Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Misinformation at the heart of opponents' claims, says Craig Anderson, who hopes to set the record straight.
"There are so many things that Muskego does right, that when you're bashed over the past couple of months, it takes a toll on people," said Craig Anderson, Muskego Parks and Recreation Director. Anderson and his department have been taking on criticism as the debate has raged over a new park development on Little Muskego Lake, and it was apparent that he felt the need to set things straight. Speaking at the parks board meeting Monday night, Anderson addressed several inaccuracies that have been at the heart of arguments opposing a second lake park. The city has made an offer to purchase 4.6 acres on Little Muskego Lake along Janesville Road, which has set off controversy over what the current state of the city's parks is. Lately, talk of a…
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Municipal code will need to change if grant money is to be received for Borst property; 'free little library' idea is deemed interesting, but passed to Muskego Public Library for possible oversight
The Parks and Recreation Department board met Monday night at City Hall, with a few items we wanted to recap: Hunting and trapping in parks The municipal code for the parks currently prohibits any hunting or trapping at any time. In addition "firearms of any description or air rifles, spring-guns, bow and arrows, slings, or any other forms of weapons" is also prohibited. With the purchase of the Borst property, however, grant funding is contingent upon allowing hunting and trapping on the land, according to conservation coordinator Tom Zagar. Craig Anderson, parks director, said that the code would also need to be amended with the advent of concealed carry legislation, with changes to acknowledge the new law. Common Council approve the …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
MPD partners to present variety of programs and classes aimed to increase awareness, safety.
The Muskego Police Department wants to remind residents of upcoming programs. Check your calendars to see if you're able to attend, and sign up to become more informed. Police Citizen’s Academy, March 7, 2012 – The tentative start date for the spring 2012 Police Citizen’s Academy. If you are interested in learning more about your police department, this is the class for you. For information, contact Officer Gary Mrotek at email@example.com or 262-679-5653. DNR Boater Safety Class April 10-13, 2012 – DNR Boater Safety Class held from 5-7:30pm at Muskego Public Library and taught by Muskego Police officers. Check the Muskego Parks and Recreation Department guide for information on how to sign up. Prescription Drug Collection April 28…
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
As predictable as a 4-3 council vote was for many Tuesday night, so were the reactions after the meeting.
As the Muskego Common Council got to voting on the original resolution on an offer to purchase land on Little Muskego Lake and the 4-3 vote in favor was recorded, the reaction from the crowd was immediate. The opponents yelled out 'shame' and 'recall Chiaverotti' and 'rubber stamp' and those in favor, who had been for the most part stoic during public and council discussion, broke into smiles and handshakes. "I really don't believe they listened to us tonight," said Lorie Oliver, who has been the voice of the opposition, recently formed as a political action committee called Muskego for Ethical Government. As the group had indicated a petition was being circulated, and approximately 600 signatures were already collected to halt a vote and …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Winter/spring activity guide has been released, and leaves no room to be bored.
With at least 20 new programs outlined in the book, the Muskego Parks and Recreation Department issued its activity guide for the winter/spring season to help combat what can seem to be the longest season of the year. New items are featured across age groups, and are often 'pilots' to guage interest in various topics. Here's the list: New adult classes In addition, at least 100 popular programs are offered, along with field trips for families are offered to the Field Museum in Chicago, and the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay. View the program guide Register for facilities Register online for classes
Monday, October 24, 2011
Start the last full week of October prepared.
Click below to get your live, local information. In the event of something out of the ordinary, such as a major crash, Patch editors will update this as quickly and accurately as we are able. Give me a list of today's events. Patch calendar editors recommend: Getting great information, ladies! Via the Muskego Parks and Rec Program Guide, you can help to get your financial house in order with a class geared for women in transition. Divorce, unemployment, promotions and becoming a widow are all moments that require us to re-evaluate our accounts. Laura Wilcox, CFP teaches the class tonight at the library at 6pm. Offered and requiring registration through the Parks and Recreation office, stop in or 262-679-4108. Is there information you'd …
Monday, October 10, 2011
Monday, Monday...keep your chin up and head into the week informed.
Click below to get your live, local information. In the event of something out of the ordinary, such as a major crash, Patch editors will update this as quickly and accurately as we are able. Give me a list of today's events. Patch calendar editors recommend: Finding out what's happening in our parks. The Parks and Recreation board meeting will be held tonight at 5:30pm in the Alderman's room of Muskego City Hall. Is there information you'd like to get every day that we haven't included here? Let Muskego Editor Denise Konkol know, and we'll try our best to include it!
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Recent rains proved too tempting for "off-roader" caught by police. The Parks Department says damage is minimal.
Muskego Police tracked down the driver of an SUV who tore up the newly seeded lawns at Park Arthur on Sept. 25. A 22-year-old Pewaukee man was cited for the vandalism after police found his muddy Mercury Mountaineer at a residence on Marybeck Lane. The driver, who reports indicated was "equally muddy," admitted to damaging the lawn. Parks Director Craig Anderson said that the ruts weren't significant. He expected crews to repair the area either Tuesday or Wednesday. That is good news, as it caused no delay to the schedule and no cost estimate was needed to make the repairs. For those awaiting the park, which is going to feature Muskego's first set of sledding hills for the 2012-2013 winter season along with other sports fields, it's also…
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
'True community project' to revitalize and beautify island park gets started Sunday, September 18
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Denise Konkol
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Members of the Little Muskego Lake Association (LMLA) have been working on a "Beautify Idle Isle" project with approval of the Muskego Parks and Recreation Department. The nonprofit group is hoping to beautify the public park by first focusing on Idle Isle Launch with flower beds and updating Idle Isle launch signage, with additional projects to create a boardwalk area at the end of the launch turn road, and providing additional piers along the shore at Idle Isle. A volunteer planting day is scheduled for this Sunday, September 18 from 10am to 2pm at the park, and everyone is welcome. "Idle Isle park & boat launch is public park where the majority of the folks who use Little Muskego Lake come and enjoy the lake," said Lisa Niles, LMLA …
Friday, September 2, 2011
Swimming will not be allowed due to high E.coli levels found in the waters off the Muskego park's beach.I
Craig Anderson, Director of Parks and Recreation, has ordered that the beach at Idle Isle Park be closed due to persistent high levels of E.coli. Tests run on Monday, August 29 indicated a level of 1,299.7 ppm, which exceeded the standards. A retest on Thursday, September 1 was conducted, but remained in excess of standards, so the decision was made to close the beach, according to Stella Dunahee with the department. Parks and Recreation officials confirmed that the closure will be in effect through the weekend, and would not be lifted until a subsequent testing can show levels are low enough to ensure safety.