North Shore News & Notes

March 18, 2009

Health Department cancels March 31 clinics

The North Shore Health Department's blood pressure and immunization clinics scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, at the North Shore Public Library, 6800 N. Port Washington Road, have been canceled because the community room is unavailable.

The clinics will resume Tuesday, April 28.

For information about other clinics being held in March and April, call the Health Department at (414) 371-2980.

Hearing on Estabrook dam to be held next week

The future of the Estabrook dam will be the subject of a public hearing in front of the Milwaukee County Parks, Energy and Environment Committee from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in the Harbor Lights Room of the Downtown Transit Center, 909 E. Michigan St., Milwaukee.

There will be a welcome and introduction, a presentation on the history of the dam, a work group report overview and a report on the rights of those living along the Milwaukee River. Frequently asked questions will be answered.

Comments from the public will be limited to two minutes each. Written comments will be accepted at the meeting or can be e-mailed to

Village to send survey on recycling, waste services

Fox Point officials soon will mail a survey to residents regarding recycling and waste disposal services.

The Fox Point Village Board on March 10 approved the survey at a cost not to exceed $3,000 for printing and postage. The money will come from a contingency account in the village's general fund.

The village's contract with Veolia Environmental Services expires Dec. 31. In an effort to save money, officials have been considering roadside collection as an alternative to the front-door pickup that has been offered.

The survey asks whether residents would favor the change and also solicits feedback on the quality of the existing service.

Speed trailer to pinpoint hotspots in village

The Fox Point Village Board on March 10 approved a request by Police Chief Tom Czaja to purchase a speed trailer that will be placed in various locations throughout the community.

The department received a $4,000 grant to purchase the $7,490 trailer from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for its participation in the Booze and Belts enforcement program last fall. The remainder will be funded through an anonymous donation.

Czaja said data from the trailer could help determine further enforcement efforts.

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