Waukesha County Clerk’s Latest Snafu Nearly a $1 Million Mistake
Embattled Clerk Nickolaus in hot water again after her office loses crucial letter.
By Joe Petrie
Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus –already under investigation for a snafu in reporting votes in the state Supreme Court election – is coming under fire from county leaders again after an error made by her staff nearly cost the county $1 million.
The latest controversy surrounds a crucial letter that Waste Management Inc. sent to Nickolaus’ office in May regarding the expansion of a landfill the company operates in Menomonee Falls.
The letter notifying the county of the expansion should have prompted the County Board to take action to join a local committee that will have oversight over the expansion. By joining the committee, the county also will receive $1 million from Waste Management over the next decade.