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News & Notes: April 3

April 2, 2013

Walgreens set to make its move in June

Shorewood - Walgreens, a mainstay along Shorewood's Oakland Avenue shopping district, is scheduled to relocate from its stand-alone building at 4081 N. Oakland Ave., to the mixed-use Lighthorse 4041 development at 4041 N. Oakland Ave. in June.

As part of the transition, village officials on Monday approved a number of formalities, including an application to transfer the retail license to the new premises and issuance of a new cigarette and tobacco products license.

Bars, taverns allowed to sell packaged beer, liquor

Shorewood - Bars and taverns in Shorewood will be allowed to sell packaged liquor and beer for consumption off premises, following approval of an ordinance Monday.

Since 2010, the village has allowed establishments to sell wine for off-premises consumption from 6 a.m. to midnight daily. The new ordinance extends the provision to sales of beer and liquor during the same time frame.

Both ordinances follow state statutes. Establishments cannot sell more than 4 liters of beer and liquor at any one time to a consumer. All beverages must be sealed when a person leaves the premises of an establishment.

Thiensville gives thumbs

up to loan program

Thiensville - Village business owners will have access to some very attractive loans, courtesy of Port Washington State Bank.

The Village Board on Monday, meeting as a Committee of the Whole, approved - in effect, endorse, but not create any village liability - a community loan program from PWSB.

The bank currently offers the program in Cedarburg, Port Washington, Saukville and Grafton, extending loans of up to $50,000 at a 1 percent fixed interest rate for exterior improvements and other related expenses.

Trustees unanimously voted for approval, several commenting that the program works well with the Economic Development Committee's goal of offering similar loans.

Seven establishments given outdoor seating permits

Shorewood - The Shorewood Village Board on Monday approved seven eateries' requests for outdoor seating in areas throughout Oakland Avenue.

Outdoor seating permits were awarded to Alterra Coffee, 4500 N. Oakland Ave.; Big Bay Brewing Company, 4517 N. Oakland Ave.; Nehring's Sendiks, 4027 N. Oakland Ave.; Oakcrest Tavern, 4022 N. Oakland Ave.; Stone Creek Coffee, 4106 N. Oakland Ave.; Three Lions Pub, 4515 N. Oakland Ave.; and Yo Mama Frozen Yogurt, 4521 N. Oakland Ave.

Village Board OKs engineering work for street, water main project

Shorewood - The Shorewood Village Board on Monday awarded a $14,700 contract to Milwaukee-based engineering firm Clark Dietz for planning roadway repairs in the 3500 block of Maryland Avenue.

Leeann Butschlick, director of public works, said deficiencies in the area were discovered a year ago amid work associated with water service and catch basin repairs.

"Utility crews discovered several locations … in which voids had formed between the asphalt pavement and the road base," Butschlick said.

The board will act on an additional contract associated with design work on a later date.

Village's recycling efforts included in report

Shorewood - More than $375,000 was spent on recycling services in 2012, according to information in Shorewood's recently released recycling report.

The village's recycling program cost $425,132, but was offset by nearly $50,000 due to income from the sale of recyclables.

Nearly 1,150 tons of items were recycled last year throughout the community, according to information furnished by the village's contracted firm, Waste Management.

Storm, sanitary sewer work outlined in annual report

Shorewood - Efforts in addressing pollution discharge are outlined in Shorewood's NR 216 annual report, which was completed recently and presented to the Village Board.

The 10-page document provides an analysis of work that has been completed in satisfying the requirements of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and other agencies. Ongoing efforts include cleaning catch basins, increasing the amount of street sweeping and community outreach.

Generation of a report is required annually as part of the village's participation in a pollutant discharge elimination systems permit with other North Shore communities.

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