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News and Notes: Oct. 17

Oct. 17, 2012

Maple Dale-Indian Hills approves summer program

Fox Point - The Maple Dale-Indian Hills School Board last week approved continuing the Summer Education Program to run from June 24 to July 26, 2013, with the exception of July 4 and 5.

The Summer Educational Program brochure will be sent home in the Thursday Folders on March 7 and the registration deadline is May 10. Class hours will continue to be at 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. with the exception of the all-morning classes, such as kindergarten and skills growth. Classes are held at Maple Dale School, 8377 N. Port Washington Road.

Optional Friday morning programs of educational off-site excursions will continue to be offered.

Bayside residents can still get absentee ballots

Bayside - Bayside residents can fill out absentee ballot applications and return them to Village Hall to have a ballot mailed to them.

Absentee ballots must then be mailed back to or dropped off at Village Hall, 9075 North Regent Road, Bayside, WI 53217.

Beginning Oct. 22, residents may also vote by absentee ballot at Village Hall. State statute prevents residents from voting at Village Hall prior to this date. Village Hall will be open until 6 p.m. Oct. 29 through Nov. 1 for absentee voting.

BID assessment rate to remain unchanged

The assessment rate for the Business Improvement District along Silver Spring Drive will remain at the 2012 level.

The Whitefish Bay Village Board on Monday adopted the 2013 operating plan for the BID, which specifies an assessment rate of $1.60 per $1,000 of assessed value, with a maximum payment of $3,500.

The operating plan, approved by the BID Board on Oct. 5, also indicates that the BID will continue many of the same marketing efforts, special events and other activities it has previously done. The BID has a 2013 operating budget of about $79,000.

Bay approves water panel's 2013 capital budget

The North Shore Water Commission plans to operate with a capital improvement budget of nearly $194,000 in 2013.

The Village Board on Monday approved the proposed 2013 budget at the recommendation of the Water Commission, which approved it on Oct. 10, along with a five-year plan. Fox Point and Glendale must approve the budget as well.

Based on existing allocation levels, Whitefish Bay will be responsible for funding about 35.4 percent of the budget. Glendale will fund about 42.3 percent and Fox Point will fund about 22.3 percent.

The capital budget will fund four main projects in 2013: motor room wall repairs at the pumping plant, installation of a chlorine transfer pump at the water treatment plant, and an IT upgrade and tap water turbidimeter upgrade for general plant improvements. The capital budget for the next five years, from 2013 through 2017, is projected at about $904,000.

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