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News & Notes: March 12

March 11, 2009

Three tours planned before voters head to polls

Maple Dale-Indian Hill school officials will hold three informational sessions and guided tours of district facilities in coming weeks in an effort to give residents an understanding of the referendum being held this spring.

The tours will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 16, at Maple Dale School, 8377 N. Port Washington Road, Fox Point; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at Indian Hill School, 1101 W. Brown Deer Road, River Hills; and 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at Maple Dale.

Residents living within Maple Dale-Indian Hill's boundaries will vote on two referendum items during the Tuesday, April 7, election.

The first question seeks approval to exceed the state revenue limit by $800,000 annually for 10 years for operating expenses. The second question requests approval to borrow $4 million to address maintenance needs - including roofing, heating, ventilation, plumbing, lighting and security - at Maple Dale and Indian Hill schools.

Summer Education Program brochures available

Maple Dale-Indian Hill school officials have released brochures for the district's Summer Education Program, which will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, June 22 to July 24.

Three, 55-minute sessions will be held Mondays through Thursdays, and an optional Friday field trip will be offered.

The bulletin of course offerings is available at most public and private schools in Bayside, Fox Point, Glendale and River Hills or online at mapledale.k12.wi.us.

Maple Dale-Indian Hill is teaming up with the Nicolet Recreation Department and Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center for afternoon activities.

For information, call SEP Coordinator Debbie Scribner at (414) 351-7380, Ext. 1042.

Fox Point receives grant for speed-monitoring trailer

The Fox Point Police Department received a $4,000 grant to purchase a speed-monitoring trailer from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Safety.

The trailer will display a motorist's speed as he or she approaches it.

Fox Point received the grant because of its participation in DOT's Booze and Belts program in December. The department was among 200 law enforcement agencies that took part in the effort, which included increased enforcement for drunken driving and seat belt use during an eight-day period.

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