BID's and Tigers and Posters – OH MY!

It is definitely going to be an exciting day on Thursday.

The day starts with a city meeting. I believe the Business Improvement District board meets at 8 AM. I say I believe that is when they meet because the meeting notice is for “Monday, November 20th”. I actually enjoy attending meetings when they have an impact on me or my business. I own one property within the BID and manage two others. I was also pretty vocal about not renewing the BID (which, came just a few votes from not getting renewed… it was very very close indeed). The last meeting I attended, there was discussion of having the board for the BID be the same board as Main Street. Personally, I think that is a bad, Bad, BAD idea because the committee that decides how much money is needed and how that money is spent should NOT be the same committee that is supposed to have oversight of the funds and taxing authority of the BID.

Next, it is off to Madison where my Tigers (I am Stratford High School Class of ’87) finishes off their run for a 6th straight football championship. The Stratford/Edgar rivalry is one of those things that books are written about. First, these are both great programs. In the last 25+ years, one or both of these teams have gone deep in the playoffs, and the number of times that one of these teams were NOT in the state title game can probably be counted with the fingers on one hand. What makes this a true rivalry is the location and nature of each of these school districts. The people of Stratford and Edgar go to church together, go to work together, shop at the same places, participate in the same recreational activities. It just so happens, they are two separate school districts. It is sometimes fun to take that friendly neighbor hat off for a few weeks each year (football season) and just give the other side hell… After the smoke clears Thursday afternoon, whomever is not coming back with the state title will be congratulating the team that does… and it will not be an empty gesture… they will mean it for a season well played and a championship will earned.

Of course after coming back from Madison, either proud of my high school team for winning 6, or proud of them for almost winning six and being good sportsmen as the title goes back to Edgar… it will be time for the first Wausau Daily Herald meet and greet at Sam’s Pizza on Business Highway 51 in Weston. I have this feeling that the only ones who are going to show up, is those people who are not really anonymous. Pete and Rob will be there of course (they said they would be). I was going to offer Pete my body armor, but I assume he already has some. LOL!

For those who choose not to come because they wish to remain a screen name and don’t want/need people knowing the person behind the moniker… I can fully understand where you are coming from and respect that. Well… I respect it if you have been a civil member of the various discussions. If you are one of those people who have not been civil, or post false information, or attack other posters on line… well of course you don’t want people to know who you are… Also, although not an official forum “participant”, I am sure that through my posts, a lot of people feel they “know” Mrs. Rent as well as they “know” me. And Mrs. Rent has indicated a willingness to show up as well.

Of course going to Sam’s means that all three of my Thursday night TV programs that I am highly addicted to (Greys, Survivor and CSI) will need to be recorded… but such a small price to pay.

What a better way to get ready for an action-packed Thursday than with ending Wednesday with the Dr Rent Radio Show on 93.3 FM, WNRB-LP, from 5-6 PM. Tonight’s topic will be Landlord Retaliation: What is it… when is it illegal… etc. My primary source for tonight’s topic is a handout from the Tenant Resource Center in Madison (so I do sometimes address issues from a tenant perspective). Also, I have talked a lot about double damages for both rent and physical damage to the property. In collecting judgments, I have discussed the 12% interest allowed by law. Questions that I have received this week address these doubling of damages and when you can do that, and when you can’t and the specific statute citation. We will also talk about the 12% interest, what “simple” interest is, how it works, and the specific statute citation that allows it.

Until then…


About drrent

Wausau, Wisconsin Landlord, past president of the Wisconsin Apartment Association, Host of the Dr Rent Radio Show on WNRB-LP, 93.3 FM, Wausau, WI
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