But it’s what Trustee David Glasgow said just before the vote that caught some of his colleagues off guard.
“We’ve been getting regular status updates from Mark Fitzgerald about the delays and worker shortages,” Glasgow said in comments addressed to the developer during the meeting.
His fellow trustee, Katie Kress, said she does not recall any updates given to the board about project delays.
“I was surprised,” she said. “I don’t believe that is an honest statement.”
Walz also says no updates were given to the board.
“I don’t ever recall getting an update on these delays that were happening,.”
But in an interview with FOX6 Investigators, Glasgow doubled down on that claim.
“All seven of us have known for quite some time – we’re talking 6,7,8 months – of the delays involving the developer and what they were experiencing,” he said.
“Were you getting emails? Were you getting memos? How were you getting these updates?” asked FOX6 Investigator Bryan Polcyn.
“In meetings,” he replied.
What meetings? Glasgow said it was discussed in at least one closed session in January and possibly open sessions of the Community Development Authority. However, a FOX6 Investigators review of Menomonee Falls Village Board records shows the Riverwalk on the Falls project hasn’t appeared as a discussion item on any meeting agenda since 2016 — open or closed. And Glasgow never did specify a particular meeting in which the delays were discussed.