News & Notes: April 10

April 10, 2013

Condo development

approved by Mequon Council

Mequon - The Common Council on Tuesday approved a development agreement for Startlite Court Townhomes, a condominium development consisting of four two-unit buildings along the southwest corner of the intersection of Mequon and Wauwatosa roads.

According to city documents the condos will have a combined value of about $1.4 million and will add about $22,000 in property taxes annually.

The condos will be served by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District and the Mequon water utility, according to the agreement.

While the council did approve the agreement unanimously, several aldermen commented that the name of the development is reminiscent of a "Florida trailer park." Community Development Director Kim Tollefson said city staff could suggest a name change to the developer.

Census data needed

for School District

Mequon - The Mequon-Thiensville School District needs census information from all residential addresses in the district.

The state Department of Public Instruction requires districts to provide census data on an annual basis. In a news release, district administrators suggest using the district website, (with a link under News and Announcements) to complete the survey.

According to the release, residents are urged to respond quickly to help the district avoid costly follow-up mailings. Census postcards can also be hand delivered or mailed to the district office.

Building projects


Mequon - The Common Council on Tuesday approved about $56,000 in improvement projects for city buildings as part of the 2013 capital budget.

Projects include: lighting upgrades for the city Safety Building with an expected 3.5-year payback; flooring replacements in the east side fire station; and remodeling of locker rooms in the Old City Hall, which will be completed by a combination of contracted and city labor.

Storm, sanitary sewer work outlined in report

Shorewood - Efforts in addressing pollution discharge are outlined in Shorewood's NR 216 annual report, which was completed recently and presented to the Village Board.

The 10-page document provides an analysis of work that has been completed in satisfying the requirements of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and other agencies. Ongoing efforts include cleaning catch basins, increasing the amount of street sweeping and community outreach.

Generation of a report is required annually as part of the village's participation in a pollutant discharge elimination systems permit with other North Shore communities.

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