News & Notes: March 19

March 19, 2013

Germantown names new

parks director

Germantown - The Germantown Village Board on Monday named Joe Casperson the new director of the Park and Recreation Department.

Casperson fills the vacancy left by Brett Altergott, who accepted new employment in Minnesota. Casperson's starting salary will be $57,500 annually.

Casperson was chosen out of an applicant pool of 49. The village narrowed the candidates down to six for the interview process.

Chamber announces award winners

Germantown - The Germantown Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2012 Community Award winners.

Happy Hounds Doggies Daycare & Dog Training was named Business of the Year. Germantown Police Chief Peter Hoell is the Citizen of the Year. John Gehl, who retired as president and CEO of Gehl Foods received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

For information on the award recipients, contact the chamber office (262) 255-1812 or email executivedirector

Falls business

celebrates 75 years

Menomonee Falls - Burton & Mayer, which started out with a wedding invitation and stationary store on Third Street and North Avenue in Milwaukee, is celebrating its 75th year in business. The company is now located at a graphic arts facility in Menomonee Falls.

Recently, the company installed a new, eight-color Komori press, two digital printing devices and three UV inkjet printing devices that allow the business to print window signage, short run brochures, pocket folders, vinyl and cloth banners, backlit signs, and floor and counter mats.

Board votes to remove stop signs on Tamarack

Menomonee Falls - The Menomonee Falls Village Board on Monday voted to remove stop signs on northbound and southbound Tamarack Trail at Longwood Street.

The board also voted to install stop signs on northbound and southbound Tamarack Trail at Robinhood Drive. The stop signs are to better accommodate the new subdivisions developments in the area.

Board approves outdoor

hours for Bier Stube

Germantown - Provided fencing is complete around the property, Bier Stube in Germantown can have outside hours until 11 p.m., after action was taken by village officials on Monday that granted a premise extension.

There will be a beer garden and food service in the outdoor area. The business plans to store liquor in an outdoor garage on the property. Village trustees questioned the safety of the storage location, but approved the extension saying safety measures are up to the business owner, not the Village Board.

Board votes to purchase

12 squad cameras

Germantown - The Germantown Village Board on Monday approved the purchase of 12 squad cameras for all Germantown Police Department marked squad cars.

The cost for the cameras and installation is $70,580 and were planned for in the 2013 budget.

Board allocates funds

to visitors bureau

Germantown - The Germantown Village Board on Monday allocated $5,000 to the Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau to go toward attracting tourists to the area.

The funds cover Germantown for 2012 and 2013. With the funds provided, Germantown gets space in tourist publications printed by the bureau.

Parcels redivided

for future development

Germantown - The Germantown Village Board on Monday approved redividing three pieces of land totaling 38.7 acres on Bradley Way in the Germantown Business Park to accommodate future development.

TCI LLC and Waste Management of WI own the three parcels. The redivision was necessary to enlarge lot three to make room for a proposed 55,000-square-foot industrial building by Trans-Coil. As a result, the railroad spur that is currently located within an easement across lot two will be moved to the Waste Management recycling facility.

Village Board approves

field usage to two groups

Germantown - Agreements between the village of Germantown and the Germantown Hawks Football group, as well as the Germantown Soccer Club, were renewed for another three years on Monday, allowing the two groups to use village parks.

The original agreements were for a 10-year period and both had expired at the end of 2012. The Park and Recreation Department is in charge of scheduling uses of the various fields.

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