AN UNOFFICIAL NEWSLETTER
VOLUME 1, ISSUE 8
LANNON, WISCONSIN 53046
“A LIGHT IN THE DARK”
OCT 1, 2010
resigned my position as a Trustee on the Village Board on September 15th. My resignation came just six months after I was elected by a majority of your votes. A combination of factors led up to my decision, including the issues that have arisen in the past 6 months; including Fire Department management, new development projects and proposals for change. On a personal note, I apologize for my early departure from public office. Six months ago, you elected me to represent your best interests and the interests of the community. I had hoped to serve as an agent of change with new ideas and to promote growth in Lannon. I regret that I was not able to convince my fellow Trustees that progress was essential to the future of Lannon. In light of recent
events that have transpired within the structure of local village government, I felt that the highest standards I set for myself would not allow me to properly represent you on the Village Board. I stepped down to better serve you and the community in a capacity that may be more effective. We will move forward. Change is inevitable. We must get more involved in the government process to make it happen. When the opportunity to join with other progressive individuals to make this happen presents itself, I would be honored to represent you again. We must be the watchdogs of our local government and hold them accountable. We have an obligation to ourselves, our children and to the future of this community to support those elected officials who will serve in our best interests. It was a pleasure serving you and I sincerely hope that my brief tenure on the Village Board was a step in the right direction.
selected as a Design and Craftsmanship Award Winner by Upholstery Journal Magazine. Their shop is located in the heart of town at 20549 W. Main Street. Joe Ilnicki is a master craftsman who can turn your ideas, plans, and projects into reality. For exceptional service, call Joe for an estimate at:
PREDATOR VS PREY
our imagination is the limit when it comes to Custom Upholstery, Restoration or Re-designing of fine furniture. Another home town business, Upholstery Works, Inc. was awarded the task of restoration and preservation of furniture and furnishings at historic “Taliesin”, Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio in Spring Green, Wisconsin. They were also
o, we are not talking politics. We are talking about animals. Exotic animals. There are enough natural predators like bears, cougars, coyotes and the like in our area. We don’t need alligators and big snakes as well. Think about this: Amazing to look at, exciting to hold, but when they get bigger, conPlease See Page 2...
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ANOTHER NEW FACE
sider them sold. When the kids say, “I think we need a bigger cage”, I think maybe you need a bigger brain. How do you suppose an alligator ended up in the Chicago River? It didn’t migrate – it was dumped there (or was flushed there). Predators eat prey. The prey can be naturally occurring or moved into the area in a U-Haul. Small dogs, cats and children can be the appetizers and when the predators get bigger, adults can be the main course. Ask any taxidermist - I don’t think that we were meant to be the stuffing. Before you buy a big squeeze or something with a thousand teeth, consider the end result. These predators belong in a Zoo or the faraway wild. I don’t want to run into them on the Bugline Trail. Bikes are not designed for 14-foot crawling or slithering speed bumps. I don’t want all these hungry reptiles roaming about on my property—they might get the idea that they can eat all my yard gnomes. When dealing with predators I think that it’s better to pray than be prey.
emember our Amy Martin, a candidate in the last village election? Well, meet Savannah Mae, Amy’s new daughter. Savannah was born August 23rd at Community Memorial Hospital. She was 7 pounds, 6 Ounces of pure joy. Both Mother and Daughter are doing great! Her big brother Johnathan is very proud of his new sister! Both Amy and Savannah Mae were observed at Quarry Coffee and look great! Congratulations and best wishes to Amy and her family!
Oct 11 - 6:45 PM Finance and Personnel Committee. Oct 11 - 7:00 PM Village Board Oct 14 - 5:00 PM Budget Workshop Oct 18 - Municipal Court Oct 21 - 5:00 PM Budget Workshop Oct 28 - 7:00 PM Plan Commission Oct 31 - 2-5 PM TRICK or TREAT ( the Parade starts at 1:30 PM)
he costs of ink, printing, and paper for producing this newsletter have increased since I started publishing 7 months ago. All contributions to help defray my costs are very greatly appreciated and can be mailed to me at: 21834A N. Weather Edge Circle, Lannon, WI 53046 or you can generally find me at Quarry Coffee and Café, my favorite morning diversion.
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