Sussex and Lisbon can come together as citizens and participate in shaping the future for the Village and Town a lot more for the sake of legacy.
With my being one of the almost 10,000 citizens in the Town of Lisbon, I am frustrated with not having a clearer vision, attitude, and somewhat more unified scope of expectation to the vision on when our Town will be broken up or otherwise transition away from entirely being the town it is. I totally get the infatuation and comfort that is there to equate rural with always being a town. My folks in our town want to preserve what is here and not have grandiose plan ruin what is enjoyed today. It seems to me that everyone is making great point, but nobody and I mean no one is unifying them into a representive best bet for decades down the road. No I understand that many folks have done a lot, and I have not done too much towards my own point. I am not practicing what I preach other than in the talk and communication itself. I know that it is easier said than done as with most things in life.
I will say that I am very happy and encouraged by the steps that the town and village officials are taking to bring consensus on what could be steps we could take today to be working even more cooperatively than in years past. It has been amazing to me how much this has been a ripe issue a few years ago, and these things are finally rolling with a hint of progress. As they say, better late than never.
I refered to a past article in the Sussex Express News on "Talks with Lisbon must include issues beside water". What? !! I can see motivation to see what can be don't on many levels and across the board, but to leave a caveat of we need to know a couple issue or more before we will settle on a particular issue. This is bargaining and negotiating at its best. It is about pushing Lisbon back like they want water, so Sussex will get something they want. Seems like good compromise going on. However, I find it to be weak in its ultimatum. Lisbon is going to other community because Sussex is being so bastardly about it all. The point is that Sussex would win by taking the deal and bringing in those revenues for its tax payers. I know many taxpayers of Sussex agree with how their Village is handling it, but where is this coming from. The distain for Lisbon to be progress through Sussex comes from this stong arm approach. I hate the Sussex squeeze, and I don't blame them entirely.
Village President Tony Lapcinski is a shrewed business man, and I give him a ton of credit for putting onus on Lisbon to do better in our coming to the Hall with requests. However, I believe this is a story of two wrongs don't make a right. I have said this at Lisbon meetings, and I don't think anyone is really understanding what I am sharing here. The fact is that both Sussex and Lisbon benefit from hooking up together on water. Sussex isn't happy with how much they are benefitting and holding strong until they benefit more financially in a sales pitch to gather more of the "fair share" from Lisbon. I resent that approach, and I call for all Lisbon residents to join me in stirring up some buzz on this and add political energy to this.
We need to once and for all arrest this Hatfield and McCoy redneck bickering behind the scenes and keeping everything copasetic across the version the public gets. This is truly a flawed progression into the future. I know that my keeping up with the Jones's or any other analogy is a bit off, but it does shine a light of truth onto our weeknesses as community neighbors.
I am calling for all Sussex and Lisbon residence to form a citizen action committee. We need a venue outside of board time to organize our message to our leaders. Our leaders are working with what they are given by us the taxpayers. Just like engineers work off of, garbage in garbage out. If we don't get more compiled and solidified in public opinion, we will continue to be in disarray.
I will say that all taxpayers should be very happy with what is going on and the remarkable steps on moving forward. It is my intent to just not hold on to our lorals and remain complacent due to a temporary masking of deeper rooted problems. To me, we need to illuminate the present. As citizens, we should be utilizing our newspapers, internet, and other public communication more to get a big Think Tank going.
Right now, due to the clear and evident deficiencies from our past boards and the like, both communities are looking to other areas like Delafield, Merten, North Lake, Pewaukee, Richfield, and on and on rather than the most symetric and logistically sensible option. I remember the days of more Sussex-Lisbon unity and all of the things that moved forward due to the reliance on mutual participation. There seems to be a misdirection going on with the growth both communities are experiencing. It is time to come together as citizens and take another look at what we could be asking of our leadership. Let's face it, every trustee and supervisor is earning their keep and doing a great job. If we want more out of them, we have to pay them more. Paying our town hall more to get us more results is not what I am looking for.
If it is to be it is up to me. I was hopeful that over the last 2 years that more of this line of thinking would have transformed itself from the campaign messages out there. The folks filling the board spots have clear demonstrated what they can handle and what they can't. God bless them all for the gifts and talents they bring to the table. We as the constituents can step up to the plate more and stimulate a vision on community legacy a lot more to the standards we want to live by.
I look at this issues beyond my lifetime. It would make sense to me to say that by 2060 that Lisbon would not be able to maintain itself as a Town throughout the entire map that exists right now. My vote is to start today. Why procrastinate this inevitability? Many of my neighbors across the town want to shrug this off as an item for a day way down the road.
Thank you for joining me in these thoughts.
The company is constantly promoted as being a huge conglomerate while in reality it is just a handful of people. If products and services were delivered as promised and paid for, this would not be an issue. The issue lies in Kevin collecting payments for services he promises to render while never fully delivering on any of his promises. My wife and I were recruited into this business five years ago under what we now understand were based on a pile of lies. We had a contract with the company where we would come on board and help the company obtain up to $20,000 in credit on zero percent credit cards while working hard to grow and develop the company. In exchange for this, we were issued stock in the company totaling 40% of the shares. The contract stated that should the company not be able to pay off the cards before the zero percent interest ended that all property purchased using those cards would become ours. In the end, the balances on these cards turned into four times the amount originally agreed to and "investors" were brought in by Kevin so that payments could be made on the cards. We all were given promises about how big the company will be and the kind of huge returns we would all get on our money. In the mean time, next to no products or services were actually sold and none of us could keep Kevin focused on any one thing long enough for any of it to be completed. My contract was not honored—in fact he still has several items in his possession that by contract belong to me yet he refuses to hand them over to me. Debts of this company have rolled into my mortgage. Collection companies call here constantly. We currently have a list of more than 60 people who have complaints against Kevin and his business practices. We know of more than $500,000 that has been "invested" and lost through Kevin's bad business practices. The total likely is more than this but this is what we are aware of so far. There is much more detail that can be added to this complaint. Please let us know what is most pertinent and where we can begin with you. We have reopened the door with Mark Dorman from Wisconsin’s Department of Financial Institutions Division of Securities as he had previously put together a findings regarding Kevin Reiss. It’s file number S-06199(EX) issued in February of 2007 and can be found online at this link near the bottom of the page: http://www.wdfi.org/newsroom/admin_orders/07_archive.htm.
Welcome to the Wheels For Chad website! This is where you will find the most up to date information about Chad's fundraising efforts to buy a new standing wheelchair.
Fundraising total so far $5,350.00 GOAL $42,000 you can help Chad in his quest to buy a new standing wheelchair by donating online now!
Drive For Chad Golf Outing
"Drive for Chad" Golf Outing at Western Lakes in Pewaukee, Sunday July 19, 1:00 pm shotgun start followed by dinner. Help Chad raise money for a new wheelchair and have a blast doing it!
Thank you to the following sponsors:
the Milwaukee Admirals
the Green Bay Packers
the Dallas Mavericks
the Rich Company
if you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Joyce Shepet at email@example.com
Chad is a 25 year old young man who lives with Cerebral Palsy and is a very active wheelchair user. He graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College in the spring of 2006 with an Associate Degree in the Visual Communications Program, (Web Site Design & Computer Graphics). His dream job is to work for a pro sports team in the website and/or graphics department because he loves working with computers and sports of any kind so much.
Chad has spoken at numerous state and national disability related conferences about his transition experience from high school to college and now college to the working world. He is a consultant for Kids As Self Advocates (KASA), a national grassroots youth disability organization. He sits on the Wisconsin State Transition Initiative Youth Leadership Council and is also the Youth Coordinator for the Wisconsin Youth Information Training and Resource Center.
In his free time Chad enjoys attending sporting events, (cheering for the real America's team the Green Bay Packers!), working with computers, adaptive water skiing, and hanging out with his friends. Chad lives an assisted living apartment in Waukesha.
Chad’s wheelchair, which allows him to remain active and independent, is 9 years old and has fallen into disrepair. Many parts of it are being held together with duct tape and bungee cords. The manufacturer no longer makes some of the needed parts to fix it. So, with the help of many friends, Chad is attempting to raise the $42,000 needed for a new motorized wheelchair. This new wheelchair will afford Chad with greater independence to pursue his career as a website designer and to continue in his role as a nationally-known speaker who advocates for children and teens with disabilities as they transition to adulthood and greater independence.
THANK YOU for your support at this and other fundraisers for Chad’s new wheelchair. He is grateful beyond words!
Wheels for Chad is a fundraising campaign started by Chad and his friends to raise $42,000 to purchase a new standing wheelchair for him
The CCFA Beer Tasting Event is Saturday, May 30th from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Crohnes/Colitis Foundation of America has an annual marathon in Napaa Valley, CA.This is a big fundraising event for them. Participants need to raise $4,000 each to participate. There are 15 people from Milwaukee who are going on the run.
The beer tasting will benefit all runners who participate. There should be close to 100 different beers at the event. Trailer Park Hero's will be playing there. We will have a 50/50 raffle, beer for a year, and a silent auction.
The event is at Cityside Plaza: 239 E Chicago Street in the Third Ward. Alcoholmanac Magazine is co-sponsoring this event. All proceeds, after expenses, will go to CCFA.
We have printed up 500 tickets and would like to sell them before the event. Cost is $30 per ticket. There are about 350 tickets left. If you would like to sell these through Chad Murphy Price and Wheels for Chad, we will give Chad $5 for every ticket sold to put towards his fundraising efforts.
Please let me know as soon as you can. I think this is a good opportunity for all of us. Contact me with any questions.
Announcing a new Meetup for My Personal Networking Group!
What: W.E.B. West
When: August 27, 2009 5:00 PM
161 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Pewaukee, WI 53072
You are invited to a casual networking opportunity. This event will be held August 27th on the shores of Pewaukee Lake. Bring your lawn chairs and join other networkers for a short meeting introducing a networking group: W.E.B. West founded by Bonnie Sewell. Following that, gather to watch the "Pirates" Ski Group with Kurt Roskopf and company. Bring your family and treat them to dinner from the Chocolate Factory. Please reply: a number will be assigned that you will use to take advantage of the discount. Please bring your family and friends with lawn chair, business cards, and your casual self.
We hope you can pass this on to others as well.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Learn more here:
The public is welcome to be on their own for a treat but also share in celebration for a couple of friends that just plain like to have good times.
Susan "Sue" Roskopf and Linda K. are making a nice time for all on their birthday. Everyone is encouraged to go to Bubba's Frozen Custard on Thursday November 12th. The encouragement is inclusive to patronize Bubba's every day, but Nov. 12 is special for Sue and Linda sharing their birthdays.
Treat yourself to an order that will keep your mouth full: We like to do all the talkin', so it will work out great; Just kiddin'!
Sweet Susie and Laughin' Linda will keep the crew in birthday spirits. Enjoy their rootbeer or whatever else will satiate your thirst. Have custard or whatever else floats your boat, it will make you say happy things.
Burgundy Cherry is the flavor of that day
If you would like to join our Birthday Club (no age limit) please send your Name, Mailing Address, and Birthdate to Bubbas@GetYourMouthFull.com.
Please spread the word as the more merrier.
1276 Capitol Dr., Pewaukee, WI 53072 | Phone: 262-695-8189
I-94 & County Hwy F (Exit 295) W231 N1013 County Hwy F
Waukesha, WI 53186-1502 US
|When:||Friday, February 5, 5:00PM Add to my Outlook Calendar|
November is my birthday month. I got an early Happy Birthday from Jerry's Old Town Inn. As a result, I and my family decided to open up our special birthday meal arrangements to have anyone in the public join us for this experience.
With orders in between 4 & 5 PM, they have an Early Pig Special: $3 Off regularly priced adult dinner entrees. (excludes daily specials)
If you can't make 4 PM, just tell us when works for you. We will put in your time of arrival for the waitstaff as a reservation.
So far, we are going with a 4 PM and a 5:30 PM table to start. We will add options as yours and other indications continue to come in.
This has been openned up as a professional connections and business networking function as well. My birthday wish is to have new long term relationships spawn from my birthday. We hope you will join us in meeting new people.
Please let my personal milestone be your opportunity for community connections and join us.
This will be a great way to keep things easy after the Thanksgiving weekend: 11/30 the last Monday of November. Let's get together and make this November one to remember.
Jerry's Old Town Inn
N116W15841 Main Street
Germantown, WI 53022
Phone: (262) 251-4455
Come join us at Pauline Haass Public Library N64 W23820 Main Street
Sussex, WI 53089-3122
Wednesday January 6th 2010 7 PM for a planning meeting to organize a future event as a free resource fair. Please take a look at http://washington.uwex.edu/flp/CelebrateFamilies.html to see the benchmark for these efforts. There are a lot of regional efforts on this type of event, but this proposal is to create a county-wide venue to better make available the organizations and agencies across the county in an event forum.
The future event would include activities for youth as well as entertainment for all by youth groups in the county. We hope to hear your ideas on how to bring together the elements in the county for a collective exhibition like this. Please indicate your availability to attend 1/6/2010 to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 262-253-6509 .
COME AND JOIN THIS NEW GROUP
W.E.B.WEST (WISCONSIN ENTERPRISING BUSINESSES)
MEET OTHER BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE AREA.
WE WILL SPIN WITH BUSINESS INTRODUCTIONS AND POSITIVE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE PRESENTED.
JOIN US FOR OUR SOCIAL NETWORKING TIME AFTER THE BUSINESS PORTION OF THE SPIN
The W.E.B. West networking group has a little different format. As founder and leader of W.E.B. West, Bonnie Sewell holds the spins at different locations that a member will sponsor. The spins can be at a member's business location or a local establishment that will welcome our group. Business introductions are done at each spin as well as positive recommendations (referrals).
All businesses are welcome at this time to join our spin.
Bring your business contacts and treat them to a great group of entrepreneurs.
Please bring your colleagues, business cards, and your casual self.
SEE YOU THERE!
W279 N2221 Prospect Avenue
1/2 mile north of I94 on Hwy SS
Pewaukee, WI 53072
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