Friday, March 29, 2013
Retired police officer Jim Dobbs and civil engineer Richard Frazier are vying for a spot on Caledonia's Village Board.
Friday, March 29
Caledonia voters will head to the polls April 2 to vote on several races, including the Trustee No. 5 seat on the Village Board. The candidates are Jim Dobbs and Richard Frazier. (Click on link for biographical information on each candidate). To provide residents with the most information about the election, Caledonia Patch asked candidates for their positions on key issues facing the village. Here, in their own words, are the candidates' answers to those questions.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Dobbs is one of two candidates running in the April 2 election for Village Trustee No. 5.
Name: Jim Dobbs Address: 5314 Agatha Turn Age: 55 Occupation: Retired police officer Education: Graduate of Racine Park High School. Over 110 college credits from U-W Parkside and U-W Eau Claire towards a bachelor degree. Family: Married, three children How long have you lived in Caledonia? 30 years Have you held or run for political office? The first time I ran for public office I was elected as a Caledonia trustee in April 2011. Related experience:
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
All four positions for the Caledonia Village Board will have two candidates on the April ballot. One of the positions will also have a primary election in February.
Four of the seven Caledonia village board seats are up for election this spring including the village president's position, and each has a contested race. The village trustee number three position will have a primary election on February 19. The top two vote getters from that race will then be on the spring election on April 2 along with the other positions. Trustees serve two-year terms and are paid $6,600 per year. The village president is paid $13,000 per year and serves a two-year term. Candidates have until 5 p.m. today to file papers. We'll update the list if any additional candidates file. Trustee No 1 *Kathy Burton (filed non-candidacy) Ed Willing, 5754 Winstar Lane David Prott, 2442 Rebecca Drive Trustee No. 3 *Kevin Wanggaard, …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The driver of a semi-truck died after trying to avoid crashing into a car at Nicholson and 5-Mile Road over Memorial Day. The village is now taking steps to make the intersection safer.
A fatal crash between a car and semi truck driver that happened over Memorial Day weekend has served as an impetus for the village to make the intersection safer. At the Public Works Committee meeting last week, Village Board member Tom Weatherston asked to staff make the intersection of 5-Mile and Nicholson roads a four-way stop or to at least have signs under the existing stop signs stating that traffic on Nicholson Road does not stop. Board member Jim Dobbs said there have been five accidents at this intersection in the past three years and said he felt a sign under the stop sign would work, according to minutes from the meeting. Blaine Pfeffer, superintendent of the Highway Department, said signs stating that cross-traffic does not …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Once completed, the independent living apartments, assisted living apartments, skilled nursing and memory care facilities will be owned and overseen by Siena Partners, Inc. with Lincoln Lutheran as managers. Officials told the Village Board they want to g
The Village Board and the Plan Commission learned that officials with Siena Partner Inc. want to start building a $45 million senior living campus in July. At a meeting held Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 at the Siena Center, Sister Sharon Simon, OP, explained, how the Racine Dominicans came to partner with Lincoln Lutheran on the project. "We wanted to see how we could make this a continuing care community for the greater Racine area, Caledonia, and Racine County," Simon said. Dan Risch, CEO of Lincoln Lutheran, said Siena Partners wanted to “provide another option for seniors, who wanted to be in a stimulating learning environment. That would include a place for them to live and to play, study, to worship, to contemplate.” The construction …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Jerry Griswold asked the board to reopen the contract discussion.
UPDATE: Jerry Griswold, a Village Board member, asked the board to reopen the contract talks because he feels the Board was given misinformation after John's didn't fill out the contract to the Village's specifications. Tom Lebak, the Village Administrator, said he faxed over what he thought was a complete contract, but apparently some of the pages were missing. Board members had discussed this issue during a special board meeting. One of the main issues however was that the John's contract didn't include a reimbursement for recycling, which the Veolia contract did have. Griswold claims this could have saved taxpayers $55,000, but other board members stipulated that the reimbursement amount isn't a guarantee. Still, Lee Wishau, another …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Now the DOT says, let's reevaluate.
UPDATE Nov. 14: At 7 p.m. July 15 at the East Side Community Center, 6156 Douglas Ave., the Village Board will discuss alternatives for the realignment of Highway 38, which includes a potential jurisdictional update of Four Mile Road. They also want to reconsider the 2035 transportation plan. Original story: The County Board doesn’t want Highway 38 rerouted and neither does Caledonia Village Board, but some residents say they want a new road. And now, amongst the confusion and lack of support, the project has now been put on hold by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and will be reevaluated in January, a process that can take up to a year. According to a story by the Racine Journal Times, the County Board voted unanimously at their…