News and Notes

Aug. 15, 2012

Cardinal Stritch names new vice president

Fox Point - Cardinal Stritch University announced in a news release that Robert Buckla, an institutional advancement executive, has been named vice president of university advancement.

Buckla previously served in similar roles at Averett University and Hyde Schools on the east coast.

"Dr. Buckla is a proven fundraiser with demonstrated success in establishing, maintaining, and enhancing relationships," said Stritch President James Loftus in the news release.

Buckla starts Sep. 1.

Drive sober in Brown Deer or get pulled over

Brown Deer - Brown Deer police, among other state and national law enforcement agencies, will increase their street presence from through Monday, Sep. 3 as part of the annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization.

The goal of the event, according to an Aug. 13 news release from the Brown Deer Police Department, isn't to arrest more drunk drivers but rather to deter drunken driving in an effort to save lives and prevent injuries.

Special assessment hearing impending for water work

Thiensville - A public hearing was set for 6 p.m. Sep. 4 by the Thiensville Village Board last week, dealing with the village's intent to impose a special assessment on property within the Laurel Acres subdivision for a water distribution system.

The amount of assessment per property owner is set at $11,000 and can be paid over a maximum period of 10 years.

Gilda's Club now Cancer Support Community

Whitefish Bay - Gilda's Club of Southeastern Wisconsin, headquartered within the Jewish Community Center in Whitefish Bay, is taking on the name of its national affiliate, becoming Cancer Support Community Greater Milwaukee.

Though the name has changed, the goal of identifying and treating the needs of cancer patients and those connected to them stands.

"As part of our mission, we sustain people with community," said Executive Director Trish Haudricourt in a news release.

No traffic signals to be placed at Arbon Drive, Brown Deer

Brown Deer - Proposed traffic signals at Arbon Drive and Brown Deer Road will not be installed because of cost.

Several nearby companies and organizations had requested the village look into placing signals at the intersection, citing concerns about traffic patterns.

While Rite-Hite, Bank Mutual, Otto's Wine Cask and Badger Meter favored the signals, an agreement could not be reached on a cost-sharing method between all parties.

Village Manager Russell Van Gompel recommended the board drop the issue.

To date, the village has incurred $52,000 in engineering fees, and staff members are working to recoup some of that by invoicing the four private parties.

Investigation targets leaks at water tower

Brown Deer - The Village Board on Monday approved a $10,060 contract in an effort to determine the source of perceived leaks at the municipal water tower.

Water Superintendent Mike Rau said there have been increases in water losses within the tower. In the past two quarters, leaks have increased about 6 percent, he said.

"We have performed leak detection with our utility staff and equipment, but have not found leakage that would equal this amount," Rau wrote in a memo, pointing to the rationale of seeking outside assistance.

AECOM, a technical support firm, has been awarded the contract.

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