Does the mayor have the power to veto the Green Lake City Council’s decision to sell the new industrial park land?

   The answer to that question remains unclear.

   Ald. Jon Smick first questioned Mayor Jon McConnell’s powers when the Green Lake City Council needed to decide whether to accept the agenda for Monday night’s meeting.

   “I guess I kind of wanted to talk about that [item ‘Veto of land sale.’]I don’t know if that is a real veto,” Smick said, referring to McConnell’s veto last month in regard to the City Council’s decision to sell the new industrial park land along Highway 23.

   He wondered whether City Attorney Dan Sondalle had reviewed the mayor’s power.

   Sondalle noted he did look at the mayor’s powers before the meeting and noted the mayor has five days to veto the decisions of the City Council.

   Read the full story, including Smick's argument as to why the mayor's veto is not legal, in the Oct. 17, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.