News & Notes: June 12

Published on: 6/12/2013

Festival to be held

in tandem with bike race

Shorewood — Several businesses along the 4500 block of Oakland Avenue will hold a street festival in conjunction with the Shorewood Bike Race on June 20.

The Village Board last week approved granting several permits to Three Lions Pub, North Star American Bistro, NaNa Asian Fusion, Indulgence Chocolatiers, Big Bay Brewing and Thief Wine, to allow for outdoor music and the outdoor sale of wine and beer during the festival, which is scheduled to run from 4 to 10 p.m.

The street will be shut down for the duration of the festival and race, Trustee Thad Nation said, with streets to reopen no later than 10 p.m., in order to minimize the impact to bus routes and the surrounding neighborhood.

Nation said the festival will be similar to the event that took place last year.

City amends ordinance

on Dumpster enclosures

Glendale — The Glendale Common Council approved a proposal to change a city ordinance pertaining to Dumpster enclosures.

New language requires property owners of multitenant buildings of four or more units add a side entry door to any type of enclosure surrounding a Dumpster. Also, the city is requiring signage be put in place that states the entry door is to remain closed.

City Attorney John Fuchs said the modifications are designed to enhance aesthetics.

Clubhouse to be added

to Glen Hills complex

Glendale — A clubhouse facility is expected to be added to the 224-unit Glen Hills apartment complex, 6524-6744 N. Sidney Place, following action Tuesday by the Glendale Plan Commission.

The 2,000-square-foot clubhouse will include a leasing office, fitness and exercise area, computer room, washrooms for men and women, package delivery area and an outside patio area for residents.

Plans call for the existing leasing office within the complex to be converted to a traditional apartment unit.

Glen Hills' plans will be finalized later this month when the Common Council takes up an amendment to the city's development agreement.

The property is owned by Sidney Place Apartments LLC.

Soccer Club issued special gathering permit

Glendale — The Bavarian Soccer Club has been issued a special gathering permit for an upcoming event at Heidelberg Park, 700 W. Lexington Blvd.

The club will hold four events at the park.

Each gathering is expected to draw large crowds.

Between 200 and 500 people will be at two events — from 5 to 10 p.m. June 20 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 23.

Fifty people are expected at each of the two events later this summer — one from 7 to 9:30 p.m. July 10 and another from 3:30 to 6 p.m. July 14.

Glendale awards

contract for I&I work

Glendale — Brookfield-based construction firm Musson Brothers has been awarded a $125,500 contract by Glendale to handle its private property inflow and infiltration efforts this summer.

The city this year is focusing its I&I program in a residential area south of West Silver Spring Drive, near Custer Avenue along North 26th Street. City Administrator Richard Maslowski said the area has a history of sanitary sewer basement backups.

Property owners living in 25 homes in the designated area will have an opportunity to have private laterals repaired or replaced. Participants will not be charged for the service.

Water rates

increasing in Shorewood

Shorewood — In response to a 3 percent increase to the village's wholesale cost for water purchased from Milwaukee Water Works, Shorewood will be filing a rate increase request with the Wisconsin Public Service Commission.

The Village Board last week approved filing a purchase water rate adjustment clause with the PSC in order to allow the water utility to increase its rates.

For the average residential user, the proposed increase would amount to about 1.58 percent, or $3.81 per year, Trustee Michael Maher said. If authorized by the PSC, the rate increase would take effect Aug. 15.

Nonprofit organization

to occupy office spacee

Glendale — A nonprofit organization that works with low-income people to install energy efficient enhancements in homes will occupy space in Glendale, following approval Tuesday by the Plan Commission.

Partners for Community Development will occupy half of a warehouse building at 6523-6545 N. Sidney Place.

The organization has an office in Sheboygan, and organization officials have expressed a desire to expand into the Milwaukee area to assist residents on the city's north side.

Orthodontist relocating practice to bank building

Glendale — Local orthodontist Gregory Bell is relocating his Glendale practice from the Bayshore Town Center to the second story of the Community Bank and Trust building at 5380 N. Port Washington Road.

Community Bank had been operating back-office operations on the second story of the building, but has since marketed the space as operations have shifted elsewhere.

Bell said his relocation is taking place because he needs more space for his Glendale practice.

Bell employs five people at the Glendale office and said he anticipates increasing the number to seven once the move is complete.

The Plan Commission reviewed Bell's plans and approved them unanimously.


building financing

Whitefish Bay — The Whitefish Bay Village Board last week approved approximately $3 million in debt to finance a new public works building.

The village will also use approximately $500,000 of reserves to fund the project, which is fast-tracked for completion by the end of the year, Village Manager Patrick DeGrave said.

The village's financial adviser said bonds will go to sale July 1, with proceeds in hand by August.

Plan Commission OK's plans for Sports Clips

Glendale — The Glendale Plan Commission on Tuesday approved a request from a local franchisee to open a Sports Clips men's hair-cutting operation in the North Bay shopping center, 6150 N. Port Washington Road.

Applicant Jim Clement will operate the business from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays. He anticipates having a total of 14 employees, with no more than nine working at any one time.

Sports Clips replaces former tenant Magical Nails. The store's arrival leaves one vacancy in the shopping center.