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GREENDALE AREA NEWS 2010


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Sewers Project Begins

In an effort to alleviate flooding problems throughout the village, Greendale will complete a camera review of storm sewers and design corrective measures for the system in the near future.

At the recommendation of the Public Works Committee, the Village Board on Tuesday approved moving forward with the first phase of the village engineer's post-storm analysis and recommendations related to the July 22 heavy rainfall.

Thirteen locations are designated for repairs, including areas on Steeple, Squire, Oxford, Lakeview, Root River, Horizon, Hillridge and Midland drives, Sussex and Greenhill lanes, Gardenway and Eastway, west of 51st Street. The estimated cost for Phase I improvements, to begin in 2010, is $119,450, paid for with funds in the village's stormwater utility.

Phase II of the plan would address construction of various drainage improvements, likely during the 2011 construction season. The estimated cost for those improvements is $982,350. The most substantial improvements are proposed for the Root River Drive neighborhood, with a recommendation to complete a flood improvement project at a cost of $900,000.

More Details on this story at GreendaleNow.com.


Zimmerman Memorial Dedication

A memorial statue for Ava Marie Zimmerman who was struck by a car while crossing Broad St. was dedicated on Sunday July 11 at the corner of Northway and Broad Street.

The event included a balloon launch and ice cream social.

The girl, Ava Marie Zimmerman, 5, and her mother, Tonya Zimmerman, 29, were struck by a silver Honda Civic on April 14 at about 10:20 a.m. at Broad St. and Northway, directly in front of Greendale's Village Hall.

The girl died at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, according to the Milwaukee County medical examiner's office. Her mother suffered minor injuries and was taken to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, Dams said. The girl's brother and her aunt were not struck.

The car's driver, Anita Nalencz, a 59-year-old Franklin woman, was stopped at a stop sign on Northway while the girl and her family members walked in the crosswalk west across Broad St. No charges have yet been filed against the driver.


Water Rate Increase

On July 1, 2010 the Village of Greendale Water Utility will file an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) for authorization to increase its water rates.

General service as well as public fire protection and wholesale rates will increase by 3 percent (3%).

This adjustment is necessary to reduce deficiencies in the existing fees. Rate modifications granted under this statute do not require a public hearing. The effect of the increase for some selected customers is shown below (source: Village of Greendale).


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This rate increase will go into effect on September 1, 2010. If you have questions regarding this request to the PSC, call the Clerk-Treasurer's office at 414-423-2100.


Candidate Neumann in Greendale

Village Hall's front lawn was a beehive of activity today as a video production crew shot a commercial spot for Republican party hopeful Mark Neumann's campaign for governor.

See Photos and Mark Neumann's Comments Here


Child Pedestrian Killed

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A vehicle struck and killed a child riding a bicycle the morning of April 14 near the intersection of Northway and Broad St., authorities said. The child was with her mother, aunt and brother at the time.

The girl, Ava Marie Zimmerman, 5, and her mother, Tonya Zimmerman, 29, were struck by a silver Honda Civic about 10:20 a.m. at Broad St. and Northway, directly in front of Greendale's Village Hall, Police Chief Rob Dams said. The girl died at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, according to the Milwaukee County medical examiner's office. Her mother suffered minor injuries and was taken to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, Dams said. The girl's brother and her aunt were not struck, Dams said. The car's driver, Anita Nalencz, a 59-year-old Franklin woman, was stopped at a stop sign on Northway while the girl and her family members walked in the crosswalk west across Broad St., Dams said.

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Car Hits Child Pedestrian A vehicle struck a child riding a bicycle Wednesday morning near the intersection of Northway and Broad St., authorities said. The child was with her mother at the time. Emergency workers could provide few details about the accident. A medical unit from Greenfield went to help first responders in Greendale about 10:25 a.m., according to the Greenfield Fire Department. Emergency responders believed the injured child is a 5-year-old. The Greendale Police has the accident area sealed off.

GHS Orchestra to Perform at State Capitol

Greendale High School Orchestra will experience the majestic ambience of the nation's only granite dome when they fill the State Capitol Rotunda with music in a free performance that's part of the Wisconsin Music Educators Association (WMEA) Capitol Concerts program.

The group, directed by Katie Petersen, will appear on March 15, 2010. The concert will take place in the State Capitol Rotunda from 12 - 1 p.m.

Capitol Concerts are a series of student performances coordinated by the WMEA in celebration of Music In Our Schools Month, a time when music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation. School music groups from around the state are chosen to participate in the annual WMEA program.

"These concerts bring together two of Wisconsin's great treasures - the State Capitol and our talented young citizens," said Kevin Thays, WMEA director of communications. "The concerts share the accomplishments of school music groups and emphasize the very important place of music in our schools and communities."

For more information on WMEA, go to www.wmea.com. To learn more about Music In Our Schools Month, visit www.menc.org.


Renovation on Historic Tower Underway

Renovation work on the former fire department hose tower, located behind the former police/fire station in the Municipal Parking lot has begun. The Greendale Historical Society is using funds from a $13,000 grant to place windows in existing openings that had been bricked up and additional concrete masonry repairs.

This phase of the renovation is expected to be completed by May 1, 2010. Additional work will be needed to finish restoration.

For more information visit www.thegreendalehistoricalsociety.org.


Bus Rt. 35 Stops Greendale Service

The #35 bus, which runs on 35th Street has eliminated all service to Southridge. Rt. 35 will only go as far as 35th & Loomis at Howard, eliminating the 3.5 miles of stops to Greendale.

Route 64 bus service, which runs on 60th Street between Vliet Street and Northway in Greendale still is still in operation.

For more information call The BusLine - (414) 344-6711 for automated bus information (no live operators available) or go to Milwaukee County Transit Service.