News & Notes: Jan. 8

Jan. 8, 2013

Dispatchers receive slight raise per Act 10

Menomonee Falls - Dispatchers in Menomonee Falls will all receive a 0.9 percent wage increase after the Village Board on Monday approved the 2013 agreement between the village and the Telecommunicator's Association Local 510.

The 0.9 percent increase is a stipulation of Wisconsin Act 10.

Students receive nominations to U.S. Service Academies

Menomonee Falls - U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls) recently announced that 21 students from Wisconsin's Fifth Congressional District have received nominations to the U.S. Service Academies.

Of the 21 students, three from Brookfield have been named principal nominees. If the principal nominee meets the academic, physical, and medical standards set by the academy, they are assured an offer of appointment to the academy. If the principal nominee does not qualify or chooses not to attend, the alternates compete for the vacancy. Alternates are also part of a pool of applicants from which the academies will choose their incoming class.

Mikayla Robertson of Menomonee Falls has been nominated to attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Mikayla, the daughter of Troy and Felicia Robertson, is a senior at Menomonee Falls High School.

Erin Schneider of Menomonee Falls has been nominated to attend the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. Erin, the daughter of Terry Schneider and Mary Higgins, is a senior at Menomonee Falls High School.

Carter Welsh of Menomonee Falls has been nominated to attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. Carter, the son of Patrick and Geralyn Welsh, is a senior at Menomonee Falls High School.

Nominees for the United States Service Academies were chosen from an impressive group of applicants residing throughout Wisconsin's Fifth Congressional District. Sensenbrenner is currently accepting nomination applications from the new Fifth District for those who would like to enter any United States Service Academy in the summer of 2014.

Inquiries concerning this process can be made to the congressman's District Office in Brookfield at (262) 784-1111.

Nonprofits invited to apply for grant money

Menomonee Falls - All nonprofit organizations that provide significant programs to benefit women and girls in Waukesha County are invited to apply for a grant through the Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha County, a component fund of the Waukesha County Community Foundation.

Grants are currently awarded only in the spring following a competitive grant process beginning with a written proposal due Jan. 31.

The proposal should be no more than three pages in length, single-spaced. They should include: a narrative description of the organization which includes the mission statement, goals, history, major accomplishments and qualifications; a narrative description of the program for which support is being requested; the impact on women and girls in Waukesha County; and the amount being requested and how the program is funded, including both current funding sources and plans for future years.

Attachments should include: proof of nonprofit status; listing of the board of directors; operating budget; budget for the proposed program or project; and an audit report from the most recent fiscal year.

A Grantee Progress Report will be due to the Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha County by Jan. 1, 2014. This accountability report will include a general description of how the funds were used, the outcomes and results achieved and the overall benefit gained to the population served.

Requests should be sent to the Waukesha County Community Foundation, 2727 N Grandview Blvd., Suite 122, Waukesha, WI 53188.

Interim Principal named at Ben Franklin

Menomonee Falls - Bil Zahn, a retired elementary principal from the Elmbrook School District, was named interim principal at Ben Franklin Elementary in light of Principal Steve Bold's resignation.

Bold's resignation takes effect June 30. Bold is currently on personal leave. Zahn, who served as Burleigh Elementary School principal for 22 years, will act as principal while the district posts the full-time position at Ben Franklin. According to the Menomonee Falls School District, Zahn spent the week meeting the children in their classrooms and introducing himself.

Valley View Principal Tina Posnanski and Riverside Elementary Principal Scott Walter will be working with Ben Franklin's Associate Principal Mike Mullen and Zahn "to ensure the continuity of support and quality focus on improvement continues," said Superintendent Patricia Greco.

Germantown approves two rezonings for property split

Germantown - After two public hearings with no objections from residents, the Germantown Village Board on Monday approved the rezoning of two different properties to allow the owners to split their respective land into two lots for future development.

Kevin and Donna Nash, owners of about 2 acres on Country Aire Drive, requested a zone change from RS-3 to RS-4 zoning. Both zones are single family residential; however, moving to RS-4 allows the owners to split the property into two smaller lots and build a future, single-family residence.

Jon Guenther, an agent for property owners Charles and Susan Rusch, requested a change to zoning and the certified survey map for a portion of their 39 acres located south of Pioneer Road and one-half mile east of Division Road. Zoning was changed from A-1 Agricultural to A-2 Agricultural on a small piece of the land, which will allow the property owners to build a single family residence.

The certified survey map was also adjusted to reflect the split into two lots.

Bradley Corp. purchases Keltech Inc. assets

Menomonee Falls - Bradley Corp. of Menomonee Falls recently announced that it purchased the assets of Keltech Inc. of Delton, Mich. and will operate the company as a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Keltech is a recognized leader in commercial-grade electric tankless hot water systems for applications including industrial plants, hotels, stadiums, food processing and safety.

For information on Bradley Corp., visit

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