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News & Notes: Jan. 9

Jan. 9, 2013

NSHD holding cholesterol screening

The North Shore Health Department is offering health screenings to check blood pressure, weight, cholesterol levels - total, HDL (good), and LDL (bad) - as well as triglycerides and blood sugar.

The tests take about 15 minutes and cost $30. Nurses explain results to patients.

Clinics are held once a month from 8 to 10 a.m. on the third Wednesday in the Brown Deer office and the fourth Tuesday in the Shorewood office. Those interested can call (414) 371-2980 to schedule an appointment.

Maple Dale-Indian Hill registration set

River Hills - Registration for junior kindergarten in the Maple Dale-Indian Hill School District will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at Indian Hill School, 1101 W. Dean Road.

Eligible children must be 4 years of age as of Sept. 1, 2012.

As part of the registration process, parents must bring each child's birth certificate and some proof of residence, and will also be asked to provide emergency information and immunization dates.

For information, call Indian Hill at (414) 351-7390.

Nicolet senior nominated to US Service Academy

Glendale - Nicolet senior Nicholas Sullivan was one of 21 students in Wisconsin's 5th Congressional District nominated to United States Service Academies, according to a release from Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner's office.

Sullivan, the son of Matthew and Lisa, is a competing alternate nominee to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

NSFD to review arbitrators in February

The North Shore Fire Department Board of Directors will likely review a short list of candidates for an arbitrator/mediator position at its February meeting.

Board members said at their December meeting that an arbitrator or mediator would be useful in creating a new funding formula for 2016. Bayside Village President Samuel Dickman requested at the NSFD board meeting Tuesday that Fire Chief Robert Whitaker bring in a list of two to three candidates for their next meeting.

Whitaker said he has been in contact with arbitration firms and has spoken with a Racine public official who is well-suited to the task.

Village Board to meet to discuss manager search

Fox Point - The Fox Point Village Board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 to discuss a search for the next village manager.

Topics of discussion will include hiring a consulting firm to conduct the search. The meeting will be held at Village Hall, 7200 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

In closed session, the board will interview representatives from consulting firms Springsted, RW Management Group, Voorhees Associates and Public Administration Associates.

Susan Robertson resigned as village manager in late December after 17 years of service. Police Chief Tom Czaja is holding the position on an interim basis.

Village Board to resume footbridge discussions in February

Fox Point - An update on the Bridge Lane ravine footbridge is expected at the next Village Board meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at Village Hall, 7200 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Among the issues discussed will be the status of fundraising efforts from a locally formed group, Footbridge Friends.

Residents Larry Booth and Bob Cory came before the board Tuesday with questions on the fundraising progress during a public comment portion of the meeting. Because the footbridge was not placed on the meeting agenda, board members refrained from discussing the issue with Booth and Cory.

"You use Robert's Rules of Order as a reason not to answer reasonable questions," Booth said. "You shoot people down. It's disgusting to see how you run this organization."

Mexican restaurant to replace long-dormant Outback building

Fox Point - The Fox Point Village Board on Tuesday authorized Jose's Blue Sombrero to open for business in an existing restaurant space at 8617 N. Port Washington Road.

Jose's will fill the building, previously occupied by Outback Steakhouse, that was constructed in 2005 after the RiverPoint Cinema closed and was razed at the site. Outback used the space for about four years.

The DeRosa Corp. will operate the Jose's restaurant in Fox Point alongside other eateries throughout the metro area. The company has Jose's restaurants in Brookfield and Racine and also runs Eddie Martini's in Wauwatosa, ParkSide 23 in Brookfield and several Chancery restaurants.

Board OKs purchase of police squad car

Fox Point - In keeping with its traditional replacement cycle, the Fox Point Police Department will soon have a new vehicle in its fleet.

The Village Board on Tuesday approved a request by Police Chief Tom Czaja to purchase a Ford Interceptor all-wheel drive SUV at a cost of $27,291.

Czaja sought bids from three dealerships, and Ewald Automotive Group came in with the lowest bid. The village allocated $28,500 in its 2013 budget for a new vehicle.

Fox Point to recognize migratory bird day

Fox Point - International Migratory Bird Day will be recognized in Fox Point on May 11, following passage of a resolution by the Village Board on Tuesday.

The initiative is designed to bring public attention toward the 350 bird species that travel between nesting habitats in communities such as Fox Point and wintering habitats in a number of southerly locales.

Fox Point's participation in International Migratory Bird Day is tied to its Bird City Wisconsin designation.

Two residents join business development committee

Thiensville - Two residents are expected to join 12 existing members on the village's Business Renaissance Commission, an appointed body that examines issues pertaining to the Thiensville commercial corridor.

Residents John Abbott and Charles Imig applied for commission seats. On Monday, the Village Board, acting as a Committee of the Whole, recommended appointing them. Definitive action will be taken at the next board meeting Jan. 21.

Business Renaissance members include several members of the Village Board and staff, in addition to Thiensville business owners and residents.

Village recognizes students for earning Eagle Scout badges

Thiensville - Village officials on Monday recognized two local Boy Scouts for their service to the community.

Clayton Anderson and Eric Hansen, members of Boy Scout Troop No. 852, recently achieved Eagle Scout status, the highest rank a scout can receive. Eagle Scout recipients embark on an extensive community service project before earning the rank.

The Village Board is signing off on certificates of recognition for both scouts.

Atwater PTO gives donation to school

Shorewood - The Atwater Parent Teacher Organization donated $8,280 in grant funding to Atwater Elementary School.

Each year, the Atwater PTO provides teachers and staff the opportunity to obtain funding through the PTO grant program. The purpose is to supplement classroom and building budgets for the purchase of materials designed to support classroom instruction.

Items purchased with the $8,000 include equipment and technology to start a media/recording studio, iPods for the English Language Learning program books and new digital cameras for kindergarten.

City approves purchase of new K-9 vehicle

Mequon - The Mequon Common Council on Tuesday approved the purchase of a 2013 Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicle to replace the current K-9 vehicle.

The cost of the vehicle is $25,999, and Project K-9 Inc., the fundraising entity supporting the K-9 unit, is providing $15,000 to offset the cost. Funds from the police fleet vehicle account will cover the balance.

Fox Point names interim village manager

Fox Point - Fox Point Chief of Police Tom Czaja has been named the interim village manager until a replacement for Susan Robertson is found.

After 17 years with Fox Point, Robertson accepted a position as city administrator of Sun Valley, Idaho. Her last day as the Fox Point village manager was Dec. 27.

Get Packers trading cards while they last

Thiensville - The Thiensville Police Department still has sets of the Super Bowl Bound Green Bay Packer trading cards. Just stop in the Thiensville Police Department, 250 Elm St., during normal business hours to get a pack of cards. The cards are free.

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