Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Sussex Village Hall.
Sussex homeowners will continue to pay less than residents in nearby communities for trash and recycling services as a result of a likely Village Board decision, one of several agenda items on the docket for Tuesday's meeting. The Board will vote on a three-year extension of a sanitation and recycling services contract with Veolia Environmental Services that will have Sussex homeowners will paying about $35 less than in other comparable municipalities, where the average is about $170 a year for sanitation and recycling services. The Board is also expected to approve an agreement between the village and the Town of Lisbon so that residents can continue to use the compost site. According to the Sussex Sun, the Board may table a vote on …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The village's National Night Out and ice cream social on Wednesday will also be home to discussions on the Sussex Village Park master plan.
Between enjoying Sussex's annual National Night Out event and the Pauline Hass Library's ice cream social, village residents can learn more about the multi-million dollar renovation project to reconstruct Sussex Village Park. Starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the Village Hall’s parking lot, residents will be able to ask any questions they still have about the project. Village officials scheduled the “open house” style meeting during National Night Out and the library’s ice cream social so more people would be available to ask questions. After detailed, 3-D construction plans were released in late June, Sussex residents have been buzzing about the potential makeover to the village’s largest park, particularly pertaining to the project’s …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
From the Cruise Night celebration to a Village Board Meeting, this is a list of places to be and things to do 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. Tasty, ice-cold root beer floats are on the menu at Sussex's annual Cruise Night. The classic cars are scheduled to line up in front of the Village Hall on Thursday at 6 p.m., and the party is scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Residents can check out the cool, classic cars while listening to music from the 50s and 60s. The event is free to attend, and root beer floats are $1. …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Clerk's offices throughout the state are reporting a large turnout of absentee voters in the June 5 recall election, and Sussex is no exception.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Early voting throughout the state has increased for the June 5 recall election compared to the recall primary election, and Sussex is no different. Absentee ballots in Sussex have more than doubled, according to Clerk/Treasurer Sue Freiheit. In May, the village had a little more than 150 people vote via absentee ballot. Through Tuesday, the village had a total of 434 absentee ballot requests with a majority of them already returned. The Village of Sussex will accept requests in writing received through May 31 for absentee ballots. The in-person voting ends at 5 p.m. Friday, June 1. The Village Hall is open until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and there will not be extended hours for absentee voters. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett won the …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Want to enjoy this new summer weather outdoors? Check out Tuesday afternoon's Rock-A-Thon event on Main Street, featuring a cookout and live music.
Cookout? Check. Live music? Check. Awesome Patch editor? Check. Come hang out with Patch and other Sussex residents Tuesday afternoon for the village's annual Rock-A-Thon event on the front lawn of Sussex Village Hall. Running from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., this annual community event is all about the live music, burgers, brats and making a change in the community. In honor of Older Americans Month, Sussex is making a push for more events for seniors, and all of the proceeds from Rock-A-Thon will go toward recreation funding. “The money we raise helps fund our senior programing," said Parks & Recreation Director Amy Flaherty. "The event is really laid back, but we also physically have rocking chairs out on the lawn so people can ‘rock’ while …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The Public Works members have one month to brainstorm as the village has made this project a priority.
Replacing the decomposing welcome signs on the outskirts of Sussex has been put on the fast track after discussion during Tuesday’s Public Works Meeting at the Village Hall. Greg Goetz, the Village President, is eager to get the signs installed in early 2012, so committee members are placing the design and aesthetics of the sign up for a vote during next month’s meeting. “This is something that I’m adamant about getting going in spring,” said Goetz. It’s now up to the committee members to brainstorm ideas as to what the sign should look like and what it will say. Considering Quad/Graphics donated the $36,000 for the new welcome signs, some sort of acknowledgement has to be placed on each sign as well. While committee member Tim Dietrich …
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Add your own photos from the event to show Sussex's Christmas cheer.
It's that time of year again, and that means it's also time for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at Sussex Village Hall. The event started at 5 p.m. on Saturday, but rather than posting a regular, old photo gallery, Patch wants to see what you've got! Just click on "Submit Photo & Video" to upload your own shots from the ceremony and add to the village scrapbook. The family-friendly event featured Hamilton's huge choir, accompanied by Steve Haasch, which performed and counted down the lighting. A visit from Santa and Sussex Patch was also on the agenda while residents sipped hot chocolate, ate cookies and munched on candy canes.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Profanity and chilly temperatures won't keep these picketers indoors.
Wednesday night’s bitterly cold temperatures didn’t stop residents from dusting off their signs, pulling out their clipboards and standing outside Sussex Village Hall to gather Gov. Scott Walker recall signatures. Emil Glodoski and Peggy Tennessen were two of the handful of people luring passers-by into the Village Hall parking lot to get people to sign the recall forms. However, not everyone seemed happy with their efforts. While talking with Glodoski on the sidewalk on Main Street, a pickup truck sped by while the passenger screamed, “(Explicit) you!” out the window. “God bless them,” Glodoski calmly said in response. As the president of the Pauline Haass Public Library Board of Trustees, he began packing up his things and making his way…
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Here's a quick look at what's happening in Sussex and the surrounding area in the week ahead.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
What's on tap in Sussex this week? Well, for starters, it's not going to be a hot as it was last week. Last week, we had four days in which the high temperatures in Sussex topped 90 degrees, including Wednesday when the high was 98 degrees, according to AccuWeather.com. This week, AccuWeather.com says we're going to get some relief as the highs will be in the 80s every day. It looks like Thursday and Friday will be the hottest days of week - as temps both days are expected to hit 88 degrees. Here's some other highlights of the week ahead in Sussex and the surrounding area this week: Say farewell to the fair: If you haven't made it out to the Waukesha County Fair yet, Sunday is your last day to do so. The 169th annual fair runs through 9 p.…
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Sussex village president says he would like to see a facility built within the next five years, if fiscal conditions are right.
Village President Greg Goetz said he wants village officials to consider speeding up plans to replace Village Hall in order to include the project in Sussex's next round of borrowing. Goetz said he doesn’t want to put any more money into the current facility and he wants to complete the work at the same time other downtown beautification projects are taking place. “I would hate to do the whole streetscape and redesign projects in 2015, and then redo the village hall in 2018 and all of that would have to be torn up again,” he said. “The bottom line is (the current building) is an old schoolhouse, and the best way I can put it is that it’s not meant to be a village hall.” The project is currently being discussed at the committee level, where…