News & Notes: Oct. 12

Oct. 12, 2010

Dry cleaners to open in former fast food restaurant site

Glendale - Westwood Dry Cleaners will open in the former Papa John's Pizza site, 5522 N. Port Washington Road, in the Men's Wearhouse Center.

The dry cleaners will be a drop off and pick up site. No dry cleaning will be done at the store. The dry cleaners previously was located at the North Bay Center on Port Washington Road.

Consignment store backed for Original Village

Brown Deer - The Village Board on Oct. 18 will consider a unanimous recommendation from the Plan Commission for a consignment store at 8669 N. Deerwood Drive. Owner Mike Benson said the business would sell vintage collectibles, clothing and housewares from the 1950s and 1960s. Benson previously operated Fabric Fusion, a quilting and needlework shop, at the site.

Commission shifts meeting date due to election

Glendale - The Plan Commission will meet Nov. 1 instead of its regularly scheduled date of Nov. 2 because of the general election that day. The commission meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 5909 N. Milwaukee River Parkway, one of the city's polling sites.

Roofing contractor to locate on Bender Road

Glendale - Skyline of Milwaukee, a roofing contractor, will open at 2201 W. Bender Road. Employees of the company will park their cars at the site during the day. There will be no outside storage allowed at the office-warehouse building that has several other business tenants.

Former salon to be site of nail spa

Glendale - Dat Rien Tran will open New World Nail Spa in the former Malcolm of London shop at 204 W. Silver Spring Drive.

The nail spa will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday with 10 employees working at the business when it opens.

Annual Thanksgiving Day run-walk event returns

Thiensville-Exercise buffs young and old will likely have an opportunity to get a head start on working off their Thanksgiving Day meals.

The Turkey Trot 5K run-walk, initiated by the Junior Woman's Club of Mequon-Thiensville, is expected to return to the village this fall. Coordinators have filed an application to have select streets closed off during the event, scheduled from 6:30 to 11 a.m. Nov. 25. Previous trots have drawn as many as 700 participants.

The Village Board, meeting as a Committee of the Whole, conceptually approved the request last week. A final decision will be rendered by the board at the next meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 18.

Non-union employees continue receiving benefits

Thiensville-The Village Board is expected to act next week on fringe benefits for full-time, non-union employees in 2011. The board reviews its benefits policy annually.

As proposed, the employees will continue to receive the same benefits next year as they have in 2010. The list of benefits includes entitlement to nine paid holidays and two floating holidays, a paid 30-minute lunch period, as well as a determined level of coverage for health, dental, disability and liability plans.

Non-union employees in the village include the police chief, sergeant and director of the Department of Public Works.

During a preliminary review last week, the board agreed to forward the issue on to the next regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 18.

Village to choose treatment for emerald ash borer

Thiensville-The village could adopt a treatment and replacement plan to address emerald ash borer that would cost more than $18,000 annually for the first decade of implementation.

Under the plan, most ash trees with little or no trace of the disease would be treated with an insecticide. Severely infected ash trees would be removed and replaced with a new tree.

Based on preliminary estimates, reviewed by the Village Board last week, the plan would cost more than $340,000 over a 25-year span of time. The board could make a decision at its next regular board meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 18.

Thiensville officials to apply for urban forestry grant

Thiensville-Village officials are seeking funding assistance from the state Department of Natural Resources to help fund various initiatives designed to improve the community's urban forestry program. Funds could go toward such efforts as treating trees of diseases and clean-up from previous storms.

The board forwarded the proposal on favorably while meeting as a Committee of the Whole last week. A final decision on the grant application could be made at the next regular board meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 18.

Children with perceived special needs can be tested

Fox Point-Fox Point-Bayside school officials are reminding parents that specialists at Stormonth Elementary and Bayside Middle schools can test students within district boundaries - even if the child does not attend one of the schools - for special needs services.

If a child is determined to have a disability and is in need of special needs services, a specialist can appoint a team to assemble an individualized education program plan to best meet the student's needs.

For information on the service, call Ted Noll, school psychologist, at (414) 247-1027 or


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