Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Seat vacated in August open to Lisbon residents only.
The Town of Lisbon Board announced Tuesday it is accepting applications to fill a supervisor seat vacated in August. State law allows the board to fill the seat through a special election or through appointment. The board opted for an appointment because of "cost concerns and the desire to fill the position sooner." “We are looking for an individual who is dedicated and truly committed to the Town of Lisbon and its property taxpayers," Town Chairman Matt Gehrke said. The seat was vacated by Dan Fischer, who resigned because of family health issues. Those interested in the seat must send a cover letter explaining why they would like to serve and their resume to the town by Nov. 20. They can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Concerned about being "left out to dry" by Town of Lisbon officials, Sussex moves forward with creating a committee to explore the future of the Pauline Haass Public Library.
The Village Board on Monday announced it will form 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. According to a statement from the village, the committee is charged with developing a plan to "ensure the quality of library service are maintained for businesses and residents in the community for years to come." "We are very proactive in the village and we don't want to be hung out to dry at the the last minute," Village President Greg Goetz said Monday. The need for a committee is due to the Town of Lisbon's "clear intent to stop paying for the library" and to prepare the village for a library that may not provide …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Suspect apologizes to police, saying he's down on his luck and couldn't afford to buy gas.
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- Joe Petrie
Friday, September 21, 2012
A 51-year-old Sussex man is facing charges after he was caught allegedly trying to siphon diesel fuel from trucks in Town of Lisbon. Edward J. Prebelski was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Tuesday with two counts of attempted theft. If convicted, he faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 4:18 a.m. Aug. 10, Waukesha County sheriff’s deputies were called to the W25100 block of Indian Grass Lane after someone spotted Prebelski stealing diesel fuel from trucks. When the deputies arrived, they saw Prebelski siphoning fuel from one of the trucks. He admitted to the theft saying he stole five gallons from one truck and was planning to take more from the second truck. He said he …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Village and town are at odds as to how costs are split in 2015 and beyond.
The Sussex Village Board on Tuesday voted down a library proposal from the Town of Lisbon as to how the town communities will split costs at the Pauline Haass Library, according to the Sussex Sun. The paper said the two municipalities agree on the stipulation that the town would pay $425,000 annually and Sussex would up $500,000 to cover the operating costs of the library. The amount, according to the paper, is determined by each municipality's library usage, tax base and population. The agreed proposed amount is about $40,000 more than the village currently pays and $40,000 less than the town currently pays, the paper said. Where the two communities are at odds is what happens when 2015 rolls around, according to the paper. The town …
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 …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
New additions to the 9-11 Memorial will be unveiled during Saturday's event at the Lisbon Town Hall Park.
Community members will come together to commemorate the Sept. 11 tragedy during a community picnic in the Town of Lisbon on Saturday. During the community picnic, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lisbon Town Hall Park, new additions to the 9-11 Memorial will be unveiled. The picnic is free. Picnickers are asked to bring a non-perishable food item and/or a cash donation. Half of the cash donations will be provided to the Sussex Outreach Services Food Pantry. Burgers, brats, hot dogs, chips, soda and other refreshments will be served. The Lisbon Town Hall Park is located at W234 N8676 Woodside Road.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The parcel south of Planview Road will be split into five-acre lots despite having one-acre lots bordering on three sides.
The Sussex Village Board on Tuesday approved a certified survey map for a 20-acre parcel in the Town of Lisbon, allowing it to be split into five-acre parcels. The village has jurisdiction over the town land within a mile and a half of its border, according to state law. The land, south of Plainview Road, north of Stonefield Court and to the east of Hillside Road, is surrounded by one-acre lots to the south, west and east. Trustee Jason Wegner voted against the measure for this reason. "It doesn't seem to be reasonable planning," he said. "It just seems like an oddball place for five-acre lots." Trustees and village staff did not allude to the owner's motivation during the meeting, but Village Administrator Jeremy Smith suggested density …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
After Lisbon overwhelmingly voted against a merger with Sussex, Patch readers are commenting on whether it was the right choice. What do you think?
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Saturday, August 18, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
As far as Lisbon residents are concerned, merger with Sussex isn't going to happen any time soon.
The Town of Lisbon has spoken, and there will not be a merger with the Village of Sussex any time soon. During Tuesday’s primary election, Lisbon residents had a special question on the back of their ballots reading, "If the terms of the consolidation were reasonable, would you be 'for' or 'against' the consolidation of Lisbon and Sussex into a new municipality?" Lisbon spoke loud and clear, and the answer is, “against.” Almost 80 percent of residents who made it to the polls voted against the consolidation, totaling just less than 2,300 votes. About 600 residents voted in favor of the merger. Although this is a nonbinding referendum, the Lisbon Town Board is taking the vote seriously. Now that residents have overwhelmingly spoken out …
Monday, August 13, 2012
The long-awaited vote to merge will be on the back of Lisbon’s primary election ballot on Tuesday.
After months of public forums and opposition from both Lisbon residents and members on the Town Board, the decision to potentially consolidate Lisbon with the Village of Sussex will be on the back of Tuesday’s primary ballot. According to the Sussex Sun, the back of the ballot will read, "If the terms of the consolidation were reasonable, would you be 'for' or 'against' the consolidation of Lisbon and Sussex into a new municipality?" However, the referendum will only be on Lisbon residents’ ballots to gauge how interested locals are in the potential merger. The vote is also nonbinding, meaning it’s just to give the Town Board direction on whether or not to proceed. During the latest public forum at the Hamilton Fine Arts Center, Waukesha …