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April 30, 2014

Glendale officers offer

a chance to sit and chat

Glendale police officers are making themselves available to speak with residents, answer questions, listen to their concerns or just say hello.

"Coffee With a Cop" will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, May 9 at Barnes & Noble in Bayshore Town Center.

For more information or questions call Officer Joel Dhein, (414) 228-1741 or check the department's website at

Mequon police offer boating safety class

The Mequon Police Department is once again hosting a boating safety class presented by the Department of Natural Resources.

Participants will earn a Boating Safety Certificate, which is required for anyone born after Jan. 1, 1989. Before the first meeting, all participants are asked to obtain a DNR Customer Number.

The course, which is $10 and limited to 25 people, will meet May 6, 8, 13, 15 and 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the lower east training room at the police department, 11300 N. Buntrock Ave.

To register call Mequon PD at (262) 242-3500. For questions, callers should ask to speak to Officer Dennis Guttmann.

Shorewood schools

hire business manager

The Shorewood School District has hired Patrick Miller as its new director of business services.

Miller will come to Shorewood from the Palmyra-Eagle Area School District, where he served as the director of business services for two years. Before working in Palmyra-Eagle, he also served as the principal/instructor for 11 years at St. John's Elementary in Jefferson, and as the school business manager in the Parkview School District.

Through his previous work experiences, Miller has extensive knowledge of budget development and management, participation in the development, implementation and review of employee handbooks, and the development of a nearly $8 million energy service agreement between the Palmyra-Eagle Area School District and Nexus Solutions.

Miller said he was attracted to the position because of Shorewood's commitment to providing the highest quality education for students.

"Success in education is a result of a combination of qualities. I believe engagement, commitment and respect are key qualities in any school district," Miller said. "These qualities in the community, school board, students, staff and administration are manifested in the Shorewood School District."

Miller is expected to begin in Shorewood on July 1, and will work with current Interim Business Manager Mike Garty for a few months.

River Hills appoints

a new deputy clerk

The River Hills Village Board has appointed Jennifer Gabel to replace Deputy Clerk Elaine Schieble, who is retiring after 10 years of service.

Gabel started work with the village in January 2013, serving as accounting/payroll clerk with Schieble and Village Manager Chris Lear.

A resident of Cedarburg, Gabel graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in human resources management. Before coming to the village, she worked for National Investment Services of America. She is the mother of three children, one a student at UW-Whitewater and two at Cedarburg High School.

Gable's appointment serves as a capstone to an 18-month reorganization of River Hills' business operations. The village board hired Chris Lear as village manager in 2012, combining the positions of village manager and clerk/treasurer. Gable's new position combines the duties of deputy clerk, account clerk and payroll. Lear said Gabel's appointment is key to the success of the reorganization.

"When Elaine Schieble announced her retirement, newly hired at the time, Gabel's quick learning ability and work ethic made her a natural to take over as Deputy Clerk. She just loves helping the public and learning the skills unique to municipalities," Lear said. "Elaine Schieble graciously agreed to stay on a limited part-time basis to train Jennifer."

Gabel works 30 hours per week on Monday through Thursday, with Lear covering the office on Fridays.


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