Friday, May 10, 2013
The Sussex Village Board will meet in close session to discuss how they will respond to a letter that Lisbon sent to them saying they are willing to resume negotiations over the Pauline Haass Library funding.
Sussex was not too happy to receive a letter from Lisbon letting them know Lisbon would "welcome" resuming negotiations with Sussex over funding of the Pauline Haass Library, reported the Sussex Sun. The closing of the Lisbon letter upset Sussex officials. "Whenever you reach a decision, we look forward to hearing from you so that we can discuss an orderly splitting of joint library assets, or, more ideally, further discussions/negotiations on a new joint library agreement." Trustees say that if the aggreeement is terminated, Lisbon is not entitled to "an orderly splitting of joint library assets," reported the Sussex sun. The Town of Lisbon has been thinking about discontinuing its funding of the library because Lisbon and Sussex cannot …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Lisbon voted to welcome resuming discussions over the funding dispute of the Pauline Haass Library with Sussex.
Lisbon has agreed to resume negotiations with Sussex over a long-term joint funding agreement for the Pauline Haass Library after Lisbon rejected a negotiation proposal, reported the Sussex Sun. The Town of Lisbon has been thinking about discontinuing its funding of the library because Lisbon and Sussex cannot reach a funding agreement. Lisbon believes Sussex should pay more because its residents use the library more. Lisbon made a counteroffer but Sussex refused and has also been thinking about fully funding the library themselves. The Lisbon Board will be sending a letter to Sussex about possibly setting up a meeting to continue discussions, reported the Sussex Sun. Lisbon currently funds $335,000, and Sussex funds about $350,000. The …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Sussex library board says the estate of Pauline Haass is theirs to oversee, while Lisbon also wants the 65-acre farm parcel; what else made news this week? Read on.
The 65 acres of land that Pauline Haass lived on were at the center of controversy this week as the town of Lisbon and Pauline Haass Library are fighting over who has control of the land. While the two parties discuss, we asked readers to weigh in on their own with a Patch poll. Good news came from Sussex's largest employer, as dozens of jobs are open at Quad/Graphics. We looked back at the month of February as well, and crime seemed to be what our readers checked out the most. A sexual assault charge, burglary, and the mother accused of whipping girl were among the top stories this past month. A more recent crime story that featured a man claiming he was having sex while driving through Sussex, also broke this week. Business was also a …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The two government agencies are fighting over the 65-acre farm where Haass lived for 34 years.
The Town of Lisbon and the Pauline Haass Library Board are fighting over the 65-acre farm at Lake Five and Hickory roads where Pauline Haass use to live for 34 years, reported the Sussex Sun. Before her death Pauline Haass wrote in her will that her estate would be left to the Town of Lisbon with the purpose of building a free library. The library board argues that state law gives them control of the land. There has also been an ongoing controversy over whether the Town of Lisbon would continue to fund the Pauline Haass Library because Sussex and Lisbon can't agree on funding. Lisbon belives that Sussex should pay more because their residents frequent it more. Lisbon Town Chairman Matt Gehrke said if they reach an agreement, the town will…
Monday, February 11, 2013
No injuries reported in house fire on County Line Road.
No one was injured in an overnight house fire in the 26400 block of County Line Road in the Town of Lisbon, according to the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department. The fire was reported at 1:37 a.m. Monday at N95 W26498 County Line Road. The resident in the home was alerted to the fire by the smoke detectors and was able to safely exit with his dog, according to the sheriff's department. The man called 911 from a neighbors house and multiple fire agencies responded to the scene. The first deputy from the Waukesha Sheriff’s Department that arrived on scene reported seeing visible flames through a window in the residence. The initial investigation indicates the fire may have started in an electrical service panel within the residence but …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Village of Sussex and the Town Lisbon have not reached a funding agreement for the Pauline Haass Library. The town will decide if it will continue to fund the library after April elections.
The Town of Lisbon won't decide if it will continue to fund the Pauline Haass Library until after the April elections, reported the Sussex Sun. Lisbon Town Chairman Matt Gehrke said he doesn't want to make decision with only three board members and two vacancies, which will be filled after the elections. The Sussex Village Board announced in October it was forming a committee to explore the future of the Pauline Haass Public Library as Town of Lisbon and village officials struggle to come to a long-term joint library agreement. In September, Lisbon rejected a proposal that would have Sussex pay $500,000 with the town paying $425,000 a year, according to the Sussex Sun. Lisbon is considering terminating the agreement if the two …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Lisbon leaders voiced their opposition to the Meijer project Monday, but Sussex leaders reaffirmed support. A contentious public hearing on the project could unfold Thursday.
Leaders for Sussex and Lisbon agreed to disagree when it comes to the large-scale Meijer Foods development. Lisbon and Sussex officials met Monday during a Joint Planning Committee meeting to discuss the Meijer development rezoning, conditional uses, and land use. In a vote that was purely symbolic, Lisbon leaders unanimously opposed the development while Sussex officials voted in favor. By the end of the night, they had agreed to disagree. Lisbon town officials cited concerns over the size of the development, storm water management on the site, and facets of Meijer’s conditional use. They were also concerned that the project didn’t fit into Sussex’s long-range comprehensive plan for the site at Highway 164 and Highway K. Lisbon officials …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Police say a Sussex man, 18, outside of an underage drinking party in Town of Lisbon runs from a Waukesha County sheriff's deputy.
An 18-year-old Sussex man is accused of running from a Waukesha County sheriff’s deputy outside of a Town of Lisbon home where an underage drinking party was taking place. Andrew J. Goocher was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of obstructing an officer. If convicted, he faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 11:36 p.m., a deputy was called for a noise complaint at a home where an underage drinking party was occurring in the W24700 block of Bark Road. When the deputy arrived, she waited for backup to get there and saw Goocher walking towards her. The deputy identified herself and Goocher, who smelled of alcohol, turned around and began to walk away. …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Man, 62, is accused of pulling a gun on a driver outside of a Town of Lisbon home after the victim honks his horn and the suspect's son and friend flip him the middle finger.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
A 62-year-old Town of Lisbon man is accused of aiming a gun at a driver who was upset with the suspect’s kids who flipped him the middle finger after the man got cut off. Gregory E. Cira was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Monday with one count of negligent handling of a weapon. If convicted, he faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Saturday, a man was driving westbound in the W27800 block of Hickory Road when a car in front of him pulled to get mail out of a mailbox, then cut him off as he approached as it turned into a driveway. The man honked his horn and then saw two juvenile males near the entrance of the driveway flip him off. The man then stopped, and backed up and …
Friday, November 2, 2012
A City of Pewaukee alderman and Town of Lisbon small business owner square off in Tuesday's election to replace embattled Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus.
With an office mired in controversy the past several years, two candidates are seeking to replace outgoing Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus in Tuesday's election. Town of Lisbon Democrat Jessie Read will face off against Republican candidate City of Pewaukee Alderwoman Kathleen Novack to replace Nickolaus. Although they come from different backgrounds, both hold a common theme of restoring integrity to the office if they're re-elected. Read, 52, owns JRR Bookkeeping and said her business skills and experience would make her a strong candidate to become the new county clerk and serve the public. "I'm promoting the idea that No. 1, I'm going to bring honesty and integrity into the office," she said. "I believe its been lacking lately …