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Stroebel cruises to win in state Senate race PDF Print E-mail
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Written by KRISTYN HALBIG ZIEHM   
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 19:39

Former state representative easily defeats Schlenvogt, Koehler in Republican primary

Ozaukee County voters, like those across the 20th District, overwhelmingly chose Duey Stroebel as their next state senator Tuesday.

Stroebel, a former state representative, received 3,397 votes in Ozaukee County, or 65% of the ballots cast.


County Board Chairman Lee Schlenvogt received 1,609 votes, or 31%, and challenger Tiffany Koehler received 232 votes, or 4.4%.


Similar percentages were reported in other counties throughout the 20th District.  Stroebel won far more than half the votes in Washington, Sheboygan and Fond du Lac counties — results from Calumet County were not available — while Schlenvogt came in second and Koehler was a distant third.


Across the district, Stroebel is reported to have received 68% of the votes compared to Schlenvogt’s 24% and Koehler’s 8%.


Although Tuesday’s election was a primary, there is no Democratic challenger to face Stroebel in the April 7 general election.


In the election, the candidates all stressed their conservative philosophy and experience — something Stroebel said was key to his win.


“I think people have seen what I’ve done in the capitol. I’ve been a leader. I am a strong conservative,” he said. “I laid out a very specific plan in terms of what I stand for. I think that’s what the voters deserve.


“I’m just looking forward to getting to work.”


On the top of his agenda when he returns to Madison in April are the state budget and right-to-work legislation, Stroebel said.


Schlenvogt, who acknowledged he is disappointed by the result, said name recognition helped Stroebel win the election.

“He had recognition from the last election, and I’m sure that helped,” Schlenvogt said.         “He was in Madison before, and I think that helped him, too.”


Schlenvogt said he has no regrets about running, and said he would consider a future run for state office.


“I wouldn’t count it out,” he said. “I met an incredible number of really excellent people, made new friends. I’m quite humbled by the support I received from people.”


The county’s 17.7% turnout, however, was frustrating, Schlenvogt said.


 “I’m disappointed more people didn’t come out and vote,” he said.

 
Ladies Night Out returns to Port Feb. 17 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 22:04

The eighth annual Kiss of Indulgence: Ladies Night Out is expected to draw as many as 1,000 women to downtown Port Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

    More than 55 local businesses will participate in the event, sponsored by Port Main Street Inc.


    Many participating businesses offer free items and samples of their wares to the women in the hope they will return to shop.

    “The registers may not ring that night, but hopefully they will ring in the coming weeks,” Main Street Executive Director Lauren Richmond said.


    The event will run from 4 to 8 p.m., when a fashion show will be held at Heron Bay banquet hall on the lower level of Blue Heron Artisans Gallery.


    More than 500 women have already registered for the event, which has drawn between 700 and 1,000 people in the past.


    For the $10 registration fee, women will receive Kiss of Indulgence-themed scarves, bags and a bonus gift. The quality of these items has increased from years past, Richmond said.


    “We really tried to put the focus on women enjoying the night with their girlfriends this year” instead of focusing on the free items offered by merchants, she said. “Every year we try to tweak it a little to make it more entertaining for the women.”


    Women can register for the event in person at the Holiday Inn Harborview or at Blue Heron through this weekend, or at the gallery on the night of the event.


    Women who are preregistered can pick up their gift bags at the gallery beginning at 4 p.m. Feb. 17.

 

 
‘Power of Purse’ raffle to boost United Way fund drive PDF Print E-mail
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Written by KRISTYN HALBIG ZIEHM   
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 22:00

    United Way of Northern Ozaukee is trying a new tact in its quest to make its fundraising goal this year — holding a designer purse and specialty bag raffle during the Kiss of Indulgence next week.

    “I realized I’m not going to get to our goal unless I make a last effort and get some visibility for the campaign,” United Way Executive Director Barbara Bates-Nelson said.

    The raffle will coincide with the eighth annual Kiss of Indulgence in downtown Port Washington, taking advantage of the large number of women coming to the city.

    “With the Kiss of Indulgence, it just seemed like the right opportunity,” Bates-Nelson said.

    Nineteen purses, each filled with gift certificates and other items, will be raffled in the first “Power of the Purse” drawing.

    The purses, which range in value from $30 to $175, include designer bags by Coach, Vera Bradley and Tori Burch, Bates-Nelson said.

    The gifts inside range in value from $125 to $300 and include everything from a pearl bracelet to gift cards for area stores and restaurants to a stay at the Hilton Garden Inn in Milwaukee, she added.

    “Everyone I asked to participate was so generous,” Bates-Nelson said. “My goal was to get 12 purses and I ended up with 19.”

    The bags are on display at Port Washington State Bank, where United Way volunteers will sell tickets during the Kiss of Indulgence. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.unitedwayno.org.

 Tickets are $5 each, three for $10 or seven for $25, and women can use them for the purse of their choice.

    The fundraiser is based on one Bates-Nelson said she heard about at a United Way convention.

    The event is one of the last pushes to raise money before United Way closes its books on its annual campaign on March 31.

    The campaign goal is $285,000 — up from last year’s goal because of an increase in needs in the county. Bates-Nelson noted that the 15 agencies supported by United Way have requested $55,000 more in funding this year, and several of them have also said they are experiencing serious cuts in financing from other sources.

    Last year, United Way raised $263,000, falling just short of its goal of $275,000, Bates-Nelson noted.UnitedWay
    “We were so close last year,” she said.

    Right now, she said, the campaign is running slightly ahead of last year, noting there are still a couple workplace campaigns that haven’t reported in yet.

    “I’m hoping this can bring us home,” she said.

 
Beach entrance upgrade work to start in April PDF Print E-mail
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Written by KRISTYN HALBIG ZIEHM   
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 18:27

Council hires firm for $492,000 improvement project expected to be completed by end of June

    Work on an improved east entrance to Port Washington’s north beach should be completed by the end of June, now that the Common Council approved contracts for the project.

    The $492,000 project, which will be done by TP Concrete, includes replacing and widening the asphalt walkway with concrete, replacing the chain link fence and moving it and the light poles closer to the plant, replacing the current lights with LED bulbs and adding a drop-off area at the south end of the path.

    “It’s going to pay big dividends in bringing people to the beach,” Mayor Tom Mlada said when the contracts were approved Jan. 20.

    Ald. Dan Becker said, “It looks great.”

    The project can begin as soon as the frost has left the ground, Public Works Director Rob Vanden Noven said when he presented the project to the Board of Public Works last week.

    “Certainly it will begin by mid-April,” he said, adding the work must be substantially done by May 25 and finished by June 30.

    While the east walkway will be beautified and made handicapped accessible — turning it into the main beach entrance— the path around the west side of the wastewater plant will become the secondary beach access.

    The existing chain link-and-barbed wire fence at the entrance will be moved and an ornamental gate added there.

    Works board members rejected several alternative bids for the project, including a $60,500 option to replace the light poles and fixtures and a $258,000 proposal to add an entryway feature that would mimic the look of the arched entrance to Rotary Park.

    “Holy moley, those are not cheap,” Ald. Mike Ehrlich, a member of the board, said of the cost to replace the light poles.

    Board members lamented the fact the $500,000 budget would not be enough to fund the entryway fixture, but agreed it could be added next year.

    “If we don’t do it now, we won’t do it later,” said Ald. Kevin Rudser, echoing the fears of his fellow board members.

    But Wastewater Supt. Dan Buehler, whose utility is paying for the project, assured the board, “It can be done in phases.”

    Vanden Noven suggested the board could modify the gateway feature, saying he had a quote for a slightly different structure from a contractor for $30,000.

    To reduce the cost of the project, board members considered changing the new fence, which has a wave design that undulates from 8 to 10 feet in height, to a standard 8-foot-tall one.

    The wave fence was selected by the Common Council as its preferred option when the project was approved last year, works board members noted, adding it looks much better than the straight one.

    “It just feels more substantial,” Ehrlich said.

    “The wave fence is nice, but is it $63,000 nice?” asked Rudser, referring to the cost difference between the two styles.

    Vanden Noven said he had examined the straight fencing and, while it looks fine in a sample, “it didn’t have the appearance I hoped it would.”

    One item that city officials have long discussed is painting a mural on the sludge storage tanks at the south end of the plant.

    That could cost $80,000 per tank, said Vanden Noven, who received a quote for the murals from Walldog Public Art of Centerville, Iowa, which has painted murals throughout downtown Plymouth in recent years.

    “It’s a little steep,” he told the board.

    In addition, he said, the tanks would need a significant amount of preparation work, he said.

    “Maybe that’s the time to do it, when they need painting,” Vanden Noven said.

    City Administrator Mark Grams also noted that once the new fence is installed, the bottom half of the tanks will be somewhat hidden from view.Daily-Press

    That’s especially true since the city plans to plant vines along the fence, Vanden Noven said.

    “I can’t see doing this now,” Ehrlich said. “Even if it wasn’t this expensive, I’d say let’s see what the fencing does first. That’s going to do so much.”

    Rudser suggested that instead of a painting, the city look at a vinyl wrapping similar to those used on semi-trucks and racing cars, for the tanks.

    “I don’t know if it’s possible, but it’s worth looking at,” he said. “If it’s possible, it might look cool.”


 
City to appeal grant for breakwater repairs PDF Print E-mail
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Written by KRISTYN HALBIG ZIEHM   
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 18:25

Port officials will ask state to reconsider decision awarding only 20% of $500,000 requested for project

    Port Washington officials learned recently that the city has been awarded a $100,000 Community Development Block Grant to help pay for repairs to the breakwater.

    That’s a significant amount of money, officials said, but far less than the $500,000 the city sought.

    So they are appealing the award to the Wisconsin Department of Administration, seeking more funding for the project.

    “We want to start our discussions with the state to see if we can improve the award,” City Administrator Mark Grams said, noting the state gave no reason why the project wasn’t fully funded.

    The $100,000 is only 20% of the city’s request and 4% of the total for the project, officials noted.

    The decision to appeal, endorsed Jan. 20 by the Common Council, was recommended after officials talked with the city’s consultant on the breakwater project to develop a plan of attack, Mayor Tom Mlada said.

    “We believe there is precedent,” he said, noting that both Two Rivers and Washburn had similar projects that were fully funded in recent years.

    The state’s determination that the breakwater project deserves at least some funding shows that it meets the criteria for the grant, Mlada added.

    “We thought we had a really strong case,” he said. “We thought we went above and beyond.”

    In a draft of the city’s appeal letter to the Department of Administration, Mlada noted the importance of the project to the long-term stability and sustainability of the breakwater, which protects “critical public and private infrastructure depended upon by our 11,500 city residents.”

    “With precedent in place for more fully-funded CDBG applications for similar-type project work from other Wisconsin coast communities ... and with recognition of how vital these repairs are to our citizens of Port Washington, we remain hopeful of full funding of our request,” the draft letter states.

    The grant is one the city was depending on, Mlada said.

    “It’s like if you got into the batter’s box and needed a home run but got a single,” he said. “You really need that home run.”

    However, he added, the city remains confident that, even if it does not get any additional funds from the grant, it will be able to meet its commitment to the Army Corps of Engineers to pay $1 million for breakwater improvements this year.

    So far, the city has received $600,000 in grant money toward that commitment — including the $100,000 grant.Daily-Press

    That money will go to repairing the middle, steel cell portion of the north breakwater, officials said.

    The city has also received another $250,000 grant to help fund improvements to the western portion of the breakwater, where officials hope to widen the entrance, creating handicapped access and a fishing platform on the west end of the structure.


 
PW-S school officials ready to talk referendum PDF Print E-mail
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Written by BILL SCHANEN IV   
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 20:32

Board members, administrators plan information blitz to explain $49.4 million plan ahead of April vote

    Promising an information blitz, Port Washington-Saukville School officials on Monday prepared to make their case for a $49.4 million April referendum.

    “We want to inundate the community with information about the referendum,” Supt. Michael Weber told the School Board Building and Grounds Committee. “The more information we can share with the community, the better prepared they will be to make a decision at the polls.”

    The committee focused on drafting talking points that could include the age and condition of Port Washington High School, academic benefits of building a “like-new” high school, property tax implications of the most expensive referendum in the history of the district and the lack of classroom space at the elementary school level.

     “It would help if, for lack of a better term, we had a cheat sheet to help us when talking about our plan,” board member Brian McCutcheon, chairman of the committee, said.

    School officials, who have already held a series of meetings with staff members, have 11 meetings with community groups, as well as three community information sessions, scheduled to explain their proposed $45.6 million high school project and a $3.8 million addition to Dunwiddie Elementary School.

    The high school project, which wouldn’t be completed until 2019, would entail renovating some parts of the building, demolishing and rebuilding other parts and constructing hillside additions on the west and south sides of the high school.

    School officials said it’s important voters understand just how old Port Washington High School is.

    “The original building is 84 years old,” Weber said. “It needs to be changed and upgraded.”

    Port High Principal Eric Burke said, “It’s probably not the oldest school in the state, but when the newest part of your building is 40 years old, that’s saying something.”

    The core building of what became a much larger Port Washington High School was built in 1931 and added on to in 1949, 1954, 1974 and most recently in 1975, when the auditorium and a new library were constructed.

    School officials said they want to make it clear that Port High is in need of renovation because it is old, not because it has been neglected. They noted the district allocates $200,000 a year for maintenance but cannot afford major renovations without a referendum.

    “You just can’t maintain something from 1931 forever,” School Board President Carey Gremminger said.

    The plan for a like-new high school calls for building a three-story academic wing into the hill on the northwest side of the school near the tech-ed wing and Washington Heights building. In addition to providing modern academic facilities, the addition would consolidate classrooms currently spread throughout the sprawling school in essentially one area of the building.

    The southern end of the school, which houses administrative offices as well as science and math classrooms, would be demolished. New offices would be built near what officials describe as a striking entryway, and athletic facilities would be constructed on the hill on the south side of the school.

    Those facilities would include two regulation gyms with gymnastics and wrestling rooms between them.

    New fine arts facilities would be constructed and, although the auditorium would remain, it would be renovated with new sound and lighting systems, stage rigging and seats.

    “When you think about what we’re doing for our kids now, can you imagine what that will be like when we have a facility that meets their abilities?” Weber asked.

    At Dunwiddie Elementary School, the district plans to build a $3.8 million addition to provide additional classrooms, new offices and a secure entrance.

    Initially, the district planned an $86 million referendum that, in addition to a high school project, included improvements to all three elementary schools.

    To pare the cost, which a district-wide survey suggested was too much for most taxpayers, officials focused on Dunwiddie Elementary School. That school has the most acute space problem, which has forced the district to depart from its neighborhood school philosophy and send children who would normally attend the west-side Port Washington school to other schools in the district.

    Building additional classrooms at Dunwiddie will alleviate space problems at other elementary schools, which officials plan to address with smaller projects the district can finance through its general fund and a future referendum.

    As important as it is for voters to understand what the district wants to accomplish by spending $49.4 million is what impact it will have on school property taxes, officials said.

    Financed over 26 years, the projects are projected to increase school property taxes by amounts that would vary from $105 per $100,000 of property value next year to a high of $189 per $100,000 of property value annually from 2018 through 2022, according to Baird, the district’s financial advisor.

    The average annual tax rate increase would be $160 per $100,000 of property value. That means that the owner of a $200,000 home — roughly the average property value in the City of Port Washington, according to officials — would pay an average of $320 more in school taxes every year through 2041.

    A new City of Port Washington development, which has potential to impact schools, may also be worth mentioning to voters in the context of referendum discussions, officials said.

    The city’s Plan Commission recently approved plans for the Cedar Vineyard development on land once owned by VK Development on the city’s far south side. In addition to a vineyard, winery and nature preserve, the project calls for 73 homes, all of which would be in the Port Washington-Saukville School District and have the potential to increase enrollment.

    The referendum projects would provide classroom space needed to accommodate additional students and give potential Cedar Vineyard residents a reason to move to Port, school officials said.

    “If the VK property proposal goes the way it’s planned, that like-new high school will attract even more people to the community,” Weber said.

    The district will hold three community referendum forums to explain the school improvement plan and field questions. Those meetings will be Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Dunwiddie Elementary School, 1243 W. Lincoln Ave., Port Washington; Wednesday, March 4, at Saukville Elementary School, 333 N. Mill St.; and Wednesday, March 18, at Port Washington High School, 427 W. Jackson St.

    All presentations will run from 6 to 7 p.m. and be followed by an optional tour of the high school.Daily-Press



 
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