South Milwaukee Players seeking director
The South Milwaukee Players, a newly formed community theater group, is seeking a director for its second production, "You Can't Take it With You" by Moss Hart and George Kaufman.
Anyone interested is asked to submit a resume, cover letter and references to the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, 901 15th Ave., South Milwaukee, WI 53172, or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, May 15.
Past directing experience is preferred.
Auditions will be held Thursday, June 18. Performances will be held Friday, Sept. 18, through Saturday, Sept. 26.
For information, visit southmilwaukeepac.org.
Police will join OWI task force for weekend
The South Milwaukee Police Department will join 10 other area law enforcement agencies to crack down on drunken driving the weekend of Friday, April 24.
Officers will be funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Safety. Similar patrols will continue throughout the year.
Self-deposit station changes hours
South Milwaukee's self-deposit station, 1106 Blake Ave., has switched to summer hours.
Residents can now drop off unwanted nonhazardous household items - such as furniture, antifreeze and motor oil, dirt, old newspapers and cardboard - from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
For information, call the Street Department at (414) 768-8075.
Demolition bid accepted for Lawson Building
South Milwaukee Common Council members approved a $33,600 bid from Earth Construction for the demolition of the Lawson Building, 909 Menomonee Ave., April 8.
The accepted bid was the lowest; 23 bids were received, with the highest ringing in at $153,000.
Demolition cannot begin before a historical monument has been erected, which is expected to happen prior to Friday, May 22. Officials are still reviewing proposals for monuments, City Engineer Kyle Vandercar said.
Though the property is in a tax-incremental finance district, tax-incremental funds cannot be used because of the building's historic designation, Vandercar said. Instead, the demolition likely will be paid for out of the city's land acquisition fund. When it is resold, those funds will be returned.
Parkway Drive storm sewer work to cost $134,000
South Milwaukee aldermen voted April 8 to accept a $134,000 bid from Earth X for storm sewer work on Parkway Drive.
The bid accepted was the lowest; 10 bids were received, with the highest seeking $210,483. The project initially had been estimated to cost $160,564.
Since the Stormwater Utility budget only has $80,000 for capital projects, officials said, the city may opt to finance the project with short-term borrowing. This decision will be made by Tuesday, June 16.
According to a memo from City Engineer Kyle Vandercar, a 2008 study showed that the existing storm sewer is inadequate and causes extensive street and basement flooding during large storms.
Work is expected to begin in early May and be finished by the third week in June. The work will mostly be off-street and will not require a detour.
Center raises money through singing, dancing
The Divine Mercy Treasure Our Tots Preschool & Childcare center raised $488 at its spring song and dance concert April 7.
The funds raised will offset the cost of bus fees and help fund 4-year-old kindergarten graduation and the end-of-the-year picnic.
District purchases flood insurance for high school
The South Milwaukee School Board on April 8 approved the purchase of flood insurance for the high school and surrounding low-lying areas.
The policy, which is through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, covers the high school building, including its contents, the team meeting room, the storage shed on the football field and the technology education shed behind the high school.
Director of Business Services Blaise Paul said the policy premium is estimated at $4,500 for the 2009-10 fiscal year.
In a document prepared for the board, Paul said the total damages from the June 2008 flooding added up to $205,555.78. FEMA covered $171,467.80. The remaining amount was paid for from the district's fund balance.
The district's new flood insurance policy has a deductible of $500 for each building and $1.4 million limit for the buildings combined.
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