Dear Friend, A few days ago we send out an e-newsletter (click here to read it) about the upcoming public meeting about the construction and demoliti


Working to preserve the land west of Lake Waubesa from poorly planned development

Dear Friend,

A few days ago we send out an e-newsletter (click here to read it) about the upcoming public meeting about the construction and demolition landfill on Hwy MM in NE Fitchburg. Within a few hours, an energetic reader had contacted us with some relevant information about Larry J. Jokipii, who intends to crush and recycle the asphalt and concrete there.

You need to know this info before you go to the public meeting this Thursday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. at the Fitchburg Public Library, upstairs conference room, 5530 Lacy Rd.

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The landfill site. Hwy 14 is on left, Hwy MM in middle of photo

Judgements against Larry J. Jokipii

If you do a google search, you will find several court cases and judgements against Larry J. Jokipii and his Jokipii Demolition LLC.

On Aug. 7, 2006, a claim for $62,117 was made against him by the Contract Administration Fund, Kenosha Laborers & Construction Trades Health Fund, and many other workers' groups. Click here for more info.

On May 2, 2007, there was a judgement against Jokipii Demolition LLC et al, in favor of the plaintiffs Wisconsin Carpenters Pension Fund et al, for $62,117.54.
Click here to read more.

On Jan. 21, 2015, there was a judgement against Larry J. Jokipii, aka Jokipii Demolition LLC, in favor of the plaintiff Wisconsin Dept. of Workforce Development, for unpaid workers compensation, to the tune of $203,478.
For more info click here.

Is this the kind of person you want to deal with?

What could possibly go wrong?

Mr. Jokipii says he plans to create a buildable site for an office park once he has finished crushing all the cement and asphalt.

* Do you trust him to create a stable site that will not subside?

* Do you trust him to take care that pollutants do not get into the ground water while grinding up cement in the 150 ft. deep pit?

* Do you trust him to not cut corners, to always keep the environment and the neighbors his first priority?

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You need to show up.

If the answer to any of these questions is no, you need to show up tomorrow night and let your alders know!

The squeaky wheel gets the grease - this is your chance to protect your air and water!

What: Public meeting seeking input on landfill reclamation project on Hwy MM
When: Thursday, Feb. 18, 8 – 9 p.m.
Where: Fitchburg Public Library, 5530 Lacy Rd., upper room
Who: all are welcome


The southern end of Lake Waubesa, looking northwesterly towards the Northeast Neighborhood.
Photo © Nadia Olker

Thanks for all that you do for the earth and our little corner of it!


Phyllis Hasbrouck, Chair