Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Bid to make Waukesha County Board chairman position part time is unsuccessful, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Despite some efforts to make the Waukesha County Board chairman position part time, it looks like the position will remain at the status quo. Chairman Paul Decker, who has been in his position since April, originally agreed with making the position part time. But he and others on the board’s Executive Committee voted to keep the position full time, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In order to make the chairman position, which pays $58,586, part time, the county board would have to approve an ordinance making the changes. The potential change was brought forward in April by Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas after longtime Chairman Jim Dwyer was ousted from office by another board member who was redistricted into the same …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Rebroadcast of Tuesday night's aldermanic candidates' forum will be presented three times in the next week for residents to catch the discussion of issues.
The six aldermanic candidates from districts 1, 3 and 5 came together Tuesday night to discuss issues in Muskego and their positions on them, and if you missed the live event, you have three additional chances to catch it on Muskego's cable access Channel 14. Grab a notebook, and see which candidate most reflects your philosophies on the issues, or has a better grip on them to handle for the next two years. Broadcast dates and times are as follows: Thursday, March 22, 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 23, 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 8:05 p.m. The general election for Muskego races are on Tuesday, April 3, with polls opening at 7 a.m. In addition, there is a contested race for Waukesha County Supervisor, with Keith Hammitt and Randall Hojnacki …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Nine recommendations for improvement and changes have been identified into operations in Waukesha County Clerk's office.
An operational audit into the Waukesha County Clerk’s office has found several issues in the department, including approximately $27,000 that is owed from the office to municipalities for the sale of dog licenses. Nine recommendations for improvement have resulted from the audit of the office that is run by Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus, who has been publically embattled since she failed to turn in the unofficial City of Brookfield vote count in a close State Supreme Court race. The April 2011 election fiasco caused challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg to declare victory over incumbent Justice David Prosser. The tallies from Brookfield gave Prosser the needed votes to win the election. “Internal Audit has discussed the findings and …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Former Waukesha Mayor Larry Nelson makes political comeback.
Five of 25 Waukesha County Board of Supervisor seats are being challenged in April 2012, according to information on the county’s website. The filing deadline was at 5 p.m. Tuesday. In Waukesha, two City of Waukesha Common Council members, Kathleen Cummings and Duane Paulson, are running unopposed, as well as former Mayor Larry Nelson. Michael Crowley also is running unopposed. The following districts have challengers, according to the website: The following districts have only one candidate, according to the website:
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Kert Harenda was a possibility to run for the third aldermanic district, but instead his name is among others for the county board
Redistricting had presented an interesting question for Kert Harenda, whose seat as alderman for the second district technically put him out of his district based on his residence. He had to decide whether to complete his term in 2013, or run in the third district against Neil Borgman. However, Harenda's name appears as a candidate for the Waukesha County Board, in district 23. Dan Draeger is currently the supervisor for the district, but he too has become a 'victim' of redistricting, and will vie for the 24th District seat, now held by Peter Gundrum. Gundrum has also filed his candidacy for the 24th district as an incumbent. In addition to Harenda, Keith Hammitt, a business owner in Muskego, and Randall Hojnacki, who has also filed …