Silver Lake Strong
(Save the Village of Silver Lake, Wisconsin)
On November 4th, 2014 there was a binding referendum held in Silver Lake, Wisconsin that determined the future of the village and its government.
A petition was filed by some residents forcing the decision to dissolve the village or to continue with the current Village Board of Trustees and independent government.
The results of that referendum soundly and strongly asserted the will of the people to remain a village, enjoying the many benefits the that state affords such government divisions.
Those same negative citizens who represented the advancement of the Town of Salem over the independence of the Village of Silver Lake are still working to dissolve and destroy our village. They won the spring election and now control the village board by a margin of 5 to 2.
The purpose of this website is to present reasons why it is not necessary to dissolve the village, nor is it in the best interests of the citizens who reside therein.
The Village Board elected in April of 2015 promised change.
They repeatedly, in writing, promised vague change, but would never tell their plans.
By October of 2015, in just 6 short months they:
Now they are making early noises about combining our sewer district with Salem.
There has been no public discussion of what the Silver Lake Fire and Rescue Auxiliary will do now that technically there will no longer be a Silver Lake Fire Department as of Jan. 1, 2016.