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.
We, the people, dutifully vote every year to elect citizens like ourselves to legislate and set policy in an orderly and lawful fashion for the betterment of our community. Anyone is free to run for the job - it is not a closed club of good ol' guys.
These board members spend hours and days in meetings and planning sessions working for us all. To do this they give up their personal time for a very limited amount of pay. This is time taken from being with their families, spouses, friends and recreation.
Senator Strom Thurmond is in the record books for giving the longest recorded speech in history, clocking in at 24 hours and 18 minutes. The speech was a filibuster in opposition to the 1957 Civil Rights Act (which passed, despite his efforts).
I'm sure that one of our local malcontents would be happy to try and break that record if only the Village Board would give that chance.
Another blogger on Menomonee Falls Now made predictions of things to come about a year ago. This week he truthfully posted the results of his predictions. They were mixed - some right, some wrong.
On the other hand, I cannot even envision what will happen in the next week let alone what will happen in the next year.