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What to do with Flatiron Park?

October 07, 2010
It appears as though less is more when it comes to the future enhancement of Lake Geneva's Flatiron Park. Two months after first presenting its Flatiron Park renovation plan, the Beautification Committee was back in front of members of the City Council Monday night to discuss the updated enhancement proposal, which includes a ceremony space, water feature, a new gazebo, sidewalks through the park and an elevated stage. But, aldermen said what they have heard from constituents is much different than the Beautification Committee's plan.

Shooting hoops with Shalhoub

Actor promoting independent film made in Wisconsin

October 07, 2010
Lyons — Obsessive compulsive murder detective Adrian Monk would never have slipped into a white terrycloth robe that had been worn by someone else, and then strolled onto a basketball court in black flip flops to shoot some hoops. But award-winning actor Tony Shalhoub, who played the lead role on the hit USA television show "Monk," had no problem with any of that. Although he played a former high school basketball champion in the 1999 television movie "That Championship Season" and received some basketball help on the set in the past, Shalhoub said he still plays the game "very badly, very, very badly" while he fired a couple shots at the rim on Grand Geneva's court.

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Getting involved in the process
City will televise budget workshops, meetings
September 30, 2010
In the past, some city aldermen complained residents haven’t had enough early input into the city’s budget process.This time around, Alderman and Finance, License and Regulation Committee Chairman Todd Krause is going to make sure the 2011 budget is as transparent as it can be.Krause presented a complete budget schedule during the city’s Monday, Sept. 13, meeting and also announced that several of the workshops and committee meetings would be televised on the city’s Time Warner cable access channel 25. In the past, budget meetings and workshops have been open to the public, however, there was no schedule posted and the meetings weren’t on television.
Bridge work will start soon
September 30, 2010
In about three weeks, there will be no vehicle or pedestrian traffic crossing the Wrigley Drive bridge. And it won’t be open again until the third week of May.By mid-October, the bridge, which is located by the Geneva Lake Chamber of Commerce building, is expected to be torn out and replaced by a wider and higher-arched bridge.The nearly $1 million bridge reconstruction is being funded mostly by the state Department of Transportation through federal stimulus monies approved in late 2009. According to the most recent information, the stimulus money will fund $933,000 and the city’s portion will be about $50,000.
BREAKING - Downtown road work tonight
September 30, 2010
According to a maintenance schedule released Wednesday afternoon, grinding of the three downtown intersections will occur tonight and early tomorrow morning.Starting at 10 p.m., grinding crews will be at Wrigley Drive and Center Street areas near the launch ramp. At 1 a.m., they will be at the Main and Broad street intersection and at 4 a.m. they will be on Main Street from West to Curtis streets. Asphalt paving will start at 6 a.m. at the Main and Broad streets intersection, then at 9 a.m. by the launch ramp and then in the early afternoon on Main Street.
Classic Car rally will be in area this weekend
Proceeds help Geneva Lake Environmental Agency
September 23, 2010
Geneva Lake Environmental Agency Director Ted Peters is hoping a return to a three-day event on the final weekend of September will bring back the success and memories of the old classic car rally. For the first time in three years, the Geneva Lake Classic Car Rally is going back to its roots with a weekend flurry of activities all in an effort to raise money for the GLEA.From 1978 to 2007, the last weekend in September meant Lake Geneva and the surrounding area would be packed with shiny, rare classic cars cruising around to raise funds for the Corinne Kreissl Memorial Foundation. But, in March 2008, Lake Geneva Classic Car Rally co-founder Jan Kreissl announced the 30th year would be the last.
State auditors check on city
September 23, 2010
Two members of the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau spent a couple hours with Lake Geneva officials Friday morning.According to state auditor Jan Mueller, the auditors visited Lake Geneva to “follow up” on the city’s policies, procedures and internal controls as cited in the 2009 reports from local auditing firm Deignan and Associates.She said it’s not typical for her office to send auditors to a municipality.
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