News & Notes: Aug. 10

Aug. 10, 2011

Fox Point board OKs revised dog impounding ordinance

Fox Point - The Village Board on Tuesday approved a revised ordinance related to the impounding of animals for rabies and biting.

Village Attorney Eric Larson was charged with making the changes, following resident concerns.

Larson's changes to the ordinance include a provision allowing owners, for the first time, an opportunity to quarantine a pet within their own home.

An owner found in violation of the quarantine could be cited by police and subject to penalties that would be determined in municipal court.

Common Council approves Glendale's Smart Growth plan

Glendale - The Common Council on Monday approved the city's Smart Growth Development Plan that was created to meet state statutes.

The plan outlines current and future development initiatives throughout the city.

Earlier this month, the Plan Commission, charged with creating the document, approved it. State law gives the Common Council ultimate authority over the plan by passing an ordinance.

Board member steps down, creating vacancy

Brown Deer - School Board member Kathy Stresman announced she was resigning from the board, effective July 26.

The remaining six board members have not yet announced how they will address the vacancy.

Stresman's seat expires in April. She was in the midst of her second term in office.

Bayside plans session for coyote education Aug. 11

Bayside -On Aug. 11, the village is hosting an informational meeting regarding the coyote population. While coyote numbers have remained relatively constant over the past few decades, residents often have questions about them.

The meeting will be held in the Village Hall Board Room at 6:30 p.m. An informational brochure is available to help answer some questions.

During the meeting, a representative from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, as well as a professional trapper, will answer questions.

For information regarding coyotes, contact Scott McConnell at (414) 351-8800.

Rep seeking children for 'Christmas Carol' auditions

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater is seeking applications from boys and girls, ages 7 to 13, interested in performing in the annual production of "A Christmas Carol" at the Pabst Theater.

Parents who would like their children to audition should send a photo of each child, along with height, weight, age, clothing and shoe sizes, address, and parent's home and work phone numbers to: Children Auditions: Milwaukee Repertory Theater; 108 E. Wells St.; Milwaukee, WI 53202.

Children should also include a note describing themselves and why they would like to be in the show. All information must arrive by Aug. 18.

Auditions will be Aug. 22. Callbacks will be Sept. 10. Children who are cast must attend workshops from 1 to 3 p.m. on four Saturdays: Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5.

The cast rehearses Tuesdays through Sundays from Nov. 8 to Nov. 30 and performs Dec. 1 to Dec. 24 at the Pabst Theater.

U-turns now allowed along Capitol Drive

Shorewood - At the suggestion of the state Department of Transportation, the Village Board amended its ordinance to allow U-turns on Capitol Drive in locations where there is a left turn lane.

"You can do it if you can do it without backing up," Police Chief Dave Banaszynski said. "The state says it is safe."

Signs prohibiting U-turns have been removed.

Brown Deer Schools plan information sessions

Brown Deer - The school district plans to hold community information and listening sessions on its two-school campus plan as follows:

6 p.m. Aug. 29, Middle School cafeteria, 5757 W. Dean Road

1 p.m. Aug. 31, MAC, Brown Deer High School, 8060 N. 60th St.

6 p.m. Sept. 8, Middle School cafeteria

 The district will also conduct a community survey to determine residents' interest in and support for the two-school plan. The survey should be mailed to all households by the end of next week.

Bill Foster of School Perceptions is scheduled to present the results to the board Sept. 6.

Village to apply for block grant funds

Shorewood - The village will apply for an estimated $41,580 in Community Development Block Grant funds for salary and benefits for the Senior Resource Center coordinator, the Shoreline Interfaith Outreach program, and either alley or paving improvements in the village.

Friends of soccer club building new shelter

Glendale - The Friends of Bavarian Soccer Club will build a $47,000 shelter in the park at 700 W. Lexington Blvd., replacing an existing shelter.

Jeff Brady of B&E General Contractors said the 30-by-50-foot pavilion will be built near the shelter being replaced.

"It's being moved 5 feet because there is a 30-foot tree growing up through the existing one," Brady said.

The shelter will be completed by Oktoberfest 2011, which starts Sept. 9.

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