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News & Notes: Aug. 14

Aug. 14, 2013

Shorewood names interim

high school principal

Shorewood — Atwater Elementary School Principal Tim Kenney will serve as interim Shorewood High School principal for the 2013-14 school year, according to a district news release.

The district is currently identifying two to four candidates interested in the high school principal spot and will have a parent and staff input session from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 19 in the Shorewood High School library.

"Staff and parent input are in important part in the hiring process, and we welcome the feedback," Superintendent Martin Lexmond said in the release.

Road closed for

fish crossing work

Mequon — Highland Road near Shoreland Drive is temporarily closed while Ozaukee County improves fish passage for nearby Highland Road Creek.

As part of the Ozaukee County Planning and Park Department's Fish Passage Program, the road was closed during the week of Aug. 5 and will be closed for approximately three weeks while the county fixes a culvert in the area which has been identified as an impediment.

Detour routes include Cedarburg, Pioneer and Port Washington roads.

Police cracking down

on drunken drivers

Thiensville — Police will be out in force from Aug. 16 to Sept. 2 alongside hundreds of other departments across the state in the annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.

"If you make the irresponsible choice to drive while impaired, our officers will be on the lookout, and we will arrest you," said Police Chief Scott Nicholson in a news release. "The devastating consequences of a drunken driving arrest include major embarrassment, expensive penalties, mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device, and possibly jail time."

The statewide Zero in Wisconsin initiative has a "Drive Sober" smartphone app with a "Find a Ride" function, blood alcohol content estimator and designated driver selector. The app, and more information on the Zero in Wisconsin campaign, is available at zeroinwisconsin.gov.

Fox Point sets public hearing for 2014 budget

Fox Point — The Fox Point Village Board on Tuesday approved a slew of budget workshops, as well as set the date for the 2014 budget public hearing.

Budget workshops are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19, Oct. 14, 28 and 31, and Nov. 11.

The public hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 2.

City selects contractors

for two projects

Glendale — The Glendale Common Council on Monday selected Visu-Sewer as the contractor to do sewer repairs throughout the city.

Visu-Sewer was the lowest bidder for the cost of $312,054.

The Common Council also awarded the contract for Sunny Point Lane property demolitions to Go Contractors in the amount of $70,800.

I-43 meeting planned

at St. Eugene Church

Glendale — The Wisconsin Department of Public Transportation is hosting a public information meeting about the potential Interstate 43 expansion project from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 20 in the lower level of St. Eugene Church, 7600 N. Port Washington Road.

DOT is hosting public information meetings in communities that would be impacted by the project that seeks to renovate I-43 from Silver Spring Road in Glendale to Highway 60 in Grafton. The project is tentatively slated for 2020.

Community input has been sought on various plan designs, one of which would expand the highway from four to six lanes in the Glendale area, as well as builds a new interchange at Highland Road in Mequon.

Glendale approves

Little Free Library

Glendale — Glendale City officials on Monday approved the construction of a Little Free Library on city-owned land.

Little Free Libraries are small outdoor libraries where people can leave a book and take a book at their leisure.

Eileen Johannsen from the Glendale Woman's Club requested permission from the Common Council to erect and maintain a Little Free Library in the Wingate Tot Lot.

City officials commended Johannsen for volunteering to operate and maintain the library. Fourth District Alderman Richard Wiese volunteered to help construct the library.

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