Meeting set for March on proposed parking rules
Shorewood -Police Chief David Banaszynski will hold a public meeting in March to outline a proposal for on-street parking in the village.
Over the last year, the department has studied on-street parking, both during the day and overnight, and has determined there are significant parking issues in the southeast quadrant of the community, an area bounded by Lake Drive, Edgewood Boulevard, Oakland Avenue and Capitol Drive.
Among the recommendations under consideration is the creation of a two-hour parking zone within that area from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. There would be special permission for work vehicles and out-of-town visitors.
Under the proposal, parking on Shorewood Boulevard would be by permit only from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. with daytime parking limited to two hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
On-street parking permits would be sold on a quarterly basis to those who have shown need by coming into the police station for a permit every night.
The complete proposal will be presented at a public meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 8, in the lower level of the Shorewood Library, 3920 N. Murray Ave.
U.S. Cellular to install antenna on existing tower
Glendale - U.S. Cellular will install antennas on an existing tower at 1711 W. Florist Ave. The tower also supports antennas owned by another wireless company.
Dick Rogers, representing U.S. Cellular, said the additional antenna would improve communication for U.S. Cellular customers in the immediate area. Calls are sometimes dropped because of the high volume of calls in and around that location, he said. The Plan Commission approved the additional antenna .
Junior kindergarten registration set for Jan. 20
River Hills - Registration for junior kindergarten for the Maple Dale-Indian Hill School District will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 20 at Indian Hill School, 1101 West Brown Deer Road.
To be eligible for kindergarten for the 2010-2011 school year, a child must be 4 on or prior to Sept. 1, 2010. Parents are required to bring the child's birth certificate and proof of residency (if you own your home, a copy of the deed (last page) or 2009 tax bill and a copy of utility bill; if renting, a copy of the lease agreement (last page) and copy of utility bill. Children will not need to accompany parents.
Parents will be asked to complete a registration form, emergency information and immunization dates. Call Indian Hill School at (414) 351-7390 with any questions regarding kindergarten registration.
Distributor of Wisconsin souvenirs to locate in city
Glendale - The Plan Commission on Monday reviewed and approved the location of Schofield Inc., a wholesale distributor of Wisconsin souvenirs for 5,600 square feet of space in the former Brady Company warehouse, 727 W. Glendale Ave.
Owner Williams Jacobs said he plans to move his business into the space within the next two weeks.
Father, son to open design and development businesses
Glendale - Ken and Todd Muderlak received Plan Commission approval Tuesday for Muderlak Design Inc. and Xela Innovations LLC, complementary product design and development businesses that will open at 111 W. Olive St.
The business will also have warehouse and distribution facilities for its products at the building.
Business hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 employees for both businesses at the site.
Plan Commission acts on routine approvals
Glendale - On Monday, the Plan Commission approved Kanyakumari, an alternative medical treatment and health care office for 6789 N. Green Bay Ave., in the Greensquare I building, which makes the building fully occupied. It has become a center for a variety of alternative medical offices.
The commission also acted on a request from Dr. Gary Fait who will open his medical office at 7040 N. Port Washington Road.
Village Board meetings to start earlier in 2010
Brown Deer - In a narrow, 4-3, vote, the Brown Deer Village Board Monday night agreed to bump up the start times for regular meetings in 2010, from 7 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The board, which generally meets twice monthly, also decided to abbreviate the frequency of meetings in January and February. Only one regular meeting has been scheduled for both months.
The January meeting will be held Jan. 25 and the February meeting has been slated for Feb. 15.
Public meeting scheduled for the Atwater Park Master Plan
Shorewood - The Atwater Park Master Plan Steering Committee has scheduled a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14 in the Village Center (lower level of the library), 3920 N. Murray Ave. The committee will be taking public input relating to the future development of Atwater Park and discussing the input collected from residents online. Residents are still welcome to submit their input online at tinyurl.com/atwaterinput.
The Atwater Park Master Plan will build upon concepts within Shorewood's Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, including consideration of existing amenities and placement of the proposed Public Art and other potential improvements. The goal is to complete the plan by March 1.
Board OKs lease at Hubbard Park Lodge with new vendor
Shorewood - The Village Board on Monday night agreed to appoint a new lessor to the venerable Hubbard Park Lodge facility at 3565 N. Morris Blvd.
Russell Davis, operating under the name Hubbard Park Lodge LLC, has entered into a 10-year agreement with the village to operate public and private functions on the property.
The lease is being transferred from specialty catering company Culinary Artists, which had previously overseen functions on the site.
For years, Hubbard Park has hosted Friday fish fries and Sunday brunches in the serene setting overlooking the Milwaukee River. The venue also is a popular spot for weddings.
Davis, a Shorewood resident, runs other restaurants and banquet venues in the area, including Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee.
Bay officials agree to use public funds to attract eatery
Whitefish Bay - Bakery-restaurant chain City Market will likely open a fourth store in the village's Silver Spring shopping district, following action by the Village Board.
After deliberating in closed session, Village Manager Jim Grassman said the board agreed to offer City Market an $85,000 grant and a $15,000 loan for refurbishments to an aging building at 327 E. Silver Spring Drive. The building once housed a Mike Crivello camera store.
The building is within a tax-incremental financing district, and TIF funds will be used to provide the financial assistance to City Market officials.
TIF is a mechanism that allows municipalities to borrow money for infrastructure improvements. The increased property tax revenue from the improved land is then diverted from the tax rolls to pay off the loan.
City Market could fill a void in the shopping district after a number of eateries - including Heinemann's and Ciao Café - have left the area in recent years.
"We hope it will bring a tremendous added value to Silver Spring," Grassman said. "The contributions we're making will help make it a success."
Grassman said the village and City Market officials are still hammering out a development agreement for the site. Once the agreement is consummated, the arrangement will be finalized.
"We hope to have that done very soon," Grassman said. "(City Market officials) want to close on it by the end of the year."
City Market operates two stores in Wauwatosa and one in Shorewood.
Software company gets liquor license for corporate functions
Brown Deer - The Brown Deer Village Board voted to award liquor and beer licenses to FIS, the bank software company that recently acquired Metavante.
Village Manager Russell Van Gompel said FIS needed the licenses to lawfully serve alcohol for such functions as board of director meetings and employee events at its office complex at 4900 W. Brown Deer Road.
Metavante at one time held alcohol licenses in the village for similar functions, but opted not to renew them in 2000.
Van Gompel said FIS has appointed an agent for the licenses and all necessary background checks have been performed.
Deer contract in place for trapping
Fox Point - Establishing the authorized size of the village deer herd at one, the Village Board again hired Kiwi Captures to trap deer.
Village Manager Susan Robertson expects the trapping, which is done with nets, will cost about $2,000 this winter. The contractor is paid fees for setting up the traps, trapping and taking the deer to the butcher. The deer meat is given to food pantries.
The board also authorized the trapping to begin before the annual count of the herd, which is now coordinated by River Hills and includes the two villages and the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center.
"Typically they start in December," Robertson said. "The conditions have to be right. The food supply for the deer has to be at the point where they are tempted by the bait in the traps."
Nicolet sets meeting for science fair council
Nicolet - The Nicolet Science Department announces the development of the Nicolet Science Fair Advisory Council. The inaugural meeting of the NSFAC is set for 7 p.m. Jan. 19 in room B113 of the school.
The Council will have the responsibility of ensuring a fiscal and administrative future for the Nicolet Science Fair, continuing the tradition of ISEF affiliation started in 2000. Anyone interested in being a part of this exciting project is invited to attend.
For more information and to RSVP, contact Gary Stresman at email@example.com.
Eighth-grade students to travel to Chicago
Whitefish Bay -Eighth-grade students taking Creative Publications courses at Whitefish Bay Middle School will travel to Chicago on Feb. 19 and 20 for two days of art and theater.
Students work on a unit revolving around theater experiences, with art students creating set designs and writing students, one-act plays. The trip gives them real-life exposure for their unit. Students will visit the Art Institute of Chicago and attend performances of the Blue Man Group and the Joffrey Ballet. Students will cover the estimated cost of $250. Four staff members are expected to chaperon. The School Board approved the trip last week.
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