Three of the Waukesha Business Improvement District board members who resigned from the board could be reappointed to the board by Mayor Jeff Scrima.
Roger Igielski, Ron Lostetter and Jim Taylor were among 11 board members who resigned from the 13-member board following a controversial resignation later and a council woman's request to remove the entire board. The three are among seven appointments Scrima is looking to bring before the Common Council on Tuesday to restore a portion of the board.
The controversy stems from a resignation that letter that former Executive Director Meghan Sprager submitted in August that cited hostile working conditions from BID board members as the reason for her departure. A second document from Sprager accused then-board President Norm Bruce of having poor communication and leadership styles, and board member Lynn Gaffey of harassing behavior.
Without the appointments, the board can not conduct business or approve any BID-related items. Scrima’s lists of public appointments were released Thursday.
Bill Huelsman and Natalie Walters – who did not resign from the board – are also on the board appointment list. The remaining two appointments are Nick Martinez, a downtown attorney, resident and property owner, and City Administrator Ed Henschel.
The BID is the downtown district and property owners are levied an additional tax assessment for serves of the BID, including recruitment and retention of business, marketing and event coordination.