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 …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Village of Sussex is hosting a number of Easter events this month that include a basket hunt, the Easter bunny and an Eggs-travaganza.
The Village of Sussex has some great Easter events and activities coming up. Here are the some that are listed on their website: Easter Basket Hunt March 5-19 Use your detective skills and become a sleuth to find the laminated picture of an Easter basket that will be hidden in Sussex. Clues will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and the Village web site. The Recreation Department will not repeat past clues to those individuals who have missed a day. Find the basket and receive a real Easter basket filled with goodies. New clues posted every Tuesday and Thursday at 4:00pm until the basket is found. Bunny Lunch Saturday, March 23 11am - 12:30pm Sussex National Guard Armory Register by March 15 Fee: $5 Hop on over to eat a "kid friendly" lunch…
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 …
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 …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Town residents remain unwavering, laughing at a Lisbon officials’ attempts to justify a merger by saying Sussex ‘is a good community.’
Unwavering, angry Town of Lisbon residents once again packed the Hamilton Fine Arts Center Tuesday night, insisting the potential merger with Sussex should immediately be removed from the table. This is Lisbon’s third public forum regarding the consolidation effort, but for most of those in attendance, it was their first such meeting. One solitary Sussex resident, Village Trustee Pat Tetzlaff, attended the meeting among a sea of Lisbon residents, so when Town Supervisor Joe Osterman tried defending Sussex, nothing but scoffing and laughter was heard from attendees. “My feeling on this: If I vote today on whether or not I want to look into a merger, I’d vote yes,” Osterman said. “That’s just to look into it. If I were to vote on the actual …
Monday, July 30, 2012
This will be the third public forum Lisbon officials are holding to answer any questions and take comments from citizens regarding the Sussex-Lisbon merger.
Sussex and Lisbon-area residents are invited to the Hamilton Fine Arts Center on Town Line Road in Sussex on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. for another public forum regarding the potential merger between the two municipalities. This will be the third opportunity for citizens to talk with Town of Lisbon officials about the consolidation efforts by asking questions or giving comments. It's estimated that 300 people attended the last public forum, and the overwhelming majority of them opposed the merger. In addition, some town officials are already predicting this effort to merge will fail. Town Chairman Matt Gehrke said that there would have to be an overwhelming backing from voters for the Town Board to continue backing the idea. "There is going to …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Although some residents found 'little to no value in these signs,' Sussex officials approved the new stone welcome signs.
The new stone entrance monuments reading “Welcome to the Village of Sussex” were officially approved by the Village Board during Tuesday night’s meeting. The first monument is to be constructed on Highway 74 near Sussex Place, while the second will be constructed near Vulcan quarry, also on Hwy 74. The two signs, which total roughly $52,000, became a topic of discussion between the board members in December after Quad/Graphics donated $36,000 to the cause. However, after obtaining cost estimates from local companies like Halquist Stone, village officials quickly realized they would need to find additional funding from taxpayers. And while the village is subsidizing less than half of the total cost of the signs, some Sussex residents aren’t…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Major events like the Sounds of Sussex and the 4th of July don't just happen on their own. Sussex honored local businesses responsible for footing part of the bill.
The Village of Sussex held a special ceremony during Tuesday night's Village Board meeting to honor local businesses who make the village a better place to live – through events. Community gatherings like the 4th of July, Sounds of Sussex and the Rock-A-Thon are made better through donations from local businesses. Village President Greg Goetz thanked each business, generating a round of applause from the crowd. “There are over 11 community events that are held in Sussex each year, and that’s mainly due to sponsors,” Goetz said. “Those events give us a small town charm. We would definitely still have events like these in the community, but they wouldn’t be nearly as great or fun-filled without sponsorships from local businesses.” The local…