiring new 9/11 memorial constructed in Lisbon, and possibly contributing money to the site.
After discussing the new 9/11 memorial in the Town of Lisbon, members of the Sussex Village Board are considering buying a brick to place at the memorial. Buying a custom engraved brick at the memorial is a part of Lisbon’s efforts to fund raise and regain the money initially lost when building the structure. The monument was unveiled for the first time on the 10-year anniversary of the attacks, Sept. 11, 2011. Trustee Pat Tetzlaff, who attended the event in Lisbon, was the first to suggest discussing the purchase with the appropriate Sussex channels over the next month. “There was about 2,000 people in attendance during the unveiling,” Tetzlaff said. “It was a beautiful day. Terrorism knows no bounds, and I think we should discuss with …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Village officials provide a few hints, but won't say who's coming to town.
Sussex residents might soon see a replacement for the former Seigo’s Japanese Steakhouse on the east side of the village. Village Administrator Jeremy Smith said plans for a new restaurant at the former Seigo’s location, N64W23180 Main St. will come to the village Plan Commission on June 16. He declined to specify what restaurant could occupy the space, but he did drop a few hints. “I’d say it’s of the ilk of a Quaker Steak & Lube type of place,” he said, referring to the chain of family-style, auto-themed restaurants that recently opened in New Berlin. Smith said the restaurant already has a location in Waukesha County and would provide a very affordable place for parents to take their children. Trustee Pat Tetzlaff said she has eaten …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Community members needed to help build improvements at Ridgeview and Spring Green for playground installations.
Sussex officials are still looking for community members to help build improvements at village parks. Amy Jeske, director of recreational services, said she’s reaching out to community groups in order to get volunteers to build the improvements at Ridgeview Park and Spring Green Park. The volunteers need to be put in place by late June in order to perform the community builds by late July or early August. “We’re not just looking for just Sussex organizations,” she said. “We’ll take school groups, other groups, or anyone who wants to help out. We’re glad to have them help, too.” Parks officials are searching for volunteers to build improvements to community parks in order to save money on construction costs. The idea was first floated at …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Zarzynski has served on the village's Finance and Personnel Committee, which village leaders say will make him a good fit to serve on the board.
The Sussex Village Board voted unanimously Tuesday to name Bob Zarzynski as the village’s newest trustee. Zarzynski, who is currently a citizen member of the village’s Finance and Personnel Committee and a member of the Sussex Area Chamber of Commerce, was sworn in Tuesday to fill the vacant seat created by the election of Greg Goetz as village president in April. He will serve out the remaining year of the term. Although sworn in Tuesday, Zarzynski was unable to remain for the board meeting due to a personal matter he needed to attend to. “I’m looking forward to serving,” he told the board. Zarzynski was chosen for the position from a field of 10 applicants who were interviewed last week by Trustee Pat Tetzlaff. Trustee Jason Wegner, who …