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News & Notes: Sept. 28

Sept. 28, 2010

Board approves traffic changes near Dean School

Brown Deer - To reduce traffic congestion and enhance pedestrian safety, the Village Board approved a no-parking restriction on the north side of West Nokomis Road between North 54th and North 55th streets on school days only. Nokomis forms a T-intersection with North 55th opposite Dean School.

The board also approved a restriction on left turns onto the northbound lane of North 55th from the southern driveway of the teachers' parking lot at Dean School.

Both actions will ease congestion in the area, according to the Police Department.

River preservation group to hold informational picnic

Glendale - The Milwaukee River Preservation Association earned approval from the city to hold a membership drive lunch on a city owned lot on River Forest Drive between noon and 2 p.m. Saturday. Residents along River Forest Drive, Riverview Drive and Sunny Point Road are invited to learn about the MRPA and the history of the river.

Glendale man wins city honor

Glendale - Dwain Broadnax,1909 W. Mill Road, is the winner of the 2010 Aesthetics and Beautification contest this year. The award honors landscaping efforts made by city residents.

No beer license for Dr. Dawg

Glendale - A request for a beer license for Dr. Dawg, a new restaurant featuring Chicago dogs and other menu items, failed to gain approval of the Common Council on Monday. The council was fearful of opening the door to similar requests from other "fast food" types of restaurant, preferring to hold the licenses for bona fide sit down, white tablecloth restaurants, according to City Administrator Richard Maslowski.

Health Department offers seasonal flu immunizations

The North Shore Health Department is offering flu clinics on the following dates: 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 13 at the Fox Point Police Department, 7300 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point; from 8 to 11 a.m. Oct. 19 and from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at Brown Deer Village Hall, 4800 W. Green Brook Drive, Brown Deer; from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the North Shore Library, 6800 N. Port Washington Road, Glendale.

If you can't make a clinic, call the Health Department at (414) 371-2980 for an appointment.

Both shot and nasal spray formulations will be available. Cost varies from $30-$35 depending on type of vaccine and is payable by cash or check. Claims will be submitted to Medicare for participants in original Medicare Part B.

Flu immunizations for children will be provided at the Health Department's monthly immunization clinics for $10. There might be a slight delay in receiving the children's vaccine, so call for availability.

The yearly flu vaccine is the most important step in protecting against influenza and is recommended for ages 6 months and up.

Trustees set village trick-or-treat hours

Thiensville - Village trustees designated Thiensville's 2010 trick-or-treat hours from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31.

Fire department calls increase due to paramedic intercepts

Thiensville - Fire department calls increased by 15 percent in 2009, largely due to the implementation of the department's automatic dispatch program, which requests a paramedic intercept whenever certain medical symptoms are described by a 911 caller.

Paramedic intercept calls were up nearly 50 percent, increasing from 157 in 2008 to 235 in 2009.

The statistics were presented to the Committee of the Whole on Tuesday as part of the Fire Department's annual report.

In addition to the increased calls, Fire Chief Brian Reiels said the department is still working on a financial agreement with the Mequon Fire Department to provide paramedic training under the village's license. Thiensville's paramedic program currently serves all of Ozaukee County, and the Mequon department is looking to serve their own community.

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