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News & Notes: Aug. 2

Aug. 2, 2011

Bayside hosts coyote public information meeting Aug. 11

Bayside -On Aug. 11, the village is hosting an informational meeting regarding the coyote population in the area. While coyote numbers have remained relatively constant over the past few decades, residents often have questions regarding their habits and way of living.

An informational brochure is available to help answer some questions. The meeting will be held in the Village Hall Board Room beginning at 6:30 p.m.

During the meeting, a representative from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, as well as a professional trapper, will be on hand to answer any questions.

For more information regarding coyotes in Bayside, contact Capt. Scott McConnell at (414) 351-8800.

Board member steps down, creating vacancy

Brown Deer - School Board member Kathy Stresman announced last week she was resigning from the board, effective immediately. Her final day was July 26. The remaining six board members have not yet announced how they will address the vacancy.

Stresman's seat expires in April. She was in the midst of her second term in office.

Thiensville changing time for Village Board meetings

Thiensville - The Village Board on Monday voted to change the start times for the monthly Committee of the Whole and Village Board meetings to 6 p.m. Both meetings had begun at 7 p.m.

The change takes effect in September.

Friends of soccer club building new shelter

Glendale - The Friends of Bavarian Soccer Club will build a $47,000 shelter in the park at 700 W. Lexington Blvd., replacing an existing shelter.

Jeff Brady of B&E General Contractors said the 30-foot by 50-foot pavilion will be built on a concrete slab near the shelter that is being replaced.

"It's being moved 5 feet because there is a 30-foot tree growing up through the existing one," Brady said.

The shelter will be completed by Oktoberfest 2011, which starts Sept. 9.

The Plan Commission approved the plan Tuesday.

Smart Growth plan moves to council

Glendale - The city's Smart Growth plan, mandated by the state as a way to update comprehensive plans at various levels of government throughout the state, is complete and on its way to the Common Council for approval.

The Plan Commission, which was responsible for the crafting and content of the plan, approved it Tuesday and sent it to the council for adoption, likely at the Aug. 8 council meeting.

Board agrees to amended lease agreement

Whitefish Bay - The Village Board on Monday approved an amended lease agreement with U.S. Cellular. The company is replacing its antennas on the village water tower and will pay $36,000 a year to lease its space.

Village Attorney Chris Jaekels said the village has been working to get all tenants on the tower paying the same lease amount and has reached updated agreements with almost all of them.

Whitefish Bay High School Will Host Showcase of New Music Wing

Whitefish Bay - The high school announced they will host a showcase and dedication for the public to tour their new music wing and see the upgrades made to their nearly 80 year old building on Aug. 21. Tours will be led by high school students, community members and students will perform, and there will be a scavenger hunt through the remodeled areas. The new and remodel features an atrium area, new science and engineering classrooms and laboratories and a new music wing. High School Principal Bill Henkle said, "We are pleased to be able to show the public the recent improvements to the building." Anyone wanting more information or wishing to volunteer to help should contact Sarah Freeman at (414) 332-1364.

Rite Hite YMCA branch preschool registration

Brown Deer - Registration for preschool programs at the Rite Hite Family YMCA branch is under way. A number of classes and activities are available for children ages 2, 3 and 4.

For information, call Kelly at (414) 357-2835.

Police chaplain earns master level certificate

Brown Deer - The Rev. Janis Doleschal, a volunteer chaplain with the Brown Deer Police Department since 2000, was recently awarded the master level certificate by the International Conference of Police Chaplains.

The Master Chaplain designation is the highest level of police chaplaincy and requires the following qualifications: law enforcement chaplaincy for at least 10 years, a total of 35 continuing education units, completion of the 12 basic ICPC core courses, letters of endorsement from the chaplain's ecclesiastical agency and from the sponsoring law enforcement agency, and successful completion of an ICPC review board.

There are currently two volunteer chaplains serving the police department, Doleschal, the former pastor at Brown Deer United Church of Christ and now the pastor at Trinity UCC in Brookfield and Chaplain Gil-Ezer (Glenn) Lerer, rabbi at Temple Menorah in Milwaukee.

Chaplains serve the police department by assisting officers in helping residents during especially stressful events such as making death notifications, and by serving as chaplains to the members of the department.

Board approves hiring two fire department members

Thiensville - The Village Board on Monday approved the hiring of LaSundra Beard and Jason Katz to the Thiensville Fire Department.

Beard, of Thiensville, is a registered nurse and Katz, of Glendale, is a firefighter and EMT-paramedic.

Board OKs use of village streets for Concordia parade

Thiensville - Concordia University has been permitted to use Main Street from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 13 for the school's annual homecoming parade. During the hour-long stretch of time, participants will be heading southbound, into Mequon, and stopping at Mequon City Hall.

An alternate rain date of Oct. 14 also was approved.

Village Ace Hardware moving office and storage space

Glendale - Village Ace Hardware will renovate and use space at 6250 N. Port Washington Road for office and storage space. The office and storage space will replace an insurance agency office at the site.

The building also has a Benjamin Moore retail shop called Village Paint and Design.

Village Ace Hardware also will continue to operate at its 6240 N. Port Washington Road location.

The combined sites will have a maximum of eight employees working at any one time.

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