News & Notes: Jan. 12

Jan. 12, 2011

DOT to hold public meetings on Brown Deer Road changes

Brown Deer - The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Southeast Region in Waukesha will hold a public information meeting to discuss the preliminary design for the intersection improvements of Brown Deer Road at North 51st Street and Arbon Drive. The meeting, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25. in the Brown Deer Public Library Community Room, 5600 W. Bradley Road, will follow an informal open house format.

The improvement includes reconstructing the intersection of Brown Deer Road at Arbon Drive and installing stop lights, reconstructing slotted left turn lanes on Brown Deer Road into 51st Street and closing median openings within the left turn lanes.

The public is encouraged to attend the meeting, provide input and ask questions concerning this project. Maps showing the proposed improvements will be on display. Representatives from the village and WisDOT will be available to discuss the project.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, or would like more information, contact project manager Mohammad Hossain at (262) 548-8783. Written comments regarding the project can be mailed to Hossain, 141 NW Barstow St., P.O. Box 798, Waukesha, WI 53187-0798.

Residents who are hearing-impaired and who require an interpreter may request one by contacting Hossain at least three working days prior to the meeting via the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System (800-WI-RELAY).

Health Department sets listening sessions

The Shorewood/Whitefish Bay Health Department is holding three public listening sessions to gather community input regarding a possible consolidation with the North Shore Health Department. The North Shore department provides services to Bayside, Brown Deer, Fox Point, Glendale and River Hills.

The sessions will be held as follows: 7 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Shorewood Village Center, 3930 N. Murray Ave.; 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Whitefish Bay Village Hall, 5300 N. Marlborough Drive; and 9 a.m. Jan. 29 at the Shorewood Village Center.

In addition, there will be focus group meetings and an online survey. The survey is expected to be available to the public next week to Feb. 15.

The survey link will be on the village of Shorewood's website. Paper surveys are available at Shorewood/Whitefish Bay Health Department in the Shorewood Village Center.

Shorewood residents use about 70 percent of the services provided by the department, Whitefish Bay about 30 percent.

The Shorewood Village Board has asked its Board of Health for a recommendation Feb. 15. The matter is scheduled for a vote by the board on March 7.

K4 registration scheduled for Jan. 18

Shorewood - Parents are encouraged to register children for 4-year-old kindergarten at 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at Atwater Elementary School, 2100 E. Capitol Drive or Lake Bluff Elementary School, 1600 Lake Bluff Blvd.

Students must be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2011, to begin junior kindergarten in the fall of 2011. In order to register, bring: a certified copy of the child's birth certificate with raised seal; a copy of the child's immunization record; proof of residence - a copy of a tax bill or mortgage for homeowners or a copy of a lease that includes the landlord's name, address and phone number for renters. A lease must be accompanied by a copy of a utility bill (heat, water or electricity).

If you cannot register on that date, contact Atwater Elementary School (414) 963-6962 or Lake Bluff Elementary School (414) 963-6972 to register or with any questions.

Committee changes name to reflect broadened focus

Shorewood - The village's seven-person Pedestrian Safety Committee has changed its name to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee after incorporating bicyclists into the issues it takes up periodically throughout the year.

The change was made Tuesday when the Village Board passed an ordinance approving the amendment.

Residents and business owners are able to serve on the committee.

Council approves out-of-state training

Glendale - The Common Council approved out-of-state training for Finance Director Shawn Lanser at its Jan. 10 meeting. Lanser will travel to San Antonio, Texas, for the Government Finance Officers Association's National Conference on May 22-25. The city will pay conference expenses, estimated at $1,600 covering registration fee, lodging and transportation.

Shorewood's Gebhard honored by March of Dimes

Shorewood - Larry Gebhard, manager with Winter, Kloman, Moter & Repp, was recently recognized by the Wisconsin Chapter of the March of Dimes for his eight years of volunteer service to the chapter, including six years as Treasurer and Finance Committee chairman for the chapter's Board of Directors. At the Dec.14 state chapter board meeting, State Director Babette Honoré presented Gebhard, a Shorewood resident, with a plaque acknowledging his years of service.

City to hold annual appreciation dinner

Glendale - The city will hold its 53rd Annual City Appreciation Dinner on March 31. The event honors the people who serve on various city committees, commissions and boards. The location of the event has not been announced but will be at one of the hotels in the city.

Persion rug store to have limited run in city

Glendale - The Persian Rug Gallery will be temporarily located at 311 W. Silver Spring Drive while its Whitefish Bay store undergoes repairs necessary because of flooding last summer. Owner Hamid Dehbod told the Plan Commission that he expects to be in the city for the month of January. The store sells and services Persian rugs.

Center offers meeting space for retreats/training

Mequon - Located at the 438 acre Mequon Nature Preserve, the PieperPower Education Center, 8200 W. County Line Road, offers fully equipped space for training, executive retreats, meetings and client programs. The center includes an auditorium, two classrooms, a board meeting room and kitchen. Every meeting space has views of the nature preserve and the five miles of walking trails at the preserve are just steps away.

To learn more about the conference center, call Kristen Gies at (262) 242-8055, ext. 106 or e-mail at More information and a facility agreement can be found at All revenue funds programs that connect children to science education through environmental studies.

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