To the Editor:

Lake Geneva Winterfest and Ice Castles received more advertising this year than ever. It has been seen nationwide. Why would the city allow a major road to close when expecting thousands of visitors to this small town?

The City Council has the right to say no to groups making requests. There should be two questions each councilmember asks before voting on anything:

1. Is this proposal in the best interest of the city and it residents?

2. Is this proposal in the best interest of what makes this city great — the lake, our parks, the White River.

And the city mission statement should be posted where the council sees it during every discussion.

“Our mission is to preserve its small city atmosphere, reasonable cost of living and high quality of life by carefully controlling land use and development and delivering high quality programs and services in a responsible manner.”

Casey Schiche

Lake Geneva