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New Library Board member appointed

Feb. 19, 2013

Town of Lisbon - The Town Board appointed a successor for Emil Glodoski, former president of the Pauline Haass Library Board, on Feb. 12, shortly after Glodowski appeared at the meeting defending the Library Board's decision to seek legal action against the town.

Barbara Barnes is the new member of the Library Board.

Glodoski told the Town Board that a Notice of Claim filed by the Library Board against the Town Board was necessary to resolve a longstanding legal question over whether the town or the library should control 63 acres donated to the town for library purposes by the late Pauline Haass.

Last month, the Town Board voted to rescind Glodoski's appointment to the Library Board because,according to Town Chairman Matt Gehrke, Glodowski had not acted in the best interests of the town.

Glodoski was one of three members appointed to the Library Board by the Town Board. The other two appointees, Supervisor Ryan Lippert and former Supervisor Robert Williams, voted against the Library Board seeking the legal action.

Gehrke recommended Barnes be appointed to replace Glodoski because he said she had shown an interest in the library by seeking a Library Board appointment in 2010.

"At that time, we had members in position that I was comfortable with," Gehrke explained.

He added that Barnes "understands our positions and the stands we (the Town Board) have taken in regards to the library."

"I am a nurse practitioner. I work full time. I am not involved in politics, but I love the library," Barnes said an interview after the board meeting.

Glodoski told the Town Board that the legal action was necessary because Gehrke has warned that the town may not extend beyond 2014 a joint funding agreement with the Village of Sussex.

Gehrke has said the town will not agree to a new funding formula unless the Village of Sussex is willing to pay a larger share of the library's expenses, since Sussex residents use the library more than Lisbon residents.

A negotiating committee spent 14 months working on agreement that increase Sussex's share of the library expenses, but Gehrke rejected the proposal.

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The Art of the Bicycle: 11 a.m. Nov. 21, 26, Delafield Arts Center, 719 Genesee St., Delafield. Diane Lehman, Peter Kudlata and Wheel & Sprocket. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. first and third Saturdays and by appointment, Free www.delafieldartscenter.org.

Organ Concert: 1:30 p.m. Nov. 21, St. Jerome Catholic Church, 995 S. Silver Lake St., Oconomowoc. Oconomowoc Music Club is hosting a concert by renowned organist Dr. Simone Gheller. Refreshments will be served after the concert. Free.

Yuletide Faire: 5-9 p.m. Nov. 21; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 22, Prairie Hill Waldorf School, N14-W29143 Silvernail Road, Pewaukee. $4 in advance or $5 at the door for adults and $1 in advance or $2 at the door for children under 15. Features strolling minstrels and costumed characters, puppet shows, storytelling, candle dipping, face painting, children’s craft workshops, children’s holiday shopping, live music, silent auction, children’s book sale, natural toys, 35 vendors, warm food, homemade desserts, candies, nuts and other treats. 

Fashionable Tidings Gala Luncheon: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 22, Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee. Holiday fashions of local clothiers Paul Bruce Goodman and Liebling Leather. Music by Brusubardis String Ensemble. Lunch includes shrimp scamp and angel hair pasta with vegetables provencale. Wine tasting  and auction. Benefits Waukesha Choral Union. $35. Call (414) 297-9310 for tickets. www.choralunion.org.

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