News & Notes: June 21

June 21, 2011

Brown Deer latest community to object to redistricting plan

Brown Deer - Milwaukee County's plan to reduce the size of the County Board by one supervisor, namely 6th District Supervisor Joe Rice, who represents the village as part of his constituency, drew criticism from the Village Board Monday night.

The County Board has drawn the ire of elected officials in the cities and villages because the board did not seek their input before reducing the board from 19 to 18 supervisors and then redistricting so as to eliminate Rice's district.

The board adopted a resolution asking the County Board to confer with the village, solicit public opinion and hold no bias for or against any incumbent supervisor or person in the redistricting process.

Glendale issues reminder for yard waste collection

Glendale - Residential property owners in the city are reminded that yard waste containers can only be placed for collection after 4 p.m. the day before the actual date of collection. Collection schedules are listed in the city newsletter and on the city's website,

Yard waste mixed with trash will not be collected.

Brush must be placed at the collection site no earlier than the Monday prior to the scheduled brush collection date. Copies of the brush collection schedule are also available online and in the newsletter.

All recyclables and containers for yard waste must be removed from the collection point within 24 hours after collection.

Questions relating to yard waste or brush collection should be referred to the city's Public Works Department at (414) 228-1745.

The city asks all property owners to abide by these regulations in order to improve the aesthetic appearance and quality of your neighborhoods and the city as a whole.

Heidi Bird Design to open in Tabak building

Glendale - Heidi Bird, a self-proclaimed dance mom, will open a sewing and alteration business at 6045 N. Green Bay Ave.

Bird, a dress maker, designs and sews Irish dance dresses for the Rince Nia Dance Academy, which is located in the building, as well as for other dance schools.

The Plan Commission granted her an occupancy permit for her business.

Marquette professor receives top research honor

Whitefish Bay - Village resident Rosemary Stuart, professor of biological sciences at Marquette University, has been named the university's 2011 recipient of the Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence. The annual award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated scholarly distinction and an all-encompassing belief in excellence.

Stuart researches mitochondrial respiratory chain complexes.

The knowledge that she is generating can then be used by other researchers to translate into the treatment of diseases and medical conditions. Some heart and neurological conditions in humans, for example, can be traced back to mitochondrial defects.

Stuart is the first faculty member to have received both the Haggerty Award and a Teaching Excellence Award (2008) from the university.

Resurfacing slated for six streets this summer in Bay

Whitefish Bay - Street resurfacing will take place this summer along portions of Bay Ridge, Bartlett, Hollywood, Kent, Lancaster and Lydell avenues, following action by the Village Board on Monday.

The board approved a recommendation by village staff to award a $280,194 contract to Stark Asphalt. The firm was the lowest bidder for the project. The village had earmarked $350,000 for the work in its 2011 budget, but Assistant Village Manager Matt Schuenke said the cost was defrayed because Whitefish Bay teamed up with Brown Deer, a community undertaking similar work, to increase the size of the contract and lower bid prices.

Property owners living within the affected areas will be charged a special assessment fee.

Scholz named vice president of finance, CFO at Concordia

Mequon- Concordia University Wisconsin administrators have named Joan Scholz, controller since 2001, as vice president of finance and chief financial officer.

In addition to overseeing the finance department, she will continue to be responsible for the yearly audit and taxes. She will also add the increased responsibility in the areas of insurance/risk management, cost accounting, budgeting and grant accounting.

A 1989 graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin, Scholz previously worked as senior auditor for Price Waterhouse, Milwaukee, and for Milwaukee-based M&I Data Services/Metavante Corporation.

A longtime member of First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg, Scholz lives in Mequon with her husband, Jay, and two daughters, Rachel and Amber.

Concordia University adds social media manager

Mequon- Concordia University Wisconsin has just hired a full-time social media manger as part of its marketing team. Marshal Frisque will be responsible for maintaining all social media content for CUW as well as monitoring the university's online brand and presence. He will work with departments on CUW's Mequon campus, as well as the individual off-site center locations throughout the region getting them on board and guiding them in numerous social media campaigns.

Currently, the University is utilizing such tools as Facebook and Twitter and will now focus on expanding that with the addition of Frisque. Frisque is a 2011 graduate of CUW with a degree in Computer Science. He also spent three years working in CUW's IT Department and worked part-time in the marketing department before beginning his full-time duties on June 1.

Foundation seeks homes for exchange students

STS Foundation, a nonprofit exchange program, is inviting local families to host international exchange students for the 2011-12 school year.

The teenage students come from more than 30 countries and will attend area high schools. They have their own spending money and insurance. Host families are responsible for meals, a place to sleep and a nurturing environment. STS Foundation will have a local coordinator that will supervise the students and support the families throughout the school year.

Two incoming students include Aline and Jenni.

Aline, 16, is from Switzerland. She lives with her parents and her 18-year-old sister. Her mom is a bookkeeper and her dad works for the city. She loves music and plays the viola, cello and piano. She does not eat meat but is able to cook her own meals.

Jenni is from Finland, where she lives with her mother and 14-year-old brother. Her parents are divorced and she has a 3-year-old half-sister who lives with her father. Jenni loves swimming and competes in the Finnish nationals each year and has the second best record for her age group in the 50-meter butterfly and third best in the 100-meter butterfly. She would love to continue swimming while here.

For more information, contact Dave Keating, (800) 522-4678 or david@, or visit

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