News & Notes: Nov. 30

Nov. 30, 2011

School Board approves administrator's resignation

Glendale - The Nicolet School Board on Monday approved the resignation of Assistant Principal Jason Kestner, which will take effect June 30. Kestner is in his third year with the district.

In his resignation letter, Kestner cited family reasons for his departure. He and his wife plan to move to the western part of the state next year and pursue employment in the region.

Nicolet reviewing district's communications plan

Glendale - A recently assembled communications committee is reviewing how to enhance Nicolet High School's relationship with parents and the greater community.

District Administrator Rick Monroe provided an update on the process at a School Board meeting Monday. Surveys were sent out recently to parents, and 352 responses were returned.

Based on feedback, Monroe said respondents stated overall satisfaction with Nicolet's existing processes. Areas of improvement include greater collaboration with the three K-8 districts feeding into Nicolet: Fox Point-Bayside, Glendale-River Hills and Maple Dale Indian Hill. Improvements to the high school website were also suggested.

City to fill two vacancies in the Police Department

Glendale - Two vacant positions in the Police Department, a jailer and a police officer, will be filled in coming months. Both were included in the 2012 budget.

The start date for the replacement police officer will be delayed until the retirement payout of sick leave and vacation time for officer William Elbert is completed.

Elbert retired Oct. 31 after 25 years of service.

Overnight parking procedures changing today in Brown Deer

Brown Deer- Beginning Dec. 1, those who need overnight parking permission should go to the village website,, and click on the Overnight Parking tab. Between the hours of 2 and 6 a.m., on-street parking is allowed for one hour only.

The change is going into effect because of the consolidation of dispatch services in Bayside.

Residents with special circumstances can continue to call in requests to (414) 371-2900.

Fire Department asks people to 'Keep the Wreath Red'

Through Jan. 7, each fire station in the North Shore will place in public view a holiday wreath decorated with red bulbs. If there is a fire directly caused by holiday decorations, a red bulb will be changed to a white bulb.

 The Keep the Wreath Red program is a visual reminder to take care with decorations. 

Bay enters into contract for Fourth fireworks

Whitefish Bay - The Village Board on Monday approved a contract with Bartolotta Fireworks Co. for the Whitefish Bay fireworks show at Klode Park on Independence Day in 2012.

The village will pay Bartolotta $8,000 for the show.

Art pieces on display at the Weyenberg Library

Mequon- The Frank L. Weyenberg Library, 11345 North Cedarburg Road, is exhibiting art pieces from the estate of Frank and Helen Weyenberg through December.

The exhibit features works by Marc Chagall, Andre Gisson, Orville Bulman and Charles Baskerville.

For information, call (262) 242-2593.

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