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Tree on electrical lines leaves Port residents without power PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 17:25

A tree that fell on electrical lines is being blamed for a power outage on Port Washington’s north side early Wednesday morning.

    About 1,700 customers lost power about 7 a.m. July 9, We Energies spokesman Cathy Schulze said. Power was restored around 9:15 a.m.

    The outage affected customers in an area bordered by Lake Drive on the north, Western Avenue on the south, Hales Trail on the east and South Ravine Street on the west, Schulze said.

    Port Washington police officers opened the stop signs that are on the traffic light poles at the intersection of Highway LL and Wisconsin Street, effectively turning the crossing into a four-way stop during the outage.Daily-Press

    Although both Thomas Jefferson Middle School and Lincoln Elementary School lost power, summer school classes went on as scheduled, Director of Business Services Jim Froemming said.

 
Voter forum to continue after two candidates pull out PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 17:21

Despite the decision by two legislators not to participate, a voters forum featuring Republican candidates for the U.S. 6th District Congressional seat will go on as planned.

    State Senators Glenn Grothman and Joe Leibham, who represent the 20th and 9th districts, respectively, have said they will not participate in the forum because the League of Women Voters has challenged the state’s voter ID law.


    The League of Women Voters of Ozaukee County is sponsoring the forum.


    The forum will go forward with candidates Tom Denow and Duey Stroebel, League officials said.


    It will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Milwaukee Area Technical College’s North Campus, 5555 W. Highland Rd. in Mequon.


    The Republican candidates will face off in an Aug. 12 primary.
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    Mark Harris, the lone Democrat running for the Congressional seat being vacated by Tom Petri, is not on the primary ballot and thus will not be part of the forum.


    He will face the winner of the August primary in the Nov. 4 general election.

 
Port to mark 4th with festive Friday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 17:07

Downtown musical salute to Freeport concert series will highlight patriotic celebration

Port Washington’s Fourth of July celebration will be expanded this year with the addition of the Freeport Music Series festival.

    To accommodate the Friday festival, which will be held on the south end of Franklin Street, the route for the annual 11 a.m. parade has been changed.

    It will start at the corner of Main and Franklin streets, head north on Franklin to Pier Street, east to Lake Street, then north to Veterans Memorial Park.

    Following the parade, decorated bikes, wagons and scooters will be judged at the park bandshell.

    Kits for decorating bikes are available at Port Washington State Bank’s downtown Port branch.

    A bounce house, watermelon seed-spitting contest, music by Will Pfrang and Mackenzie Pauly, food and beverages will be featured in the park until about 2:30 p.m., when the music festival kicks off.

    The festival, which is being held in honor of the Freeport Music Series’ 10th anniversary, runs from 2:30 to 9:30 p.m. and features headline acts The Smithereens and Sam Llanas, formerly of the BoDeans.

    The lineup also includes Pfrang, Tommy Keene and Familiar Looking Strangers.

    Opening the festival will be Pfrang, a Port Washington singer-songwriter who will perform at 2:30 p.m.

    Pfrang has attended the Rocky Mountain Song School and Folks Festival, and has been performing throughout the area for several years.

    Keene, a guitarist, singer and songwriter, will perform at 3:30 p.m.

    His 1984 extended-play recording garnered a four-star review in Rolling Stone magazine and was one of the year’s top independent releases. He’s recorded 10 albums and performed with Velvet Rush and on recordings by the Goo Goo Dolls.

    Familiar Looking Strangers, a band hailing from Liverpool, England, will play at 5 p.m.

    The band, which has performed in the area the past couple years, is expected to release new music this year.

    Llanas, who will take the stage at 6:30 p.m., is a singer, acoustic guitarist and songwriter who is known for his distinctive voice. He founded Absinthe with Milwaukee musicians Jim Eannelli and Guy Hoffman, formerly of the Violent Femmes.

    He is expected to release a new studio recording, “The Whole Night Thru,” this summer.

    The Smithereens, a band that was big in the 1980s and early 1990s, will be the headliner, performing from 8 p.m. until the close of the event.

    The band, one of the bigger MTV groups, released its first album, “Especially for You,” in 1986. That album included “Blood and Roses” and “Behind the Wall of Sleep.”

    The band’s other hits include “Only a Memory,” “House We Used to Live In,” “Drown in My Own Tears” and “A Girl Like You.”

    Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the celebration.

    Closing the day will be the traditional fireworks show at dusk, with the pyrotechnics being shot off from Coal Dock Park.

    For more information on the concert, visit www.freeportmusic.org or call the Port Washington Parks and Recreation Department at 284-5881.


 
Pit bulls in garage prompt police call PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 17:06

Port Washington police investigated a possible case of dog fighting this week but found the complaint unfounded.

    A caller reported that they had heard the fighting may have been occurring at a home on North Holden Street, so officers responded on June 26.

    A woman at the home told officers her son was staying with her while he looked for a place in the country, according to police.

    The man, who was described as someone who transported pit bulls to dog shows, had seven animals kenneled in the garage, police said. All of the dogs were in good health, with no scratches on them, officers reported.

    The man was told to check with city hall to see if any permits were needed in order to keep the animals, police said.

    Although the city limits the number of dogs kept by a homeowner to two, the fact that the animals were being kept at the residence temporarily and the man was seeking another place to live and care for the canines were seen as extenuating circumstances, police said.

    In other police news, six people were issued citations for underage drinking after police received a report of a party in the 600 block of Sauk Drive on June 28.

    Those cited included a 17-year-old Port girl, two 18-year-old Port women and three 19-year-olds — one male and two female — from Port Washington and Cedarburg.

    Four other underage drinkers were cited on June 22 after police received a report that two men were yelling for 30 minutes near Sunset Road and Westport Drive.badge

    Cited were two 19-year-old Port Washington men, a 19-year-old Saukville resident and a 18-year-old Lakewood man.

 
Holiday Inn sales talks under way PDF Print E-mail
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Written by KRISTYN HALBIG ZIEHM   
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 17:05

Owners of Harborview negotiating with potential buyer of downtown hotel

    The owners of the Harborview Holiday Inn are negotiating with a potential buyer of the downtown hotel.

    “We are working with a potential buyer,” said Eric Lund, who co-owns the hotel with Craig Stark.

    “It (a sale) may, in the next 30 to 60 days, happen. But often as you go through real estate transactions, anything and everything can happen.”

    Rumors that a sale has occurred are false, he said.

    “The hotel is not sold. Craig and I still own the hotel,” Lund said. “We are working with a potential buyer.”

    Earlier this year, Lund said he and Stark were discussing a potential sale with several people interested in the hotel, but downplayed the talks as preliminary at best.

    Lund, who is chief operating officer of S&L Hospitality, which manages the Harborview, said in February that he and Stark would like to stay involved in the hotel’s operation in some capacity.

    The two men have owned the former Harborside since 1998, when they and a group of investors purchased it from the Smith family. Since then, he and Stark have bought out the other partners.

    “We love the market. We love the hotel. It’s been a great property for us,” Lund said. “It’s got a very unique setting and is a unique destination.”

    The 96-room hotel in the heart of downtown Port has long been a hub for tourists and fishermen and is seen by officials as vital to the health of downtown.

    Not only does it provide lodging for visitors and businessmen, it is a vital source of room tax revenue for the city.Daily-Press

    Last year, the Holiday Inn Harborview brought in about $146,000 in room taxes, more than half the city’s total room tax revenue, according to officials. Room tax revenue is split between the city and the Port Tourism Council.

 
Board says yes to Lasata renovations PDF Print E-mail
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Written by BILL SCHANEN IV   
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 17:03

Supervisors’ unanimous vote paves way for county to invest $10 million in facility

    The Ozaukee County Board on Wednesday charted a definitive course for Lasata Care Center by voting unanimously to invest $10 million in the 58-year-old nursing home in Cedarburg.

    Supervisors voted 24-0 to borrow $10 million over the next 20 years to renovate an aging facility that, if not modernized, would bleed cash, become a property tax burden and possibly be sold, according to officials. “We will get a good renovation of our facility that will last for many years to come and serve our citizens, which is what we all want,” Supr. Kathy Geracie of Cedarburg said.

    The county expects to borrow the money at a 3.18% interest rate that would cost $3.77 million in interest over the term of the loan.

    Annual debt payments are expected to be $688,300, which would add about 7 cents per $1,000 of equalized property value to the tax rate, officials said.

    While the need for nursing home renovations is apparent, it was the financial implications of the alternative that seemed to sway supervisors on the fence regarding the future of the facility.

    The plan is to create a smaller, efficient nursing home that provides more comfortable and dignified care for the county’s oldest residents.

    Without the renovations, the nursing home will lose money at the rate of $717,000 a year, sapping revenues generated by the other components of the campus — the Lasata Heights apartments and Lasata Crossings assisted-living facility — and saddling the county with an annual deficit, according to an analysis by Horty Elving, a Minneapolis-based architectural and engineering firm hired by the county.

    With the renovations, however, the nursing home’s losses will be held to about $193,827 a year. That deficit will be negated by the $647,000 in annual revenue generated by the Heights and Daily-PressCrossings, leaving the senior-living campus with an annual average profit of $463,477, according to Horty Elving.

    In addition to keeping the nursing home off the tax levy, the project would result in a much nicer facility for residents. By decreasing the number of beds from 162 to 134, the facility will have more single-occupancy rooms.

 
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