Club seeks Citizen of the Year nominations
Brown Deer - The Brown Deer Senior Citizens Club is again seeking nominations for the Citizen of the Year Award for 2009. The club wants nominations of individuals who have made a contribution to the community. Nominations are due Feb. 26 and can be sent to Barbara Bechtel, 9251 N. 67th St., Brown Deer, WI 53223.
This year's award ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. May 5 at the Senior Center, St. Paul's Evangelical Church, 8080 N. 47th St.
Village bans U-turns at numerous intersections
Brown Deer -Signs prohibiting U-turns will be placed at the following intersections in the village: eastbound and westbound Brown Deer Road at North 64th Street, 60th Street, North Green Bay Road and North Kildeer Court; northbound and southbound Green Bay Road at West Schroeder Drive and North Deerwood Drive; and northbound North Sherman Boulevard at West Bradley Road.
Police Chief Steven Rinzel told the Traffic and Public Safety Committee that U-turns, particularly on Brown Deer Road, have led to increasing numbers of crashes in recent years.
The committee recommended the new signs, which were approved by the Village Board on Monday.
Funding will be used for streets, bike path and more
Brown Deer - The village plans to issue general obligation bonds for an amount not to exceed $5,460,000 to fund its capital improvement program. The issue would include up to $4 million for public projects in Tax Incremental District 4, the Original Village. The amount will cover street repair, streetscapes, sidewalks and possibly new water main, now in the budget for $700,000. If the water commission decides on repairs instead of replacement, the financing requirement will be reduced.
The bonds would also finance the village's share of a new section of bike path, street improvement projects, a new heating and air conditioning system for the library and repair of the roof on the Department of Public Works building.
The board adopted a resolution approving the sale of the bonds Monday.
Village Board OKs permit extension on Dean modulars
Brown Deer -The Village Board approved a three-year extension for the permit for the modular classrooms at Dean Elementary School on Monday. Although the School District initially hoped it would be able to build new classrooms during its first three-year lease, the downturn in the economy dashed plans to go to referendum for funding.
Meeting set for March on proposed parking rules
Shorewood -Police Chief David Banaszynski will hold a public meeting in March to outline a proposal for on-street parking in the village.
Over the last year, the department has studied on-street parking and has determined there are significant parking issues in the southeast quadrant of the community.
Among the recommendations under consideration is the creation of a two-hour parking zone within that area from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Under the proposal, parking on Shorewood Boulevard would be by permit only from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. with daytime parking limited to two hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
On-street parking permits would be sold on a quarterly basis to those who have shown need.
The complete proposal will be presented at a public meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 8, in the lower level of the Shorewood Library, 3920 N. Murray Ave.
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