News & Notes

Oct. 22, 2013

Three local teachers vie for North Shore Bank's educator award

Brookfield — North Shore Bank has opened its public online voting for a contest honoring local Wisconsin teachers who excel in the area of money management instruction.

As part of the bank's 90th anniversary festivities, the bank will present three teachers — one in each of the bank's north, central and southern regions — with a check for $1,923, in honor of the year North Shore Bank opened its doors. The three teachers in the running in the central region are Sara Burling, accounting and personal finance teacher with Menomonee Falls High School; Jeff Trask, a physical education teacher from Whitefish Bay Middle School; and Chris Gagne, a special education teacher at Shorewood High School.

Public online voting will run through Nov. 3 at NorthShoreBank.com/90contest.

Germantown Village Board waits

until 2014 to pay for truck repairs

Germantown — The Village Board on Monday chose to wait until 2014 to allocate additional funds to repair one of two village water tenders, used to bring water to the scene of a fire.

Repair costs are estimated at $10,000. There is about $5,500 left in the Fire Department's 2013 vehicle repair fund and the board plans to roll that over into the 2014 fund. Then, they plan to allocate additional money as needed once they get an actual repair estimate.

The water tender is operational despite its need for repairs, Deputy Chief Mike Maury said.

Menomonee Falls board approves

business district operating budget

Menomonee Falls — The Village Board on Monday approved the Business Improvement District's operating budget, which totals $116,635.

The budget has decreased from last year's budget of $125,000. However, the BID's annual Chilly Fest in February is extending from two days to three days, and is anticipated to bring in additional revenue.

BID assessments to business owners in the the district will not be changed in 2014.

Falls bans use of rifles in village hunting areas despite state change

Menomonee Falls — The Village Board banned the use of rifles in parts of the village where hunting is allowed.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recently changed regulations, allowing rifle use statewide for the nine-day firearm deer hunting season. Municipalities reserve the right to ban rifles and Menomonee Falls created an ordinance that restricts the use of rifles for deer hunting. Shotguns will continue to be allowed in hunting areas.

Village Board approves permit for tattoo shop

Germantown — Following a public hearing, the Village Board on Monday approved a conditional-use permit for the operation of a tattoo and body piercing business on Bonniwell Road.

In a 5-3 vote, the board granted Travis Nyholm a permit to operate Ink My Body Tattoo Studio at N136 W21933 Bonniwell Road. There had previously been a tattoo shop at that location; however, the business changed owners, requiring a new permit for its operation. The studio will have the same hours, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and the same conditions as the previous shop.

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