Sportsmen’s Club is in jeopardy


From: Bud Whillock
Trempealeau Sportsman’s Club

As you may or may not know, the Village of Trempealeau has decided to terminate its 99-year lease with the Trempealeau Sportsman’s Club after only 36 years. It seems to intend to seize the property, including our clubhouse, with no compensation or consideration to the club even though zero taxpayer dollars were invested in it. The assertions of breaches are vague and non-specific making them impossible to address in a direct actionable manner — some are completely untrue and others are outside the context of the lease itself. In the hope of attaining public awareness the Trempealeau Sportsman’s Club submits this letter.

The decision by the Village Board was made without affording the Sportsman’s Club an opportunity to address the board. We have asked and have been granted that opportunity in a forthcoming meeting to be held on September 19, 2019. However, now we have learned that the Village Board was in closed session on Thursday, September 5, to discuss the club’s lease. One wonders why they would hold yet another meeting, in closed session, about the lease prior to hearing from the club. One would hope they would do so to reconsider their previous decision.


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