More flu clinics on tap in coming weeks
Residents who have not yet received the swine flu (H1N1) or seasonal flu vaccines will have several opportunities in coming weeks. The North Shore Health Department will hold a seasonal flu clinic from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 15 at Brown Deer Village Hall, 4800 W. Green Brook Drive.
Seasonal flu shots are free for those with Medicare Part B as their primary insurance.
Seasonal flu shots are $30 for other adults. Shots are free for children through age 18.
The North Shore Health Department will hold H1N1 clinics from 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Brown Deer Village Hall and from 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 22 at the Fox Point Police Department, 7300 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
H1N1 clinics are open to all those older than 6 months.
Children younger than age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. H1N1 vaccine is free.
Do not call the Fox Point Police Department for clinic information.
Stop sign to go up at Larkin and Glendale
Shorewood - A new stop sign will be installed on North Larkin Street at East Glendale Avenue. Police Chief David Banaszynski asked for the sign after a recent accident at the intersection, which is two blocks from Lake Bluff School. One of the four corners is completely obstructed by trees, he said.
Seven residents in the area provided positive feedback to a letter from the chief asking their opinions about a stop sign.
Village to borrow $5.8M for sewer work
Whitefish Bay - The Village Board on Dec. 7 approved borrowing nearly $5.8 million through the state's Clean Water Fund.
The money will be used for 2009 and 2010 sewer projects. The interest rate is 2.91 percent.
The village has been funding its sewer improvements by borrowing from the fund for the last several years.
Bringing trash to curb won't be required
Whitefish Bay - The village will continue to provide "up the driveway" collection for refuse and recycling, it was decided after a discussion.
Some residents do that already, Village Manager Jim Grassman said, but after a review of the collection program, the Village Board decided the change would not benefit residents or the budget.
Grassman said the village collects refuse in a number of alleys as well as in driveways.
High school's Oakland entrance to get dressed up
Shorewood - The Village Board on Monday approved $55,742 for fencing and pillars on the Oakland Avenue entrance to Shorewood High School.
The streetscaping would be similar to that at the Capitol Drive entrance to the athletic fields but on a smaller scale.
Millrace easement likely to be granted
Thiensville -Joseph Magro and Danielle Iacovino-Magro will grant an easement allowing contractors to enter their property as they work on the installation of a fish ladder in the millrace adjacent to the Thiensville Dam.
The millrace is a mill pond west of the Thiensville Village Park parking lot. A fish ladder is under construction in the pond. Fish moving upstream will use the mill race to rest.
The easement, which will be on the Thiensville Village Board agenda Dec. 21, also allows the millrace to touch or encroach on their property at 239 Elm Street.
Walgreens wins OK for holiday closing hours
Brown Deer - Walgreens, 6020 W. Brown Deer Road, is now the fourth business in the village to ask for and be granted special extended hours for the holiday season. In the case of Walgreens, the store will be allowed to remain open until midnight Dec. 18 to 23. Walgreens' regular hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Previously American TV, Kohl's and Old Navy asked for extended hours, which were granted. The dates and times the stores will be open late vary from store to store.
Village preps for 2010, 2012 revaluations
Brown Deer - The village has renewed its contract with Accurate Appraisals for services for the next four years. Village Manager Russell Van Gompel said the contract includes market revaluations for 2010 and 2012 and regular maintenance of assessments for 2011 and 2013.
The village had a revaluation in 2008, but, Van Gompel said, the board approved doing market revaluations every two years to make sure the village is on track with its assessment values and that the system is fair to all property owners. The cost of the service is $29,500 per year for the next four years, a reduction from the average amount of $41,167 a year over the last three years.
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