Sunday, December 30, 2012
I have had the privilege of meeting many of you; whether it was a brief conversation, or an ongoing observation over the course of the year, these are my picks for those people who made things happen in Muskego.
I'm humbled whenever I consider the position I have. I get to tell your stories, whether it's crime, fire, personal triumph, or even just a fun weekend activity that brings a smile to kids' faces. This is not a scientific list, nor indicative of how well I may have gotten to know people personally; it's just my observation of who always seemed to 'be there' when something was happening in the community. There is also no meaning to the order, so don't read into it. 1. Suzi Link - folks either love her or hate her, but I have to admit she shows up. A lot of long Common Council meetings during much of the year would have worn others out, but Link has been a perennial presence to argue her point and to make sure the aldermen take the public …
Friday, February 17, 2012
What's in a name? A lot of hassle, especially if there's more than one person with the same name.
Perhaps it's just because there's been more and more of you jumping into the conversation - and believe me, I couldn't be happier about it - but there appears to be 'twins' in Muskego, and I wanted to point out who's who. Suzi Link and Suzi are NOT the same person. I recently deleted a comment posted by the latter Suzi that appeared to attempt to confuse people into thinking it was Ms. Link instead.That's crossing a line. While I understand the right to use your own names (and in fact I find people who have the chops to post as themselves and not hide behind a handle quite admirable), please make sure you're 'different enough' to prevent confusion. What ends up happening is that your 'alter ego' gets a lot of flak for a post they never …
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Recent petition is a loud and clear indication of dissent against Lake Park, says resident, council needs to listen, and has a chance to reconsider vote Tuesday night.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
All elected and public officials know the single biggest challenge they face is getting input from the people they represent. Right now, according to Mayor Chiaverotti, that input, in the form of over 3,400 signatures on “Direct Legislation Petitions, is going to be ignored by the City of Muskego (stated on 620 AM Talk Radio 1/31/2012). This is not the Mayor's decision to make. It is up to Tracy Snead, Neome Schaumberg, Keith Werner and Noah Fiedler. I must point out one thing. The Common Council, at the request of any of these 4 Aldermen, could have a "FREE DO OVER" of this decision to allow the Common Council the opportunity to a legal opinion and have a chance to review where the signatures on the Petition originate. These are NOT “…
Friday, February 10, 2012
Chiaverotti doesn't understand her job's limits, and while a recall is a last resort, it is an option, states Suzi Link
To the editor: Mayor Kathy Chiaverotti is jumping through hoops trying to find “legal” ways to ignore the “Direct Legislation Petition”. Clearly, she does not comprehend THIS IS NOT HER JOB. Even if she could find a loop-hole, she has an ETHICAL OBLIGATION to listen to us. She took an oath of office to that effect. Chiaverotti stated “there will be no referendum”. Again, according to Wisconsin Statutes, THIS IS NOT UP TO HER. Any decisions regarding the direct legislation petition belong with the Common Council, not the Mayor. Chiaverotti dances around like Mohammed Ali, dismisses concerns over the location, size, viewscapes, plans for surrounding properties or the fiscal implications of this deal. Instead, she keeps chanting “…
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Despite a yes vote for the purchase of property on Little Muskego Lake, citizen's group hopes to halt the purchase process to hold a referendum
In the days after the Muskego Common Council narrowly passed a resolution for a $3.55 million offer to purchase property owned by developer Michael Dilworth and the Cherek family, a group formed in opposition to it remains committed to halting the process. Debbie Bolton, treasurer for Muskego for Ethical Government, said that after Tuesday's meeting, they are just trying to regroup and organize the signatures they have already collected. For the most part, she said they have been obtained by going door to door, but said they may also be available to residents in public places in Muskego. So far, there hasn't been a determination if the petition for direct legislation would be in time. Alderman Kert Harenda had asked prior to Tuesday's vote…