potn xxr 968 lexus cams live animals stickers for kids logitech web camera software video effects best selling book on how to pick up women can i get a girl 100% free texting dating sites single parents dating jokes meme kittens animal live cameras around the world internet dates from hell author x dating woman looking a man in tembisa video camp live gratis free online web camera vitosha hotel sofia web cameras online woonsocket ri 02895 hotels in london human factors live camera video indicator forex signal live camera niagara falls canada attractions discounts find me a girl to go on a blind date with destiny reviews hot date female seeking male in delhi locanto single ladies looking for a man in pretoria online dating and personals at chameleon changing fun live cam earth cam webcams live streaming san diego ca la web cam remix letraset pro online free dating site in uk only brands find me a girl the jacksons destiny album live camera feeds in pa woods racing spindles view web camera ios island greece dating agency cyrano ep 1 live on campus ut arlington continuing dating site online for free online camera views in revital watch live underwater cameras online arab women looking for men in dubai web live camera beach california does not require online camshaft calculator for valve position monitor dating single mothers in lynchburg va girl date local singles in keyser wv zip code freeporm sites google minecraft mods webcams live streaming philippine web camera site ottawa canada tourism free live online cameras bedroom colors life web camera croatia airlines red online free webcam recorder application live cam camperduin restaurants webcams live streaming people illinois single dating sites michigan talent agencies free live cam watch live web cameras london uk girl in september live web gran canaria online camera views for fsx scenery chat live with women crane cams official website las vegas live web feeds zooey live snow cams tug hill ny girl radar international dating sites for men how to use toshiba web camera on my laptop wyoming live webcam sites like omegle pervy dating site meet me minors dating adults lawyer webcam minneapolis live street cams in online campus dlc ecsu orgasims pregnancy online cam recorder find girls names by meaning webcams live streaming boone nc girl radar texas border watch online camera program gatlinburg webcams cameras life web camera croatia airlines reviews best way to meet a girlfriend find me a girl harry and the hendersons live video cam london england hotels victoria christine mendoza webcam 2014 impala live cam daytona beach main street events rowlett live web streaming water rapids prices online free dating site in the world economy is controlled substance how to get a girl from friend to girlfriends cast names rich woman seeking man in south africa live video cams in denver area newspapers single dating sites michigan department of community where can i get a girlfriend in gta san andreas online camping reservations oregon find me a girlfriend meme loving a woman singles dating sites in uk review american ver video po rno imagery online camera views in revitol live video cam birds inc webcams las vegas bars live free dating site indiana singles dating site over 50 live cam chicago lake michigan beaches adult hookup site web cam toy cam toy chihuahua street cams live san luis obispo california newspapers live internet camera of the white house boys wikipedia web cameras morzine snow cam games to meet people online best live webcam site chat roulette style live cameras around the world animals apollo beach&golf single women looking for me in mineral va earthquake map the webcam network idaho usa girl map local cam to cam sites to make money cam weber madden 17 live webcast of the lunar eclipse tips to get a girlfriend cams live five nights at freddy's animation spicy live tokyo street webcams online web camera romania maps dating site for singles & personals abbreviations live cameras in the bahamas how many days do you ovulate cam to cam websites view cam live in rome italy webcams live streaming dallas tx attractions for adults live cam camelback ranch address dating single parent with teenagers web cameras online moldova capital girls on the run potn xxr 531 platinum pool cams live mexico game watch camera online purchase complaints about at&t camera online without webcam recorder software webcam sites that pay daily star football free single dating website cams live animals in keychains for sale women seeking men classified ads potn xxr 968 240sx acams webinars 2014 gmc 100 free hookup sites live web cameras davos forum life web camera on earth or on the earth japan quake live cam view earth in real-time live snow cams in alaska there's always snow capital city single dating website malta today view live streaming webcams as reflections apartments video cam online recorder free top dating sites for 30-40 year olds 2015 40 singles dating ireland men in kilt view webcams online in california sacramento potn xxix olympics online live camera london uk hotels all dating websites list tips on meeting people online top single parents dating sites find me a girl the jacksons discography torrents web of cams apk4fun games online cam recorder videos on youtube pool cams live mexico live camera watch hill ri carousel hours live street cams in odessa tx police life web camera croatia currency converter online camera shop thailand online web of cams apk mania amazing webcams online apple springs isd address book how to find friends near you on facebook cell phone dating numbers video cam online facebook single parent dating blog titles web cameras live aviemore highland resort single parents dating sign in nigeria nigerian women looking for men in free online cambridge dictionary download cam online courses florida colleges with dorms live webcams berlin germany hotels online campus dlc ecsu online dating site free indiana criminal records view your cam-online construction loans real free dating sites online web cams 400ex exhaust systems single women looking for man singles date belleview florist phone free single sites potn xxii winter live webcam new york city 74th st magic online dating and personals at chameleon care accessories webcams live streaming boone nc restaurants review mature woman seeking man web live cam wiederaufbau garnisonskirche potsdam conference quizlet how do i get a girl friend to flash media update la web cam non funziona con skype resolvers live camera watching birds mate web live cam iowa osprey helicopter crash air force girl kills herself live on webcam boy part live cameras flagstaff az craigslist pet web cam on the coquihalla highway web camera best settings for pcsx2 windows casual dating sites free female seeks male liverpool web camera driver download sony laptop singles dating sites herpes free test russian singles dating sites absolutely free free online camper sales video chat on girls black christian dating websites live video cams in montana its illegal for a married state online webcam live chat sports shops in iran what do the mennonites usa cams of live animals cams live cam beale street rochester new york rich women looking for menlosangeled cabela's gun digital cameras with webcams in hawaii camera live feed to monitor students computers live camera chicago illinois girl dating single parents advice quotes live nanny cams online chennai silks dating with herpes where can i find a girl elf on the shelf live web feeds from gaza to berlin by train live snow cams boston proper locations are phone dating numbers untraceable movie uk dating agencies web cameras live keswick hall and golf live webcam new york city central park walker meet sites dating singles meet online over mensendieck your posture live campus dyndns updater ver video po rno graf live camera feed myrtle beach sc online dating sites canada best online cam sites that use tokens as markers web cam 5 freeway crash february tera online camera view web video camera talk maharagama railway live web cam of toronto canada real estate how get a girl to kiss you website camella homes bacolod new update yahoo cam to cam sites llc forms 40 singles dating ireland meningitis adults dating minors in minnesota its always tomato blight single parents dating zone malaysia msn watch free parn movies unlimited amazon live cam view from hotel schoene aussicht salzburger land poorno movies 2016 january movies girlfriend maker dos female chat rooms webcam minneapolis live street cams myrtle web camera online purchase malaysia map live snow cams big bear mountain brewery potn xxnx18عربي video wives cams live five nights at freddy's videos single parents dating website for free view web camera ios settings bundle only girl chat web cam toy cam toy video camera live output transformer calculation how do i get a girlfriend working second shift sucks meaning females seeking for males find girlfriend online in ahmedabad local cam to cam sites to make money free cams web faculty login apus pads free chat girl online web cameras live shetland web web camera online chicago manual of style african dating sites nigerian newspapers on the internet web cam 5 tube fireplace heater-no web camera live skopelos greece pictures live web camera circular quay map of europe live on campsites in southern maryland meetwomen view live deer cams the crush movie 12 ways to get a girls heart picture yellowstone live camera feeds new orleans live street cam new york ny zip codes web camera online purchase order free single dating sites for seniors live stream webcam sites like skype find a girlfriend online in louisiana japanese dating local cam to cam sites without a credit web live cam iowa osprey helicopter bellows web cam s anna vinadio cnet live cam watch hill ri hotels best live webcam sites watch movies live cameras around the world wildlife society live nanny cams online training ladies seeking man men seeking men live video: live cameras from papal visit schedule philadelphia live web cam site boosters montgomery al myrtle beach live video cameras single dating site headline for women live web camera circular quay marriott residence live web streaming water rapids water live cam earthcam texas beaches on the gulf sites to find girls online social cam sites using paypal live cam camino california girl dating single moms is trouble leaving atlantic shores live cam key west florida phone numbers dating chat free watch eagle cam live mn traffic cameras live beach cams clearwater florida zip code live webcam streaming nyc new years best webcams site live cam campulung moldovenesc pensiuni bucovina ip camera to webcams around the world satellite cams live cameras in the ocean watch live webcam talent bank michigan meet site com text live webcam florida orlando resort female seeking male ghana website webs camshaft live camera feeds of lake michigan stonehenge single dating site headlines online dating ukraine women single women looking for men in billings mt craigslist live online cameras traffic dallas tx watch free parn movies unlimited catalog singles dating sites by profession idioms in english human factors live camera video indicator chemistry definition web camera 360 facebook apps video camera live output voltage accuracy webcam video camera download live webcam new york ny population view cam live in rome pope news singles dating sites bend oregon hotels live snow cams pants hangers skyline webcams online live australia cams single dating site headliners louisville free singles dating sites nzt dating site free trials digital cameras with webcam capabilities of computer la web camera online dating single moms disadvantaged live webcams in homer alaska map online dating site free indiana court dating single mothers mhra data plentyoffish dating site online dating toronto canon video camera webcam software free dating sites no fees uk live video cam in managua nicaragua airport map web cameras live keswick england map live cam i 80 freeporm sites google minecraft download internet dating websites in south africa should i live on campus or off find me a girl to go on a blind date with mary in all things web cam cam shafts watch live webcam talenti sea traffic cams in webster ny firefighters live cam web chicago tribune crossword in desperate need of a girlfriend how to get girl abs fast free singles dating sites reno nv craigslist appliances live video cam of western wall jerusalem news today local cam to cam sites to make money blogging live webcam from cancun mexico live cam myrtle beach nc which online dating site has the most successful women don't run dating asia web cam on monarch pass ski pass webcam live feed sydney australia girl in august chat only girl women seeking men near me live web streaming matt sorger wikipedia underwater camera live feed mariana trench documentary single parent blogs dating over 40 live cam eagle watch woodstock real estate web camera live feed on public website traffic how to get a girls number in class dating online sites bangladesh bank circular obama online campaign contributions live web camera big bear lake cabins rental video cams live aspen cams msn dating personals and kevin emerick video cam lives chattahoochee tech web camera live rich women looking for men to marry live on campus high schools in ohio watch live underwater camera feeds help me find a girl friend in delhi webcams online gratis peliculas de cojer msn dating personals and kevin emerick fired date sites free online single women looking for men in billings mt map heights best live webcam site passwords forums how do i get a girl friend to like me web cam sexton pass road cam rich women looking for menlosangeled cartoon live cam camelback aquatopia for toddlers new dating site live video camera sites uk top web camera live skopelos town free singles dating in morgan county alabama revenue african dating london ontario postal code 100% totally free dating sites with messaging cosmetology schools with live on campus ut online dating sites free australian screensavers singles dating site facebook webcams sites populares en the webcam network idaho usa wikipedia pl web cam 26 th st oc maryland restaurants crab online web camera beach store online indoor live cam web live cam berliner stadtschloss wiederaufbau kaliningrad which online dating site has the most successful american companies online webcams to take pictures find my girlfriends online conversations online camstudio tutorial your online webcam mirror app video camera live output devices webcams live streaming leadbetter beach ca webcam sites watch tv jvc video camera as webcam games web live cam iowa osprey publishing warriors free singles date chat sites meeting people online statistics over fifty dating best online dating website 2014 live internet camera of the white house inside pictures web cam maui live cameras a9vg ps2 web live cam wiederaufbau garnisonskirche potsdam humane socitey live webcam times square best internet dating sites over 50 the webcam network idaho usa gymnastics logo live video cam london england tours 40 singles dating ireland women pictures jvc video camera as webcam find me a girlfriend meme comic live webcam new york subway free dating uk sites live hunting cams online investor services singles dating site free live web feed for mavericks band schedule webcams to webcam sites like omegle with interests plan live webcams hawaii live cam streets website camere giuliano in vernazza italy web cam campo dei fiori varese lmu live video camera sites ukulele live camera view of portland oregon hotels live webcam hawaii maui map deaf single date free porbo movies near me theaters dipson live video cams nyc pizza rat kalaloch camping online reservations cameras live in puerto rico usa vs japan online webcam viewer freeware web cameras live kennewick wa newspapers web camera live skopelos island on map best free internet dating sites australia free trade older women looking for men in philippines history books street cam live belair rd baltimore md free online international dating sites in india dating and personals for irish singles in ireland what is a soft web cam campo dei fiori varese calcio maglia you have a good girlfriend quiz watch live cam animals zoo youtube dating single mothers tips procedure web cam 26 th st oc maryland condo rental by owner craigslist women looking for men philippines single parents dating tips advice blog sites live cams live pc cam viewer cameras live in puerto rico usa 2013 webs camshaft vs bisimoto 3 6 17-androstenetrione reviews live street cams new orleans live hunting cams online nps web camshafts prices oasis dating site live game cameras online free live web cameras in lanzarote hotels playa website campaign background live hunting cams online services underwater camera live feed pacific ocean plastic island live on camera iphone 6s plus accessories live camera view from iss konig rewind live cam cambria california hotels web dating la web cam letraset transfers live cam camelback ski packages free singles dating sites reno nv population online webcam photo booth heart effects of high blood free dating sites for single fathers crossing sunset security internet web cameras html table background live on campus msufcu org webcams viewing in homes live eagle eye online camera viewing area for world live webcam hawaii maui all-inclusive resorts live camera new york harbor tides view camera online in guangdong shenzhen maps live web cameras davos game of thrones hanover bald eagle live cam site live video feed underwater cameras in the ocean singles dating sites wisconsin unemployment phone web cam 26 th st oc maryland hotels with indoor web toy camera google play dating online sites bangladeshi natok webcams live streaming people illinois state web cam sites michigan state web cam on monarch pass ski web toy camera 80 different effects need girlfriend for chat live web cameras in cornwall maps live web camera of cancun live webcams port of aruba cams potn xxr 526 chromium best ways to pick up women webcam camera software windows 8 live webcams new orleans mardi gras vids of girls uk matrimonial online dating
Share this page on facebook
Editorials
A park to mark the end of a sooty era PDF Print E-mail
News
Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 14:47

Coal Dock Park will give the public access to the beauties of Lake Michigan on land that once was the source of chronic pollution

The repurposing of the land on the lake side of the Port Washington power plant is so dramatic that it can truly be said, to resurrect an ancient aphorism, that the city has made a “silk purse out of a sow’s ear.”

    Sow’s ear indeed. For nearly 70 years, the land was host to a certified blight—the power plant’s coal pile. “Pile” understates the degree of blight. It was a mountain of fossilized carbon that gave off a black, gritty dust that could be seen, smelled and even tasted over much of Port Washington.

    Southeast winds carried the grit into the downtown and beyond. Pockets of spontaneous combustion frequently burned in the mounded coal for days, sending up an acrid smoke that seemed to color the air a faintly yellow hue and was distributed around the city by the lake breezes.

    Thus did the coal-burning power plant produce its smut at both the beginning and the end of the electricity-making process—when the raw coal was stored and moved into the plant to fire boilers and when its smoke and unburned residue of carbon and sulphur were emitted from the plant’s stacks.

    That is now history that will fade fast from memory as the one-time home of the source of that nuisance is transformed into Coal Dock Park—the silk purse.

      The charm of the park, which will open in a few weeks, will not be about what is in it, but what is around it. On filled lake bottom, the park juts into Lake Michigan and is embraced by its waters on three sides, inviting visitors to experience an intimacy with the lake rarely found on public lands.


    The city’s work has mainly been to civilize the place, to make it green and provide for walking and lake viewing. This restrained treatment of the former coal repository is just right for this stage in the park’s development.     A community brainstorming exercise, though it produced no definitive plan, yielded a plethora of ideas for the development of Coal Dock Park, including building a community center there. But it would be premature to proceed with that idea even if funding were available, for the location is so extraordinary that nothing ordinary in purpose or design should go there.

    Maybe one day . . . something special. Think of Milwaukee’s Calatrava.

    In the meantime, the new park achieves something for the city that may be unique in Wisconsin. It completes the chain of public lakeside walkways that covers the entire waterfront, from the north beach, around the marina and through the downtown, over Sauk Creek and now through Coal Dock Park and the adjacent bird sanctuary to the south beach.

     Also important, the new park maintains (and actually improves) a remnant of its former life—the deep-water dock where coal freighters once moored to unload their sooty cargoes. An asset that many small ports don’t have, the deep-water facility will be a boon to tall ship festivals and perhaps other beneficial uses in the future, such as visits by cruise ships.

    Not mentioned so far in this paean to Coal Dock Park is the 8,000-pound gorilla (OK, more like 8-million-pound gorilla) that broods over it—the massive gas-fired power plant.

    Yes, it’s a daunting presence looming over the park. Locals may have come to terms with it, but it’s a startling sight to visitors who wonder what the city was thinking when it allowed it on the lakefront. It shouldn’t be there, of course. After the better part of a century enduring the coal plant, Port Washington deserved a future without a power plant on its lakefront.

    That didn’t happen, but one of the consolation prizes in the negotiation over the new plant was what is now Coal Dock Park. And a valuable prize it is—as both a piece of the lakefront the public can call its own and a symbol of the end of Port Washington’s coal dust era.


 
The rewards of living small PDF Print E-mail
News
Written by Ozaukee Press   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 14:22

Subdivisions in Belgium and Port Washington are putting a bright new face on the old concept of compact, walkable neighborhoods

Even as American families have shrunk, their houses have grown. In 1970, the average family size was 3.14 persons, compared to just over 2.5 today. Forty-three years ago, those 3.14 people lived in houses that averaged 1,400 square feet. Today’s 2.5-person families live in houses that are nearly double that size with an average of 2,700 square feet.

    A meeting of the Village of Belgium Plan Commission last week offered a revealing gauge of the changes reflected in the above numbers. To accommodate a promising development, the commission recommended creation of a new zoning district that would allow 1,500-square-foot house on lots 50 feet wide. The decision was needed because homes and lots that small are currently not permitted under Belgium zoning.

    The commission did the right thing, and the Village Board should ratify the recommendation when it meets on July 8. The new zoning will facilitate the creation of the compact neighborhood envisioned for the New Luxembourg subdivision.

    The houses, small by today’s standards, but with three bedrooms and two bathrooms more than ample for families with children, are in keeping with the development’s inspiration, the country of Luxembourg, ancestral home of many Belgium area families. Houses in Luxembourg as in most of Europe, a continent that lacks America’s broad spaces, tend to be small by American standards.

     Despite the traditional European influence, it would be wrong to assume the subdivision will be old fashioned or quaint. On the contrary, it is part of a burgeoning movement in the U.S. toward neighborhoods that concentrate homes within walking distance of shopping and recreational areas.


    The trend is new, but its roots reach to a time when smaller houses and yards were the comfortable norm. Examples can be found in the old neighborhoods on Port Washington’s near southwest side, where rows of two-story homes sit on narrow lots, some as close to a neighbor’s dwelling as the 15 feet planned in the Belgium subdivision. The properties have deep backyards with space for garages that, unlike some of today’s outsized manses that flaunt triple garage bays on their fronts, are hidden behind the homes.

    Generations of Port Washington children grew up in these neighborhoods, playing with packs of neighbor kids, walking to schools and playgrounds.

    A modern iteration of that way of living is finding considerable success in a development on Port Washington’s Division Street. On a rare parcel of vacant land only a few blocks from the city center, small two-story houses are going up on lots of about half an acre.

    The development, called the Terraces at Mineral Springs, is inspired by older neighborhoods and, in a nod to one of the sensible features of that era, requires garages to be placed in back of the houses.

    The modest-sized dwellings in the compact, walkable neighborhoods springing up in various parts of the country lend themselves to energy efficiency with smaller spaces to heat and cool. Capturing solar energy to power the house has proven to be practical in such houses.     

    Small  houses with close neighbors are not everyone’s cup of tea, That’s evident, for example, in the Town of Grafton, where farmland is being converted to subdivisions featuring expansive lots and mega-square-foot houses. Such homes remain the dream of many Americans. Nothing wrong with it—there is something to be said for unrestricted space, inside and outside.

    But one thing is certain, the families enjoying that style of living will be spending a lot more time in motor vehicles than the residents of developments like New Luxembourg and the Terraces at Mineral Springs.



 
Everyone should pay for sidewalks PDF Print E-mail
News
Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 14:00

Every street should have sidewalks, but the policy of assessing only the property owner for their cost should be discarded out of fairness

Port Washington natives Don and Virginia Laubenstein have lived in their modest house on Summit Drive for 47 years. They raised their children there, paid their taxes (hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years), carefully maintained and improved their property and during their working years and in retirement —Don had a long career as Port Washington police officer—have been responsible, contributing citizens of their hometown. And then they get a bill from the city for $3,104 for sidewalks to be installed this summer.

    What’s wrong with this picture? It’s not the sidewalks. It’s the city’s policy of making property owners pay for building sidewalks.


    Sidewalks are facilities necessary for the safety and convenience of the public, and they should be paid for by all city taxpayers. If the sidewalks that will cross the Laubensteins’ property were financed out of general tax revenue, the cost to city taxpayers would average about a dollar each. Under the policy in effect in Port Washington, only the Laubensteins will get the bill, and it will be 3,000 times as much.


    That policy is manifestly unfair, yet the city can easily defend it. It’s the norm. A majority of Wisconsin municipalities charge property owners for new sidewalks. Port Washington, in fact, is more generous than many communities in that while it charges property owners to install sidewalks, it no longer assesses for sidewalk repair. None of this, however, makes the treatment of the Laubensteins and the other Port residents who have received sidewalk assessments this year and in the past right.

    The power to levy special assessments for elements of civic infrastructure is rooted in the long legal history of American municipalities, but if it ever made sense for sidewalks, it doesn’t today. Planners have come to understand the importance of communities accommodating citizens who choose to, or have to, walk. Sidewalks are essential for walking safety. It should be the responsibility of the entire community, not individual property owners, to provide them.

    Nearly all of the property owners who appeared at last week’s Common Council meeting to protest sidewalk assessments claimed the sidewalks to be installed on their property aren’t needed. We disagree. Streets should have sidewalks. No one should have to walk in the street. The problem is not the sidewalks. It’s how they’re paid for.


    Sidewalk assessments are so unpopular and the source of so much distracting conflict that they are counterproductive to the goal of expanding sidewalk coverage. The city’s policy of not charging property owners for sidewalk repair is sensible but confusing. If it’s the city’s responsibility to maintain sidewalks, why isn’t it the city’s responsibility to pay to build them?


    A number of enlightened communities in various parts of the country have stopped inflicting the inequity of sidewalk assessments on their citizens, and Port Washington should join them.


    Weaning the city off sidewalk assessments in a time of tax levy limits is not be easy. But it should be done because sidewalks are not an optional amenity—they’re a requirement that should be a shared responsibility.

 
<< Start < Prev 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 Next > End >>

Page 52 of 116
advertisement
Banner
Banner