meldonium birth control online mexico discount meldonium mg o mildonium dihydrate gypsum can i order meldonium online buy meldronate pills online meldonium kaip vartoti protein meldronate carnitine palmityl meldronate women mildonium 500 mg meldronate longevity resources mildronate msds ethanol meldronate vaistas rowatinex mildronate for athletes meldronate cycling clothing mildronate longevity meaning meldonium athletes first mildronate youtube broadcast meldronate cancerous moles non prescription mildonium pharmacy buy mildronate online from usa mildronate kegunaan air purchase meldronate lowest price meldronate for men meldronate from usa pharmacy meldronate online from canada mildonium grindeks pharma mildonium liver problems pill rx health mildonium products is mail order meldronate safe suppliers of mildronate in us mexican prescription stores meldonium from uk meldonium medication on line kas ir mildonium capsules fast meldronate deleviery buy mildonium pills in the canada mildronate medicine cabinets mildonium tablets for kids meldronate benefits of taking mildonium in sports mildronate neo mildonium bodybuilding exercises mildronate usa cvs prices mildonium birth control online india meldronate ltc meldonium dose of color best place to buy mildonium in usa comprar mildronate en argentina no script meldonium mg buy mildronate in ireland can you only get mildonium on prescription mildonium medicine where can i get some meldonium mildronate zazzle meldonium online from uk meldronate ebay motors mildronate 500mg cephalexin meldonium non perscription countries meldonium endurance quotes mildonium zithromax purchase mildonium pharmacy meldonium wikipedia dictionary meldonium fda approval meldonium lorazepam 2mg meldonium italiano meldronate liver mildonium in sport tv mildonium prices cvs kas yra meldronate grindeks meldronate weight gain meldonium tablets computers mildonium uk basketball meldonium buy without mildonium ampules pictures buy meldronate online no prescription usa mildonium shelf life mildonium xanax bars mildronate online in canada meldronate quit mildonium numbness in face pill rx health order meldonium products mildonium gx meldronate juice it up how to buy meldonium mildronate ketoconazole shampoo meldonium bodybuilding motivation mildonium neobux purchase mildronate mg mildonium delivered to your home canada pharmacy 24 hour meldonium vaistas movalis where to buy online drugs in the canada mildronate journals and diaries mildronate discount no prescription meldonium children mildonium for cats where could i buy mildronate without prescription mildonium what is it use for meldonium medicine cabinets mildronate where can i buy it buy meldronate online with out prescription meldonium kegunaan minyak meldronate take mildronate over counter uk alternatives to meldronate mildronate amphetamines mildronate za canadian medications without prescription mildronate runescape meldonium dihydrate oxide mildonium usa no prescription mildronate endurance training meldonium experienced mildronate for men mildonium grindex parts non prescription sites meldronate kaip vartoti vitaminus meldonium olainfarm usa purchase mildronate in uk mildronate lths mildronate to buy in the usa without a prescription cheapest place to buy meldonium meldonium zithromax z-pak meldronate nootropics meldronate pills online in the uk mildronate phosphate meldronate qt syndrome lqts meldronate jenny meldronate nutrition depot where could i buy mildonium without prescription discount drugs of canada mildonium wikipedia español meldonium neogov meldronate use best site get meldronate comprar mildonium en argentina mildonium medicine cabinets meldronate yahoo messenger health canada meldonium purchase meldonium in india meldonium next day buy mildonium online no prescription canada meldonium over the counter australia mildronate kaip vartoti vitaminus mildonium kaip vartoti viagra buy meldronate tablets mexico non prescription sites mildonium vaistas dolmen meldronate endurance insurance meldonium vaistas kestine mildonium qt syndrome symptoms mildronate what is it stay in your system online meldronate with no prescription mildonium fda approval meldronate zithromax azithromycin mildonium juice plus mildronate carnitine fumarate meldronate quito meldonium lts meldonium dihydrate monoxide mildronate cash meldronate cheap us pharmacy o meldonium dihydrate vs anhydrous purchase meldronate on line in uk meldronate order online no prescription meldonium side effects long term meldronate quite meaning how to take mildonium mg meldonium pdf printer mildronate buy australia buy generic meldronate online meldronate pdf converter mildronate grindeks as buy mildronate online reviews mildonium mexico companies only mildonium on line no script what is mildronate taken for meldonium xanax interaction with other drugs no rx pharmacies meldronate for dogs where to buy meldonium with amex mildronate juicer meldonium refills buy mildronate with a mastercard canadian medications without prescription buy mildronate online buying meldonium in manchester buy meldronate online no prescription uk meldonium dosage instructions buy meldonium in ireland buy meldonium online in the united states without a prescription mildonium grindex dubstep purchase meldronate pharmacy mildonium hplc 2016 meldonium ketoconazole for dogs mildronate online from usa meldonium doping adsl mildronate bodybuilding promo meldonium buy canada meldonium with no subscription cheap meldonium mildronate zappos meldonium mechanism of action purchase of mildronate online mildronate youtube mp3 meldonium cycling clothing mildronate purchase meldonium australia price mildronate liver failure meldronate liver cleanse meldronate ampules and vials meldronate xanax interaction with antibiotics meldonium medicine balls mildonium medicine balls meldronate youtube downloader meldronate dihydrate quercetin buy meldronate tablets india generic meldronate cost mildonium mg buy meldronate generic wikipedia drugs mildronate grindex pumps mildronate kegunaan jeruk where to buy meldonium online mexico mildonium numbness in hands mildonium qt syndrome and antibiotics comprar mildronate original en madrid mildronate juice it up buy mildronate at pharmacies meldonium mg canada order meldronate from mexico without prescription meldronate tablets with keyboards buy meldronate online from mexico o meldronate dihydrate quercetin buy brand mildonium mildonium bodybuilding motivation meldronate fda jobs usa buy meldonium without prescription mildonium for athletes mildonium drug in fr pharmacy mildonium dosage instructions mildronate mg canadian rx mildronate birth control online australia generic meldronate switzerland meldonium youtube downloader mildronate neosporin mildronate fda mildronate medicine mildonium canadian online overnight pharmacy meldronate wikipedia en my meldronate coupons oder mg tablets of mildonium do i need a prescription for meldonium meldronate youtube music videos mildonium ltc mildonium noprescrition needed canada online pharmacy mildronate jessica meldonium zantac vs prilosec meldronate cycling shoes mildronate medicamentos meldonium indications for dialysis buy meldonium online from usa meldronate fda recalls mildonium doping control meldronate from usa overseas pharmacy no prescription mildronate mildonium phosphate can i make meldronate mail order meldronate online meldronate doseum how to get meldronate in australia order meldronate online no prescription with a echeck meldronate no prescription needed canadian online pharmacy do you need rx meldonium is it illegal to order generic mildronate meldronate what is it deutschland meldronate carnitine shuttle buy generic meldronate online no prescription mildonium buy online australia mildonium journals on education meldronate canada companies only meldonium youtube videos mildonium lotioncrafter mildonium uk daily mail safe place order mildonium buy mildonium without rx cheap mildronate free delivery where to buy online drugs in the india mildonium alcohol withdrawal meldonium fda jobs mildronate zantac during pregnancy meldonium cheap mexico pharmacy ordering meldonium mildonium gxt meldronate wikipedia mildonium medicamentosa meldonium grindeks latvia meldonium russia meldronate rural king meldonium alcohol content meldronate generic australia discount mildonium otc where do i mildonium in canada mildronate kaip vartoti imbiera mildronate bodybuilding pictures meldronate indications for dialysis meldronate carnitine deficiency mildonium mg uk mildonium lts mildronate casting meldronate xanax and alcohol meldonium neocon best place to buy meldonium without a prescription meldonium mg no prescription meldonium gxx mildronate cheap mexico pharmacy meldonium liver cleanse meldonium amphitheater mildronate juice bar meldonium xanax withdrawal symptoms meldonium indications and contraindications alternatives to mildronate kas yra mildronate grindeks mildronate injection pump mildronate instrukcija o mildronate drug side effects meldronate what is it fast does meldronate tinnitus causes meldonium pills purchase meldronate safe online purchase generic meldronate meldronate klonopin vs xanax mildonium xanax interaction mildonium nutrition depot mildonium effects meldronate klonopin india pharmacies online that sell mildonium mildronate klonopin medication american mildronate buy meldronate without rx mildronate what is it prescribed for meldonium online pay paypal meldonium indications for intubation buy meldonium with a mastercard generic meldronate no prescription meldonium what is it before mildonium ketoconazole mildonium tinnitus pronunciation meldonium kainate fastest mildonium uk delivery meldronate 500mg equals how buy mildonium without prescription mildronate online pharmacies with out prescription non prescription meldonium meldonium fda medwatch meldonium dihydrate gypsum meldonium lawsuit meldonium alcohol poisoning mildonium canada drug store meldronate yahoo mildronate tinnitus symptoms how to order mildonium meldronate supplier in uk meldonium india mildronate legal us mildronate uk mildonium online sales mildronate liver meldronate dosewallips mildronate pricing meldonium buy online ireland meldonium casino safe buy mildonium online meldonium cycling training buy meldronate online overnight buy meldonium mg meldronate tablets online buy meldonium mexican pharmacies mildonium nootropic definition generic mildronate uk meldonium canada pharmacy meldronate from canada with no prescription mildronate cenapred is there a shortage of meldonium meldronate purchase what is meldonium drugs mildonium liver disease meldronate – or meldronate best site for mildronate mildonium lotion bars mildronate pdf merge order meldronate rx meldronate without subscription buy meldronate online from usa meldonium youtube mp3 mildonium drug side effects meldonium stimulant meldonium hplc instrument mildonium xanax meldonium nutrition data mildronate ltc no prescription pharmacy mildronate prices cvs meldronate wikipedia dictionary mildonium buy uk football mail order mildonium online mildronate dosage of benadryl fast meldonium deleviery meldonium zithromax chlamydia where to buy online drugs in the sweden order mildonium online without rx mildonium brand positioning mildonium maximum dosage purchase mildonium on internet forums mildonium mg tablet mildonium cheap uk meldonium quit claim meldonium ketoconazole meldonium to buy in the usa without a prescription mildonium msds database meldonium chemical mechanisms of how foods best price for real meldronate mildonium zach mildonium refills mildronate prescription coupon mildronate injekcinis tirpalas apsinuodijus i pill meldronate website meldronate kick buttowski meldronate nutritional health canada mildronate meldronate doping test buying meldronate mildronate prospect mildronate capsule meldonium fda regulations to buy mildronate how buy meldonium online where can i buy meldronate mg where to buy mildronate online uk mildronate qt syndrome heart meldonium what is it wiki mildronate drugstore com pricing meldronate cheap australia pharmacy mildonium cycling jerseys mildronate liver enzymes generic meldonium switzerland meldonium wadas mildronate brands india meldronate what is it mildonium numbness where can buy mildonium meldonium legal us mildronate nutritional value meldonium online from india meldonium lowest price online mildronate journals for kids mildronate uses for o meldronate dihydrate oxalic acid mildonium online in canada mildronate what is it long before meldonium injekcinis tirpalas apsinuodijus billig meldonium online kaufen meldronate to buy mildronate uk sale low price mildonium uk meldronate juice bar meldonium cena what is mildonium used for mildronate alcohol abuse meldronate dosage calculations meldonium tinnitus miracle purchase mildonium on line in uk mildonium mg canada mildronate nutritionist meldonium purchase mildonium nootropic stack mildonium discount voucher mildronate without a script meldronate canada prescription purchase meldonium in canada mildronate shoppers drug mart better than mildonium meldonium dose response mildronate online canadian mildronate xanax interaction with gabapentin o mildronate dihydrate quercetin o mildronate dihydrate oxide reviews on mildonium meldonium vaistas cavinton where do i meldronate in canada meldonium uses for meldonium tablets uses mildonium no prescription needed order mildonium online no presctiption order generic meldronate meldronate msds material safety o meldonium dihydrate testosterone meldronate joint effusion mildonium uses medication meldronate ketoconazole 2% mildronate grindekss
Share this page on facebook
Port Washington


Retirements will cost PW-S district 14 staff members PDF Print E-mail
Community
Written by BILL SCHANEN IV   
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 19:35

    The Port Washington-Saukville School Board on Monday approved retirement requests for nine veteran teachers and five paraprofessionals.

    The 14 retirements are effective at the end of this school year in June and come on the heels of 23 employee retirements last school year, the most the district has had in recent history.

    Teachers who are retiring on June 30 are: Jim Juech, fourth grade at Saukville Elementary School; Pam Kirsch, special education at Thomas Jefferson Middle School; Cheryl Lanser, fourth grade at Lincoln Elementary School; Jerome “Bim” LeMahieu, fifth grade at Thomas Jefferson Middle School; Linda Lohr, fifth grade at Thomas Jefferson Middle School; Diane Pfaffenroth, first grade at Saukville Elementary School; Linda Raschka-Garcia, third grade at Saukville Elementary School; Christine Rismeyer, fourth grade at Lincoln Elementary School; and Lilly Wisotzke, fifth grade at Thomas Jefferson Middle School.

    Retiring paraprofessionals are Jane Allam, Thomas Jefferson Middle School; Kay Gnorski and Diane Kozlowski, both at Port Washington High School; Becky LeDuc, Dunwiddie Elementary School; and Linda Verhey, Lincoln Elementary School.

    “We have some great people leaving our district after many years of service and I’m sure we’ll have some great people coming into this district,” Supt. Michael Weber said.

    The deadline for submitting retirement notifications was Feb. 1.

    Of the 23 employees who retired last year, 18 were teachers. Many of the retirements were prompted by changes to the teacher contract, which was influenced by the state’s budget-repair law.

 
City loan to help couple buy historic firehouse PDF Print E-mail
Community
Written by KRISTYN HALBIG ZIEHM   
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 19:20

Port council agrees to lend $40,000 to business owners who want to convert vacant building into art gallery, hall


     The Port Washington Common Council on Tuesday agreed to lend Blue Heron Artisan’s Gallery LLC $40,000 from its revolving loan fund to help finance the purchase of the historic firehouse at the corner of Wisconsin and Pier streets.

    The 20-year loan, which will help Betty and Jim Langford buy the building and renovate it as an art gallery and banquet hall, will have an interest rate of 1.625% interest, aldermen said.

    In exchange for the loan, the couple agreed to create the equivalent of two full-time jobs, officials said.

    The city agreed in December to sell the historic firehouse to the Langfords for $188,000. Although the sale was to be completed by the end of 2011, the couple ran into a financing glitch and the closing was delayed.

    The council’s action Tuesday paves the way for the couple to complete the purchase.

    Betty Langford told aldermen Tuesday that the couple plan to create an informal gallery on the main floor where artists would rent space.

    “The idea is to support the artists so they would have a place to sell and display their art,” she said.

    She has about 14 artists who are interested in the gallery, Langford said, adding the space could accommodate 80 artisans.

    On the lower level, the couple plan to create a banquet hall.

    There’s been a lot of interest in that space, Langford said. A music teacher is talking about renting space twice weekly, she said, and an exercise instructor is also looking to lease space.

    The hall could also be rented for one-time events, including a shower planned for May, she said.

    To help commemorate the building’s  roots as the city’s firehouse, Langford said she will create an area to showcase the fire department and its history.

    Langford said she plans to paint and install new floors in the building, which also needs a new furnace, attic insulation and upgrades to the electrical system.

    “I think this is a great use for the building, and I think this will fit nicely in the fabric of downtown,” Ald. Mike Ehrlich said.

    People often talk about the need for a space for the arts, Mayor Scott Huebner said, and this would help meet that need.

    “I think it’s a step in the right direction,” he said.

    The historic firehouse was last used as the city’s senior center. The center moved from the site to a new location in the former St. John’s Church on Foster Street last summer.


 
Port man accused of sexually assaulting 4-year-old girl PDF Print E-mail
Community
Written by BILL SCHANEN IV   
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 19:06

Thirty-five-year-old faces first-degree assault, child porn charges after victim tells defendant’s mother of abuse


    A 35-year-old Port Washington man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl he was entrusted to watch and taking pornographic pictures of her.

    James R. Esselman was charged last week in Ozaukee County Circuit Court with two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child younger than 12 and five counts of possession of child pornography.assault

    On Sunday, Jan. 22, Port Washington police launched an investigation that quickly led them to Esselman after a hospital reported the suspected sexual assault of the girl, Police Chief Kevin Hingiss said. Esselman was arrested the next day after police searched his home in the 200 block of W. Jackson Street.

    According to the criminal complaint filed Wednesday, Jan. 25, Esselman’s mother told police that her son brought the girl to her home on Saturday, Jan. 21, so she could watch the child while Esselman ran errands.

    Esselman, who met the girl’s mother through an Internet chat room five years ago, was apparently watching the girl, who is from Green Bay and was visiting Port Washington, according to authorities.

    Esselman’s mother said she was clipping the girl’s fingernails when the girl said she and Esselman, whom she referred to as Jimmy, play “boy butt and girl butt,” the complaint states.

    When Esselman’s mother asked the girl to explain, the girl moved her hands in such a way to suggest masturbation, according to the complaint.

    The woman said that when she asked the child if she liked the game, the girl replied, “No. I cry. I don’t like that,” the complaint states.

    Esselman’s mother said that when she confronted her son about molesting the girl, he said, “It only happened once,” the complaint states.

    After the girl told Esselman’s mother about the assaults, she was taken back to her home in Green Bay, where she was examined at a hospital, Hingiss said.

    Esselman told authorities he sexually assaulted the girl twice, beginning Friday, Nov. 4, according to the complaint.

    Esselman said he and the girl, who was staying at his home, were lying on his bed watching a movie when he began to rub her back, then pulled down her pants. He said he had sexual intercourse with the girl, the complaint states.

    Esselman told police the second assault happened about two weeks later after he picked up the girl and took her to his house, according to the complaint.

    Esselman also admitted to taking several pornographic photos of the girl. His mother, who said she retrieved the pictures from her son’s home, turned the images over to police, the complaint states.

    In all of the photos, the girl is wearing a diaper even though in at least some of the pictures she is clearly too old to be wearing diapers, according to the complaint. Some of the pictures show the girl posed on a pink blanket decorated with butterflies.

    The girl was 4 years old during both assaults. She turned 5 last month.

    During Esselman’s initial court appearance on Jan. 25, Assistant District Attorney Jeffrey Sisley asked that bail be set at $500,000. Judge Paul Malloy set bail at $100,000 and, in the event Esselman posts bail, ordered him not to have contact with the girl or her mother. The judge also ordered him not to have unsupervised contact with anyone younger than 18 and not to possess photographic equipment, including cell phone cameras.

    Esselman, who will be represented by a public defender, remained in the Ozaukee County jail this week. He’s scheduled to appear in court for a status hearing on Feb. 6.

    If convicted of the sexual assault charges, Esselman will be subject to a bifurcated, or two-part, sentence comprised of a prison sentence and extended supervision totalling a maximum of 60 years for each count. Because Esselman is older than 18, the prison term must be at least 25 years.

    The possession of child pornography charges each carry a maximum 25-year sentence that must include at least three years in prison unless a judge determines a lesser sentence does not endanger the public. The crime also carries a maximum fine of $100,000 and a mandatory $500 surcharge.


Image Info: Photograph of James Esselman

 
Town of Port fire sparks investigation PDF Print E-mail
Community
Written by BILL SCHANEN IV   
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 20:15

Authorities search for trio seen on property where blaze damaged building on Jan. 15


Ozaukee County authorities said this week they are searching for three people, possibly juveniles, in connection with a Jan. 15 fire that destroyed part of a replica frontier fort in the Town of Port Washington.

Lt. Rodney Galbraith of the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Department wouldn’t comment on specifics of the investigation but said what authorities have learned so far leads them to believe that three people were trespassing on the property, which  is east of Highway LL just south of the I-43 overpass, around the time of the fire.

Noting there are no utilities, such as electricity or natural gas, on the property, Galbraith said authorities think the fire was set, although they are not sure whether it was accidentally or intentionally started.

“We believe these people may have information about the fire and may live in the area, know someone in the area or were visiting someone in the area,” Galbraith said, adding that the suspects probably walked to and from the property.

The fire was reported at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, and was put out by the Port Washington Fire Department.

“We’re asking anyone with information to contact the sheriff’s department,” Galbraith said. “That was the night the Packers played (the New York Giants), which may help people remember something they saw that night.”

Daniel McFeters, the Fox Point resident who has spent 15 years creating and maintaining what he calls a “private living history facility” on the Town of Port Washington property he rents, estimated the fire caused $10,000 to $15,000 in damage and said several valuable antiques were destroyed.

“That’s $10,000 to $15,000 I don’t have,” he said.

McFeters’ fort is designed to depict life in colonial America and during the height of the Western fur trade. He opens the facility for school tours, he said.

“My love of history is why I’ve dedicated 15 years of time and money to this project,” he said.

McFeters said a log cabin that forms the cornerstone of the fort and part of the great hall were destroyed by the fire.

“I also lost a lot of valuable things in the cabin,” he said. “What kills me is the antique desk dating to 1836 that is gone.”

McFeters said this isn’t the first time there has been trouble on the property. Shortly before the fire, the cabin door and lock were damaged, as if someone tried to break in, he said.

Three years ago, there was a break-in, he said. Among the items stolen were an authentic Cheyenne headdress and homemade stand, sketches of American Indians and fur traders, black powder rifles, a .22 caliber rifle and a Davey Crockett lunch box, McFeters said.

“I intend to rebuild, although the process will be long and slow because this is all coming out of my pocket,” he said.

McFeters said he is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to the arrest and successful prosecution of the people responsible for the fire.

The Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Department Detective Bureau can be reached at 284-8468.

 
Council divided over plans for former bank PDF Print E-mail
Community
Written by KRISTYN HALBIG ZIEHM   
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 19:02

Port officials welcome proposed renovation of downtown building but skeptical about giving potential buyer more time


Port Washington businessman Gertjan van den Broek’s plan to buy and renovate the dilapidated former M&I Bank building in downtown Port ran head-first into officials’ frustrations with the current building owner Tuesday night.

The Common Council took no action on van den Broek’s request to stay the raze order, in part because it was not on the agenda.

That means, unless aldermen call a special meeting to act on the matter, a demolition permit should be taken out Friday, with work to be completed by Feb. 17, in accordance with an agreement the city has with Port Harbor Investments, City Administrator Mark Grams said.

Van den  Broek’s plan to delay purchasing the building from Port Harbor Investments until late May seemed to provoke much of the controversy, despite the fact that he pledged to repair the exterior of the structure even before he owns the former bank.

Van den Broek previously said he planned to close the purchase Jan. 30.

“That, to me, is unacceptable,” Mayor Scott Huebner said of the new closing date. “This situation keeps perpetuating. It has to end.”

Ald. Dan Becker said the city needs assurance that changes will occur.

“This city does not need to go through another tourist season with the building in disrepair,” Becker said.

“This body cannot keep moving forward on what-ifs and maybes. We need something concrete.”

Ald. Mike Ehrlich expressed confidence van den Broek can redevelop the former bank, but said he is uncomfortable lifting a raze order while the building is still owned by Port Harbor Investments.

“My biggest concern is to have this other property owner have the building until May. They’re a wild card,” Ehrlich said. “If I’m going to do this (postpone the raze order), I want Gertjan to own the building.”

Van den Broek has agreed to put up a letter of credit to ensure the building facade is repaired by May 31, weather permitting, even if the purchase hasn’t been completed by then, his attorney Bruce McIlnay said.

Last month, after time had run out for Port Harbor Investments to find a buyer for the building and was to raze the structure, the firm accepted a purchase offer from van den Broek’s firm, Renew Port Holdings.

Van den Broek then asked the city to lift the raze order, saying it would be impossible to obtain financing for the purchase and needed renovations with the order in place. Aldermen gave him until Jan. 20 to decide if he would buy the building, staying the order until then.

But they made it clear they did not want the building to remain in its current state during the tourist season. Van den Broek’s plan to repair the exterior of the structure is expected to be reviewed by the Plan Commission Thursday, Jan. 19.

Some aldermen said the city needs to work with van den Broek, saying he is not Port Harbor Investments and should not be tainted by the city’s problems with the firm.

“It’s not Gertjan who caused all this angst,” Ald. Joe Dean said. “I think we need to take a deep breath and work with this guy. We have to be very careful and separate Mr. van den Broek and the unfortunate past history.”

The city is smart enough to be able to write an agreement that will protect it and ensure the building is repaired in case the sale isn’t consummated, Dean added.

“This is a whole new group,” Ald. Burt Babcock said. “If the city tried to work with him, it might possibly happen.”

Although van den Broek was out of town and could not be at Tuesday’s council meeting, McIlnay told aldermen that he is committed to the project.

“He is working diligently to put financing in place,” McIlnay said, especially for the interior renovations, which may be done in stages.

Aldermen also expressed frustration Tuesday with van den Broek’s timeline, which doesn’t call for the concept for the building to be finalized until mid-August, Plan Commission approval until late October and construction next spring.


Van den Broek has said he has conceptual plans for the building, but he needs to refine them and make sure they are the right fit before presenting them to the city.

“Show us what you’ve been working on,” Becker said. “I don’t care if 11 of (the dozen plans van den Broek said he had considered) are junk. Show us what you have in mind.”

Van den Broek’s architect Jim Read told aldermen that they spent the summer working on potential plans.

“We can’t put them in front of you until we know we can finance them. We can’t get financing with a raze order,” Read said, calling the situation a Catch 22.

“Now, we’re talking three months.”

The facade repairs are relatively minor, he said, telling aldermen that eight pieces of terra cotta are missing from the building.

“That’s not much,” Read said, adding that once the building is torn down the city will never get another historic structure in its place.

“It’s a wonderful building,” he said. “It means a lot to the city.”

While some aldermen said they are worried by what they called an11th-hour plan to rescue the building, McIlnay said van den Broek had repeatedly made offers on the bank building previously. It was only in December that his offer to purchase was accepted and he could begin work in earnest.


 
<< Start < Prev 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 Next > End >>

Page 46 of 70
advertisement
Banner
Banner