I stand with Care for Lake Geneva in urging city officials to reject the Geneva Inn’s annexation request. Public notification illustrates the Inn’s and city’s attempt to push this request through without public input or approval.
Furthermore, I reject the Geneva Inn annexation request based on the following key factors:
No clear understanding of the financial implications this would have on the City of Lake Geneva or the Town of Linn
Annexation of the Geneva Inn by the City of Lake Geneva is likely not allowed under Wisconsin statute. The proposed annexation would create “islands” of Linn residents surrounded by the City of Lake Geneva.
It would reduce the tax base in Linn and therefore be detrimental to Linn residents and Linn schools.
It is likely the proposed annexation would result in costly litigation
Annexation has the potential to disrupt the balance between residential and commercial interests on the lake.
Fear that the proposed annexation would lead to rezoning of lakeside residential properties to commercial, thus:
Harming the community and residential area surrounding the Inn
Allowing the Inn numerous boat slips for rentals and exacerbating the boat numbers already in Button Bay
Adding significant traffic throughout this community
Again, I join my concerned neighbors and citizens in demanding the Lake Geneva City Council vote NO on the Geneva Inn’s annexation request.
As a member of this community, I support Care for Lake Geneva’s efforts in securing a bright future for Geneva Lake and its surrounding natural habitat. I recognize that we can only achieve this goal through community involvement and education. That is why I am committed to advocating for responsible land development and ensuring our elected officials hear our collective voice. By joining in this organization’s efforts, I will work to ensure this community remains a peaceful and clean habitat to be enjoyed by residents and visitors for generations to come.