School host junior kindergarten registration
River Hills - The Maple Dale-Indian Hill School District will hold junior kindergarten registration for the 2011-12 school year from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Indian Hill Elementary School, 1101 W. Brown Deer Road.
To be enrolled, students must be 4 years old prior to Sept. 1. Parents are required to bring the student's birth certificate and proof of residency. Children do not need to accompany parents during the registration process.
For information, call the Indian Hill office at (414) 351-7390.
Village holding public input meetings on hot topics
Shorewood - Officials will be holding public input meetings throughout January and February on a number of hot-button topics: changes to the stormwater-sewer system, the proposed consolidation of the Shorewood -Whitefish Bay and North Shore health departments and fencing along Atwater Beach.
The Village Board is planning two listening sessions on the health department issue at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 and 9 a.m. Jan. 29 at the Shorewood Public Library community room, 3920 N. Murray Ave.
A listening session on the Atwater Beach fencing has been slated for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at Village Hall, 3930 N. Murray Ave.
Two listening sessions also have tentatively been scheduled for the stormwater-sewer issue at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8 and 6 p.m. Feb. 14 or 15 at the Shorewood Public Library community room. Topics will include an examination of how much work should be accomplished and how the project will be financed.
Meeting dates or venues are subject to change because of such factors as consultant availability.
Discussion on future of police building continues
Shorewood - Deciding on the future of the village's police facility - a much discussed issue in recent years - will remain on the to-do list in 2011, though no timetable has been set.
The village's Police and Fire Committee met briefly Tuesday to discuss the issue.
"We're still talking about it and thinking about it," said Trustee Margaret Hickey, who chairs the committee. "We haven't forgotten about it."
Hickey said the issue will likely bubble to the surface during long-term financial planning discussions in the near future.
More recently, the board had expressed interest in adding on to the existing 82-year-old facility, 3936 N. Murray Ave., but another proposal - repurposing the former AB Data building, 4057 N. Wilson Drive - could be revisited. It had been discussed in the past as a possibility.
Zimmerman Design Group, a consulting firm specializing in police facilities, previously stated municipalities the size of Shorewood should have a police facility of at least 20,000 square feet. The current building and layout encompass about 6,000 square feet.
Shorewood employees get 1 percent pay increases
Shorewood - Village employees in a variety of departments are receiving a 1-percent salary increase in 2011, following action Tuesday by the Village Board.
The increases come to so-called general classification personnel, which encompass 16 positions in the clerk/treasurer's office, planning and development, health department, police department, finance, customer service, department of public works, senior resource center and management.
Committee changes name to reflect broadened focus
Shorewood - The village's seven-person Pedestrian Safety Committee has changed its name to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee after incorporating bicyclists into the issues it takes up periodically throughout the year.
The change was made Tuesday when the Village Board passed an ordinance approving the amendment.
Residents and business owners are able to serve on the committee.
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