October 07, 2010Geneva — Town Board Supervisor Bob Kamps said he's not a computer person.
He admitted that Monday, shortly after the town of Geneva complied with the Regional News open records request concerning any and all documents about former police chief Ed Gritzner's retirement, including e-mails.
Kamps didn't comply with this request. He said he thought it was something to be handled by Lauderdale.
Settlement agreement reveals terms of Gritzner's retirementOctober 07, 2010Geneva — Ed Gritzner's retirement from his longtime post as town police chief will cost taxpayers an extra $65,000.
That's in addition to his budgeted salary for this year, which Town Clerk-Treasurer Deb Kirch said Monday is $75,400.
But that $65,000 won't be paid to him all at once.
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Study, enrollment increases begin Reek’s new yearSchool’s brick work needs to be replacedSeptember 30, 2010Linn — A few feet above the main entrance door to Reek School, some of the bricks are cracked. They don’t look like they will stay in place much longer.That’s partly why, this summer, the Reek School Board hired Eppstein Uhen Architects, Madison, to conduct a study of the building. Board members are expected to discuss this study at its regular meeting Monday, Oct. 4.“We’re having a lot of problems with the physical structure,” Reek Administrator Lillian Henderson said Friday.
Town of Geneva police find ‘large’ amount of mushroomsSeptember 30, 2010Geneva — Police are in the midst of investigating what may be a large psilocybin mushroom manufacturing operation.“We have officers out interviewing people today,” town police officer Ken Mulhollon said Tuesday morning. “We’re really right in the middle of everything.”What’s public so far is town of Geneva police executed a drug-related search warrant Sunday, Sept. 26, around 11 a.m. at W2888 Krueger Road, Unit G.
Police, town officials bid Gritzner a warm farewellChief’s emotional sendoff
at special Town Board meetingSeptember 23, 2010Geneva — Ed Gritzner approached the front of the Town Board table Thursday afternoon, Sept. 16, during a meeting that, for several, was special not just because it said so on the agenda.“There’s not much to say,” he told a roomful of people, most of whom are town of Geneva officials and police officers. “I’m not a good speaker.”After 37 years in law enforcement, the town’s police chief will retire. Officially, his last day is Dec. 31.
Jacobs returnsFamiliar face fills Town
Board spot until next electionSeptember 16, 2010Linn — Five people expressed a desire to become the next Town Board supervisor No. 1.On Monday, Town Chairman Jim Weiss said the candidate who stood out claimed he won’t run for that position when the term expires in April.Weiss said Tom Jacobs, a former longtime supervisor, informed board members he is available to serve, but he has “no desire to run in the election.”
takes overFormer teacher excited about new role as Woods School administratorSeptember 09, 2010Geneva — It’s the second day of the new year at Woods School and Ed Brzinski is sitting down with a few kindergartners in their classroom during free time.Even in a kid-sized chair in a make-believe kitchen stocked with plastic foods, Brzinski towers over them. But he does so with a gentle smile which likely explains why his 6-foot-plus frame doesn’t intimidate the children.When Brzinski asks the children for a piece of fake cake, a boy tells him, “It might take a while.”
An archer's paradiseA look at the Big Foot Archery ClubSeptember 02, 2010Linn — Joe Williams hunts, and one of his favorite memories was when he saw a buck standing on a ridge.“The way the sun hit him, it looked like his antlers were made out of solid gold,” Williams said.But when it came time to take the shot, he didn’t pull a trigger. Mostly, whenever Williams hunts, it’s with a bow and arrow.
Kulik: ‘We’re moving forward’Town Board conducts closed session meeting about police chiefAugust 26, 2010Geneva — Some Town Board members still aren’t talking about what happened between a supervisor and Police Chief Ed Gritzner at the Aug. 7 FunFestival.But some pieces of the puzzle are falling together.On Thursday, Aug. 19, the board conducted a closed session meeting “to consider financial, medical, social or personal histories or disciplinary data of specific persons, preliminary consideration of specific personnel problems or the investigation of charges against specific persons which, if discussed in public, would be likely to have a substantial adverse effect upon the reputation of any person referred to in such histories or data, or involved in such problems or investigations” about Gritzner.
Nobody’s talking about FunFestival incidentAllegations about chief, supervisor expected to be focus of closed session meetingAugust 19, 2010Geneva — Apparently, you had to be there.Rumor has it that an incident occurred Saturday, Aug. 7, at the third annual Summer FunFestival between Ed Gritzner, the town’s police chief, and a Town Board supervisor. But town officials aren’t saying much about it.
Two reasons to hang in towns of Linn, Geneva this weekendAugust 05, 2010Some people may not know it, but there’s a special link between the town of Geneva’s FunFestival and the Linn Town Fire and EMS Department’s annual Pig and Corn Roast.“I went to the town of Linn and saw what they do at their annual pig roast,” said Margaret Downing, town of Geneva administrator and FunFestival creator/organizer. “I thought that would be something good for the town of Geneva to do.”On Saturday, Aug. 7, the town of Geneva FunFestival turns 3 years old.
DA: Use of deadly force in shooting ‘necessary’August 05, 2010Geneva — Town police officers Ken Mulhollon and Jason Sweeney and Walworth County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Smith won’t be on administrative duty anymore.The officers were involved in the July 13 fatal shooting of Roman O. Petriw, 47, N3095 Dandelion Road. Since then, in a move that’s standard for these tye of situations, Mulhollon, Sweeney and Smith were placed on administrative leave.But on Friday, Walworth County Sheriff David Graves and Geneva Town Police Chief Ed Gritzner issued a statement announcing the officers will return to full duty.