Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Aug 2, 2012; Section:Opinion; Page Number:6A That blogger was me County right to dump garbage presentation On Tuesday, an op-ed by Charlene Lemoine of the Waukesha County Environmental Action League explained how her efforts in life were thwarted by “a local blogger.” I said to myself, “Gee, I wonder who that is.” […]

The Waukesha County Environmental Action League (WEAL) probably burned a hemp effigy of me last night after their little propaganda show got cancelled. A planned Board of Public Works presentation on the pay-as-youthrow method of trash collection was postponed at the last minute Thursday evening after Waukesha County representatives decided it wasn’t balanced enough.The presentation […]

Waukesha County Solid Waste Supervisor Karen Fiedler and Charìene Lemoine of the Waukesha Environmental Action League (WEAL) were scheduled to do a presentation on the pay-as-you-throw garbage fee at tonight’s city of Waukesha Public Works Board meeting and how to sell it to a skeptical public. As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s cub reporter wrote, This […]

City of Waukesha residents, it could be worse. You could be living in Franklin where they did pass a garbage fee last year. Kevin Fischer is going through the top ten news stories in Franklin and delved into the taxes and fees of Franklin. Hey, Franklin taxpayer, did you notice anything different on your property […]

From today’s Waukesha Freeman, “Sound Off” Wigderson James Wigderson, a blogger and columnist, is quarrelsome and like the constant dripping of a leaky roof. All Wigderson does is attack the past and find problems …drip … drip … drip. The people are tired of Wigderson’s soggy scribbles. The “people” have spoken! All power to “the […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Nov 10, 2011; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A Another Scrima budget drama Garbage fee fiasco threatens late budget (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.)  The Common Council decided Tuesday night to ask, pretty please, if the unions would be willing to […]

And now it’s Miller Time. From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel website: The city Finance Committee Thursday rejected by consensus a new $136 garbage fee championed by Mayor Jeff Scrima, and a majority of the remaining aldermen announced publicly or said in interviews that they wouldn’t vote for it, either. With the idea appearing all but […]

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Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Oct 20, 2011; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A     Garbage fee pure rubbish Fee just a tax in disguise Welcome to the parade of widows and orphans. On Tuesday, we learned that the proposed garbage fee is not about garbage collection in the city, but saving the children of Waukesha from excessive library […]

The latest city budget proposal is out and has already received the endorsement of Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima. What Scrima neglects to mention as he touts a budget that has no increase in the tax levy is that it introduces fees for garbage collection for the first time. Where the last budget ran into trouble […]