I have lived in the Falls since 1968. My great-great grandfather was one of the village founders. I have served the community in multiple ways: Firefighter, various boards and commissions and for many years was president of the Falls Cable Access Corp. Currently I own, and am active in, a restaurant equipment manufacturing company.
For those of you who are anticipating your upcoming retirement, and have plans for using all that free time you have been banking for yourself , I offer you a wake-up call.
Since July first I have been officially "retired" from my avocation as Senior Management of a manufacturing company.
What are here are our new property tax statements. And, I'm not really jumping for joy. In fact, I am downright dismayed.
All in all, the dollars I will pay out for my home next week are $222 more this year than last. I am paying more and getting less in return.
Today I yield this space to the writer of an e-mail that I receiived this morning. Paul
To all my fellow Cinderellas… (and Prince Charmings?):
Yws, I am a grumpy old man.
We had a super cool, unpleasant summer. I grumbled.
And, now winter has offered a much less than pleasant than season so far.
The multi-inch slush fall last week caused me to bring forth language that only some sailors know.
I have watched my neighbors, as well as myself, fight with snow blowers that balked at the heavy demand.
Kudos to the Menomonee Falls Fire Department - and all the recent assisting communities!
On my scanner yesterday, I had the opportunity to monitor fire department operations at the Goetz Court conflegration. I happended to be awake early as we were expecting a full house for holiday celebrations. For nearly six hours my ears were tuned in to the action as I prepared for the guests.